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Bucks County SPCA Foster Training

The Bucks County SPCA wants your help! Volunteers are needed to foster animals in their transition from homelessness to adoption. Foster experiences are especially important for kittens to help them get a good start during the early weeks of life, a period when being with people is so important to their development. There are also fostering opportunities for other shelter animals. The commitment can be a few weeks or longer, depending on the needs of the animal and your availability. The SPCA will provide everything the foster animal will need — you add the love. Training for new foster volunteers will be held on Monday, September 9, at 6 PM at the Lahaska facility. Registration in advance is required. For more information, please email “volunteering@bcspca.org" or visit the shelter’s website, BCSPCA.ORG.


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Save the Dates for ChamberFest 2019!

September 13th + 14th

2 very special days in 2 extraordinary locations with 3 incredible musical experiences.

This year, ChamberFest will feature the works of the Spanish and Latin American Baroque. Soprano Nell Snaidas, praised by the New York Times for her “vocally ravishing” performances, curates this program which will take us from the Spanish Baroque to the music of Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico in the New World.  

Joining Nell will be Daniel Swenberg on lute and theorbo, Rex Benincasa with all things percussive, Francisco Fullana and Siwoo Kim on violin, and Michelle Djokic playing cello-continuo.

Our first offering is a free open rehearsal in the charming Free Library of New Hope on Friday, September 13 at 10:30 AM. That same evening we will present a “Musical Offering” of baroque works to be discovered by you like a box of truffles in the magical setting of The Chapel at Kings Oaks at 6:00 PM. On the evening of Saturday, September 14 at 7:00 PM in the Barn at Glen Oaks Farm where the music will be ringing from the rafters will be the main offering of our Fandango!

We hope you will join us for this very special event. Tickets are now on sale at our website: concordiaplayers.org

 RESERVE TICKETS

 


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SEPTEMBER 2019 PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY THE WILLIAMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The 2019/20 season opens with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in National Theatre Live’s Antony and Cleopatra (Sept. 8); jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn (Sept. 13); Japan’s Reigakusha orchestra (Sept. 19); and top-notch Elizabethan hilarity with The Improvised Shakespeare Company (Sept. 25)

TICKETS AND OTHER INFORMATION

The Williams Center for the Arts Performance Series offers subscription packages and discounts. Series subscribers receive 20% discount off single ticket prices, and 10% discount on additional single tickets purchased throughout the season; Choose-Your-Own subscriptions offer 10% discount for packages of 4 events; and 15% discount for packages of 5 or more events. Groups of 15 or more receive a 15% discount. Subscription and single ticket orders may be placed online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu; mailed; faxed to 610-330-5642; or placed by phone by calling 610-330-5009. For more information, call the Williams Center for the Arts at 610-330-5009, email a brochure request to williamscenter@lafayette.edu or visit the website at williamscenter.lafayette.edu. The Williams Center is located at 317 Hamilton Street in Easton, Pa., on the campus of Lafayette College. Ample free garage and street parking is available.


An Arts Festival inspiring creativity along the beautiful Delaware and Leigh Valley Rivers.

September 21st and 22nd, 2019 in Scott Park and Riverside Park, Easton PA


College Hill PorchFest Seeks Musicians

The 2nd Annual College Hill PorchFest in Easton, PA, is seeking musicians to perform at this year's event on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29. Sign up on www.collegehillporchfest.org by Thursday, Aug. 15 to play a 45-minute set on one of porches located throughout beautiful College Hill. Solo musicians and combos of all styles welcome.

http://www.collegehillporchfest.org



Barn Cats for Hire!


NorCo Parks & Recreation Free August Day Camps: Eco-Warriors!

Dig into the fields, forest, waterways and ponds of Northampton County to uncover the living things that inhabit our corner of the Earth. Learn about larger-than-life environmentalists who affected who we are today.

Discover how you can make simple changes to make a difference. Local ecowarriors teach us what people can do to make our lives and all of nature better.

These day camps are free of charge; however, registration is required. To register, visit www.wildlandspa.org or contact 610/965-4397, Ext. 131 or dbauer@wildlandspa.org. All three day camps run from 9am-4pm and are underwritten by Northampton County:

  • August 12, Wayne Grube Park, Pavilion 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Northampton.

  • August 19, Louise Moore Park, Pavilion 2, 151 Country Club Road, Easton.

  • August 26, Bear Swamp Park & Archery Complex, Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor.




Help Bucks Audubon Capture the Sun

New Hope, PA – Bucks County Audubon Society (Bucks Audubon) is committed to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities. Clean sources of energy, with lower environmental impact than conventional energy technology and that will not run out, save dollars now and long into our children’s future. Every day we realize the impact of our changing climate. The news carries stories of wildfires, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, droughts, and tornadoes. Political and economic crises have debates about energy imports and energy investment costs at their core. The nature and wildlife that has provided humans with all that is needed to survive has been threatened. 50 years ago, a group of citizens came together to address concerns about our environment. That coming together resulted in the birth of Bucks Audubon. 50 years later, Bucks Audubon is again demonstrating its leadership with the installation of a solar array on the organization’s education center that will harness the energy from the sun and convert it to electricity, covering 100% of the organization’s energy needs. Paired with other energy efficiencies, Bucks Audubon anticipates a savings of $10,000 per year on utilities.

Why now? Demand for renewable energy has never been higher. Bucks Audubon is echoing and embracing the Ready for 100 pledge, celebrating this 50th anniversary by leading the effort to bring renewable energy to Bucks County. Today is the day to commit to the future. Based on feasibility studies and research, we estimate that the total cost of this project will be $100,000. Please, join Bucks Audubon in this commitment to a healthier environment, now and for future generations, rooted in renewable energy. Celebrate 50 years of environmental leadership. Your financial contribution today gets all of us closer to 100% clean, renewable, and just energy for all communities.

Please, make a gift today and Capture the Sun! Ready for 100% clean, renewable, and just energy? Please, make your gift today by making checks payable to: Bucks County Audubon Society (“Capture the Sun” on the memo line) 2877 Creamery Road New Hope, PA 18938, or by giving online at www.bcas.org/capture-thesun-50th-anniversary-capital-campaign/


Hunterdon County Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club

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Whether basking in the sun at the beach or just relaxing in the cool shade of a backyard tree while sipping an icy lemonade, summer activities go perfectly with a good book. Pack some great reads when you go on vacation, or to the pool, or on picnics... Put aside your cell phone and escape into another world.

Hunterdon County Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club reminds us to take some time this summer, away from chores and electronics, and recall how much fun it is to read. You may participate in the club totally online, without even setting foot in the library. (Although, what better place to discover new titles to read for free!) Read what you want, whenever you want, and how often you want. Tell us whenever you finish a book. Write an optional review for the blog. Discover new book ideas from fellow club members. Win gift cards to local ice cream shops or cafés. Come to an End-of-Summer Celebration.

It’s all possible with a quick registration in the club from its webpage, www.hclibrary.us/asrc.htm. For more information, click on the “ABOUT THE CLUB” link from that same webpage. This program is fully funded by the Friends of the Hunterdon County Library.


NJ Audubon: Freezing the Moment: An Exhibition of Shannon Merolla’s photographs at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Elkin, North Carolina, wildlife photographer Shannon Merolla nurtured a love of the outdoors and nature from a very young age. What started out a few years ago as backyard birding has grown into a daily routine of locating unique wildlife and getting ‘The shot’. Shannon spends her days exploring wildlife refuges, sanctuaries, or anywhere birds and other wildlife are to be found.   Her camera captures the moment when both she and wildlife discover each other.

Shannon, who can recall the location and time of nearly every photo she has taken, says: “It’s the thrill of quietly walking in nature and discovering a bird in its natural habitat, and freezing that moment forever in time.” Shannon, a Long Valley resident, adds: “It’s not just about capturing the beauty of these amazing animals, but also raising public awareness of how precious our wildlife truly is -- they need our protection and respect.”

Shannon’s thrilling photographs will be exhibited at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery (at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville) between August 30 and November 25, 2019.  You can find more of her work on Instagram @shannonbirder.

When
Friday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, November 25, 2019

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Closed: Mondays

Where
The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost
Free


New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary provides educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. To find out more information on the diverse offerings visit www.njaudubon.org , E-mail: shws@njaudubon.org  or call (908)396-6386. ###


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D&R Greenway Land Trust: Four Award-Winning Artists Raise Awareness about Habitat Protection

From Pollinator to Piscine, D&R Greenway Preserves Habitats for Nature’s Creatures

Creature Comforts: Habitat Immersions, an exhibition that celebrates wildlife in their aquatic, forest, desert, ocean and meadow habitats, is on view through September 20 at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton.  Kick off the fall season with an artist’s reception held on Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and meet the award-winning artists—Patrick Bernuth, Annelies van Dommelen, Judith Hummer and Minako Ota—and learn what inspires them. Join in the celebration of nature’s creatures from piscine to pollinator. Please RSVP for the reception at rsvp@drgreenway.org.

To view the art, call 609 924-4646, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. for availability of gallery hours. www.drgreenway.org.

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Princeton Folk Music Society 2019 – 2020 Concert Series

Christ Congregation Church | 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton

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An incredible line-up of talented acoustic music artists have been confirmed for our 2019-2020 concert series. Concerts are usually on the third Friday of the month at Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ.

Admission at the door: $25, $20 members, $10 students under 22, $5 children.

Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Ample free parking. For more information, visit www.princetonfolk.org.

9/20/19: Skye Trio – Lyn Hardy, Abby Newton, Selma Kaplan perform baroque, Scottish, and Appalachian folk music on cello, piano and guitar.

10/11/19: Beppe Gambetta  Italian and American guitar roots music master.

11/15/19: Archie Fisher – Legendary Scottish troubadour.

12/13/19: Tony Trishka – Glory Shone Around – A special banjo-driven celebration of the season – Special price tickets to be sold in advance on-line for this show.

1/17/20: Anne Hills – One of the very best singers, songwriters, song-finders ever.

2/21/20: Rod MacDonald – Contemporary singer/songwriter and a major figure in the 1980’s Greenwich Village folk revival.

3/20/20: Joe Jencks – Traditional American folk music with an Irish accent.

4/17/20: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen  Original and traditional Anglo-Scottish songs.

5/15/20: Castlebay – New England and Celtic traditions in songs with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle.


Lambertville seeks homes for AUTUMN house tours!

The Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour is an event anticipated and enjoyed by nearly a thousand attendees.  If you would like to recommend a home for the 2019 Tour (including your own) please leave a message at 609-397-0770 or info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. If you prefer, you can mail a suggestion to: LHS, P.O. Box 2, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, October 20.  Its success depends on the efforts of its many volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the tour please contact LHS by one of the means above.

In addition, homeowners who participate in the Lambertville Historical Society’s Autumn House Tour will receive a lovely gift.

The Historical Society is headquartered in and maintains the James Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street that is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - admission is free.  A guided walking tour of Lambertville is available on the first Sunday of the month through October leaving the Marshall House at 2:00 pm – free but donations are appreciated.

The Lambertville Historical Society promotes, inspires and encourages the preservation and appreciation of Lambertville’s architecture and history through education, community involvement, and preserving and maintaining the James Marshall Museum.  Please call (609) 397-0770 or visit www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org for more information.


Making Room for More

 Just days after taking in 140+ cats from a hoarding situation in Doylestown, the Bucks County SPCA cruelty investigation team removed 22 small dogs from the home of a Bucks County breeder on Monday (May 13). The animals were being kept in filthy conditions. The dogs have been transported to the SPCA’s shelter in Quakertown and are now safe. The next steps are examination of each animal by the veterinary team and serving cruelty charges against the dog breeder. The breeder has surrendered the dogs to the Bucks County SPCA which means that we will be able to place them for adoption after they are evaluated, healthy, and neutered.

 The SPCA’s two shelters are now running at maximum capacity behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers are working long hours to provide excellent care for all of the animals from both cases. The community can help these animals recover by making a financial donation to the Bucks County SPCA’s Animal Relief Fund or by adopting a dog or cat now available at either shelter. This will help make more room for the newcomers.

To donate, visit BCSPCA.org or call 215-794-7425.  

http://www.bcspca.org/bcspca-saves-22-dogs-from-filthy-conditions/


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ArtYard will be closed for the month of August to prepare for our fall season and the exciting year ahead. We will reopen on Saturday, September 14th with a solo exhibition of the monumental paintings of artist Janet Ruttenberg. Please visit our website and our social media for updates on upcoming exhibitions, events, and performances and any news pertaining to the construction of our new building.


Senior Yoga Classes!

Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran services in Hunterdon County offers Senior programs including Yoga classes with Kim Karsh - Delaware Township Municipal Bldg., Sergeantsville - Mondays, 9:30am (Level 2 for the more advanced and then at 11:00 am (Level 1) for beginners 

We also have classes at the Raritan Police Department, Raritan Township - Thursdays, 9:30am and 10:45am (Yoga and Chair Yoga)

Our Third location is at the Clinton Community Center. Tuesdays at 11:00am (begins Sept 2019 Classes are reasonably priced at $4.00 per class!
Contact Eleanor at Senior Services (908) 284-6128

Website Address: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us


Jewish Family ServicE Seeks Volunteers!

Are you looking to make a difference in someone’s life? Jewish Family Service is looking for volunteers for the Family Mentor Program, Senior Shopper Program and our Good Deeds – Cooking Companions Project to provide friendly home visits for seniors. These programs serve vulnerable and isolated families and homebound seniors mainly through volunteer support with staff supervision. Volunteers provide regularly scheduled home visits which can increase quality of life and wellbeing, improve socialization, and promote access to resources. The program is open to anyone, regardless of religious, ethnic, or financial background. Male and female volunteers are needed. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking volunteers are also being recruited. Join us for our Fall 2019 trainings on September 10th, 17th and 24th from 4-7 pm at JFS in Somerville. JFS is located at 150-A West High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. For more information or to register contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or admin@JewishFamilySvc.org. To view our video and hear from actual volunteers and participants, visit us at www.Jewishfamilysvc.org.


Red Mill Museum - Vintage Bathing Suits Wanted

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The Red Mill Museum in Clinton, NJ has an upcoming exhibit this Spring about vintage bathing suits.


They are appealing to the public for any vintage bathing suits and/or old photos of New Jerseyans in swimming attire!   


If you have something to loan the museum,  contact Curator Elizabeth Cole at (908)735-4101 or email ecole@theredmill.org


Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market

Discover the difference local food makes at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market every Sunday from May 19 to November 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You’ll find freshly picked organic fruits and vegetables, all-natural meats, hand-crafted cheese and honey, vegan items, native plants and more.

Enjoy live music and a tasty breakfast or lunch all on the beautiful Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St., Flemington.

By shopping at HLT’s producers-only Farmers’ Market, you support your neighborhood farmers and HLT’s mission to protect family farms and help preserve the beautiful landscapes of Hunterdon County.

To learn more, visit www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.


Red Mill Museum Village To Host Summer Youth Program

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CLINTON, NJ: The Red Mill Museum Village is proud to be offering a summer of fun and learning with two popular, themed day programs that will be offered over three weeks. Both our Nature Week and History Weeks will provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn through games, hand-on activities and crafts. Participants will go home with all sorts of treasures! Between our riverbank full of wildlife and our many nineteenth-century buildings, our location gives your child the opportunity to be fully immersed in their Nature or History experience that isn’t possible anywhere else. 


Program will run from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday. Children aged 6-12 are invited to attend and will be divided into groups by age (6-9 and 10-12).  Registration fee for each camp is $260 for Museum Members and $275 for Non-Members.


For more information or to register your child, please visit our website at: https://theredmill.org/tours/summer-camp/  or contact Marie Salthouse at programs@theredmill.org


NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga -- Summer Series

Workshop led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher & NJA Senior Research Scientist

Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class.  No experience necessary; all levels welcome (for ages 15 years and older). Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.)  This class will be held weekly from 6/29/19 to 8/24/19.  There will be no class 7/6/19.  

To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class.   You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome.

When Saturdays, June 29, 2019 through August 24, 2019 (9:30am to 10:45am). Please note, there will be no class July 6.

Where Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924

Cost & Registration: Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 non-members.   
Cost per class: $12 members, $15 non-members.

Please call 908-396-6386 to register by June 27, 2019.


Somerset County Park Commission 2019 Summer Series!

Click here for more information about this months events!

www.somersetcountyparks.org/eventsPrograms/concert/Concert.html


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RIVERFEST!

September 1, 2019

A street fair celebration of life along the river! Stroll Bridge Street and Sunbeam Park for a fun filled day of live music, art, food, family friendly activities, and paper boat races with the Frenchtown Vikings, all with an ecologically and sustainability focused lens. Honor the mighty Delaware and join in festivities truly unique to Frenchtown.


NJ Audubon: Nature Infused Yoga Fall Series

Led by Kristin Mylecraine. Yoga Teacher & NJA Senior Research Scientist

Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class. No experience necessary; all levels welcome. For ages 15 years and older. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.) Walk-ins are welcome.

This class will be held weekly from 9/7/19 to 10/26/19. (There will be no class 8/31/2019.)

When
Saturdays, from September 7, 2019 through October 26, 2019. (Please note, there will be no class August 31, 2019)

Where
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Cost & Registration
Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 nonmembers. 
Cost per class: $12 members, $15 non-members.

To register please call 908-396-6386. 
To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class. You may register for a single class.

 


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Announcing the Delaware Riverkeeper Network's 2019 Ride Along the River Bike Ride!

Get your early bird discounts now!

Tickets are now available for our 2019 Ride Along the River Bike Ride! This is a great opportunity to get out into the Watershed, take in the beautiful views of the Delaware River, and learn about the issues we are working on to protect the River and its communities. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an afternoon along the Delaware River with Delaware Riverkeeper Network staff and other like-minded individuals!

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00am
Bulls Island Recreational Area
Stockton, New Jersey

Get your early bird tickets today!

100% of proceeds go to support our work protecting and defending our beautiful Delaware River Watershed!