The Freehold Borough Board of Education will have a special guest at tonight’s meeting when State Sen. Jennifer Beck comes to address the board.
Sen. Beck will be discussing a variety of topics at tonight’s meeting including what she views as some of the biggest challenges facing local schools these days. In recent years Sen. Beck helped appropriate more money for the district through state aid that otherwise would not have gone to the district. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the Park Avenue Gymnasium.
The Freehold Township Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday night at which time several local residents will be presented with “Life Saving Certificates.” Also on the agenda is a resolution authorizing the sale of personal property to the Freehold First Aid Squad. The resolution identifies the item as a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria that is owned by the township and has more than 100 thousand miles. There is also a resolution to execute a grant contract with the Department of Transportation for the Safe Corridors Project.
With the deadline to register to vote in next month’s special election rapidly approaching the Township Clerk’s office will be open until 7:30 p.m. to allow residents extra time to sign up.
In addition to the government activities there are other things to do in the township and the borough this week. St. Rose of Lima will have Bingo tonight with doors opening at 6 and early bird action starting at 7:15.
A special musical event is scheduled for Wednesday night when Alan Wasserman hosts a Cecilian Music Hour. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Freehold Art Society is also meeting on Wednesday night at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan. The meeting will also include a presentation called “Sight Plans and Shipwreck Drawings- A Review of Shipwreck Illustrations” by Dan Lieb. The presenter is a trained technical illustrator and a scuba diver.
For those more interested in books than music the Freehold Public Library will hold a Meet the Author event on Thursday. Local resident Matthew J. Gracon will be talking about his book The White Glove which includes locations in Monmouth and Mercer Counties. Garcon will be selling and signing his books as part of the event.
Younger readers can head to Barnes & Noble on Thursday night to meet children’s author Artie Bennett. As part of the night Bennett will be reading from and signing his new creation Poopendous and his older classic title The Butt Book.
Cub Scout Pack 18 will have an open house at St. Rose of Lima on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and is open to interested boys in first through fifth grades.