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EventBriefs, April 2013

Apr 01, 2013 12:01AM
  • The First Sponsors a Free Community Shred Day
  • Green Collaboration Hosts Fair at Bucks Country Gardens
  • Earth Day Work Day at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Family-Friendly Earth Day at Core Creek Park

The First Sponsors a Free Community Shred Day

A Community Shred Day will take place at Bucks County Community College, in Newtown, from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 13. Sponsored by The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown, the event provides an opportunity for residents to securely destroy personal documents and to better protect themselves from identity theft. Last year’s Shred Day was so popular that the free shredding capacity will be doubled this year. The First asks that participants bring only personal documents and limit themselves to four boxes per vehicle.

Location: Lot C, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown. For more information, call 215-860-9100.

Green Collaboration Hosts Fair at Bucks Country Gardens

Green Collaboration will host a free Earth Day Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21, at Bucks Country Gardens, in Doylestown. Fair-goers will be able to sample locally sourced foods, browse products made from sustainable, reclaimed, organic and green materials, and connect with local providers of eco-friendly services and merchandise. Kid-friendly activities will include making recycled-paper pots and planting herb seedlings. Attendees can also win door prizes and receive special discounts.

Green Collaboration is a group of businesses committed to sustainability and environmental education and stewardship.

Cost: Free. Location: Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown. For more information, call 242-473-6211 or visit For sponsorship opportunities, call Jeanette Guerrelli at 215-534-8246.

Earth Day Work Day at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) is looking for volunteers to celebrate Earth Day by working on its grounds during the morning of April 13. Guided by a leader, groups will walk to key areas of the property with the tools needed to remove non-native plants, clear trails, cut down vines, clear debris and more. Volunteers should arrive at 9 a.m. for coffee and job selection, dressed and prepared to work outdoors. Lunch will be served at noon. Families are welcome to participate together.

BHWP is a 134-acre nature preserve, botanical garden and accredited museum that serves as a sanctuary and educational resource for conservation and stewardship of native plants.

Location: 1635 River Rd., New Hope. To register and for more information, call 215-862-2924, email [email protected] or visit

Family-Friendly Earth Day at Core Creek Park

The Middletown, Newtown and Bucks County Parks and Recreation departments and the Lower Bucks nature centers will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 27, with giveaways and raffles, a plant exchange and kid-friendly fun including arts and crafts and a bicycle rodeo (bring bike and helmet). Displays and demonstrations will highlight hybrid vehicles, eco-friendly businesses and electronics recycling. Musical entertainment includes Asylum Wind and the Bux-Mont Singers.

Cost: Free. Location: Core Creek Park, Pavilion #11, 901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne. For more information, call 215-348-6114 or visit

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