Arrrrrgh! You heard that right! On November 8th, 3:00pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main St., Yardley, the Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) brings you David Engel’s ‘Pirate School!’ Touring theaters and family festivals nationwide, Pirate School! delights its audience with eye-popping puppetry, slapstick antics, adept magic tricks, cartoon-like sound effects, eccentric props, and active, full-audience participation.
If you’re interested in information about the Glycemic Index (GI), attend a free nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Food Market. On Thursday, October 9th, 10:00am at the Yardley store, Jill Kwasny, Registered Dietitian, will present “Carbohydrates, Sugars and the Glycemic Index” with McCaffrey’s Executive Chef, Erik Blackshire. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the GI, looking at the impact of foods on our actual blood sugar, as well as observe a cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious tasting.
The New Jersey State Museum is currently showing “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon.
Visit the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, on Saturday, October 11th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, for “Keeping Current: Electricity and Other Marvels in 18th Century Science.” Come learn how to fly a model of the 18th century Montgolfier hot air balloon, watch recreations of Henry Cavendish and Joseph Priestley’s early gas experiments, and partake in early field surveying and field engineering!
The Friends of the Delaware Canal have embarked on their 27th Annual Canal Walk, which began October 4th. The guided walking tour started at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area/Fishladder in Easton. On the four upcoming Saturdays, a different section of the Canal will be explored, ending at Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough on November 1st.
The Delaware Canal is always an adventure, but this year will be exceptional as the walkers learn about the means and methods that ensure that the water from the Lehigh River in Easton makes its way south to New Hope and beyond.
The Charles Boehm Craft Show is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, November 1st from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Charles Boehm Middle School on Big Oak Road in Yardley. It is a tradition in the Pennsbury community where over 100 local artisans showcase their handmade crafts. What makes this show so special is that it is run by parent volunteers and is supported by students and their families dedicated to make the show a success for the school and the crafters.
On October 11th, the Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) brings Philadelphia-based rock trio ‘Mo Lowda and The Humble’ to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30. This young-but-talented-beyond-their-years group has a huge local following, so get your tickets early. And, all ages are welcome as their sound and energy is universal in its appeal.
Ye Olde Yardley Florist is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Joining in the celebration will be local dignitaries, including Mayor Chris Harding, Rep. Steve Santarsiero, Councilman Jef Buehler, Yardley Business Association members and local small business representatives, and friends, customers and neighbors that have helped the flower and gift shop reach this historic milestone.
The Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) Autumn Fest at Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, will be held on Saturday, September 27th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, rain or shine. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to local charities. MWA continues their tradition of bringing the community together for a day of shopping, family fun, and charity at their annual fall festival and fundraiser.
Nazareth Academy High School is an all-girls school, nestled on a beautiful campus in Northeast Philadelphia and boasts 86 years of academic excellence with more than 7,000 graduates spanning the globe. The Class of 2014 had 100% of graduates matriculating to higher education and 100% of graduates securing scholarships and grants.