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American Repertory Ballet
American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years (1964), American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. A perfect holiday treat for your entire family! McCarter Theatre Center, November 24-26. Tickets: mccarter.org

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Open House

Thursday, Nov. 9, 9AM - 2PM

At an Open House you will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful 55-acre wooded campus and to speak with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

Come see the Stuart community in action and learn about our robust academics, countless opportunities and what makes our all girls, Jr. K-12 and co-ed preschool, environment so special.

1200 Stuart Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-921-2330 x4131
Bus service available from Bucks County

Newtown Yardley's Schools Guide
Newtown Yardley's Schools Guide

An updated and complete listing of Newtown and Yardley public schools, private schools, pre-schools, educational programs and services, SAT/ACT prep, recreational activities, after-school activities, informative articles, business listings, open houses, kids party ideas, schools from the surrounding area, helpful links, and more!

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Salon Millan Opens in Yardley Borough - Salon Millán had its official Grand Opening on Saturday October 28 to celebrate and welcome this new business to Yardley’s vibrant and charming downtown. The salon specializes in Balayaging (freehand painted highlights), fantasy colors, Keratin smoothing treatments, and offers a variety of hair extension services. Salon Millán is open Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 S. Main St, Yardley, PA, free parking in the back. http://www.salonmillan.com



Rocco's Steakhouse Coming to Newtown - The restaurant area at Newtown's Brick Hotel will reopen in December as "Rocco's at The Brick." Cole Caprioni will be the Executive Chef, after 7 years as executive Chef for Nordstrom. Every dish at Rocco's at The Brick will feature fresh, sustainable produce, seafood and USDA Prime meats. Seasonal menus will feature a rotating specials list, an extensive seafood collection featuring mussel pots and a cold bar as well as USDA Prime Steaks and Chops. The steakhouse, which seats 220 indoors and 50 outside, will be open 364 days of the year, every day except Christmas. Brick Hotel, 1 Washington Ave, Newtown, PA www.brickhotel.com



Shady Brook Farm Stone's Throw Now Open - The Stone’s Throw at Shady Brook Farm is cozy spot nestled between the Farm Market and Greenhouse, where guests can enjoy locally brewed craft beer, Rose Bank Winery wines (made right down the street in Newtown, PA), wine slushies and hard ciders. The Stone’s Throw food menu is in the works, but for now feel free to grab a sandwich or signature panini from the Deli or a gourmet snack from the Farm Market to pair with your drinks. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA. http://www.shadybrookfarm.com



Witt Pilates Thanksgiving Food Drive - Witt Pilates of Yardley is collecting non perishable food items that can be used for a Thanksgiving holiday meal. Donations can be dropped off to the studio between 11/1 - 11/22. All food items will be donated to Family Service Association of Bucks County, so local families will benefit. 2-14 Penn Valley Dr, Yardley, PA http://wittpilates.com/classes/



New Hope's Ferry Market Now Open! - The doors to New Hope's new Culinary Marketplace, The Ferry Market, opened on Wednesday, October 4th. Come in and enjoy a unique culinary experience with one of our 13 delicious food vendors…or try them all! Hours are Wednesday thru Sunday from 7am to 7pm. Visit us in the heart of New Hope, PA. 32 S. Main Street, New Hope PA https://www.theferrymarket.com/about


Announcements (cont.)

Holiday Food Sampling at McCaffrey's Markets - Complimentary Menu Tastings at the Yardley, Newtown, Princeton and West Windsor stores. Come eat your way through the store as you sample items from our holiday menu in every department on November 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th from 11am-4pm.http://mccaffreys.com/events

Healthcare Marketplace Help at Grundy Library - Assistance with purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is available at the Grundy Library. Open enrollment for purchasing health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace begins November 1, 2017 and continues through December 15, 2017. To help individuals find healthcare insurance, a certified ACA Navigator from Lower Bucks Hospital will be available to assist persons one-on-one and answer individual healthcare coverage questions on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Tuesdays, November 7 through December 12, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm; and Friday, December 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. No appointment is necessary to speak to the Navigator and this service is free. For further information, contact the Library at 215.788.7891 ext. 5. or ext. 6.

Help Snipes Farm Feed Needy Families - During this Thanksgiving Season, can you help feed a low-income family? We want to support every family that applies for food. The transforming impact of nutritious, organic whole foods cannot be overestimated. We are asking your support for low income families from our community. An anonymous donor is matching donations dollar-for-dollar to help feed needy families with fresh, wholesome veggies. Your gift will be matched, DOUBLING the impact! Click Here to Donate

The 39th Annual Festival of Trees at the Pearl S. Buck House - Each year during this festival, the rooms of Pearl S. Buck's iconic Bucks County stone farmhouse come alive with the glow of holiday decorations. The event showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed by some of Bucks County's best artists and decorators as well as trees and vignettes decorated by local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck's legacy as an author, humanitarian, and activist. The Festival of Trees is one of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region. Festival runs from Date: 11/14/17 to 12/30/17 from 8am - 5pm. Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA https://www.pearlsbuck.org/festival

Save The Date!

November 30- December 6, 2017 - Newtown Arts Company Presents A Christmas Carol

December 2, 2017 - Newtown’s Holiday Open House Tour

December 2, 2017 - NBA presents McCaffrey’s Newtown Holiday Parade 2017

December 2, 2017 - Yardley Olde Fashion Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

December 3, 2017 - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at the Old Library by Lake Afton

December 7 - 17, 2017 - An American Christmas Songbook, Bristol Riverside Theater

December 10 and 25 - Reenactment of George Washington’s Daring Christmas River Crossing


School Open Houses

Major Non-Profit Fundraisers

11/1- 11/5 - Canal-O-Ween 2017 - Imagine walking along the beautiful Delaware Canal through the historic borough of Yardley, PA on a crisp fall day around Halloween. As the sun sets in the salmon sky and the twilight settles in, hundreds of carved Jack-O-Lanterns flickering with warm light guide your way forward for over a quarter mile. It’s old fashioned, low tech, family fun. Team Canal-O-Ween™ can always use help with the nightly lighting of the Jack-O-Lanterns. Where: The Delaware Canal Towpath, leading north from Afton Avenue Bridge to the end of the paved road (North Edgewater Avenue). http://www.canaloween.com

11/2 - Current Events With Adath Israel - Spend the first Thursday morning each month with Adath Israel’s Rabbi Benjamin Adler for an informal discussion of current events and what Judaism has to say about the issues of our day. Grab a cup of coffee or tea at McCaffrey's Java Joe then head to the upstairs meeting room and find out what’s happening in the world, through a Jewish lens. No charge - everyone is invited to participate. Discussions will be held on the first Thursday of the month from 10:00 - 11:00am. McCaffrey's Market Yardley, Edgewood Village Shopping Center, 635 Heacock Road, Yardley PA http://mccaffreys.com/venues/yardley

11/3 - Baroque Fest, Lenape Chamber Ensemble - Eleven musicians from New York will perform Bach's Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 6 in an 8pm performance. Baroque Fest, Lenape Chamber Ensemble, 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA. www.lenapechamberensemble.org

11/3 and 11/4 - OLMC 39th Annual Craft Fair - Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will host its 39th Annual Holiday Artisan Market (Craft Fair) on Friday, November 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held on the school’s campus in the heart of Doylestown, this indoor event will feature more than 100 artists and crafters selling items including handcrafted jewelry, textiles, and one-of-a-kind creations. New this year will be a “Boutique Hallway” with items for sale from local retail shops and vendors. Festivities will include a raffle, a homemade bake sale, and a “Bulldog Bistro.” Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 225 East Ashland Street Doylestown PA

11/4 - Bucks County Jewish Coalition Film Fest - Join us for this great showing of Jewish short films from 4-7pm. $5 suggested donation. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats, please email evebcjc@gmail.com with date and location. The Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State St., Newtown PA

11/4 - Beekeeping Class At Snipes Farm - Come to the Farm House at Snipes Farm for a beekeeping class with Paul Scutt. Paul brings 25 years of experience to this introductory course for people considering keeping their own bees. The class will cover the basic principles of bees: their physiology, the sociology of a hive, hive construction and inspection and harvesting honey. Weather permitting there will be a walk to the hives on the farm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Snipes Farm & Education Center, 890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA www.snipesfarm.org

11/4 - Vermiculture Composting Workshop - Sandy Sweeney, a Penn State Master Gardener from Montgomery County, will be doing a hands on presentation on how to make a worm culture for helping with composting all year round at Bucks County Audubon Society on November 4th at 10am. This will be a hands on workshop, where participants will get to bring home their very own starter batch of worms to begin composting with! Admission is $10/BCAS Members and $15 for Non-Members. Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope PA. You can pre-register for the event at www.BCAS.org

11/4 - T. Foster & Co.'s Ladies Night Out! - Eat, Drink, & Be Merry! A night to hang out with your friends and enjoy drinks, while trying on your favorite pieces of jewelry. Create your jewelry wish list for the upcoming holidays and receive a Ladies Night discount (20% off). We are partnering with Frank Pronesti from Heirloom Studio to give you access to some professional portraits. You can also enter to win our raffle for a fabulous Estee Lauder gift basket. All of this while enjoying a performance by Rafael Pondé, so come out and enjoy a fun start to your Saturday night with your friends. Everyone is welcome. T. Foster & Co. Fine Jewelry, 7 W Afton Ave, Yardley, PA. Tickets

11/4 - Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner with Celeb Chef Maria Liberati - Gourmand World Award Winning Author Maria Liberati will be guest instructor for a Holiday Cooking Class and tasting for a Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner. Attendees will learn how to cook a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner and sit down to eat a sample 4 course Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner. The class will be held at Bucks County Community College from 10am to 1pm. Registration is $68 + a $20 materials fee. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA Register Here

11/4 - Knowing Native Plants: From Flowers to Seeds, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve - Naturalist Ed Lignowski discusses the life cycle of flowering plants from pollination to fruit/seed dispersal. Registration required. 1pm - 4pm. $20. 215-862-2924. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA www.bhwp.org

11/4 and 11/18 - Yardley Farmers' Market - Shop local and find unique gifts and delicious foods for your Holiday events. The Yardley Farmers' Market continues through the Winter on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Vendors will take orders for pick up at the market. We are located in the Yardley Friends Meeting, 65 N. Main St., Yardley, PA Vendor List

11/5 - Children’s Craft Activity: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - Day of the Dead—or Día de los Muertos—is observed on November 1 and 2 by many Hispanic cultures as a version of the Halloween holiday. It is a time to celebrate the lives of friends and family members. Revelers build altars in honor of the dead, and adorn them with colorful paper flowers, grinning skeletons and candles. Come and join in this celebration! Craft a model sugar skull or mask and listen to traditional Mexican tales by storyteller Michele Belluomini. Included with museum admission. Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA https://www.mercermuseum.org

11/7 - Newtown Bookshop Launch Party for Jennifer Hansen Rolli "Claudia & Moth" - The Newtown Bookshop is honored to be having a Launch Party for Newtown's own Jennifer Hansen Rolli and her new picture book "Claudia & Moth" starting at 6:30pm. Jennifer will be speaking at 6:30pm along with meeting and greeting guests and signing her new book "Claudia & Moth". And there will be crafts and refreshments as well! Newtown Bookshop, 2835 S. Eagle Road, Newtown PA http://www.newtownbookshop.com

11/7 - Open House, Grey Nun Academy, Yardley - Take a tour, visit classrooms, meet parents, staff, and students. Learn about our academic curriculum, blended learning through technology, co-curricular activities, after school enrichment classes, extended day program, tuition assistance for eligible families, and more. Founded in 1963 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nun Academy is an independent, Catholic co-educational lower and middle school in Bucks County, PA for children in grades PreK3 through 8th. 9am to 11am. 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA http://www.greynunacademy.org

11/7 - Fall Lecture Series, David Library of the American Revolution - A 7:30 p.m presentation by James E. Lewis, Jr., author of "The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis." David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA www.dlar.org/events.htm

11/8 - Author Event with Donna Shaw - Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome author Donna Shaw to the shop from 6:00-8:00pm. Donna will be featuring her book "Blood on Their Hands: How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs.". Newtown Bookshop, 2835 S. Eagle Road, Newtown PA http://www.newtownbookshop.com

11/9 - PechaKucha Night Returns to the Newtown Theatre - The Newtown Theatre will host its next PechaKucha Night on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. PechaKucha (which means “chit-chat” in Japanese) is an informal, fast-paced, multiple-speaker event that has been held in more than 900 cities worldwide. During the event, presenters abide by a few simple rules: choose a topic they’re passionate about, be prepared to speak in front of an audience, and limit the talk to 20 slides. The catch? Presenters only get 20 seconds to talk about each slide. Free event. 120 N. State Street, Newtown PA www.thenewtowntheatre.com

11/10 - Heymish Shabbat with Guest Speaker - Heymish Shabbat at Kol Emet is a spiritual Shabbat dinner experience with the community. There is no service this evening. Bring your favorite dinner item to share for our potluck. Starting at 7:00 pm, Rabbi Anna leads blessings and songs before the dinner, and over dessert and coffee we invite a speaker or engage in an activity that enhances our Shabbat together. Tonight’s guest is Stephanie Feldman, author of the book "The Angel of Losses.” 1360 Oxford Valley Rd, Yardley, PA More Info

11/11 - Langhorne American Legion Veteran’s Day 5K - A fun local 5k race or a 1 mile fun run/walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Langhorne Borough to help raise funds for the benefit of Operation Comfort Warriors, Delaware Valley Stand Down as well as other Veterans Charities. Each registrant receives a commemorative T-shirt and refreshments. A water station will be provided on the course. 115 West Richardson Avenue, Langhorne, PA More information and registration

11/11 - 73rd Country Store Bazaar - Addisville Reformed Church is celebrating our 73rd Country Store Bazaar. This includes Bake Table, Children's Shop, Country Store, Hand Crafted items, 18" Doll clothes, books, soups and bread, Treasure Chest, Silk Flower Arrangements. Delicious lunch is served from 10:30 to 1:30 and home cooked ham dinner from 4:30 - 6:30. Proceeds support foreign and domestic missions and the local church. All crafts are handmade by church members. Located across from the Richboro Mc Donalds. Addisville Reformed Church, 945 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA

11/11- Free Meals for Veterans at Newtown Applebee’s - This year Applebee's celebrates its 10th anniversary of honoring America's veterans and active-duty military by offering them a FREE MEAL on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. Local Applebee's locations will honor veterans and active-duty service members by offering a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. Come out and celebrate our veterans! Applebee's Newtown, 2 West Road, Newtown PA

11/11 - Bel Canto II: Broadway and Beyond - Piazza Nuova Lodge-Order Sons of Italy in America presents Bel Canto II: Broadway and Beyond on Saturday at 3pm. Enjoy acclaimed tenor James Gafgen as he joins forces with powerhouse singers Tom McCloskey, Don Sheasley and soprano Barbara Wayman singing Broadway, pop-opera and international favorites. Guest singer Robert Popso will also perform. Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown PA. Tickets

11/11- McCaffrey's Food Markets Hosts Pop-up Story Time - McCaffrey's Food Markets in Yardley, PA is hosting a Pop-up Story Time for the Bucks County Free Library. It will take place at 10 am in the upstairs Bistro area. Families are welcome for stories, music, dancing and light refreshments. Free Event. 635 Heacock Road, Yardley PA http://mccaffreys.com/events

11/11 - Newtown Chamber Orchestra - 7 p.m. "String Harvest" Concert featuring works by Bach, Barber, and Chopin. Lutheran Church of God's Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown, PA. www.newtownchamberorchestra.org

11/11 and 11/12 - Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association’s 71st Annual Antiques Show - The Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association proudly presents the 71st Annual Antiques Show on November 11 and 12. The event is located at the Eagle Fire Hall on Rt. 202 & Sugan Road in New Hope, PA. The times are Saturday, 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, 11AM to 4PM. Admission fee is $6.00. http://www.BCADAPA.org

11/12 - LMT 11th Annual Veterans Parade and Commemorative Ceremony - Lower Makefield Township and Veterans Square Foundation welcome the community to attend its 11th Annual Veterans Parade and Commemorative Ceremony. The parade begins at 1pm at Edgewood & Long Acre, followed by a commemorative ceremony immediately afterwards at Veterans Square Monument. The Pennsbury Marching Band "Long Orange Line" will play in the parade and participate in the ceremony, and the 35-member PHS Falconairs Womens Choir will sing during the ceremony. This year, there will be a decorated bike, wagon and stroller contest, and toiletries will be collected for homeless veterans. Veterans, scouts, school, athletic, and community groups are welcome to march. www.lmt.org

11/12 - Book Swap at the Old Library by Lake Afton - Winter's coming and it's time to gather books for the long nights. Come to the Swap and find some great reading materials. "Bring a bag - take a bag." Please arrive with no more than one grocery bag of books of current interest to adults and/or children. http://www.yardleyhistory.org/calendarofevents.htm

11/12 - Princeton Day School Upper School Open House - Please join us for a Upper School Open House for grades 9 through 12 from 1pm-4pm. 650 The Great Road, Princeton, NJ. http://www.pds.org/admission/welcome

11/12 - Bucks County Jewish Coalition Film Fest, Lambertville - Join us for this great showing of Jewish short films! $5 suggested donation. Seating is limited. To reserve your seats, please email evebcjc@gmail.com with date and location. Acme Screening Room, 25 S Union St, Lambertville, NJ

11/12 - Join Kol Emet For Brunch and A Day Of Global Learning - Kol Emet will be hosting a talk as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Lori Lefkovitz, Ph.D will be our speaker. Her talk is titled, "A Beautiful Man? Joseph and the Character of Masculinity in Judaism and Islam" and will be live-streamed at 11am. There is a brunch at 10am before the talk so please RSVP to (215) 493-8522. Congregation Kol Emet, 1360 Oxford Valley Rd, Yardley, PA. More info here

11/14 - Kristallnacht - Kol Emet will be commemorating Kristallnacht with the support of the Jewish War Veterans. There will be an inspiring presentation from Holocaust survivor Danny Goldsmith. This Program is Open to the Entire Community Appropriate for ages 11 and up. Congregation Kol Emet, 1360 Oxford Valley Rd, Yardley, PA. More details here

11/16 - “Drunk With Hope” - This play is a one-woman show consists of monologues, stories of many women, illustrating the recovering alcoholic’s experience: life when they were drinking or using drugs, what caused that shift when they decided to stop, and what life is like now. Free and open to the public! Zlock Performing Arts Center, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA http://tickets.bucks.edu/calendar

11/16 - How To Avoid a Food Coma This Holiday Season - With Jill Kwasny, MS, RDN at the Yardley McCaffrey’s. Free event, please RSVP to McCaffrey’s Market, 635 Heacock Rd, Yardley, PA http://mccaffreys.com/events

11/16 - 58th Annual Holiday House Tour & Tea, Langhorne Borough - Hosted and decorated by Four Lanes End Garden Club. Each home on the self-guided tour has a distinctive theme, based on the house’s style and history. Formal Tea Served 11:00 A.M. until 8 PM at Middletown Country Club, 420 North Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne PA. Facebook page

11/17 - Dashin’ Thru The… Lights 2017 - You don’t want to miss what is fast becoming a holiday tradition. Dashin’ thru the…Lights is a family fun 2 mile run/jog/walk through the Shady Brook Farm spectacular Holiday Light Show on opening night! Music, food, drinks, and bonfires add to the festive atmosphere. Create holiday memories with your gang, and bring brightness to a local family at this fun and unique way to see the lights before the show opens to the public. 7pm race time. Proceeds benefit the Luke Tynan Medical Fund. Pre-registration is required…NO sign ups will be taken the day of the event. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley PA Register here.

11/17 - Owl Prowl - Join us for an after-hours hike at 8:30pm as we search for these nocturnal birds. We’ll start indoors and discuss how to identify the species we may see or hear. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk through wet trail conditions. For ages 8 and up. Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Members: $8; Non-Members: $10. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve; 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA www.bhwp.org

11/18 - Newtown Township Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair - Get a head start on holiday shopping and have fun doing it. Something for everyone - crafts activities and more! 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. (Interested vendors please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 215-968-2800 x 239. Newtown Township Administration Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA www.newtownfun.com

11/18 - Snipes Farm End-of-Season POTLUCK! - Join us for our final potluck of the season and say goodbye to our very special farmer family, Shaun O'Brien,Toria Harr and Emil, who are moving on after seven years of hard work and dedication. Bring a dish to share and come ready for a scrumptious meal and good fellowship! 6pm at Fallsington Meetinghouse, 9300 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA www.snipesfarm.org

11/18 - Claudia Pelligrini, “Un Viaje Musical" - The Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library is offering this FREE (limited seating) community program. Claudia Pelligrini, an accomplished violinist and skilled vocalist is an extremely versatile musician with a charismatic personality. Join us for "Un Viaje Musical" (that's Spanish for "A Musical Journey") as she takes us on a trip through classical pieces, some oldies, some Broadway songs and more. 2-3pm. Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA http://www.ymfriends.org

11/19 - Bach & French Taste, A Dryden Ensemble Concert - Music by J. S. Bach and some of the French composers he admired: Lully, Marais, Couperin, and D'Anglebert. The Dryden Ensemble: Vita Wallace, violin; Jane McKinley, oboe; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Daniel Swenberg, lute; and Webb Wiggins, harpsichord, all performing on period instruments. 3pm performance. Ticket prices: $25 general admission; free to students with I.D. Tickets available at the door or online. Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

11/24 - All Rock Reunion- Council Rock Alumni - Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take time to reconnect, relax and reminisce with old friends. Join us for the 3rd Annual Council Rock ALL - Alumni Reunion on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 4 - 6 PM at La Stalla in Newtown for fabulous food and drink - includes crudite, pasta bar, fresh baked bread, and two drink tickets for beer or wine. Sponsored by the Council Rock Alumni Association, tickets are $15 each. Limited space. Purchase tickets by calling 215-944-1023. La Stalla, 18 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA

11/24 - Washington Crossing Park Annual Tree Lighting - The Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley will host its annual tree lighting at the park on Friday, November 24, in the Historic Village area. Stop by starting at 5 PM for hot chocolate, cookies, music by the Pennsbury Chamber Choir and a visit from Santa, followed by the official tree lighting. The Kiwanis Club will also collect nonperishable food and baby items at this event in support of the Upper Makefield Fire Company’s food drive. 1112 River Road. Washington Crossing, PA 18977 More Info

11/24 - 11/26 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, A Family Play - Set in the land of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.Town and Country Players, 4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA www.townandcountryplayers.org

11/25 - The Doylestown Jingle Bell Turkey Trot - Come out and work off some of that Thanksgiving feast with our 10K, 5K or ½ mile run. This is bound to be a memorable event as we will be closing the 202 Bypass and running on the road with no traffic Participate or come support the runner, race begins at 8am. We will keep all registered participants warm with FREE hot chocolate. We'll also have inflatables and yard games for the family to occupy their time before Santa's arrival via helicopter. The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown PA For race registration information please go to http://www.scoogieevents.com

11/25 - Pairing Wine and Cheese - Learn how to select cheeses to complement your favorite wines. Sample some delicious pairings and discover the ones you like best! Cost: $40 per person. Includes instruction and tasting. 2pm. Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy tickets on-line.

11/26 - Jan Brett and The Mermaid National Bus Tour - The Newtown Bookshop is very excited to welcome New York Times #1 Best Selling Author-Artist, Jan Brett to the McKenna Center at Grey Nun Academy on November 26th at 10am. Doors Open 9:30 a.m., and at 10:00 a.m. Jan Brett will do a 20 minute drawing illustration and presentation. A book signing will immediately follow. There will be activities for children and The Mermaid Bus will be parked outside the auditorium. Grey Nun Academy, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA Tickets

11/26 - Meet a White House Christmas Decorator at Washington Crossing Park - Kick off the holiday season with White House decorator, interior designer and author Coleen Christian Burke on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 PM at the park Visitor Center. Tickets are $35 for entry to a meet-and-greet at 1 PM, admission to the 2 PM lecture, and a signed copy of Christmas With the First Ladies; or $15 for admission to the lecture only. 1112 River Road Washington Crossing, PA Tickets and Info

12/2 - Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Wreck The Halls - This market will be held at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and features vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, handmade jewelry, t-shirts, vintage toys, vinyl, bone jewelry, taxidermy, as well as every other sort of interesting curiosity or unique collectible imaginable. 12-7pm. Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, 909 Ray Ave, Croydon, PA More info

12/2 - Cocktails at Newtown’s Second Look Thrift Shop - Have yourself an afternoon sampling festive cocktails, snagging fashion-forward-finds from our Second Look - High End Boutique, and taking a chance on basket raffles all while supporting the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 1pm- 5pm. Tickets are $10- purchase by calling 215-968-9400, online, or on the day of the event. BCBVI, 400 Freedom Drive, Newtown, PA

12/2 - Roxey Ballet’s Nutcraker, Sensory-Friendly Performance - This year, the Roxey Ballet is proud to offer once again a Sensory-Friendly performance on December 2nd at 2pm for children and adults with ASD or other sensitivity issues or special needs. Adaptations to this performance include decreased sound levels, eliminating of special effects, and increased house lighting. Quiet areas will be available, and trained volunteers will be present throughout the theatre to assist and direct audience members. Resources such as pre-visit, social stories, and picture schedules are available on our website. This is also a great show for young children and youth groups as it also offers a reduced ticket price of $20. The College of New Jersey, Kendall Main Stage Theater, 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ http://www.roxeyballet.org/nutcracker

Peter Gibson
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