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NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The annual “Newtown Food Truck Fest: Summer Send-Off Edition” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Council Rock North High School. The fundraising event for the historic Newtown Theatre will feature 18 regional food trucks serving up a wide variety of food and desserts. Parking at the high school is a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit theatre, the nation’s oldest continuously operating movie theatre. Confirmed food trucks include: Anatolian Delight, Barkley’s BBQ, BlendLife, Brazilian Bites, Brilliant Beverages, Buzzetta’s Festival Foods, Chickie’s and Pete’s Crabfries Express, Goodnoe’s Farm Dairy Bar, Jammin’ Crepes, Kono Pizza, LaBarra, Nick’s Roast Beef, Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream, Nomad Pizza, Pink’s Cold Treats, Cow and the Curd, Happy Pita, and Little Sicilian. Attendees are invited to bring their own blankets or chairs. Alcohol is not permitted on the premises. Leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, visit TheNewtownTheatre.com/foodtruckfest.

Mark your calendar for Library 5K

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Library will be celebrating the 13th annual Library 5k Run/Walk on Newtown Market Day which falls on October 5th this year. Registration tables will open at 8:00 am and the event will kick off with a yoga warm-up at 8:45am. The race begins at 9:00am, following a trail through Newtown Borough and will end outside of the Library, where the start of the Market Day booths and festivities are located. The race map and registration information can be found on the Newtown Library Company website. Registration costs are $25 per individual participant, $20 individually for groups for 4 or more and $30 for day of individual sign-ups. Registration can be done easily one of three ways; by visiting the Library website, facebook page or in person at the Library, located at 114 East Centre Avenue, Newtown.  T-shirts will be available the day of the race for the first 100 participants and awards will be given to the top male and female of each respective age category. The Library 5k is being held in conjunction with the 43nd annual Newtown Market Day, an old harvest season tradition in Newtown, where long ago, local farmers brought their crops to town to sell while enjoying a day of festivities and contests. This year Market Day will feature the tradition of a book sale at the Library, live music, food, children’s events, hayrides, and games in addition to the high-quality crafters, colonial-era demonstrations and artists displaying a wide variety of interesting crafts, from spinning, quilting, rug hooking, fine arts, jewelry making, photography and blacksmithing. If you would like more information about registering or becoming a sponsor of The Newtown Library Annual 5k event, you can call Newtown Library Company at (215)968-7659, email librarian@newtownlibrary.com or visit https://newtownlibrarycompany.org.

Business Expo set for September 11th

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> The Newtown Business Association will hold its 13th annual Business Expo & Culinary Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Brown Gym, Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run.  The free event is open to the public, showcasing more than 60 local businesses and restaurants.  All participating NBA member businesses will have raffles for prizes, and area restaurants will offer delicious free food samples!   Attendees can also enter a raffle to win gift baskets filled with items and gift certificates from local businesses.   Join the over 1000 expected attendees enjoying what Newtown businesses and the NBA have to offer. The mission of the NBA is to promote Newtown as a great place to live, work, shop and do business, thereby enhancing the economic vitality of the community for member businesses through networking, education, community involvement and coop advertising opportunities.  Full event details at www.NewtownBA.org.

Cyber Crime movie showing at Newtown Theatre

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> In 2018, CNBC reported a staggering six billion dollar loss to Americans as the direct result of cyber crime. Many people remain unaware as to how prevalent cyber crime is for both businesses and in personal transactions. "Knowledge is power in protecting ourselves," says  Michael Einbinder-Schatz, President of Jobecca Technology Group, LLC (Jobecca), a nationally respected cyber security expert with more than 20 years of experience. He has co-produced and is featured in a new Amazon Prime documentary, “Cyber Crime: It’s not a question of if, but when.” The eye-opening documentary will have its Philadelphia area premiere on September 11 at the Newtown Theatre in Newtown at 7 p.m. Through the informative documentary, Michael is spreading awareness of cybercrime and the risks we consumers face.  He brings both personality and knowledge to audiences all over the country, and has spoken on many stages, including those at NASDAQ, West Point and the New York Bar Association. In addition, he has been interviewed for his technology expertise on TV and radio.  Michael is also the host of the VLOG “Tales from the Dark Web.”  All proceeds will benefit Hope Loves Company, which provides free programs and resources to children, young adults, and families affected by ALS. For ticket information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-crime-movie-premiere-benefitting-hope-loves-company-tickets-66496921081

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