Frugal Family: Karate Championship, Ballroom Dancing, Shopping for Mom
The best deals for you and your family in Monmouth County.
There are so many deals to choose from this week, we hardly have room to fit them all. From gifts for Mom to things to do with the kids, these deals are chock-full of fun, so let's get started.
Want to learn more about the martial arts? There's a Karate Championship being held right in our backyard. A lovely dinner out? We've found a Salt Creek Grille. Want to dance like a champion? Head on over to the Middletown Arts Center. The deals are amazing.
And don't forget to let us know what you've found. Leave a comment below the article--we'd love to hear from you!
12th Annual Black Cat Karate Championship
- Art Beins Karate, Freehold/Howell Schools at Lakewood High School
Is your child interested in the martial arts? Would you like to see first-hand what training in this sport can do for a child? Then head on over to Lakewood High School on Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. for what promises to be an experience like no other. The 12th Annual Black Cat Karate Championships showcases the best of the best of martial arts, specifically Black Cat Kenpo, where students learn to overcome fear, improve their confidence and become familiar with the challenge of competition.
Watch highly proficient black belts perform demonstrations they choreographed themselves, and cheer for the littlest competitiors as they try to win trophies in their respective events. Both the Freehold and Howell schools are friendly, welcoming places to bring your child. Be sure to check out the Black Cat Karate Championships to see what the schools have to offer.
Spectator admission tickets are only $10 at the door and families are encouraged to attend.
Salt Creek Grille
- 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson
Ready to celebrate a special night out? Are one of your kids celebrating a special event such as a communion, confirmation, bar or bat mitzvah or birthday? Salt Creek Grille is featuring a 14-ounce prime rib special, served with red skin buttermilk mashed potatoes and fresh market vegetables and your choice of soup or salad for $28. Plus, every Thursday evening is Martini Madness night, where you can take $2 off their martinis and specialty cocktails in the lounge and dining room. Get a sitter and have some adult fun--you deserve it!
Ballroom Dancing, All Levels
- Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown
Face it, you are a closet Dancing With The Stars addict. You live for each time Maks swirls his hips and you wish he was your partner. Want to make at least half your dream come true? Take your favorite partner (or head out on your own) to the new monthly class at the Middletown Arts Center every Wednesday. This fun class teaches beginner to intermediate ballroom dancing. A strong focus on lead and follow and styling will allow you to continue to grow as a social dancer with increasing skills and techniques. No partner necessary! The cost for members is $60 and $66 for non-members $66 for four monthly classes.
Bed, Bath and Beyond
- 1515 Route 35 New Jersey, Middletown
- 92 Route 36, Eatontown
- 13 Route 9 South, Manalapan
- 4075 Route 9 North, Howell
Mother's Day is May 8, and there is no better place to get mom what she really wants most than at Bed, Bath and Beyond. If your mother lives out of state, no worries--BBB has free shipping on thousands of items moms love best.
How about a miniature 4x6 decorative pillow that you can place your photo inside? It's a steal at only $9.99. Mom a tea afficianado? What about a basket filled with Primula Tea's 12 flowering teas with a five-cup glass teapot? Pick one up for only $29.99. Does she love to garden? BBB has a handy and helpful gardening set that includes a seat with storage for gardening tools underneath for only $39.99. Want more info or choices? Visit bedbathandbeyond.com.
- 55 US Highway 9, Manalapan
- 2105 State Route 35, Middletown
It's the home event at Target. Save up to 30 percent on furniture, 20 percent on patio and garden, 20 percent on bedding and bath and the best deal of all, spend $100 and save 10 percent on kitchen and dining.
Plus get free shipping on any orders of $50 or more at Target.com. Save 20 percent and get free shipping when you spend $75 or more on select clothing and accessories. Also, if you use your Target Red Card, you automatically get five percent off your purchase.