Celebrate spring and Earth Day with a visit to Five Mile Woods on Sunday, April 26th from noon to 3:00pm. Located in Lower Makefield Township at 1305 Big Oak Road, 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.
Saturday, April 18th is the date for this year’s River Towns Road Rally organized by the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary Club. Registered cars, with a driver and up to three passengers, will experience a staggered start between 1:00pm and 2:00pm that day, from the parking lot at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church at 771 North Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville.
Participating teams will be given eight clues to decipher, drive to the locations identified, and conclude their journey with a wine and cheese reception at historic Summerseat, Legion and Hillcrest Avenues in Morrisville. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners and also to the most outstanding car as determined by a team of judges. Winning points will be the sum of minutes elapsed and mileage covered. Winners must have a confirmed stop at all eight points. Locations this year will be expanded to include possible points in the Falls and Newtown vicinities, in addition to areas in and around the river towns of Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley, and New Hope.
The Solid Rock Youth Center is holding a Student Art Show (grades 6-12) and Artist workshop and exhibit on Friday, April 17th from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Featuring art in all art mediums, students will receive awards in numerous categories. Complementing their work is a local artist workshop and exhibit, where artists will explain their methods as they showcase favorite pieces. Among them are Paula Pennie and Jim Gafgen who are also judges, along with student Caleb Daubenspeck. A silent auction of the local artist work will be held, with 100% of proceeds going to the SRYC.
The show is free and open to the public. Solid Rock Youth Center is located at 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville. The entrance is around back. Anyone wishing to submit artwork or receive more information should contact the youth center at 215-736-3706 or e-mail director@solidrockyouthcenter. More details are available at www.facebook.com/solidrockyouthcenter.
April 11th is Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park. The Friends of the Delaware Canal sponsor this annual event to encourage volunteers to clear trash, debris, and brush from the historic waterway and towpath that runs from Easton to Bristol.
Canal Clean-Up Day activities will begin at 9:00am and end at noon. Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed below. Everyone who wants to participate should choose a location, and then contact the Area Coordinator for that section. The Coordinator will provide all the details about the day’s activities.
Morrisville is hosting its first ColorFun 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17th. The run starts and finishes in Williamson Park taking participants on a scenic loop through Morrisville Borough and a portion of the historic Delaware Canal Towpath. Check-in between 8:30- 9:45am the day of the event, with the first group of runners to begin at 10:00am, rain or shine. Registration is now open. Each registered ColorFun runner receives a white race shirt and a Swag Bag full of additional event goodies.
Nazareth Academy High School’s Spring Sneak Peek on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm will feature a student art show, music recitals, athletic presentations, school tours, admissions information and more.
Have you ever wondered if your family heirlooms are really the valuable antiques that you thought they were? You can find out at the Antiques Appraisal Event on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Lower Makefield Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067.
Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Philadelphia (since 1805) will be there to help you discover the true value of your treasured antiques. Appraisers include a Generalist and Specialists in Jewelry, English, Continental, Books, and Fine Arts.
Join us as we 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 before we fought to become an independent nation. Visitors are invited to experience a typical day in the life of a soldier stationed at the barracks, and to interact with the people who cooked, slept, drilled, and lived within these walls. Take a tour of the barracks itself, which was built in 1758 for the purpose of housing these British forces.
Enjoy a day celebrating women in Colonial America for Women’s History Month! On Saturday, March 21st, from 12:00pm-4:00pm, learn all about how food was prepared and preserved during colonial times with our ongoing presentation “Best If Used By…” Foodways of the 18th Century.
At 1:00 pm, Nancy Loane will be speaking on her book “Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment”, discussing the impact that the military encampment had on nearby families, as well as the plight of the women who followed the Continental Army during The American Revolution. There will also be a brief Q&A, followed by an informal book signing. This book is available for preorder, and limited quantities will be available that day for purchase in the store. Please call (609) 777-3599 to reserve your copy.