Bluegrass Fest to feature international performer Beppe Gambetta

The Seventh Annual Bucks County Bluegrass Festival will have an international flare to it with Italian born acoustic guitar flatpicker and singer Beppe Gambetta headlining. The Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th event will also include HogMaw, from York, PA, who are festival favorites and will close both nights at Snipes Farm in Morrisville. Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies is Gene Shay, host of WXPN’s Folk Show for over 50 years and one of the founders of the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

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Single Parent Fellowship holding Annual Clothing and School Supplies’ Give Away

On Saturday, August 23rd, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Single Parent Fellowship will hold their Annual Free Clothing and School Supplies’ Give Away at the First Baptist Church, 50 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville.

The clothing and supplies are free; however, you will need to register. To register the following documents will be needed: Valid Driver License/Photo ID/w current address; household income (yearly or monthly), Welfare, Disability, Social Security Or Pension letter of acceptance or pay stub; Food Stamps’ letter of acceptance or ID card; birth certificate/or SS card, medical or report card for each child listed on your registration form. Please bring them with you.

If anyone is interested in making donations to help with this special event, please feel free to do so. All financial donations are tax-deductible. For more information call C. Crawford at 215-642-0086 or J. Gueh at 609-372-7059.

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A tailor shop opens in Trenton’s Old Barracks

The Old Barracks Museum, located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, will turn its 1759 British Officers’ quarters into a tailor shop for an event, “Nine Tailors Make the Man” on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. A group of 18th century tailors will be constructing an outfit over the course of the day. Eighteenth century games will also be available for children and families to play. Demonstrations on traditional indigo dying methods will also be occurring throughout the day.

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Morrisville to hold inaugural National Night Out Against Crime

by Patricia Cangelosi

On Tuesday, August 5th, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Morrisville Borough Neighborhood Watch will hold its inaugural National Night Out Against Crime in conjunction with the Morrisville Fire Company 98 and the Morrisville Police Department.

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Sousa comes to Yardley

The walls of the Yardley Community Centre, located at 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, will soon be resonating with the strains of John Philip Sousa’s marches as the Centre hosts its 16th Annual July Fourth Concert. The stage will be filled with the 55-piece Blawenburg Band, one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating community bands. The band has long specialized in the works of Sousa, who is also known as “The March King.” Among the more than 100 marches are such favorites as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Semper Fideles,” and “The Washington Post March.”

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18th century kids Olympics at Old Barracks Museum

On Saturday, June 14th, children ages 7-12 are invited to participate in classic 18th century games, such as hoops, nine pins, and cup and ball, at the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton. Prizes will be awarded, and no one leaves empty handed. Arrive at 11:30am to sign in, and enjoy an hour of colonial games. Participants and their families will receive 10% off museum admission, so be sure to take a tour after the games!

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Little Bulldogs announce registration dates

The Morrisville Little Bulldogs has announced registration dates for its upcoming season. Registration takes place at Bulldog Hall, 38 Hillcrest Avenue, Morrisville.

The dates are as follows:

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Child, Home & Community presents free childbirth classes for expectant teens

Child, Home and Community (CHC), a North Penn and Bucks County United Way agency at 204 N. West Street, #101, Doylestown, is presenting its summer “Focus on Motherhood” prenatal programs for pregnant adolescents, fathers-to-be and their families. The programs meet weekly for 10 weeks. The following is a list of the starting dates and the locations where the programs will be held:

  • Doylestown Hospital – June 2nd through August 4th, 7:00 to 9:00pm;
  • Grand View Hospital – June 3rd through August 5th, 7:00 to 9:00pm;
  • Lower Bucks Hospital – June 12th through August 14th, 6:30 to 8:30pm;
  • St. Mary Medical Center – June 9th through August 11th, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

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Spring Open House and ‘Twilight in Fallsington’

On Saturday, May 17th, from noon to 4:00pm Historic Fallsington will feature self-guided tours of the Stagecoach Tavern, the Burges-Lippincott House, and the Moon-Williamson Log House. Learn about the Colonial dye-pot and a dyer’s garden with Norma on the Tavern Lawn. Also enjoy demonstrations of spinning, by Nora at the Log House. Children’s activities will feature quill pen writing at the Tavern with Steve and Colonial children’s games on the Tavern Lawn with Gregory. Admission is free.

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