AAUW presents, “Quilts of the Underground Railroad”

In honor of Black History Month, Ruth Keiser will explain how quilting was used as a vehicle of communication during the Underground Railroad on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00-9:00PM at Wesley Enhanced Living, 200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown. Using examples to illustrate the various techniques, our speaker will explain the hidden messages found within the needlework. The Doylestown area was an active part of this historical era from 1830 to 1860. New members are welcome – open to the public.

As a follow-up to the program, members may also be interested in visiting the quilt competition and display at the Village Gazebo in Peddler’s Village. The display is open to the general public until March 29 and admission is free.

To learn more about the American Association of University Women, a leading advocate of equity for women and girls since 1881, please go to www.aauw-pa.org or call 215-340-4088.

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Through Service Bucks County Links Remember A King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of hope and social justice rings with honor in Central Bucks County. For more than a decade, the Bucks County (PA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has joined forces with the historic Second Baptist Church of Doylestown to celebrate the legacy of a man who defined a movement by actively giving to communities in need. General Electric and the local chapters of Jack & Jill and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will join the group. Their efforts will make January 19th, 2015, the MLK Jr. holiday, truly a day on to work and to share and not just a day off.

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Abington Lines hosting open houses

The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club is hosting open houses for the holidays, to be held at their clubhouse in Richboro. Each Open House is scheduled from noon to 4:00pm on the following Saturdays and Sundays: December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, 27th and 28th, January 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, February 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th.

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Bucks Symphony concert at CB West

On Sunday, December 7th, at 3:00 pm, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert at Central Bucks High School West, 375 W. Court Street, Doylestown.

The Orchestra will perform Rossini’s Overture to Cinderella, Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” and “Mother Goose” from The Nutcracker. A special treat will be Maestro Fagin’s abridged arrangement of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, featuring New York performing artists portraying Hansel, Gretel, the Sandman and the Witch.

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The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song!

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, will be performing “What Sweeter Music,” a moving holiday program at several locations in early December. “What sweeter music” are words that especially resonate during the holiday season. They evoke feelings of warmth and delight, helping us to recall special times with family and friends. The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song as Cantus Novus presents beautiful, sonorous choral music from across the ages, accompanied by strings and piano.

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Leadership program open to teens

Youth ages 13-19 years old are invited to register for the Junior Leadership Toastmasters public speaking program, to be held at 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, January 7th-March 4th, 2015.

Hosted by Bucks County 4-H, the nine-week program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop leadership and public speaking skills. Attendees will learn how to organize and prepare speeches and practice a variety of public speaking techniques. Students meet on Wednesday evenings, once a week and must attend all nine meetings. Participants graduate on March 4th, having honed their public speaking skills and delivering their final five-minute speeches.

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Bucks County Birders discuss ‘The Unfeathered Bird’

On Tuesday, November 25th, the Bucks County Birders will welcome Katrina van Grouw, visiting from the U.K., to discuss her new book “The Unfeathered Bird.” The program will be presented at 7:30pm at the Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Road, Doylestown. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The author will be available to sign copies of her book.

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Cordus Mundi Opens Singing Season with “Hard Work”

Male a cappella group Cordus Mundi will be opening its tenth concert season with two area performances on Saturday evening, November 15 and on Sunday afternoon, November 16. Cordus Mundi concerts will be held at Church of the Messiah in Gwynedd, PA on Saturday evening, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., and at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, PA on Sunday afternoon, November 16 at 4:00 p.m.

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Fabric Loft now offering sewing classes

The Fabric Loft is now offering sewing classes to students of all ages. Classes are being held mornings, after school, and on Saturday. They will be hosting an Open House on Saturday November 15th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

All are welcome to come see their new sewing room and a sampling of the types of projects they will be making. There will be refreshments and a free gift for anyone that registers for a sewing class. Come and see what YOU can do!

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Veteran’s Expo to be held Nov. 14th

The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American Legion Post 210, will host a Veterans Expo at the Post home at 315 North Street, Doylestown, on Friday, November 14th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm. All Veterans who served in the U. S. military, at any time, are invited to attend and obtain comprehensive information about support services available to them. Bring your DD-214 or discharge papers and get a Bucks County Veterans ID card which, when presented to participating vendors, located throughout Bucks County, will earn you discounts on your purchases.

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