EMMAUS COLUMN Happy Easter Emmaus
The Emmaus Lions Club is holding its 5th annual "Nite at the Races" March 9 at Upper Milford West District Fire Co., Routes 29 and 100 in Old Zionsville. Doors open at 5 p.m.; first race is 6:30 p.m. Your ticket includes fun, food, drinks (BYOB) and door prizes. Proceeds are used to fund the club's charity projects. For information and/or tickets, visit Buss Paints or Upper Milford West District Fire Company or call Lion Henry Heil at 610-966-5220. Seating is limited. Rain date is March 10.
The Emmaus Rotary Club presents The Fabulous Greaseband, 7 p.m. March 15 at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St. Proceeds support the club's local and international projects. BYOB and snacks for a fun evening of music and dancing. For tickets, visit www.EmmausRotary.org.
The Emmaus Garden Club will host the club's first meeting of the year, noon March 5 at Faith Presbyterian Church, North 2nd and Cherokee streets. A light lunch will be served before the 1 p.m. program. Guest speaker Myra Fenza, owner of a custom floral design business, Floral Accents in Allentown, will present "Art in Bloom." The public is welcome you don't have to be a club member or live in Emmaus. For more information, call 610- 966-4181.
The club is also hosting a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, March 4. Call to inquire if space is still available. There is a cost. Call Diane at 610-554-0653 or 610-395-5788 for more information.
All the regularly scheduled children's programs continue at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St. Registration is required for some programs. Call 610-965-9284 or see www.emmauspl.org for information.
The Emmaus Winter Farmers' Market will take place 10 a.m. to noon every other Sunday in 2013 until the regular market starts up again in May. The winter market dates in March are March 10 and 24. The Winter Market is held at the KNBT parking lot, 235 Main St. For information, visit www.emmausmarket.com.
The Emmaus Historical Society museum, 563 Chestnut St. is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. The museum will be decorated with vintage winter memorabilia and photos of local blizzards, including the Great Blizzard of 1888. Additional Wednesday museum hours in March are 4 to 9 p.m. March 6 and 20. For information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-966-6591. The Society's March meeting program, "The Rodale Manufacturing Company," is 7 p.m. March 27 (note the date change) at St. John's Lutheran Church parish hall,5th and Chestnut streets. Former Rodale employees are invited to attend and join the historical society members in a nostalgic evening.
The society members are taking orders for shoo-fly pies. Pies are to be picked up at the April 17 meeting. For cost information or to order a pie, call 610-966-6591. Deadline for orders is April 5.
Emmaus Borough Council will meet 7 p.m. March 4 and 18 in council chambers, 28 S. Fourth St. The offices will be closed March 29 for the Good Friday holiday.
The compost center and curbside yard waste pick-up site off Kline's Lane will open March 13. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. or dusk Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us or call 610-965-9292.
The Emmaus Kiwanis Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt at Emmaus Community Park is set for March 30. The hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m. so plan to be there prior to that time because the hunt lasts only a few minutes.
Best wishes for a Happy Saint Patrick's Day and a Happy Easter. The deadline for the next Emmaus column is March 20. Send submissions to Corrine Durdock, 913 Little Lehigh Dr., Emmaus or Durdock@aol.com or call 610-967-2661.