Monday - Meet Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, 7 p.m., Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library. She will discuss the dog's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star. The event is part of the Mancini Memorial Author Program and is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation.
Tuesday - Berkeley Township Council, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 627 Pinewald-Keswick Road. Caucus meeting starts at 7, followed immediately by the regular meeting. Hint: most of the discussion takes place at the caucus meeting.
Tuesday - Dinner and a Movie Night, 5:30 p.m., Berkeley branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Road, Bayville. The film is "The Artist." Visitors bring their own dinners, the library will supply dessert. Please register at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-269-2144.
Wednesday - Classically Rocking with Tim Laria, 7 p.m., Berkeley branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Road, Bayville. Laria will play acoustic versions of classic rock tunes. The Friends of the Berkeley Library will hold a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. before the event. The program is part of the branch's fall Music and Movement series.
Thursday - Berkeley Township Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., Berkeley Township Elementary School, 10 Emory Avenue, Bayville.
Thursday - Psychic Fair, 5 p.m., Berkeley branch of the Ocean County Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Library. Please register either online at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or call 732-269-2144.
Thursday - "The Birds of Island Beach State Park," 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nature Center, Island Beach State Park. Learn about the raptors, warblers, waders, shorebirds and songbirds at the park. Please register at per person. All ages welcome. Please pre-register: http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/programs/islandbeach/. Call the park at 732-793-0506 for more information.
Friday - Full Moon Hike at Double Trouble State Park, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot at the park on Pinewald-Keswick Road. Fee is $6 per person. Be prepared to walk three to four miles. Sponsored by the Ocean County Parks and Recreation Department. Ages 9 and up. No flashlights needed!
Friday and Saturday - The 2nd Annual Zombie Apocalypse, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the H&M Potter School on Veeder Lane. Tour the haunted school, see live actors and get scared out of your wits. Tickets for the fundraiser are $5 for children and $10 for adults.
Saturday - Walking tour of the cranberry bogs at Double Trouble State Park, 10 a.m., park visitor center. Be prepared for a 1 to 2-mile hike on the park's sugar sand paths and finish up with a tour of the historic cranberry sorting house.
Sunday - The popular "Live Animal Talks" returns to Jakes Branch County Park today from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the park's Nature Center off Double Trouble Road in Beachwood. Visitors get an up close look at park inhabitants and learn about each species. The program is free and open to all ages.