Lower Bucks Lyme Disease Support Group meeting hosted by Dr. Kathy Spreen

The Lower Bucks Lyme Disease Support Group will host an expert on Lyme disease, Dr. Kathy Spreen author of  “A Compendium of Tick Borne Diseases-A Thousand Pearls” on Sunday September 21st at 4:00 at the Middletown Municipal Bldg in Langhorne. She will present a slide show on Lyme and speak and answer questions on recognizing, understanding and preventing Lyme, and various treatment options.

Pennsylvania has been #1 or #2 in the number of new Lyme cases for the last 5 years with almost 50,000 new cases in 2012 alone, so come and learn about this serious local problem. All welcome, reservations appreciated but not required. Evelyn Throne (215) 741-5902 or email evelyn@lowerbuckslymegroup.org.

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Uptown String Band holding Coach Bag Bingo

Join the Uptown String Band on Saturday, September 13th, at the William Penn Fire Company, 123 Main Street, Hulmeville, for a fun evening of Coach Bag Bingo. It’s one of their most popular fundraisers, with plenty of opportunities to go home with an upscale designer Coach bag. Doors open at 7:00pm, play begins at 8:00. The advance tickets are $25, and $30 at the door. Call 215-752-3479 to get your tickets in advance. This is a BYOB event. Proceeds benefit Bucks County’s Uptown String Band.

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Local assisted living celebrates hidden talents during National Assisted Living Week

In recognition of National Assisted Living Week® (September 7 – 13), the Brunswick at Attleboro will host a series of events for residents, families, and the surrounding community, which will highlight the bonds built between residents and employees.

The weeklong celebration kicked off with the unveiling of a special photo exhibit, “Humans of the Brunswick”, created by residents and staff. The exhibit was inspired by the popular photo-blog, “Humans of New York”, which features candid photos of New Yorkers accompanied by short stories and quotes.

In addition to the exhibit, artwork created by the Brunswick residents and employees will be on display during the fourth annual Art Show which takes place September 11th, at 6:30pm and is open to the general public.

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Introductory yoga and meditation courses at Khalsa Center

Dr. Khalsa of The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center will be leading a six-week introductory course in meditation beginning Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00pm. Nirhbe Kaur Khalsa will be offering a six-week beginner’s course in yoga starting Friday September 19th at 1:30pm.

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FLEGC hosting ‘Paddle Mania’ Sept. 12th

On Friday, September 12th, Four Lanes End Garden Club (FLEGC) will host its Third Annual Paddle Mania. The event will be held at Langhorne United Methodist Church, 301 E. Maple Avenue, Langhorne. Doors will open and paddles will go on sale at 6:00pm, with the first basket going up for bid at 6:45. Paddle Mania is an auction of baskets filled with choice items donated by FLEGC members, as well as community businesses.

A $5 entrance fee entitles you to one paddle, light snacks, and a chance to win door prizes. Additional paddles can be purchased for $1.

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Countryside Gardeners prepares for a busy season

by June Portnoy

After taking the summer off, the Countryside Gardeners is gearing up for its first event in the upcoming fall when they will take a guided tour through Princeton on Monday, September 8th. Club members will receive the real scoop on the town of Princeton by tour guide, Mimi Omiecinski.

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Mindfulness Program in Bucks County

One of the longest standing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the nation is coming to Bucks County this fall. Starting in September, this popular eight-week program led by experts from the Myrna-Brind Center of Integrative Medicine’s Mindfulness Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will be available in Langhorne.

Thirty years of research has shown that participating in an eight-week MBSR program can reduce anxiety, depression, physical pain as well as improve sleep, cognitive function, and boost the immune system.

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Tucker Chiropractic Center hosting free workshop

The Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 198 N. Pine Street in Langhorne, will host a free trigger point workshop on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:00pm. Attendees will learn how to apply these techniques at home.

According to Dr. Tucker, the trigger point technique is great for achy joints and muscles.

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Lyme disease presentation slated for September 21st

The Lower Bucks Lyme disease support group will host a talk and video presentation by author Dr. Kathy Spreen on Sunday, September 21st at 4:00pm in the auditorium of the Middletown Municipal Building, 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne.

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2014 Middletown Seniors’ bus trips

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel program for all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address.

Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

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