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 '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 . 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 .

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 , a local senior-living facility.

When/where: Saturday at 3 p.m. at the ; 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: 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

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. 

Cost: Free

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

Why go: Save energy and resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by properly recycling e-waste.

Cost: Free

More information­www.­george­leckandson.­com


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