Thursday, May 23, 2013
There's so much to do this weekend!
HATBORO SUMMER FUN FESIVAL AND CARNIVAL Where/When: 6 p.m. nightly through Monday at Miller Meadow Natural Area, Horsham & South York roads, Hatboro. Why go: The Festival includes thrill rides, games, food and live entertainment to benefit the Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro and the revitalization project of Elm Street Hatboro. Cost: $2 VINTAGE BASEBALL GAME RETURNS Where/When: Noon Monday at Pickering Field, N. Chancellor and Jefferson streets in Newtown Borough. Why go: Players from the Newtown Strakes will face theFlemington Neshanock Base Ball Club, a squad that wears uniforms and uses equipment from the 19th Century. The game is sponsored by Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association. Cost: No cost for admission. BRING YOUR OWN …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is hosting a free concert series, which continues this week with three performances.
The Bucks County Community College Department of the Arts is in the midst of a free concert series that culminates Thursday with a performance from a big-band style jazz orchestra. In addition to Thursday's finale, there will be free performances Monday and Wednesday. The Classical Ensembles perform Monday. Classical Ensembles consist of the Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Brendan Hartz, and the Woodwind Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro. The 50-voice Concert Choir performs Wednesday under the direction of Rochelle Reed and faculty member Edward Ferdinand. The group will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C, K.259,” Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst” and a variety of American and English music. The concert …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, which start tonight.
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, culminating in a performance by a big-band style Jazz Orchestra. The concerts, which start this week, are part of the school's Arts at Bucks celebrations. All concerts will be held in Presser Music Room in the Music & Multimedia Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Newtown campus. The festivities kick off tonight, when the Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents a free concert. The concert will feature students performing selections from a repertoire specifically composed for small-group jazz ensembles. The Madrigal Singers take the stage on Wednesday. Under the direction of faculty member Rochelle Reed, this vocal ensemble will entertain …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Arts at Bucks festival at Bucks County Community College opens Wednesday, April 15 and will feature various demonstrations and performances through May 14.
Bucks County Community College’s Arts at Bucks Celebration gets underway this week and will feature free concerts, demonstrations, exhibitions and more in a series of events that are open to the public. Many of the events are free. The month-long celebration begins Wednesday, April 15 and goes through May 14. "The annual Arts at Bucks festival showcases the talent and academic excellence available at the public, two-year school," according to a BCCC press release. Bucks is one of the few community colleges in the nation that is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the press release said. Here's a look at some of the festival …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Give poetry a chance. Celebrate spring by discovering poems you can understand
Are you like millions of Americans who are turned off by poetry? “I don’t understand poems,” you might say. Or, “I like reading novels, but I just don’t ‘get’ poetry.” The month of April—the time of blooming daffodils and songbirds settling down for their next broods—is National Poetry Month, as declared in 2006 by the Academy of National Poets. Here’s a challenge for you. Rummage through your shelves and select a book of poetry, possibly from the days when you were in high school or college. Find a solitary place, perhaps out in the back yard, leaf through the pages, and find one poem you enjoy. Announce to your family or a friend that you’d like to read them this poem in honor of National Poetry Month. Poets are a diverse assortment of …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
In today's news, 20-year-old cancer patient honored at blood drive, rock thrown through Dollar Tree window and more.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The third annual Multi-Generational Art Show's opening reception is Saturday, March 16.
Friday, March 8, 2013
In this week's news: another serious crash on Route 611, an Amtrak train kills a pedestrian, Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday and more.
Check out these local events happening this weekend.
Looking for something to do over the weekend? We have a few local suggestions below. BYE BYE BIRDIE Where/when: Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, March 7-8 at 7 p.m., March 9 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. What: Bensalem High School, under special arrangement with Tams-Whitmark, presents the production of Bye Bye Birdie, a wonderful show that will take you back to the fifties where the town of Sweet Apple Ohio wins the honor of saying good-bye to Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. Cost: $7 per person, $10 for reserved seating. All tickets $5 for Sunday matinee. JUST FOR THE KIDS TELE-A-THON Where/when: Bensalem Township School District, 3000 Donallen Dr., Bensalem, Sunday 1-6:30 p.m…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Bensalem-based cover band will play at Kenny's in Southampton on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Now that its first show is old news, Bensalem's Stealin' the Covers is prepping for its next gig at Kenny's Spirited Eatery in Southampton. The first show, which took place in New Hope during the day, wasn't the typical night-time crowd that some of the members were used to, according to singer Donna Davis. However, she said the show still went really well and was a chance for the band to start and find its live performance groove. "It was the first gig I had in six years," Davis said. "So I kinda had to get the cobwebs out." All of the members have prior experience in bands, according to singer and rhythm guitarist Vic Monaco. For example, John Daly, who plays lead guitar and sings, has toured with Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys and has …