Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) at Honey Hollow, located at 2877 Creamery Road in New Hope, is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society founded in 1969. BCAS’ mission is “To educate the people of the greater Bucks County region about our natural world with an emphasis on energy and resource conservation, including protection of birds and other wildlife and their habitats.”
Artists in Residence of Bucks County (AIR), a non-profit organization, exposes children to the arts by bringing professional visual, performing and literary artists to regional schools for hands-on workshops because exposure to the arts improves a child’s ability to think, express themselves and succeed academically.
Sugaring season will begin on Saturday, January 31 when visitors can enjoy the work, fun and rewards of helping farmers tap maple trees, hang sap buckets and cut firewood for use in syrup making. Crews will be working in the farm’s 150-tree sugar bush throughout the day and welcome visits from those who would like to watch the operations or lend a hand.
Anyone interested in making syrup at home can get pointers and hands-on experience during tree tapping workshops held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Taps and buckets needed for backyard sugaring operations are available for sale in the farm’s Visitor Center.
The New Hope Art League is very proud to announce that Patrick Connors will be doing a special lecture on human anatomy at our meeting Tues., Jan. 27 at 7pm at the St. Martin of Tours Church school cafeteria, 1 Riverstone Circle (off Rt. 179/W. Bridge St. by Staples), New Hope. In case of inclement weather see NewHopeArtLeague.com, snow date is the following day, Jan. 28.
Patrick Connors is an accomplished plein air painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He teaches at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Studio Incamminati, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in NYC.
Howell Living History Farm will open the 2015 season with its annual “Ice Harvesting” event on Saturday, January 24. From 10a.m.-4p.m., visitors can help farmers cut ice and fill an ice house and learn how ice was once used for fueling ice boxes, preserving perishables during transport and of course, making ice cream. At 1pm and 3pm visitors can make and sample ice treats such as old fashioned snow cones and ice cream.
Winter Festival 2015 runs from Saturday, January 17th to Sunday, January 25th. The Festival kicks off with a live Ice Sculpture Carving at 2:30 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse, followed by the Fire & Ice Ball from 7-11 p.m. at the Eagle Fire House in New Hope.
Taste of Winter Fest on Thursday, January 22, features a savory evening of fine food and beverages from local restaurants from 7-9 p.m. at the Inn at Lambertville Station on Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ.
Lower Makefield Historical Society and David Library of the American Revolution will co-present Lecture on the Women of Valley Forge
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, located at 2740 Old York Road, Jamison, is hosting its annual Open House for middle school and high school students on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A snow date is planned for Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in the event of inclement weather.