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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Fife & Drum Taptoe Concert Series returns to Old Barracks Museum

The Old Barracks Museum, located at 101 Barrack Street in Trenton, NJ, celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series on Friday, July 8th and Friday, July 29th. The gates open at 7:00pm and the music starts at dusk to magically and musically transport you to the 18th century. Reserved seating is available on their balconies or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the performance from the ground.

The Taptoe recreates a summer evening in long-ago Trenton, when the musick and the guard would march through a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. The evening will be illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights.

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American Legion Post 317 Auxiliary hosts flea market

On Saturday, June 4th from 7:00am to 2:00pm, the American Legion Post 317 Auxiliary will host a flea market at its headquarters, located at 215 S. Main Street in Yardley, where you’ll find bargains galore!

While you are looking for that special something, stop by the American Legion table and learn how you can participate or join the Post.

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Eighth Annual Yardley 5K Run/Walk

The Yardley Borough Recreation Board will host the Eighth Annual Yardley 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 5th, 8:30am at Buttonwood Park in the borough.

Run though beautiful historic Yardley and along the Delaware River and Canal towpath. The race will be chip-timed by SpectaSport’s “Contemporary Timing for a Connected World,” featuring results kiosks and online results that are updated while the race is in progress.

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Interfaith Food Alliance hosting Healthy Eating Expo

The Interfaith Food Alliance (IFA) is hosting a free, interactive presentation on healthy eating, Saturday, June 11th, from 10:00 to 11:30am, at the Morrisville United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 501 W. Maple Avenue, in Morrisville. All members of the Lower Bucks community are welcome to attend.

Vicki Sarnoff, Nutrition Educator, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, will speak on healthy eating, with plenty of time for Q&A. Participants will have a chance to sample foods and recipes will be shared. Additional displays will highlight healthy eating information.

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Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market opens for 10th season

Come join Lower Makefield Township (LMT) Farmers Market for the opening day of their 10th season, beginning Thursday, May 26th, 3:30 to 6:30pm. They are located at the Veterans Park at the corner of Heacock and Edgewood Roads.

To start the season they will have the following available: produce, meat and chicken, eggs, baked goods, fermented foods, jams, mushrooms, dog treats, soaps, food trucks, plants, knife sharpening, plants and olive oils. They will be continuously working to add new vendors to their roster.

LMT Supervisors will be joining them for a “Meet and Greet” on opening day. For the first 100 families at the market on opening day, each family will have a chance to draw market bucks to be spent at the market. Prizes range from $1 to $10 and one grand prize of $20.

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The Yardley Farmers’ Market returns to Buttonwood Park

The Yardley Farmers’ Market is returning to Buttonwood Park.

“We are so excited to return to Buttonwood, and are proud to continue offering the finest produce, meats and other locally grown and sourced products to our community,” boasts Market Managers, Tammy Marshall and Sue Schneck.

The Market reopens on Saturday, May 7th and operates through October 1st, rain or shine.  Market hours are from 9:00am to 1:00pm each Saturday.

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ColorFun 5K Run/Walk set for May 22nd

by Rachel M. Romano

Take 1,000 pounds of colored cornstarch, 125 volunteers and 1,500 runners/walkers. Add crazy costumes, music, vendors and food. Mix it all together with smiles, and you have the recipe for the Second Annual ColorFun 5K Run/Walk set for Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00am at Williamson Park in Morrisville.

The event, organized by Morrisville’s Oakville Girl Scout Unit, is the group’s largest fundraiser for the Girl Scout Global Travel Program, which is sending 70 Girl Scouts and family members on a 15-day service learning trip to Europe this summer.

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