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It’s never boring here at the Jersey Shore and we’re a lot more than beaches and restaurants. In trolling through the web this week, we found some interesting events to get you out of the house and “down the shore”. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous by the way, so the beach is also an option. It’s October, this could be the last one for a while.

In case you were unaware, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes of Jay and Silent Bob fame are Jersey Shore natives hailing from Leonardo. Count Basie Theatre will host a free all day movie marathon on Friday, October 7, 2011 (click the pic to get to the viewaskew website). From the Count Basie Website:

One rarely speaks, but is profound when he does. One rarely shuts up, and is usually crude and offensive. They inhabit the View Askewniverse, a fictional reality linking the movies, comic books and other projects of filmmaker Kevin Smith. Celebrate these iconic characters with an all-day marathon of the Kevin Smith films they’ve appeared in.


Saturday, October 8th at 8:00pm, join them back at the Basie for “An Evening with Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old with Opening Act: Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!”. Tickets are still available on the Count Basie website and at the box office.

If the arts and nature are more your speed then be sure to get to the North American Sea Glass Association Festival and the Ocean Grove Harvest Festival with crafts, collectibles and antiques.

Sea Glass Festival takes place in Long Branch and is open to the public both Saturday and Sunday. There are lectures and contests taking place throughout the festival. To learn more about Sea Glass Festival click the link.

The Ocean Grove Harvest Festival and Crafts show is on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free. There will be live entertainment and it will happen rain or shine (the forecast is calling for shine!).

If beer tasting suits your fancy then head to Asbury Park where Convention Hall hosts the WRAT Asbury Park Beer Festival. There are two sessions, 12:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster, at Convention Hall Box Office, Stone Pony or at the door if the event doesn’t sell out. A lot of great breweries are “on tap” to serve their labors of love. To see the growing list click the link –> New Jersey Craft Beer’s website

We have a pretty busy weekend at Sheraton Eatontown hotel, but check in with us to see if we have rooms available. Here’s the place to do it: Sheraton Eatontown Reservations. We’d love to share your Jersey Shore experience.

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