The Free Library of Northampton Township, located at 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro, has a number of interesting programs lined up for the warm weather months. Here’s a sampling:
Area golfers are invited to tee it up for fun and prizes in the 24th Annual Feasterville Business Association Golf Outing, to be held at Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA on Monday, July 14th. Registration and lunch will begin at noon, to be followed with tee off at 1:30pm.
This year’s tournament will benefit a group of area communal and charitable endeavors, plus the FBA’s annual college scholarship fund and Easter egg hunt.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors and the Township Veterans Advisory Committee will hold a flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14th at the Northampton Township Municipal Park located off Hatboro Road, Churchville from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The public is invited and encouraged to take their old or tattered U.S. flags to the ceremony for proper disposal.
“Many people are not aware that there is a proper way to dispose of the flag,” said event coordinator Pete Palestina, adding, “The customary method is by way of a ceremonial flag burning conducted by proper protocol.”
Skerdlant’s Shell in Washington Crossing will help make a difference in the fight against cancer this year by participating in the Relay for Life of Newtown. The event will be held at Council Rock High School South on Sunday, June 8th from 9:30am to 9:30pm. Several Skerdlant’s employees will be taking part in the day’s walkathon.
In addition, Skerdlant’s is a proud bronze sponsor of the Relay for Life by generously donating $500 to this worthy cause. For more information about Skerdlant’s Shell, contact 215-493-4347.
Council Rock High School South’s Golden Wings Theater Company (GWTC) will present a special matinee performance of “Curse of the Pharaoh’s Kiss” at the school on Saturday, June 7th at 2:00pm, proceeds of which will go to offset the uninsured medical expenses of CR South grad and former GWTC performer, Lauren Shevchek.
The library kicks off its celebration of summer with “The Friends of the Free Library of Northampton Township Annual Book Sale.” Preview Sale (for Library Friends members only—but become a Friend that evening) is on Thursday evening, May 29th from 7:00-9:00pm, then the Annual Book Sale proper is Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st during library hours, 10:00am-5:00pm.
Fifteen young artists from Newtown are helping Churchville Nature Center prepare for its 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held on Sunday, June 1st. The talented group of kids has been invited to hold their very own group art exhibit titled “Identifying Caterpillar and Butterfly Species of the Churchville Nature Center.”
Long before the housing development and the shopping centers, Northampton Township was a community of farmers, with the village of Richboro as its hub. A group of concerned residents gathered in 1914 to charter a fire company to serve the township. They called it the Richboro Fire Company No. 1.
One hundred years later, the Company has grown into the Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company that serves a population of over 40,000 people. Today, the company responds to 1000 fire, rescue and EMS calls a year. In addition to the fire and rescue responsibilities, the Fire Company has a group of members known as Fire Police who provide scene security and access control to all types of emergency incidents.
Plan a memorable summer for your children with Northampton Township Parks and Recreation summer camps. Popular signature camps include Day Camp, Playground and Camp for Me. Give them a summer to remember and don’t forget weekly Specialty camps. You can register NOW online at northamptonrec.com.
Baseball and fireworks makes a great Mother’s Day treat! Bring Mom and the family to see the Reading Phillies vs. Trenton Thunder, Saturday, May 10th, 7:00pm. A Super Value ticket is only $11.
Take a trip with NTPR and book your seat to visit the Statue of Liberty and 911 Memorial on June 17th, $60 per person.
“Freegal Movies & TV” has debuted at the Northampton Library. Patrons may borrow and stream up to three movies or TV shows with a 48-hour viewing period. Since this service is browser- or app-based there is no software to download, and you can view it on your PC or mobile device. All you need is your library card and PIN number to enjoy.