All Over Bucks County
Chandler Hall Health Services, located at 99 Barclay Street in Newtown, will hold their annual “Culinary Classics” event on Thursday, October 8th, from 6:00 to 9:30pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hospice Benevolent Care at Chandler.
“Culinary Classics” will feature local and international fare, over 25 tasting stations (including libations), live music, and silent and live auctions.
The Bucks Country League of Women Voters, in conjunction with the Newtown Parks and Recreation department, will present “Iron Jawed Angels” as part of the Newtown Living History Series, at the Newtown Township Administration Building on Route 413 on Sunday, October 4th, at 1:00pm.
The film stars Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor and Angelica Huston. The movie follows two college-age activists who put their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. It focuses on leader Alice Paul who begins an aggressive campaign for the government to endorse the 19th Amendment.
The areas largest self-help bereavement conference will be held at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, by The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of Eastern PA, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 9th-11th, when up to 300 parents, siblings, and grandparents from surrounding counties and states, grieving the death of a child are expected to converge on the city.
This is a unique conference because everyone attending has experienced the ultimate loss, the death of a child in their family, whether it happened two weeks or 40 years ago. This is a gathering as parents, brothers, sisters, and grandparents in a nurturing atmosphere of acceptance, validation, understanding and hope.
If you work with people with disabilities and wish to help empower them to lead happier, safer and more rewarding lives, contact Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) to discuss hosting a program or training around the often complex needs of people with disabilities. Along with its highly regarded specialized programs designed to help those with disabilities to avoid crimes and victimization, NOVA also delivers the unique training that provides insight and skills to professionals and caretakers who assist crime victims with disabilities.
Crafters are needed for Historic Fallsington Day Saturday, October 10th.
Ten’ x 10’ craft spaces are $45. Applications may be obtained by calling Historic Fallsington at 215-295-6567, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Market Day, the Newtown Historic Association’s 39th annual colonial craft and art fair will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Half Moon Inn, 105 Centre Avenue (Court Street and Centre Avenue), Newtown. This custom revives an old harvest season tradition in Newtown, where long ago, local farmers brought their crops to town to sell and enjoy a day of festivities and contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street.
There are over 70 crafters, demonstrators and artists coming with a wide variety of interesting crafts, from spinning, quilting, rug hooking, fine arts, jewelry making, photography and blacksmithing. The First Crossing Volunteers – a colonial militia revolutionary war encampment will camp out in the backyard of the Half Moon Inn.
School activities – sports practices, band camps, registrations and orientations – already are under way as area school districts gear up for the start of classes. Please be alert for school buses and students making their way to and from school. Motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended are required to stop in all directions at least 10 feet from the bus. The only exception to the law is when a school bus is stopped on the opposite side of a highway clearly separated by a divider, such as concrete barriers or grass medians.
If convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law, drivers face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension.