Though Manchester's Township Council typically meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, Oct. 8 isn't a typical day.
It just happens to be Columbus Day, a federal holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492.
So, council members will gather in the Municipal Complex courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. for their first of two regular meetings this month.
Also notable is that Manchester and Lakehurst schools are closed to students, though staff will have an in-service day.
Township offices and the U.S. Post Offices will be closed, but branches of the Ocean County Library — including Manchester's — will be open for normal business hours.
If you're looking for something to do, the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, including Manchester Township High School language teacher Rene Ybarbo, will perform at the library at 3 p.m.
The library will also screen the presidential film "W" and hold a baseball discussion at 2 p.m.