‘Thousand Dollar Dinner’ will be digested in Yardley

Local author Becky Libourel Diamond will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “The Thousand Dollar Dinner,” the tale of an unusual 19th century “Top Chef” competition, at the Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, on Saturday, May 7th, at 2:00pm.

The first part of this culinary challenge was held at Delmonico’s famous New York City restaurant, but Ms. Diamond’s book focuses on the extravagant feast held in Philadelphia and prepared by Chef James Parkinson.

The 12-hour, 17-course feast was dubbed by Philadelphia newspapers as the “Thousand Dollar Dinner” because it reputedly cost the Philadelphians $1,000 (approximately $32,000 in today’s dollars) to prepare.

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Pennsbury Community Band to perform free concert May 5th

The Pennsbury Community Band will perform a free concert on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm, that will demonstrate how motion and dance can be expressed in music.

The show will take place at Pennsbury High School East Auditorium, 705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, and will include a piece composed for a baby elephant by Stravinsky, “Molly on the Shore” by Grainger, “Suite of Old American Dance” by Robert Russell Bennett, as well as the music of Ron Nelson and Dana Wilson.

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Bolton Mansion hosts Mother’s Day Tea

Spring is here, so it’s time to begin making your plans for the Mother’s Day Tea at Bolton Mansion. The tea will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00pm.

Spend time with your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or any special women in your life. A variety of finger sandwiches, desserts, scones, your favorite teas and musical entertainment will be the highlights of the day.

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Healthy Kids 5K Fun Walk in Yardley

Andrew and Tim Ponento, senior and sophomore at Pennsbury High School, in association with Yardley Borough, will host the Healthy Kids 5K Fun Walk on Saturday, April 23rd, at 9:00am, from Buttonwood Park in Yardley to South Main Street and East Afton Avenue, and on to the canal towpath. Then it loops back around and ends at Buttonwood Park. Maps will be given out at the event.

The brothers have been interested in their physical health since middle school. They have been committed to staying active, athletic, and strong in order to better themselves. However, they realize that not everyone is able, willing, or even aware enough to better themselves physically.

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Celebrate spring and Earth Day at Five Mile Woods

Celebrate Spring and Earth Day with a visit to Five Mile Woods on Sunday, April 24th from noon to 3:00pm. Located in Lower Makefield Township at 1305 Big Oak Road (intersection of Big Oak and Oxford Valley Roads, near Kohl’s Shopping Center), the preserve is a 300-acre wooded natural area filled with diverse plant and animal life.

Knowledgeable guides will offer tours of the Woods featuring the signs of spring from blooming wildflowers to calling wood frogs. Naturalist John Heilferty will be on hand to show visitors frogs, salamanders and turtles that live in tanks in Woods Headquarters as well as other biofacts that have been found in the Woods.

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Boheme Opera NJ to present updated sizzling ‘Carmen’

Boheme Opera NJ will stage a sizzling new 1950’s production of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen”, on Friday, April 8th at 8:00pm and Sunday, April 10th at 3:00pm in Kendall Main Stage Theater at The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ. Parking is free, with a special needs shuttle provided. Pre-curtain talks are offered one hour prior to performances.

Sung in French, projected English supertitles guide audiences through the action, while Bizet’s original concept of spoken dialogue will be honored in English.

Boheme Opera’s production of this passionate tale of lust and betrayal features stunning digital set design, authentic Flamenco dancers, and an almost all-debut cast of artists.

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Solid Rock Youth Center holding Student and Local Artist Showcase

The Solid Rock Youth Center (SRYC) is holding a Student Art Show and Artist Workshop and Exhibit, free to the public on Friday, April 15th from 6:00 to 9:00pm, at the SRYC, 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville. Featuring art in all mediums, students will receive awards in numerous categories.

Complementing their work is an artist workshop and exhibit where local artist will explain their methods as they showcase favorite pieces. Among them will be judges Jim Gafgen and Caleb Daubenspeck.

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Rotary running regional ‘Road Rally’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club will hold its “Bucks Historic Road Rally” on Saturday, April 16th. This is a fun-filled afternoon for participants and their guests as you travel the roads of Bucks County in search of destination clues, discover historic sites, and qualify for prizes (and recognition)!

Proceeds from this event support literacy projects and scholarships for children and youth in the Morrisville and Pennsbury school districts.

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‘For King and Colony!’ French and Indian War event

Journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies during times of loyalty to the King of England. Visitors are invited to experience life in a garrison town after a long winter, as the troops are preparing to move back into battle.

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BCCC ‘Kids on Campus 2016’ now open at Lower Bucks Campus

Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) “Kids on Campus” will open for the first time this summer at its Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highways in Bristol.

Its summer program for kids and teens will include: Lego Animation, Aspiring Actors, Music & Voice Production Camp, NASTAR Camp, Engineering with K’Nex, and Introduction to Scratch Programing.

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