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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Marcia’s Music and Arts Camp celebrates its 10th year!

Macia’s Music and Arts Camp is celebrating its 10th year of camp with the theme, “Back to Basics.”

This summer day camp is for youth who have completed kindergarten through ninth grade. The camp was inspired by a wonderful woman of faith, Marcia Cappeto, who loved children and music.

Besides its core classes of Theme, Art, Boot Camp PE, and Choir, they offer a choice of Hip-Hop or Yoga; Cooking or Jewelry Making; and Guitar or Percussion.

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Cordus Mundi anniversary celebration begins with ‘Cordus & Friends’

Male a cappella group Cordus Mundi begins a year-long celebration of their 10th anniversary with the fifth annual “Cordus & Friends” collaborative concert, featuring guest conductor Dr. David Fryling, leading a full choir made up of Cordus Mundi members and their invited soprano and alto friends.

The concert and post-concert celebration occur on Sunday afternoon, June 14th, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, beginning at 4:00pm.

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Drive for Youth Golf Outing to benefit Family Service

Over the past 15 years, Family Service Association of Bucks County’s Drive for Youth Golf Outing has raised over $610,000 for programs and services that directly benefit children and families in our community. Last year, Family Service provided direct services to over 1,400 children and teens in need. You can help Family Service continue to meet the needs of children and teens in our community by supporting the 16th annual Drive for Youth Golf Outing on Monday, June 8th, at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope.

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Nakashima Foundation for Peace To Celebrate George Nakashima’s 110th Birthday

The Nakashima Foundation for Peace will celebrate the 110th birthday of George Nakashima and the Dedication of the plaque marking the property as a National Historic Landmark on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with champagne and light refreshments at the Arts Building, 1847 Aquetong Rd. in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Scott McVay, the former head of the Dodge Foundation, past president of the Chautauqua Institution, prime mover of the Dodge Poetry Festival, and a friend of George Nakashima’s will share remembrances of the artist.

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Delaware ‘Canal Loop Trail’ Bike Ride and Picnic is June 6th

Bike the “Canal Loop Trail” with the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Saturday, June 6th. The 10-mile guided bicycle ride will start at 10:00am at the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area, 3992 River Road (Route 32) in New Hope. A free picnic lunch will follow the ride.

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