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MACUNGIE COLUMN

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Lower Lehigh Lions Club flea market and garage sale Sept. 9

The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local farmers providing home grown fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

Macungie Memorial Park is a self-supporting park and depends on events and donations to keep the pool, playground, grounds, ballfields and bathrooms operable. If you are interested in volunteering to help with events, contact Amy at 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lion Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 10. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

Solomon’s United Church of Christ, 82 S. Church St., Macungie, will hold a Polka Mass with the Heidelberg Brass Band 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10. The liturgical service will have Christian lyrics with polka, waltz and march tunes.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Russ Rentler will perform songs from his new CD 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Macungie Institute. He will be accompanied by Judy Terwilliger and Brenden Hackett on fiddle and bass, respectively. Tickets are available at the door.

There will be an ADTC Annual Obedience and Rally Match Sept. 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, go to www.allentowndogtrainingclub.com.

The Parkland Art League will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Macungie Institute. Watercolorist Karen Benco will be the guest demonstrator. Benco has received numerous awards and will be featured in the August/September issue of the International Artist Magazine.

The Lehigh Valley, Berks County and Pocono Mountain Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Sept. 14 to 17 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.lvkc.org.

There will be a Wheels of Time Cruise Night 3 p.m. until dark Sept. 23 at Macungie Memorial Park. Cars can start arriving 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Lehigh Valley Animal Hospital will hold Paws in the Park Sept. 23 at Macungie Memorial Park.

There will be a Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Lower Macungie Community Center. Information will be available for viewing 6:30 p.m.

The Macungie Historical Society will sponsor “Historic Barns of Southeast Pennsylvania” presented by Greg Huber 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Macungie Institute. For more information, visit www.macungie.org.

The Autumn Mineralfest will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be dealers and tables of minerals, fossils, gems, geodes, crystals and more. There will also be hands-on lessons in gold panning and sluicing. Breakfast and lunch are available. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or go to www.mineralfest.com.

The ninth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch, of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, will conduct a Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or email Roberta@barktoberfestpetfair.com.

There will be an Interstate Shetland Club Dog Show Oct. 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

A bus trip to “Christmas at Longwood Gardens,” sponsored by The Friends of the Macungie Institute, is scheduled Nov. 29. The trip includes dinner at Mendenhall Inn. For more information, call the Macungie Institute at 610-966-7830.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is held 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the Macungie Institute. For information, call 610-966-2213.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled Sept. 18 and Oct. 16. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will meet 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 26 at the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the post home. The Macungie Rod and Gun Club board meets 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the club.

Borough council meets 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and Oct. 2 and 16 at Borough Hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Sept. 26. The public is welcome.

Bingo is held weekly Saturday evenings at Macungie Memorial Park. Doors open 5 p.m. and games begin 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

Ben started middle school this week and so far has posted mixed reviews on the experience. As he rode to school with his dad, he observed, “I don’t want to go to high school. Then you have to get up even earlier than for middle school.”

He continued, “I like summer vacation. I wish it was summer vacation all the time. I used to have it so good, but then Mom enrolled me in pre-K.”

The next column will be published Oct. 4; copy deadline is Sept. 29.