Free Library of New Hope & Solebury returns home after extensive renovation

After six months in a temporary location, the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury is finally home in its original location, now a beautifully renovated and updated building. While the Library has always been at the heart of the community, the original building was dated, crowded, and not ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

Post-renovation, the space is open and slightly larger due to a 10-foot addition. All supporting systems have been modernized.

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Lambertville Shad Fest celebrating 35 years

The 35th Lambertville Shad Fest will take place Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, from 12:30 to 5:30pm (rain or shine), held over four blocks (between Ferry and York streets) of downtown Lambertville.

In 1981, Lambertville residents hosted the first Shad Fest to highlight the local art scene. It also coincided with the annual shad run when the largest fish in the herring family, the American Shad, migrates from salt water to fresh water to reproduce.  Thirty-five years later the Shad Fest has grown from a local event to an award-winning tourist attraction.

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Bucks County Musical Artists to Collaborate in Carversville

Re-scheduled after a January weather cancellation, the next concert in the Mr. Rick Presents inaugural season will explore the music of the African-American man, tracing his musical heritage from Africa to 21st Century America, and how the music relates to the black experience. The program, entitled “My Father’s Voice”, takes place on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Rd, Carversville, PA. Admission is $10.

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Enjoy a fun afternoon cruising Lower Bucks County

The Morrisville Yardley Area Rotary Club will host the Bucks Historic Road Rally on Saturday, April 16th. Enjoy a fun afternoon deciphering road rally destination clues and discovering historic sites of interest.

Cash prizes will be awarded to those driving the shortest distances to complete the rally route and for the most interesting cars in the Open and Classic/Antique (1991 and before) classes.

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Gift of Life Donor Dash is April 17th

Can you believe that, on average, 21 people die each day in the U.S. waiting for an organ transplant? The Gift of Life Donor Dash was founded in 1996 by Claire Braverman to honor her late husband who died while awaiting a new liver that he desperately needed.

The Dash helped her turn her grief into something positive to help raise awareness about the critical need for organ donors and to acknowledge the more than 6,100 men, women and children in Philadelphia Gift of Life’s region who are currently waiting for an organ transplant.

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New Hope Art League Seventh Annual Juried Art Show call for artists

Calling all artists for the Seventh Annual 2016 New Hope Art League Juried Art Show. The exhibition is May 20th-22nd, displayed at the Buckingham Springs Clubhouse, 1490 Durham Road (Route 413), New Hope.  Many art forms are allowed.

Up to $3000 will be awarded, get details and enter online at NewHopeArtLeague.com.

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Family Fun Earth Day Festival to be Held at Bucks County Audubon Society

Does your family love the environment, spending time outside, or appreciating the beauty of nature? Join Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow (BCAS) for their Earth Day celebration on April 16, anytime between 10am-4pm! Admission to the festival is free and open to all!

Whether you’re looking to get down and dirty in our Organic Garden, to see just how much (or little) emissions your car is producing in our Dirty Sock Contest, to pretend you’re the classic “Winnie the Pooh” character Eeyore as you build a nature home, to learn about the environmental programs and organizations in the area, or to go on one of our Creek Exploration Studies, we have something for all ages!

Visit our website, www.BCAS.org, or our Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/474452972756218/ , for more event details and a schedule of events for the day!

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A Buddy Holly tribute – ‘Not Fade Away’

“Not Fade Away,” a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and more, will be performed at the New Hope Winery at 8:00pm on Saturday, April 9th.

This is not your typical tribute show. Six talented young artists bring us back to the days of swoonin’, boppin’ and rockin’!

With fresh new takes on classic hit songs including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Summertime Blues, Oh Donna, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Beggar to a King, and Twist and Shout, audiences won’t be able to resist getting up on their feet and dancing the night away!

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‘Bring Your Own Beret’ Beat Poetry Showcase is April 2nd

Bring Your Own Beret Beat Poetry Showcase, hosted at the New Hope Arts Center, will feature area poets competing for the coveted $100 first prize and the thrill of poetic triumph. All poets and listeners are welcome.

The second place poet will receive a gift certificate to Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, and the third place poet will be lucky enough to get a gently used harmonica.

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Boheme Opera NJ to present updated sizzling Carmen

Boheme Opera NJ will stage a sizzling new 1950’s production of Georges Bizet’s CARMEN, on Friday, April 8 at 8:00pm and Sunday, April 10 at 3:00pm in Kendall Main Stage Theater at The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ. Parking is free, with a special needs shuttle provided. Pre-curtain talks are offered one hour prior to performances. Sung in French, projected English supertitles guide audiences through the action, while Bizet’s original concept of spoken dialogue will be honored in English. Conductor Joseph Pucciatti will co-direct with Howard Zogott.

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