Halloween house-decorating contest: Residents are invited to participate in the city’s first haunted house decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most impressive displays. Judging will take place Oct. 27 to 29. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 21. For information, call 609-407-9693 or email email@example.com.
Silent film at Boardwalk Hall: The vampire classic “Nosferatu” will be shown 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Adrian Phillips Theater at Boardwalk Hall. Steven Ball will provide music from the Kimball theater organ. Tickets are $20. For information, call 609-348-7000.
Family movie night: Watch the film “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Ocean County Library branch at 112 Burr St. The movie is free. Bring your own popcorn. For information, call 609-698-3331.
‘Help and Hope’ fundraiser for local resident: The Estell Manor Historical Society will hold a Chinese and silent auction from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at L’s Restaurant, 119 Route 50, Corbin City, to help Alison Denelsbeck purchase a service dog through East Coast Assistance Dogs Inc. She is trying to raise $10,000. For information, call Diane Pogue at 609-476-3526.
Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival: The ladies auxiliary of South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Co. 5 will hold the 30th annual Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at the firehouse at Philadelphia Avenue and Empire Street. Admission is free. There will be food vendors, artisans and crafters. Table spaces are available for rent. For information, call 609-965-4672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu shot clinic: Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave., will hold a clinic offering free flu and pneumonia shots for those with insurance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Shingles, tetanus and whooping cough vaccines also will be available. Bring your medical or insurance card. The cost is $32.99 for those with no insurance coverage. The event is sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy in Northfield. For more information, call 609-823-2725.
Library friends meeting: The Friends of the Stafford Library meet from 9:30 to noon third Thursdays at the Ocean County Library branch at 129 N. Main St. The meetings are open to the public. For information, call 609-597-3381.
Fall beach sweep: The Wetlands Institute, Clean Ocean Action, the Borough of Stone Harbor and the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association will conduct a beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 beginning at the 95th Street beach entrance. All volunteers will be provided trash bags, gloves and datasheets. Wear weather appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. For information, call 609-368-1211.
Register for holiday parade: Vendors, participants and volunteers are needed for the annual holiday parade set for 5 p.m. Nov. 26. Registration for parade participants is free for forms submitted by Nov. 4. There is a $20 fee for all applications received after that date. The deadline is Nov. 11. For information, call 856-794-8653.
School fundraiser: The Petway School will hold a Bags & Bucks Bingo and Basket Raffle 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Millville Elks Lodge, 1815 E. Broad St., Millville. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 856-362-8855 or email email@example.com.