Week of September 18th – September 25th, 2019

A sweet tweet: Silver Lake Nature Center will host a bird walk on Saturday, Sept. 21. SOURCE: METRO IMAGES


Trivia at the Library: Southampton Free Library, at 947 Street Road, Southampton, will host this event at 2 p.m. Try your luck and match wits with friends and neighbors. Register online at southamptonfreelibrary.org. For information, call 215-322-1415.


Back to School Nights: Parents and teachers are encouraged to participate in “Back to School Nights” scheduled by each school in the Bensalem Township School District. Staff members and administrators will discuss academics, explain teacher expectations and student responsibilities, and present an update of school policies and procedures. “Back to School Nights” are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cecelia Snyder, 3330 Hulmeville Road; Monday, Sept. 23, at Belmont Hills, 5000 Neshaminy Blvd.; Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Samuel K. Faust, 2901 Bellview Drive; and Thursday, Sept. 26, at Benjamin Rush, 3400 Hulmeville Road.

Newtown-Yardley Creative Writers Workshop: This group meets every other Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Corner Bakery Cafe, 3 West Road, Newtown. The friendly group features readings and critiques. All types of writing are welcome, including novels and short stories, science fiction/fantasy, poetry and memoirs. For information, contact Gail Cowan at 267-679-6804 or Luckygail57@gmail.com


Reading Series: Bucks County Community College is launching this season’s Wordsmiths Reading Series with award-winning poets Melissa Stein and Hayden Saunier. The reading is free and open to the public, and will take place at 7:30 p.m. in room 142 of Tyler Hall. Bucks County Community College is at 275 Swamp Road in Newtown. For more information, contact Dr. Ethel Rackin at ethel.rackin@bucks.edu or 215-497-8719.


Book Sale: Township Library of Lower Southampton, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, will have a book sale Sept. 21 to 28 during normal library hours. For information, call 215-355-1183.

Cat Adoption: Come meet the furry love of your life at the Cat Tales Adoption Center, at the Warrington Pavilion Shopping Center, 1111 Easton Road, Suite 17 (next door to Animal Lifeline Thrift Store), in Warrington. The shelter facility is open to the general public Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. For information, visit cattalesinc.org

Concert: Glen Shouyuu Swann will perform in the Music at St. Philip’s 2019 season at 7 p.m. in the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, at 10 Chapel Road, New Hope. The concert is entitled “Sunset of Autumn.” The program will include pieces both meditative and musical, from centuries old and new, with an emphasis on the beauty and impermanence crystallized in the season of autumn. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. For information, visit stphilipsnewhope.org

Doo Wop in the Park: Bristol Borough Council is hosting the 14th annual Doo Wop in the Park concert at 5 p.m. at the Mill Street Parking Lot. Performers are The Platters, The Stylistics, The Coasters and others. This event is free. Parking and buses to the venue are available beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Lenox Parking Lot, 1414 Radcliffe St. Blankets and lawn chairs are suggested. For information, call 215-788-1600.

Earthship Tours: Silver Lake Nature Center, at 1306 Bath Road in Bristol, will host Earthship Tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is free. Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures. For information, visit SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177.

Saturday Morning Bird Walks: The Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane in Churchville, hosts this event for amateur ornithologists from 7 to 9 a.m. An experienced bird watcher will tour the grounds with a group. For information, call 215-357-4005 or visit churchvillenaturecenter.org

Saturday Morning Bird Walks: This free event will take place at Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road in Bristol, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Participants should meet outside of the Visitors’ Building near the parking area. For information, call 215-785-1177 or visit SilverLakeNatureCenter.org


Magic: the Gathering: Comic Archive, 319 W. Main St. in Lansdale, hosts this event at 2 p.m. This classic family-friendly card game enhances strategic thinking and skills while teaching good sportsmanship. Admission is free. Open to all ages, but those under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call 215-853-0740.


Code Club: The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe St. in Bristol, is hosting Code Club, a STEM educational series for children in grades 2 through 8. The club will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. weekly. Students in grades 2-4 will meet on Mondays, and grades 5-8 will meet on Tuesdays. Using Prenda software, children will learn how to code in Blocky, JavaScript, HTML/CSS and Python and to build websites, video games, apps and more. Registration is required. Participants are invited to bring their own laptop or Chromebook to each session. A limited number of library Chromebooks will be available to use. For information, visit grundylibrary.org or call 215-788-7891.

Delaware Valley Choral Society: Singers are welcome to join the Delaware Valley Choral Society on Mondays at 7 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Levittown, at 6131 Emilie Road, Levittown. There is no audition or cost to join. For information, call Lois at 215-788-9464 or Teresa at 215-869-8803.


Chair Yoga: This event will be held at Lower Southampton Library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, on Tuesdays at noon. Gentle stretching is involved. For information, visit lowersouthamptonlibrary.org or call 215-355-1183.

Toddler Time Program: This event will be held at Barn Nature Center, 1283 Almshouse Road in Doylestown, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Toddler Time programs are a parent and child experience that includes crafts, songs, music, books, activities and animals to help develop your child’s sense of adventure and imagination as well as appreciation for the world around them. For information, call 570-249-1935.

Weight-Loss Program: The Trevose Behavior Modification Program, a weight-loss program, meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Bucks County Technology Park, 4800 Street Road, in Trevose. For information, call 267-254-4050.

Yardley Makefield Library Book Sale: The Yardley Makefield Library, at 1080 Edgewood Road in Yardley, is hosting a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be adult books and audio books available as well as children’s books, games and puzzles, DVDs, CDs, prints and comic books. For information, visit ymfriends.org


Joe Conklin’s Comedy Night: This event will be held at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road in Bensalem, from 8 to 10 p.m. This weekly show features “the man of a thousand voices” Joe Conklin and three comedians every Wednesday. Attendees must be 21 or older to enter and to gamble. For information, visit parxcasino.com/comedynight ••