USTA hosting free Family Fun Day

Spring is here, and for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) it means one thing – It’s time for some tennis. USTA Middle States is hosting its first-ever Free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17th at Central Park in Doylestown. Numerous sports activities, including tennis for all ages and abilities, will be featured at the park from 11:00am until 2:00pm. A special focus will be placed on families playing and staying active together. Cardio Tennis will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Those on hand for Family Fun Day will learn about local play opportunities and will get a chance to receive giveaways, experience games and earn a multitude of prizes. There will be various sports activities to enjoy on the courts and the grass fields of the park.

For more information on USTA Middle States, or for questions about the event, e-mail communications@ms.usta.com, or visit playtenniswithus.com.

Also join one of the other free family tennis and fitness events being held at:

Upper Bucks site:

Kulp Park Tennis Courts, 50 South Second Street, Perkasie, 18944

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 pm

Central Bucks site:

New Hope Solebury High School tennis courts, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope 18944

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

Lower Bucks site:

Newtown Middle School, 116 Newtown-Richboro Road, Newtown, 18940

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

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Mother’s Day Open House in Sellersville

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will hold a Mother’s Day Open House at the Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, 407 Keystone Drive and Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, on Sunday, May 10th, from 1:30-4:00pm. There will be a special presentation at 2:00pm on “Quilts.”

Enjoy a lively program by Nancy Roan, a member of Variable Star Quilters. Nancy will bring a  selection of quilts from her collection and the Goschenhoppen collection. Hear the interesting story behind the “PIE” Quilt. She will discuss the practical aspects of found fabrics, patterns and colors and will share her knowledge on the best way to care for and display your heirloom quilts. Admission to this event is free.

For more info call 267-614-9174.

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Emotions Anonymous meetings held at Lenape Valley Foundation

A new chapter of Emotions Anonymous (EA) will hold meetings at Lenape Valley Foundation, 500 N. West Street, Doylestown, each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

EA offers a 12-step program to help people cope with stress in daily living and to live a healthier emotional life. EA has helped many people learn to live with unsolved problems. This self-help opportunity is offered in a warm and caring atmosphere. The program is open to anyone who has a desire to become emotionally well. Members attend for various reasons, among them depression, anxiety, relationship problems and other emotional difficulties. Everyone is welcome and there are no dues or fees required to attend. For more information, call Donna at 267-893-5071.

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The ‘Ladies of Mt. Carmel’ prepare for annual Communion Breakfast

The Women’s organization at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Doylestown is planning their annual Communion Breakfast, to be held at the Doylestown Country Club on May 3rd.

The event will follow the 9:00 Mass (at the Church), which will be celebrated by the group’s moderator, Pastor of Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Parish, Msgr, Charles H. Hagan. Guest speaker at the Breakfast will be Kathleen McCarthy, Author, Catholic Radio Broadcaster, and Lay Evangelist.

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Cantus Novus celebrates ‘love’

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, completes its 15th anniversary year with its spring performances of “Roses and Thorns: A Love Story.”

As our world hurtles through anxious times, the singers of Cantus Novus will celebrate love in all its joyous complexity. The concerts feature works of Mozart, Halley, Mealor, Victoria, Lauridsen, Casals, Whitacre, Forrest, Clausen and others.

Lauded by composers for “sensitivity and elegance” in performance, Cantus Novus’ recent holiday concerts were virtually sold out, so be sure to get tickets in advance.

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15th Annual Penn State Master Gardener Plant Sale

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Bucks County hold their 15th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2nd, 8:30am to 1:00pm at Neshaminy Manor Center Health Building, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown (corner of Route 611 and Almshouse Road). This is a rain or shine event.

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Free Community Pops Concert with YOBC

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County will present a free community concert on Saturday, May 2nd, 3:00pm, at Delaware Valley College, Life Sciences Building Auditorium, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown. The concert will feature YOBC’s top-tier Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra. YOBC musicians will be joined by alumni and other local musicians affiliated with the organization. The weekend event also includes a Friday evening dinner and rehearsal for musicians and alumni and a Board reception prior to the event for invited guests.

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Carversville Christian Church to host ‘Hootenanny Number Two’

Following their successful Pete Seeger-oriented musical session a few months ago, a number of area performers will be re-grouping at Carversville Christian Church for “Hootenanny Number Two” on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd at 4:00pm. Singing and playing songs with a folk or folk-rock theme, local musicians Michael Orrell, Suzan Bartels, Ralph Smith, Elizabeth Bowman, Nancy Shill, Steve Feuerstein, and Rick Rosen will present individual sets, play and sing in a variety of combinations, and, in true hootenanny fashion, perform several songs designed to include full sing-along audience participation.

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Spring Concerts on Tap for Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

The chirping robins and wrens are not the only music that signals the return of spring. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County presents its annual Spring Concert series on April 18–19, 2015 at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne. The series includes a Junior Division concert at 2:00 pm and the Advanced Division Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia at 8:00 on Saturday, April 18. The spring festival concludes with YOBC’s top-tier Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm. Tickets to all concerts are available at the door and Maple Point offers ample free parking.

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6th Annual Central Bucks A Cappella Festival Evening Concert

The 6th Annual Central Bucks A Cappella Festival Evening Concert will be held on April 18th, 7:00pm at Tamanend Middle School. The headliner will be The House Jacks, with opening acts by the Central Bucks Middle School Choral groups. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students/children. To purchase tickets, visit 2015cbacfest.brownpapertickets.com. More info can also be found at http://www.cbsd.org/acappella.

The online presale will end at 7:00am on April 18th. Any tickets remaining after the online presale will be made available to purchase at the door.

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