BLAINESWORLD #765, Section 12B (PA/NJ)

SCHOOL’S OUT AND READING’S IN!

KATHIE LEE GIFFORD HELPS PRINCETON BARNES & NOBLE KICK OFF FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM – WITH HER NEW BOOK THE LEGEND OF MESSY M’CHEANY

CHANCE TO EARN A FREE BOOK AND WIN A NOOK COLOR™

Princeton, NJ – May 26, 2011 – School is out and reading is in at the Princeton Barnes & Noble. The world’s largest bookseller announced the launch of its 2011 Summer Reading program: Imagination’s Destination. Children in grades 1-6 can earn a free book just by reading eight books and turning in a completed journal sheet. This year, participating families will be entered into a national contest to win a NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet with access to over two million NOOK Book™ titles and hundreds of NOOK Kids™ titles. With NOOK Kids exclusive AliveTouch™ technology, kids can easily find an exciting story and engage with the books and their favorite characters by simply tapping to turn pages, interacting with the text, and zooming in and around gorgeous graphics.

The free summer reading program kicks off in the Princeton Barnes & Noble, 3535 Route 1 South, in the MarketFair Mall, Princeton, NJ on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm with a discussion, reading, and signing featuring TV star and author Kathie Lee Gifford and her new picture book The Legend of Messy M’Cheany.

Kathie Lee will read from her latest picture book and kick off our summer reading program. All children will receive free summer reading journals and activity sheets. For more information, email crm2646@bn.com For more information on the NOOK Color sweepstakes visit http://www.bn.com/summerreadingsweeps .

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BuxMont CFPA is going to have a potluck supper get together. This is strictly a social event. We do not plan on having any speakers. We would like to extend this invitation to all CFPA members, supporters and their families and friends. Come out and meet each other and spend a little time together getting to know one another.

Potluck supper

Saturday, June 4, 2011

6:00 p.m.

Buckingham Friends Meeting
5684 York Road
(routes 202 and 263)
Lahaska, Pennsylvania
(just south of Peddler’s Village)

Please bring a dish to share with others. If you are able to RSVP and let us know you are coming that would be great.

P.S. BuxMont’s Coordinator, Bill Deckhart is celebrating his 50th birthday on May 26. We will be having a surprise birthday cake for him at the potluck. Please don’t mention it though if you see Bill as we are trying to keep it a surprise.

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SHAKESPEARE’S IMMORTAL OTHELLO ELECTRIFIES ON ACTORS’ NET STAGE

EVENT: OTHELLO: William Shakespeare’s immortal Othello takes to the Heritage Center stage in Morrisville. Love, jealousy and racial hatred swirl wildly throughout this monumental masterwork. Need we say “Moor?” Co-Directed by NET Artistic Director Cheryl Doyle of Morrisville and George Hartpence of New Hope. Starring Carlo Campbell of Philadelphia as Othello; George Hartpence of New Hope as Iago; Tess Ammerman of Arneytown, NJ as Desdemona; Brian Kelly of Doylestown as Cassio; Aaron Wexler of Philadelphia as Roderigo; Carol Thompson of New Hope as Emilia; Mort Paterson of Philadelphia as Brabantio; Jack Bathke of Robbinsville, NJ as The Duke and Lodovico; Allison DeKorte of Newtown as Bianca; DeLarme Landes of Doylestown as Montano; and Matthew Cassidy of Morrisville as “Gratiano.” Featuring Tom Harrelson of Churchville; Erik Benrud of Philadelphia; Daniel Reiher of Aston and Brian Slayton of West Windsor, NJ. Stage managed by Matthew Cassidy. Lighting Design by Andrena Wishnie of Morrisville. Costumes by Cheryl Doyle. Fight Choreography by Steve Kazakoff of Pennington, NJ. Edited for the stage by George Hartpence and Cheryl Doyle.

DATES: June 10 – 26, 2011.

TIMES: All three weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

PLACE: The Heritage Center, 635 North Delmorr Avenue (Route 32), Morrisville, PA – near the Calhoun Street Bridge.

ADMISSION: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $10 for children age 12 and under. To reserve, call the nonprofit Actors’ NET at 215-295-3694 or email actorsnet@aol.com. On-line tickets can be purchased via http://www.brownpapertickets.com.

COMING July 15 – 31: CABARET: Book by Joe Masteroff. Music & Lyrics by Kander & Ebb. In 1931 Germany, the Nazis’ rise to power spares no one — not even the performers and patrons of the Kit Kat Club. Hit songs include “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and, of course, the title song, “Cabaret.” Directed by Joe Doyle. Assistant Director, Pam Jorgensen. Musical Direction by Pat Masterson. Choreography by Dani-Tucci Juraga. Starring Tess Ammerman and John Bergeron. Costarring Mark Versprille, Marco Newton, Susan Blair and Tami Feist. And also starring Scott Lutz as “The Emcee.”

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Joyous June Cuddle Party!

Time
Sunday, June 12 · 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Location
Personal Growth Alternatives, LLC
2411 C. Patane Avenue
Abington, PA 19001
Created By
Edie Weinstein
More Info
$40 per person, 2 cuddlers for $60

Join us for an afternoon of snuggles, cuddles, hugs, massage and spooning. Make new friends and re-unite with folks you already know. Learn portable life skills, includng ways of saying yes to what you want and no to what you don’t want in all areas of your life, enhancing self esteem, improving relationships and communication.

And if you would like to stay…. From 6-11 pm:
Kindred spirit gathering, potluck, music, drumming around the firepit, led by Music in The Moment’s Ron Kravitz.

Edie Weinstein is your Cuddle Party facilitator and would love to see your cuddly self there. Tell friends…the more the cuddlier.
To register, go to http://www.cuddleparty.com

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The Dr. Howard Mazer Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 12 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Firstgiving.com is a simple and efficient way to raise money online for the Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk. Each participant can create his/her own fundraising page for free and blast it out to their friends, family, and co-workers, making it easy for supporters to securely donate online. You can register as an individual or as a Team Captain or a team member. This info sheet will help you get started in creating your page.

Creating an individual fundraising page is easy and fast!
1) Go to http://www.firstgiving.com/DVSC
2) Click the link in the center of the page for Get Started.
3) Select the link for Strides for Stroke.
4) Follow the prompts to register and create your page.
5) If you are part of a team be sure to join your team when signing up; this will link the donation pages!

If you have any questions, please contact Willa Kravitz at 215.789.3812 or willa@phillystroke.org Thank you for supporting the Delaware Valley Stroke Council.

PLEASE NOTE: Team Captains must log on to Firstgiving.com prior to their team members to create a team name. Once that name is created, team members can link their fundraising page to the team name, allowing for an accurate team fundraising total.

MY REQUEST: If you care to participate and if you’re looking to join a team, kindly join the team of Dr. Emil Matarese. He’s a fantastic Bucks County neurologist who has done much for the community, particularly with respect to providing greater stroke awareness.

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