The 4UDREW Foundation hosts Seventh Annual Car Show & Festival

The Seventh Annual 4UDREW Benefit Car Show & Festival is set for Sunday, August 7th, at Doylestown’s Central Park, located at 452 Wells Road. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family and friends viewing an array of unique vehicles, have lunch from one of the food vendors and shop or gather information from the many business vendors.

In addition, there will be a DJ to provide music, and family fun festival games such as sack races and a water balloon toss. Try your luck on the huge raffle baskets and 50/50 contest. Festival games for the whole family are a staple at this event, with prizes for everyone.

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Christmas Gala holding fundraiser

The Christmas Gala, a non-profit organization to benefit seniors, is holding a three-day fundraising event at Bekky’s Village Workshop at Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Building 68, themed “Christmas in July,” starting Friday, July 22nd, from 2:00 to 8:00pm.

There will be lots of family fun, crafts, mural painting, and raffle baskets. The Saturday all-day event includes music, vendors, raffle baskets, Mandala Art Class, and more. Sunday sums up the kids events and the announcements of winners for the raffle baskets.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday a.m., July 9th

A Potter, a Knife Sharpener and the Season’s First Tomatoes

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market will feature a potter’s wheel demonstration by Penney Fleming. Ms. Fleming will be sharing what she loves—working with clay. She runs Fleming Studios in Doylestown where she teaches teens and adults how to make mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces.

Also at the market will be a knife sharpener, Jesse Howe of Howe Sharp Sharpening Service. Shoppers can bring their knives, scissors, garden tools, clipper blades and mower blades to Jesse and get their blades restored while they shop. He is only at the market once a month (on the second Saturday), so you shouldn’t miss this opportunity.

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Buckingham Township offering free ‘Summer Fun’ programs

Back by popular demand, The Bug Guy is coming to the Buckingham Township Building, located at 4613 Hughesian Drive in Buckingham, on Wednesday, July 13th at 10:00am. He will share his huge collection of bugs (you can even hold real bugs!). The Bug Guy has been entertaining all ages using live insects for a long time. For more information, visit the Buckingham Township’s Facebook page.

Magic by Stuart will perform at the Township Building on Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00am. This comedy magician show is fun for all ages. He will keep you entertained with all sorts of magic tricks, including a dove, and of course, a rabbit! Some kids will even be able to assist him and get involved in the show.

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Glencairn Museum offers ‘Time Travelers’ family backpack

A museum – like a time machine – is where the present meets the past. Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn offers families a one-hour adventure in ancient Egypt and Greece and medieval Europe accessed via the museum’s unique collection and children’s curiosity.

A mix of art, history, world cultures, science, math and comparative religion, the “Time Travelers” one-hour tour includes hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, coins and compasses that lead to a voyage of discovery through the halls and rooms of Glencairn Museum.

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Fonthill’s Fourth of July Celebration

Enjoy a day of family fun, food, old-fashioned games, crafts, entertainment and live music, with the visual splendor of Henry Mercer’s estate, 525 E. Court Street, Doylestown, as the backdrop on Monday, July 4th from noon to 4:00pm.

Join in the watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, bucket brigade relays, town ball (an early form of baseball) and the popular cakewalk. You can also sit back and enjoy some stirring good old-fashioned patriotic music or participate in a craft activity.

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Calling all people who love to eat!

For those of you who wait impatiently all year long for freshly-picked berries that haven’t been shipped thousands of miles, the time is now. Come to the Doylestown Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings for the freshest seasonal produce you can find, short of growing it yourself.

Over two dozen vendors will also be bringing an incredible array of baked goods, prepared foods, plants and herbs, dairy products, meats, coffee, eggs, pet treats, skin care products, wine and more. You’ll be in food paradise! Plus there’s live music (from 10:00am until noon) and a free book exchange.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events for June 18th

With Father’s Day fast approaching, many families are scratching their heads wondering what to buy for their special dad or granddad. The Doylestown Farmers’ Market has the answer to that question.

This coming Saturday, just in time for Father’s Day, the market is featuring Farmer Jen of Jennifer Lynn Garden Design, who will help you and the kids design and create a “micro farm” or kitchen garden to go. Jen is an organic sustainable farmer who sells everything from small individual plants, to blueberry bushes, to apple trees grafted with three different types of apples. It’s her first time at the market.

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Garden club travelling to Hershey Gardens

The Lingohocken Garden Club invites you to join the them on a trip to Hershey Gardens, including the famous rose garden and butterfly house, on Tuesday, June 21st. After the tour you will have lunch at Fennuci’s.

Leave from the Doylestown K-Mart at 8:15am, and return at approximately 4:30pm. Cost of the trip is $67. For info call 214-345-8494 or e-mail kodikian2@gmail.com.

The non-profit Lingohocken Garden Club supports Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, contributes to the Bird Tree, internship programs, and assists in mailings. In addition, they have provided a scholarship to a horticultural student at Delaware Valley University and in the past have participated in Bucks Beautiful.

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Historical Society explores ‘Civil War Medicine’

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will host a program on “Civil War Medicine” on Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:00pm, at Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Road and Route 152, Silverdale. In popular media, surgeons in the Civil War are usually portrayed performing unnecessary amputations while soldiers screamed in pain. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Those scenes are created to dramatized the event. This presentation is intended to dispel these myths.

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