Newtown Rotary holding 12th Annual Bike & Sewing Machine Collection

Newtown Rotary will hold its 12th Annual Bike & Sewing Machine Collection on Saturday October 25th. Bikes can be dropped off from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine at Council Rock North High School, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown (between the gym and Walt Snyder Football Stadium).

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause. “Bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes cannot be accepted. In addition, working portable sewing machines are also welcome. It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per bike). Pedals for Progress is a 501 (c)3 corporation and a registered charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT, IA.

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Seventh Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for students

The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its seventh annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Thursday, October 23rd. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education. The event will be held in Tyler Hall, the 84-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea will be served.

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Newtown Historic Association presents ‘A Walking Tour of Newtown Cemetery’

History does not consist of facts in a schoolbook – nor of Grandmother’s dusty old clock on the mantle, but of the substance of the everyday life of the men, women and children who have lived before us. Attend the October meeting of the Newtown Historic Association on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00pm, at the Newtown Cemetery Chapel, E. Washington Avenue, Newtown, and explore the lives of some of the people who lived in the town and countryside. Some may have lived in your very home or perhaps tilled the soil of your backyard.

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Newtown Arts Company presents ‘Maid to Order’

Newtown Arts Company presents “Maid to Order” by Tom Taggart at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, on: Thursday, October 16th at 7:30pm; Friday, October 17th, at 8:00pm; Saturday, October 18th, at 8:00pm; Sunday, October 19th, at 3:00pm; Tuesday, October 21st, at 7:30pm; and Wednesday, October 22th, at 7:30pm.

Tickets for Reserved Front Orchestra and Front Row Balcony seats are $20; Reserved Rear Orchestra and Balcony seats are $17. Extended legroom seating is available in Row I for an additional accommodation fee. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a $2 discount.

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Tyler Park’s Juried Craft Show features new artists, rising musical stars

Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents its annual Crafts in the Meadow Juried Art and Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th. The long-running show has become a beloved fall tradition in Bucks County – a weekend of art, live music, and fine food, featuring more than 100 talented artisans and a stellar line-up of musical acts often heard on WXPN, including Kwesi K, Nalani & Sarina, JD Malone, and John Beacher & The Common Ground.

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Upcoming food seminars at McCaffrey’s

If you’re interested in information about the Glycemic Index (GI), attend a free nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Food Market. On Thursday, October 9th, 10:00am at the Yardley store, Jill Kwasny, Registered Dietitian, will present “Carbohydrates, Sugars and the Glycemic Index” with McCaffrey’s Executive Chef, Erik Blackshire. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the GI, looking at the impact of foods on our actual blood sugar, as well as observe a cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious tasting.

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Newtown Historic Association holding 38th Annual Market Day on October 11th

Market Day, the Newtown Historic Association’s annual Colonial Craft and Art Fair will be held on Saturday, October 11th (rain date Sunday, October 12th), from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Half Moon Inn, 105 Centre Avenue (Court Street and Centre Avenue), Newtown.

This event revives an old harvest season tradition in Newtown, where long ago local farmers brought their crops to town to sell and enjoy a day of festivities and contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street.

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Elvis is back! A tribute concert to benefit the visually impaired

The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) will present an “Elvis and Friends Are Back!” tribute concert at 7:00pm on Saturday October 11th, at Grace Point Church, 592 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown.

Philly’s own Sammy J will pay tribute to “The King” at this award winning production. Enjoy a variety of your favorite songs while “Elvis” shows off his signature moves. Rockin’ Ron Cade of 98.1 WOGL’s Elvis and Friends weekly radio show, will host the evening’s entertainment, sharing his extensive knowledge about all things Elvis gathered over the past 35 years. With this much talent, it is sure to be an entertaining evening for the whole family!

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Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents ‘Crafts in the Meadow’

Tyler Park Center for the Arts will host “Crafts in the Meadow” October 18th and 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm in Tyler State Park. Visitors can expect many of the exhibitors that you have grown to love and follow, in addition to some great new additions.

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12th Annual Culinary Classics at Chandler Hall

Chandler Hall has announced its 12th Annual Culinary Classics to raise funds for Hospice Benevolent Care, a program which ensures that Chandler Hall can provide hospice care to anyone in need, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

A wide assortment of restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, bakeries and confectionaries will be presenting their gourmet delicacies in Wright Meeting Hall from 6:00 to 9:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd, so be sure to arrive hungry.

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