LAKE COMO, NJ — After a six-month hiatus, Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” play group has returned on Wednesdays to borough hall.

The casual get-together where children up to 3 years old bring their moms — or anyone who cares for them — will be held every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the council chambers, which is transformed into a place for fun and games. The group also has several “bonus” activities, particularly for the holidays, and field trips throughout the year.

The play date was organized several years ago by Borough Councilwoman Hawley Scull, a new mom herself at the time, who thought the empty council chambers would be an ideal gathering spot for kids to play and interact, and for parents or caregivers to make new friends. Now that her children are in elementary school, the reins of the group are being passed along. 

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"Mommy and Me" is free and open to residents and nonresidents. For more information, call Lake Como Borough Hall, 1740 Main Street, at 732-681-3232.


Toddler Time Every Thursday in Belmar

Toddler Time for children up to age 5 is held every Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Belmar recreation gym.

Children and their “adult guests” can participate together in this weekly unstructured class, where youngsters can crawl through a play tunnels, climb into bounce houses or just enjoy a morning of fun activities. Participants can bring their own snacks.

The program is held every Thursday through May 14 in the gym, located at the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street. Please do not bring a sick child to the program.

Toddler Time is free for Belmar and Lake Como residents and $100 for out-of-towners. To register, click here. For more information, email the Belmar Recreation Department at


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