Local chorus presents annual spring fundraising concert

During its three years of existence, the Bucks County Women’s Chorus (BCWC), based in Holland, has already donated more than $3000 to local charities, adhering to its goal of enhancing the community not only with its music but with its dollars as well.

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USTA hosting free Family Fun Day

Spring is here, and for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) it means one thing – It’s time for some tennis. USTA Middle States is hosting its first-ever Free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17th at Central Park in Doylestown. Numerous sports activities, including tennis for all ages and abilities, will be featured at the park from 11:00am until 2:00pm. A special focus will be placed on families playing and staying active together. Cardio Tennis will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Those on hand for Family Fun Day will learn about local play opportunities and will get a chance to receive giveaways, experience games and earn a multitude of prizes. There will be various sports activities to enjoy on the courts and the grass fields of the park.

For more information on USTA Middle States, or for questions about the event, e-mail communications@ms.usta.com, or visit playtenniswithus.com.

Also join one of the other free family tennis and fitness events being held at:

Upper Bucks site:

Kulp Park Tennis Courts, 50 South Second Street, Perkasie, 18944

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 pm

Central Bucks site:

New Hope Solebury High School tennis courts, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope 18944

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

Lower Bucks site:

Newtown Middle School, 116 Newtown-Richboro Road, Newtown, 18940

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

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A sweet celebration!

On the first Saturday in May, A Woman’s Place (AWP) will mark two decades of its annual gala, the Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy.

Co-chair Samantha Kraus notes that, “This event helps bring the issue of domestic violence to the forefront and provides much-needed funding for AWP to provide free services to victims of domestic violence as well as to the greater community.”

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Third Annual Mother’s Day 5K Race for Christina

by June Portnoy

Start your Mother’s Day by walking or running for a worthwhile cause at the Third Annual Mother’s Day 5K Race for Christina taking place at Tyler State Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 10th, beginning at 9:00am.

Catherine Logan is organizing this event for her younger sister, Christina, 24, who was diagnosed three years ago with Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare progressive, debilitating neuromuscular disease that affects one’s coordination and balance. There is currently no treatment or cure available.

Both Christina and Catherine were born and raised in Holland, where they attended Hillcrest Elementary School and Holland Middle School. Catherine graduated from Council Rock High School in Newtown, and Christina graduated five years later from Council Rock High School South. Their younger brother, Mathew, currently attends seventh grade at Holland Middle School.

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Nor’wester Readers Dog Walk and Family Fair is May 2nd

The 2015 Nor’wester Readers Dog Walk and Family Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd (rain or shine) at Tyler State Park (art barn entrance) in Newtown. All walkers are welcomed, with or without a dog. The proceeds will be used to grow the organization so more therapy dog teams can be placed in public and private school classrooms.

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Shredding event in Newtown May 2nd

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach, Newtown Home Marketing Center is sponsoring a free shredding event Saturday, May 2nd, from 10:00am until noon at their offices located at 677 S. State Street, Newtown (corner of Newtown Bypass and State Street). Join them that day to dispose of your sensitive papers. An industrial shredding truck will be on site and refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Kathleen Layton at 215-860-3233.

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Newtown Branch Lower Bucks Family YMCA celebrating Grand Reopening

The Newtown Branch of the Lower Bucks Family YMCA will celebrate with a Grand Reopening event on Sunday, May 3rd. This is the same day as Welcome Day on Sycamore Street. So, make sure you stop by their branch before or after the Welcome Day festivities. The Newtown Branch of the Lower Bucks Family YMCA is located within Chandler Hall, 190 S. Sycamore Street, Newtown.

The event will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am. Immediately following, they will feature some of their most popular youth and adult programs, Their Yoga demo taking place for adults will be held at 11:30am.

The Newtown Branch has something for the whole family, including swim lessons, wellness classes for all ages, youth programs and camp. If you sign up on Sunday, May 3rd between 10:00am and 2:00pm, they will waive the joining fee.

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates ninth season opening

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens the 2015 season at 9:00am Saturday, May 2nd with a ribbon-cutting, veggie plant giveaway, monster bubbles, Goose Creek Pioneers’ rousing music, and 30 local farmers and producers offering fresh, top quality products.

According to market manager, Cheryl Gilmore, Bobolink Farm, with aged cheeses and artisan breads, and Nina’s Waffle Truck are two new vendors welcomed this season.

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NHA holding ‘Annual Spring Cocktail Party’

The Newtown Historic Association will hold a “Annual Spring Cocktail Party” on Saturday, April 25th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the historic Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), 105 Court Street (Court Street and Centre Avenue), the headquarters of the NHA.

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Newtown Rotary announces Hope-On-The-Vine 2015

This year, the Newtown Rotary Club will celebrate its Sixth Annual Hope-On-The-Vine Fundraising Auction event on Saturday, April 25th, from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Ticket price is still only $75 per person and includes gourmet food and cheeses; wine, beer and beverages throughout the evening; raffled door prizes; music, auction guide, event booklet and plenty of parking. The event will be held at the River Room at the renovated Visitor Center at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

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