Animal Alliance5th Annual “Spay-Ghetti and No (meat) Balls Dinner”

Back by popular demand, Animal Alliance’s “Spay-­‐ghetti and No (meat) Balls Dinner” event will be at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in New Hope on Sunday, April 26th at 5:00pm. The event is fun for the entire family and will feature a 3-­‐course authentic Italian dinner including choice of salad, homemade pasta & chicken selections, and dessert, as well as beverages. Vegan options are available at each course and there will also be a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. The event begins at 5:00pm, tickets are $35.00 per person, $15.00 per child (includes gratuity) with all proceeds benefiting the lifesaving operations at Animal Alliance. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Animal Alliance’s website at www.animalalliancenj.org. Giuseppe’s Restaurant is located at 473 Lower York Road in New Hope.

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Bucks Air to Hold AIR Uncorked: Wine, Beer and Food Tasting to Raise Funds for Underserved Area Schools

On Saturday April 25th, 2015 Bucks County Artist in Residence (Bucks AIR) will hold its first ever AIR Uncorked Event at Honey Hollow Barn at The Bucks County Audubon Society in New Hope, PA from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The event is a wine, beer and food tasting where area wine distributors, local breweries, restaurants and caterers are showcasing their food, drinks, specialties and signature flavors to attendees. Capital Health Systems will sponsor the event.

All monies raised at AIR Uncorked will be used directly to bring donated arts programs to underserved schools in the area.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s Wildflower Express starts running end of April

Relax and leave your cares behind as you journey into history, learning what rail travel was like for your parents, grandparents and great-grand parents. Behold the continuously changing view as the train traverses through the rolling hills and valleys of historic Bucks County.

The Wildflower Express gives children an opportunity to enhance the floral beauty along the train tracks. Children are given wildflower seeds to toss at designated places along the railroad. They will be given a FREE ticket to return later in the season to see the flowers that bloomed.

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Delaware Canal Clean-Up Day is April 11th

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.

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Fabric Loft holding Summer Sewing Camp

The Fabric Loft is now registering students of all ages for Summer Sewing Camp. Classes will be offered every week starting June 30th. Classes will be held Tuesday through Friday for 1½ hours each day, from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

They will also be offering four Summer Sewing Clinics such as Quilting, American Girl Doll Clothes, Pajama Party and Redecorating Your Bedroom. The clinics will be held from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal annual spring Lunch and Walk

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Saturday, March 28 for their annual spring Lunch and Walk. During a 2-mile-long guided tour, newly enhanced sites in historic Bristol Borough will be explored, and a hearty lunch will be served at the King George Inn. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the train station parking lot opposite the Lagoon Park on Jefferson Avenue in Bristol, PA.

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Young Musicians to Perform in New Hope March 19

Four outstanding young musicians, including the winner of the prestigious Bart Pitman Piano/Organ Scholarship, will perform Thursday, March 19th at The Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope (PA.) The annual Young Performers Concert, sponsored by the Delaware Valley Music Club, normally features two prizewinners: the Bart Pitman scholarship recipient, plus the winner of Bucks County Symphony’s Youth Concerto competition. This year, however, the exceptionally high caliber of the Bucks County musicians caused both the winner and runners-up to be included in the Young Performers Concert.

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Historian Richard S. Dunn will tell “A Tale of Two Plantations” at David Library

The David Library of the American Revolution will present a lecture, “A Tale of Two Plantations: A New Approach to American Slavery” by Richard S. Dunn, Ph. D. on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 PM. The lecture will be held in Stone Hall at the David Library, 1201 River Road (Rt. 32) in Washington Crossing, PA, 1.3 mi. from the Washington Crossing Bridge. Admission is free, but reservations are required, and can be made by calling 215.493-6776 ext. 100, or by sending an email to rsvp@dlar.org.

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Charter Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park will fully reopen for the spring season on Sunday, March 8 – Charter Day in Pennsylvania. Charter Day marks the date 334 years ago when England’s King Charles II signed the original Charter of Pennsylvania, which granted William Penn the land that is now Pennsylvania.

In celebration of “Pennsylvania’s birthday,” the park will offer free tours and admission to Bowman’s Hill Tower and the Thompson-Neely House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. Other activities will include blacksmithing demonstrations, military drilling by Revolutionary War reenactors and an 18th century chocolate-making demonstration in the Hibbs House.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations should call 215-493-4076. To stay up-to-date on what is happening in Washington Crossing Historic Park, visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.

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Cordus Mundi and Bel Canto Children’s Chorus in Collaborative Concert

Bucks County-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi, under the directorship of Rick Rosen and David W. Fryling, and Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, under the directorship of Dr. Joy Hirokawa, will present a unique and highly musical collaborative concert on Saturday evening, March 14 @ 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd. in Solebury, PA.

For the performance, each group will present a featured set, and the program will then conclude with the groups combining for several collaborative pieces. Music comes from a wide range of composers and styles, including works by Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Ellington, Dawson, Brahms, Jeffers, Walker, Hogan and more.

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