Morrisville Little League hosting ‘Pitch, Hit, & Run™’ competition

Morrisville Little League will host a free Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition for area youth on Sunday, April 27th, from noon to 6:00pm at Williamson Park on Delmorr Avenue in Morrisville.

Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: ages 7 and 8 (report time of noon), ages 9 and 10 (report time of 1:30pm), ages 11 and 12 (report time of 3:00pm), ages 13 and 14 (report time of 4:30pm); and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2014 MLBTM All-Star Game®.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, contact local coordinator, Tom Rossi, at tdrossi@verizon.net or 215.292.2911, or access Morrisville Little League’s website at www.morrisvillell.org.

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Solid Rock Youth Center’s Cargiver’s Day

The Solid Rock Youth Center is holding a Caregiver’s Day for mothers of children with disabilities and wives of husbands with disabilities. The ladies will be pampered at a “spa” day, including massages, hair styles and cuts, nail art, paraffin hand bathes, a hot lunch, crafts, and more.  Their special needs child is invited back to the youth center that evening for a night full of fun, food, and games, such as: Wii, pool, air hockey, and other activities.

This free event will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Their children are invited back that evening from 6:30-9 PM. Both will be held at the Solid Rock Youth Center, 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA. Registration is required. Anyone wishing to register or receive more information should contact the youth center at 215-736-3706 or email director@solidrockyouthcenter. More details are on our website at: www.facebook.com/solidrockyouthcenter.

The SRYC gives the teens a safe and fun environment to pursue recreational, educational, and spiritual development, allowing them to build character and leadership skills based on Christian morals and values, though various events and activates.

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Volunteers needed for Five Mile Woods

Learn about nature and enjoy the out-of-doors while helping to maintain a 300-acre nature preserve located in Lower Makefield Township. Five Mile Woods is looking for volunteers to help keep the Woods looking good. Join the Friends of Five Mile Woods on the second Saturday of each month to do a variety of jobs including pruning, litter pick-up, and trail lining and building projects.

Upcoming workdays are on the following Saturdays: April 12th, May 10th and June 14th. Workdays start at 9:00am and last until noon. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

Five Mile Woods is located at 1305 Big Oak Road near the Kohl’s Shopping Center. Meet at the Woods Headquarters Building. 

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MBA hosts networking dinner meeting

On Monday, April 7th, the Morrisville Business Association will host a general networking dinner meeting at 6:30pm at Café Antonio, located at 107 E. Trenton Avenue, Morrisville.

The purpose of this meeting is to vote in and introduce Board members, meet new members, distribute information regarding the upcoming Business & Visitors Guide, and provide an atmosphere where people can network and promote their businesses. The cost of the dinner is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. It’s easy to become a member by going to their website and signing up!

Contact the MBA by e-mail at MVBusAssoc@gmail.com or by calling 215-736-1320. Visit their website at www.MorrisvilleBusiness.org where you can join as a member, make a dinner reservation, or purchase an ad in the upcoming Business & Visitors Guide coming out in May.

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French and Indian War ‘Marching Out’ event at Old Barracks Museum

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 at a “Marching Out” event at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, NJ on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th.

Come experience first-hand what military life was like in the colonies before we fought to become an independent nation! Visitors are invited to enjoy a typical day at the New Jersey barracks, where they can explore an 18th century British military encampment, engage with a period military recruiting party, and tour the barracks itself, which was built during the French and Indian War for the purpose of housing these British forces. Activities throughout the day include morning roll call, drill and firelock demonstrations, rationing and cooking demonstrations, and an official “marching out” of the barracks. There will also be a recreated Sutler station on the grounds of the museum to present visitors with the people who followed the army to offer goods, supplies, and services not issued by the crown! This program is included with the regular cost of admission for visitors. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, free for children five and under and active military/members.

For more info contact Lauren at 609-396-1776 or lronaghan@barracks.org.

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Silver Season features new production of Verdi’s legendary ‘La Traviata’

The culmination of Boheme Opera’s 25th season is a fully staged new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” on Friday, March 28th at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 30th at 3:00pm.

The Company returns to Kendall Main Stage Theater at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Boheme Artistic Director Joseph Pucciatti will conduct the Boheme Opera Orchestra and Chorus, with stage direction by Reegan McKenzie.

Three impressive artists are at the helm of this exciting production adorned by original virtual sets by J. Matthew Root. Acclaimed soprano Lorraine Ernest returns as Violetta, having sung the role with Boheme in its semi-staging in 2007. International artists tenor Jeffrey Hartman and baritone Michael Corvino debut with Boheme in the respective roles of Alfredo and Giorgio Germont.

Tickets range from $30 to $50, with group and student rates. Purchases can be made online daily at www.tcnj.edu/boxoffice, by phone at 609-771-2775 Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm, or in person at Brower Student Center Box Office, Monday-Friday, same hours.

For more details, visit www.bohemeopera.com.

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Teal Tea Foundation holding Guys & Dolls Bingo

The Teal Tea Foundation is holding a Guys and Dolls Bingo event designed to encourage date night with your favorite partner.  Bingo prizes include Michael Kors pocketbooks, tools, an Invicta men’s watch, Coach purses, and $100 gift certificates to Joe Canal’s and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, to name a few. The event will also include a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle.

The Guys & Dolls Bingo is Saturday, March 29th at the Morrisville Elks Club, 835 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville. Tickets are $30, if purchased in advance, and $35 at the door.  The ticket includes 11 games, coffee, tea and dessert.  A cash bar and snack bar operated by the Elks is also available.  Tables of 10 can be reserved in advance with full payment.  For more information about this or other Teal Tea Foundation events, go online at www.tealtea.org. Tickets are on sale now online.

The Teal Tea Foundation is a non-profit organization, which raises money to support ovarian cancer research efforts and awareness campaigns. 

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The Montessori School celebrates 10 years

The Montessori School, located at 501 W. Maple Avenue in Morrisville on the grounds of the Morrisville United Methodist Church, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Friday, April 4th.  Alumni, friends, and the general public are invited to stop by the school to see their classroom in operation, have some cake, and receive a souvenir. The Open House will be from 9:00 to 11:00am.

The Montessori School is an independent, family-run school dedicated to the philosophy of Maria Montessori. Over 125 children have participated in the Preschool through Kindergarten Program. The school was founded by Mary Ann Jackson in 2004.  Mrs. Jackson has been Head of School as well as classroom teacher-guide since the school’s inception. Her son, Craig, joined her in the classroom in 2005. Both are state and Montessori-certified teacher-guides.

For more information call the school at 215-295-1170.

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Solid Rock Youth Center’s Student Art Show is March 7th

The Solid Rock Youth Center is holding a Student Art Show (grades six-12) featuring different art categories such as: Fantasy, Realism, Science Fiction, Nature, and Anime. Art mediums include sculpting, woodworking, photography, paintings, and drawings. Awards will be given out in numerous categories by artist Jim Gafgen, who will be judging along with a student.

The show will open free to the public on Friday, March 7th from 6:30-9:00pm at the Solid Rock Youth Center, 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 email director@solidrockyouthcenter. More details are available on their website, www.facebook.com/solidrockyouthcenter.

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Pennsbury High School presents ‘Barnum’

Over 100 cast members, a 25-piece orchestra, and a technical crew of more than 50 students will present “Barnum” at Pennsbury High School, Friday, February 28th at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 1st at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 2nd at 2:00pm. All performances will take place at Pennsbury’s East campus, located at 705 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Ticket prices are $15, $10 and $7.

The book for “Barnum” is by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart and music by Cy Coleman. It is based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, and the creation of his circus, better known as “the greatest show on Earth.”

Pennsbury High School’s past musical theater productions have spawned several talented budding musical theater careers on Broadway. Come out and see the future stars of Broadway perform in this unique show. “Barnum” features a live band on stage as well as exciting circus performances and elaborate sets. In addition, audiences will be treated to a special live circus pre-show in the lobby, complete with cotton candy and live entertainment.

“Barnum” will be directed by PHS alum and Charles Boehm Middle School Music Teacher, Matthew South. The show is produced by Pennsbury Choral Director, James D. Moyer, and the Musical Director is Choral Teacher, Brian Krajcik. The show will be choreographed by Dani Tucci-Juraga.

Seniors with Gold Cards are entitled to free gallery seating, or may purchase tickets at a $7 discount. For more information call 215-949-6780 x71686.

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