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August Home Decor Drive
The Birches at Newtown is launching a Home Decor drive in August to benefit Habitat for Humanity's ReSTORE in Langhorne.Donations being accepted at The Birches include small home décor items and housewares such as pictures, statues, vases, lamps and dishes. Items can be dropped off at The Birches, located at 70 Durham Road, Newtown, between August 1 and 31.

Crossing Reenactor Registration Open
Reenactors wishing to participate in the Crossing reenactments scheduled for December 11 or December 25, 2016 must complete the reenactor registration form available on our website. All reenactors under the age of 18 must complete this registration form AND have a parent or guardian sign and return a separate juvenile release form located at the bottom of the registration form. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org

Children’s Services and New Facility Come to Newtown Low-Vision Non Profit
The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is expanding to include more services for children experiencing vision problems. The Newtown-based non-profit also recently completed renovations on a new exam and technology room for clients to try out and train on low vision equipment. Services will be supplemented by the addition of Dr. Melissa Richards to assist the current low vision specialist Dr. Denise Thomas Wilcox.www.bucksblind.org

Newtown Resident Opens a Sculpture Garden
Kal Katz of Newtown, owner of Mad Golfer Golf Club, turned a putting green there into a sculpture garden, which opened on July 1st. It's called the Art Community Experience. Katz was inspired by New Jersey's Grounds For Sculpture. It is full of art, sculpture, and some surprises! The address is 114 Street Road in Southampton PA. It is generally open from 9am -8pm. more information

Yardley Makefield Library Bargain Book Sale, 8/12-8/16
Adult and Children's Books, games and puzzles are 50 cents to $3. Audio books, video games, and DVDs are $3. Music CDs, prints and comic books are $1. Friday, August 12 10am - 5pm; Saturday, August 13 9am - 4pm and Monday/Tuesday, August 15 & 16 10am - 8pm. Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA www.ymfriends.org

Confidence, Compassion and Charm Workshop for Kids 6+ -
Your Charming Child will present classes on August 8th-10th or August 22-24 from 1 pm- 3 pm that will include Social Etiquette, Communication Skills and Table Manners. Please visit website for more info on each program: www.YourCharmingChild.com or register directly with Doylestown Parks & Rec: www.doylestownrec.com for the Aug. 8-10 program.

Cake Off, The Musical - August 19 - Sept 10 in New Hope
Based on the original play Bake Off by Sheri Wilner, Cake Off is a sweet puff pastry of a musical. At the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off, the stakes are high – one million dollars for the best homemade sugary delight. Things start to heat up when men are allowed to compete for the first time. Paul and Rita don their aprons, strap on their oven mitts and square off. www.buckscountyplayhouse.org

Grey Nun Academy Summer Walk-in Wednesdays
Prospective students and families are invited to attend a summer Walk-In Wednesday event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to learn how Grey Nun Academy has been Educating Children for Life for more than 50 years every Wednesday from August 3, 2016 through August 31, 2016. https://www.greynunacademy.org

FACT Announces Three Live Audition A Capella Shows, 8/3-17/16
FACT Bucks County's mission is to provide direct emergency assistance to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties. FACT will be hosting a series of Live Audition A Capella Shows to fundraise - come out and watch as the contestants compete: August 3rd, 1st Audition Show, August 10th, 2nd Audition Show, August 17th Winner announced. All auditions/performances are at Prallsville Mills in Stockton NJ. All proceeds benefit FACT Bucks County. Show time 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Get tickets online or at the door $10.00 per show. Open to the general public.more information

BCP Youth Company Presents "The Sound of Music (G2K)"8/3-8/13/16
The BCP Youth Company proudly presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music (Getting to Know You), the one hour version of this classic musical, uniquely adapted for young performers. Bucks County Playhouse 70 South Main Street New Hope, PA 18938. http://www.bcptheater.org

Newtown Arts Company presents STAGE DOOR, August 4 to 10, 2016
Written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, STAGE DOOR is a comedic valentine to aspiring actresses everywhere. STAGE DOOR will be performed at the historic Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 18940. Show times: Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Sunday matinee 3:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.newtownartscompany.com

Newtown's Pickering Manor to Host Two Fundraisers
Pickering Manor is excited to share with you that we are hosting our first Designer Bag Bingo on October 7th and our Annual Fall Gala on November 5th! Your participation will help to raise funds for vital resources, such as training of staff, purchasing state of the art equipment, and providing our residents with stimulating activities.http://www.pickeringmanor.org

Lower Bucks Food Bank In Need of Items
According to one Levittown resident on the Raising the Bar: Historic Bristol Borough Facebook group, The Lower Bucks food pantry is bare. She asks that if anyone can make any donations (you and/or your company, etc) please do so. All non-perishables are welcome. Donations can be dropped off Thursdays and Fridays between 9am and 3pm to 4 Cornerstone Drive, Langhorne PA 19057 (Family Service). Here is a complete list of all of the Food Pantries in Bucks County that may need your help/donations: more information

Old Frogs Cruise Night Every Sunday
Good old fashion cruisin'. Good people… nice rides, cool tunes, good food.Chicken platters $5, Free admission. Starts at 5pm every Sunday all summer. All cars are welcome! Middletown Shopping Center, 143 Woodbourne Rd. Langhorne PA. Sponsored by: Old Frogs on Facebook. 215-815-4410

Langhorne's Dynamix Gymnastics Offers Open Tumbling/Open Gym Time
Tuesdays Open Tumbling Ages 6 and up 8:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesdays Open Gym Ages 5 and up 1:00pm- 2:30pm
Dynamix Gymnastics, 181 Wheeler Court, Suite C Langhorne, PA. 215-757-0111 or info@dynamixgymnastics.com with questions.

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Save the Date

September 2, 2016 - New Hope/Lambertville Friday Night Fireworks

September 3, 2016 - Family Tower Tour at Fonthill Castle

September 3 and 4, 2016 - Sesame Place Labor Day BBQ and Fireworks

September 10 and 11, 2016 - Hunterdon County Sheep Breeders Sheep and Fiber Festival

September 10, 2016 - 25th Annual Doylestown Arts Festival

September 21, 2016 - Newtown Business Association Business Expo & Culinary Fair

September 24, 2016 - The Newtown Theatre’s First Black & White Dinner

September 29 - October 2, 2016 - Acting Naturally Presents Little Shop of Horrors

September 24 - October 29, 2016 - 87th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

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8/4 - LMT Farmers Market Annual Zucchini Car Race
Get ready to showcase your zucchinis on a special race track at the farmer’s market! You will have FOUR chances to win prizes for the Zucchini Races: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best Design will win a special prize. Market hours are 3:30-6:30 pm. Corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads, Yardley/Lower Makefield. Zucchini Race Application 2016 (pdf)

8/5 - 2016 Fall Show and Artist Reception
Countryside Gallery & Custom Frame Design presents our 2016 Fall Show and Artist Reception for John Aydelotte from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Wine and Refreshments will be served. 2 South State Street, Newtown PA. www.countrysideframes.com

8/5 - First Friday and Friday Night Fireworks!
Enjoy antiques, entertainment, dining, live music, art galleries, artist demos, happy hours, retail sales and fireworks, which are slated to begin at 9:00 p.m. and last 10 minutes. Fireworks can be seen over the Delaware River near the New Hope - Lambertville Bridge. www.delawarerivertowns.com

8/5-8/29 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Open Air Theatre
The 2016 Season at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre continues with a musical that's always a family favorite. Scheduled for three weekends, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat begins on Friday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 21. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre is located inside Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville, New Jersey. www.downtownpac.com

8/6 - Summer Bands Dance and Jam, Artists of Yardley
Rock and Roll band Fast Forward and country band Repeat Offenders. $10. Artists of Yardley, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA www.artistsofyardley.org

8/6 - Music On Main, Yardley Borough
The Christopher T Nickey Band will be downtown with their mix of rock and folk-rock oldies and classics. Bring your chair/blanket, get some great food and beverage in downtown Yardley, Pennsylvania, and enjoy live music for free with friends and family! 6pm - 8pm. 15 S. Main Street, Yardley PA more information

8/7 - Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
On August 7, 2016 from 10am-5pm we'll be welcoming over 200+ DIY vendors who will feature items such as vinyl and cassettes, vintage clothing and toys, taxidermy, antiques and collectibles, handmade jewelry, classic video games, original artwork, a dozen of the area's finest food trucks and Our Dunk the Punk tank where you can dunk punks all day with all proceeds to benefit the Lady Margaret Animal Foundation! www.trentonprfm.com

8/10 - August NBA Business Card Exchange
The Newtown Business Association will hold its August Business Card Exchange on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, hosted by Small & Associates, One South State Street in Newtown. Attendees and guests are asked to register online on www.NewtownBA.org

8/10 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young Tribute
Gates open at 6pm, show at 7pm. TD Bank Amphitheater, 2400 Byberry Rd. Bensalem PA. more information

8/12 - Live Music at Escape at The NAC
Some Assembly Required will perform at Escape at the NAC tonight and we will have live music all summer long. NAC Members and Non-Members are welcome and there is no cover charge if you dine with us. Age 21+. Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA. www.newtownathletic.com

8/13 - Tomato Tasting Day and Junior Chef Demo
At the Wrightstown Market, Sponsored by Organnons. Plus Canning Basics: Save Summer in a Jar! with Susan Pierson and Linda Dansbury. In the Music Tent: Elle. Market is held on Saturdays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 2203 2nd Street Pike Wrightstown, PA. wrightstownfarmersmarket.org

8/13 & 8/14 - The New Hope Auto Show
The show will be held at the New Hope-Solebury High School on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th. Show times are 9AM to 4PM daily. If you want to see all of the cars, you’ll need to come both days! Admission to the show is $10.00 per person. $5.00 for Senior Citizens 62 and over, children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Active duty military and dependents are free. www.newhopeautoshow.com

08/15 to 21 - Yardley Restaurant Week. Canal Street Grille, Charcoal BYOB, the Continental Tavern, Trattoria Rosa Bianca, Vault Brewing Company, Vince's Pizza, and the Yardley Inn will be participating and will offer discounted lunch and dinner menus.

8/16 - Free Kids Movie: Goosebumps
Throughout the summer, the Newtown Theatre will host a series of kids’ films on Tuesday mornings. Every film is free for kids and adults and begins at 10 a.m. 120 N. State Street, Newtown PA 18940 thenewtowntheatre.com

8/17 - 8/21 - Annual Middletown Grange Fair
The largest and most labor intensive, also most fun filled, event is our Grange Fair held in August of each year. Join our community as we come together to enjoy fun, good food, entertainment, carnival rides and local craftsmen and appreciate the talents of our neighbors as they enter over 4200 items ranging from cows to quilts. Middletown Grange @684 Fairgrounds 576 Penns Park Road Wrightstown, PA 18940. www.middletowngrangefair.org

8/21 - Burgers, Fried Chicken and Ribs, Oh My!
The Pineville Tavern will celebrate winning Burger Brawl and Philadelphia magazine’s "Best of Philly" on Sunday, August 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $25, guests will enjoy unlimited Million Dollar Bacon Burgers, Fried Chicken, Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Side Dishes and Soft Drinks. Kids pay their age. Craft Beers and Live Music. The event will be held outdoors in the parking area. A local charity has been selected (Customer's Choice) to receive the proceeds from this Cookout Event. more information

8/23- Heritage Conservancy’s Concerts in The Garden
Just like Martha Dana Mercer did in this same garden more than 50 years ago, we're opening Aldie Mansion and inviting people to come sit on the lawn and listen to great local musical acts. Rain or shine. Free for everyone! No need to register. Bring your own seating and picnic dinner if you wish. Contact Tammy at 215-345-7020 ext. 107 with any questions. Time: 6:30-8:30pm. Aldie Mansion, 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, PA

8/25 - McCaffrey’s Free Nutrition Event: Pasta Perfection
Join McCaffrey’s Dietitian, Jill Kwasny, as she welcomes Diane DePalma from Ravino Handcrafted Artisan Pasta. Diane will prepare a delicious pasta dish using cooking methods and modern flavors that create a one of a kind product. Participants will have the opportunity to taste during her presentation. Yardley McCaffreys 635 Heacock Road Yardley, PA. RSVP to nutritionist@mccaffreys.com

8/26 - Pool, Pizza and Prayer, Sponsored by Kol Emet of Yardley
Bring a friend or make new ones at Kol Emet's Poolside Shabbat. Fun in the Lower Makefield Township Pool from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Family "Sababa" Shabbat in the LMT playground pavilion @ 5:30, followed by pizza @ 6:00. Traditional Shabbat services at 7:30 in our beautiful building on 1360 Oxford Valley Rd., Yardley, PA. Prospective and current members are welcome. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Kol Emet. Please contact the office (215) 493-8522 for more information or to RSVP. $3.00 per person for pool admission. Lower Makefield Township Pool, 1100 Edgewood Rd. Yardley PA

8/26 - Electric Stingray, Outdoor Concert at Shady Brook Farm
Summer Wine Concert Series continues with Electric Stingray this week. Wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, craft beer garden and food courtesy of Dog & Bull Brew House, food and fun for the kiddos. This event will take place on our Festival Field featuring a brand new stage. Relax and enjoy the music while the kids are busy on jumping pillows, playing on the playground, and racing on the SBF 500 pedal go-karts. $5/person cover charge (children under 23 months are free). Wine is also available for purchase by the glass or bottle. This is event is only held weather permitting. Gates open at 5:30 pm. more information

8/27 - Weekend Event, Washington Crossing State Park, New Jersey
Outwater’s Militia, a reenactment group, portraying Revolutionary War militia which defended Bergen County and Northern NJ, will be encamped next to the Visitor Center Museum at Washington Crossing State Park, New Jersey, on Saturday, August 27th. Come and see the men of Outwater’s Militia join together and drill in preparation for action against his majesty’s troops. 10:00 am-4:00 pm. 355 Washington Crossing - Pennington Road Titusville, New Jersey

8/30 - Double Eagle Cruise Night, Snipes Farm
No registration fee, trophies awarded every cruise. Food, Drinks, Ice Cream, Water Ice, Music. Miniature Golf, Driving Range, Pitch n' Putt. Cruise Night is every other summer Tuesday from 5-9 pm. Call 215-758-0519 for rain out info, theme night and schedule changes. Double Eagle Golf, 860 W Bridge St , Morrisville , PA www.golfatdoubleeagle.com

8/31 - Summer Happy Hour at The Winery
Grab your friends and join us for wine and cheese happy hour at Crossing Vineyards. Includes two drink tickets for wine by the glass, access to the winery after-hours and a gourmet cheese display. Seating available on the Garden Patio and in the Barrel Room. Reservations suggested. $30 per person. Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing PA. www.crossingvineyards.com

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