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Registration for GSK’s SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER takes place online beginning May 1st at noon. Fallsington Library’s sessions: Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 13.

Level I (children entering grades 2 and 3) 1:00 pm / Level II (children entering grades 4, 5, and 6) 2:15 pm. Classes are limited to 16 students, please register early. Fallsington Library is located at 139 Yardley Ave. Fallsington PA 19054.  215/295-4449

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The public is invited to the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Colonial sheep shearing event. Attendees can see sheep being shorn of their winter wool coats and then try their hand at the many steps it takes to turn the fleece into clothing.

This program is open to the public. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under age five. Advance registration is required for groups of 15 or more. To register, call 215-493-4076. Parking is free and this event is held rain or shine.

The Thompson-Neely House is in Solebury Township, about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Rd.

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A Junewood Family reunion gathering is Sunday, May 21st at Falls Township Park.  Starting at 12 noon.  Families to bring their own pop-up tents, food and drinks for the day.  No pavilion, going to gather near the playground by the volleyball court.  This includes families from the 60’s – 80’s, including their parents, if still around to share the day. For more info please call 215-421-6552.

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Great Books Group in Langhorne/Newtown/Yardley meets in private home alternate Wednesdays. Unique format for discussion of classical and modern works in all fields. Free. (215) 891-9607

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The 25th annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition will be held June 4-25 at the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, 2619 River Road in New Hope. The show is open Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members, members are free. The show is being co-chaired by Claudia Davis and Rose Kimber. For more information visit https://www.phillipsmill.org/.

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Saturday, May 20, 1 – 3 pm. Awesome Amphibian Frog Slog! Amphibians abound at the Silver Lake Nature Center! Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and more live in and around the waters of this special place. Join our team of naturalists as we enter the waters of the preserve to catch and learn more about these mysterious creatures. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. Fee: $8/person for Friends of Silver Lake Members or $10/person for Non-members. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or by calling 215-785-1177.

 

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Family Service needs help answering the nearly 1,000 calls for help they receive each month. You can make a difference in our community by becoming a volunteer listener.

Suicide is a significant public health issue. Every 12 minutes, someone in this country dies by suicide. And for every person who dies, there are 25 more who attempt suicide.

Over the past three years, 249 Bucks County residents have died by suicide according to reports from the Bucks County Coroner’s Office. Each completed suicide has devastating effects and intimately affects at least 18 other people. This means that in the past three years, a minimum of 4,482 Bucks County citizens became loss survivors, meaning they suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of suicide.

Fortunately, suicide is preventable. Each and every day, Family Service receives calls from people in distress via their CONTACT Helpline (215-355-6000) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). Trained staff and volunteers answer these calls for help and ultimately save lives.

The wife of one Lifeline caller wrote: “My husband lives with severe depression, and I am not always available to support his needs…I know that my husband has called you a couple of times, and it has saved his life on both occasions that I’m aware of. (I believe he has called more than I know about.) So please know that your work is appreciated and valued.”

Volunteers are everyday citizens who undergo classroom and on-the-job training until they’re comfortable answering calls on their own. Not all calls are from suicidal individuals. Some callers are struggling with the effects of anxiety or depression and don’t know where to turn for help. Others have limited social interactions and just want someone who is willing to listen. All callers are seeking relief from distress.

Volunteers give a minimum of 8 hours a month answering phones in call centers located in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Call centers are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 7 days a week.

The next series of training classes will take place on Mondays from June 19th through July 31st from 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM at Family Service’s Langhorne office. To register for training, contact Ellen Vinson, Director of Volunteer Services, at volunteer@fsabc.org or (215) 757-6916, ext. 202 or complete the online application at www.fsabc.org/volunteer.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). You are not alone. Confidential help is available for free, 24 hours every day.

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Lower Bucks Genealogists is a growing membership of individuals who share a common interest in genealogy. Whether you’re a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between, LBG can assist you in your research into the past!

Lower Bucks Genealogists is dedicated to assisting others in the preservation of their family history, and to promote interest in genealogy. While located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, our goal is to connect families worldwide.

We warmly invite you to join us. Your membership in LBG will help you gain more enjoyment from your hobby. It also places you among a group of genealogists that came together to promote recording family histories and the enjoyment of finding past generations!

Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, at the Team Toyota Service Center, 2nd Floor Community Conference Room, 407 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA. 19047.

Contact Barb: (215) 630-5301 or Hope: (215) 817-3529 for additional information, and visit lbgc19047.webs.com

 

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