July 2: Whiting ConcertFest, Philharmonic Performance and Car Races
Five things going on in and around Manchester today
It's going to be a hot one today, so be careful if you're heading out to an outdoor event. The National Weather Service expects sunny skies with a high nearing 90 degrees.
1. Concert Fest 2011: Independence Day Celebration, kicks off at 6 p.m. with music by Nicholas King and Fabulous Grease Band at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting. Call 732-657-8121 for more information about the free event.
2. The Garden State Philharmonic will hold its "Celebrate America" concert at the Ocean County Library in Toms River at 7:30 p.m. Guests are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the free outdoor concert.
3. The Surflight Childrens Theater in Beach Haven will stage "Red Ridinghood's Woods" at 6 p.m. Call 609-492-9477 for more information.
4. Laurita Winery in New Egypt welcomes acoustic guitarist Ben Weiner for a performance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 609-758-8000 for more information.
5. The New Egypt Speedway will host the Modified Yankee Classic, with gates opening at 4 p.m. and races beginning at 6 p.m. The event also features a fireworks display. Call 609-758-1900 for ticket information.