Celebrate spring and Earth Day at Five Mile Woods

Celebrate spring and Earth Day with a visit to Five Mile Woods on Sunday, April 26th from noon to 3:00pm. Located in Lower Makefield Township at 1305 Big Oak Road, the preserve is a 300-acre wooded natural area filled with diverse plant and animal life. Knowledgeable guides will offer tours of the Woods, featuring the signs of spring from blooming wildflowers to calling wood frogs. Naturalist John Heilferty will be on hand to show visitors frogs, salamanders and turtles that live in tanks in Woods Headquarters, as well as other biofacts that have been found in the Woods.

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Rotary’s River Towns Road Rally set for April 18th

Saturday, April 18th is the date for this year’s River Towns Road Rally organized by the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary Club. Registered cars, with a driver and up to three passengers, will experience a staggered start between 1:00pm and 2:00pm that day, from the parking lot at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church at 771 North Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville.

Participating teams will be given eight clues to decipher, drive to the locations identified, and conclude their journey with a wine and cheese reception at historic Summerseat, Legion and Hillcrest Avenues in Morrisville. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners and also to the most outstanding car as determined by a team of judges. Winning points will be the sum of minutes elapsed and mileage covered. Winners must have a confirmed stop at all eight points.   Locations this year will be expanded to include possible points in the Falls and Newtown vicinities, in addition to areas in and around the river towns of Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley, and New Hope.

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Delaware Canal Clean-Up Day is April 11th

April 11th is Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park. The Friends of the Delaware Canal sponsor this annual event to encourage volunteers to clear trash, debris, and brush from the historic waterway and towpath that runs from Easton to Bristol.

Canal Clean-Up Day activities will begin at 9:00am and end at noon. Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed below.

Everyone who wants to participate should choose a location, and then contact the Area Coordinator for that section. The Coordinator will provide all the details about the day’s activities.

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Spring cleanse and holistic weight loss at Khalsa Center

The Khalsa Healing Arts Center presents 29 Days to Vitality at 1 South Main Street, Yardley, from April 8th through May 6th.

The program uses a combination of herbal formulas and dietary recommendations to stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, increase energy, as well as weight loss. There are numerous benefits, including better digestion and elimination, deeper sleep, decreased inflammation, decreased muscle tension, improved vision, decreased allergies, lowering of triglycerides, decreased back pain, rejuvenation of skin, decreased asthma, decreased ADHD, elimination of acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome and much more.

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Pennsbury High School presents ‘A Piece of My Heart’

Pennsbury High School’s drama department will present the award-winning play, “A Piece of My Heart,” on Friday and Saturday, April 10th and April 11th at 7:30pm. The performances will take place in the Orange Auditorium located at the PHS West Campus, 608 South Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills.

A Piece of My Heart,” by Shirley Lauro, first premiered in New York at the Manhattan Theater Club, and has now enjoyed over 1,000 productions here and abroad. It was recently named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by the Vietnam Veterans Association.

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BCPAC brings ‘Brazilian Jazz Show’ to Yardley

Long-time Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) Advisor and world-travelled jazz bassist, Matthew Parrish, offers a rare assemblage of musicians from Brazil and the United States in a ‘Jungle Jazz’ showcase like no other. The ‘Brazilian Jazz Show’ happens on April 11th, at 7:30pm at the historic Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street in Yardley.

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Yardley Borough’s 5th Annual Recycling Day Set for Saturday, April 25th

The Yardley Borough Environmental Advisory Commission, with the support of the Yardley Business Association, as well as Yardley Shade Tree Commission celebrate our annual recycling event as well as Arbor Day on Saturday 25 April 2015 from 9am until 1pm in Buttonwood park, adjacent to the Yardley Town Center.

This highly successful event is in the 5th year now, and has been steadily growing to include a shred event, electronics recycling, and this year, we are adding a gently used toy collection to the mix.

We ask all participants enter through the Main Street entrance, between Firehouse Cycles and the Face and Body Spa. Our team of volunteers will direct you to the areas in which we are accepting the items you plan to recycle or shred.

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Spring ‘Sneak Peek’ Open House at Nazareth Academy High School

Nazareth Academy High School’s Spring Sneak Peek on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm will feature a student art show, music recitals, athletic presentations, school tours, admissions information and more.

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Antiques Appraisal Event at the Lower Makefield Township Building

Have you ever wondered if your family heirlooms are really the valuable antiques that you thought they were? You can find out at the Antiques Appraisal Event on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Lower Makefield Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067.

Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Philadelphia (since 1805) will be there to help you discover the true value of your treasured antiques. Appraisers include a Generalist and Specialists in Jewelry, English, Continental, Books, and Fine Arts.

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“Marching Out” French and Indian War Event

Join us as we journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies before we fought to become an independent nation. Visitors are invited to experience a typical day in the life of a soldier stationed at the barracks, and to interact with the people who cooked, slept, drilled, and lived within these walls. Take a tour of the barracks itself, which was built in 1758 for the purpose of housing these British forces.

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