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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Keith Hamilton Cobb to play ‘Julius Caesar’ at Shakespeare Festival

Noted Shakespearean and Emmy-nominated television actor Keith Hamilton Cobb will portray Julius Caesar at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre at DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, in Center Valley.

Cobb, who has performed at leading regional theatres around the U.S. and was a series regular on various television shows, “brings a commanding presence and magnetism, which is crucial given that Caesar was one of the most interesting political leaders in history and one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters,” says Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy.

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70th Anniversary of Veterans’ Community

Maplewood, a community within the Borough of Doylestown, was conceived 70 years ago to honor and provide affordable housing for returning war veterans. The streets bear the names of 11 local servicemen and women who perished in World War II. A celebration of the founding of Maplewood and a memorial to those who lost their lives will take place in the Maplewood neighborhood park on South Chubb Drive.

The Saturday, June 18th ceremony at 2:00pm will feature:

  • Invocation and wreath laying at the original dedication plaque;
  • Marine Color Guard – Central Bucks Detachment, Marine Corps League;

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NO BULLying Run set for Sunday, June 12th

The National Education Association reports that 160,000 children miss school each day out of fear of being bullied, 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at school, and 43% of youth report that they have experienced some form of cyber bullying in the last year. And don’t fool yourself. Bucks County is not immune to the problems of bullying.

Network of Victim Assistance’s 4th Annual NO BULLying one-mile Fun Run and five-mile Run, sponsored by Penn Community Bank, are set for Sunday, June 12th, at Doylestown Township’s Central Park. NOVA’s goal is to grab attention for the effects and consequences of bullying on our young people and our communities, as well as to raise funds to combat bullying through community prevention education initiatives.

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Doylestown resident Jenny Lee Stern stars as Patsy Cline at Walnut Street Theatre

by Christine Wolkin

After touring and performing around the country for Broadway, Doylestown native, Jenny Lee Stern, is back on home turf performing “Always…Patsy Cline” as Patsy herself at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia.

Written by Ted Swindley, the play serves as a musical tribute to country music legend Patsy Cline (“Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight”) focusing on the real life correspondence between Patsy and a Houston housewife, Louise Seger. The tribute follows the pair’s relationship until Patsy’s untimely death at 30.

“This is my fifth time playing Patsy and this has been so very near and dear to my heart,” says Jenny, who added that she’s incredibly excited to perform the show in front of her local friends and family, who make up her biggest fan base, for the first time.

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Bucks Beautiful Kitchen and Garden Tour

The 22nd Annual Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 12th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm rain or shine, showcasing an exciting mix of homes and gardens within the Borough of Doylestown and the surrounding area. This year’s tour will feature six properties including a rare chance to see some of the town’s most talked about properties!

The tour takes you for a lovely Sunday drive concluding at the Buckingham Valley Vineyards where you can view a fabulous array of antique and exotic cars, shop at the wonderful pop-up Home and Garden boutique, and take a self-guided tour of the winery for some delicious wine tasting!

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Lenape Valley Foundation hosting Seventh Annual Golf Outing

Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) will host its Seventh Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 13th, at Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country lane, Doylestown.  Robert Rogala, LVF board member, of Doylestown, is the event chairperson. Registration for the outing begins at 9:30am.  An entry fee of $250 per golfer includes brunch, greens fees and cart, a cocktail reception, dinner and awards.

A highlight of the event will be a presentation by guest emcee/speaker Eric Kaplan, creator and founder of AXYSgolf.com. Eric studied with leaders in the fields of biomechanics and kinesiology to develop a more efficient swing method maximizing human motor coordination and minimizing innate physical barriers and deficits in those with Parkinson’s disease.

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YOBC performs with Mary Fahl on May 22nd

Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl will headline a “Crossing Classical Boundaries” concert with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 22nd, 4:00pm in the new Life Sciences Auditorium at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown.

Mary first achieved fame in the mid-1990s as the lead singer and co-founder of the folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. Mary’s musical inspirations for her solo career have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Tickets for the concert are available at http://www.yobc.org/members/yobc-pops-concert.

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