Electronic waste recycling taking place in Lower Makefield

Your local Environmental Advisory Councils are sponsoring an Electronic Waste Recycling event to be held Saturday, October 8th from 9:00am to noon at Lower Makefield Corporate Center, located at 790 Township Line Road in Lower Makefield.

New for 2016, televisions and monitors will have a $25 charge per item to recycle. Cash only will be accepted. Flat screen TVs and monitors, as well as all other items will be free.

The most common electronic items accepted include computer monitors, PC systems, stereos, cell phones, televisions, laptops, printers, fax machines, copiers, cameras and LCD/LED/Plasma TVs. Items not accepted include household batteries, any kind of light bulbs, smoke detectors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and appliances.

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Enjoy Oktoberfest at American Legion Post 317

Oktoberfest is an annual event at the American Legion Post 317, located at 215 South Main Street in Yardley. This year the fun happens on Saturday, October 1st from noon until 5:00pm.

Enjoy authentic German meals, such as bratwurst, warm German potato salad, and rye bread, all for a $7 donation. There will also be hot dogs, soda, and pretzels for those more accustomed to American fare. For an additional donation, take a seat in one of the tents and enjoy your meal with a glass of real German beer. You may even hear some German spoken as the happy diners have their repast.

This affair is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit Veterans. For more information, call 215-493-4388 or e-mail Post_american_legion@comcast.net.

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Martha Washington Garden Club – Going strong after 82 years

If you have an interest in gardening or floral design, you will find something of interest at the Martha Washington Garden Club (MWGC). The club was originally founded in 1935.

Membership is not required to attend any function, and newcomers are always welcome. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of most months from September to May at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall at the corner of Heacock and Edgewood Roads in Yardley at 12:30pm.

Their schedule for the 2016-2017 year is as follows:

  • September 28th – Colorful Blooms…A Gardener’s Workshop, presented by Pat Mutek, a MWGC member and a floral designer.Learn two techniques for basic flower arranging. Take home two beautiful compositions. All material will be supplied by the garden club.

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Old Barracks transforms into tavern for evening of festivities

Leave your 21st century troubles behind and spend an evening in a colonial tavern at the Old Barracks Museum’s Tavern Night Fundraiser on the evening of Friday, September 16th, from 7:00 to 10:00pm, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Live music, food, and drink, set the scene of an evening in 18th century Trenton, when King George II still ruled and the tavern was the center of town.

The Old Barracks Museum will transform into a colonial tavern filled with music, drinks, and candlelight. Musicians will perform popular songs from the 18th century, and Dance Master Sue Dupre will provide dance instruction for those who wish to dance but do not yet know the steps.

Period dress is neither required nor discouraged, and you will find many people from the past and present mingling together. Hors d’oeuvres and an open bar of beer and wine will be provided throughout the evening.

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Teal Tea Foundation holding Fun Day Walk/Run

The Teal Tea Foundation will hold a “Color Me Teal Family Fun Day Walk/Run” on Sunday, September 18th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at the Pennington-Ewing Athletic Center, 1440 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ.

Event happenings will include a bouncy house, face painting, Zumba and more. The proceeds for this event will go to ovarian cancer research.

Come out and enjoy a day with family and friends. Register online at www.colormeteal.eventbrite.com. Rain date is Sunday, September 25th.

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AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism is Sept. 10th

Challenge yourself to ride in The AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism! This event supports The Comprehensive Learning Center, a private school for children with autism located in Southampton, opened by The AJ Foundation.

The event offers a 12-Mile Family Ride, a 30K Ride, a 50K Ride and a 100K Ride all through the beautiful rolling hills of Bucks County. Start and finish lines will be at the Lower Makefield Township Park in Yardley. The cost is $45 per person for each ride or $100 for up to five family members for the 12-Mile Family Ride. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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ActorsNET plans ambitious 21st season –A western, comedies, dramas & musical

ActorsNET in Morrisville has announced its 21st season. From September 16th – October 2nd, Jethro Compton’s adaptation of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” gallops onstage. Then Thornton Wilder’s American classic, “Our Town” unfolds October 21st – November 6th.

From December 2nd – 18th, Kaufman and Hart’s uproarious comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” romps onstage. In the New Year, “Sherlock Homes,” co-written by Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette, runs January 20th – February 5th, and pits Holmes and Watson against the villainous Moriarty.

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Yardley-Makefield Library holding Book Sale

The Yardley-Makefield Library, located at 1080 Edgewood Road in Yardley, will hold a Book Sale on Friday, August 12th (10:00am-5:00pm), Saturday, August 13th (9:00am-4:00pm), and Monday/Tuesday, August 15th and 16th (10:00am-8:00pm).

Available will be adult and children’s books, games, and puzzles priced from 50 cents to $3; audio books, video games, and DVDs priced at $3; music CDs, prints, and comic books priced at $1.

There will also be a selection of higher priced items. Prices will be reduced further on August 15th and 16th.

For more details visit www.ymfriends.org, e-mail yardleyfriends@yahoo.com, or call 215-493-9020.

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Drug Awareness March is August 6th

Come to Morrisville on Saturday, August 6th, for a Drug Awareness March through town. The march will begin on Trenton Avenue, in the parking lot closest to Planet Fitness at 10:00am and end at Williamson Park around 11:00am, where there will be several tables with information. After the march there will be two speakers at the park, followed by a prayer circle at the stage.

For more info join the Facebook page “Morrisville United,” or contact Hal Wilcox at 215-526-8197, e-mail CoachHal@msn.com. Buses will ferry people to the beginning of the march – feel free to park your car at Williamson Park. Bussing will begin at 8:30am.

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Sousa marches into Yardley July 4th

The marches of John Philip Sousa are coming back to Yardley for the 19th annual concert at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street in Yardley. The performance by the legendary Blawenburg Band will feature Sousa’s marches, along with various wartime ballads and other patriotic songs. Some 55 musicians will fill the stage for the concert which begins at 4:00pm.

The band is led by Dr. Jerry Rife, chairman of the Rider College music department. His spirited direction and his anecdotal interjections have long amused and entertained his audiences. The band has been featured on PBS with a special, “If You Knew Sousa,” who is well-known as “The March King.”

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