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Girl Scouts Holding Sign-Up Friday

A look at events happening in and around Howell on Friday September 20, 2013.

There is a full schedule this weekend in our area with events stretching from Farmingdale to Freehold and lots to do in Howell as well. 

What’s the Scoop Ice Cream in Farmingdale will host a sign-up night for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. All new scouts at the event get a free ice cream cone from the borough business. 

The Howell High School Marching Rebels will be hosting a garage sale on Sandish Drive starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and the Howell ice hockey team is scheduled to hold a car wash starting at 9 a.m. at the Southard Fire Department. The marching band is also holding a “Flap Jack” fundraiser at the Howell Applebee’s on Sunday starting at 8 a.m. 

The Annual Town Wide Yard Sale in Farmingdale is scheduled to be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Borough residents who have items left over they want to get rid of can have them collected during bulk pickup on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

There will also be two interesting events at the nearby Freehold Raceway mall on Saturday. NYDJ will be hosting a styling and shopping event at Nordstrom’s starting at 11 a.m. The event is being held in conjunction wit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for “Fit to Cure.” For every customer who tries on a pair of the jeans $1 will be donated to the organization. 

Also on Saturday Allstate will bring their “Reality Rides,” program to the mall near the Microsoft Store and JCPenney from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. The machine going through 20 cities across the country and is a simulator meant to show people the dangers of distracted driving. 

The weather remains a variable for this weekend with rain possible Saturday through Sunday. Friday should be sunny with a high near 76 before a low of 58 tonight. There is at least a 30 percent chance of showers during the day on Saturday with a high near 78. The forecast for Saturday calls for a low near 63 with a 50 percent chance of showers. Sunday brings a 40 percent chance of showers with a high of 74 before a mostly cloudy night with a low of 55 when the sun goes down. 

Today is National Punch Day as well as POW/MIA Recognition Day. On this date 40 years ago Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match. 

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