Asbury Park Neptune Alliance King Memorial Service
This year, the Asbury Park Neptune Ministerial Alliance’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program asks the question: Are We Moving Backwards. Being held 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at First United Methodist Church, located at 906 Grand Ave, the keynote speaker will be Rev. Tommy D. Miles, Pastor of The Campus at Macedonia on Heck Avenue. Collections from the freewill offering will help fund the Rev. Goodman Scholarship Fund. For more information, email [email protected].
Hotel Tides Employees Go on Exhibit
Known for producing entertainment and art exhibit lineups, the tables turn this month as Hotel Tides employees showcase their talents.
An artist’s reception will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Jan 20 for the group show featuring art by server Chris Lopa, front desk agent Myke Karlowski, and bartenders Hannah Connors and Joy Vay. The event’s musical entertainment will feature server Carl Chesna and his band.
“We are proud and honored to curate this show,” general manager Ryan Jimenez said. “Not only are they great and loyal workers, but they are extremely talented as well. It is an honor to have worked with this distinct group of people for so many years. It is also a reflection of what Asbury Park truly has to offer.”
The Hotel Tides is located at 408 Seventh Ave. and the exhibit will run through Feb. 19.
Women’s Club of Asbury Park Hosts Murder Mystery Dinner
The Premier Theatre Company will present Murder at the Juice Joint, an interactive murder mystery and dinner being held 7 p.m. Jan 27 and 28 at The Women’s Club of Asbury Park, 57 Wickapecko Drive in Wanamassa.
Set in the roaring twenties, prohibition has ended, organized crime is on the rise and the local speakeasy, The Juice Joint is in full swing. There is murder on the menu – featuring a medley of suspicious characters from mobsters, bootleggers and their molls to a swanky singer, cigarette girl with a temper and a crooked police chief.
For reservations call The Premier Theatre Company at 732 774-7827. Tickets are $39, $75 per a couple. Participants can don 1920s attire and must arrive between 6:45 and 7:00. For more information, visit www.premiertheatre.com.
The Center’s Call For Area Chefs
The Center in Asbury Park, an HIV/AIDS support nonprofit, seeks volunteers to fill the role of visiting chef. Individuals, families, youth groups, school clubs, churches and temples, and professional chefs are welcome. The Center’s Chef Karen will assist with ordering ingredients for the meals. An average of 8 to 15 people are served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Center is located at 806 Third Ave. Contact Patsy Vornhagen at [email protected] or 732-774-3416, ext. 115.
Volunteers are needed for the following dates:
Sun, January 22
Sat, February 4
Sat, February 25
Sat, March 4
Sat, April 1
Sat, April 22
Sat, April 29
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sat, June 24
Sun, June 25
Free Welding Training Offered for the Unemployed
Brookdale and Ocean County Community colleges have partnered to host a free welding training program for area residents.
The 166-hour program will be held from Feb. 7 to March 30 at in Toms River, with information sessions being held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Brookdale Community College and at the same time on Jan 19 at Ocean County College.
Participants must attend one of the information sessions, be unemployed with a high school diploma or equivalency degree.
The free course, funded via a state Department of Labor and Workforce Development grant, the certified course will cover a wide range of hands-on skills, including arc welding, welding fabrication, blueprint reading, resume writing and job search skills.
At the conclusion of the program students will sit for an American Welding Society certification exam, after which they will be eligible for an entry-level position in the field. The training program also offers job placement assistance.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median wage for qualified welders was $18.34 per hour in 2015. The industry is expected to grow by nearly five percent between 2014 and 2024.
The training program is funded by the federal Ready to Work grant program and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
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