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  • 2 Upper Bucks Free Press August 2013

    National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August. This yearly event was introduced in 1984. It is a night for neighborhoods to get together with block parties, cookouts, parades and police

    visits. It is a night that encourages participation in anti-crime efforts in towns and cities across America.

    Whats Going On in Upper Bucks?August 2, 9, 16, & 23

    Drive-In Movies at Dusk, Christ Lutheran, One Luther Lane, Trumbauersville, (8/2 Wreck-It-Ralph) (8/9 Life of Pi) (8/16 Hotel Transylvania) (8/23 Oz The Great & Powerful), Free pot-luck meal at 6:30pm on 8/2. 215-536-3193

    August 3

    Bonding w/Your Dog: A Trainers Secrets. author, Victoria Schade, will share highlights from her book at 11am, Bucks County SPCA, 60 Reservoir Rd, Quakertown, 267-347-4674

    Going Gaga Community Yard Sale/Vendor Fair, 8am-2pm in Souderton Community Park, stmainst.org

    30th Annual Ice Cream Festival, 4pm-9pm at St. Lukes Church, 20 Church Rd, Hellertown. Music,food, cake walk, games, raffle tkts, 610-838-0897

    Public Flea Market 9am-1pm at Pennridge Community Ctr, 146 East Main St, Perkasie, 215-453-7027

    August 4

    Java on the Rocks Outdoor Concert, 4pm-6pm at Main Street Java, details at stmainst.org

    Quakertown Band free concert 2pm-4pm at Al Reese Park, 100 W Park Ave, Silverdale. Refreshments available, 215-257-5842, r/d Aug 18

    4th Annual 4UDREW Benefit Car Show/Festival, (r/d Aug 11), Free admis-sion, Doylestown Central Park, 425 Wells Rd, more details at 267-218-2866, [email protected]

    Insect Safari Nature Program 2pm, reservations not required, $3/person, more info at churchvillenaturecenter.org, 215-357-4005, Nature Center, 501 Churchville Lane

    3D Archery Shoot, Great Swamp Fish & Game, 2650 Schukraft Rd, Quakertown. Interested? Call Brad for details 267-374-9719, greatswampfishandgame.com

    August 6 30th NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    August 6 to 10

    Qtwn Fire Dept CARNIVAL (Tue to Fri 6pm-10pm) (Sat 3pm-10pm), nightly entertainment, Fri. fireworks! Memorial Park, 700 Mill St, Quakertown

    August 7

    Indian Valley CC hosts Cong. Michael Fitzpatrick, followed by luncheon, 11:30am regis. Indian Valley Country Club, 650 Bergey Rd, Telford. Details at


    August 7, 14, 21, 28

    Brown Bag-It With The Arts: Free weekly performing art series on lawn of Bucks Co Courthouse, 55 East Court St, Doylestown, 12noon-1pm, info at [email protected]

    August 8 to 11

    St. John the Baptist Carnival, (Thurs 5-10pm) (Fri 5-11pm) (Sat noon-11pm) (Sun noon-5pm), live music, food, games, auction, etc., 4040 Durham Rd, Ottsville

    August 9 & 10

    Root Beer Float Days 10am-4pm at Landis Market in Perkasie, info at 215-453-7027

    August 10

    Chicken BBQ 11am-4pm at Springtown Fire Co, 3010 Rte 212, Springtown. chicken & fixings $9, take-out.

    Mothers Market 9am-1pm at Trumbauersville Fire Co, 142 North Main St, Tville. Great buys/reserve space. Raffle, silent auction, refreshments. Info: [email protected] 215-527-7011, bucks58fire.com

    Perseids Meteor Shower, possibly 50+ meteors/hour in a dark sky. Check it out!

    Annual Schulmerich Carillon Bell Concert 6pm in Bell Tower of St. Johns Lutheran, 910 Allentown Rd, West Rockhill Twp. Food available, playground open, 215-257-9643, stjohns-ridgevalley.com

    August 12

    Adoptive Family Play Group @ Pearl S. Buck Intl, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie. FREE to attend, 10am-12noon, open to all adoptive families, 215-249-0100, pearlsbuck.org

    Central Bucks Chambers Annual Golf Outing benefits Bucks Fever Program, info at [email protected]

    August 13

    Citizens for Constitutional Govt pres-ents Illegal Immigration: Its impact & solutions discussion. 6:30pm at Bucks Co Latvian Baptist, 1142 Apple Rd, Applebachsville, info at http://ccg-pa.org

    August 17

    15th Annual Under the Stars Car Show (r/d Aug 18), regis. 3-5pm, show 5-9:30pm, music, food, & fun in downtown Perkasie. Info/regis. form: perkasieoldetowne.org or 215-257-5706

    August 18

    Restaurant Bingo! 1pm at Eastern Upper Bucks Senior Ctr, 8040 East Rd, Ottsville, each Gift Certif. worth at least $25, refreshments, prizes, 50/50, etc. Door opens noon, 610-847-8178

    August 21 HAWAII BECAME 50TH STATE (1959)

    Peach Festival 6pm-9pm at St. Johns UCC, Church & Main Sts, Richlandtown. Perform. By Religion & Cash, games, raffles, food, peaches/ice cream, face painting, (r/d Aug. 22)

    August 23

    Luau Dinner Dance 6pm-10pm at Pennridge Community Ctr, 146 East Main St, Perkasie. $20 ($10 dance only), reserve buffet by 8/19 at 215-453-7027

    August 24

    Flapjack Breakfast at Applebees in Lansdale (Forty Foot Rd) 8am-10am. Tkts: keystoneopportunity.org, 104 Main St, Souderton, or at door Sat. $7/adult, $4.50/kids 12 & under

    2nd Annual Wellness Expo 10am-3pm at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran, 733 Ridge Rd, Sellersville, free to the public, event details & information available at 215-257-9423

    Flea Market by Upper Saucon Lions 8am-3pm at Living Memorial Grounds, Rt 309

    & Fairmount St, Coopersburg. 10x20 space, $12/advance or $15 day of mkt. 610-282-1776 or uslionsclub.com

    August 26

    Luau Dinner Dance at Pennridge Community Ctr, 146 E Main St, Perkasie, music by Gary Dee, reserve buffet at 215-453-7027

    August 27

    Quakertown Neighborhood Assoc. monthly meeting, 7:30pm in Conference Rm of Off Broad St. Music Studio Annex, 334 W. Broad St. Open to the community! [email protected]

    August 28 to September 1

    Upper Black Eddy Firemans 7th Annual Carnival. Call Chuck 215-534-4890 or [email protected] to reserve 10x10 space

    September 2 LABOR DAY!

    September 7

    Flea Market/Craft Fair 8am-1pm at Souderton Firehouse, 226 N Second St, Souderton. 215-721-1354

    Flea Market at Ottsville Volunteer Fire Co. Info at 610-847-2305

    September 7 & 8

    22nd Annual Doylestown Arts Festival, 150+ artisans, live music/entertain-ment throughout downtown area, FREE, 10am-5pm, info at 215-340-9988, doylestownartsfestival.com

    Thompson Bucks Co Classic profes-sional international bicycle race & cycling festival. LOTS going on, details at 215-489-0100 x5764 or 1800thompson.com

    September 8 GRANDPARENTS DAY!

    September 9

    Adoptive Family Play Group @ Pearl S. Buck Intl, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie. FREE to attend, 10am-12noon, open to all adoptive families, 215-249-0100, pearls-buck.org

    September 14

    Hazardous Waste Collection/Recycling Event 9am-3pm (old computer systems & TVs accepted), Quakertown Community High School, 600 Park Ave, Qtwn (info at buckscounty.org, Recycle in Bucks)

    September 15

    Quakertown Hospital Reunion for all past/present employees, associates, etc. Great afternoon! Bear Creek Resort, Macungie. Email Mary Litvin for info & registration: [email protected]

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    Giving BackWell into my second

    decade of writing on a va-riety of topics in the realm of ears, hearing, audiol-ogy, digital amplification, rehabilitation, counseling, awareness, health, and the

    like. I wish to focus on giving back.Many of you will agree that we are

    almost constantly bombarded in our en-vironment by others that want something from us. Corporations want us to purchase a product or service we may or may not need via robocalls or live-voice calls to ask us to buy into a concept or tangible item. People, familiar or not, knock at our door selling us to act upon the latest and great-est. Advertisers in our local or national newspapers pop eye-catching artwork and copy to garner interest. The television is a high-tech howitzer bombarding our space wanting us to get out of our easy chairs and do something to better our lives. And so the beat goes on.

    All of the aforementioned center around the almighty dollar in your pocket. However, what do you get in return? Not much. The product is consumed. The ser-vice is utilized. The money is gone.

    Have any of these invaders ever focused upon giving back after you have satisfied their coffers? The majority do not. It is a buck in the pocket for profit and on to the next big score.

    Personally, I am reminded of elected of-ficials at all levels. The ones that affect your lives the most are the local ones. Little does any local elected or appointed official ever realize that holding that posi-tio