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Jesus Christ Superstar, Sept. 4 thru 20
The 2015 summer season at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre continues with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic, Jesus Christ Superstar. The run of this musical has been extended by one week to replace the originally scheduled Heathers the Musical which was to be performed by the Once Upon A Time Players. Shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 12 and under) and $12 for seniors (ages 65 and older.) Tickets can always be purchased at the Open Air Theatre Box Office a half-hour prior to the performance. Group discounts are available. Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville. 267-885-9857.


A Raisin in the Sun, Sept. 11 thru 27
An iconic play about an African-American family striving to escape the slums and build a better life. As relevant today as it was in the 1950s, it’s an American treasure. Directed by Victoria Benn and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. $20 for tickets. Plays begin at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 PM on Sundays. Actorsnetbucks.org. 215-295-3694.


Afterschool Nature Camp at Silver Lake Nature Center, Sept. 17 thru Nov. 19. For 10 Thursdays this fall (3:30 PM to 5 PM), 6- to 12-year-olds are invited to join us as we explore the nature preserve, learn about the habitats and creatures found here, play nature-related games, learn survival skills, keep a nature journal, and more! We’ll do all this while having a lot of fun and making new friends & memories. Nature Campers are asked to bring a refillable water bottle, and to also wear clothes & shoes that they do not mind getting wet and/or dirty. It is also recommended to dress in layers to make sure all are prepared for the range of weather and temperatures since we will be outside most of the time every session. Pre-registration is required in order to participate. For additional information and/or to register, please contact the Nature Center at 215-785-1177 or silverlakenaturecenter@buckscounty.org and/or visit www.silverlakenaturecenter.org. $60 for members; $80 for non-members.


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Save the Date

10/2 - Baskets n’ Bling Bingo. Doors at 6 PM, games at 7 PM. James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road, Richboro. 215-357-8199.

10/3 - A Tribute to the Beatles. 7:30 PM. Patriots Theater, Trenton, NJ. 215-893-1999.

10/19 - How to Insure Your Historic Home presented by the Newtown Historic Association. 7:30 PM. 105 Court Street, Newtown. 215-968-3914.

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Events

School Open Houses

9/4 - English Country Dance. 8 PM to 10:30 PM. American Legion Hall, 41 Linden Avenue, Newtown. 215-752-9894. Enjoy an evening of social,community dancing to live music. If you can walk and know the difference between left and right, you already have much of the basic knowledge you'll need; most of the movements are based simply on a walking or skipping step. $10 for adults, $5 for students.

9/5 - Bird Walk. 8 AM. Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Road, Doylestown. 215-345-7860. Join a great group of birders! All levels of experience welcome and encouraged to attend. No fee - donations appreciated No fee, but donations appreciated.

9/5 - Wrightstown Farmers Market. 9 AM to 1 PM. Wrightstown Township Municipal Parking Lot 2203 Second Street Pike, Wrightstown. 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.

9/5-6 - Sesame Place Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. 8:25 PM. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne. Don’t miss our fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music! Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as their music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Be sure to watch us paint the sky red (and green and blue) from inside the park. This impressive display will certainly give you something to celebrate! Fireworks will begin immediately following the 8:00PM evening performance of theNeighborhood Birthday Party Night Parade. Entry into the park will be limited 5 minutes prior to the start of fireworks. Time subject to change.

9/6 - Lambertville-New Hope Fireworks. Dusk. This free fireworks series lights up the sky in Lambertville and New Hope. Many of the shops and restaurants extend their hours on the firework evenings.

9/7 - 5th Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Square Labor Day Concert. 5 PM to 8 PM. Veterans Square Foundation, creators of Veterans Square Monument, cordially invites the public to attend its 5th Annual Labor Day Concert featuring the Marcus Goldhaber Band’s “Come Home America Tour” and the Pennsbury Community Band. The concert will be held Mon., Sept. 7 adjacent to Veterans Square Monument, on the corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads in Lower Makefield Township.Although the concert is free, there is a suggested donation of $5 to $8 per person, or $15 to $20 per family to pay for ongoing maintenance of Veterans Square Monument.

9/9 - Puck’s Open Mic Night. 7 PM signup, 8 PM show. 1 Printer’s Alley, Doylestown. Come out to Puck's Open Mic, every Wednesday night down in the venue. Hosted by Dave Nonini Each performer gets a three-song set to try out their original material, or show us your rendition of some of the classics!

9/10 - Triumph Trivia. 8 PM. 400 Union Square, New Hope. 215-862-8300. Join us at the bar to play trivia and win prizes! Mus be 21 to play. Free.

9/11 - Summer Wine & Music Series. 7 PM. Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing. 215-493-6500. The Fabulous Greaseband. $10 in advance, $15 at gate. Bring a lawn Chair. Wine & cheese available for purchase. No outside beverage permitted. Call for reservations or buy online: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

9/12 - Small Batch Tap Takeover with the River Horse Brewing Company. 11:30 AM. Isaac Newton’s Bar and Restaurant, 18 S. State Street, Newtown. 215-860-5100. Starting at 11:30am, Isaac Newton's Bar and Restaurant will be hosting a “Small Batch” Tap Take-over with the River Horse Brewing Company! They will be tapping multiple highly-limited offerings from River Horse, many of which are rarely, if ever, available outside of the brewery, including Barrel-Aged Cranberry Sour (4.6%), Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter (11%), Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Milk Stout (9%), Brewer’s Reserve White (5%), Farmhouse Saison (6%), Cherry Berliner Weisse (4.2%), Brewer's Reserve India Pale Lager (7.5%) and Maker’s Mark Barrel-Aged Special Ale (5.5%).

9/12 - New Hope Arts Hosts Flash Poetry Festival. 6:30 PM. 2 Stockton Avenue. The Flash Poetry Festival, hosted at the New Hope Arts Center, will feature area poets competing for the coveted Flash Poetry Prize - $100 for the best 100 words. All poets and all listeners are welcome - the first 21 poets that sign in will be eligible to compete for the prize. The second place poet will receive a gift certificate to Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA, and the third place poet will be lucky enough to wear home a beret. Doors at the New Hope Arts Center will open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, September 12 at 2 Stockton Avenue in New Hope, PA. A voluntary donation of five dollars to support the New Hope Arts Center can be made upon admission.

9/12-13 - Doylestown Arts Festival. 10 AM to 5 PM. State and Main Streets, Doylestown. Organized by the Doylestown Alliance (DBCA) and sponsored by The Thompson Organization, the Doylestown Arts Festival is the county’s largest outdoor juried arts and crafts show. Held from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, the Arts Festival features 160 artisans with creative works including paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery and more. Five entertainment stages with live music and various activities will be featured throughout town - plus, a variety of dining options are available at the festival’s food court and in the many restaurants that line the streets. For a list of exhibitors, entertainment schedule and parking info, visit www.DoylestownArtsFestival.com.

9/12-13 - Apple Festival. 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Oasis Family Farm, 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ. Farm fresh apples, fresh baked apple pies, apple cobbler & ice cream, caramel apples, sliced apples with caramel sauce/peanut butter, apple cider donuts, apple sauce, apple cider, wagon rides, sand art, craft activities, apple pie eating contest & more! Reservations are not required but strongly encouraged (to give us an idea of how many people will be attending).

9/14 - 19th Annual Golf Classic. All day. Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Lane, Doylestown. Player registration, sponsorship and raffle tickets are now available. This event benefits the HLA Foundation, established in honor of Heather Leigh Albert. Winning package includes 54 holes of golf over 3 days at Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill courses, along with meals, carts, greens fees, prize packages, teaching clinic by a top PGA player, transportation and accommodations hosted by Lexus. Tickets are $50 each. Click here to register.

9/16 - Professional Women’s Business Network Newtown Breakfast Meeting. 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM. Applebee’s, 2 West Road, Newtown. Join area women business owners, executives, and professionals for networking, self-introductions, and roundtable discussion. Bring your business cards and share your expertise with other businesswomen. Cost: Members - $10.00 includes buffet breakfast. Non-members - $20.00 ($10.00 CASH ONLY for breakfast paid at the door and $10 for meeting paid online). Online registration is required. Membership to PWBN starts at $29.50. For more information visit www.pwbn.org/membership

9/17 - Medicare Made Easy. 2 PM. Pickering Manor, 226 N. Lincoln Avenue. 215-968-3878 ext. 1074. Pickering Manor in Newtown will host a free, one-hour informational seminar titled “Medicare Made Easy.” The seminar will cover what kind of insurance coverage people need as they age, how to avoid paying for coverage that isn’t needed, MediGap, Medicare Advantage, enrollment periods, pre-existing conditions, Part D drug plans, and what questions to ask before signing up for an insurance plan. The seminar is presented by Howard Peck, a licensed insurance broker and owner of Senior Insurance Solutions. The seminar will include time for questions and answers. For more information about Pickering Manor visit www.pickeringmanor.org.

9/19 - Inaugural Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival. Core Creek Park, Langhorne. This event, which is presented by the Bucks County Dragon Boat Association and sponsored by St. Mary Medical Center, promises a day of friendly competition, cultural demonstrations and family fun with the overarching goal of paddling out hunger in the region. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Bucks County Housing Group’s Community Food Pantry Programs. Each dragon boat team is comprised of up to 24 crew members and no prior dragon boat experience is necessary to participate in the festival. Registration fees include all equipment needed to race and one practice with a coach. Visit www.buckscountydragonboatfestival.com to register a team for the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival or to learn more about the sport of dragon boat racing and potential opportunities for sponsors/vendors/volunteers at this event.

9/19-20 - 16th Annual Village Renaissance Faire. Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown. 267-304-8060. Come see the event that earned a 2013 visit from Renaissance Magazine. Support the public library & have fun too! All proceeds go to the public library. This all volunteer community event attracted over 9,000 in one weekend last year. Authentic faire with jousters, fire breathers, aerialists, trebuchets, and even flying birds of prey, not to mention our many live musicians, singers, and dancers. Something new each year, and even up to the week of the faire, so stay tuned. Please come join us as this is one of the most affordable, friendly approachable faires around. An event for all ages and affordable to all. http://www.villagefaire.org/

9/20 - Special Olympics Tennis Tournament and Play Day at the Hill School. 12 PM to 3 PM. 860 Beech Street, Pottstown. The Greater Pottstown Tennis and Learning Organization will host the first Special Olympics Tennis Tournament and Play Day on The Hill’s Beech Street tennis courts. Last spring, The Hill School Student Philanthropy Council awarded a grant to the G.P.T.L., which has helped the tournament to become a reality. The event is a joint effort of the United States Tennis Association Middle States Section, of which the Pottstown association is a part, and Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. The tournament, which is open to all Special Olympics of Pennsylvania athletes, will run from noon to 3 p.m. and will be followed by a free play day open to all adaptive players from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per player. For more information, please contact event organizer Kerriann Herdelin at kerriann@gptatennis.com

9/20 - International Day of Peace Celebration. 12 PM to 6 PM. Buttonwood Park, Yardley. 215-321-0305. Peace pole dedication, interfaith messages and honoring the four directions, live music and vegan potluck. Bring family and friends - all are welcome! Co-sponsored by Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks and Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center.

9/21 - West Chester University Harp Ensemble. 6 PM. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road, Bristol. TheWest Chester University Harp Ensemble rehearses on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm. FREE to come out to listen to this beautiful music! Contact: Gloria Galante at 215-342-9397 or ggharp@comcast.net.

9/22 - Living in the Mud: A Photographic Study of Human Perseverance. 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Pine Run Community Center, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown. 267-247-5858. Photographer, Natalie Wi, shares images from her recent trip to Haiti in an effort to create a meaningful discourse on the relationship between existentialism and faith and their effect on human perseverance. Pine Run Retirement Community hosts Pine Run University: Keep On Learning!, a monthly educational series every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30, featuring talks on film, photography, theater, nature, history and the arts. Free.

9/24 - Comedy for a Cause Dinner Fundraiser. 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland. A night of laugh out loud entertainment featuring comedians Marc Kaye, Sean Young, and Mark Riccadonna! Includes full course meal, unlimited beer and wine plus Amazing Auction Items and raffles! PURCHASE YOUR TICKET TODAY www.friendsofgregg.org All proceeds go towards rebuilding an adaptable home for Gregg Bittner, a local custom builder who is battling MS. $50 purchase tickets online http://friendsofgregg.org/comedy-night/

9/25 - Into the Woods Outdoor Screening. Washington Crossing Historic Park. 215-493-4076. The Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) will play host to an outdoor family film series this summer and fall. Film will be show outdoors beginning at dusk on the lawn of the historic farmhouse. Families can bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for guests age five and over. Children under five are free.

9/26 - Yardley Farmers’ Market. 8 AM to 12 PM. Buttonwood Park, Yardley. Yardley Farmers’ Market is a producer only market in Buttonwood Park in beautiful downtown Yardley Borough, Bucks County PA. Our mission is to promote sustainability by focusing on locally grown and sourced produce and materials, helping local farmers and artisans reach more people and to build a community. Join all of us Saturday morning for fresh delicious food, exciting artisans and loads of family fun. Bring the kids and make some wonderful memories of Saturdays at the local farmers’ market. For more info, including vendor info and weekly market lists, visit http://www.yardleyfarmersmarket.com.

9/26 - Pet Fair at Newtown Vet. 12 PM to 4 PM. Newtown Veterinary Hospital, 107 Penns Trail, Newtown. 215-968-3895. Have fun at our free, family and pet-friendly fair featuring pet adoption groups, vendors, crafts, raffles and refreshments. There will be music by WPST and demonstrations by Action Karate. The pet parade is the culminating event of the day where your furry friend can strut their stuff to win prizes! Free T-shirts for the first 100 guests. Free.

9/27 - Market & Muster Day. 10 AM to 4 PM. Washington Crossing Historic Park, Routes 32 and 532. 215-493-4076. Witness Revolutionary War era townspeople gather at their colonial marketplace and soldiers assemble to drill 18th-century military tactics. While the soldiers march and fire their muskets, historic crafters will demonstrate and sell their wares. Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including crafts, hayrides, music and performances by Levram the Great, an 18th-century magician who is the official “Colonial Conjurer” of Historic Philadelphia. Visitors can also shop at the park’s modern gift shop to buy a variety of local crafts, art, and other goods. Admission to Market & Muster Day is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. For a $3 more per adult, receive admission to the Thompson-Neely House and Bowman’s Hill Tower (no extra charge for children under 11). This is a rain or shine event.

9/27 - Moonlight on the Mat. 4 PM to 6:30 PM. The Treehouse by Cornerstone, 419 S. York Road, New Hope. 215-862-2200. Integrative breath work is a simple, profound process that uses a full circular breathing pattern to activate the most natural healing response. Constricted breathing patterns are opened up, the body is super-oxygenated and emotional suppression is loosened and cleared, making room for a more direct, joyful connection with the Source of all that is. The experience is the language for understanding. $45/person.

9/28 - Chair Yoga. 11 AM. Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley. Any one, at any level of physical ability, can practice Kundalini yoga, on a chair or on a mat. All ages, levels of experience, flexibilities and health categories are welcomed to chair yoga classes! www.YMFriends.org.

9/30 - The Farmers’ Market at Playwicki Farm. 3 PM to 6 PM. 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville. 215-357-7300, ext. 326. Our mission is to create an environment for farmers and residents to mutually benefit from a market of locally produced items. To this reason, every market vendor is required to personally produce all of the items that they sell so that everyone purchasing foods, flowers, or crafts can trust that they are receiving only the finest products.

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