The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, will host a winter coat drive through Oct. 14. This is the 17th year of the drive and over 500 coats were distributed last year. Coats will be donated to the local Salvation Army and the Milford Square Women's and Children's Shelter.
Lehigh Carbon Community College's Business Enterprise Center and Lehigh Valley Service Corps of Retired Executives will host a social media marketing workshop 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Alumni Center, Rothrock Library, LCCC. Individuals with businesses will learn about networking, email, marketing and much more. There is no cost but donations will be accepted.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. The program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair/K3YD. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The program will be presented by Karen Huetter of the Center for Vision Loss. A business meeting will follow. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Members of the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library are invited to attend the annual meeting of the organization 7 p.m. in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library, 11 East Main Street, Emmaus. A slate of officers will be elected and the group will vote upon making its annual gift. The suggested contribution is $16,000. In nomination are: President – Julia Brooks, Vice President – Seth Flanders, Secretary – Carol Brokate, Treasurer – William Weber. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting.
The Emmaus Historical Society will present "Historical and Ghost Tales Tours" Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12 and 13. For information and tickets, call 610-966-6591 or 610-967-1557.
The Emmaus Historical Society is accepting orders for apple dumplings and shoofly pies. Order dumplings by Oct. 10 for pickup at the Oct. 17 meeting and pies by Nov. 2 for pickup at the Nov. 14 meeting. Call 610-966-6591 to place an order.
A Very Merrie Halloween event, a Halloween craft show and fall festival, 1803 House, 55 S. Keystone Ave., Emmaus. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Activities include juried crafts, haunted gingerbread house display, a visit from "scary wild creatures" who reside at Wildlands Conservancy, Halloween storytelling, costumed Halloween parade, pumpking decorating and more.There is also an apple pie baking contest. For additional information or to enter your pie, email Laura at lfetzer3@ ptd.net.
The Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association will sponsor Autumn Mineralfest 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, visit www.mineralfest.com.
The Quakertown Farmers Market will host a medieval and renaissance reenactment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7. The event will take place at the north entrance of the market and onlookers are encouraged to dress up in medieval garb. The event is free to attend and people interested in participating as actors can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emmaus Main Street Partners will host their third annual EMSP Beer Fest 1 to 5 p.m. at the Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion. Tickets are available at the Emmaus Jewel Shop and at both branches of Lafayette Ambassador Bank. To order by MasterCard or Visa, call 610-965-6279.
St. Peter's Church and SPICER Animal Rescue will hold their second annual "Blessing of the Animals and Pet Fair" 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7863 St. Peters Road, Macungie. Blessings will take place 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the grove.
Blankstone Farm, 4671 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, will host Alpacafest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event also held Oct. 7. There will be a fashion show, artisans and crafters, demonstrations of fiber arts and seminars about alpacas. Ten Cadette Girl Scouts will show how alpacas can perform in the show ring 2 p.m. Oct. 7.
Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, will host a blessing of the animals 1 to 4 p.m. There will be food, live music, a gift bazaar and more. The blessings are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and a St. Francis medal will be given to each pet blessed. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in a carrier. Attendees can also bring a photo of their pet to be blessed.
Lehigh County TRIAD will hold their monthly meeting with a free continental breakfast 8 a.m. Cynthia Bauer, orthopedic physical therapist at Good Shepherd, will speak on falls and falling 8:30 a.m. and a business meeting will follow the speaker. For more information, call 610-967-5454.
The Lower Macungie Garden Club will host a field trip to Point Phillip Perennials, Danielsville. For more information, contact Janet at 610-336-0376.
Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting 7 p.m. at the ALHS headquarters, 407 Franklin St., Alburtis. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.
The Emmaus Arts Commission will host their seventh annual "Student Horror Film Festival Kick-Off" 6 p.m. at Emmaus High School. Student filmmakers are invited to this free introduction to filmmaking tips and techniques and will be given the theme and genre for the festival. The Film Festival will be held Oct. 28.
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