Each year, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has their annual essay contest for grades 5-8. The Towamencin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the essay contest for any student in grades 5-8.
The 2016 – 2017 essay contest topic is “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”. The National Park Service was established by Congress in 1916 and manages approximately 84.4 million acres of national parks.
This year students will pretend they are writing a journal while visiting one of the 58 national parks. Identify its location. Discuss why and when it was established as a national park. What makes this park one of our national treasures?
The deadline for receipt of completed essays is November 11, 2016. Essays should be e-mailed to [email protected].
The Towamencin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is looking forward to the opportunity to read student’s essays and hope it leads to another student representing the area at the National level and a potential National winner in July 2017. Please contact Sandy Valenti for essay contest guidelines and/or any questions regarding the contest at [email protected].
Join the Quakertown Community Outreach for Purses for Purpose – Designer Handbag Bingo. All proceeds benefit Quakertown Community Outreach (QCO). QCO provides a network of resources, services, and support for the homeless and at-risk in the Quakertown Community.
Tickets are a $25.00 donation in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets include 15 games. Additional games will be sold at the door for $5.00 each. There will also be door prizes, and special games available for purchase as well as raffle tickets for purchase and refreshments.
Doors open at 11:30 am and the games begin at 1:00 pm.
We will also be collecting non-perishable or canned food items.
Visit www.quakertowncommunityoutreach.org too download a flyer or for tickets.
One Liberty Observation Deck offers tours Mon-Fri at 11a.m. and 3p.m. and Sat. and Sun. At 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Free with admission. These 30-60 minute tours give visitors an overview of the iconic sights they are seeing from 57 floors above and expand on the music, sports and culture that make up the City of Brotherly Love.
*Tour times are subject to change. Please refer to the website www.phillyfromthetop.com for the most current and up to date information.
One Liberty Observation Deck is open daily morning, noon and night. Visit www.phillyfromthetop.com for more details.
Guided tours at 10 am and 1 pm; reservations required. National Historic Landmark home of Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second United States Bank.
Auditions Teen Youth Company ages 13-18
Acting Naturally will hold open auditions for their Teen Youth Company. Actors must be 13 prior to September 1, 2014 to qualify. Actors will perform in One Act Halloween Plays, songs & dances for their Halloween Extravaganza in October & a Holiday Musical in December. Actors will rehearse in January for a spring show to be performed in NYC.
Actors chosen for the Teen Company will Rehearse Saturday’s beginning in September through May in Morrisville, Pa. The participation fee is $350.00 September – December and $350.00 January 2015 – May 2015. Actors auditioning must have experience. They are taught advanced acting, singing and dancing techniques each week in a professional atmosphere inspiring actors who wish to pursue their dreams of performing. Actors offered positions are required to commit exclusively to the company for a nine month period with exceptions of their own school’s play. Actors interested in auditioning should email [email protected] or 267-798-9165 for an audition time; Actors should bring headshots and resumes and prepare a Musical theatre song and a one minute monologue.
Auditions are scheduled for August 23rd. Please visit www.ActingNaturally.com or call 267-798-9165 for additional information.
PumpkinFest at Shady Brook Farm is open daily from Saturday, October 8-October 31. Activities available include: wagon rides to the pumpkin patch (pumpkins sold by the pound), giant jumping pillows, Peanuts-themed corn maze, hay maze, Bears Playground, SBF 500 tryke track, Spider Web Climb, and you can also play a fun game of Bingo and win prizes! For more information, visit shadybrookfarm.com
Celebrate the end of your workday Monday – Friday with $1 off all drinks and 1/2 priced appetizers 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Every Monday at The Yardley Inn, bottles of wine are 1/2 price, plus we’re offering a
surf and turf special. It’s a 5 oz. lobster tail with a 5 oz. center cut filet mignon for $29.