Golfers invited to tee up for FBA Golf Outing July 13th

Area golfers are invited to tee it up for fun and prizes in the 25th Annual Feasterville Business Association Golf Outing, to be held at Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA, on Monday, July 13th, it was announced by Ed Shannon, event chairperson. Registration and lunch will begin at noon, to be followed by a tee-off at 1:30pm.

“Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of golf on a terrific course, fine food and spirits, door and team tournament prizes and with a full share of camaraderie,” Ed stated. “There’s also a unique opportunity to have a Philadelphia sports legend join your foursome for a $250 celebrity sponsorship.”

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‘Hats Off To The U.S.A.’ is theme for Independence Day Parade

“Hats Off To The U.S.A.” is the theme of the Lower Southampton Township Independence Day Parade, to be held in Feasterville on Saturday, July 4th, beginning at 1:00pm. The public is invited free of charge.

The lead sponsor for this year’s parade is the Feasterville Business Association (FBA). According to Bob Di Benedetto and Ed Shannon, both of Feasterville, event chairpersons, “This year’s parade and celebration will be jam- packed with everything from three Mummers string bands – South

Philadelphia, Uptown and Aqua – and the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, to performances by country singer Jody King, Caesar The Fox, the South Philly Vikings, a Mummers brigade band and the Boogie Dogs.” Also, there’ll be the Schuylkill County Motorcycle Drill Team, Dixieland music, jug and pipe bands, local and visiting fire departments, and colorful floats, including the special “Wings of Freedom” float.

In addition, the 2015 lineup will feature antique and classic cars, an antique fire engine, antique and classic farm tractors and all-terrain vehicles.

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Southampton Free Library’s adult summer reading and learning program begins this week

Reading, learning, fun and prizes will all create a buzz for area adults when the Southampton Free Library at 947 Street Road in Southampton, kicks off its 2015 summer reading and learning series this week. The events are open to the public.

Kim Ingram, library director, says that they have put together an exciting reading and learning series lineup embracing literature, living history, painting, gardening, fitness and cinema and spiced it up with some great prizes to keep the momentum moving.

“Here’s a great opportunity to read, learn, socialize and just relax and have fun. You may even win one of the really great prizes in our random drawing, which will be held during our closing party on August 17th, at 6:30pm,” she explains.

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Centennial Singers celebrate 40 years of music-making

by June Portnoy

The year was 1975. Lonny Strang, chorus director at several elementary schools in the Centennial School District, approached the school board, explaining that for the Bicentennial year he had more requests for students to perform patriotic songs than he could fulfill.

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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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Designer Handbag Bingo to benefit Garden of Reflection

Designer Handbag Bingo, to benefit the Lower Makefield Garden of Reflection, will be held at Eagles Lodge #2489, 920 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, on Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00pm.

Some of the featured bags will include Kate Spade, Michael Cors, Cole Haan, and Coach. Doors will open at 5:30pm for a preview of handbags and door prizes.

Admission is $30 per person, pre-sale; $35 at the door. Contact gardenpreservation@gmail.com or 215-962-5497 for pre-sale tickets.

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Centennial Singers celebrate 40 years on June 6th

The Bux-Mont Centennial Singers will present their 40th Anniversary Spring Concert, “From Brahms to Broadway,” on Saturday, June 6th at 8:00pm, at Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Road (north of Street Road), Warminster.

Sixty voices strong, the Singers began performing in 1975 under the leadership of music teacher Lonny Strang.

For the Anniversary Concert, current director Nathaniel Fletcher, accompanied by piano virtuoso Charles DeMets, offers a program which includes a wide variety of show and popular tunes, spirituals, and classical selections from Brahms and Mendelsson.

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Uptown String Band holding Coach Bag Bingo Night

Join the Uptown String Band on Friday, June 5th, for a fun evening of Coach Bag Bingo. It’s one of their most popular fundraisers with plenty of opportunities to go home with an upscale designer Coach bag.

The event will be held at the William Penn Fire Company, 123 Main Street, Hulmeville.

Doors open at 7:00pm, play begins at 8:00. Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door.

Call 215-752-3479 to get your tickets in advance. This is a BYOB event. Proceeds benefit Bucks County’s Uptown String Band.

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Registration now open for Livengrin’s 11th Annual Ride for Recovery

Registration is now open for Livengrin Foundation’s 11th Annual Ride for Recovery on Sunday, May 31st. Livengrin is a Bucks County-based, non-profit addiction treatment center that has helped over 125,000 patients and families since 1966.

The Ride for Recovery includes a 60-mile motorcycle ride, live entertainment, outdoor picnic and raffle drawing for a Softail Slim Harley Davidson. A new addition this year is a Bicycle Ride for Recovery. Experienced road cyclists can join in celebrating recovery while pedaling 40 miles through scenic Bucks County.

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‘Bold Foliage’ is topic of next THS meeting

“Bold Foliage“ will be the featured topic at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:00pm at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Guest speaker, Louise Clarke of Media, will present a PowerPoint presentation featuring annuals, perennials and tropical plants that add excitement to every day plantings. Form, texture, color and even fragrance can add zing to your garden.

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