‘Mad Hatter’s Chair-ity Auction’ at Center for the Arts

Step through the keyhole as Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents the “Mad Hatter’s Chair-ity Auction” Saturday, June 4th, from 7:00 to11:00pm. Inspired by “Alice in Wonderland,” this elegant yet unstuffy event celebrates the art of creative expression. Enjoy live music by The Little Red Rooster Blues Band while sampling delicious appetizers, wine, beer, tea, coffee and confections.

Silent and live auctions add to the evening’s excitement: bid on one-of-a-kind chairs decorated by local artists like Ty Hodanish, Diana Contine and Susan Roseman, as well as special offerings by beloved artists like Mira Nakashima, Jerry Bennett, Lisa Naples and so many others.

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Second Annual Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival is June 4th

On Saturday June 4th, beginning at 12:30pm, the Council Rock lacrosse community will host the Second Annual Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival at Walt Snyder Stadium, Council Rock North High School, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown.

Cullen was a freshman member of the Council Rock South lacrosse team in 2013-14. Sadly, he perished in an automobile accident prior to his sophomore year. A scholarship has been established at his high school in his honor for senior men’s lacrosse players who plan to attend college.

The festival on June 4th will raise funds for the scholarship, which will be awarded for the second time in June of this year. According to Cullen’s father, Joe Keffer, “The recipient of the scholarship shall be a player of remarkable character, both on and off the field, as Cullen was, and we believe that the festival will be an excellent way to honor that character.”

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Father-son duo lead Ninth Annual Kidney Walk in Central New Jersey

Three years ago, Stockton resident Kevin Losch was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy and end stage renal failure. After months on dialysis and failed matches among his family, Kevin sent an e-mail out to his closest friends asking them if they would consider donating their kidney.

Over 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant; fewer than 17,000 people receive one each year and New Jersey’s seven-year transplant waiting list had Kevin discouraged and depressed.

“I made sure to state in the e-mail that those that couldn’t donate were not obligated to respond,” explained Kevin. “I wasn’t looking for anyone to feel bad for me. But within 45 minutes, my college roommate responded saying he’s willing to get tested and go from there.”

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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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