Even with school being out there is still plenty of work to be done when it comes to governing Howell Township. This week marks the start of the summer meeting schedules for various boards and councils.
The week of meetings starts tonight at 8 p.m. at Town Hall with the zoning board convening to hear several applications. The full agenda can be found here and includes a proposal by a company on Route 9 to sell new and used cars. The application was first heard back on April 25 and is being continued to tonight.
Also today, at St. Veronica's, the annual Tent Revival includes a free workshop entitled "Who Do You Say That I am?." It is going from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Route 9 church. At the Howell library, baby story time will be held at 11 a.m. while well known children's musician Yosi will be performing at 3:30 with some of his most popular songs.
On Tuesday, the library will be holding a toddler story time at 9:30 a.m. For the older readers, Barns & Noble will be holding an author appearance by Ricky Riccardi who wrote a book about legendary musician Louis Armstrong.
That event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. just 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the monthly regular meeting of the Township Council at Town Hall.
There is more to do at the library on Wednesday when children's author Deborah Ann Parks will be reading one of her works at 2 p.m. She will be there for those in attendance for 45 minutes.
And while the teachers and students have put away their pencils and books for the summer, the Board of Education will be meeting at 8 p.m. at Middle School North. With preparations well underway for next year, the board already has a very full agenda in front of them.
Thursday morning at the library includes a family story time at 10:30 before the afternoon has a decidedly more grown up theme. Wrapping up their Thursday movie showings, it could be argued that the best was saved for last. At 1 p.m. Academy Award winning movie Black Swan will be shown for those who either missed it in the theater, or want to see it again.
With nearly perfect weather in the forecast for Thursday, it could be a great time to head over to the Manasquan Reservoir. Starting at 7:30 visitors to the park will be able to board a boat for a sunset cruise and an ice cream sundae. Passage on the boat costs just $10 per person.
All that leads up to the 4th of July weekend.