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Entertainment, Recreation & Museums

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FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

DOLL SHOW & SALE, Delaware Valley Doll Club of New Jersey, West Trenton Volunteer Fire Co., No. 1, 40 West Upper Ferry Rd., Ewing, N.J. 08628. 609-259-3428 for dealer information. 609-371-1902 For all other requests. Thirty-second annual “Christmas in July” Doll Show and Sale. Sunday, July 26, 2009. Door prizes. Air-conditioned. Snacks and lunch available. $4.50 ($4 with flyer or ad.)

GIGGLEBERRY FAIR, Rte. 263, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4047. Indoor family attraction featuring a carousel, the region’s largest obstacle course; “green-rated” video games, and more. Perfect for birthday parties.

NEW HOPE AND IVYLAND RAILROAD, 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., 215-862-2332. Climb aboard the New Hope Line and journey through history on one of Bucks County’s leading tourist attractions. Open year round, V, MC.

NEW HOPE AUTO SHOW, Aug. 8 and 9, at 188 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pa., 215-862-5665.

MUSEUMS

BUCKS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY, Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope, PA 18938. 215-297-5880. Facility fin Solebury Township features acres of woodlands, wetlands, ponds, streams and meadows. Visitors can enjoy interpretive exhibits in the center or walk the trails through many beautiful habitats. Visitor center open Monday-Friday 9-5. Trails open Monday-Saturday 9-5.

BYERS' CHOICE LTD., 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, Pa. 18914, 215-822-6700, www.byerschoice.com. Christmas musuem and gift emporium featuring life-sized London street, heartwarming caroler displays, observation deck, award-winning gardens. Free. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5. V, MC, DISC.

FONTHILL, E. Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-348-9461. Mercer’s home, stands as a grand castle with 44-rooms filled with decorative tiles and prints collected from around the world. Open all year except New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Guided tours only, reservations suggested. Mon.-Sat. 10-5 & Sun. noon-5. Last tour at 4 pm. Admission: $5 adults, $4.50 over age 62, $1.50 youth & free under 6. V, MC.

MARGARET R. GRUNDY MUSEUM, 610 Radcliffe St., Bristol, PA 19007. 215-788-9432. Victorian home of US Sen. Joseph R. Grundy. Mon.-Fri. 1 to 4. Sat. 1-3. Admission free.

HISTORIC FALLSINGTON, 4 Yardley Ave., Fallsington, PA 19054. 215-295-6567. Pre-revolutionary village mirrors 300 years of American Architectural history. Open May thru October. Tours every hour, Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Group tours by appointment.

HOLCOMBE-JIMISON FARMSTEAD MUSEUM, Route 29, Lambertville, NJ 08530. 908-995-2237 or 609-397-1810. A museum dedicated to collect, restore and preserve every variety of material illustrative of the history of Hunterdon County and New Jersey. Sundays 1-4 pm May-October. Tours can be arranged at other times.

HUNTERDON MUSEUM OF ART, 7 Center St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-8415. The Hunterdon Museum of Art, housed in a historic mill, has exhibitions of contemporary art, art classes for all ages, and a shop with gifts for everyone. Tues.-Sun. 11-5.

JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901, 215-340-9800, www.michenerartmuseum.org. Housed within the massive stone walls that were originally part of the Bucks County Jail, the Museum is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region. Visit the Museum and explore the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, nationally touring special exhibitions, two outdoor sculpture gardens, a Museum gift shop and café. We offer something for everyone, right in the heart of Doylestown. Visit our website or call for current visitor information. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Adults $6.50; Senior $6; Students with ID and children 6-18 $4; children under 6 free. Major credit cards accepted.

MARSHALL HOUSE, 60 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. 609-397-0770. Childhood home of James W. Marshall, whose discovery of gold started the Gold Rush. Museum depicting early Lambertville life. Open 1-4 on the 2nd and 4th weekends, May through October. Admission free.

MERCER MUSEUM, Pine & Ashland Sts., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0210. www. mercermuseum.org. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5, Tues. evening 5-9. Adults $6.00, Senior citizens $5.50, Ages 6-17 $2.50, Under 6 free. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

MORAVIAN POTTERY & TILE WORKS, 130 Swamp Road (Route 313), Doylestown, PA 18901. 215.345.6722. A National Historic Landmark, the tile works is maintained as a "working history" museum by the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Tours, offered every half-hour, consist of a 17-minute video and a self-guided walk through the facility. Admission fees and operating hours are subject to change. Please call to verify.

NEW HOPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PARRY MANSION MUSEUM, 45 S. Main St., P.O. Box 41, New Hope, Pa. 18938. This 18th century building is the crown jewel of New Hope, furnished to reflect the colonial period to 1900. Open weekends May 1 to Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m. Rates: $6 adults; $5 seniors and students; children under 16 free. Open to groups of 10 or more throughout the year by reservation.

PARRY MANSION MUSEUM, S. Main & Ferry Sts., PO Box 41, New Hope, PA 18938. 215-862-5652. Splendid small museum furnished to reflect the Colonial period to 1900, owned by the New Hope Historical Society. May 1 to Oct. 31, 1-5 pm, Sat. & Sun, Group tours by appt. any day. Nominal admission fee.

THE PEARL S. BUCK HOUSE, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA. 215-249-0100. www.pearlbuck.org. Visit the National Historic Landmark home of the Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Good Earth. Guided Tours Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $6, AM, V, MC.

PENNSBURY MANOR, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Lane, Morrisville, PA 19067. 215-946-0400. 17th Century country plantation of William Penn. April-Dec. Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5.

PRALLSVILLE MILL, Delaware River Mill Society, Box 268, Stockton, NJ 08559. 609-397-3586. Mill complex dating to early 19 th century. See calendar for special events.

RED MILL MUSEUM VILLAGE, 56 Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-4101. 10 acres of rural heritage featuring 1810 Red Mill, limestone quarry and more. Special events & family activities. April-October, Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-5. Admission: adults $5.00, senior citizens $4.00, ages 6-16 $3.00, free under 6 years.

SPRUANCE LIBRARY, Pine & Ashland Sts., Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0210. Tues. 1-9, Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10-5. Admission: adults $6.00, Over 60 years $5.50, Youth $2.50, Free under 6 years. Group rates available.

SUMMERSEAT, The Historic Morrisville Society, Hillcrest & Legion Aves., Morrisville, PA 19067. 215-295-9287. Georgian mansion used by Washington during Revolution. 1st Saturday of the month & by appt.

WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK, 1112 River Rd. Washington Crossing, PA 18977. 215-493-4076, Site of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. Park includes Thompson-Neely house and Bowman’s Tower. Tues.-Sat. 9-5, Sun.12-5.

MUSIC

EARL’S PRIME, Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4020, Groove to cool, live jazz in Earl’s Ice Bar every Fri & Sat evening. AE, V, MC, Disc.

NATIONAL SHRINE

THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA, 654 Ferry Rd., PO Box 2049, Doylestown, PA 18901. 215-345-0600. Gift shop: 215-348-2148. View the Polish Madonna reproduction painting. Polish Festival held annually Labor Day weekend and weekend following. Religious Articles Center open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call for Mass schedule.

PARKS

BUCKS COUNTY HORSE PARK, 8934 Easton Road, P.O. Box 386, Revere, PA 18953. 610-847-8597. 126-acre horse park with 25 miles of trails, rings and show facilities. Day or annual membership. Multi-discipline equation events.

RIVER RECREATION

BODY TECH FITNESS, 80 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-6900, . 15,000 sq. ft. health club located on the Delaware River. Weights, state-of-the-art equipment, personal training, group fitness classes, spinning, pilates, yoga, massage, private tanning, chiropractic care, sauna, steam room, kids care and bike rentals. Boxing, Karate, physical therapy, Gyrotonics at BTF Annex at 278 N. Union St.

BUCKS COUNTY RIVER COUNTRY, 2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, Pa. 18950, 215-297-5000. World’s River Tubing Capital! Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, on the scenic Delaware River. Forty years of family fun for all ages. Open daily May-Oct., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. V, MC.

THEATRE

NEWTOWN ARTS COMPANY, 120 N. State St., Newtown, PA 18940, 215-860-7058. Live theatre with style and heart. Performing six plays a year on a historic stage inside America’s oldest movie theatre.

PEDDLER’S VILLAGE DINNER THEATER. Peddler’s Pub, Rte. 263, Lahaska, PA 18931. 215-794-4000. Interactive and fun dinner theatre Friday & Saturday evenings. Show changes throughout the year. For information/tickets call 215-794-4000. Reservations required. All major credit cards.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLAYERS, 4158 York Rd., Buckingham, PA. 215-348-7566. For over 60 years, the Town and Country Players have been providing Bucks County with entertaining, intriguing and classic theater. Whether in the audience, on the stage or behind the scenes, Town & County fills the theater needs of all members of our community. Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun. matinee. Check website for schedule, townandcountryplayers.org. Brown paper tickets.

WILDFLOWER PRESERVE

BOWMAN’S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE, 1635 River Road (Rte 32), New Hope, Pa. 18938, (2.5 miles south of New Hope), 215-862-2924, www.bhwp.org. Walking trails through 134 acres of woods and meadows featuring Pennsylvania native plants. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors & Full-time students $3, Children 4-14 $2, Under 4 free. Visitor center and gift shop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grounds 8:30-sunset. Major credit cards accepted.

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