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Head over to your county parks for some fun!  There’s plenty to choose from - an evening of square dancing, a day in the gardens of Winterthur, and so much more!


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Open House Barn Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft.  Drop in and see if square dancing is for you!  Open to ages 12 and up; under 18 with adult. Then take the next step by signing up for our Square Dancing class.  The Barn Dance is FREE but our class requires pre-registration and fee. 

Great Fall Perennial Plant Swap on Saturday, September 22 at Tatum Park, Middletown (use the Red Hill Road entrance).  Bring plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same number and size of plants. Sorry, no annuals.  Plant drop-off is from 8:30-10 a.m.  Plant selection is from 10-11:30 a.m. FREE!  

Cornbread Contest on Sunday, September 23 at 1 p.m. at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold.  See if your tasty recipe will win our judges over. Visitors can sample and vote for their favorite.  Ribbons awarded at 3 p.m. A corny joke contest will be held at 2 p.m.  Find out more. FREE!  

Minecraft™ Comes Alive from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Play your favorite game in real life as you fish for food, take down enemy mobs, go on a scavenger hunt, and more.  Open to ages 8-11. Pre-registration and fee required.

Meditation for Beginners from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Discover the benefits of meditation during this guided class.  Pre-registration and fee required.

Adventure Tower Challenge from 2:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at Big Brook Park, Marlboro. Climb a 30' tower and fly down the park's steepest zipline during this challenge-by-choice adventure.  Open to ages 12 and up. Pre-registration and fee required.

Fall Whimsy at Winterthur on Sunday, September 30.  Sign up now for this trip to Henry Francis du Pont's historic home-turned-museum. Enjoy guided tours and time on your own to explore the grounds. Trip includes $15 lunch voucher. The bus leaves from Thompson Park, Lincroft, at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Pre-registration and fee required


Start getting ready for Halloween with the Eek-O-Fabulous Costume Swap! Costume drop-off is Monday-Friday, September 24-28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  The swap takes place Sunday, September 30 from 12-2 p.m. at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls.  Here are the details and a list of drop-off locations.