Even though it’s winter, it’s time to make your way out of hibernation and have some fun even if there is snow on the ground. It’s the month to celebrate “love,” so grab your loved ones and enjoy some quality time with one another. Check out these free and/or inexpensive activities happening right here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Tuesday, February 3: Get your finances in order for the new year with our FREE “I Bought What?? How to Not Be Afraid When You Open Your Bills and Stick to a Budget,” seminar presented by the experts at First Financial. The seminar will begin at 6pm at First Financial’s Toms River branch – reserve your seat today.
Thursday, February 5: As a business owner, are you looking to understand that despite the explosion of technology, offerings, and competition in the marketplace, you still need to be able to set yourself apart? Look no further – join First Financial for a FREE business seminar, “Building Your Business Dreams: Important Financial Planning & Budgeting Basics” presented by Jack Gottlieb, President of The Total Solutions Group, LLC. The event will be held at 8:30am at First Finanical’s Wall Office. Register today – space and time is limited.
Sunday, February 8: Looking to plan a vacation in the near future? Head on down to the Vacation Expo at Sickles Market (Little Silver) from 11am-3pm. Sickles Market and Excel Travel have joined together again to host the 2nd Annual Monmouth County Vacation Expo! Held in Sickles’ beautiful greenhouse, the Expo brings to you a range of trusted travel operators under one roof – cruise lines, exotic destinations, yacht charters, adventure holidays, and so much more. For more information, call 732-741-9563.
Saturday, February 14: Plan a romantic evening out with your loved one with vocalist, Chris Pinnella - returning to the Algonquin Theatre (Manasquan) for his most romantic concert to date! Featuring brand new arrangements of some of the most beautiful songs of all time including “When I Fall In Love,” “Hallelujah,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “For Once In My Life,” and more. Join Chris and his 12-piece orchestra of brilliant musicians as he sings songs of love, romance, and being inspired. For more information, call 732-528-9211.
Monday, February 16 – Thursday, February 26: Mark your calendars! February is the time to fine-dine in Red Bank. You don’t want to miss Red Bank Restaurant Week (excludes Friday & Saturday) for $30 prix fixe dining at over 30 of their outstanding restaurants, including many brand new restaurants. Menus include appetizer, entree and dessert. Click the link above to view participating restaurants – please note the post prix fixe menus will be posted closer to the event. For more information, call 732-842-4244.
Thursday, February 19: There are a lot of uncertainties that arise when it comes to buying, selling, or renovating a home. If you’re looking to gain insight on the best way to move forward with your home buying/selling process, we invite you attend First Financial’s FREE “It’s a Buyer’s Market! The Key to Getting Your Keys & Close on Your New Home Without the Walls Closing In” Seminar, presented by the experts at First Financial as well as Tina Pilot, Realtor-Associate for Re/Max. Space and time is limited – register today!
Sunday, February 22: Do you have a pallet for flavorful chili? Come eat the heat and sample delicious chili at the 3rd Annual Highlands Chili Cook Off at Windansea! The event takes place from 3pm-7pm and tickets include snacks, chili tasting, refreshments and two voting ballots. Two contests will be held: the “Professional” Cook Off at 4pm and the “Ameteur” Cook Off at 5pm. For tickets and more information, call 732-291-4713.
Happy Valentine’s Day!