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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Garden Conservancy’s ‘Open Days’ includes private gardens and plant sales

On Saturday, August 13th, visit two private gardens in New Hope and Doylestown, open to the public through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Admission to each garden is $7, benefitting the Garden Conservancy. Children 12 and under are free. Open Days are rain or shine and no reservations are required.

Visitors can start the Open Day at Paxson Hill Farm, 3265 Comfort Road in New Hope or Fordhook Farm of W. Atlee Burpee Co., 105 New Britain Road, in Doylestown. Paxson Hill, consisting of 10 acres of landscape, is notable for several unusual and rare plants.

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BCFA hosts Bucks Foodshed 5K at DelVal on Sept. 3rd

The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) and the Bucks County chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local® is hosting its Second Annual Bucks Foodshed 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 3rd, on Delaware Valley University’s campus. All proceeds benefit BCFA, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to building a resilient local food system in our community through education and collaboration.

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Revolutionary War reenactment coming to Moland House

The Warwick Township Historical Society will hold its Annual Revolutionary War Reenactment at the Moland House, 1641 Old York Road, Hartsville, PA, on Saturday, August 20th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

New this year will be Benjamin Franklin demonstrating 18th century technology. The historic society will unveil hand-embroidered bed hangings that were stitched by 10 women who, among them, volunteered about 3000 hours of their time to complete this work of art.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday a.m., July 30th

A Weaving Demo and Free Ice Cream Sodas

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market will feature a weaving demonstration by Patty Darrah who runs Nuthatch Weaving in Mechanicsville. Patty makes hand woven, one of a kind scarves and a variety of beautiful home goods using quality materials ranging from silks to home spun yarns. Come and learn about the artistry and skill that goes into making these incredible creations.

July is National Ice Cream Month! In honor of the celebration, we are happy to announce that Bucks County Dairy Promotion will be at the market distributing free Root Beer floats (root beer and vanilla ice cream) and free Creamsicle floats (orange soda and vanilla ice cream). Cold, refreshing and free—an unbeatable combination—and you are invited to partake. Bucks County Dairy Promotion is part of a statewide program that promotes the health benefits of including dairy products in your diet.

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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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