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The Week Ahead In and Around Middletown

Find out what is going on in Middletown the week of July 30 through August 3.

Pesticide Spraying

From August 3 through August 31 the Department of Public Works will be conducting its Right-of-Way maintenance program for control of weeds growing near guide rails and concrete medians on main and connecting roads throughout the township.

The brand names of the pesticides to be used are Accord XRT and Arsenal. The applications will be made utilizing a 200 gallon power sprayer with a hose and hand held spray nozzle for guide rails, and a 5 gallon backpack type spray unit for concrete medians. For information about specific dates and locations of spraying visit the DPW area of www.middletownnj.org.

Government Meetings

The Middletown Township Planning Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the main meeting room of Town Hall. The agenda for this meeting has not been released as of late Sunday. 

The Middletown Affordable Housing Alliance will meet Tuesday, July 31 for its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Middletown Public Library. For more call Marian at (732) 542-1761.

Music and Arts

The Haven will perform a rock routine during the Sandy Hook Foundation’s weekly Wednesday concert series at Area E in . The August 1 concert begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free. Beach wheelchairs are also available on a first come first serve basis.  Weather cancellations made at 2 p.m. day of the show. For more information call (732) 291-7733.

The Ocean Grove Summer Band will perform Wednesday, August 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the lawn of ther. The Ocean Grove Summer Band is directed by Harry Eichhorn, who formed the band in 1953 to give students a way to keep playing over the summer.  For more information on the Ocean Grove Summer Band performance at the Middletown Arts Center, visit www.middletownarts.org or call (732)706-4100.

Outdoor Activities

A Park System Naturalist will lead paddlers down the Navesink River Wednesday, August 1 for a drop in eco-kayak drop-in tour. Meet at the Claypit Creek section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Middletown. Novice paddlers welcome. All equipment is provided - single and tandem kayaks are available. Wear appropriate clothing that can get wet. Open to ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $20 per person. First come, first served.  The tour will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Seine the Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth while identifying the marine life of the Jersey shore. Meet on the beach near the fishing pier. Open to ages 5 and up, under 18 with adult. Weather permitting. The event runs from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 30 and the cost is free.

Library Corner 

Sensei Jason of Tiger Schulmann of Middletown, will teach defense tactics and strategies in dealing with bullies in this once a week month-long program at the . Dress comfortably though it will be a non-contact program. Parental waiver needs to be signed. Registration is required as space is limited to 25 participants. For more information visit mtpl.org.

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