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Discount Tickets to Area Attractions Still Available
Newtown Township Parks and Recreation has your fun pass to local attractions! Discount tickets still available for Dorney, Six Flags, Village Renaissance Faire, Crayola Experience, Philadelphia and Elmwood Zoos, Diggerland, Medieval Times, Sahara Sam’s, Hershey Park, and Adventure Aquarium. Tickets must be purchased in person at the office. Call 215-968-2800 ext. 239 for availability. www.NewtownFun.com

Countdown To The Doylestown Arts Festival
Only a few days remain until the 25th annual Doylestown Arts Festival! On September 10th & 11th, the festival will feature a selection of 160 juried artists, 5 stages of live music, two food courts, live demonstrations, and more. For the first time the festival has partnered with MeetBall, bringing a mobile app to the event. The free app is available for iOS and Android and will allow attendees to navigate the festival, find friends, and participate in a digital scavenger hunt for a chance to win special prizes. You can download the app and join the Doylestown Arts Festival community at meetball.com/DtownArtsFest. Sunday will feature the Thompson Bucks County Classic surrounding the borders of the festival, adding the excitement of pro cycling. In recognition of the lives that were lost on September 11th our friends at the Travis Manion Foundation will lead a moment of silence on Sunday at 11:00am at the State & Main Street stage. www.doylestownartsfestival.com

6th Annual Bike The Basin
The 6th annual BIKE THE BASIN will take place at 9:30am at The Northampton Civic Center in Richboro. While waiting for the main event, kids get to ride through a challenge course, get their face painted, get a balloon animal, dance with the live entertainment, and more.The main event is the age group ride around the nearly 1/2 mile basin track! Kids ride their bikes with their friends and tons of volunteers line the track to cheer them on and make sure they ride safely. Participation in BIKE THE BASIN will help further research to Cure Retinal Blindness. http://www.bikethebasin.org/register/

AppleFest Weekends at Shady Brook Farm
Kick-off the fall harvest at AppleFest Saturdays and Sundays in September from 11am - 4pm. Enjoy wagon rides to the apple orchard for apple picking .... we offer 13 seasonal varieties of apples. Admission is $15/person, P-Y-O apples are $1.29/lb. Festival fun includes: Giant Peanuts themed corn maze, Giant jumping pillows, mazes, large playground, our SBF 500 Tryke Track, Barnyard animals and more. Food, beverages and ice cream are available in the field. www.shadybrookfarm.com

Enter Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Second Annual Fall Photo Contest
Visit Washington Crossing Historic Park between October 1 and 31 and take a photo that captures the essence of the park. You can snap photos of buildings, foliage, animals, events, people—the sky’s the limit! Submit your best photo (one per entrant, please) during the month of October using the form on our website. Please note that the form will not be available until October 1, and it will be removed from the page on November 1.
For a complete list of contest rules, visit here

NEW!! Homeschool Camp at Silver Lake Nature Center
Silver Lake Nature Center Director, Jerry Kozlansky, has started a Homeschool Camp, scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 13th.
This awesome new series will run for 8 Tuesdays, from September 13th through November 1st, from 1:30 to 3:30pm, with a different topic each week. Weekly topics include: Insect Metamorphosis– Lifecycles; Habitats – Biological Diversity; Fungus – Mushroom Diversity; Dichotomous Keys – Application; Fall Bird Migration – Adaptation; Fall Leaves – Seasonal Cycles; Watersheds and Wetlands – Water Cycle; and Hibernation – Animal Adaptation. Pre-registration/payment is required. Please call 215-785-1177, visit www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, or stop into the Visitors’ Building to register.

Phillips’ Mill 87th Annual Art Exhibition Opens Sept. 24
The prestigious juried show, which has continued since 1929, will run through Oct. 29.
The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition – a New Hope tradition – will display approximately 90 framed art pieces and two dozen sculptures from artists living in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey. Unframed pieces will also be part of the exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists living within a 25-mile radius of Phillips’ Mill. The exhibition’s prospectus details the requirements for entering the show and can be found on the Mill’s Website, www.phillipsmill.org

Newtown Parks & Rec Offers Driver’s Education for Teens (ages 15-19)
Ten weeks of classroom instruction on theory only. (Please check dates, you are required to attend all 10 classes!) Your teen may be eligible for an insurance discount because of this course, please check with your insurance company! Participant does not need a license or permit to take this course but we do ask that participants are at least 15 years of age. Classes are Wed, 9/21-12/14/16 or Sun, 9/18-11/20/16

Open Houses at Grey Nun Academy
Prospective students and families are invited to attend an Open House on November 6, 2016 from 11am-1pm or on November 30, 2016 from 6pm-8pm to learn how Grey Nun Academy has been educating children for life for more than 50 years. https://www.greynunacademy.org

Walking Club – Ongoing!
Join other walking enthusiasts who want to exercise and enjoy the wonderful fall weather. We will meet at Veteran’s Park in Newtown at the pavilion and walk the park trail. Our Newtown Parks & Rec walking club has a rolling admission, please come join us when you can. The club is free but registration is required. Begins Wednesday, September 21st, 10:00 am. www.newtownfun.com

Fall Registration is here at Dymamix Gymnastics of Langhorne
Spots still open for the following classes: FIREFLIES (3-4 yrs), BUMBLEBEES (4-5 yrs), LADYBUGS (3-5 yrs) and DRAGONFLIES ​(3-5 yrs) http://www.dynamyxgymnastics.com

Career Fair to Feature Hundreds of Bucks County Jobs
The third time is a charm for RecruitmentQueen.com as the hyperlocal digital job board announces its third annual BIG! Bucks County Career Fair, scheduled for Sept. 21. The BIG! Bucks County Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel 400 Oxford Valley Road in Langhorne. Job seeker registration is available here.

Fall Events at BCCC’s Zlock Performing Arts Center
Get ready for an exciting fall in the Zlock Performing Arts Center with over 14 events! Music Series- 1st Thursdays! Speaker Series- 3rd Thursdays! Movie Mondays- Last Monday of each month! Wordsmiths Poetry Series and more events in between. September starts off with legendary guitarist Larry Coryell on Thursday, Sept 8th at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to check our VIP ticketing tier for our music series concerts which includes a pre-show VIP reception, reserved seating and a Meet and Greet with the musicians before the show. Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown PA 18940. more information

Pilates Bodies (Yardley) Fall Into Shape Special
Now Thru September 15th, get 20 classes for $200 or $200 off an Annual Membership. *can be completed in 3 payments-e- mail Patty@pilatesbodiesfitness.com to take advantage, or purchase online at pilatesbodiesfitness.com

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Golf Outing
Prices includes entry to 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner and chance to win prizes! For those who don't golf, join us for a networking dinner afterward. Dinner is $55.00 Non-Golfer Clinic available: $25.00. Northampton Country Club, 299 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA. To reserve a spot, contact:Stephanie Ripka at 215-943-7400

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Save the Date

October 1 - The Friends of the Delaware Canal 29th annual Canal Walk

October 1 - October 30 (select dates) - The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

October 1 - Newtown Market Day

October 1-30 - Shady Brook Farm HorrorFest

October 1 - Newtown Library Co. Liberty 5K Run/Walk

October 7 - Designer Bag Bingo to Benefit Pickering Manor

October 8 - McConkeys Market Returns

October 8, 2016 - The BucksMont Squires of Song Annual Show

October 9, 2016 - 9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea

October 13-19, 2016 - Newtown Arts Company presentss And Then There Were None

October 15, 2016 - Grey Nun Academy Fall Fun Day Carnival and Glow Party

October 22, 2016 - Potential, Inc. of Newtown’s Masquerade Ball

October 22, 2016 - Newtown’s Halloween Art Scene

October 30, 2016 - Canal-O-Ween Carve a Thon

November 13 - 5th Annual WPST Bucks County Bridal Show at Rose Bank Winery

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9/8 - Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market
Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market is an authentic, seasonal, producer-only, open air venue market, featuring organic, sustainable, and conventional vegetables and fruits, herbs, artisan breads, pastured meats, farmstead cheeses, eggs, wool products, handmade soaps and skin products, flowers and plants, prepared foods, and more. Usually there are 1 or 2 Food Trucks! Runs every Thursday: 3:30 - 6:30 pm thru Oct 6, Veterans Park, Edgewood Rd. at Heacock Rd. Yardley/Lower Makefield

9/9 - AOY Juried Photo Show Opening Reception
The theme of “Levitation” is a challenging one, perhaps requiring a more conceptual vs. literal approach. Levitation is an invisible idea, not a physical thing to photograph, but we need to photograph physical things to represent it. The juried show with the theme of Levitation will run September 9 through October 2, 2016. Patterson Farm in Lower Makefield, 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067

9/9 - Back to School Movie Night at the NAC
Join NAC Parties for a FREE, fun-filled evening watching a Disney movie on the mega screen! Bring your favorite blanket and join us 7pm at the outdoor pool complex field. All are welcome! Newtown Athletic Club 120 Pheasant Run Newtown, PA 18940

9/10 - Remembrance Ceremony at Yardley's Garden of Reflection
Pre 9-11 Event: A candlelight vigil will commence on September 10th at 7:30 pm. We want to thank our community for an overwhelming show of support and kind words to the victims’ families always, but especially during this time. The Garden of Reflection is a sacred place where we come together to Honor, Remember and Celebrate the lives of all we lost. 1950 Woodside Road in Lower Makefield, (Yardley) Pennsylvania

9/10 - Meet The Great George Burns
At first, you are utterly amazed. As he slowly ambles to the microphone, wearing his trademark black glasses and El Producto cigar in hand, you rub your eyes in disbelief. It is….no, it can’t be….but, it is. You begin to wax nostalgic. It’s all there: the one-liners, the reminiscences about Gracie, the catchy songs. You will be amazed at the resemblance that Al Long has to one of our all-time favorites. 2 pm at the Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA

9/10 and 9/11 - First Responder’s Weekend at Sesame PlaceJoin us for an up close look at emergency vehicles, photos with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends dressed up in uniform and more! First Responders will receive free admission for themselves and up to 3 direct dependents. more information

9/10 - Autumn Market and White Elephant Sale
Join us for arts, crafts and other shopping, including our White Elephant sale from 8am to 3pm. Free Music by Faith and Practice from 11am til 2. Yardley Friends Meeting, 65 North Main Street Yardley PA 19067

9/10 - Bucks County Genealogical Society Computer Workshop
Research your family history with friendly, experienced peers from Bucks County Genealogical Society from 10am - noon. Free use of Ancestry.com Library Edition will be available on the library computers. Receive tips or assistance from starting your genealogy research, to lookups on several databases, to testing your DNA and analyzing your results. Bring your own laptop using the school's WiFi, or use one of the library computers. Free admission - open to the Public! Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown

9/11 - Remembrance Ceremonies at Yardley's Garden of Reflection
There will be two Remembrance Ceremonies:
The morning Remembrance Ceremony will mark the chronological events on September 11th from 8:30AM to 10:20AM.
The Remembrance in Light Candlelight Ceremony will be held on September 11th at 7:00 PM. 15 years later - the legacy of the 9/11 attacks is not only embodied in our nation but also with our children. This year during the Remembrance in Light ceremony - 15 year old children will help honor the day as Stewards of the Legacy.
1950 Woodside Road in Lower Makefield, (Yardley) Pennsylvania

9/11 - Kol Emet Hosts Monthly Board Game Nights
This group meets to play board games together, nosh, and socialize. Everyone is welcome… kids, teens, and adults. We play all types of games, everything from Scrabble to Mah Jong to Settlers of Catan, and everything in between. Whether you're a seasoned player, or have never held a pair of dice in your hand, we would love to meet you! We meet at 7 pm in the Social Hall of Congregation Kol Emet,1360 Oxford Valley Road Yardley, PA. more information

9/13 - Artist Lecture Series
Please join the New Hope Art League as we host Polish born Stanley Bielen for our September lecture on Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm, St. Martin of Tours School Building (lower level), 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope 18938. Free. For more information see http://www.newhopeartleague.com/

9/17 - Art of Circus
Family friendly event that features dance and circus in conjunction with works of world renowned painters, live musicians, an original score and contemporary musical arrangements corresponding to the major movements in art over the last 500 years, the time periods and stories that birthed these iconic images. Discover a fantasy world that is at once familiar, unexpected, and timeless. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. shows. Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College 275 Swamp Road, Newtown PA 18940 more information

9/17 - Rock Starz Stunt Clinic
Join Rock Starz All Starz, our award-winning, nationally recognized cheering team for a stunt clinic on September 17. Storm's international cheerleaders will be in attendance, including cheelebrity Ray-Ray, Kelly and Scott. The stunt clinic will be from 2-4 pm in the Rock Starz Gym at the NAC Sports Training Center and will cost $25 for all members and the general public. For inquires regarding the stunt clinic, please contact Chris at rockstarz@newtownathletic.com

9/17 and 9/18 - The Village Renaissance Faire, Middletown Grange
One weekend every year the fairgrounds are transformed into the ultimate family festival with stories, intrigues, history, crafts, varied entertainment, and interactive play. The Village has all the entertainment, crafts, food, and history befitting the interest and entertainment of everyone, from peasantry to nobility, youth to seniors. The Village awakens each day at 11:00 am for visitors to wander about and become accustomed to the village layout before the grand procession and a full day's worth of activities. All proceeds go to the Wrightstown public library. The Faire is conveniently set on the beautiful, and generously donated, Middletown Grange Fairgrounds. www.villagefaire.org

9/17 and 9/18 - Dine with Peppa Pig at Sesame Place
Meet the lovable, exuberant piggy, Peppa as she adventures to Sesame Place! Enjoy a scrumptious meal and photo opportunity with Peppa Pig! Paid Park admission is required in addition to dine reservation. more information

9/18 - Presentation With Soferet Julie Seltzer
Please join us for a very special presentation at 10 am about the creation of a Torah Scroll by Soferet Julie Seltzer. Julie is the second woman in history known to have written a Torah. Her interactive presentation will introduce the art and science of sacred writing from both technical and spiritual perspectives. $10 per person, $25 per family, price includes breakfast (children age 8 & up only). Congregation Kol Emet 1360 Oxford Valley Road Yardley, PA 19067. Please RSVP to office@kolemet.org or 267-594-4512 by September 10th or RSVP on Meetup: more information

9/18 - Free Peace Festival, Yardley
Free Peace Festival in collaboration with The Peace Center of Langhorne, Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center and Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks County will feature an afternoon of live music, interfaith messages and a peace circle. 12pm - 6pm at Buttonwood Park, 7 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA more information

9/18 - Run Now Wine Later 5K and Festival
Running through the streets of this charming, historic town is nothing short of spectacular. All runners will finish at the entrance of the scenic Bucks County Playhouse which marks the start of the food and wine tasting festival. What You Get for $55- Custom Runner's Bib- Quality Race Shirt- Wine Stopper Finisher Medal, Entry into the Food & Wine Festival. You don't have to run the 5K to enjoy the Wine & Food Festival. Purchase a Festival Only ticket and beat your friends and family to the finish line. You must be 21+ to purchase a festival only ticket.

9/19 - West Chester University Harp Ensemble
Professor Gloria Galante leads this group, which meets at SLNC on the third Monday of each month. At 6pm, they do a concert that is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome to come and enjoy this beautiful music. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road Bristol, PA 19007

9/19 - HLA Lacrosse Foundation 20th Annual Golf Classic
The Foundation was created in 1993 and is dedicated to inspiring youth girls and women through sport and lacrosse. All proceeds benefit the HLA Lacrosse Foundation. non-profit, tax exempt under 501(c)3. Doylestown Country Club, 401 Pebble Hill Road Doylestown, PA 18901

9/21 - Newtown Business Association Business Expo & Culinary Fair
The Newtown Business Expo & Culinary Fair 2016 is from 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Brown Gym at the Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown. The 10th annual Expo will showcase close to 70 local businesses, with this year’s theme “NBA Businesses.” This free event is open to the public.

9/22 - An Evening of Family Fun with Children’s Book Author Dav Pilkey, Hosted by The Newtown Bookshop
"A DOG-gone Spectacular Superhero Event!” Dav Pilkey is coming to Newtown featuring his new book "Dog Man". Appearing at Newtown Elementary, sponsored by Newtown Bookshop. Event address: Newtown Elementary School 1 Wrights Road Newtown, PA. Reservations required more information

9/22 - Fresh Tips for a Fall Nutrition Re-boot
Join Registered Dietitian Jill Kwasny and Executive Chef Eric Blackshire at McCaffrey’s Food Market Fresh Tips for a Fall Nutrition Re-Boot, discussing time saving ideas and tools, suggest healthful foods to include in your diet and demonstrate food prep techniques to energize you for the fall season. And, as always, enjoy a sample of a McCaffrey’s signature dish created by Chef Eric. This free, 1-hour program will be held at the Yardley Market located in the Edgewood Village Shopping Center at 635 Heacock Road at 10:00 Am in the upstairs Bistro. RSVP to nutritionist@mccaffreys.com

9/22 - Newtown Business Association Monthly Breakfast Meeting
The Newtown Business Association will hold its September Monthly Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:00 am, hosted by The Birches at Newtown, 70 Durham Road (across from Acme Shopping Center) and sponsored by The Fegley Law Firm. This month’s speaker is Georganne Ford, By George Coaching, who will speak on “Emotional Intelligence.” Guests are welcome to come to a breakfast meeting to see what NBA is all about.

9/24 - Dr. Barbara Tomlinson Returns to Present: Grounds for Sculpture
Yes, you've been there. But do you know the story of why it's there, or why it looks as it does, or what it hopes to accomplish, or how the social turmoil of the 1970s inspired Seward Johnson to want to encourage fearful people to embrace communal, public spaces? This talk will offer new perspectives on a place you thought you knew. Brought to you by Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library. 2:00 pm. Yardley-Makefield Library 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA

9/24 - The Newtown Theatre’s First Black & White Dinner
Each $75 ticket admits two guests to an elegant evening of dining, live music, prizes, and a free screening of a classic black and white movie. Please bring a picnic dinner or take-out for two, plus the necessary dinnerware, napkins, glasses and beverages. Creativity and elegance are paramount! All proceeds from the Black & White Dinner benefit the non-profit Newtown Theatre.

9/24 - 2016 Newtown Vet Pet Fair
This annual fair is a free, family and pet-friendly event. We feature pet adoption groups, vendors, activities, raffles and refreshments. There will be music and demonstrations by Action Karate and Makefield Police K9 Unit. The pet parade is the culminating event of the day where your furry friend can strut their stuff to win prizes! Time: 12pm to 4pm. Free T-shirts for the first 100 guests. Newtown Vet Hospital, 107 Penns Trail , Newtown PA. more information

9/25 - Final Showing of OLIVER! At Open Air Theatre
The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre presents Lionel Bart’s legendary award winning musical Oliver on its final night at this outdoor venue. Due to the end of summer and an earlier sunset, the show will begin at 7 pm The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre is located inside Washington Crossing State Park at 455 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Titusville, New Jersey.

9/29- 10/3 - Acting Naturally Presents Little Shop of Horrors
The Langhorne based non-profit theater company, Acting Naturally, will present the musical Little Shop of Horrors September 29 - October 2, 2016. Show times are September 29th at 7:30, September 30th & October 1st at 8:00pm, October 1st & 2nd at 2:00pm, October 3rd at 7:30pm. Theatre is at The Shoppes at Flowers Mill 164 N. Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne, PA

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