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.
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.
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.
Join the Bucks County Audubon Society staff of teacher naturalists and share in the fun and satisfaction of teaching at Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township, Bucks County, PA. Training is available to adults interested in working with school children and who are interested in preserving our environment, enthusiastic, able to work with children of all ages and abilities, flexible and willing to learn new lessons, and who possess a good sense of humor. Participants should be able walk reasonable distances over uneven ground while carrying moderate amounts of weight and be willing to be outdoors during all types of weather.
The Friends of the Delaware Canal and the David Library of the American Revolution will host a performance of American Heritage Music on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30pm in the Feinstone Conference Center at the David Library of the American Revolution. The Library is located at 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.
Join Others to Save the Lives of Local Pets in Need
While the ‘dog days of winter’ have certainly settled in, this cold & blustery weather makes the lifesaving work of Animal Alliance that much more immediate and essential. Low temperatures, gusty winds and snowstorms take the lives of thousands of animals each year during the winter months, with the most common causes of animal deaths being starvation and cold. Animal Alliance is asking the community to help. The organization is looking for foster homes and also has multiple volunteer opportunities at its new pet adoption center and Planned Pethood Clinic.
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.