17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire coming Sept. 17th-18th

The 17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire comes to the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Newtown, on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. The Faire creates an interactive world where attendees of all ages  take an entertaining, educational, and engaging stroll through the arts and history. Faire-goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey.

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Newtown Arts Company presents ‘Stage Door’

Newtown Arts Company is presenting a production of the 1936 classic, “Stage Door.” During the Depression, the Footlights Club provides an affordable respite and community for struggling actresses. Follow the lives of these women as they attempt to overcome the odds and make their marks on Broadway.

Performances are August 4th through August 10th, with no show Monday, August 8th. The performances will be held at the historic Newtown Theatre, located at 120 North State Street, Newtown on Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; and a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm.

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Newtown Business Association Monthly Breakfast Meeting

The Newtown Business Association will hold its Monthly Breakfast on Thursday, July 28th, from 7:30 to 9:00am, hosted by Congregation Brothers of Israel, 530 Washington Crossing Road in Newtown.

This month’s speaker will be from Big Brothers & Sisters. Come hear all about what is happening in the NBA and how it can help your business.

Online Registration for this event, at www.NewtownBA.org, will close at noon the day prior; attendees are asked to register in order to ensure adequate breakfast fare.

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Friends Home & Village welcomes guest speaker at Open House

Friends Home & Village will host guest speaker, Mary Kay Krokowski, BSN, MA, CMC, at its July 23rd Open House, at its campus on 331 Lower Dolington Road, Newtown. The Open House, scheduled from 10:00am to 1:00pm, will feature Ms. Krokoski at 10:30am.

The founder of Aging Advisors, LLC, she will present “Life In Motion…Adjusting for Transitions as We Age,” which discusses choices about housing options that can add to the journey of aging.

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Family-Friendly Car Show for Autism is July 17th

On Sunday, July 17th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, join Potential, Inc. at 170 Pheasant Run Road in Newtown, as they host a Family-Friendly Car Show for Autism. In addition to heavy trucks, motorcycles, neat military vehicles and classic cars, there will be games, balloon artists, face painters, trucks to touch and more.

The car show is part of a year-long campaign to finance an autism-friendly, therapeutic playground.

Gadi Naaman, Director of Development, explains that children with autism have a difficult time socializing and interacting successfully with other children in free play situations. A playground is the perfect place to gain social and physical skills.

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Newtown Library Company announces Summer Book Clubs

The Newtown Library Company, located at 114 E. Centre Avenue in Newtown, invites boys and girls ages eight to 14, to come to any or all of its Summer Book Clubs with facilitated discussions held on the following Wednesdays at 7:00pm:

On Wednesday, July 13th, the Summer Book Club will discuss the “Pilfer Academy.” It’s about a troublemaker named George who has never heard of the Pilfer Academy, a top-secret school for cultivating young crooks, until he is kidnapped. The teachers are kooky at best, and naughty does not even begin to describe George’s sneaky, smart and morally bankrupt new classmates.

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Summer FUNdraisers to benefit Lauren Shevchek

Lauren’s Angels in partnership with HelpHopeLive will be hosting two fundraisers in July. Lauren suffered a severe spinal cord injury as a result of a diving accident in June 2013. The events will raise money to support Lauren’s unreimbursed medical expenses.

Come out and cheer for your hometown team at the Phillies Phundraiser on Sunday, July 17th. The Phillies will be playing the Mets at 1:35pm at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are available at the discounted price of $20 (regular price is $34). Seating will be in the Pavilion (sections 201-205). Purchase tickets on line www.phillies.com/shevchek. Enter code SHEVCHEK for discount.

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Don’t miss the NBA’s Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show!

This year’s annual Newtown Business Association Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held on Sunday, July 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm on historic State Street in Newtown Borough, and will feature over 150 antique and classic autos, trucks, Corvettes, cars of special interest, in all makes and models from 1900 to 1991.

This year’s special featured Marque car is Jaguar. This festive event is attended by thousands of spectators, with trophies being awarded in special marque categories and 12 additional classes, appearances by Council Rock North’s Sock ‘n Buskin theatre group dressed in costume, and a raffle for prizes for car show participants.

The event rain date is July 17th. Early car registration saves $10; deadline for early, online and mailed in registration at $15 is July 1st. After July 1st, registrations at $25 will be accepted at the door the day of the event, space allowing! Details and online car registration can be found at www.NewtownBA.org.

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Newtown Arts Company presents ‘My Fair Lady’

Newtown Arts Company presents the production of “My Fair Lady” with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Lowe.

This classic story sets stage in June and will run for one week only, June 23rd through June 29th, with no show on Monday, June 27th. The performances will be held at the historic Newtown Theatre, located at 120 North State Street, Newtown, on Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; and a Sunday matinee at 3:00pm.

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Friends Home & Village announces formation of Speakers Bureau

Friends Home & Village has announced the formation of its Speakers Bureau, featuring professionals in the field of elder care who will present informational topics at each Friends Home & Village monthly Open House.

The Open House scheduled for June 18th will host Henry A. Carpenter, Esq., a certified elder law attorney, who will present “How to Avoid the Woulda’, Coulda’, Shoulda’s . . .The Seven Legal Challenges Everyone Must Overcome.” This will take place at 10:30am at Friends Village, 331 Lower Dolington Road, Newtown.

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