Nature club invites you to lunch with John Bartram

A luncheon with John Bartram will be presented by the Doylestown Nature Club on Thursday, October 6th, at the Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Lane, Doylestown.

The famous Philadelphia horticulturalist of the 1700’s collected and identified thousands of seeds and plants from throughout eastern America. He shared his finds with friends in England who established beautiful English gardens with American plants.

Kirk Brown, the President of the Garden Writers Association, international lecturer, and judge of major Philadelphia Flower Show exhibits, will portray John Bartram.

Spaces will be limited and reservations are required by Thursday, September 29th. Call 215-493-1254 or visit www.doylestownnatureclub.com for more information

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Discover Doylestown holding open meetings, announcing new officers

Discover Doylestown (previously the DBCA) elected a new President and Vice President this past March. Former President and Board Member Rich Slabinski was elected to the position of President.

Rich has been a DBCA/Discover Doylestown Member for 16 years. Krisy Paredes, who has been on the board for three years, was elected as Vice President.

She was a founding member of First Friday Doylestown and co-chairs town-wide events such as Where’s Waldo in Doylestown every July and the Lego building contest which will enter its second year this fall.

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SCORE Bucks County to offer ‘Is Entrepreneurship for You?’ workshop

SCORE Bucks County will present its next small business workshop “Is Entrepreneurship for You?” on Saturday, September 17th from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Mandell Hall, Room 114, at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, in Doylestown.

This free workshop is recommended for anyone planning to start a business or those who want to learn more about the business world and wonder if ownership might suit them.

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Chalfont ReStore to hold free community celebration

The Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County ReStore, located at 31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, in Chalfont, invites the community to “The Store That Builds Homes!” celebration on Saturday, September 17th, from 9:00am to 5:00 p.m.

The ReStore is celebrating the milestone of raising over $200,000 in less than a year, which is more than enough to build a Habitat Home. This is the first time in the Chalfont ReStore’s seven-year history that this feat has been accomplished.

The community celebration features special guests, workshops, demos, door prizes, kids activities, sales and fun for the whole family. One of the featured guests will be Karen Wolfle, who will discuss repurposing and transforming furniture and describe how to bring items back to life.

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Joyful Singers is recruiting

Joyful Singers, a community choir, is recruiting new members!

E-mail them with any questions at joyful.singers.doylestown@gmail.com, or simply come to their practice session on or Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm, at the Doylestown Methodist Church, 320 E. Swamp Road, Music Room #1, Doylestown.

If you decide to stay for the session, the cost is $50 (to pay for music/director/pianist).

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Historical Society holding Ninth Annual Fall Festival

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will hold its Ninth Annual Fall Festival & Open House on the grounds of the circa 1840’s Hartzel-Strassburger Homestead, located at 407 Keystone Drive and Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville.

Tour the Homestead, summer kitchen, Pennsylvania ramp barn and the new museum! Artisans will be selling their wares and demonstrations will go on throughout the day.

Visit the farm animals, enjoy music by the roving troubadour and learn about the Pennsylvania long rifle. Bid on items at the silent auction. Homemade baked goods can be purchased and historical books and maps will be on sale. Youth can try their hand at a tin punch craft.

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17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire coming Sept. 17th-18th

The 17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire comes to the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Newtown, on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 11:00am to 6:00pm both days.

The Faire creates an interactive world where attendees of all ages take an entertaining, educational, and engaging stroll through the arts and history. Faire-goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey. Shows and activities cover a range of ages and interests and surround the faireways, on the stages and all around.

Performers bring literature to life throughout the day with shows and fairground encounters based on a new storyline each year. Danger shows feature a working trebuchet, living chess, archery matches, and fire breathers.

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Third Annual ‘Ready, Set, Walk for Lulu’s Rescue!’

It’s easy to save a life with Lulu’s Rescue! Raising just $250 is all it takes to save ONE dog’s life.

Register at lulusrescue.org/RSW-2016 and start fundraising for the big day. Collect pledges from friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, and then enjoy a fun celebration of all your accomplishments!

There will be live music, artisanal vendors, great food, and fundraising prizes for all levels. Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

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AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism is Sept. 10th

Challenge yourself to ride in The AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism! This event supports The Comprehensive Learning Center, a private school for children with autism located in Southampton, opened by The AJ Foundation.

The event offers a 12-Mile Family Ride, a 30K Ride, a 50K Ride and a 100K Ride all through the beautiful rolling hills of Bucks County. Start and finish lines will be at the Lower Makefield Township Park in Yardley. The cost is $45 per person for each ride or $100 for up to five family members for the 12-Mile Family Ride. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday, August 20th

Bring Your Bike, Bring Your Child, Bring Your Dog

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market is pleased to host Doylestown Bike Works. They plan to check tire pressure—inflating when needed—and perform quick safety checks. Should the bike need repair, cyclists are welcome to visit their shop, which is within easy walking distance on Main Street.

We are also happy that Director Mary Sharer of the Montessori School in Furlong will be returning to explain the innovative child-focused approach to education used at her school. She will be doing chalk painting with the children who come to her booth.

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