Bucks Beautiful Kitchen and Garden Tour

The 22nd Annual Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 12th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm rain or shine, showcasing an exciting mix of homes and gardens within the Borough of Doylestown and the surrounding area. This year’s tour will feature six properties including a rare chance to see some of the town’s most talked about properties!

The tour takes you for a lovely Sunday drive concluding at the Buckingham Valley Vineyards where you can view a fabulous array of antique and exotic cars, shop at the wonderful pop-up Home and Garden boutique, and take a self-guided tour of the winery for some delicious wine tasting!

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Lenape Valley Foundation hosting Seventh Annual Golf Outing

Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) will host its Seventh Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 13th, at Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country lane, Doylestown.  Robert Rogala, LVF board member, of Doylestown, is the event chairperson. Registration for the outing begins at 9:30am.  An entry fee of $250 per golfer includes brunch, greens fees and cart, a cocktail reception, dinner and awards.

A highlight of the event will be a presentation by guest emcee/speaker Eric Kaplan, creator and founder of AXYSgolf.com. Eric studied with leaders in the fields of biomechanics and kinesiology to develop a more efficient swing method maximizing human motor coordination and minimizing innate physical barriers and deficits in those with Parkinson’s disease.

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CB East Mini-THON raises $$$ to support those with pediatric cancer

Central Bucks East High School held its first ever Mini-THON last month in the school’s gymnasium. The event was coordinated by students Sara Donnelly, Katelyn Stout and Leah Balderson, with the help of a team of faculty advisors.

Similar to and inspired by Penn State’s THON, the event featured more than 400 students and faculty dancing and raising awareness of pediatric cancer. The total raised was $33,001 and will be donated to Four Diamonds, an organization that helps children being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, as well as their families, through care, support and research.

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YOBC performs with Mary Fahl on May 22nd

Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl will headline a “Crossing Classical Boundaries” concert with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 22nd, 4:00pm in the new Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown.

Mary first achieved fame in the mid-1990s as the lead singer and co-founder of the folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. Mary’s musical inspirations for her solo career have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Tickets for the concert are available at http://www.yobc.org/members/yobc-pops-concert.

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CB Cares awards Innovative Learning Grant for visiting artist

CB Cares Education Foundation has awarded an Innovative Learning grant of $2,275 to Central Bucks West High School teachers, and a portion of that will allow art teacher Allison Levin to bring a unique artistic experience to her students.

Of the grant, $775 will fund a program with local artist Arla Patch, who will lead a hands-on workshop this month with Ms. Levin’s senior students majoring in art. The workshop features a technique she developed using polymer clay, called “coil drawing.” She will demonstrate, advise, create and critique with the students during four classes at the Doylestown Borough high school.

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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve announces Land Ethics Award winners

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve presented their sixth annual Land Ethics Awards at the Land Ethics Symposium at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, on March 10th. The award honors the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.

By raising public awareness about sustainable land management practices, the Land Ethics Award is an important part of the Preserve’s efforts to inspire the appreciation and use of native plants and serve as an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.

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Budzynski Ballet Theater presenting two special performances of ‘Coppelia’

This spring the students of Budzynski Ballet Theater will be joined by Pittsburgh Ballet Theater principal dancers Christopher Budzynski and Alexandra Kochis, along with soloist Joseph Parr in two performances of “Coppelia.”

Six dancers from Pennsylvania Ballet will also be performing in the comedic ballet. The performances will take place at Central Bucks High School South, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington, on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 and 7:00pm. The 3:00pm performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session providing the opportunity for children in attendance to meet the dancers.

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Shirley Broad exhibits at Doylestown Hospital Pavilion

Local Bucks County watercolorist, Shirley Broad, will have a collection of her art on display and for sale at Doylestown Hospital’s Pavilion in April, May and June.

A resident of Bucks County for more than 20 years, Shirley has enjoyed capturing the beauty that surrounds her, especially the many exquisite landscapes of the area. She is a juried artist in both Bucks County and Florida. In the juried art show at the Phillips Mill Gallery in New Hope, she was chosen to display her artwork for several consecutive years.

In Florida, as a member of Women in the Visual Arts, a juried art show in Palm Beach, her work was on display during the winter season.

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The 2016 Seventh Annual New Hope Film Festival Proudly Presents “All in Time” at the County Theater in Doylestown

New Hope Film Festival is proud to present “All in Time” by Eastern Pennsylvania filmmakers Chris Fetchko and Marina Donohue at the County Theater in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Thursday May 19th 2016 at 7:30 PM. “All in Time” received rave reviews from the audience during the 2015 New Hope Film Festival, where the filmmakers walked away with the Audience Choice Best Art House Feature Award, the Best Alternative Feature Award, and the Indie Spirit Award.

The film is about Charlie, who leaves his desk job in New York and moves back to his home in Pennsylvania to follow his dream… managing his favorite hometown rock band. Charley truly believes the band’s glory days are ahead. Charlie goes through an emotional tailspin when the band’s guitarist doesn’t agree with his optimism, and his relationship with his girlfriend is on shaky ground. With the help of an elderly neighbor and a young intern, Charlie tries to get the band on track and his girlfriend back before it’s too late. A fun inspiring movie that is not to be missed.

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Summer nature adventures at Peace Valley Nature Center

Get ready for a fun-packed, nature-oriented summer with many classes and camps being offered at Peace Valley Nature Center. Nature camps start June 27th and run weekly until August 26th with half-day and full-day programs. Kit Crew and Gosling Gang will again be offered most weeks for the young ones ages two and three and four and five.

Week topics include Camouflage for Kits, Wings and Things, Doodlebugs, Mud Pies, Bugs and Beasties and Wood, Rocks and Water to name a few. These classes are two hours long and meet in the morning, Monday through Friday.

For the Young Naturalist, Ages six, seven and eight, half-day, week-long camps include some exciting new topics including Nature’s Way, Wildlife Detective, and Fairies, Wizards and Wee People. Also offered are one-day only camps with topics such as Geocaching, Insect Bio-Blitz, Flight Fancy and the ever-popular Water, Water. Each day is comprised of hiking, discoveries and activities.

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