Beachwood Community Calendar, November 27th – December 3rd, 2009

Any borough organization or local school wishing to make their events/meeting schedules/etc known here can send the information to beachwoodhistoricalalliance@gmail.com or to Beachwood Historical Alliance, ATTN: Borough Calendar, P.O. Box 3, Beachwood, N.J. 08722.

We reserve the right to reject any submission and will not post anything political in nature or taking place or based outside of Beachwood.

BEACHWOOD HISTORICAL ALLIANCE

The Beachwood Historical Alliance will hold a November makeup meeting on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Cable Avenue.

Come down to share photographs, memories and participate in some borough heritage activities. All are welcome.

BEACHWOOD VOLUNTEER FIRE CO.

Beachwood Volunteer Fire Co., circa 1940s. From L: Chief Clarence Coryell, Henry Nolze, Marty Johnson, Brad Mills. Boy in front: Henry Nolze, Jr.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Company will begin holding its annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser on Tuesday, December 1st. Come down and support the fire company by purchasing your tree.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa Claus on Sunday, December 6th from 8am to noon at the fire hall located at 745 Beachwood Boulevard. Tickets sold at the door and kids under 8 eat free.

The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Company website can be found by CLICKING HERE.

BEACHWOOD LIBRARY

This original bungalow, dated here 1916, later became and is today the Beachwood Library.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CHATS

One-on-One sessions with a librarian covering your basic computer questions.  Call the library to make an appointment, 732-244-4573.

SNOWY STORYTIME

Snowy Storytime will take place Tuesday, December 1st at 10am. Come in from the cold and get cozy as we read stories full of stupendous snowy fun! Ages 3 to 6 with adult caregiver. Please register.

EVENING OF SCRAPBOOKING

Come enjoy an evening of scrapbooking on Monday, December 7th at 7pm. Bring your favorite photos and instructor Lisa Brown will walk you through creating a terrific scrapbooking picture frame project that is a perfect holiday gift or just a treat for yourself.  Ages 14 to adult.  Please register.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING

The December meeting of the Friends of the Beachwood Library will be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 10am. New friends are always welcome.

BOOK DISCUSSION

On Friday, December 11th, at 10:30am, the Beachwood Library will be hosting a book discussion of Khaled Hosseini‘s 2007 best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

This heart-wrenching tale spans 30 years of tumultuous political changes in Afghanistan and the lives of two very different women born a generation apart.

Copies of the book are available at the branch.

For more information on any of the events listed for the Beachwood Library, please call them at 732-244-4573.

RECREATION COMMISSION

HERITAGE BLANKET

The Beachwood Recreation Commission has a couple dozen borough heritage blankets still available for sale in time for the holiday season. Available in navy and cranberry, the cost of each is $45.00 and can be purchased at the Beachwood Sewerage Authority, located at 1133 Beach Avenue. Make checks payable to Beachwood Recreation.

Anyone no longer in the area but wishing to purchase a blanket may email us at beachwoodhistoricalalliance@gmail.com. Please include your zip code so shipping cost can be calculated.

TREE LIGHTING AND SING-A-LONG

The annual borough tree lighting and sing-a-long, hosted by the Recreation Commission, will take place on Sunday December 6, 2009 at 7:00PM at Beachwood Borough Hall, 1600 Pinewald Road.

Come out and enjoy the evening with your family, friends and nieghbors as we kick off the holiday season. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served following the sing-a-long. Children can visit with Santa. Pictures with Santa will be available for $2.00 each.

TOYS FOR TOTS

The Beachwood Recreation Commission and the Marine Corps League have teamed up to bring the “Toys for Tots” program to Beachwood.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in the lobby of Beachwood Borough Hall, 1600 Pinewald Road in Beachwood. Toys will be collected now until December 18th. All collected toys will be distributed to needy children within our community.

BEACHWOOD RECREATION ANNUAL HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST

All entries for the annual borough house decorating contest must be received at Beachwood Borough Hall, 1600 Pinewald Road by Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

Houses will be judged between December 11-13, 2009. Remember houses must be lit to be judged. Winners will be notified on Monday December 14, 2009. Prizes will be awarded at the Borough Council meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 7:00PM.

BEACHWOOD RECREATION’S ANNUAL SNOWMAN CONTEST

Take photos of your snowman friend and send it to us at 1600 Pinewald Road Beachwood NJ 08722. Contest ends at 3pm sharp on March 10, 2010. Winners will be notifies and prizes will be given out at the Borough Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

JAKES BRANCH PARK

Nature Center Winter Scene, February 3, 2009. Photo by Jason Hoger.

Registration information is posted at the end of Jakes Branch Park’s event section.

LIVE ANIMAL TALKS

Come in and meet the animals of Jakes Branch Park. Visitors will get an up close look at the park inhabitants and learn about each species. Jakes Branch Park Nature Center, Sunday, November 29nd, 11-11:30am. All ages, free.

ALL ABOUT BIRDS – WINTER COASTAL BIRDS

Now is the time to start looking for our coastal birds as winter approaches. New populations of ducks, gulls and other seabirds are beginning to arrive off our shores. Among them we can almost expect to find a rarity such as Eiders, Kittiwakes and Murres. We will discuss the best locations in New Jersey and Ocean County to find the regulars and the rarities. Jakes Branch Park Nature Center, Monday, November 30th, 7-9pm. All ages, $3 per person.

WINTER BIRD FEEDING

Adolescents ages 9-12 will have the chance to make a feeder out of recycled materials for fun backyard winter bird feeding and viewing during the next edition of Jakes Branch Park’s “Afterschool Exploration” series, being held Wednesday, December 2nd from 3:30-5pm at the Nature Center. Cost is $5 per child.

LETTERS TO SANTA

Open to all Ocean County children. Write a letter to “Santa Claus, North Pole,” c/o Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, N.J. 08753.

Be sure to print child’s first and last name, address, telephone number and date of birth on each letter mailed in. Letters must be received by December 8th. No school groups, please! Free of charge.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Unless otherwise stated, all programs require registration along with payment in full at time of registration. Anyone attending a program or trip, without registering in advance, must pay by check or money order (cash is unacceptable). Participants will only be permitted upon availability.
When a program/trip has been advertised in a previous newsletter we will accept enrollment prior to the registration date listed in this newsletter issue.
Registration for programs designated as “FREE” may be placed by calling Cattus Island County Park at 732-270-6960 on or after the registration date listed.
Special assistance/accommodations available upon request.
For program availability or a newsletter please call Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood at 732-281-2750

BEACHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

News and information for parents and students of Beachwood Elementary School can be found by CLICKING HERE for their November/December newsletter.

Further information can be found on the main school site, FOUND HERE.

TOMS RIVER INTERMEDIATE SOUTH

Homework Club is back today! Please let your teacher know if you plan to attend. You must have a blue pass in order to attend.

Mrs. Carter’s 1st marking period art classes – please come to the art room to collect your art projects. They will be stored until December 1st.

Ski Club (Romanchek) – Attention! Students still interested in Ski Club: You have to get your forms to Mr. Romanchek in C205 or Mrs. Worth in C105 by 11/30/09

Big Brothers Big Sisters (D’Alonzo) Meet every Tuesday after school in M104.

8th Grade Math Team (Joel) – Meet Wednesdays after school in B103 until late buses.

7th Grade Math Team (Pentifallo) – Wednesdays in C107 until late bus.

Geo Club (Andreacci) – Meet Thursday after school in D204 until late bus. All are welcome!

Weather Club (Matlosz) – Meet every Wednesday in B207

ATHLETICS

Intramural Basketball (Stover/Weed) – Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy or girl interested in playing intramural basketball, please be in the gym Monday, November 30th, ready to play. You must have a physical!

Cheerleading (Stein) – All Fall Cheerleaders please return your uniform and pom poms to B106.

6th Grade Boys Basketball (Stein) – Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday-Practice @ Pine Beach Elementary from 4:00-5:30. Please have rides on time!

7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball (Smith/Krill) – Practice: November 30th, 2:30-4pm

Girls Basketball (Ciupinski) – Practice: November 30th, 4-6pm

Field hockey (Dusza) – if you have not returned your clean uniforms yet, please do so IMMEDIATELY and hand them in to Room D207.

SEMINOLE SPIRIT DAY EVERY FRIDAY! Stop by the school store to check out all the hot new arrivals! WEAR YOUR SEMINOLE COLORS!
SCHOOL STORE HOURS:
Mon/Wed/Fri – 10:15-11:00
Tues/Thurs – 11:00-11:45

Popcorn sale every Friday during lunches $1.00 per bag

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