What's Happening In And Around Southern Ocean County This Week
TUESDAY - Stafford Township Council, 7 p.m., Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin..
TUESDAY - Pasta Night, Italian-American Club of Stafford Township, 5 p.m., 41 Dock Road, Cedar Run. Price is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under.
WEDNESDAY - Southern Regional schools open, early dismissal at 11:50 a.m.
WEDNESDAY -Stafford Township schools open.Early dismissal.
WEDNESDAY - Stafford Township Planning Board, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Municipal Building, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin.
THURSDAY - Barnegat Township Schools open. Early dismissal.
SATURDAY - Barnegat Pirate's Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Barnegat Chamber of Commerce and the Barnegat Township Recreation Department.
SATURDAY - Concert at the Dock, 7 p.m. Barnegat municipal dock, East Bay Avenue.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - Ship Bottom Irish Fest and Shamrock 5k Walk/Run, 10th and Shore avenues, Ship Bottom.. Event gets underway both days at 9 a.m. Saturday features live Irish music, Irish crafts and gifts, food vendors, the Ocean County Emerald Society Pipe and Drums and Irish step dancers.
The 5k race will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by a Gaelic Mass at 11 a.m. For more information, go online at www.lbiaoh.com/festival
SUNDAY - Island Beach State Park Beach Plum Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Friends of Island Beach State Park hold their 16th annual festival, including beach plum tours, jelly-making demos, children's games, food, music, crafters, lifesaving demos by lifeguards, seining on the bay with park naturalists, and environmental and non-profit exhibits. The event will be held on Ocean Bathing Beach No. 1. Admission to the park is free, but a $5 donation to the Friends is suggested to help support the festival.