NEWTOWN-RICHBORO >> Mark your calendars for these events and activities in the Newtown-Richboro area. They include a Titanic exhibit model, seamless blankets, a kids’ fishing derby, and virtual caregiver support.
The Titanic docks at the free library
RICHBORO >> Throughout April, the Northampton Township Free Library, located at 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro 18954, will be displaying a model of the ill-fated RMS Titanic near the reference office. The model is on loan to the library of the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum. They chose this month for the exhibition because April 14, 1912 is the date the ship sank in the frigid North Atlantic. Of the 2,224 estimated passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 died. The Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum plans to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with a fundraising event in 2022. “A Night to Remember” will feature a recreation of the last meal served on the RMS Titanic. The event will take place on Saturday April 9, 2022 at Spring Mill Manor at 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland 18974. Tickets will go on sale in the summer of 2021. Proceeds from the event benefit the Johnsville Centrifuge & fundraising campaign. Science Museum. This month, the Northampton Free Library is also hosting a George Trenich photo exhibition titled “Birds Galore”. This showcase exhibit features a variety of birds: ducks, waders, raptors and woodpeckers. Both exhibitions are visible during library opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NEWTOWN >> The blankets are comfortable and warm and provide a sense of security, making them a great gift of personal care or kindness. The public can now reserve a seamless tie blanket kit at The Birches at Newtown and pick it up at 70 Durham Road. You can keep the blanket to yourself or give it away! If you donate, labels will be provided to include a special message. Return the finished blanket to The Birches by Monday, April 19. The Personal Care and Memory Care community will ensure that your gift goes to a senior in need. To confirm your attendance, call 215-497-7400.
Calling all cool cars and trucks
NEWTOWN >> The Newtown Business Association will be hosting a classic car cruise through Newtown Borough and Newtown Township on Sunday, June 20 (rainy date June 27) featuring a caravan of classic and vintage cars and trucks, from model years to ‘in 1996. The NBA Antique & Classic Car Cruise should provide a welcome diversion during this time of limited gathering and social distancing and allow people to watch the “Cool Cars” parade from the comfort and safety of their lawns. The NBA will once again bring the auto show to the public this year. Proceeds will go to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard. The vehicles will be assembled in a staging area, where a panel of judges will reward the winners with “Best in Class” in 6 categories: Pre-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1996, Foreign cars until 1996 and, new this year, special interest cars through 1996 (as approved by the event presidents). Once judging is over at around 2:00 pm, participating cars and trucks will move and “bring the show to the people” in downtown Newtown and a few larger neighborhoods nearby. The itinerary will be posted on the website and available for download so people will know when and where to watch the cruise. Interested car owners should pre-register online at www.NewtownBA.org; no walk-in will be allowed on the day of the event. Participants will be limited to the first 100 cars and trucks registered. Registration per vehicle is a minimum donation of $ 10, with an option for a contribution of $ 25 or $ 50, with proceeds going to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard. The deadline to register online is June 11, or until places are filled, at www.NewtownBA.org. Any questions can be directed to event co-chair Dan Petty at email@example.com.
Virtual support for caregivers
NEWTOWN >> Are you caring for a loved one living with memory problems? Join The Birches at Newtown for their monthly Family Caregiver Support Group with helpful discussions on dementia care and care challenges on Wednesday, April 21 from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Zoom. Do you know the most common dementia in those under the age of 60 – it’s not Alzheimer’s disease, but a lesser-known form of dementia. Guest speaker Nanci Anderson, a strong advocate for Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), will share valuable information regarding FTD, including signs, symptoms, care options and resources. Anderson is also a dedicated volunteer for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD). To receive your Zoom invitation, please call 215-497-7400.
Children’s fishing derby
NORTHAMPTON >> The Langhorne Rod and Gun Club at 251 Stoneyford Road is hosting their annual Harold B. Mckale Jr. Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday April 17 from 9 am to 1 pm. The event is free for members, $ 5 for guests and $ 10 for families. Rods, tackle and bait will be available. The derby is open to children up to 15 years old accompanied by a parent. There will be no adult fishing allowed. At 3 p.m. the biggest fish competition takes place. An intensive restocking of trout will take place before the event. And senior fishing sets sail from 2 p.m. on Saturday to 2 p.m. on Sunday.