Bucks County Performing Arts Centre (BCPAC) brings Momenta Quartet to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, on May 16th, at 7:30pm. The Momenta Quartet is celebrated for its innovative programming, juxtaposing contemporary works with great music from the past.
New Jersey State Science Festival at the New Jersey State Museum will feature an array of fun, engaging, hands-on science exhibits and performances on Saturday, May 9th from 9:00am until 4:00pm. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Museum’s biggest event of the year. Participate in a robotics workshop, learn the “bear” facts about black bears, be amazed by the life-sized puppets from Field Station Dinosaur, watch a Ford Fusion that can drive itself, and more.
Over 30 exhibitors will be on hand, including Liberty Science Center, Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, Johnsonville Centrifuge & Science Museum, NSS Philadelphia Area Space Alliance, Audubon Society and Princeton Graduate Women in Science & Engineering. There will be free performances in the auditorium, a live animal petting area, $5 Planetarium shows all day, and several food vendors. For more information visit www.statemuseum.nj.gov or call 609-292–6464. The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 W. State Street in Trenton, NJ.
To commemorate the victory of World War II 70 years ago, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Robert Child will host a presentation and panel discussion with three local WWII Veterans on Sunday, May 3rd, 3:00pm, at Masonic Lodge, Edgewood and Heacock, Lower Makefield.
The community is invited to listen to Rob share stories, video clips, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming his three award-winning WWII documentaries. Each one features little-known stories of heroism from the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Terhune Orchards invites you to enjoy a weekend of family fun at their annual Kite Day weekend from 10:00am to 5:00pm on May 2nd and 3rd. Kite Day is a perfect time to explore the farm and celebrate spring. Children of all ages and adults can join in the fun and fly kites that sail over their pasture.
Bring your favorite kite or buy one at the farm. You can make build-your-own kites that are guaranteed to fly, and have fun decorating them. Old-fashioned children’s games will be set up in the barnyard. Children can also visit with a variety of animals.
Admission is $5 per person; children under three are free. The Farm Store and winery and tasting room are open with no admission fee. The farm is located at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville, NJ. Call 609-924-2310, visit their website at www.terhuneorchards.com, follow them on Twitter @terhuneorchards, or like them on Facebook.com/TerhuneOrchards for more information.
Makefield Highlands Spirit Golf Academy will hold a Ping Demo Day, Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00am-2:00pm and a Taylor Made/Adams Demo Day, Saturday, May 16th from 10:00am-2:00pm.
The club offers demonstration days throughout the year for the general public to see and try different brands of clubs. To schedule a personal club fitting on these or other days, contact Ed Gibson at 215-321-7000 x102 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makefield Highlands is redefining public golf! They also offer a variety of programs to make the transition from practice tee to playing – easy, fun and affordable.
Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, completes its 15th anniversary year with its spring performances of “Roses and Thorns: A Love Story.”
As our world hurtles through anxious times, the singers of Cantus Novus will celebrate love in all its joyous complexity. The concerts feature works of Mozart, Halley, Mealor, Victoria, Lauridsen, Casals, Whitacre, Forrest, Clausen and others.
Lauded by composers for “sensitivity and elegance” in performance, Cantus Novus’ recent holiday concerts were virtually sold out, so be sure to get tickets in advance.
Yardley’s Eighth Annual Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, May 9th, from 1:00 to 5:00pm. It’s a rain or shine event and will be held under a huge tent on South Delaware Avenue in Yardley. More than 50 breweries with over 100 beers are participating. Gretz Distributors and McCaffrey’s Food Markets are supporters of this year’s fest, which is sponsored by the Yardley Business Association. Food will also be available for purchase. A DJ will keep the crowd hoppin’!
The Crossings Animal Sanctuary will host the Fifth Annual 2015 Tail-Waggers Strut on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, to raise funds to build the first no-kill dog and cat sanctuary for Bucks County. Bring your dog and enjoy a scenic walk through the Shady Brook Farm fields together.
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.
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.