A blast from the past for our Veterans

“Ten-Hut!”

Veterans, fall-in and step back in time to be entertained by USO favorites “Bob Hope,” “Marilyn Monroe,” “Ann Margaret,” “Phyllis Diller,” and “The Andrew Sisters” when they come to Langhorne on Sunday, December 4th at 2:30pm at Maple Point Middle School.

This one-time tribute show for local Veterans will surely be a blast from the past for those who may remember seeing these celebrities perform for them while fighting overseas. In addition to professional celebrity impersonators, the show will feature The Jesse Soby Color Guard, as well as local favorite Breanna Carson, who will sing the National Anthem.

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Adult holiday programs at the Township Library

The Township Library of Lower Southampton, located at 1983 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, is featuring two entertaining and educational programs this holiday season.

The first, on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00pm, is “Evolution of the Gingerbread Man.” No confection symbolizes the holidays quite like gingerbread. So as the holiday season approaches, Susan McLellan Plaisted will describe the story of gingerbread as it evolved from ginger and breadcrumbs to its present day form, with examples of the stages of evolution.

Susan is a Food Historian who has studied food history for more than 20 years. She is also a Board Certified Pediatric Dietician with a Master’s Degree in Health Education.

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Upcoming events and activities at the Southampton Free Library

Great author story hours for toddlers and preschool children, plus a special showing of the movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (PG), will dominate the events and activities at the Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road in Southampton in the coming weeks.

Movie excitement and suspense for teens and adults arrives with the showing of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Wednesday, November 16th, at 6:30pm. Snacks will be provided by the library, and no registration is required. A special optional craft-making portion of the program will be held from 5:45 to 6:15pm. Those want to participate in the craft part of the program must register on the library’s online calendar.

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Author Julie Eshbaugh to visit Southampton Free Library

Author Julie Eshbaugh will review and discuss her debut novel, “Ivory And Bone,” for area teenagers and adults at the Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 to 2:00pm, and 2:00 to 3:00pm.

Her earlier appearance is specifically targeted to teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age, who are invited to receive a complimentary copy of the book when they register in advance. During the teen portion of the event, complimentary pizza and hoagies will be served. Her second appearance will be geared to groups of all ages.

“Ivory And Bone” is a thrilling tale of high stakes survival, blinding betrayal and star-crossed love.

Julie will sign books for everyone who attends.

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Holiday House Tour and Tea coming in November

Four Lanes End Garden Club will host its 57th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea on Thursday, November 17th, from 11:00am to 8:30pm. Two houses in Langhorne Borough and two in Langhorne Manor will be open for tour guests, and will be decorated for the season by Garden Club members.

As always, each home on the self-guided tour has a distinctive theme, based on the house’s style, history, etc.

This year’s tour includes:

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‘N Club’ holding fundraiser

The Neshaminy High School “N Club” will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 to 11:00pm, at the Hilltop AA, 4100 Grove Avenue in Trevose.

This “Beef and Beer” is an adults-only event. The fundraiser will benefit the NHS football team. Tickets are on sale at every home game next to the Pridewear table and are $30 each.

For more information or if you would like to donate a basket for their raffles, e-mail Lisa Tredway at cstredway@comcast.net.

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Hulmeville Society hosting craft & vendor show

The Hulmeville Historical Society will host their Third Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Show on Sunday, November 6th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, at the William Penn Firehouse, 123 Main Street, Hulmeville.  Come on out and start your Christmas shopping.

There will be homemade items, Wine Bottle lamps, American Girl Doll clothes, jewelry, crochet items and much more. Some of the vendors attending will be Clever Containers, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, ThirtyOne and LaLuroe, to name a few. There will be a snack bar offering light refreshments for purchase.

For more information or crafters/vendors interested in attending, e-mail HulmevilleHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com.

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Local ensemble presents gala choral festival

With the advent of television shows like “Glee” and “The Sing-off” and with the growth in notoriety of singing ensembles like Pentatonix, choral music is more popular than ever. No wonder the annual “Voices of Bucks Choral Festival” continues to draw a full house, entertaining guests with an afternoon of great singing led by the Newtown-based Bucks County Singers (BCS).

Currently conducted by Yardley resident Terry Boyle Greenland and accompanied by pianist Tom Baust, BCS has been singing together for 32 years and celebrating the joy of choral music via the Voices of Bucks concert for more than a decade.

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Needlecrafts Club meets at the Township Library

Do you like to knit, crochet, or embroider as a hobby? Then join the Needlecrafts Group held every Thursday at the Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville.

Bring the handmade item that you are working on and enjoy some company while you work. You may learn a new stitch, meet a new friend, and enjoy some light refreshments with your crafting companions. No registration is required.

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Warminster Symphony Orchestra presents U.S. Army Herald Trumpets Oct. 22nd

The Warminster Symphony Orchestra opens its 50th Golden Jubilee season with a fitting musical tribute, as national treasure, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, performs on Saturday, October 22nd, 8:00pm, at William Tennent High School, 333 Centennial Road, Warminster.

The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets is the official fanfare ensemble for the President of the United States. Founded in 1959 and patterned after traditional British “fanfare” trumpet ensembles, The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets was formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies.

A performing element of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C., the ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance. Its first official performance the ensemble welcomed Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II to Chicago for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Through the years, it performed at such prestigious events as presidential inaugurals, the G8 Economic Summits, the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI at the White House, and with world-class orchestras around the country and the world.

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