Nakashima Foundation Celebrates Inclusion in World Monuments Watch

The Nakashima Foundation for Peace and the World Monument Fund will hold a “Watch Day” event on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. commemorating the Nakashima Foundation’s inclusion on the World Monuments Watch List. The event is free and open to the public.

Launched in 1996 and issued every two years, the World Monuments Watch calls international attention to the challenges facing cultural heritage sites around the globe. Inclusion on the list provides an important opportunity for the Nakashima Foundation for Peace to work towards improved site-protection and to build community engagement in their preservation efforts.

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Solebury School hosts Open House October 19th

Solebury School, a college preparatory, day and boarding school with 235 students, grades 7 – 12, located on a bucolic 90-acre campus on Phillips Mill Road in New Hope, will host an Open House on Sunday, October 19th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Prospective parents and students are welcome to take this opportunity to learn how Solebury School can ready your child for college and for life.

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Howell Farm’s corn maze open weekends through October 26th

A tall order awaits the challengers of Howell Farm’s 2014 corn maze, a three-acre field of 10-foot stalks and double-depth hedgerows where getting lost is guaranteed, but getting out is not.

Inspired by the farm’s recent hosting of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit about the hometown teams that shape our communities, the maze puts a sports twist into the game by making teamwork the key to beating the opponents at hand: time, distance and what maze designers call ‘cornfusion’ – or, the disorientation caused by being surrounded by 120,000 stalks of corn.

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David Library’s fall lecture series gets underway

The David Library of the American Revolution will present a lecture by Michael C. Harris, author of “Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle That Lost Philadelphia But Saved America, September 11, 1777,” on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm. The lecture is titled, “General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine,” and will be held in Stone Hall at the David Library, 1201 River Road (Route 32) in Washington Crossing, PA, 1.3 miles from the Washington Crossing Bridge. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 215-493-6776 ext. 100, or by sending an e-mail to rsvp@dlar.org.

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Bucks County Women’s Initiative brings LUNAFEST® Film Festival to New Hope

LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Bucks County Women’s Initiative at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, on Wednesday, October 15th.

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Call to Artists: One Day Plein Air Paint Out

Bucks County Audubon Society announces a One Day Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Honey Hollow Watershed, a national historic landmark established in 1969. Registration is open for artists interested in participating in the Paint Out, held in conjunction with the Trinity House Tour where the Bucks County Audubon Society’s visitor center, a circa 1930’s historic barn is a featured stop on the tour.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Many know October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but at A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

“For AWP, October is about calling our communities to action,” shared Executive Director Ifeoma Aduba. “We mourn those who have been victimized and whose lives have been lost to domestic violence. Yet we also celebrate the individuals saved and empowered. And we connect with one another, knowing beyond question that together we have the resources and resolve to build safe and flourishing communities.”

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Audubon Society looks at protecting Cerulean Warblers on October 12th

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) will welcome Greg George, Professor of Biology at Delaware Valley College for a fascinating program about protecting Cerulean Warblers on Sunday, October 12th at 2:00pm. This program is the fifth program in a Sunday Speaker Series called Coffee and Conservation, held periodically at Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center located at 2877 Creamery Road, Solebury.

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New Jersey State Museum commemorates 100th anniversary of last passenger pigeon

The New Jersey State Museum is currently showing “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon.

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Get your feet moving for the Friends of the Delaware Canal Walk

The Friends of the Delaware Canal have embarked on their 27th Annual Canal Walk, which began October 4th. The guided walking tour started at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area/Fishladder in Easton. On the four upcoming Saturdays, a different section of the Canal will be explored, ending at Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough on November 1st.

The Delaware Canal is always an adventure, but this year will be exceptional as the walkers learn about the means and methods that ensure that the water from the Lehigh River in Easton makes its way south to New Hope and beyond.

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