Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet performing May 7th

The Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet will be performing a concert on Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm, at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township, New Jersey. Tickets are $20, $15 for patrons, and $5 for students.

The 1867 Sanctuary, a former Presbyterian church which was restored as a historic haven for the arts, is easily accessible from I-95. The facility is wheelchair accessible, with free parking across the street.

The first half of the concert will include “Tango” from “Espana Suite” by Albeniz, excerpts from the Pierre Max DuBois Saxophone Quartet, parts of Bach’s Toccata In D Minor, selections from Tchaikowski’s “Seasons,” and an exciting piece by Milan Kaderavek.

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The Montessori School pedals For fitness

Children bring their own bikes – or tricycles and scooters – to school for a morning of exercise fun on “Bring Your Own Bike to School Day” at The Montessori School (TMS). This year the annual event will be held on May 17th.

TMS students eagerly look forward to this day. They ride their bikes around obstacles, throw newspapers into a bin, and practice stopping at a stop sign.

“’Bring Your Own Bike’ was initiated to remind our children of the joy of riding their bikes outside,” said Mary Ann Jackson, Head of School. “We felt a responsibility to encourage our children to learn the healthy habits promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama.”

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District Art Show coming to CR South

The Council Rock District Art Show will take place this year at Council Rock High School South, 2002 Rock way, Holland. Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening taking place on Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

All 16 District art teachers will be present that evening, along with many participating students. The show is also open to the community on Friday, May 13th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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NBA Welcome Day coming May 1st

The 16th Annual Newtown Business Association Welcome Day, being held rain or shine on Sunday, May 1st, from 11:00am to 4:00 pm, will take place on Sycamore Street in Newtown.

The street will be filled with businesses showcasing their products and services, giving away promotional items and engaging in friendly family games and activities, including entertainment, inflatables, food vendors with local restaurant tastes, arts and crafts, and much more. Intertwined with the businesses’ booths will be many of the region’s artists and crafters, showcasing and selling their hand-made specialties.

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Get a ‘natural high’ with Matt Bellace, Ph.D. on May 4th

Young people need to feel empowered in their schools and communities. It is not enough to ask them to stay away from drugs and alcohol, we need to show them there are positive things they can do for themselves and others.” Matt Bellace

On Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm, at Newtown Middle School, Matt Bellace, Ph.D. will lead a funny, age-appropriate discussion with parents and teens on the benefits of natural highs and how parents can support teens making healthy choices.

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens its 10th full season at 9:00am Saturday, May 7th with a ribbon cutting, 30 top-notch local producers, free Mother’s Day plants, birthday cake, pot decorating and hand printing fun for kids, as well as children’s music. The market is also celebrating many inaugural vendors.

The thriving market, launched by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance in 2006, has been a boon for local family farms and a mecca for shoppers looking for a diverse selection of Bucks produce grown without toxic chemicals and for meat and dairy products from animals raised on lush local pastures.

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Designer Handbag Bingo to support blind and visually impaired children

The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) is expanding its children’s services to include life skill classes, recreational activities and family support groups designed to address the unique needs of blind and visually impaired children and their families. Currently, there are limited services available in Bucks County.

BCABVI is hosting their third Designer Handbag Bingo at 6:00pm on Friday, May 6th. The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 to provide funding for BCABVI’s new children’s programs. This exciting and fun event is being held at the Bucks County Technical High School, located at 610 Wistar Road in Fairless Hills. Duane Dunleavy will be returning to call Bingo and provide entertainment.

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Quaker faith, witness and process

On Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the public is invited to an exciting workshop led by Melanie Douty Snipes at Makefield Friends Meetinghouse, 877 Dolington Road, Newtown. The workshop is for anyone interested in learning about Quakers.

Some topics covered will be the Quaker testimonies known by the acronym SPICES. Also, why Quakers don’t have ministers…or do they? When and how did Quakerism get started? What do Quaker elders do… who do they elder… is it a bad thing to be eldered?

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Calling all vocalists!

The Newtown Business Association is seeking singers to show off their talent at its Rising Star Competition to be held at the NBA Welcome Day “Street Fair with Flair” on Sunday, May 1st. This event is open to all area student and adult vocalists, grades seven and above. Winners of the Rising Star Competition will be determined by a panel of judges on event day.

The contest will begin at 12:30pm at Bill Marsh Ford, 10 North Sycamore Street, Newtown. Contestants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Interested vocalists should contact Dan Paulish at djpaulish@comcast.net. The deadline for entries is April 15th.

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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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