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KidsCamp of Yardley

KidsCamp of Yardley

KIDS CAMP OF YARDLEY AT AFTON ELEMENTARY. WE ARE BETTER THAN EVER-TWENTY YEARS AND GOING STRONG! Emphasis is on interacting and socializing with other children throughout the day.

Some 2016 Highlights include: Visit by Philadelphia Flyers Alumni with their “Hooked on Hockey” one day program.Free local trips to: Morrisville Bowling Lanes, Churchville Nature Center, Double Eagle Mini Golf, Skyzone, Berry Picking at Snipes Farm, Tyler State ParkMulti-week registration discounts. Kindergarten through eighth grade as of September, 2016. CIT program for high school students. Local school bus service also available.

For more information call or email us at 215-230-3445 or kidscare77@gmail.com
Website: kidscareofpennsbury.com

Love Your Jeans

Love Your Jeans

Where fashion meets comfort. Embrace your own unique style and get in touch with your inner Fashionista. Affordable fashion in your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our latest spring styles in jeans and tops.

Visit us at:
128 South State Street, Newtown.
(Across from Pat’s Kitchen & Duck Sauce).
Open 7 days a week.
Phone: 215-860-1412
Web: www.luvurjeans.com

Newtown Yardley's House_and_Garden Guide

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House and Garden Guide

Our House and Garden feature is loaded with information on gardens and home topics that will enlighten novices and experts alike. Our comprehensive directory of local services and companies will help you with everything from Newtown and Yardley landscapers, sprinkler systems, pools, waterscapes, tree services, to firebowls.

Newtown Yardley's Summer Camps Guide

Newtown Yardley's
Summer Camps Guide

Summer Camps A comprehensive guide to all local area camps in Newtown and Yardley including academic camps, day camps, computer and technology camps, sports camps, performing and visual arts camps, special needs camps, and sleep-away camps! Also listed are educational programs, summer activities, and articles addressing first time campers and choosing the right camp for your child.

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Newtown Business Association Seeks Singers For Welcome Day 2016
Singers are sought to show off their talent at the Rising Star Competition to be held at the NBA Welcome Day on Sunday May 1st. This event is open to all area student and adult vocalists, grades 7 and above. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2016. Winners of the Rising Star Competition will be determined by a panel of judges on event day. The contest will begin at 12:30 PM at Bill Marsh Ford, 10 North Sycamore St. in Newtown. Interested vocalists should contact Dan Paulish at djpaulish@comcast.net.

Win a Mercedes From Pickering Manor
Newtown’s Pickering Manor is hosting a raffle which gives a 1 in 100 Chance to Win a Mercedes. Each $100 entry increases your odds of winning a 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, or $25,000 CASH presented by Mercedes Benz of Princeton. A Second Prize of $1,000 VISA Gift Card will be offered also. The Drawing and Cocktail Party begins at 5:30 pm on April 22, 2016.
All proceeds support the Pickering Manor Resident’s Fund, helping to enhance the lives of our residents independent, personal care and skilled care.
Pickering Manor is the only non-profit retirement facility in Pennsylvania owned and operated by the community. Fast Ticket Link Here

Classic Movie Series Launched at Newtown Theatre
The 110-year-old Newtown Theatre launched a new Classic Movie Series on March 31st. Each month, a movie will be chosen by the public through a single-elimination tournament on the theatre’s Facebook page. The tournament will start with eight of the top movies of all time. The public will vote each day on which movie should advance. The final film left standing will be shown. The tournament will take place each month and the winning movie will be shown on the last Thursday of that month. Facebook link

8th Annual Yardley 5K Run/Walk
Yardley Borough Recreation Board presents the 8th Annual Yardley 5K Sunday June 5, 2016 at 8:30 am at Buttonwood Park. Run though Buck County’s beautiful and historic Yardley, and also along the Delaware River and Delaware Canal towpath. This race will be chip-timed by SpectaSport's "Contemporary Timing for a Connected World" featuring results kiosks and online results that are updated while the race is in progress. First 200 entrants receive a free t-shirt. http://yardley5k.com

Washington Crossing Park (PA) Offers Colonial Era Craft Classes
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park invite those interested in Colonial-era craftwork to attend one of three classes hosted at the park in May and June:
A Paper Marbling workshop will be offered Sunday, May 1.
A Bookbinding workshop will be offered Sunday, May 15.
Denise Wilz, a traditional potter and master artisan, will lead a class on Sgraffito Pottery on Sunday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for any of these workshops, call 215-493-4076. Click here for more info.

Upper Makefield Business Association Scholarships Avaliable
In 2016, UMBA will award scholarships for a total amount of $2,000. The scholarship award monies are paid out in $500 installments, dependent on achieving satisfactory grades during the period covered by the award. For over 28 years, the Upper Makefield Business Association has provided an annual scholarship award to students in the Bucks County area to assist students in financial need with furthering their achievement of education beyond high school. All application forms and letters of recommendation must be received by Friday, April 15, 2016. Apply here.

“Taste of Doylestown”
Discover Doylestown, which organizes community and business related events, has gathered the great restaurants, pubs, and food establishments throughout Doylestown Borough for the 2016 “Taste of Doylestown”. This food focused event will give diners a chance to sample the variety of Central Bucks County in the hands of its best chefs. Held at the historic Doylestown Fire House, the event will have an Art Theme. The evening includes an official Doylestown Art themed drink contest. Proceeds benefit the Discover Doylestown Committee. A portion of ticket sales will go towards the Doylestown Fire Company. The event will take place on Thursday April 14th from 6 ­- 9pm. Click here for more info.

Newtown Bookshop's 2nd Annual Main Street Voices Poetry Contest
Main Street Voices Poetry Contest encourages and inspires poets of all ages in the Bucks County community, sharing the importance of poetry and the written word.
Main Street Voices Poetry Contest will be open to all residents of Bucks County, with monetary awards given to entries in the adult and student categories. The contest will be judged by four talented, award-winning poets, including two former Bucks County Poet Laureates and professors at Bucks County Community College. Entries are due April 14, 2016. Facebook link.

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Save the Date

May 1, 2016: 16th Annual NBA Welcome Day

May 6, 2016: UnWined Friday Concerts at Shady Brook Farm

May 7, 2016: 6th Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest

May 12 -14, 2016: Council Rock District Art Show

May 14, 2016: 9th Annual Yardley Beer Fest

May 15, 2016: Bucks County Wine Trail Spring Event, Southern Tour

May 21, 2016: 30thHands Across The Canal Path” Family Fun and Event

May 22, 2016: Support Girl Scout World Travel ColorFun 5k Run/Walk & Color Fest Party

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School Open Houses

4/6 - 4/10 - Rumors, Bristol Riverside Theater.
Neil Simon's comedy about a dinner party in the suburbs. $32 and up. 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol PA 215-785-0100.

4/8 - Teen Night, Tyler Center for The Arts, 7:00 pm.
Art focused Teens can drop in every 2nd Friday as expert instructors provide guidance in a multitude of mediums including fine arts, multi-media, clay, jewelry, found object sculpture, printmaking, book making, personal masks, fiber and even portfolio building.Tyler Center for The Arts, 10 Stable Mill Rd, Richboro, PA 18954.
Link to more info

4/9 - Recreating The Battle of Trenton in a War Game, 1:00 pm.
The Battle of Trenton will be recreated by using miniature figures, dice and “Flint & Steel” rules developed by Richard Kane who will also be managing the game. Visitors can observe and some will be able to participate as the historic military commanders by issuing orders to their military units. Meet at the Visitor Center Museum at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. 355 Washington Crossing - Pennington Road Titusville, New Jersey 08560. For more information call (609) 737-0623

4/9 - Lincoln at Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, 2:00 pm.
In commemoration of the Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg in November of 1863, Historical Re-enactor Michael Jesberger will present a program on the Gettysburg Address and the President's visit to the Battlefield at Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA.

4/9 - Newtown Chamber Orchestra To Perform Beethoven Plus, 7:00 pm.
The Newtown Chamber Orchestra will perform its final concert of its 26th season, “Beethoven Plus” on Saturday, April 9 at 7 PM. 2016 Young Musicians Competition Winner, Pennsbury Senior Evan Schnurr will play Clarinet. Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
Link to more info

4/10 - St. Ignatius School Open House, Yardley, 12:30-2:00 pm
See why St. Ignatius School ignites imagination for PreK3 through 8th Grade! Open Houses are scheduled for April 10 and May 18, 2016. Everybody is welcome. St. Ignatius of Antioch School, 995 Reading Ave Yardley, PA 19067. 215-493-3867

4/10 - Cocktail Hour: The Show, 2:00 pm
Drama, mystery, humor, romance — Cocktail Hour: The Show has it all. This acclaimed floorshow-to-stage experience reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. Performed by NYC's Ballets With a Twist! Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-2121

4/10 - Living History Theater at Pennsbury Manor, 1:00-4:00 pm
Meet the Residents of Pennsbury – Stop by and talk with the men and women who lived and worked at Pennsbury Manor in the 17th Century. Hear their stories of journeying to the New World and building new lives for themselves and their families. 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road Morrisville, PA 19067 215-946-0400

4/12- Newtown Bookshop April Cookbook Club, 7:00 pm
You will be given a used cookbook where you will pick any recipe from the book to make and bring to share. We exchanged cookbooks at the March meeting. If you were not at the March meeting and would love to come to the April meeting, please contact Kathy at kathy@newtownbookshop.com so that you can come in and pick a cookbook from a pile we have. Feel free to donate a used cookbook that you no longer want. What a great idea for recycling cookbooks! Let's see what gems we can find! Newtown Bookshop 2835 South Eagle Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Link to more info

4/13 - Free Master Gardener Gardening Help Desk at Northampton Library, 6:30 pm
Whether flowers or vegetable plants are your interest, you can get help with any question you may have! A Master Gardener from the Penn State Extension Service will be in the library each Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM to assist gardeners. This is a drop-in program. Just bring your questions to the Master Gardener. If she does not have an answer, she will contact the Penn State Extension Service to supply an answer the following week. Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Rd, Richboro PA 18954
Link to more info

4/15 - Three Day Bargain Book Sale at the Yardley-Makefield Library
Great Bargains! Everything sells for 50 cents or one dollar. New Fiction hardbacks are $5.00. Times are as follows:
Friday, April 15 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 16 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, April 18 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Yardley-Makefield Library 1080 Edgewood Road Yardley, PA 19067

4/16 - Yardley Winter Farmers Market, 9:00 am
The Yardley Farmers Market focuses on sustainability through locally grown and sourced products. This will be the last Winter Market until we move back outdoors! We have 20 great Grower/Producer vendors with naturally grown or sourced items. 9am - 11 am at The Yardley Friends Meeting House, 65 N. Main Street Yardley PA

4/16 - Community Youth Yard Sale, 9:00 am
There will be baby, toddler, and youth items from gently used sports equipment, clothes, bouncers, pack n’ plays, to sandboxes, bikes, and jackets. All items from baby to elementary aged. Sponsored by the Newtown Township Parks & Recreation Board, all proceeds from space purchases will benefit the continued fundraising efforts for Noah’s Playground at Veteran’s Park. The event will be in the parking lot at Veteran’s Park (off Rt. 413 in Newtown)

4/16 - Open House For Snipes Farm Camp Program, 2:00 pm
We are so excited to have campers return and new families visit Snipes Farm to learn about our wonderful camp program! Meet staff, chickens, bunnies and goats Learn about the cooking, the fort building, art and science projects that we do at camp. Come and have fun at the the Farm Day Camp Open House! Free - no registration needed. Snipes Farm 890 W. Bridge Street Morrisville, PA 19067 215-295-1138 x102

4/16 - Newtown Historical Association’s Annual Spring Cocktail Party, 5:00 pm
Newtown’s Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), 105 Court St. (Court St. & Centre Avenue) will be decorated with fresh spring flowers and will offer a selection deliciousof cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for the occasion. The cost is $35.00 per person – come and bring a friend. It is a delightful and pleasant evening. For reservations and further information call Mary Callahan 215-968- 3914 or dcnhh@comcast.net.

4/17 - Kol Emet Synagogue Hosts Author Discussion and Brunch, 10:00 am
Kol Emet will host a discussion and brunch with Stephanie Feldman, author of “The Angel of Losses” on Sunday, April 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This event is open to the public. The cost is $15.00 per person for brunch. The book is available in paperback and is $16.00 if preordered through Kol Emet when you RSVP. Please RSVP to office@kolemet.org or (215) 493-8522 by Monday, April 11. Kol Emet is located at 1360 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA.

4/20 - Former CIA Analyst Janessa Gans Wilder to Speak On: “Fighting Terrorism Begins With You”, 7:30 pm
The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks County in partnership with The Peace Center and Welcoming the Stranger are pleased to present “Fighting Terrorism Begins With You”, a special presentation by Janessa Gans Wilder, former CIA Analyst and founder of the Euphrates Institute. The talk will take place at the Church of God’s Love in Newtown, PA. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and will be appreciated. Church of God's Love, 791 Newtown Yardley Rd, Newtown, PA 18940. Phone (215) 968-4335

4/21- Who Will Take Care of Your Child If You No Longer Can, 7:00 pm
Potential Inc.and The Springtime School will be holding another one of its free-to-parents seminars for concerned parents of children with Special Needs. Potential & Springtime School 170 Pheasant Run Rd., Suite 100 Newtown, PA 18940. 215.579.0670

4/21 - 4/23 - A- Day at Delaware Valley University, 12:00 pm
A-Day, which stands for Activities Day, is a family friendly event organized and run by the students of Delaware Valley University to benefit campus activities and clubs. This three-day event brings the campus and the surrounding community together for educational exhibits, competitions, entertainment, fun, and great food such as thick, homemade milkshakes and delicious funnel cakes. Today the tradition continues with the hard work and dedication of the students of Delaware Valley University. Since 2004 A-Day has been part of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs. Visit Friday, Saturday or Sunday for tons of outdoor family fun! Del Val University 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Link to more info

4/22 - TGIF! Friday Music Series at Crossing Vineyards, 8:00 pm
Treat yourself to a relaxing evening each Friday night featuring the music of popular local artists. Even the price is laid back! The cost is only $10 per person. Tonight, The Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet will perform. Reservations are suggested. Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing PA. 215-493-6500

4/24 - Yardley Borough Walking Tour, 2:00 pm
Discover a new side of downtown Yardley by joining Charlie Thomforde for an enlightening stroll down Afton Avenue, Canal Street and South Main Street. Light refreshments will be served after the tour. Our walking tours have been so popular that we now must require reservations. To make yours, call Carol Such at 215-369-1479 or e-mail info@fodc.org. Meet at The Old Library by Lake Afton for a guided walking tour of downtown Yardley. A $5 donation per person is requested.
Link to more info

4/28 - Acting Naturally Presents "13", 7:30 pm
“13” is a hilarious rock-musical about Evan Goldman, who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah when his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana. He just wants to make friends and survive the school year. 13 is a high-energy musical about discovering that cool is where you find it. PG-13. The show will run April 28th thru May 7th. Acting Naturally Theatre, 164 N. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne, Pa 19047. 267-798-9165
Link to more info

4-29 - Watch Our Annual Colonial Sheep Shearing, 10:00 am
The public is invited to the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park from 10 AM to 2 PM 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. Admission is $9.50 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. 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing PA.

4/30 - Spring Fling Shopping Event Hosted by the Northampton Township Senior Center, 9:00 am
There will be over 50 vendors on site selling beautiful handcrafted jewelry, scarves, totes, baby items, clothing, home décor, candles, baked goods & much, much, more. It’s a perfect time to shop for Mother’s Day, teacher’s gifts, and gifts for the grads & the special Dads! Admission is free. 9am-2pm. James E. Kinney Senior Center 165 Township Road Richboro, PA. For further information, call the Center Office at 215-357-8199
Link to more info (pdf)

4/30 - Children's Author Lauren Magaziner Visits Newtown Bookshop, 1:00 pm
Please join us as we welcome children’s author, Lauren Magaziner to the Newtown Bookshop on Independent Bookstore Day. Lauren will be discussing her latest book “Pilfer Academy: A School So Bad It's Criminal”, leading us in a fun craft and of course, signing some books. Her books are targeted to Ages 7-12. All are invited to this Free Event! Newtown Bookshop 2835 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA 18940.

4/30 - Sesame Place Opening Day
Arrive early to Sesame Place on Opening Day, April 30, 2016 at 10:00AM and enjoy a character celebration followed by meet & greets with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends! 100 Sesame Road Langhorne, PA 19047.
Link to more info

4/30 and 5/1 - 35th Annual Shad Festival, 12:00 pm
Rain or shine, this two day event with the area's best artists and crafters, food, music and family entertainment celebrates the local Shad fish. 12-5 pm each day with live music throughout the day. Hosted by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce.

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