The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.
New this year will be a Kairos Promotions Community Carnival with amusement rides, games, entertainment and carnival foods that will coincide with Community Day June 4. The carnival will be held June 2, 3 and 4. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. June 2 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 3 and 4.
Emmaus has hosted summer concerts in the park for 38 years. The concerts are held in the Community Arts Pavilion, 1401 Shimersville Road. Summer concerts during June are June 11: James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers, 5 to 8 p.m.; June 25: Tommy Zita, 5 to 8 p.m. There will be no concert June 18 Father’s Day. Concerts are free and held rain or shine. For concert information, visit www.emmausent.com.
Zumba will be offered 9 a.m. every Saturday at the Arts Pavilion. Aqua Zumba will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays June through August at the community pool. There is a fee to enter the pool.
Movies Under the Stars will be held 8 p.m. June 23. The movie will be “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
The community pool will open noon to 8 p.m. May 27, 28 and 29. It will reopen noon to 8 p.m. June 3 and 4 and then open for the season noon to 8 p.m. June 10 to Aug. 27. Swim lessons will be offered in July. For pool information during operating hours, call 610-928-1130.
The annual Memorial Day parade will begin 9 a.m. May 29 from the Emmaus High School parking lot to Chestnut Street and end at the Memorial Triangle, where Third and Fourth streets converge. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the high school auditorium 9:30 a.m.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation will install 35 bricks in the Veteran’s Walkway 1 p.m. May 28 at the Emmaus Remembrance Garden, 164 E. Main St. This ceremony is a combined effort of the Emmaus Veteran’s Committee and the Commemorative Gardens Foundation. The Memorial Day weekend program includes a special rifle salute and taps, a guitar performance and messages from several dignitaries. Keynote speakers will be Mike Sewards, founder of the Lehigh Valley Veteran History Project and John Schmoyer, Vietnam veteran. For information, visit www.emmausremembers.org.
Bring out your no longer used treasures to sell during Emmaus Community Yard Sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3. No permit is required. The rain date is June 4.
The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus will host its 44th annual Pancake Festival 8 a.m. to noon June 4 at Emaus Fire Co. #1, 50 S. Sixth St. The all-you-can-eat festival includes guest appearances, raffles, face painting and more. There is a ticket price for adults; children under 10 eat free. For information, visit EmmausKiwanis.org or call 610-395-4818.
Citizens’ Fire Co. #2 will hold a community carnival, 1017 Pennsylvania Ave., 6 to 10 p.m. June 7 through 10.
The Summer Reading Club at the Emmaus Public Library runs June 12 through Aug. 19. The theme is “Build a Better World.” The kickoff party, “Building Better Communities with Music,” will be held 7 p.m. June 19. Miss Daria will demonstrate how music can bring us together.
Literary Lunch, Literary Lunch Jr. and Teen Read continue through June at the library. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.emmauspl.org or call 610-965-9284. For a list of other programs visit emmauspl.org.
Lehigh County Conservation District’s Miss Jolie will present a program, “Buckets Full of Nature,” 10:30 a.m. June 20 at the library. She will bring the outdoors inside during fun-filled classes on nature, science and exploration.
Karen Maurer of the Lehigh Valley Storytellers’ Guild will present a teen storytelling workshop for students in grades six through 12 at the library. The workshop will be held 2 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 20 and ending with a performance Aug. 8 that will be open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-965-9284, ext. 209.
The library will host a workshop for students in grades six through 12 to learn about textiles and learn about quilting. Each participant will design a T-shirt to take home and design a lap quilt to be donated to the senior center. Pre-registration is required.
The library is offering several films in June. The family film matinee will be shown 2 p.m. June 3. A film in the teen film series will be shown 6:30 p.m. June 29 (PG-13). Another movie night will be held 6:30 p.m. June 27 and a movie matinee will be held 1 p.m. June 29. All the films except the teen film are rated PG.
Community Partners 4 Kids will present a workshop for parents on keeping all kids safe 10:30 a.m. June 17 at the library. Registration is required and available at the front desk.
The daytime adult book club meets 2 p.m. June 6. The adult basic computer classes, knitting group, adult coloring group and the memoir writing group continue through June. For information, visit the website emmauspl.org or call 610-965-9284.
There will be a presentation at the library by Barbara Malt, vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, on “Gardening for Birds and Butterflies,” 7 p.m. June 26 and a presentation on Northeast Woodland Indians for sixth graders through adult 7 p.m. June 12. Both presentations require pre-registration. Call 610-965-9284, ext. 210, to RSVP.
The mobile office for state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, will be at the library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19.
Miller Keystone Blood Center will conduct a blood drive 3 to 7 p.m. June 21. Pre-register online at 222.giveapint.org or register at the library front desk. Walk ins are welcome.
The Emmaus Senior Citizens’ group meets 1 p.m. Fridays at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Congregational Church, Ridge and Fifth streets. Al Shade, a musician, will entertain at the June 2 meeting. There will be a film shown June 9 and the June 16 meeting will be a catered picnic noon at the church. All senior citizens in the area are welcome to attend. The group does not meet in July or August. For information, call 610-966-4273.
The Emmaus Farmers Market is held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in the BB&T’s parking lot, 235 Main St. The market offers more than two dozen vendors. For information, visit the website emmausmarket.com.
The Emmaus Main Street Partners will host its annual golf classic June 19. The entrance fee includes a welcome bag, greens fees, cart, refreshments, light breakfast and lunch. For information, email email@example.com or visit the website www.emmausmainstreet.com.
Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. June 19, 29 S. Fourth St. For information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us or call 610-965-9292.
The program for Emmaus Garden Club’s June 6 meeting is “The Growth of Our Garden,” presented by Dr. Robert Stamper. The group meets noon with the program beginning 12:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, North Second and Cherokee streets.
The Emmaus Woman’s Club will hold a round robin card luncheon May 24 at Brookside Country Club. The club’s final meeting before its summer hiatus will be the celebration and honoring of the club’s scholarship recipient at a June 7 luncheon at the Cottage at Louie’s Bakery. The club resumes meeting in September. For information, call 610-434-7836.
The annual Flag Day program organized by the Woman’s Club of Emmaus will be held 6 p.m. June 14 in the Arts Pavilion at Emmaus Community Park. The program recognizes student essay and poetry contest winners. Monsignor Edward Coyle, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, will serve as chaplain. Emmaus Police Chief Charles Palmer will be the guest speaker and Emmaus Borough Councilman Nathan Brown will preside.
Be sure to stop by the Emmaus Historical Society’s table, 218 Main St., during the June 3 Emmaus Community Yard Sale. The society will also be represented during the June 3 Emmaus Community Day celebration. The society will hold a summer picnic 5:30 p.m. June 21 in the Moser Pavilion at Emmaus Community Park. The society will provide meat and drinks; members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Non-members are welcome but are asked to contribute the cost of the 2017 membership dues. If planning to attend, call 610-966-6591. Leave your name, phone number and the item of food you would like to bring.
The Emmaus Arts Commission is promoting a new fundraiser, the CHAIRity Art Auction. The project features 15 unique chairs, locally sourced and artistically reinterpreted by local artists. Chairs come in all shapes and sizes. The chairs will be displayed June 4 and 18, July 2 and 16 at the Emmaus Farmers Market and available for bidding. The final bids must be placed by 1 p.m. July 16. In between market dates, the chairs will be displayed at several Emmaus businesses. All the proceeds from the auction benefit projects and programs of the Emmaus Arts Commission. For more information, visit Emmausarts.org.
Congratulations to all the 2017 high school graduates. Best wishes for success in the future. Happy Father’s Day to all area fathers.
Plaudits to all the volunteers who participated in this year’s Earth Day clean up.
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