“Bryn Athyn Bounty Farm Market” to be featured program Trevose Horticultural Society meeting

“Bryn Athyn Bounty Farm Market” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 7:00PM at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.

Head gardener for the Bryn Athyn Cathedral for 22 years, Danielle Odhner currently designs, installs, and maintains the ornamental gardens in the Bryn Athyn Historic district. Together with her husband, Erik, she is part of an educational farm foundation which is dedicated to provide programs that focus on outdoor, hands on farm and garden learning.

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YWCA Bucks County to honor ‘Women Who Make A Difference’

YWCA Bucks County, celebrating its 62nd year of service to the community, will hold its 25th Anniversary Annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Awards on Thursday, May 12th, at 6:00pm, at the Pen Ryn Mansion, 1601 State Road in Bensalem.

Each year for the last 25 years, the YWCA Salute to Women recognizes women in Bucks County making exceptional contributions to their organizations and their communities. Honorees were selected from a group of nominees who showed an extraordinary commitment to making their community a better place to live.

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Autism Cares Foundation holding Spring Gala & Auction

After eight years of reaching out to children, teens, and young adults with autism, the Autism Cares Foundation is now starting a new era in its programs and services. The Southampton-based group, that began as a result of the vision of Linda and Frank Kuepper to change their son Michael’s life, has grown into a formidable non-profit organization that has literally changed the lives of hundreds of local families.

Now, the group has become a certified licensed provider for adult services for all special needs at its Autism Cares Foundation Resource Center. The group is gearing up for its Seventh Annual Spring Gala & Auction on Saturday, May 7th, at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland.

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Upper South Parks & Rec holding Magical Tea Party

Upper Southampton Parks and Recreation will present a “Magical Tea Party, Returning to Never Land with Peter Pan” on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00am to noon at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton. Join them for tea and treats with delightful forest friends, magical crafts, hunting for Captain Hook’s buried treasure, games and prizes.

Tickets are $5 per person. Call 215-355-9781 for further information.

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Register to walk or run in Leukemia Survivorship Foundation’s Sixth Annual 5K

Area runners and walkers may now register in advance for the Sixth Annual Leukemia Survivorship Foundation’s 5K Run/Walk, which will begin and end at Russel Elliott Park, located at 150 Buck Road in Feasterville, on Saturday, April 23rd. Registrations also will be accepted on Run/Walk day beginning at 7:00am, with the event starting at 9:00am.

According to Tony Crooks, of the MEC Leukemia Survivorship Foundation and Run/Walk coordinator, “This year’s event will benefit the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children.”

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Upcoming programs at the Lower South Library

A Trip to Nepal: Land of Mountains, Jungles and Temples – Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm.

Freelance writer and consultant, Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee takes you on a virtual tour of Nepal. In this exciting presentation you will travel to Kathmandu, Pokhara and the Chitwan National Forest. Feel the thrill of an authentic safari as you track the rare one-horned rhinoceros, witness the beauty of the Annapurna range at sunrise and see the temples of Kathmandu, destroyed in the recent earthquake, and so much more. Registration has already started.

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Southampton Free Library holding Book Sale April 15th, 16th

The Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road, Southampton, will be offering a plethora of previously loved hardback and paperback books, puzzles, CD’s and DVD’s for all ages and interests at its two-day 2016 Book Sale to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 15th and 16th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The public is invited free of charge.

In making the announcement, Library Director Kim Ingram says that all proceeds from the sale will benefit the library. “In addition to our two-day benefit sale, we’ll also be conducting a special $5 per bag blowout sale from April 18th to 22nd,” Kim states. “I’d like to extend a personal invitation for everyone in the community, young or old, to participate and help us raise much needed funds.”

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Officer Brad Fox 5K Foundation announces Annual 5K Run/1K Walk

The Officer Brad Fox 5K Foundation has announced the Fourth Annual Officer Brad Fox 5K Run/1K Walk to benefit the Officer Brad Fox 5K Foundation, which has distributed about $100,000 to select charities in its first three years of existence.

The event will take place on Officer Bradley M. Fox Memorial Highway (event staging at Archbishop Wood High School), 655 York Road in Warminster, on Saturday, April 2nd, at 9:00am.

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“Straw Bale Gardening” will be the featured presentation at Trevose Horticultural Society meeting

“Straw Bale Gardening” will be the featured PowerPoint presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00PM at their new meeting location, the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.

Straw bale gardens combine the best of container gardening with vertical gardening.  Guest speaker, Ben Ciliberto of Doylestown will share the advantages and his own experience using this unique method that eliminates weeds and provides compost for the next season.  His step-by-step presentation will describe when and how to source, set up, prepare, plant and maintain vegetables and flowering plants using straw bales as a growing medium.  Handouts will be available.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy moving to Warminster

On Saturday, March 19th, A Woman’s Place (AWP) marks 21 years of its special annual gala, the Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy, with a sweet change.

“We’re very excited to be at The Fuge this year,” says event chair Samantha Kraus. “This important event raises awareness about domestic violence, as well as necessary funds for AWP to provide free services to the Bucks County community. I can’t thank our volunteers and sponsors enough for all of their help. Their support means so much!”

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