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Green Team 10 –10 :30 am
Special Needs Council 7 –7 :30 pm
Teen Leadership 7 –8 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Paper Shredding 9 –1 pm
New Resident Coffee 8 :30 –10 am
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
New Resident Coffee 8 :30 –10 am
MRC-CERT Clothing Drive 8 :30 –11 :30 am
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
REC Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Monster Mania 6 :30 –8 pm
Community Alliance 7 –8 :30 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
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Free Rabies Clinic 9 –11 :30 am
September 04, 2019

The Manalapan Township Board of Health will be sponsoring a free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Manalapan Recreation Center at the new Expansion Building by Field K and the Spray Park on Route 522 in Manalapan.  The best entrance to this area of the park is the western entrance as opposed to the main entrance.  All dogs must be on a leash and cats confined to carriers.

The Manalapan Recreation Center is directly across the street from the Manalapan Town Hall (Police Station) on Route 522 which is also known as Englishtown-Freehold Road. 

Please call 732-446-8345 if you have any questions.

September 09, 2019

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, deaths in the US from flu have ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. Each year in the United States, an average of more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications of which 20,000 of those hospitalized are children younger than 5 years old.  "Flu season" in the United States usually peaks in January and the season can last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others.

Getting a vaccine against seasonal flu is recommended for all persons age 6 months of age and older but they are particularly important for high risk groups, which include people aged 50 and older, those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, pregnant women, and children age six months to five years. In addition, people who live with or care for others at high risk for flu complications should be vaccinated to reduce the risk of infecting their families and co-workers.

Everyday preventive steps:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze—throw the tissue away after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Stay away as much as you can from people who are sick.
  • If you get the flu, stay home from work or school. This will protect co-workers so that you do not make them sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way

For more information on flu prevention and flu clinics, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/health/flu or http://www.cdc.gov/flu.   Local health departments in Monmouth County will be offering many seasonal flu and pneumonia clinics during September, October and November.   Manalapan Township will be hosting the following 2019 seasonal flu shot schedule for residents age 12 and over. 

Thursday, October 17         10:00 am – 11:00 am           at Covered Bridge I Clubhouse

Tuesday, October 22           7:00 pm – 8:00 pm              at Manalapan Town Hall (will accommodate children)

Thursday, October 24         1:30 pm – 2:30 pm              at Manalapan Town Hall

Flu shots are $20.00 or free for seniors presenting Medicare Part B insurance cards.  For more information on fees or the locations, please call the Manalapan Township Health Department at 732-446-8345.

October 21, 2019

Please join us for a Seminar on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Monmouth County Library Headquarters - 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ

Family support and a collaborative approach to identifying and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are crucial for both physical and mental health. The Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC) and speaker, Vietnam Veteran Charles Wuth, MSW, LCSW, will offer general information about PTSD and TBI for veterans and families. Causes and symptoms, the best scientific research, overcoming stigma and shame, and getting the treatment needed will be discussed.

This program is co-sponsored by Manalapan Township and the MVAAC, who have created the Center for Veterans at Manalapan to help veterans - from any era - and their families readjust to civilian life and deal with any lingering issues from their deployment.

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October 24, 2019

Manalapan Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 31st Annual Monster Mania. This will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Manalapan Recreation Center beginning at 6:30 PM.

The event will start at 6:30 pm with a Mad Science Halloween Show, followed by a Parade Costume Contest at 7:15 pm
Fright Fest (Crafts, games, monsters and more!) begins at 7:30 pm.

The Halloween Haunted Trail starts at 7:30 pm (may not be suitable for our younger children).  The line begins at the Fitness Trail entrance and will not be open until 7:30pm.

All events are held at the Manalapan Recreation Center (MRC).
The Mad Science Halloween Show will start in the Pickleball Courts (near parking lot #1)
Soon after, the activities will continue at the Basketball Court.

The Manalapan Recreation Center is located on Route 522 across from the
Township Municipal Building.
The Manalapan Monster Mania is held rain or shine.
This program is free of charge

We would like to thank the local vendors that were able to donate
and add to our fun-filled evening!

Questions or additional information please contact 732-446-8355 or go to www.mtnj.org

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October 31, 2019

Please join us for Safe Halloween Trick or Treating through all the Municipal Offices at Town Hall on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Thank you to Wegmans for the candy donations.

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November 11, 2019

The Manalapan Township Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will host a Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11th. All veterans and community members are welcome, and this year we will especially highlight Vietnam Veterans. Retired AF Captain Dave Drummond will be the guest speaker.  He will relate some of his experience as a Vietnam Veteran POW. Mr. Drummond has been an active member of the committee. He and his wife Jill have been lifelong residents of NJ and residents of Manalapan for 40 years.

The Veterans Day ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial at Manalapan Town Hall, 1 Veterans Way (120 Freehold Road, Manalapan). The committee has created a lasting memorial, in conjunction with an everlasting promise to support veterans and their families.
Following the ceremony, Veterans are invited to enjoy a light breakfast, supported by local businesses and community volunteers.

WHAT: Veterans Day Celebration

WHEN: Monday, November 11th at 11:00 AM

WHERE: 120 Route 520 Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

WHO: Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

The Veterans Committee has been active in renaming a street: Veterans Way, and supporting statewide legislation to fly KIA flags in all NJ municipalities. That piece of legislation is now law. To learn more and stay up to date, please visit http://www.manalapanveterans.com/. The Manalapan Veterans Committee also run the “Center for Veterans at Manalapan” on Wednesdays from 9:00AM -11:00AM and as needed, supplementing the Lakewood Vet Center. In addition to individual and group therapy-following an initial screening-, yoga for veterans and music for veterans programs are now commonplace in the community center space. An all veterans band practices Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM.

Please email info@mtnj.org or call 732-446-8308 if you need assistance or have any questions about the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Join our Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee in showing gratitude to all those who have served our great country. This year, we will highlight Vietnam Veterans and hear a story from a POW of that era.

Veterans are welcome for breakfast following the ceremony

Please Visit MTNJ.ORG or Call 732-446-8308

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