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first_imgMIDDLETOWNChangeALife Uganda will host a music and charity festival from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Knightsbridge Farm, 181 Whipperwill Valley Road, off Chapel Hill Road.The festival celebrates the many people who helped the nonprofit open a health clinic, expand a school, sponsor 280 children, change 80 lives through microfinance, and drill for water – and find it!ChangeALife Uganda founder Father Lawrence Kizito Kimbowa will provide the inspiration with an update on how “hand in hand” they are empowering the poor. One of the organization’s goals is to complete the water project, which needs $30,000 for the pipework that will link the health clinic and school to the well which has been built by ChangeALife Uganda.The event will feature local musicians Sam Sims, Ardvark Smile, NY5, and other special guests, as well as food, beverages, pony rides, soccer, African dancing and s’mores under the stars.Tickets are $50 per adult or $20 per student and can be purchased online at www.changealifeuganda.org, on the ChangeALife Uganda Facebook page or at the event.ChangeALife Uganda is a nonprofit, nondenominational 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and disadvantaged children and their families in Uganda through quality education and health care. ChangeA Life currently helps children and their families in Nabbingo and Migyera, Uganda.Its focus is to change the lives of disadvantaged children through education and to prepare them to be agents of Change – for their families and for their country – to continue the cycle of giving back so others can also benefit. RED BANKRed Bank Regional High School (RBR) will kick off its 2013 athletic season with its annual “Buc Backer Bash” to be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Knights of Columbus, 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven.Tickets are $30. The event will feature lively music, sports tournament fun, food and nominally priced drinks. Participants must be age 21 or older.The event is sponsored by the RBR Booster Club with all proceeds to directly benefit all RBR athletics.For more information and to order tickets, contact Judy Bonanno at 732-530-4780 or send checks to 11 Samara Drive, Shrewsbury, NJ, 07702, or email [email protected] FAIR HAVENThe Garden Club of Fair Haven will be meeting at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Fair Haven Youth Center on Fisk Street. The guest speaker will be Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens who will speak about the art of pruning.In October, the club will hold its small standard flower show, featuring member-grown horticulture and floral design exhibits.The organization meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month.Those interested in learning more about horticulture, gardening and flower arranging, beautifying the town and serving the community to foster interest in gardening are welcome to contact membership chair, Debbie Harris at 732-741-3506 or email [email protected] ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSThe Atlantic Highlands Historical Society will hold its 36th annual Outdoor Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Atlantic Highlands Marina, located off First Avenue. The rain date is Sept. 14.There will be more than a 100 vendors offering a variety of antiques and collectibles, crafts and new and second time around items. An eclectic array of bargains can always be found at the society’s Treasures Or Table, as well as a variety of food and baked goods.Those interested in securing a space at the flea market or donating something for the sale can contact Bette at 732-291-4313 or Carmen at 732-291-9337.Arrangements for donations to be picked up can be made or items can be dropped at the historical society’s table on the day of the market. All proceeds are used for the restoration of the society’s Strauss Mansion as well as educational programs throughout the year. * * * * *Three sessions of Yoga for Beginners will be held beginning 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Atlantic Highlands branch of the Monmouth County Library.Attendees are asked to bring a mat. Those registering must be at least 18 years old.Registration for the free program is required and may be completed by visiting the library at 100 First Ave. or calling 732-291-1956.last_img

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