Last of summer at the Northampton Library

Allan Heller, an accomplished photographer, leads a photographic journey through Philadelphia in “Monuments and Memorials of Philadelphia” on Saturday, August 8th at 2:00pm. From Rittenhouse Square to Independence Mall and everything in between, the audience learns Philadelphia’s history through its architectural monuments and remembrances. No registration is necessary.

Don’t know the first thing about home repair? On Thursday, August 20th at 7:00pm, Beth Allen of “HIP Chicks,” is back for an encore of “Home Repair Made Easy.” This workshop is geared to ladies taking on home improvement projects (but guys are welcome to learn too). Beth will give advice on how to shop for materials, ask the right questions and tackle those home repairs on your own! No registration is necessary.

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Churchville Nature Center’s Monarch Festival July 11 & 12th

Come celebrate the Monarch Butterfly as Churchville Nature Center host the Monarch Festival on July 11 & 12th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This is a family-friendly day with crafts, games, face painting and live music. There will be guided tours of the butterfly house and several stations set up so you can get to see these creatures in all its life stages. Milkweed seeds will be given out so that you too can attract the Monarch to your own back yard.

Fee: Adults $8.00. Children (4-12) $5.00. Pre-registration is required.

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July fun at the Northampton Library

Are you tired of reading books form the same authors?

Are you interested in publishing a book but don’t know where to start? Come to the Friends of the Library’s “Local Author Expo” on Saturday, July 11th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm and meet 16 authors of adult-level books and 11 authors of books for children/teens. Meet the writers, hear them discuss their books, their writing process, and how to self-publish.

The Library Friends will be sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, July 11th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A single space is $20 donation to the Friends. Register at the Library’s Reference Desk (donation due at registration).

Celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth with a musical tribute by gifted singer/songwriter Dave DeLuca, in “A Century of Sinatra” on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00pm. Come fly away with Ol’ Blue Eyes and hear how Sinatra changed American music history. No registration is necessary.

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Sizzlin’ fun with Northampton Parks & Recreation

The 2015 Sights & Sounds of Summer Series is in full swing. Come out and enjoy the music! Mid-Life Crisis – June 25th, Silly Joe Sings – July 9th, Northampton’s Got Talent – July 16th, Dueling Pianos – July 23rd, The Mango Men – July 30th, Seussical the Musical – August 6th.

These free events are held 7:00pm at the Northampton Municipal Park Amphitheater, located off Hatboro Road in Churchville. The inclement weather location is Maureen M. Welch Elementary School gym.

Cool off this summer at the Northampton Valley Swim Club. Monday through Friday memberships are still available at the best prices in town! Register for classes at the pool, open to the public: July 8th-August 12th, Aqua Zumba at 6:30-7:30pm, or Moonlight Yoga, 8:30-9:30pm.

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Tyler Park Center for the Arts sponsoring Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp in beautiful Tyler State Park is offered for half and full days, with arts camps running from June 29th – August 21st.

These are week-long sessions of instruction building self-confidence, creativity and technique guided by talented professional artists: Pottery, Glass, Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Beading, Fiber Arts, Printmaking, Collage and Bookmaking.

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“Entering Horticulture in a Flower Show” monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society

“Entering Horticulture in a Flower Show” will be the featured presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:00PM at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.

Lee Gittens of Newtown will demonstrate with plants and slides the importance of adhering to the National Garden Club, Inc. Standard flower show schedule and provide easy and practical tips on how to repot, groom, transport and enter show quality plants and cut specimens. An entrant of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show, Gittens’ program will include her personal experiences as a successful blue ribbon competitor in horticulture classes.

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Newtown Arts Company presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

Newtown Arts Company’s 2015 season continues with William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker,” at the historic Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, on Thursday, June 11th at 7:30pm; Friday, June 12th, at 8:00pm; Saturday, June 13th, at 8:00pm; Sunday, June 14th, at 3:00pm; Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:30pm; and Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:30pm.

Tickets range from $17 to $20; students and groups of 10 or more receive a $2 discount.

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Lacrosse Festival to benefit Cullen Keffer Scholarship Fund

On Saturday, June 6th, beginning at 12:30pm, the Council Rock lacrosse community will host the inaugural Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival at Walt Snyder Stadium, Council Rock High School North.

Cullen was a freshman member of the Council Rock South lacrosse team in 2013-14.  Sadly, Cullen perished in an automobile accident on August 30th, 2014.

The festival will include free instructional clinics followed by exhibition games between current CR North and South students, as well as an alumni game under the lights.

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Summer fun at Northampton Parks and Rec

There’s so much to do, so close to home! The summer will be here before you know it. Don’t wait and get closed out of the best summer values Northampton Township Parks and Recreation can offer.

Limited openings are still available for popular P&R Signature camps as well as a variety of weekly Specialty camps. Cool off this summer at the Northampton Valley Swim Club. Monday-through-Friday memberships are still available! Fee includes special value member events and much more.

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June excitement at the Northampton Library

Start the month off with “The Wrinkled Tourists” on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00pm. A local family takes a year off, jumps in an RV and on a plane and travels to 50 states in 52 weeks.

That was the plan, but find out how the trip of a lifetime actually happened. No need to register for this program. On Saturday, June 6th at 2:00pm, learn about “Rosie the Riveter and the Popular Culture of World War Two.”

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