Public invited for ‘Cake & Conversation’ with Citizens For Education

The Council Rock community is invited to a free “Cake & Conversation” meeting with Citizens For Education (CFE) on Wednesday, March 18th, from 10:00am to noon in the meeting room at the Corner Bakery Café, 3 West Road in Newtown. The forum provides an opportunity to share Council Rock-related ideas and concerns with the board members of CFE, as well as to find out more about the organization.

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Two NHA events coming up in March

The Newtown Historic Association will host two events in March at their headquarters at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), located at Court Street and Centre Avenue (105 Court Street) in Newtown.

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Endoscopy Center at St. Mary joins national ‘Dress in Blue Day’ to knock out colon cancer

The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary will kick off Colon Cancer Awareness month in conjunction with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s “Dress in Blue Day” on Friday, March 6th. They will be hosting the Knock Out Colon Cancer Carnival at St. Mary Medical Center cafeteria in Langhorne, from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

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Registration now open for Doane Academy summer camps and programs

If your children are in grades Pre-K through fifth, now is the time to register them for Camp Doane.

The eight-week camp will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with before and after hours, beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm, for your convenience. Camp Doane will run June 22nd through August 14th. Your child will enjoy arts, crafts, athletics, leadership training, field trips and guest speakers.

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Designer Handbag Bingo

Get the girls together and have a night out! The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a Designer Handbag Bingo at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 20, 2015. Win authentic Coach, Kate Spade and Michael Kors Bags (average value $250) along with other high end designer bags! This fun event is being held locally at the Bucks County Technical High School 610 Wistar Rd. Fairless Hills PA 19030.

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YOBC Offers a Free Composition Workshop to High School and Middle School Students

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County will offer two composition workshops on Sunday, February 21, 2015 at Bucks County Community College, Newtown. The sessions will be available to YOBC students as well as guests from the community. The workshops are free and open to students in high school or middle school.

All interested students must register on the YOBC website. Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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YOBC Wind Symphony Play-In: Community Guests Invited to Open Rehearsal

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County? Do you like to challenge yourself musically? If so, then mark your calendar for YOBC’s Wind Symphony Play-In on Sunday, February 15 at Bucks County Community College, Newtown.

YOBC’s Play-In is for young musicians in grades 5–8 who play brass, wind, or percussion instruments. Community guests will join the 35-member Intermediate Division Wind Symphony for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun. This event is free of charge, however guests must register on the YOBC website. Music will be sent out around February 1 to give students a chance to practice it. We do not expect it to be perfect, but it should be prepared. Music will be distributed by email to registered students. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The open rehearsal is from 5:00–6:30 pm at Bucks County Community College, Newtown.

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Sweet Greetings at Friends Home & Village

Friends Home & Village will be hosting a “Sweet ‘n Greet” Open House at its campus on 50 South Congress Street. Stop in on Wednesday February 11th between 3:00pm and 6:00pm to enjoy dessert, music, and to tour the historic building.

Located at the core of Newtown for nearly 120 years, Friends Home & Village would like to share some of its rich history (and rich desserts!) with you.

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Newtown Chamber Orchestra Concert – Soloists on Stage

This year, the NCO celebrates its 25th season. The second concert, “Soloists on Stage” will be played on Saturday, January 17, at 7 PM at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown, PA 18940. The featured soloists and the groups accompanying them will be: Katrina Kormanski Cellissimo Bellissimo; Trenton Brass Quintet+1, Karl Megules, artistic director; La Bella Nota Jazz Quintet, John Kormanski, director; and NJWOMENSONG, led by Hillary Colton.

Soloists on Stage is a win-win concert for the audience, the musicians and the NCO organization. The musicians perform gratis as soloists for the benefit of NCO, while delighting the audience with their music and talents. Each soloist will play several selections, one each is listed below:

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Olde Father Christmas comes to Newtown

The celebration of Christmas throughout the ages involves a legendary figure called “Olde Father Christmas.” In Finland, north of the Arctic Circle, he is called “ Joulupukki.” In England, during ancient British mid-winter festivals he was called “King Frost.” in Victorian times he is known as “St. Nicholas.”

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