FODC Canal Projects Walk is Aug. 23rd

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Sunday, August 23rd for a four-mile walk along the towpath to see the canal improvement projects that are underway between Centre Bridge and Lumberville. The walk will begin at 2:00pm at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3292 River Road (PA Route 32), New Hope.

Walkers will view three construction projects, take in the Delaware River vistas, and find out what Hendrick Island and the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area were like before they became part of the Delaware Canal State Park Complex.

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Join Thompson Church this summer at Camp Discovery

Once again Thompson Church is offering an exciting Vacation Bible School where they will learn how Jesus can use us to continue his amazing work in this world. Camp Discovery will take place from August 10th-14th, beginning at 9:00am and ending at noon.

Children who are four years old through those entering sixth grade are invited to join the fun. They also need adult leaders and teen helpers to serve as “shepherds” or teacher assistants. Contact Patty Gatto to help out.

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St. Martin’s Vacation Bible School runs week of Aug. 17th

St. Martin’s invites all the children ages 4 – 10 to its Vacation Bible School.

The camp will feature SonSpark Labs and run from 9:00am to noon, August 17th to August 21st, at the Parish Life Center, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope.

“We’re ready for a Vacation Bible School your children will never forget,” said Gail Downing, Youth Minister.

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New Hope-Solebury Community Association presents ‘The New Hope Automobile Show’

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present “The New Hope Automobile Show,” Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th, 9:00am-4:00pm, on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street in New Hope.

“The New Hope Automobile Show” features the finest in classic and antique vehicles. This year marks the 58th edition of the show, which will celebrate the convertible.

Tickets will be available at the gate: $5 general admission; $3 senior citizens; and free for Active Duty Military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel and their dependents (must show ID). Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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Don’t miss the NBA’s Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show!

This year’s annual Newtown Business Association Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held on Sunday, July 19th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, on historic State Street in Newtown Borough, and will feature over 150 classic autos, trucks, corvettes, street rods, sports cars, muscle cars and cars of special interest, in all makes and models from 1900 to 1990.

This festive event is attended by thousands of spectators, with trophies being awarded in 12 classes, appearances by Council Rock North’s Sock ‘n Buskin theatre group dressed in the show’s 1940’s theme costumes, food vendors, and a raffle for prizes for car show participants.

The event rain date is July 26th.

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Evening Hayrides at Howell Living History Farm

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer free Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm on July 11, 18 and 25 from 5 pm until 8 pm. The horsedrawn rides last 20 minutes, carrying visitors over the lanes of the 130 acre working farm, which is located in Hopewell Township. During the program, visitors can also take self-guided tours, picnic in the picnic area and join a marshmallow roast.

Rides will leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes beginning at 5:10, with the last ride departing at 8:00. Rides will be given on a first come, first serve basis to the first 200 visitors. Rides are intended for individual and family participation; groups cannot be accommodated.

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Mark your calendars for the 2015 Sixth Annual New Hope Film Festival

The 2015 Sixth Annual New Hope Film Festival will take place from July 24th through August 2nd. Tickets are available now on their website, www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

The 2015 Program Guide has the schedule, venues, a description of each film and more. Watch trailers for some of the films in the “News” section of the website.

Judges selected 97 Official Selections with 80 films from 16 countries with many U.S. and world premieres. Countries represented are USA, Sweden, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Canada, France, Bahrain, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, and the Russian Federation.

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‘Art of the Barn’ Tour & Show welcomes nine new artists

The Art of the Barn Tour & Show, presented by Bucks County Audubon Society, will be held Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th, and features 14 talented local artists, including nine new artists who will be at the barns along the way.

Many of the artists are inspired by the magnificent barns and preserved farms dotted around Bucks County.

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Job Fair June 29th in Washington Crossing

Looking to land your next job? Then plan to attend the Sixth Annual NJ/PA Job Fair on Monday, June 29, between 10:00am and to 3:00pm in Washington Crossing, PA. Attendees can meet face-to-face with representatives from local businesses and national corporations who are looking to fill full- and part-time positions.

Job seekers and employers must pre-register online at www.njpajobfair.com.

Last year, the Job Fair attracted over 500 job seekers and hosted 45 companies. This free community event is sponsored by Washington Crossing United Methodist Church.

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Song & Story Hour is back for the summer at The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Join the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad this summer for a brand new “Song & Story Hour” event, fit for all ages and reading levels!

Every Tuesday and Thursday, continuing through August 27th, children can ride this historic train in air-conditioned, first class accommodations, while singing and reading with storyteller Carol. Each child will receive a snack and juice fit for any Junior Engineer, while journeying through the Bucks County countryside where deer, hawk, and other wildlife are often spotted.

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