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Hamilton Jewelers

Hamilton Jewelers Presents
David Yurman Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Saturday May 13th 10AM-6PM
92 Nassau St., Princeton

Celebrate mom and all she does with a stunning David Yurman design. Join us for this special event showcasing the latest collections from world renowned designer, David Yurman, and enjoy a gift with your David Yurman purchase.

For more information please call 609-683-4200 or visit the site.

Cooper Pest Solutions

Cooper Pest Solutions

Developed by our entomologist Dr. Richard Cooper, our Green Pest Services are designed to provide effective pest management and will protect the health of your family and pets by using a combination of natural, botanical, eco-friendly, and organic materials.

Our service can control ants, stinging insects, silverfish, centipedes, spiders, mice, and many more pests!

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Save $50 on our Green Home Service use promo code 14-E501. For a FREE No-Obilgation estimate, please call us at 1-800-949-2667 or fill out our web form.

Watershed Trail Run and Festival

Watershed Trail Run and Festival

The annual Watershed Trail Run and Festival helps to support the work of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey.

Run on the 930 acre Watershed Reserve with views of meadow and forest. Family and friends can cheer you on from the victory village and listen to live music by our race day band, “The Dadz”. The festival will also have food, beer, wine, and cider available for purchase.

A supervised activity for your child will be held inside the Watershed Center during the race. Stick around for a family fun walk with the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership as well as classes and demonstrations during the afternoon long festival.

Newtown Yardley's Summer Camps Guide

Newtown Yardley's Summer Camps Guide

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.

Newtown Yardley's House and Garden Guide

Newtown Yardley's House and Garden Guide

Our House and Garden guide 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.


Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Names Bristol Centre for the Arts Member of the Year
The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected the Centre for the Arts in Bristol Borough as its Member of the Year. In just under two years, the CFA has become a leader in the arts in lower Bucks through their events highlighting renown local artists while cultivating a strong interest and passion for the arts throughout the community with their themed “all call” exhibitions, The Center will receive their award on May 18th. www.bristolboroughcfa.org

Penn Community Bank Amphitheater Season Schedule
Penn Community Bank Amphitheater hosts "Summer Nights Concert Series" and Bensalem Township's "Fall Festival." The PCBA can comfortably hold 3,000+ people. Bensalem Residents General Admission: $5. Bensalem Senior Citizens (65+): $3.00 Children 12 & Under: FREE. Non-Bensalem Residents General Admission: $10.00 Senior Citizens (65+): $7.00 Children 12 & Under: FREE. Admission booths open at 6:00 P.M. on concert nights. There are no advance ticket sales. 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem PA 19020. more info

Electric Waste Recycling
On Saturday, May 6, there will be an E-Waste collection at the William Penn Middle School in Yardley. The collection will be held from 9:00 to noon and is open to everyone. All types of electronics will be accepted – computers, laptops, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, radios, VCR's, DVD players and more. For televisions and computer monitors that have picture tubes, there will be a $25 charge (cash only, please). All other devices, including flat screen TV's and monitors, are free.This event is sponsored by the Environmental Advisory Councils of Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Middletown, Falls, Morrisville and Yardley.

Purchase Gas at the Big Oak Citgo and Help the Lower Makefield Dog Park
Big Oak Citgo will commit a portion of all gas sales to help fund the Lower Makefield Dog Park through May 24, 2017. The dog park will be located at 1950 Covington Road in beautiful Lower Makefield Township. It will cover approximately 3.5 acres, have separate sections for small and large dogs, as well as a transitional area. Funds raised will help offset costs for the Lower Makefield Dog Park Fundraising Committee, so local dog owners can enjoy outdoor time with their pets. Big Oak CITGO, 812 Big Oak Road, Yardley, PA 19067. For more information on this initiative, please visit http://www.bigoakcitgo.com

NY Times Best Selling Author Coming to Yardley on May 23rd
The Newtown Bookshop has teamed up with Grey Nun Academy to bring New York Times Bestselling Author J. Courtney Sullivan to Grey Nun Academy on May 23rd at 6:30pm. Awarded Time Magazine’s “21 Women Authors You Should be Reading” and People Magazine’s “Top 10 Books of 2013,” Acclaimed Author of Maine, The Engagements, and Commencement, Courtney Sullivan is on tour to discuss her new book Saints for All Occasions along with a Q&A and author signing. Event is free, but seating is limited. Grey Nun Academy McKenna Center, 750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA. Reserve your free seat here. http://www.newtownbookshop.com

Camp Concepts Summer Camp Programs 2017
Camp Concepts is proud to offer these outstanding summer camp programs:
Big Oak Day Camp (ages 2-14) Yardley/Morrisville
Little Buds (ages 2-5) our youngest age division at Big Oak Day Camp
Expressions Day Camp (ages 6-18- for those who need social skill strengthening most often associated with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, etc.) http://www.campconcepts.org/

Shady Brook Farm Friday Night unWINEd Concert Schedule
The party’s at our place every Friday night from May to September, and you’re invited! Come for live music by local bands, wine tasting by Rose Bank Winery, PA brewed craft beer, great food, and fun for the kiddos. Special themed food menus featured each week. This event takes place on our Festival Field, so parents can relax and enjoy the music and play lawn games while the kids are busy on the jumping pillows, playing on the playground, and racing on the SBF 500 pedal go carts. $5/person cover charge (children under 23 months are free). Gates open at 5:30 pm, music starts at 6:30 pm. more info

Clue: On Stage at The Bucks County Playhouse, May 2- May 20
7:30 p.m., Comedy about six unique guests who assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. $40 to $75. Clue: On Stage, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA. www.bcptheater.org

Book Your First Class Free at Pilates Bodies
Summer bodies are made in the Spring at Pilates Bodies in Yardley! Don't hesitate to purchase 10 classes for $130 & check it out. Don't know what to get Mom for Mother's Day? Stop by Pilates Bodies & pick up a gift card. We are open Memorial Day & with the classes we have recently added we have over 100 classes a week. 10 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA Book your 1st class free at www.pilatesbodiesfitness.com

Save the Date!

June 4, 2017 - 8th Annual Yardley 5K Run and Walk

June 4, 2017 - 12th Annual Run the Gates 5-Miler, Levittown - Register Here

June 9, 2017 - Tyler Tasting Party at Tyler Mansion & Formal Gardens

June 11, 2017 - 2nd Annual Car Show for Autism, Newtown

June 18, 2017 - Newtown’s First-Ever “Food Truck Fest”

June 19, 2017 - Newtown Rotary Annual Golf Outing Benefit, Hosted by Pickering Manor

June 23, 2017 - Newtown Historic Walking Tour

June 24, 2017 - Music On Main: Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble


5/1 - 5/ 6 - Upper Makefield Fire Company Carnival
Come out and support the UMFC firefighters at the annual Upper Makefield Fire Company Carnival in Washington Crossing, PA. The fair features rides for all ages, games, delicious food, and more! Pay one price ride wristbands are $25 at the fair. Ride tickets are $1.25 per Single Ticket and $25.00 for sheet of 24 Tickets. 1077 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA. http://umfc.org

5/1 - 5/ 6 - Langhorne Players Presents The Voice at The Top of the Stairs
Widely considered to be William Inge's finest drama, The Dark at the Top of Stairs premiered on Broadway to critical and commercial success in 1957. The setting is a small town in Oklahoma in 1920. Historic Spring Garden Mill, 1440 Newtown-Richboro Road (Rte 332) Newtown, PA more info

5/4 - Gerald Veasley's Electric Mingus Project Concert
A fierce, swinging homage to Charles Mingus, late Bass-master, with an electrified ensemble! Fusing Mingus' compositions with his own masterful style, Veasley and the band give a multi-dimensional performance that integrates percussion, sound effects and recordings of Mingus' voice. Free and open to the Public. 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Sponsored by the BCCC Cultural Affairs Committee. Zlock Performing Arts Center, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown PA More info

5/5 - Shop Sip & Socialize For Bucks County Blind & Visually Impaired
Enjoy an evening out and channel your inner fashionista. Have a couple of signature cocktails and appetizers while you shop Lularoe, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Rodan and Fields, Second Look Newtown Thrift Shop Boutique, and Thirty One Bags all in one place. Take a break from shopping, grab a dessert and relax for a special showing of The Devil Wears Prada. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of vendor sales benefit the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. $20. Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown PA. http://www.bucksblind.com

5/5 - Wildflowers After Hours, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
6:30 p.m., Join Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin for an evening stroll through woodland trails in search of wildflowers, shrubs and other signs of spring. $10. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA, 215-862-2924. www.bhwp.org

5/ 6- 10th Annual Yardley Beer Fest
Every year our community gathers to celebrate craft beers and the art of brewing. We take great pride in showcasing both local and national breweries at our event. Year in and year out, you can count on a wide variety of beers, from light lagers to imperial stouts. General Admission (Day of): $50 – General entrance (1-5pm). more info

5/ 6 - Bucks County Kennel Club Dog Show
Join us for the 76th annual Dog Show one of the largest in the county, with many of the top winning dogs in the US. Meet the breeders, see them show off their latest prospects, get to know the new breeds and root for your favorites at the Breed, Group and Best in Show. We have food trucks, a beautiful setting. 9am-5pm. $5 Parking fee. 963 River Rd, Rt 32 , Erwinna PA. more info

5/ 6 - Unrivaled Sound: A Celebration of Steinway & Sons Excellence
Free and open to the public!. VIP reception (6pm-7pm): $30 donation. Bucks Music students, faculty, ensembles, alumni, and guests perform in celebration of BCCC becoming an all Steinway piano school. Zlock Performing Arts Center, 275 Swamp Road Newtown PA. more info

5/ 6 - Opening Day, Wrightstown Farmers Market and Yardley Farmers Market
Your favorite neighborhood Farmers Markets have moved back outdoors and have family fun, tastings and entertainment scheduled throughout the Spring and Summer! more info | facebook

5/ 6 - Touch A Truck, Doylestown
Do your little ones have a fascination with trucks? What about tractors, bulldozers, snow plows or fire engines? Here's your opportunity to let your children experience what it's like to sit behind the wheel of these big machines in a safe environment. They can sit in the seat, honk the horn and turn the wheel of their favorite trucks! Pre-registration is not required for this free event, sponsored by Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation. 10am- 1pm. Central Park, Doylestown Township, 425 Wells Rd. Doylestown.

5/ 6 - Phil-Oddities, Presented by Rick Spector in Yardley
Rick will be presenting a free program from 2-3pm entitled: Phil-Oddities, which features stories about famous and infamous Philadelphians. The program also includes a Philly Trivia Quiz and is brought to you by two local icons: Slinky and Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese. Yardley-Makefield Library 1080 Edgewood Rd, Yardley, PA. http://www.ymfriends.org

5/ 6 - Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago
Chicago Tribute Band at 8pm. Wine and snacks available during the show. New Hope Winery, 6123 Lower York Road New Hope PA 215-794-2331. http://www.newhopewinery.com

5/ 6 - Roxey Ballet Presents Sensory-Friendly Cinderella
Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance of the fairytale classic Cinderella for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other sensitivity issues or special needs. This 1pm performance is also great for families with young children. Performances are held at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628. more info

5/ 6 - The Magic Flute Opera by Mozart
Vocal Arts brings their production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" to Bucks County for one night only at 7:30pm. Live orchestra, fully staged and supertitles in English. Tickets: avaopera.org or call 215-862-2526. Tickets: $50; Seniors: $40; Students free of charge. Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington PA. http://avaopera.org

5/ 6 - Comedian Rich Vos at The Newtown Theatre
8pm show with special guest Adam Lucidi. Tickets are available online only for $20. Recommended for mature audiences only.more info

5/ 6 - Chakra Balancing Workshop
Join us for a Chakra Cleansing and Balancing workshop from 1pm to 4pm at Newtown Yoga, led by Dr. Laila Wah. Register at here or call Dr. Wah at 267-306-0143 for more information. 17 Barclay Street Building A, Newtown PA

5/7 - NBA Newtown Welcome Day, A Street Fair with Flair!
Annual Event sponsored by the Newtown Business Association and held along Sycamore Street. Artists, crafters, vendors and fun activities for the whole family are organized by members of the Newtown Business Association. Visit the Food Court for Tasty Treats! Arts and Crafts show with Local Artists! Participate in the Passport Challenge to win an Apple Watch. All along Sycamore Street in Newtown, PA. Rain or shine! https://www.newtownba.org

5/7 - Three Stooges Film Fest at the Newtown Theatre
Slapstick fans are invited to nyuk-nyuk-nyuk it up with Larry, Moe and Curly during the Newtown Theatre’s first-ever Three Stooges Film Fest. Tickets for the 3 p.m. show are $10 for general admission. Gary Lassin, founder and curator of the Stoogeum history museum in Ambler, Pa., will host the event and introduce five classic short films. The theatre is located at 120 N. State St. in Newtown Borough. more info

5/7 - Snipes Farm CSA Open House
Don't know what Community Supported Agriculture is all about? Interested in connecting your family to fresh, local, naturally grown food? Come to our open house and meet our farmers, CSA members, and walk the farm! Learn about the difference between a Traditional CSA share and a Market Share, our sustainable farm practices, potlucks, recipe tastings and more! Free event from 2:30-4:30pm. All ages encouraged. Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 W. Bridge Street Morrisville PA. more info

5/7 - Hunterdon Studio Art Tour
Hunterdon County wide studio art tour of 37 artists and 14 destinations. Artist's studios and destinations are open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. more info

5/7 - 5/11 - Newtown Boro Restaurant Week
This is the 5th Newtown Borough Restaurant Week. The others were hugely successful. The purpose is to bring more traffic into town, to promote dining and shopping for all the stores. Patrons can come enjoy specials every day and visit all of the borough restaurants.

5/ 8 - Newtown Historic's “200 Years of Newtown Quakers - Newtown Friends Meeting House"
Newtown Historic Association’s May meeting will be held at 7:30 pm. Everyone is invited, no reservations needed. Newtown Friends Meeting, 219 Court St. more info

5/9 - Teaching Children with ASD about Personal Safety, Free Seminar
How do we teach children with ASD about their personal safety? This talk is appropriate for kids and parents; and free babysitting is also available. Refreshments provided. 7pm-9pm. Potential Inc. 170 Pheasant Run, Suite 100, Newtown, PA 18940, (215) 579-0670. Please register at here.

5/9 - BCCC Student Jazz Orchestra at the Zlock Performing Arts Center
Directed by jazz pianist Jeff Baumeister of the music faculty, the Jazz Orchestra performs classic big band repertoire of the masters and premieres newly composed works by today’s world-renowned jazz artists. FREE and open to the Public at 7pm. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road Newtown PA more info

5/11- Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home
Screening of "Hometown Habitat," a 90-minute environmental education documentary film showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. $12. 7pm. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. Register by Tuesday, May 9. http://www.bhwp.org

5/11- 5/21 - Neshaminy Mall Spring Carnival
This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, games and rides for all ages, from fun kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, along the colorful midway. Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $30 Monday - Thursday and $35 Friday - Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each. more info

5/12 - 5/14 - BCCC Drama Club Presents Spring Awakening
This show contains mature content, explicit language and themes. Not intended for audiences under 18. Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm FREE and open to the Public! Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road Newtown PA. more info

5/13 - Snipes Farm: Spring Foraging For Wild Edibles
Join local forager, Susan Pierson, to explore Snipes Farm for wild edible plants. We will learn the basics of plant identification and methods of seasonal foraging for wonderful foods in our own communities. Come at 9am and we will gather greens and enjoy a simple recipe prepared together. $10 per person. Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 W. Bridge Street Morrisville PA. http://www.snipesfarm.org

5/13 - Launch Party for Jenni Walsh!
Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we celebrate the publication of "Becoming Bonnie" by Jenni L. Walsh at 1pm. All are invited! Becoming Bonnie is the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo. Travel back to the height of the Roaring Twenties and meet Bonnelyn Parker before she takes to a life of crime. Find out how a young woman who was promised the American dream and given the Great Depression fell so hard for a convicted felon—and turned to crime herself. Newtown Bookshop, 2835 South Eagle Road Newtown, PA www.newtownbookshop.com

5/13 - PAFA presents Observe and Create: Stamp, Stencil and Paint
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents Observe and Create: Stamp, Stencil and Paint from 2pm to 4pm, where you can create your own piece of art in the Community Room of the Northampton Library. 25 Upper Holland Rd, Richboro PA. more info

5/14 - Mother's Day 10K, Warminster Community Park
Day of race registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30am; 10K race begins at 9:00am. The new course at Warminster Community Park is a spectator friendly, double loop on paved runway and asphalt bike path. All female registrants will receive a women’s specific sized tech shirt. Post race yoga on the runway, after the awards ceremony. Warminster Community Park, 1100 Veterans Way Warminster, PA. more info

5/16 - Preschool Storytime, Grey Nun Academy
Join us at 12:30pm for a free Pre-K storytime and meet our library/multimedia specialist to experience the wonder of learning through books and reading. Join us for a fun, seasonal story and interactive activity for your little one(s)! We welcome children ages 2-4. Grey Nun Academy, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA 19067. https://www.greynunacademy.org

5/17 - School Open House, St. Ignatius School, 9am & 6pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch School Early Childhood, Primary, & Middle School Open House. 995 Reading Ave Yardley, PA 19067 http://www.sischool.org

5/17 - Bucks County Orchid Society Meeting
The Bucks County Orchid Society (BCOS) is a small group of orchid enthusiasts that meet ten times a year to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge about orchid growing. Our membership includes beginners, experienced hobbyists, commercial growers, and AOS judges, who grow their orchids on windowsills, under lights and in greenhouses.Meetings are open to the public, and are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July/August) at 7:30pm, at the Churchville Nature Center, Churchville PA. http://buckscountyorchidsociety.org/

5/18 - St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & New Hope Celebrates Present “Remembering Stonewall”
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope, Pa. will hold their 2nd Annual Service for Social Justice. As part of New Hope Celebrates Pride Week, this year’s topic will be “Remembering Stonewall.” It will be an evening of learning and reflecting on LGBT rights. All are welcome to St. Philip’s Service of Social Justice. It will be held on Thurs. May 18 at 10 Chapel Rd., New Hope, Pa. from 7:00pm-8:30pm. A reception will follow sponsored by Martine’s Riverhouse. www.stphilipsnewhope.org

5/18 - Cut the Salt, Not the Flavor
Are you among the more than 90 percent of Americans who consume too much sodium? While you may not add salt to your foods, manufacturers and restaurants are adding it for you. Join Jill Kwasny, MS, RDN for Cut the Salt, Not the Flavor. Find out what foods are highest in sodium. Explore different herbs and spices that can be used for fresh and flavorful food. This free program will be held on Thursday, May 18th in the upstairs bistro at the McCaffrey’s Market, 635 Heacock Road, Yardley http://mccaffreys.com

5/18 - Yardley’s Artistic Claim to Fame
The Yardley Historical Association will host “Yardley’s Artistic Claim to Fame,” an illustrated presentation about William Trego, a locally born, 19th century artist famous for his dynamic and detailed military scenes.The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA. For more information about this free presentation and other activities of the Yardley Historical Association, call 215-493-6625 or visit www.yardleyhistory.org

5/19 - Information Session, Newtown Friends School, 9am
Information Sessions are small group visits, when guests will meet with the Director of Admissions and tour the school while students are working in classrooms. Similar to our classrooms, these small sessions provide ample opportunity to ask your specific questions and learn firsthand the value of an NFS education. 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Rd, Newtown, PA Register here.

5/20 - Snipes Farm Land of Enchantment Festival
Come to this whimsical family event featuring a comical and entertaining performance by the pirates from The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, an enchanting play in the woods, roving entertainers, hayrides, food trucks, vendors, moonbounces, face painting, balloon art and more. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and up. We encourage families to come dressed as pirates, fairies, princesses or wizards! Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 W. Bridge Street Morrisville PA. http://www.snipesfarm.org

5/20 - Sheep to Shawl" Day at Washington Crossing Park
You're invited to the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park from 10am-2pm for our annual "Sheep to Shawl" event. Watch sheep being shorn of their winter wool coats and try your hand at the many steps it takes to turn the fleece into clothing.Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Parking is free, and this event is held rain or shine. more info

5/20 - Old Time Picnic on the Delaware
Old-Time Picnic on the Delaware. The public is invited to bring a picnic basket, blanket, or lawn chairs to the Grundy campus, and enjoy a Saturday filled with free entertainments from 11am to 3pm. Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. http://www.grundylibrary.org

5/20 - Spring Fling & Giant Book Sale, Yardley
Yardley Friends Meeting will be holding a Spring Fling including a Giant Book Sale from 10am to 2pm.The book sale features a 1000+ science fiction collection featuring authors from Anderson and Asimov to Zahn and Zelazny, plus hundreds of other modern and vintage titles in fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. Also free plants and ice cream while supplies last. Yardley Friends Meeting House, 65 North Main Street Yardley. more info

5/21 - 19th Annual Sesame Place Classic
The Bucks County Courier Times and the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club are organizing the 19th Annual Sesame Place Classic again this year at Sesame Place. All proceeds support the Dick Dougherty Scholarship that provides scholarships to graduating athletes in the Bucks County area. The race will be at Sesame Place and the grounds of Oxford Valley Mall and features a 5K, 1-mile fun run and ever-popular children’s Simon Kidgits Club Sprint. more info

5/23 - Grey Nun Academy’s Visiting Author Program to Host New York Times Best Selling Author J. Courtney Sullivan in Partnership with Newtown Bookshop
Awarded Time Magazine’s “21 Women Authors You Should be Reading” and People Magazine’s “Top 10 Books of 2013,” Acclaimed Author of Maine, The Engagements, and Commencement, Courtney Sullivan is on tour to discuss her new book Saints for All Occasions along with a Q&A and author signing. This 6:30 pm event is free, but seating is limited. Grey Nun Academy’s McKenna Center, 750 Quarry Road, Yardley http://www.greynunacademy.org

5/25 - Newtown Business Association Monthly Breakfast Meeting
7:30 am to 9:00 am, hosted and sponsored by Coldwell Banker Hearthside. This month’s speaker will be Stephen Cocca, Professor in the Economics Department at Bucks County Community College. NBA Members are invited to bring a guest to the breakfast meeting. Guests who attend this breakfast meeting will be eligible for a 50% discount off a 2017 NBA membership. In addition, one guest and one NBA member who brings a guest will each be entered in separate drawings for a Kindle Fire. Coldwell Banker Hearthside, 100 Brandywine Blvd, #302 Newtown PA. https://www.newtownba.org

5/27 - Family Fishing Program
Family Fishing Programs are designed for families who are new to fishing. Join us from 9am to noon for this unique program sponsored by the state’s Fish and Boat Commission. This Family Fishing Program will begin with hands-on instruction. After, you and your family can spend time fishing on your own, with park staff available to assist. No fishing licenses required! Please bring your own bait, including earthworms, mealworms, artificial bait, cheese or corn. All other equipment will be provided. Washington Crossing Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA. Please register online before the program.

5/27 and 5/28 - Sesame Place Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Come celebrate Memorial Day with Elmo, Zoe, Bert, Ernie & Big Bird! Enjoy an open air, traditional holiday BBQ in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion at 5pm or at 7pm. After a fun-filled dinner, look for a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm, set to Sesame Street® music, making the festivities on Memorial Day weekend truly memorable. more info

5/28 - Towpath Bike Ride, Washington Crossing Park
Bring your bikes to the park at 11:30 am for an easy ride on the canal towpath. We’ll bike from the Lower Park to the Soldier’s Graves, a little over 4 miles each way. Along the way, learn the history of the canal and how it affected the history of the area. Once we arrive at the graves, bikers may choose to ride back to the Lower Park, tour the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead ($6 per person), or attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the graves beginning at 1 PM. After the ceremony, park staff will lead a guided ride back to the Lower Park. Please meet at the parking lot off Route 532. Online registration is required

6/3 - The Amazing Kreskin at the Newtown Theatre
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see The Amazing Kreskin live on our stage on Saturday starting at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). Tickets are available online for $25. more info

Peter Gibson
Newtown Yardley

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