Get Out: Jolly Mouse Craft Show, Murder Mystery Farce "Drop Dead!"
Five things to do this weekend
Jolly Mouse Craft Show
Fall is in the air and that can only mean one thing - it's time for the Jolly Mouse Craft Show.
Aberdeen Township will host the 27th annual craft show Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lloyd Road School in Aberdeen.
The event will feature over 100 crafters of handmade items, along with gift auction tables, a bake sale, a 50-50 drawing, pictures with Santa, and free babysitting.
The show benefits the H.A.M. (Hazlet, Aberdeen, Matawan) Therapeutic Recreation Program, which provides a variety of educational and social activities for developmentally disabled residents of the three towns.
The blog Aberdeen NJ Life features photos from last year's show.
The Holmdel Theatre Company will present “Drop Dead!” from Nov. 3 through Nov. 12 at the Duncan Smith Theater in Holmdel.
A murder-mystery farce written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, “Drop Dead!” follows a group of washed-up actors who come together in a potboiler murder mystery directed by "Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage" Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic, eye-twitching megalomaniac). During dress rehearsal, the set falls, props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered. The killings continue on opening night, and it’s up to the surviving thespians to save the show and their careers by solving the mystery and staying alive for curtain calls.
Open Ceramics Class at Thompson Park
Come to the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Thompson Park, Lincroft, and choose from a large selection of bisque fired pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. The cost is $6 per person, per hour plus price of bisque ware. Cash or check only. Pieces will be fired in about a week.
Vietnam Veterans of New Jersey with Joe Czachowski
To honor the veterans who have served our country, Professor Czachowski, an adjunct lecturer at Kean University, will discuss what he learned from extensive interviews with New Jersey veterans who served in Vietnam.
He will focus on how they adapted to home life and how they decided what to do with their lives after returning home. Please register for this free event by stopping by the library, or contacting Jill at 732-583-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation will hold a donor recruitment drive to register potential bone marrow donors for its worldwide registry at Temple Beth Ahm. The drive will benefit patients suffering from various blood cancers and diseases who are in need of a bone marrow transplant. The event, scheduled on November 6th, will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Donor drives benefit patients like Ezra, a two year old from New Jersey. He has a rare primary immune deficiency called Hyper IgM Syndrome and the only cure is a bone marrow transplant. Ezra, and other patients like him, needs to find a donor that is his perfect match. That perfect match could be you.