LBI Kiwanis Looking for New Members

If you’re interested in helping children’s causes, the Kiwanis Club of LBI could use your help. The organization is actively seeking new members, and interested persons are welcome to stop by at the weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings at 8 at the Ship Bottom Firehouse or the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m, for a dinner meeting at Pietro’s in Manahawkin.

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Time to Think About Planting Native Plants

With the weather alternating between teases of spring and blasts of winter reality, catching the latest “Lunch and Learn” program at the Tuckerton Seaport on Wednesday, February 8, was the perfect balm. “Going Native: a Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed” was presented by Karen Walzer of the Barnegat Bay Partnership.

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Osprey Report Details Species’ Remarkable Recovery in NJ

Active osprey nests in New Jersey have reached 515, with 42 new nests found, according to the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of N.J. and the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. Earlier this month the groups released their 2016 N.J. Osprey Project Report, which highlights the monitoring and protection of this threatened bird of prey.

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Musicians, Listeners Sought for Classical Music Jam Session Later This Month

The LBI Arts Council is looking to attract as many classical musicians as possible to participate in a Classical Music Jam Session at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church on Marine Street in Beach Haven on Feb. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. – and music appreciators to listen. Open to all who play or sing classical music, at any level or age, the event will be a loosely formatted performance, free and open to the public, inside the church’s Fellowship Hall.

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LBI Library Celebrates Washington With Art

With February being the month Presidents Day is observed, the Friends of the Long Beach Island Library and the Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutuion are hosting  a special art exhibit. The library’s meeting room displays an eclectic mix of art from photography, oil paintings, pastel paintings, watercolors, textile art, quilting, acrylics and more, all united around the theme of George Washington and New Jersey history.

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Art Notes Feb. 1, 2017

Spring’s Coming: Artists and photographers exhibit for George Washington’s birthday and celebrate the American Revolution through February at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the exhibit.

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Romantic Songs on the Bill at LBI Library Feb. 8

The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City gets into the Valentine’s Day spirit  with a romantic evening of songs by Dave DeLuca on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. In the program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, DeLuca will present a musical tribute to romantic songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Englebert Humperdinck, Mel Torme, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Michael Bublé.

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