County Connection Events and Schedule for this month

For information on where the County Connection is located, it's hours, and the Mobile County Connection, please see the County Connection's Webpage
BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES
FAMILY ASSISTANCE The Board of Social Services will present information on assistance programs available to eligible Ocean County residents every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm.
GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING TIPS
Master Gardeners will be available on Saturday, March 14, from 10am-2pm to answer all your gardening questions. Get tips and advice on how to make your landscape beautiful, productive and environmentally friendly.
Website :  Toms River Township
AARP Taxes
Volunteers from AARP will be available for the senior community at the County Connection for Tax Assistance on Wednesdays with April 8 being the last day for assistance. Please call to schedule your appointment at
732-288-7777
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
Guest Speaker Tom Barnes from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, from the Master Gardener's program will be our guest speaker on the topic of Ticks, all the facts you need to know. Registration is required by March 26, seating is limited. Please call 732-349-1247 or 732-349-4524 to reserve your seat for this exciting seminar.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT-NUTRITION MONTH
Representatives will be available on March 24 & March 26 from 12:30pm-3:30pm from the Health Department to hand out information and answer questions on WIC, nutrition and many more health related topics.
Consumer Affairs
A representative will be here on March 20 from 2pm to 4pm to answer questions on fraud prevention.
Ocean County College
A representative from OCC will be available on March 4, 8 and April 1 from 12pm to 4pm to answer questions on what programs and services that the college has to offer.
FoodBank Of Ocean County
The FoodBank Of Ocean County will be assisting with Tax Preparation by certified tax professionals for families earning under $53,267.00 at the County Connection every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with April 14 being the last date at the County Connection. Please Call the FoodBank to make an appointment at
732-643-5888
Ocean County Health Department
The Ocean County Health Department will have free Chronic Health Disease screenings, TDAP vacciines available for $20.00 on March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 & December 17 all from 10am-12pm please phone the County Connection for an appointment at 732-288-7777
Job Search
Out of work and trying to find a new job? Visit the County Connection, scheduled Monday evening from 5:45 to 9:30 pm. Christine Karaska of Workforce New Jersey will provide information and tips to job seekers. Job Search & Resume Skills: Every Monday, all from 5:45 until 9:30pm.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Of Ocean County
April 21 from 10am-2pm: Come to the County Connection and meet with staff from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Rutgers Master Gardeners of Ocean County to learn how to make your home, yard, or garden environmentally-friendly for Earth day
RECYCLE CELL PHONES
For convenient, safe recycling: Bring old cell phones & chargers to the County Connection.
DROP OFF WORN FLAGS
Worn American Flags, no longer suitable for display, can be dropped off at the County Connection. The flags will be turned in to veterans groups for proper disposal.
PASSPORT SERVICES
Under new federal regulations, passport books are now required for all US citizens traveling by air to Canada, Mexico & the Caribbean. Passport cards are required for land and sea crossings. Prepare for your next trip by getting passports now. (Fees vary.) You can get passport photos ($10) at the County Connection, too.
REGISTER FOR OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS
Visit the County Connection to register your dog for Ocean County’s off-leash dog park at Miller Air Park in Berkeley and Ocean County Park in Lakewood. (Fee: $5) The off-leash parks are operated by Ocean County Parks & Recreation Department.
SENIOR SERVICES
Ocean County’s Senior Services staff has information on all of the benefits available to seniors, including home energy assistance. A Senior Services representative is at the County Connection weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm.
SURROGATE’S INFORMATION
The Surrogate’s Office has staff at the County Connection weekdays, 10 am - 4 pm, to answer questions about probating wills & other services of the Surrogate’s Court.
Consumer Affairs
Consumer Affairs will be accessible to answer any questions on Fridays beginning January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July, 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18
all from 2pm-4pm
TOURISM INFORMATION
The County Connection has information on special events and tourism-related activities throughout Ocean County—101 things to do to keep your whole family entertained all year long.
Ocean County Library
A representative from the Ocean County library will be available to register library cards, provide information about library programs and services and answer basic questions on March 13, April 14, May 8, and June 9th all from 10:30am to 2:30pm
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