Warminster Township Parks & Recreation Department provides a series of year-round special events to all local residents. Pre-registration is required for some events as listed. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for most events. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 215-443-5428 or visit our offices at WREC@WCP, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster.
In order for our events to be successful, we are seeking volunteers who wish to assist. No worries about the time commitment – it can be as little as a half hour to multiple hours and on a flexible schedule. Let us know if you are interested by contacting the Parks & Rec office at 215-443-5428. Please be aware youth programs may require a background check.
FRIENDS OF WARMINSTER PARKS CASINO NIGHT
On March 23, 2019, the Friends of Warminster Parks will host another Monte Carlo Casino Night
at Ann’s Choice. Come out and join us for an evening of fun and fundraising for the Splash Park. $35 tickets will include a Beef & Beer, $50 in chips, raffles and gaming tables (Roulette, Poker, Craps, Blackjack and Texas Hold‘em). Basket & Raffle Sponsors and gamblers will be needed for this special event. We’ve added some exciting trips to our raffle baskets and auction items this year, so your fun can continue after the Casino Night with once in a lifetime trips. www.friendsofwarminsterparks.org
• DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM Bingo games begin at 7:00 PM
• Tickets: $40 in advance, or $45 at the door (if available)
Tickets include – 20 games of Bingo with chef’s choice hors’ oeuvre buffet and beer & wine bar from 6:30-9:30 PM. (Must be 21 to Play/Enter). Space is limited and sells out fast! Order tickets on Dec 1 by calling (215) 443-5428 with a credit card. If you would like to sponsor a bag or donate towards the purchase of a bag to be used as a prize, please call the Parks & Recreation office at (215) 443-5428. Special note: Although this event has long been a Longaberger basket event, it appears that they are no longer in business.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARK PICK UP
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful by coordinating or volunteering for a community cleanup, any day, April 1-May 31, 2019. Volunteers are invited to clean up park & public areas in the community. Parks & Recreation will supply volunteer certificates, safety vests, gloves & trash bags (courtesy of PennDOT) to all who register. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more info: (215) 443-5428.
ANNUAL EGG SCRAMBLE
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM | Rain or shine
Fees: FREE ~ Pre-registration required! (215) 443-5428
Attention area children, ages 3-10! You are invited to participate in the annual Egg Scramble with Mr. E. Bunny. Eggs will be scattered outside around WCP, 1100 Veterans Way, for age groups: 3-4 yrs., 5-7 yrs. & 8-10 yrs. Limited to 500 children
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENTS with PAR Recycle Works
Sunday, June 9 and Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 10 AM-1 PM @ Warminster Community Park – use the 350 E. Bristol Road entrance at Hatboro & Bristol Roads.
The Township has teamed up with PAR Recycle Works to provide an electronics (e-waste) recycling event to area residents. Bring your outdated or obsolete appliance or electronic devices such as computers, printers and cell phones. For more information about PAR Recycle Works and to determine what items will be accepted, go to their website: www. par-recycleworks.org. Drop off is free, except for certain items like small CRT monitors-$30; televisions up to 40”-$45; anything in an enclosure or over 40”- $65. Questions about fees should be sent to email@example.com. This event is very popular – be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes for drop off.
24TH ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM @ Kemper Park
Parks & Rec and Citadel present this hilarious family event for its 24th consecutive year. Rubber Duckies float ¼ mile down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in a race to the finish line. First 4 ducks to cross the finish win a cash prize. Official ducky number tickets may be purchased online or at Citadel on Street Road, the WREC@WCP, and Library.
TICKETS: $5.00/ Ducky or 5 Duckies for $20.00.
You need not be present to WIN! PRIZES: 1st – $200 / 2nd -$150 / 3rd – $100/ 4th – $50
Join Park & Rec for the “JUST DUCKY PICNIC” prior to the Rubber Ducky Regatta. Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and we’ll supply dessert with help from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, A-1 Pest Control, and Rita’s Water Ice.
Warminster VFW #6493 presents:
WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE
Monday, May 27, 2019 @ Township Bldg., 401 Gibson Ave.
*Ceremony: begins @10 AM; Parade begins at 11 AM (weather permitting)
PARADE ROUTE!! Starts at the Township Building, east on Henry Ave, north on York Rd, east on Street Rd, north on Louis Drive, parade ends at the VFW Post on Louis Drive. For more info, call Ron or John @ VFW (215) 773-0693.
THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE VEGGIE CONTEST
July 15-September 21, 2019
Area residents of Bucks and Montgomery County are invited to participate in the WREC’s Incredible Edible Veggie Contest (formerly Heaviest Tomato Contest). If you have a ripe tomato,
cucumber, zucchini, eggplant or squash and would like to enter it in our contest, stop by the WREC, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM to weigh in your champ. A prize will be awarded to the winner in each category.
WATCH FOR INFO ON OTHER 2019 EVENTS (all dates subject to change)
- ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARK PICK UP – April 1- May 31, 2019
- SEMI-ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE – April 13, 2019 & August 24, 2019 @ WCP
- 24th Annual RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA – Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ Kemper Park
- WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE – Monday, May 27, 2019
- WARMINSTER DAYS CELEBRATION – 2019! Come celebrate with us Saturday, June 8, 2019
- ANNUAL FALL GOLF SCRAMBLE – Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day!)
- TOUCH A TRUCK / PAINT THE PLOW – Saturday, October 26, 2019
- Radio City Music Hall- Christmas Spectacular Trip / Saturday, November 16, 2019
WARMINSTER DAY CELEBRATION – 2019!
Join our event sponsors, Cowhey Family Shoprite and Gilmore & Associates, Inc. to celebrate with us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Warminster Community Park!
Family & Musical Entertainment, Food Trucks, Children’s Games, Fire & K-9 Demos, Clowns, Magicians & Jugglers, Community & Business Vendors, Plenty of Parking!
Businesses: If you would like more information on sponsorship packages or wish to become an investor in the future of the park, please give the Parks and Recreation office a call at (215) 443-5428.
Volunteers: Everyone is welcome to assist with this project. Whether you’ve got a few hours to spare the day of the event or want to devote the next 5 months of your time, please contact the Parks & Rec office at 215-443-5428. Watch the township website for more information on volunteers, sponsorship and a schedule of activities.
ENVIRONMENTAL CLASSES WITH CHURCHVILLE NATURE CENTER (CNC)
Don’t miss out on some of the exciting happenings at Churchville Nature Center: Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast, Rock & Mineral Expo, Wildflower Sale and Arthopalooza, along with many family classes. Check out their website: www.churchvillenaturecenter.org for more information. A CNC Naturalist will lead our new environmental programs at WCP.
AT WARMINSTER COMMUNITY PARK
Meet @ the WREC, 1100 Veterans Way
Sat, Apr. 13 @ 7:30 AM (Rain or shine)
Fees: FREE-Must pre-register!
Join Bill Woodroffe, CNC Naturalist, as he explores habitats and identifies birds at Warminster Community Park. Participants will spend approximately two hours and should bring binoculars, and weather appropriate clothes and waterproof boots. Call to register: 215-443-5428!
Walk with a Naturalist
Sat, Jun. 22 @ 8:00 AM (Rain or shine)
Fees: CNC Member free, all others $3
Learn about the variety of unique habitats that are in WCP with CNC Naturalist, Bill Woodroffe.
Sat, Aug. 17 @ 9:00 (Rain or shine)
Fees: CNC Member free, all others $3
There is a wide variety of trees, native and non-native, in Warminster Community Park. By touring the park, with CNC naturalist Dana Ward, participants will learn how to identify different species.
Invasive Species Clearing @ WCP
Sat, May 18 9:00 AM-Noon
Volunteers are invited to come join members of the EAC, Park & Rec staff and scouts to clear away some of the invasive species in the park woodlands and fields. Call Park & Rec to be placed on the list for info.
AT CHURCHVILLE NATURE CENTER
501 Churchville Ln, Churchville, PA 18966
Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast
Sun, Feb. 24
• 10:00 AM-Pancake breakfast. Reservations needed, limited seating $10/person
• 1:00 PM-Maple Sugar Festival – CNC Members-Free, Nonmembers-$5
Learn how maple trees are tapped, sap is collected, and how it is boiled down to make delicious syrup or sugar.
Rock & Mineral Expo
Sat-Sun, Apr. 6 & 7
Fees: $5/adult, Kids under 19-free.
Some kid’s activities have a small fee between $2 – $5 each An annual family-friendly fun and educational event. The 2-day event includes panning for gold, cave exploring, fossil hunt and plenty of vendors. This year’s theme will be Fossils. Get ready to hunt for them in the cave.
Apr. 27-May 5 (Closed Monday)
This sale is a great way to support native plants, local wildlife and the center itself. The wildflowers sold are all Pennsylvania and Eastern US natives with a focus on plants that attract native pollinators as both nectar and host sources. As a fundraiser, the sale helps support the Nature Center’s educational programming and funds help to continue improving the preserve.
Sat-Sun, Aug 10 & 11 • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Entry Fee: $8/person (children 3 & under free); CNC Members are free
Join us for a weekend full of insects, arthropods and everything without a backbone! There will be tarantulas (lots of tarantulas), beekeeping demonstrations, the Butterfly House will be open, some hissing cockroach races, scavenger hunts and many other games, activities and insects on display. You can even eat bugs!
OUTDOOR TENNIS WITH BUCKS COUNTY TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Coming in April!
Warminster Township and the Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA) will once again partner in 2019 to provide tennis programs at Munro Park. Programs will start mid-April and will run through mid-October for both youth and adults. All skill abilities welcome! Program specifics, including dates and times, will be posted in early February at www.buckscountytennis.usta.com and Warminster Township website with registration opening March 1. Fun and fitness for friends and families ages 4 to 94-plus!
HOCKEY & ICE SKATING LESSONS
Bucks County Ice Sport Center in Warminster has teamed up with Parks & Recreation to offer 7-week sessions for ice skating or hockey lessons for youth ages 3 and above starting
in March. All classes are held at Bucks County Ice Sports, 1185 York Road. Session dates run continuously and are subject to change. For either class, call to register: (215) 443-5428
Figure Skating Lessons
Sat, Mar. 2-Apr.13 OR Sat, Apr. 27-Jun. 8, from 1:10-2:10 PM
Tue, Feb. 26-Apr. 9 OR Apr. 23-Jun. 4 from 4:20-5:20 PM
Summer: Wed, Jun. 26-Aug. 14 from 4:30-5:30 PM
Figure Skating lessons include a half-hour group lesson and a half hour of practice each week. Skate rental & USFSA Basic Skills Package are included. On first day of class, participants should arrive at the rink a half hour early for on ice class assignment and orientation.
Learn to Play Hockey – Rookie 1 & Rookie 2
Fri, Feb. 1-Mar. 22, (No class 2/15)
Fri, Mar. 29-May 17 (No class 4/19)
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM (Rookie 1) • 6:40-7:40 PM (Rookie 2)
Ages: 5-9 (Rookie 1) • 5-11 (Rookie 2)
Ice Hockey participants should have some minimal skating experience. It is important to learn the basics of hockey skating before one can hope to handle the stick and puck on the ice. Each class will be broken into 3 separate skill sections – skating; stick handling & puck control; and organized scrimmage. Full equipment required: Hockey skates, USFSA approved helmet w/face mask, mouth guard, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, & stick.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH DELUCA MUSIC ACADEMY OF HATBORO
Private half-hour or hour-long lessons will be held at DeLuca Music Academy at their Hatboro location at 54 S. York Road. Call for more info and set up your lessons: (215) 674-1401. Mention that you saw Music Lessons in the Township Newsletter when registering and get one class FREE!
Guitar or Ukulele Lessons (Ages 7 & up)
Our guitar/ukulele teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars and ukuleles. Beginner students can expect to work on chords,
simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring recordings of music they enjoy.
Piano Lessons (Ages 5 & up)
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music to jazz. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
FIREFIGHTER CADET CAMP
Dates: Jul. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2019
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: Hartsville Fire Station, 1195 York Road, Warminster
Ages: Persons 14 years of age or older
This hands-on program is a joint effort by all the fire stations in Warminster and Warrington Townships to introduce young people to the Fire Service. Participants will learn many things including: hose rolls, carries and packing, fire hydrant operations, fire extinguisher operations, deluge gun operations, self-contained breathing apparatus, pump connections, and many other basic individual and team skills. Contact 215-672-9242 or President93@hartsvillefc.org for more information or stop by one of the fire stations on Tuesday evenings.