Gardening 9:30 a.m.: It's the first meeting of year for the Garden Club R.F.D. New members are welcome. Brian Buck of Buck’s Garden Center will present a program called, “Peonies are Best Planted in the Fall.” The meetings are held in the red schoolhouse at the corner of Dwight and Middletown-Lincroft Road, opposite Thompson Middle School
Sports Middletown high school Cross Country, Field Hockey, Tennis and Soccer teams will compete after school. Check the schedules here.
'Operaton Christmas Cards' 2:30-4 p.m. Michael's Crafts of Holmdel comes to the Middletown Township Public Library to give a free workshop on how to make holiday cards for the troops. Free. No registration necessary.
Education 6:30 - 7:30 p..m. The new Athena Learning Center of Middletown offers a free workshop about new education standards called "Are you Curious about the Common Core?" They are located at 1708 Highway 35 South. Attendees will receive a complimentary assessment package for one student. More details here.
Back-to-school nights Port Monmouth, Middletown High School South at 6:30 p.m.; Harmony School (Grades K-2 & Preschool) 7:00 p.m.