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Monday, May 28, 2018


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

May 17

Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets. There will be an election of board directors, followed by the program by Bill Barto on “The Emaus Band Goes to War-Part II.” The Emaus Band, led by John Z. Iobst, marched to Doylestown in September 1861 and enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Part Two will answer the question of where the band was while the regiment was under heavy attack at the 1862 Fair Oaks battle. For more information, call 610-966-6591.

May 20

The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society plant sale at Upper Milford Farmers Market, 5671 Chestnut St., Old Zionsville. Baked goods will also be offered for sale. Visit hivelunddahl.org for more information.

Breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Chirst, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. Children under six eat free. For more information, call 610-966-5115 or 610-966-3601.

Bingo at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m.; bingo starts 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

May 21

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will host a Dixieland jazz service 10:30 a.m. The Dixieland All-Stars will perform under the direction of Kevin O’Connell, retired director of the Eyer Junior High Band. There will also be two numbers performed by the Macungie Minstrelaires.

Breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

May 25

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. Vern Arndt will share experiences from his many years of military service in Vietnam and beyond. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4376.

May 28

Graveside Memorial Day services will be conducted by the Macungie V.F.W. Memorial Post No. 9264 at the following locations: 10:15 a.m. - St. Peters Union Church Cemetery, 11 a.m. - Macungie Fairview Cemetery, Macungie, 11:30 a.m. - Solomon’s Church Cemetery, Macungie, noon - Old Zionsville Zion’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Old Zionsville, 12:30 p.m. - Bethany United Methodist Cemetery, East Texas.

May 29

Flag Raising and Placing of Wreath Ceremony will take place at the Macungie Memorial Park, Veteran’s Memorial 8:30 a.m. The Macungie Memorial Day Parade will begin at the William A. Shoemaker Elementary School 10:00 a.m. The parade route follows East Main Street (Route 100) from Fairview Street to the Macungie Memorial Park Bandshell. Following the parade, the 69th Annual Macungie Memorial Day Program will be conducted at the Macungie Park Bandshell at approximately 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker is Borough of Macungie Mayor Gary W. Cordner. A memorial service will be held at the Lehigh-Northampton Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 287 Lehigh St., Macungie noon. All are invited to remain for free refreshments following the memorial service. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the Memorial Day Services will be held in the Macungie Memorial Park auditorium, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie, 10:45 a.m. For more information or for Monday event cancellation updates, go to www.macungie.org or call 610-965-0372.

June 1

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Linda Garber Hess will provide the presentation. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

June 3

Lower Macungie Township free summer concert series with The Outlaws featuring Crazy Elmer, East Texas Park, 5575 East Texas Road, East Texas, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6924.

June 4

Kiwanis Club of Emmaus 44th Annual Pancake Festival, 8 a.m. to noon at Emaus Fire Company #1, Sixth and Broad streets, Emmaus. Children under age 10 eat free. One price includes all the pancakes you can eat. For tickets and further information, call 610-395-4818 or visit www.EmmausKiwanis.org.

June 14

Community blood drive at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. The blood drive, 4 to 8 p.m., is in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Call Deana for an appointment at 610-217-3155.

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