Fall fun at the Northampton Library

Celebrate authors at the library’s “Second Annual Author Expo” on Saturday, November 12th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Twenty-one local authors will display their books and talk about their experiences as writers. Picture books, adult level fantasy fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction books are available for purchase.

Also on November 12th, Attorney Kent Petry will discuss “Bucks County Water Safety” at 3:00pm. He will address the recent water safety concerns in Bucks County.

Mike Jesberger is a Civil War re-enactor who focuses on the lives of common soldiers. Join Mike as he presents “Lincoln at Gettysburg” on Thursday, November 17th, at 7:00pm. In this presentation, Mike will discuss the Gettysburg Address and President Lincoln’s historic visit to the hallowed ground of Gettysburg Battlefield. No registration is necessary.

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Council Rock to honor Dr. Beth DuPree

The Council Rock Education Foundation has named internationally- renowned breast surgeon, Dr. Beth DuPree, as the Outstanding Community Partner for 2016.

Please join CREF for a special evening on Wednesday, November 16th, at 6:00pm, at The Fuge, 780 Falcon Circle #200, Warminster, to celebrate and honor the accomplishments and gifts of this very special individual, Dr. Beth DuPree.

Through her compassion and care of many Council Rock families, and mentoring of students interested in pursuing a medical career, Dr. DuPree has made and continues to make a profound impact on the Council Rock community, and beyond.

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Fall Family Hayride and Journey to Emerald City

Upper Southampton Township will present their third annual “Fall Family Hayride, Journey to Emerald City,” Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton.

Upper Southampton Parks and Recreation, Southampton Days, Southampton Softball, along with other community volunteers have come together and worked nonstop to create this exciting event for the entire family!

It is not your traditional scary hayride, but a fun-filled adventure to the Emerald City! Once on the hayride you will pass through all of the magical places seen in the movie.

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Awesome autumn events at the Northampton Library

Be prepared to be scared. On Thursday, October 20th, at 7:00pm, Neill Hartley is Ichabod Crane in “Sleepy Hollow.” The classic horror tale by Washington Irving is given a new twist by Mr. Hartley’s unique and chilling interactive adaptation! No registration is necessary.

Author and winner of TV’s “The Apprentice,” Bill Rancic, will be at the library on Tuesday, November 1st, at 7:00pm, for a question and answer session and book signing of his debut novel, “First Light.” Register with the Newtown Bookshop at www.newtownbookshop.com.

Take a practice SAT test on Saturday, November 19th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, for a $5 donation to the library. Princeton Review will email the test results to you. Registration is required.

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Peace Pole planting in Southampton

Southampton Friends Meeting, located at 710 Gravel Hill Road in Southampton, invites you to a Peace Pole planting at their address on Sunday, October 23rd, at 12:45pm. Preceding the planting is a meeting for worship at 10:00am and a pot luck lunch at 11:30am.

Refrigeration and heat is available for any food you bring. You are also invited to bring a song or poem to share for the planting. For more info contact Carolyn Peters-Eckel at 215-290-2926.

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Harvest Fun with Parks & Recreation

Celebrate 40 years of programming with Northampton Parks & Recreation. Enjoy the dining options of Northampton Township, close to home with the first “A TASTE OF NORTHAMPTON” RESTAURANT WEEKS. Special menu prix fixe and promotional pricing will be offered for lunch and/ or dinner. Participating restaurants from Holland and Churchville will be featured the week from October 16-22, following with Richboro and Ivyland dining spots from October 23-29. All info can be conveniently found on the P&R website:   www.northamptonrec.com with links to restaurants, menus, directions and a “Meet the Owners” feature. Diners are encouraged to make reservations or call ahead for seating.

Get your most creative costume ready for the 40th Annual Halloween Happening which will take place on Saturday, October 29. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Free fun for the whole family with a costume parade, D.J., Cool Beans music, friendly fortune teller, mad science booth, pumpkin patch, treats, prizes, games & more! Free Treat Bags for the first 300 children. The event is held rain or shine at the Northampton Recreation Center, 345 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Refreshments will be available for purchase by the Northampton Lions Club.

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Cranaleith Spiritual Center celebrating history and legacy of local women

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a non-profit retreat and education organization in Northeast Philadelphia, will hold a day-long celebration on Saturday, October 29th. The event, Women of Strength and Vision, will celebrate the addition of Cranaleith’s historic Victorian home (built in 1891) to the National Register of Historic Places and recognize notable women, connected with Cranaleith, who have helped raise-up the status of women.

Suffragists, Susan B. Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery, architect Minerva Parker Nichols and the Sisters of Mercy founder, Catherine McAuley have historical connections to Cranaleith. The event will recognize them through historic reenactments, storytelling and an awards ceremony. Guests will have the opportunity to tour Cranaleith’s beautiful, remarkably intact historic home, called “Mill Rae.”

Commissioned in 1890 and completed in 1891, “Mill-Rae” was designed by Minerva Parker Nichols, the first female architect to own her own firm in Philadelphia. The home was commissioned by Rachel Foster Avery, a national figure in the women’s suffrage movement. Avery used the home as a meeting place for female activists including her close friend, Susan B. Anthony.

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VJM invites girls who ‘Love The Challenge’ to fall events

Moms and dads, are you considering high school options for your middle-school-aged daughter? Does she thrive on challenge, whether in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage, or in another field of interest?

Are you looking for the very best environment for her to find not only the challenge she craves but also a community of friends and educators who will encourage and support her every step of the way?

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Nazareth Academy High School hosting Open House

Visit Nazareth Academy High School (Naz) as they host their Open House on Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00am to noon. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to tour with current students, visit classrooms, meet with faculty, and attend a concert.

Representatives will be available to answer admissions questions and accept registration for Naz’s Seventh and Eighth Grade Girls’ Game Night on Friday, October 21st from 6:00 to 9:00pm, as well as the Eighth Grade Entrance/Scholarship Exam held on Saturday, October 29th from 7:45am to noon.

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Market Day coming October 1st

The Newtown Historic Association (NHA) will host its 40th Annual Market Day on Saturday, October 1st, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, on the streets in and around the heart of historic Newtown. The NHA’s headquarters, the Half Moon Inn at 105 Centre Avenue (Court Street and Centre Avenue), will be open for tours.

Market Day celebrates an old harvest tradition in Newtown when farmers brought their crops to town to sell and to enjoy a festive day of friendly contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street. Thanks to the NHA’s many sponsors this anniversary year, they are able to offer the community a fun-filled family day.

Market Day is expanding to State Street and will include non-profit organizations and local businesses. There are over 85 crafters, demonstrators and artists offering a wide variety of interesting crafts. Demonstrations will include: carpentry, blacksmithing, quilting, dressmaking, and gunsmithing.

In the historic Boone Garden, across from the Half Moon Inn, the Penn’s Wood Puppeteers will perform “Captain Crook and the Missing Treasure” at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Colonial candle dipping, a children’s participation event, will begin at noon in the Boone Garden. Scarecrow-making for children, will be held inside the Half Moon Inn from 10:30am to 3:30pm. A team of Belgian draft horses and wagon will provide horse drawn hayrides by the Newtown Library.

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