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Weekly Farmers’ Market Returns to Washington Crossing Historic Park
Area residents looking for fresh produce can come to Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturdays for a weekly farmers’ market, beginning May 9. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature produce from up to 12 local farms and vendors with all-natural products. Farm stands will be set up near the corner of River Road and Rt. 532 or in the Visitor Center parking lot in case of rain. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076. For more information call 215-493-4076 or visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.


10th Annual Members Show at Artists of Yardley, May 8-June 14, Gallery hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Opening Reception Friday May 8, 6-9 PM. On the Patterson Farm at 949 Mirror Lake Rd., Yardley. www.artistsofyardley.org


Wine and Music Under the Stars at Old York Cellars Winery
Friday Nights in May, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us on our patio overlooking the vineyard. Here you can enjoy the wonderful summer night sipping on Old York Cellars’ award winning wines while listening to great music. Guest are welcome to bring food to accompany the wines, or grab something to go from the local food truck. Groups are also welcome with reservations.


The River Roots Music and Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16th on the bucolic pastures of Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA. This family-friendly festival promises a day of engaging music and great local food in a relaxing natural environment. Please bring your lawn chair and blankets and plan on spending the day with family and friends. Admission is $10 and tickets can be bought in advance through TicketLeap.com. This show is appropriate for all ages; children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission. For further information and directions go to www.musicatsnipesfarm.com. Snipes Farm is located at 882 West Bridge St., Morrisville, PA.


My Kid's Threads, the premier children's online consignment shop, is now accepting Spring/Summer designer children's clothing for consignment. We are accepting brands like Burberry, Janie and Jack, Matilda Jane and more! Please visit mykidsthreads.com for a free pickup and earn up to 50% back or donate to a non-profit charity.


Wine Concerts at Shady Brook Farm
Wine Concerts every Friday night in May at Shady Brook Farm, 6:30 - 9:30pm. www.shadybrookfarm.com


Wrightstown Famers Market Returns May 2nd
We are thrilled to be starting up our 9th market season and honored to support many of our incredibly hard-working and dedicated local farmers and producers. We have so much goodness and fun in store for you this season, so please be sure to visit our website at: wrightstownfarmersmarket.org for an up-to-date list of weekly vendors, activities and events.


Herb Plant Sale
Just in time for spring planting in your garden! Newtown Township Parks & Recreation in conjunction with Russell Gardens Wholesale will be offering a variety of common herbs for sale for $3.00 per/plant. We will be taking orders through May 8, 3:00 pm for the following herbs: Parsley, Sage, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, Cilantro and Oregano. Herbs come ready to plant in 4” pots and will be available for pick up at the Township building on May 15th during the hours of 8:00 am through 4:30 pm. For more information, contact the Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation at (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com


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Save the Date

6/20: Flea Market and Craft Fair in the Park
Come to sell; come to shop. Rain or shine. Bring your own table and chairs. All spaces are assigned: first come, first served.

6/20: McConkey’s Market Returns to Washington Crossing Historic Park June 20
Area residents looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for themselves or others can check out McConkey’s Market on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA).

7/4: 35th Annual Revolutionary Run 5K, 10K, and One Mile Fun Run in Washington Crossing Historic Park. Sponsored by The Upper Makefield Business Association.

9/19: Inaugural Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival in Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA. www.buckscountydragonboatfestival.com. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Bucks County Housing Group’s Community Food Pantry Programs.

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5/7: Bucks Business Connect - Inform, Network, Educate
Thursday, May 7, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. @ Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047
Rob Wonderling, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, presents “The Impact of the Pope’s Visit on Business & Tourism.” Advance registration is required; free for members, $20 for non-members. E-mail sharkins@lbccc.org or Fax 215-943-7404 or register online at www.lbccc.org. If making a reservation by e-mail, don't forget to submit your name & company.

5/8: Sheep shearing at Washington Crossing Historic Park, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The public is invited to the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Colonial sheep shearing event. Attendees can see sheep being shorn of their winter wool coats and then try their hand at the many steps it takes to turn the fleece into clothing. This program is open to the general public, home-schooled children and students in public, parochial and private schools. Admission is $9 for everyone age four and older. Advance registration is required for groups of 15 or more people. To register, please call 215-493-4076. Parking is free and this event is held rain or shine.

5/8-9: Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center Present "All Shook Up"
Get ready to shake things up with the rockin' 1950s musical "All Shook Up," featuring 25 of Elvis Presley's greatest hits. Presented by Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center, "All Shook Up" will be performed on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 and Saturday, May 9 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm at the Stephen J. Bucks Memorial Theater, 182 W. Bridge St. in New Hope, PA.

5/8-29: Beginner Quilting Class
This class is designed to teach all the skills needed to make a basic "wall hanging" quilt. Techniques will be taught in class and block construction done at home. The first class we will discuss color theory and cutting and go shopping! Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies required. Additional supply list will be discussed during first class. Classes are held on Fridays, May 8 – 29, 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Pre-registration is required with Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation call (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com. Reference ID # 153189.

5/9: Spend the Afternoon with Mom at Crossing Vineyards' Paint and Sip Event
If you’re looking for something different to do to celebrate Mother's Day, join in the fun at Crossing Vineyards and Winery for a brand new event, "Paint& Sip for Moms." No experience necessary. Just bring a great attitude, enjoy Mom's company, and relax in the beautiful surroundings. The afternoon includes a tasting of Crossing’s award-winning wines with a variety of cheeses. The instructors provide everything you need…supplies, step-by-step instructions and some help and encouragement along the way. You will be amazed at the finished product, created by…you! The event begins at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $55, per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 215-493-6500, ext. 19. Space is limited.

5/9-10: Mothers Day Wine Trail, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Since it’s mothers day weekend Old York Cellars would like to thank all mom’s for their hard work and dedication by offering them complimentary wine tastings. This weekend we will also be sampling and selling Maddalena's Cheesecake paired with our Sweet Riesling.

5/10: Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner at Piccolo Trattoria
Try our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet or enjoy one of our chef inspired Mother’s Day dinner specials. Sunday Brunch, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM and Sunday Dinner, 3:30pm – 10:00pm. To make an online reservation, visit http://www.opentable.com/piccolo-trattoria-reservations-newtown?restref=38008.

5/12: Free Lecture: "Unique and Rare Postcards of the Delaware Canal"
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park and the Friends of the Delaware Canal will co-host a free lecture – "Unique and Rare Postcards of the Delaware Canal and Nearby Sites" – on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center auditorium. The lecture will feature numerous images of the Delaware Canal, Washington Crossing and area inns and stores from postcards that date back to the early 20th century – the "Golden Age" of postcards. The lecture will be narrated by Steven Cohen, an active postcard collector and member of the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club, and Susan Taylor, executive director of the Friends of the Delaware Canal.

5/12: Italian Cookie Baking, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Italian cookies are distinctive and unique. Learn the secrets to making true Italian cookies: butter, almonds, pine nuts, flavorings: almond, vanilla, anise. Biscotti, Ricotta Cookies, Lemon Drops, Pignolis, Italian Wedding Cookies, S cookies, Sesame cookies, beautiful and delicious. Take home dozens of cookies. *A $20 materials fee is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Bring containers to take home your creations to give and share with friends and family. Pre-registration is required with Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation. Call (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com

5/13: Navigating Medicare 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
10,000 people per day turn 65 and have to deal with Medicare. When to apply? What are the various components? Medigap vs. Supplemental Plans, Prescription Drug Plans, costs, penalties, how to chose. Discover the many options you have and how to use them to your benefit. Pre-registration is required with Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation call (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com

5/13-14: ECONference 2015
Join us for a two-day Economic Development and Business Education Conference. May 13 & 14, 2015 at PARX Casino in Bensalem, PA. For more information about ECONference 2015 contact Toni Yonce at tyonce@lbccc.org or visit http://www.lbccc.org/committees-events-programs/econference/

5/15: Historic Weapons and Lectures on the American Revolution
On May 15 from noon to 4 p.m., the public can attend a half-day program at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) that will feature demonstrations of historic weapons and lectures on the American Revolution and the events and people surrounding George Washington’s Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River. Cost to attend is $20, payable at the door. For a complete list of lectures visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.
Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076.

5/15: Wine and Music Under the Stars
Join us on our patio overlooking the vineyard. Here you can enjoy the wonderful summer night sipping on Old York Cellars’ award winning wines while listening to great music. Guest are welcome to bring food to accompany the wines, or grab something to go from the local food truck. Groups are also welcome with reservations. 6 – 9 pm, featuring Acoustic Road.

5/16: Shady Brook Farm DIY Series: "Raise 'em Right!" (Raised Flower Beds)
Raised beds and planters have revolutionized the gardening world, making veggie growing easier and more productive than ever. Come see what we’ve done! Starts at 10:00 AM.
www.shadybrookfarm.com. 215-968-1670

5/16: Free “Introduction to Tree Pruning” Class!
Novice and experienced pruners can receive free instruction from Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tree Tenders Managers Barley Van Clief and Mindy Maslin. The workshop will include lecture and hands on pruning workshop. Topics covered include the use and care of pruning tools, types of cuts, best time to prune and maintenance of trees. All levels of gardeners will benefit from this workshop. *Please bring pruning hand tools and dress for all weather - rain, snow, or shine. 10 AM – noon. Pre-registration is required with Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation call (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com

5/16: The River Roots Music and Food Truck Festival
The River Roots Music and Food Truck Festival will be held on the bucolic pastures of Snipes Farm in Morrisville, PA. This family-friendly festival promises a day of engaging music and great local food in a relaxing natural environment. Please bring your lawn chair and blankets and plan on spending the day with family and friends. Admission is $10 and tickets can be bought in advance through TicketLeap.com. This show is appropriate for all ages; children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission. For further information and directions go to www.musicatsnipesfarm.com. Snipes Farm is located at 882 West Bridge St., Morrisville, PA.

5/16-17: Wine & Cheese Weekend at Old York Cellars
Join us for a beautiful weekend at the Winery. Indulge your taste buds with a tasting of our award winning wines paired with complimentary cheese samples from Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

5/17: Walk in the Park with George
The Washington Crossing Park Association invites you to its May 17th Walk in the Park with George, a walk to raise awareness and to support restoration and educational enhancement of the historic Johnson Ferry House. Please join us. Registration begins at 8:15 AM at the Park's Visitors Center/Museum. One-mile walk starts at 9:00 AM. http://www.washingtoncrossingparkassociation.com/

5/17: Fairy and Pirate Adventures (ages 3-6)
Hear ye, hear ye! The Tinker Fairy is flying in to town, along with one of her friends. In addition to an exciting story, they have planned a scavenger hunt, and several other fun games for you. Enjoy arts-and-crafts time, followed by pictures, then end your Fairy and Pirate adventure with snacks and light refreshments. 11:00 AM – 12:00 pm
Pre-registration for all programs is required with Newtown Township Department of Parks and Recreation call (215) 968-2800 ext. 239 or online: www.newtownfun.com

5/17: Newtown Historic Association presents “A Walking Tour of Newtown Cemetery”
History does not consist of facts in a school book - nor of Gramdmother’s dusty old clock on the mantle, but of the substance of the everyday life of the men, women and children who have lived before us. Come join us for the May meeting of the Newtown Historic Association, held on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 PM at the Newtown Cemetery Chapel, 600 E. Washington Ave., Newtown to explore the lives of some of the people who lived in our town and countryside. Some may have lived in your very home or perhaps tilled the soil of your backyard. A “Good Will” Donation of $5.00 per person would be appreciated - Everyone is invited – this will be a walking tour – rain or shine. No Reservations Needed - This will prove to be a very interesting and informative tour. For further information call 215-968-3914 or visit the NHA Website www.newtownhistoric.org.

5/17: Newtown Fire Association Presents: Community Safety Open House
Fire, Police, EMS Medical Helicopter, Live Demonstrations, Fire Prevention Information, Firefighter Recruitment Information, Refreshments. In celebration of 125 years of service to the community, the Newtown Fire Association is proud to present a Community Safety Open House at our Newtown Township station. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon! Newtown Fire Association – Station 55, 55 Municipal Drive (in the Township Municipal Complex) Newtown, PA.

5/19: "I'll Be Me" Free Screening
On Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m., Pickering Manor will present a screening of “I’ll Be Me” – an award-winning film about legendary singer Glen Campbell and his fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The movie will be shown at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street in Newtown. Tickets are free but only 200 are available. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis at Pickering Manor, 226 N. Lincoln Ave. in Newtown between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is the only screening of “I’ll Be Me” in Bucks County. “I’ll Be Me” documents Campbell’s journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice. Rare vintage footage and new performances of Campbell’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin and Bill Clinton among others.

5/20: Wednesday Works! Class - American Red Cross CPR Certification
LBCCC Offices, 409 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Sponsored by Care Plus More. Cost: $68 per person. To register, email sharkins@lbccc.org, fax 215-943-7404, or register online at www.lbccc.org. If making a reservation by e-mail, don't forget to submit your name & company.

5/20: Business Card Exchange – A marketing visibility opportunity!
Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road, Bristol, PA. Free with advance registration. E-mail sripka@lbccc.org or Fax 215-943-7404 or register online at www.lbccc.org. If making a reservation by e-mail, don't forget to submit your name & company.

5/21: Young Professionals - visit the Trenton Thunder as they take on the Bowie Baysox
Thirsty Thursdays, $2 beer specials. Fireworks after the game!
Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. @ Trenton Thunder Baseball Stadium, One Thunder Road, Trenton, N.J. 08611. Cost: $15 All area Chamber Members, $20 Non-Members (includes: Networking Event, Game Ticket and Food Voucher) Only 40 tickets are available! E-mail tyonce@lbccc.org or Fax 215-943-7404 or register online at www.lbccc.org

5/22: Shady Brook Farm DIY Series:
During the wine concert -- Home-grown kitchen. www.shadybrookfarm.com. 215-968-1670

5/23: Yoga in the Park
Join us at Tyler State Park to relax and unwind both your body and mind with Yoga in the Park! Located in the Maze Picnic Area. Signs will be posted. Come soak up the sun’s rays and ground yourself! Class meets on Saturdays 9AM, starting May 23rd. Classes will accommodate all levels; all ages are welcome! Class cost $10 and 10% of proceeds will be donated to Tyler State Park. Please bring your mat, reusable water bottle and towel. Arrive with enough time to sign-in, set up your mat, etc. Contact us with questions at twistedtreeyogaco@gmail.com

5/23: Shady Brook Farm DIY Series, 10 AM
"On The Dark Side": Plants made for the shade. www.shadybrookfarm.com. 215-968-1670

5/23: Sangria Kick off
We’re starting off summer right with the kick-off of our Sangria Weekend for Memorial Day. Pack a picnic to enjoy with a pitcher of our Red White & Blue Sangria. Relax on our patio overlooking the vineyard listening to live music by JT Rooney. Festivities start at noon at Old York Cellars Winery located at 80 Old York Road Ringoes, NJ. Complimentary wine tastings for all active and former military personnel with I.D.

5/24: Memorial Day observance at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold a Memorial Day observance on Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. at the gravesite of Continental soldiers. The event is free and open to the public. The observation will include a colonial color guard, the Old Barracks Fife & Drum Corps, Revolutionary War reenactors, the Guardians of the National Cemetery Firing Party, Daughters of the American Revolution, veterans, Boy Scouts, and other honored guests. During the event, American flags will be placed on the graves. The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware River crossing and the First Battle of Trenton, some soldiers succumbed to exposure, disease or previous injuries. James Moore, a 26-year-old artillery captain from a New York regiment, is the only veteran buried in this plot whose identity is known. The gravesite is located near the Thompson-Neely House, about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Rd. Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076.

5/28: Virtual Vines Online Wine Tasting
Join us in our Virtual Tasting Room for an evening with Winemaker Scott Gares & Sommelier Laurin Dorman. You can follow along with our youtube video or participate in our online conversation on twitter using the hashtag #VirtualVines. We will be talking about New Jersey wines and tasting two featured wines. If you would like to taste along wines can be ordered online at a discount. This time we will be featuring the 2013 Pinot Gris & 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. Old York Cellars Winery located at 80 Old York Road Ringoes, NJ

5/30-31: Strawberry Festival at Oasis Family Farm
Farm fresh strawberries, Strawberry shortcake, Strawberry rhubarb pies, Strawberry ice cream, Chocolate covered strawberries. Strawberry fudge. Activities for the kids: Wagon rides, Sand art, Craft activities, Pie eating contest, and more! Wear red & get $2 off entry to the FunZone! Reservations strongly encouraged. RSVP on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/821195617916038/

6/6: Woodside Church Second Annual “Run for God” 5K
Race will take place rain or shine. Proceeds Benefit "A Special Way." Visit http://www.woodside-church.org/runforgod.rhtml for more info.

6/6-7: La Fiocco baroque ensemble presents “Love, Passion, & Magic, featuring virtuoso soprano Laura Heimes, with music played on period instruments, in concerts on June 6th and 7th. The June 6th concert will be La Fiocco’s Princeton debut and will take place at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ at 7:30 PM. The June 7th concert is at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA at 3:00 PM. Tickets cost $25 general audience, $10 students. Tickets at the door (check or cash), or in advance online at www.lafiocco.org. Visit www.lafiocco.org for more information or contact info@lafiocco.org.

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