Sometimes, our busy schedules can mean important local events pass us by. Manchester Patch has rounded up some of this week's best bets below. Feel free to add your events in the comments section below or to our calendar.
Monday, July 2
Manchester's Planning Board will meet for its regular July meeting at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Complex courtroom. The agenda, which includes a site plan amendment for Building on the Rock Community Church, is available online.
Tuesday, July 3
The Writer's Circle will meet at from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The group allows aspiring and accomplished writers to share tips and critique each other's works. Call 732-657-7600 for more information.
Wednesday, July 4
Lakehurst will hold its Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4, beginning with a classic car show 9 a.m. at the borough's elementary school grounds. A parade will march on Union Avenue in the borough's downtown at 11 a.m., and a fireworks display will begin at at dusk.
Thursday, July 5
The classic film "Jaws" will be shown on the Seaside Heights beach at Hiering Avenue beginning at dusk. Call 800-732-7467 for more information.
Friday, July 6
The Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey Blue to You Van will be at Manchester's branch of the Ocean County Library from 9 to 11 a.m. Information on healthy living and questions about policies will be given. Call 732-657-7600 for more information.
Saturday, July 7
Ocean First will host a document shredding day at its Turst Office, 2915 Ridgeway Rd. from 9 to 11 a.m. Up to 300 lbs. of shreddable materials will be acceptable.