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LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP COLUMN

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 23

There will be a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 23 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. For more information, call 610-966-6924.

Concordia Lutheran Church and Preschool will hold a Community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 year through fifth grade 11 a.m. March 23. Participants may register in advance by calling 610-965-3265 or register at the event. Bring your own basket. The church is located at 2623 Brookside Road.

Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 23.

Online ticket sales for the Emmaus High School musical "Legally Blonde" have begun. The website is www.eastpennsd.org/ehs; look for the drama department link. Tickets can also be purchased at the EHS main office 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Telephone orders will not be taken through the main office. Show times are 7 p.m. April 10 to 13 and 2 p.m. April 13.

The Lower Macungie Firefighters Women's Association will hold a basket and pottery bingo 1 p.m. April 7 at the Lower Macungie Fire Department on Brookside Road. Doors open noon. For more information, call 484-239-3945.

The Friends of the Lower Macungie Library will meet 10 a.m. April 13 in the library. The next book sale will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4. Preview night for members will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 2. Membership forms are available. The bag sale will be held 2 to 7:30 p.m. May 7 in conjunction with Community Day.

Book donations will be accepted until April 1. After that, hold all donations until July 1 for the fall sale. No magazines, Reader's Digest books or textbooks will be accepted. Sorting for the book sale will begin April 8 and will continue 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday for the month of April.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will sponsor a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 11 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rain date is Sunday, May 12. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or Bob Kichline at 610-966-4941 or go to http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

The Macungie and Lower Macungie Historical Societies will sponsor "Re-Discovering the Catasauqua and Fogelsville Railroad" 7 p.m. April 18 at the Macungie Institute in Macungie. The railroad once hauled iron ore to Lockridge Furnace and other furnaces along the Lehigh River. Learn about this once vital transportation link, part of which is still active today.

The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club meets noon April 2 and 16 at the Community Center. After a business meeting, members play bingo or card games. On April 16, the games are followed by special entertainment.

The Lower Macungie Township Community Center offers a number of activities including Walkercise, yoga, pilates, and Zumba. Upcoming classes include ballroom dance classes, learn to draw classes for adults, self-defense classes, Cardiofusion, Couch to 5K, ballroom dance classes and a kid's program called Challenge Island.

Indoor Pee Wee tennis classes begin March 28.

AARP will offer Safe Driving for Mature Drivers 5 to 9 p.m. April 9 and 16.

For more information or to register, visit the community center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 610-966-6924.

The township offers discounted movie tickets for Regal Entertainment.

Family Open Gym time is 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays for ages infant through 10 years with a parent. Proof of residency is required.

Yard waste site hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Tuesday and Thursday. Be prepared to show your photo I.D. as proof of residency. For more information, call Public Works at 610-966-4343.

Throughout the months of February and March, Lower Macungie Library will feature the watercolors and acrylics of June Zimmerman.

The library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. April 3 to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. The book for May 1 is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera.

The library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. There are more than 40 language courses available and 16 English as a second language courses. Patrons can now take advantage of Mango Languages' latest innovations: mobile apps for Android and iPhone. Mango can be accessed through the library website at www.lowermaclib.org.

There will be a bedtime booktime 7:30 p.m. April 1 for children ages two to six years old. Come in pajamas and bring your teddy bear.

The library will sponsor "Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa," a talk by Peace Corps volunteer Ron Nelson 6:30 p.m. April 2 in the community center. Nelson is a retired school teacher who re-volunteered to teach mathematics at Domasi Teachers College in Malawi. He will share his experiences living without refrigeration, electricity and using a very unusual cooking fuel.

Audiologist Dr. George Lindley of East Penn Hearing Center will give a talk on the causes, prevention and treatment of hearing loss 1 p.m. April 9. Lindley's talk will cover the types of hearing loss, causes and prevention, effects on daily living and new technologies.

Lower Macungie Library now offers online access to Morningstar Investment Research Center. The database offers continued access to Morningstar Mutual Funds publication which ended print publication in December 2012.

Adult computer classes including Microsoft Word and Intro to the Web are offered monthly. The schedule is available at the library.

Class size is limited and sign-up is required for the above events.

For more information on these classes or storytimes, call the library at 610-966-6864 or go to library website www.lowermaclib.org.

Apparently fish stories are not exclusive to fishing. After a recent basketball game, we had a discussion over how many baskets Ben had made. I said, "I think it was two." Ben replied, "It was three. No, actually it was four." I said, "You'll make a great fisherman. Are you sure it wasn't eight?" Ben said,"Yeah, that's right, it was eight baskets!"

The next township column will be published April 17; copy deadline is April 11.