Jimmy Jorge & The Latin Express bring Latin Flair to Yardley

On January 23, 2016, 7:30pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main St., Yardley, PA 19067, prepare to be swept away by the hot Latin rhythms of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’.  If you would like to learn a new dance, come with your dancing shoes and be prepared to have a great time! There will be 4 dancers that will be teaching Latin dances and also performing during the concert.

A Chicago native, Jimmy Jorge was a youngster when he moved to Philadelphia, where he still resides. By the time high school ended, his musical abilities included playing violin, Caribbean steel drums, trumpet, and conga. Expounding on his growing salsa music skills, Jimmy also learned to play bongo, timbal, and tambora. He would eventually play with various salsa groups and is now the proud leader and musical director of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’, which started as a six-piece latin jazz band in 1995. They have since evolved into a twelve-piece salsa band.

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Battles of Trenton re-enacted this month

On Sunday, December 27th, be immersed in history as you are surrounded by re-enactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the destiny of the Revolutionary War and our nation, at The Old Barracks Museum at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ.

Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles. Come back to interact with the soldiers, and take tours of the oldest free-standing military barracks in North America. The first battle begins at 11:30am at the Trenton Battle Monument and takes place on Warren Street. The second battle begins at 3:00pm and takes place in Mill Hill Park on the Assunpink Creek.

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Volunteer to help the homeless

Would you like to learn more about Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need, the issues of homelessness, and how you can make a difference in Bucks County?

Volunteers are the backbone of their organization, and without their help someone in your community might not have a warm meal, or a ride to a doctor or work, or sleep without fear of hypothermia, and hope that someone cares enough to give them a helping hand.

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Pennsbury Community Chorus sings songs of the season Dec. 12th

Special to the Times Publishing Newspapers

The Pennsbury Community Chorus (PCC) goes “Home for the Holidays” this year, where its 55 singers will offer seasonal hits known to American audiences for decades, as it presents its 16th annual year-end concert on Saturday, December 12th, at Pennsbury High School’s West campus, 608 S. Olds Boulevard, Fairless Hills.

The concert, starting at 3:00pm, features songs like “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “The Little Drummer Boy” and “The Christmas Song,” among others, all performed in four-part harmony by the chorus. Concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors over 65 and $5 for students with ID.

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Christmas Toy Give Away coming this month

Single Parent Fellowship, a non-profit community organization, will be sponsoring their annual Free Toy Give Away at First Baptist Church, 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, from 5:00 to 8:00pm, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15th and 16th, for anyone that lives OUTSIDE the 19067 zip code;
  • Thursday, December 17th, for anyone that lives inside the 19067 zip code.

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BCPAC’s merry holiday kick-off is December 5th

Having played to a packed holiday kick-off house at Yardley Community Centre two seasons ago, ‘Mainstreet Brass’ returns to the Centre on Saturday, December 5th thanks to Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC).

Formed in 1986, this trumpet, trombone, tuba, and French horn collective (with added percussion) is inspired by a musical camaraderie, a passion for brass quintet music and performance, and a goal to present interesting and entertaining music to audiences of all ages.

Their performance for BCPAC will include music to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

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Celebrate ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Yardley’

The Old Library by Lake Afton will be dressed for the holidays as the Yardley Historical Association celebrates “An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Yardley” with two events, a Community Open House on Saturday, December 5th, from 2:00 to 5:00pm, and a Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 6th, at 5:30pm.

As the crowds flock to Main Street for Yardley’s annual parade on December 5th, visitors will be welcomed to an Open House at the Old Library to enjoy a layout of working model trains that will remind visitors of the railroad’s role in Yardley’s history. Homemade cookies and mulled cider will be served, and “Yardley presents” will be ready for purchase.

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Upcoming nutrition events at Jill Kwasny

If you’re interested in learning more about The Mediterranean Diet, plan on attending the free nutrition programs at McCaffrey’s Food Markets.

On Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm, in the Newtown Bistro and Thursday, December 10th at 10:00am, in the Yardley Bistro, Jill Kwasny, McCaffrey’s Registered Dietitian, will present “The Mediterranean Diet: Myths, Facts and Health Benefits.”

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Cantus Novus presents ‘A Perfect Light’ for the holidays

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Yardley, will present a program of light and life the first weekend in December.

They will explore “light and gold” in Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque,” Guy Forbe’s prayerful setting of “O Nata Lux (O light born of light)” and the “Star of Wonder” as expressed in two engaging arrangements of “We Three Kings.” The full chorus will be joined by brass, organ and timpani for John Rutter’s opus, “Gloria.

Join Cantus Novus for carols and seasonal music to rekindle a light that all yearn for during the darkest month of the year.

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Artisanal Crafts at the Sixth Annual Artists of Yardley Fine Craft Show

Twenty local artists bring their work to the Artists of Yardley Fine Craft Show, Saturday, November 21st, 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, November 22nd, 10:00am to 4:00pm at AOY Art Center, located on the historic Patterson Farm, 949 Mirror Lake Road in Yardley.

The highly anticipated sixth annual event allows the shopper to interact with the artist while choosing from a variety of exceptional fine crafts. The show will feature new artists as well as returning favorites.

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