Friends of the Delaware Canal to hold “A Night in Rio”

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for “A Night in Rio” on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Audubon Barn, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA.  The evening will feature casino games, a barbeque dinner, and dancing for the benefit of the Friends’ efforts to improve the Canal and its surroundings.

Partying at “A Night in Rio” will take on many guises.  Play blackjack, spin the roulette wheel, see a tango demonstration by the ever-graceful Benita Ryan, roll the dice, bite into the barbeque dinner provided by Fabulous Feasts, and enjoy music spun by a Bob Egan Productions DJ.

Admission is $75 per person.  The price includes $25 worth of “chips,” dinner, and one drink.  To make reservations, call 215-862-2021 or e-mail friends@fodc.org.  

For more information about “A Night in Rio” and other Friends of the Delaware Canal activities, visit www.fodc.org.   

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Cabin fever cured!

The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) announced that it has a cure for even the most stubborn case of “cabin fever.” This exciting end-of-winter, celebration-of-spring annual event is called Cabin Fever Fest. The event will be held at the New Hope Winery, the co-host, and is sure to help melt away your winter blahs with fine wine and good company.

The well-known and very popular Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band TUSK will be providing the entertainment for an evening of fun and music. Cabin Fever Fest is an important annual fundraiser that benefits the environmental education programs offered at Bucks County Audubon Society in New Hope.

This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. A meet-and-greet reception with the band will start at 7:00pm and the concert begins at 8:00pm. There will also be time at the end of the performance to visit with TUSK band members for autograph signing and purchase CD’s and other memorabilia of the evening.

The New Hope Winery has generously agreed to share the proceeds of the evening event with BCAS as part of its “Friend Raising” mission.

Cabin Fever Fest at the New Hope Winery is easy to get to (on Route 202 just outside New Hope). The venue seats up to 250 people, has a full kitchen and beverage bars, and ample free parking. The winery, based in a vintage Bucks County barn, offers a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Everyone is invited, including all current and new BCAS Members and their guests, to sit back and enjoy the evening festivities.

Tickets will be sold at four levels – VIP seating plus reception, VIP performance only, regular seating plus reception and performance only. These levels will allow guests to determine the level at which they would like to participate and will maximize their donation. A raffle will also be held to help raise much needed funds for discovery elements at the BCAS Visitor Center.

Tickets are $55 for general admission and $65 for VIP seating, and are available at the door or by calling BCAS at 215-297-5880.

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