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ANCIENT OAK COLUMN Ancient Oak Womens Organization to have guest speaker March 6

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

Signs of spring are starting to appear. Daylight saving time begins in a few weeks. Easter cards and decorations are available in many stores.

For me one of the first signs of the season's change is the orchid plant on my windowsill. For the past five years, three miniature purple flowers bloom in late February. They are with me until late August when, one by one, the petals fold up and drop off. It's time to rest, to prepare for next year's blooms.

The Ancient Oak Womens Organization meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at St. Paul's UCC, Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown. State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, is the guest speaker. The ladies are asked to bring wrapped candy for stuffing the Easter eggs. Make sure there are no peanut products in the candy. The Easter egg hunt will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Church Lane Park. Rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24.

All Ancient Oak residents are asked to participate in the Redner's Save-A-Tape program. You must obtain a Save-A-Tape card at the customer service desk. Present this card at checkout time. One percent of the tapes totals received goes into the annual high school senior scholarship fund for Ancient Oak senior graduates. Call Irene Opilla at 610-336-4115 with questions.

The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens meet noon March 5 and 19 at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie. The men and women play cards and bingo after the business meeting. Special entertainment is part of the March 19 afternoon outing.

Children ages two to six years old are invited to attend Bedtime Booktime at the Lower Macungie Library 7:30 p.m. March 4. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your nightime stuffed buddy along.

Friday night bingo is played at the Alburtis Community Center, Walnut and Second streets in Alburtis. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games begin 7 p.m. Players must be 18 or accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available. Bingo is played October through April.

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Penn Avenue and Quarry Road, Alburtis, is having a spring bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9. Visit the craft and white elephant booths, try your luck at the Chinese auction. Enjoy delicious home baked goodies and luncheon.

Dates to remember: March 10, daylight saving time begins; March 17, St. Patrick's Day; March 20, spring begins; March 24, Palm Sunday.

News for March column must be in by March 19.