Weekend Planner: Outdoor Movie, Cookbook Signing and More

The weekend kicks off with a historic walking tour and ends with a 5K to fight hunger, with plenty in between.


Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some local events: 

What: Carousel Village is hosting its first Movie Under the Stars, an outdoor screening of Disney’s “Up.”

When/where: 8:30 p.m. Friday at

Why go: Enjoy a movie outdoors! Plus there will be food vendors and ice cream available from OwowCow

Cost: $5 includes movie admission, a carousel ride and a balloon

What: A walking tour of Newtown hosted by the Newtown Historic Association

When/where: 6:30 p.m. Friday beginning at the Half Moon Inn on Centre Avenue and Court Street.

Why go: The tour will feature architecturally significant buildings on Liberty Street and surrounding areas. 

Cost: Free

More: www.­newto­wnhistoric.­org

What: Chef Jean Pierre, owner of Newtown’s Chef Jean Pierre Cooking School, will be signing copies of his first cookbook “From Jean Pierre to You: Lessons from a Master Chef.”

When/where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the

Why go: In addition to signing books, Chef Jean Pierre will share some of his favorite appetizers. Wine will be served.

Cost: The cost of each cookbook is $25; $3 from each sale will be donated to the Newtown Library Company.

More: www.newtownlibrary.com

What: Members of the Washington Crossing Society of the Children of the American Revolution will hold a Flag Day program in which old and tattered flags will be properly retired.

When/where: 10 a.m. Saturday at The David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Rd, Washington Crossing

Why go: Bring your flags that need to be retired by 9:45 a.m.

Cost: Free

What: The Newtown Historic Association’s Spring Cocktail Party will raise money to rebuild the historic bake oven in the cellar of the Half Moon Inn.

When/where: 5 p.m. Saturday at the historic Half Moon Inn, located at Court Street and Centre Ave.

Why go: The Half Moon Inn will be decorated with fresh spring flowers. In addition to cocktails, a selection of hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Cost: $35 per person

More: www.newtownhistoric.org

What: is hosting its second annual I Run For Food 5K to fight hunger in Bucks County.

When/where: Sunday at ; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.

Why go: Participants can choose to run or walk the 5K or one-mile race. The event will benefit local food pantries in Bucks County, including the Penndel Food Pantry. 

Cost: $15 to $25, depending on the race and your age

More: Click here to register in advance


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