Weekend Planner: An Embarrassment of Riches

From book sales to street fairs, there's so much to do around Newtown this weekend.


It’s the first weekend of May and there’s plenty to do around town. Check out our list of local events:


What: The Bucks County Housing Group will host its second annual Mother’s Day Tea to raise money for families participating in the organization’s supportive housing programs

When/where: Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at

Why go: The event will feature tea, light refreshments, 20 vendors, a raffle and a scavenger hunt with a Kindle Fire as the prize. The Tea Can Company will be offering specialty teas. A variety of treats, including cupcakes, tea sandwiches and scones, will be served. 

Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children if purchased in advance. Tickets will be available at the door for $25, $15 and $10.

More info: www.bchg.org

What: Opening day of the

When/where: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wrightstown Township Municipal Building, 2203 Second Street Pike

Why go: Pick up fresh veggies from local producers

Cost: Items vary

More info: www.buckscountyfoodshedalliance.org


What: Used book sale at the

Where/when: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Village Library

Why go: Grab tons of books for bargain prices

Cost: Items vary

More info: http://www.wrightstownlibrary.org


What: is hosting a Grand Opening Extravaganza to showcase its new shops

Where/when: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carousel Village, Durham Road, Wrightstown

Why go: There will be free carousel rides, mini ice cream cones from OwowCow, crafts and face painting. Enjoy shopping or grab a bite from one of the many food vendors, including the , The Pineville Tavern and

Cost: Event is free, food items vary

More info: www.facebook.com/carouselvillage

What: Hosted by the Bucks County Wine Trail, this self-guided tour will showcase area wineries, including and

Where/when: Sunday at various wineries throughout Bucks County

Why go: Sample local wines and enjoy refreshments that complement the flavors

Cost: $45

More info: www.buckscountywinetrail.com

What: The annual street fair hosted by the Newtown Business Association

Where/when: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sycamore Street in Newtown

Why go: The day will feature a variety of family-friendly activities, including games, food and entertainment. Area businesses set up booths along Sycamore Street and distribute information and giveaways.

Cost: Free

More info: www.newtownbpa.org

What: A fundraiser for Nor’Wester Readers, a canine assisted learning program that works in area school districts including Council Rock.

Where/When: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at (use the entrance by the Arts Center)

Why go: In addition to the walk, the day will feature pet/family photography, dancing dog demonstrations, face painting, pony rides, raffles, vendors, a dog contest and more.

Cost: $15 per person, $25 for a parent and child and $50 for a family

Melissa M May 05, 2012 at 12:08 PM
What a busy day in Newtown!


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