Northampton Parks & Rec is harvesting fall fun

The weather may be chilly, but Northampton Parks & Rec indoor classes will warm you up. Zumba, meditation, fall flower design, cooking for kids and adults, chocolate treats, Scout badges, computer classes, boppin’ babies music, afterschool art, Bricks4Kidz, Junior Chemical Engineering, and more.

The holidays will be here before you know it and the popular “Book & Bedtime” with Mrs. Claus will be offered on Tuesday, December 15th or Wednesday, December 16th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Library.

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Autism Cares Foundation hosting Family Holiday Party

The holidays are the perfect time to see the look of sheer joy on children’s faces as they share in the festivities of the season. The non-profit Autism Cares Foundation will be bringing lots of this holiday cheer to more than 400 local children, teens, and young adults with autism and their family members at its upcoming festive Family Holiday Party.

The unique annual event will be held on Friday, December 11th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, in the cafeteria at Council Rock High School South, 2002 Rock Way in Holland.

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Warm & cozy December events at the Northampton Library

Dog Days at the Library – Saturday, December 5th, 11:00am-noon, preschool-sixth grade – Nor’Wester Readers bring their tail-wagging therapy dogs to the library. Pick out a book and read to these wonderful dogs. No registration necessary.

“Hour of Code: Angry Bird Edition,” Tuesday, December 8th, at 4:30pm, for grades 2-4.

Get behind the scenes of what you see on your computer with an introduction to computer coding. Use Angry Birds to learn simple commands and maybe catch those pigs in the process. Each child gets a certificate at the end. Registration necessary.

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Abington Lines Model Railroad Club hosting Open Houses for the holidays

The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club is hosting Open Houses for the holidays, to be held at their clubhouse in Richboro. Each Open House is scheduled from noon to 4:00pm on the following Saturdays and Sundays: December 5th and 6th; December 12th and 13th; December 26th and 27th; January 2nd and 3rd; January 9th and 10th; February 6th and 7th, and February 13th and 14th.

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Regulated deer hunts planned at Tyler State Park

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will conduct a one-day, antlered and antlerless deer hunt Wednesday, December 2nd, at Tyler State Park. The hunt is held every year to help maintain balance within the park’s ecosystem, park officials said.

“We manage our parks to protect the wide variety of plant and animal species that enrich our environment and provide the base of outdoor recreation opportunities that so many people come to enjoy at our state parks,” said Tyler State Park Manager Brian Flores. “Deer impact the delicate balance of the park’s ecosystem by over-browsing on tree saplings, forest understory, shrubs and wildflowers.”

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Robert F. Lambert to be Featured Speaker at the Southampton Free Library on Giving Tuesday

Robert F. Lambert, founder of Global Grain Futures and President & CEO of Global Read and Feed Children’s Foundation will be the featured speaker at the Southampton Free Library, 947 Street Road, Southampton, PA on Giving Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to the benefit evening for the library’s “Access The World Capital and Endowment Campaign.”

Giving Tuesday marks a global day of giving back. It is a day when charities, families, businesses, community centers and individuals come together to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Council Rock Alumni Association hosting All-Class Alumni Mixer

The newly formed Council Rock Alumni Association invites all Council Rock alumni to celebrate Council Rock – past, present and future!

Their first event is an All-Class Alumni Happy Hour Mixer at the Temperance House in Newtown on Friday night, November 27th from 4:00 to 6:00pm.  This event is FREE for all CR Alumni (appetizers included/cash bar). It’s a great chance to meet and mingle with fellow alumni from across the years – and will include surprise CR guests and door prizes!

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Warminster Symphony debuting 49th season

Under the direction of conductor Joseph Lovecchio, the Warminster Symphony Orchestra will debut its 49th season with the “Musical Pairs” concert at 8:00pm, Saturday, November 14th, at William Tennent High School auditorium, 333 Centennial Road, Warminster.

Featuring selections from Samson and Delilah, Dives and Lazarus, Romeo and Juliet, the Poet and Peasant, Pelleas and Mulisande and Porgy and Bess, the orchestra will treat the audience to popular selections and themes that will bring smiles to your face and tug at your heart strings.

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Notable November programs at the Northampton Library

The library honors the nation’s veterans with a program “Back Door to Glory” on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm, featuring local author Joseph M O’Kane.

Longtime resident of Bucks County and U.S. Air Force veteran, Mr. O’Kane discusses his novel, “Back Door to Glory.” Steeped in historical detail of the Italian campaigns in World War II, this work of fiction conveys many time-honored truths.

Classical guitarist Bob Dopira entertains with a recital of seasonal music on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm, featuring carols, pop Christmas music, and classical pieces of Bach and Mozart.

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Arrows celebrating Native American Month with two events

Arrows, a Yardley-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is hosting two events this month, Native American Heritage Month.

The first event is their Second Annual Native American gathering on Saturday, November 14th, from 4:30 to 8:30pm, at Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Yardley-Langhorne Road, Yardley. Speakers will include Chief Joseph Brings Plenty and his brother, Moses Brings Plenty, spiritual leader.

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