by Myra Murphy—Music in Bucks County and places to go to have fun and be entertained by local and national talent.
What to Do
1960s Fashion Show and Silent Auction
The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) Fashion Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm at the Doylestown Country Club located at 20 Country Club Lane in Doylestown, PA. This year’s theme on the catwalk features vintage clothing of the 1960’s provided by the Thrift Shop at BCABVI. Attendees can leisurely bid on auction items and roam the coveted Doylestown Country Club grounds usually retained for members only. Some of the incredible auction items include 4 Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World, Tickets to Philadelphia Sporting Events, and many fine dining options in Bucks County. Also included are many great local offerings including family, health and leisure activities, as well as custom fine art and lifestyle gifts. Following the catwalk, all fashions featured will be available for purchase along with additional vintage and modern outfits. Throughout the gala affair, all attendees will enjoy premium hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and can purchase hand-rolled cigars which are created in front of them. At the end of the evening, participants will leave with a special gift bag featuring promotional items from BCABVI and its sponsors. Our distinguished sponsors for this annual event include Eye Associates LLC, First National Bank of Newtown, The Seiler Group of Raymond James, Martin LLC, Hoffman, Michaels & Sternberg LLC, and Kardos, Rickles, Bidlingmaier & Bidlingmaier Attorneys At Law. The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides resources, answers and support for people with blindness or other visual impairment that maximize their ability to meet life’s daily challenges and realize their continued self-worth and value to our community. With this mission in mind, this year’s proceeds will go to the Low Vision Clinics. At our specialized clinics, patients are taught how to adapt to their vision loss and continue living rich, vibrant and independent lives. No one is ever turned away based on an inability to pay, so our goal is to raise $15,000 to offset the clinic’s operating costs. Tickets for this worthwhile fundraiser are $55 each. Sponsorship opportunities are available and a deadline for all submissions is April 30th, 2013. Please call BCABVI at 215-968-9400 for specific questions or for a complete list of auction items, sponsors and event registration information please visit the BCABVI website at http://www.bucksblind.org/ .
Bulbs For bucks
Over 500,000 stunning daffodils bloom along the highways, byways and the Delaware Canal this spring throughout Bucks County. Bulbs For Bucks is a program of Bucks Beautiful, with a goal of planting over a million daffodil bulbs, pictured here at the Route 202 Parkway and Route 611. To support the program, visit bucksbeautiful.com.
Doylestown Farmer's Market
Experience a flourishing farmers’ market right in the heart of Doylestown. Established in 1975 by the Buckingham Township Civic Association, the Doylestown Farmers’ Market has served this community by making available a wide selection of farm fresh produce and other edible and non-edible locally made products to its customers. An impressive variety of products are offered weekly by twenty-five diverse vendors. Strolling along their canopied booths you can find an ever changing bounty of local chemical free and conventionally grown produce, sweet and savory baked goods that includes gluten free items, farm fresh eggs, grass-fed Angus beef, pork and poultry, dairy products, pickles, oils, relishes, preserves, pie fillings, honey and all sorts of condiments, prepared foods including soup and sauces, all-natural skin products, alpaca products, dog biscuits, cut flowers, potted herbs, bedding plants, perennials and garden ornaments. On occasion, a local artist or craftsmen is asked to display their wares at the market. Invited musicians, community groups, chef demonstrations and children’s activities bring another dimension to the market atmosphere each week. So, whether you are shopping for spring greens for a salad, meat for an entrée or plants for your vegetable garden, you are sure to find everything on your shopping list at the Doylestown Farmers’ Market. The market is an open-air venue, conveniently located on Hamilton St. between W. Oakland Ave. and W. State St. in the Borough. Operating hours are every Saturday morning Aril 20th through November 23rd from 7 AM to noon, rain or shine. For more information about the Market and participating vendors visit us on Facebook or at www.buckinghampacivic.org. If you would like to receive a weekly market newsletter email, contact us by sending your name and email to email@example.com.