The Forked River GAZETTE
Co-ed Recreation Basketball League
St. Francis Community Center located 4700 Long
Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, is announcing the
following registration dates for this year’s Recreation
Basketball League. The Recreation League is co-ed and
open to ages 8 – 14 (must be in grades 3 through 8) and
registration takes place on Wednesday, October 12 or
Wednesday, October 19; from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
During registration we will present a parent
orientation that will be held on the hour and half-hour. One
parent must attend the orientation in order to register your
child. All children must be registered in order to participate
in group practices.
The evaluation dates and times are as follows: ·
Grades 3 & 4 - Friday, October 28, from 4:30 – 5:15 PM;
and Saturday, October 29, from 9:30 – 10:15 AM. · Grades
5 & 6 - Friday, October 28, from 5:30 – 6:15 PM; and
Saturday, October 29 from 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. · Grades
7 & 8 - Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 – 7:30 PM.
Attendance to all practices is mandatory in order for
participants to be placed on a team. Grades 3 & 4 as well as
grades 5 & 6 are tentatively scheduled to be placed
mid-November and games will begin December 10. Grades
7 & 8 will be placed early December and games will begin
January 6, 2017.
If you are interested in volunteering or want to
sponsor a team please call the Center for more information.
For information for St. Francis Basketball League
Registration or other programs at St. Francis Community
Center visit online at www.stfranciscenterlbi.org or facebook.com/stfrancislbi or call 609-494-8861.
Halloween Themed Shows and More at
Novins Planetarium at OCC
“Fright Light,” “Scary Stories,” kids shows, and
more are featured at the Robert J. Novins
Planetarium throughout October!
Enjoy a celestial
experience at the Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the
Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION! Please call for
(KIDS) Laser Fright Fun – Mon, Oct 10 at 11:30 a.m.;
Sat, Oct 8, Oct 15, and Oct 22 at 11:30 a.m.; Wed, Oct 12 at
11:30 a.m.; and Sat, Oct 29 at 2:00 p.m.
(KIDS) PJ Night: Host a Little Ghost & the Story of the
Magical Mums – Sat, Oct 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sat, Oct
29 at 11:30 a.m.
Scary Stories in the Stars – Sat, Oct 8, Oct 15, and Oct
29 at 7:00 p.m.; and Fri, Oct 14 at 7:00 p.m.
(TEENS & ADULTS) Laser Fright Light – Sat, Oct 8 at
8:00 p.m.; Sat, Oct 15, Oct 22, and Oct 29 at 8:30 p.m.;
Wed, Oct 12 at 2:00 p.m.; and Fri, Oct 14 at 8:30 p.m.
The Stars from My Backyard – Mon, Oct 10; Sat, Oct
8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29; and Wed, Oct 12 at 12:30
p.m. Beginning with a beautiful sunrise, children learn
about the sun, moon, weather, constellations, and planets
visible in the current sky. Along the way, fun stories, songs,
and even a passing rainstorm help make this an exciting
introduction to the sky for young children.
Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef – Sat, Oct
8 and Oct 22 at 2:00 p.m. Young visitors will be
transported to a tropical reef where they will join Jake and
Shorty, two adventurous and humorous fish, on an animated
quest to restore the magic of their reef that will protect it
from man’s destruction. In order to do this, they must
learn how to “touch the moon!” Children will witness a one
of a kind underwater world that is full of adventure, danger,
and riddles. In addition, you’ll spend time under the
Planetarium stars, as our live presenter shows you how to
find constellations and planets visible in New Jersey’s night
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket – Sat, Oct 15 at 2:00
p.m. Join two adventurous children as they use their
imaginations, a refrigerator box, and a helpful animated
astronomy book to take a tour of the solar system. Travel
with them to the planets and learn why each one of them is
unique to the other. Our live presenter will provide a brief
tour of the night sky over New Jersey so children can learn
where to look for some of the constellations and visible
planets of the season.
AUTUMN LASER SHOWS: With a laser system capable
of covering the entire dome with spectacular laser effects,
the Planetarium dome will fill with color and music as
brilliant lasers dance among the stars!
Laser Bon Jovi – Mon, Oct 10 at 2:00 p.m. After ushering
in the era of pop-metal with their hit singles, Bon Jovi grew
out of the big-haired ’80s to become one of the biggest
American rock bands of its time, occasionally hitting on the
Adult Contemporary charts without ever turning away from
hard rock, proving how they never lost their roots and
became second only to Bruce Springsteen in defining the
spirit and sound of New Jersey Rock ‘n’ Roll. Songs
include “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Have a Nice Day,” “I’ll Be
There for You,” “It’s My Life,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,”
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “Thank You for Loving
Me,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Runaway,” “This is
Love This is Life,” and We Weren’t Born to Follow.”
Admission: (per show) $10 adults, $8 seniors
(60+) and OCC Rewards Members with card, $7 children
(12 and under). Family Pack $35 (a $41 value) includes
two adults and three children. To see more than one show
on a given day, ask for our Multi-Show Discount!
To purchase tickets, visit the Novins Planetarium
webpage at www.ocean.edu. Tickets also go on sale at the
door ½ hour before our first show. We accept all major
credit cards. Sorry, we are unable to
For recorded show information,
call 732-255-0342. For the latest news,
events, trailers, and schedules,
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