Weekend Planner: Band Fundraiser, Celtic Fest and Free Theatre
Saturday is a busy day in town, with everything from Celtic music to creek cleanups.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in the Newtown area:
What: George School students will perform this tale of a young prince on his search for personal significance.
When/where: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at George School's Walton Center Auditorium
Why go: Based on the book by Roger O. Hirson, Pippin features music and lyrics by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. The play tells the story of the young son of King Charlemagne the Great who sets out on a quest to find true happiness and fulfillment.
Cost: The performances are free and open to the public
More information: www.georgeschool.org
When/where: Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 53 German Ave, Newtown
Why go: It's Trove's second sale in its new location. There will be loads of vintage furniture and home wares on sale.
Cost: Item prices vary
More information: www.trovedecor.com
What: The Newtown Creek Coalition is holding a cleanup on both sides of the Newtown Creek between Centre and Washington avenues
When/where: Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the Newtown Borough municipal lot on Centre Ave, behind the First National Bank.
Why go: Help a good cause -- the Newtown Creek Coalition is a community partnership that coordinates the efforts of residents, businesses and various government groups all with an interest in the future of Newtown Creek.
More information: www.newtowncreekcoalition.org
What: Newtown's inaugural Celtic Fest will benefit Pickering Manor, a local senior-living facility.
When/where: Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Newtown Theatre; doors open at 2 p.m. Irish beer will be offered at an outdoor cash bar before the show.
Why go: The Celtic Fest will feature live music from three bands, Irish dancers, bagpipers and a cash bar serving Guinness and Harp beer.
Cost: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.newtowncelticfest.com or at the Newtown Theatre box office.
More information: www.newtowncelticfest.com
What: Bill Marsh Ford and Council Rock High School North Band Parents Association are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of the marching band program. Members of the community can raise money for the band by test driving a Ford vehicle.
When/where: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Council Rock High School North
Why go: For every test drive taken, Ford Motor Company and Bill Marsh Ford will donate $20 to the Council Rock North Band Parents Association.
More information: http://crnmb.org
What: Leck Waste Services and ECOvanta are hosting this free collection event for household-generated electronic items
When/where: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newtown Township Administration Building
Why go: Save energy and resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by properly recycling e-waste.
More information: www.georgeleckandson.com