New Hope Art League Small Works Show at the Upstairs Gallery

The New Hope Art League Small Works Show will be at the Upstairs Gallery Sept. 5- Oct. 3, 2014.  Opening reception with the artists is Friday, Sept. 5 from 6 – 9pm.  The Upstairs Gallery is in Peddlers Village, Courtyard Shop #10 (behind Earl’s Restaurant), Lahaska, PA, 215-794-8486.  Gallery hours are Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 6:00, Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 9:00.

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15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returning Sept. 20th & 21st

The 15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returns on Saturday, September 20th, and Sunday, September 21st (11:00am to 6:00pm both days) at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown.

Admission, a mere $5, and free parking, gains you access to aerialists, birds of prey, jousters, fire-breathers, human chess, trebuchet, working artisans, demonstrators, dancers, singers, musicians, free children’s activities, and fun for all ages.

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Ready…Set…Go! 15th Annual Aids Walk

The 15th Annual Aids Walk will be held on Sunday, September 21st, in New Hope. Registration will be held at the New Hope/Solebury High School at 9:00am, rain or shine.

All proceeds will help individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties and will provide essential funds for people who have nowhere else to turn to pay for their medical needs, rent or mortgage as well as utility bills, transportation, funeral expenses and other basic personal needs. Improvement of quality of life is the goal. The funds are also used to educate and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS.

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Auditions taking place for Roxey Ballet Company’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Roxey Ballet Company, the professional dance company of the Mill Ballet School, has announced auditions for its 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s American holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker.” The auditions will be held at the Canal Studios in Lambertville, New Jersey on September 13th, at the following times:

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Lower Make Historical Society and David Library co-present program on ‘Rosie the Riveter’

The Lower Makefield Historical Society and the David Library of the American Revolution will co-present “Rosie the Riveter and the Popular Culture of World War II,” a performance/lecture by actor/educator/historian Jo Ann Tufo on Sunday, September 14th at 3:00pm at the David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, (1.3 miles north of the Washington Crossing Bridge). Admission is free.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal Art Show is September 12th-14th

An art show and sale featuring the works of more than 100 regional artists will be held on September 13th and 14th from 11:00am to 7:00pm at the Rolling Green Barn at the intersection of Aquetong Road and Route 202 in New Hope. An opening reception will take place on September 12 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Proceeds from art sales will benefit the preservation and improvement efforts of the Friends of the Delaware Canal.

Admission to the show is free, and it is open to the public. An on-line gallery, which features art works in addition to those in the show, may be viewed at www.fodc.org. For more information call 215-862-2021 or e-mail friends@fodc.org.

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Thompson Bucks County Classic is just around the corner

September 13th and 14th is the biggest weekend in Bucks County! Together, the Thompson Bucks County Classic and Doylestown Arts Festival draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There’s something for everyone – don’t miss this exciting two-day event!

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ActorsNET plans 19th season and regional premiere of comic romp

The regional premiere of a new comedy launches the 19th season for ActorsNET, the resident theatre company at the intimate Heritage Center Theatre in Morrisville.

Recently voted the best theatre company in Bucks County in an online poll, ActorsNET secured the rights directly from playwright Bo Wilson to produce his newest work, The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church, from September 12th to 28th. The comedy enjoyed an acclaimed sold-out world premiere production in July and August with the Virginia Repertory Company. Directed by Joe Doyle, the comedy stars a bevy of ActorsNET favorites, including (alphabetically), Virginia Barrie, Vicky Czarnik, Allison Deratzian, Alexa Gutter, and Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski.

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Hot topic for August: ‘Reptiles and Amphibians’ on August 10th

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) invites families to come out and play in the creek on Sunday, August 10th at 2:00pm with Kyle Louck, a herpetologist with Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) and an expert on snakes, salamanders and frogs! After a brief introduction, participants will head into the field to find an assortment of reptiles and amphibians. Wear water shoes, boots, or old sneakers for exploring the creek!

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New Hope Automobile Show coming in August

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present the New Hope Automobile Show, Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, 9:00am-4:00pm on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope. The New Hope Automobile Show features the finest in classic and antique vehicles. This year’s show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

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