From Chocolate Week:

Chocolate Week is back! Taking place February 10 – 17, it brings a series of offers, activities and events that include Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend.

Keeping the focus on simple pleasures that tie in with Valentine’s Day and mid winter escapes, the Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates local businesses and organizations to extend special promotions, offers and classes that are being to create a sweet vibe throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore, including Long Beach Island and locations from Little Egg Harbor up through Lacey Township.

A good place to start for all 21 and over is the Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail featuring offerings and events from four local craft breweries as well as surf experience related galleries, shops and hands on exhibits to keep that summer feeling coming throughout the winter.

Breakers Kitchen & Tap – 537 Rt 9, Waretown. Enjoy their homemade brownies and their extra chocolately cocktail – the Chocolate Wave!

Charisma’s Cookies – 455 Rt 9 South, Tuckerton. Take place in a Chocolate Lovers class in our shop that week. Tuesday, February 12 6pm – 8:30pm – Chocolate Lover’s/ French Macaron class featuring chocolate brownie macarons.  Pick up a chocolate lovers box of Macarons to buy for Valentine’s day.  Box of 5 includes, chocolate strawberry, chocolate Raspberry, white chocolate, chocolate brownie and Dark chocolate.

Delaware Avenue Oyster House – 13211 Long Beach Blvd., Beach Haven Terrace. Wine Class scheduled for 2/14 – tickets will go on sale 2/1. Stop in to taste their specialty chocolate martini!

Every Bloomin Thing – 9 Lacey Road, Forked River. Proudly offering local chocolate from Van Holten’s Homemade Chocolates in Forked River. Adding a box of local chocolates to your Valentines flower order.

Let It Be Lovely Events – 152 N. Main Street (Rt 9), Manahawkin. Offering FREE balloon delivery within the Manahawkin/Stafford/ Barnegat/LBI area for Valentines Balloon Bouquets.

The Local Market & Kitchen – 604 Central Avenue, Ship Bottom. Enjoy sweets and treats the entire week! Monday February 11 at 6pm- Chocolate Lovers Class with Charisma’s Cookies at The Local $50 per person with Local snacks provided. Limited Spots available for each class! Sign up ASAP only via email-

Lighthouse International Film Festival – 1302 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. View Back to Burgundy on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the Screening/ Wine Tasting along with French chocolate macarons provided by Tea Party to Go. Held at The Arlington, Ship Bottom. Cost: $40. per person. Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Purchase tickets

Long Beach Island Foundation – 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies. Free Hot Cocoa Bar; reception for our Wildlife Exhibit on Friday, February 15th. It will be a community potluck open to everyone and LBIF will include a chocolate treat for everyone in honor of Chocolate Week.

Manafirkin Brewing Company – 450 East Bay Avenue #2, Manahawkin. Featuring a peanut butter and chocolate beer.

Oyster Creek Brewing Company – 529 Rt 9, Unit 9, Waretown. Chocolate stout for chocolate week.

Pinelands Brewing Company – 140 7th Avenue, #15, Little Egg Harbor. Stop in and taste the Batona Trail Ale, Winter Warmer with Chocolate; Raspberry Jam, Cream Ale with Raspberry.

Smallcakes LBI – They will have a table at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Rt 72 West, Manahawkin on Thursday, February 14 between 10am – 3pm with their Smallcakes available for sale. They are also offering free delivery in Ocean County. Call to place your order 609.342.0412. Options are: Pull apart heart design, Giant Cupcake- red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting garnished with hearts, our Signature Smallcakes will all be decorated for the day, special flavors will be Chocolate Covered cherry, chocolate covered Strawberry, Wedding Cake, Strawberries-n-cream, brownie red velvet Cherry Cheese cake and brownie red velvet

Stafford Preserve Apartments – 101 Campbell Blvd., Manahawkin. Stafford Preserve Apartments. Comforting, luxurious & delightful… Words, which describe Stafford Preserve Apartment Community & Chocolate too! Stop in for a “Lucille’s locally made” chocolate pop. Learn about our equally “Sweet Winter Incentives”. Take a tour of our community and receive a chocolate infused tote bag. Stafford Preserve will have additional greeting tables at local businesses located within the Stafford Park retail campus.

Stafford Township Arts Center – 1000 McKinley Avenue, Manahawkin. Cupid Cabaret 2/9

Surflight Theatre – 201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven.  2/16 & 2/17 Night The Music Lived: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big BopperNight The Music Lived: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper – Check out Snack Bar for specialty items

Tuckerton Seaport – 120 Main Street (Rt 9) Tuckerton.  Cocoa Cup Mini Golf Challenge –  This tournament will be held daily throughout Chocolate Week, February 10-17, 2018. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and brave the cold. The prize will be a giant box of chocolates!  Admission is $5. In addition to playing miniature golf, guests will also be able to visit the Lighthouse and climb the tower, explore the Life on the Edge Exhibit, make and take children’s crafts, visit the JCNERR hands-on exhibit, and the Hunting Shanty

Van Dyk Agency – Feb 10 – Feb 17 – Stop in to say hello and enjoy FREE hugs and kisses of the chocolate kind to celebrate Chocolate Week. All locations (Barnegat, Manahawkin, LBI)

The Union Market – 120 Main Street (Rt 9) Tuckerton. The Union Market will be offering a free chocolate macaron with any House Blend Hot Cocoa purchase. Two free if you order a Dreamy Cocoa (house blend cocoa, whipped cream, marshmallows & a chocolate drizzle) to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

Special Event – Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company 102nd Annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, February 16. $20/ticket Eat in or take out noon to 8 pm at 300 Ambler St Beach Haven