The Southampton Community Band has announced its schedule for the upcoming season. All programs will take place at Klinger Middle School in Southampton. “It’s hard to believe that the band is now starting its 17th season”, said director Marvin Feld. “We have grown from a small ensemble into a full 70-piece concert band.” The concert season consists of four programs throughout the year.
Interesting adult programs continue at the Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville.
- ”Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema” – Thursday, October 16th at 7:00pm.
Books and movies are so different that we really shouldn’t compare them. And yet, we just can’t help it. In this presentation Bill Wine, KYW Movie Critic and Professor of Film at La Salle University, discusses the psychological differences between the reading and viewing experience. He also analyzes the way classic and modern novels have been translated into films. A collective of indelible written works that have provided the source material for storied, memorable movies are discussed, including The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Schindler’s List, Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Graduate, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs, Sophie’s Choice, The Maltese Falcon and more. And don’t worry; he will also deal with the insufferable bombs! You are encouraged to bring your preferences, opinions, memories and questions. This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Register now for this program. All are welcome!
“Herbs” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Monday, October 20th, at 7:00pm at their new meeting location, Saint Katherine Drexel Mission Center, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem.
After a long hiatus, the Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, is renewing its Adult Evening Book Club, beginning on Thursday, October 16th at 7:00pm. All area adults are invited free of charge.
According to Darlene Starr, a member of the library’s board of directors and leader of the Adult Evening Book Club, “Because we’ve received quite a few inquiries from interested people who enjoyed the literary club in the past, we decided to offer it again.”
Bowen, of Ivyland, explains that the book is a collection of inspirational stories about his daughter, Grace, who is severely handicapped, both physically and mentally. The book tells the story of Grace attending the Millenium Jubilee Mass for the Disabled in Rome, Italy back in the year 2000 when at age six, was hugged and blessed by Pope John Paul II. The book also describes how Grace has overcome much adversity in her life and how she loves others unconditionally.
Thousands of items of all kinds will go on sale when the Playwicki Farm, located at 2250 Bridgetown, Pike in Lower Southampton, stages its annual Flea Market on Saturday, October 18th from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The public is invited free of charge.
Zumba is now an ongoing township program held at the Feasterville Fire Hall and Scottsville Methodist Church. Shake and dance your way to a healthier you.
Learn to play Pickleball at the Mill Creek Tennis Club. It’s a fun, new racquet sport taught by trained Pickleball professionals.
Members of the community are invited to attend the 14th Annual International Dinner Fundraiser for the non-profit organization, Welcoming the Stranger, which will be held in Bensalem on October 18th. Local students will be preparing and serving exotic dishes from all over the world at this buffet-style meal. International entertainment and prizes will be offered to members of the community who attend.
Valley of Fear, located at Phoenix Sport Club, 301 W. Bristol Road in Feasterville, is the area’s longest running seasonal Halloween themed event, now in its 25th season.
“The recently updated Original Haunted Hayride is so good that it was recently named ‘Hayride Of The Year’ by FrightTour.com. In fact, the entire Valley of Fear event was just named, by the critics at HauntRater.com as one of the top haunted attractions in America in 2013 and it’s even better this year,” stated Creative Director Robert Dovan.
A potpourri of fun events and activities for young and old alike, will be on tap for families participating in the Playwicki Farm’s Annual Fun Day, 2250 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, on Saturday, October 11th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The public is invited free of charge.
June Olson, president of the Playwicki Farm Foundation and Fun Day chairperson, says, “We put together an enjoyable series of events and activities for people of all ages to come and enjoy.” In addition to face painting and pumpkin painting for children, there’ll be tractor pulled family hay rides and scarecrow construction activities.”