East Penn Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 29

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care will hold an informational session on providing foster care to children and youths, with a special focus on children with medically fragile conditions, 7 p.m. at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road. Those interested in attending the session are asked to cal 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.

Dec. 1

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, will hold its ninth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. Held in cooperation with the Emmaus Main Street Partners holiday celebration, the sale will feature pre-enjoyed books for all interests and ages in gift-worthy condition at budget-pleasing prices. An Emmaus High School music ensemble will play seasonal music. Shoppers can sample wine, cheese and punch. The Friends will present a ceremonial check in the amount of $30,524 to the library, representing the organization’s annual contribution of $17,000, the funds raised by the spring used book sale,and other program support. The book sale and reception will be held 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 2

Celebrate the Season with Emmaus Main Street Partners at Old Fashioned Christmas, presented by Gross McGinley. Come on out to Emmaus for a day of fun for all ages. Visit shops and restaurants, check out the decorated downtown doors and windows contest, get in the “spirit” on the Holiday Cheers Trail and stop by the EMSP Beverage Tent sponsored by Burkholder’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Catch “The Polar Express” movie at the Emmaus Theatre, sponsored by Edward Jones. Sing along with live holiday music at Triangle Park, sponsored by Wilmer R. Schultz Inc. Take a charming Trolley Ride through town with the Polar Express Conductor, sponsored by Kelly Auto Group and McDonald’s. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus with photos by Wesley Works. Take the kids on a trip through history on the Candy Cane Lane Trail sponsored by QNB Bank, and be sure to catch this year’s tree lighting ceremony featuring a special surprise. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://emmausmainstreet.com/old-fashioned-christmas-in-emmaus.

Seven Generations Charter School Holiday Fair including craft vendors, good food, student entertainment, a Little Shoppers Shop, hot chocolate bar, and silent auction at 154 E. Minor St., Emmaus, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Governor Wolf Historical Society 37th annual Christmas House Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning at the society’s historic site, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath. There will be a free historic family day featuring craftspeople in colonial garb, activities for children and a display of coverlets, as well as food for sale at the Daily Grind Café beginning 9 a.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at various locations at a discounted price. Tickets the day of the tour can be purchased on the campus. For information, go to govwolf.org or call 610-837-9015.

Aha Arts Management will host a Holiday Artisan Pop-Up Shop at Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus. This free, family friendly event is sure to please shoppers looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for someone special. An opening reception will take place 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, with holiday carolers, cookies and cocoa. The show will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. There will also be family fun outside with Wildlands Conservancy. Both Saturday and Sunday 1 to 3 p.m., sit around the camp fire, enjoy cocoa and s’mores and watch animal presentations by Wildlands Conservancy staff. Parents can drop the kids to be entertained with the animals, while they shop. Observe and record the native birds as part of the winter ‘Project Feeder Watch’ program running 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Wildlands both days.

Dec. 5

In honor of Jane Austen’s 200th birthday, the Lower Macungie Library will host a panel discussion of Lehigh University faculty and students on Austen’s lasting influence 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join in the discussion where we will talk about why the public just can’t get enough of all things Jane, including of course Mr. Darcy and why Austen is so relevant today. Register in advance by visiting the website at www.lowermaclib.org/event or contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

Dec. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 meeting noon at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Program begins 1 p.m. with the Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra. Guests and non-members are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

AARP Chapter #4150 Christmas party noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library Building, 3450 Brookside Road. Guests are welcome. Meet neighbors and learn more about senior (+50) programs and issues. Tickets are required for the Christmas party. For more information call 610-285-4563.

To have your event listed in the community calendar, send an email to dgalbraith@tnonline.com.

Dec. 9

Old Zionsville UCC, Kings Highway and Fountain Road, Old Zionsville will host its annual cookie walk 8 a.m. to noon. Buy all of your favorite homemade holiday cookies and candies by the pound. Handmade toys also available for sale. A white elephant sale will be held in the upper social hall during the same time with tons of bargains and stocking stuffers. For more information, call 610-966-3601.

Dec. 11

Open house at the Wescosville Log House, 5047 Hamilton Blvd. Tours of the candle-lit house, warm drinks, cookies and harp music will be included in the event which is free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County presents “Eliminating Income Disparity” at the December Hot Topics Luncheon. Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara, past public policy chairs, American Association of University Women, will present ways we can close the gender wage gap here in the Lehigh Valley. The public is welcome. Luncheon starts 11:30 a.m. at the Superior Restaurant, Emmaus. To make a reservation, contact lwvlehigh@yahoo.com or call 610-432-1456 by Dec. 7. There is a cost for the buffet payable at door or listen to speaker without lunch.

Dec. 16

The Upper Milford Western District Fire Company will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa 8 to 11 a.m. at the fire department, 6341 Chestnut St., Zionsville. There will be crafts, a coloring contest, face painting, photos with Santa and a Secret Santa Workshop where kids can shop alone for their family. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. Ages infant to four are free.

Dec. 21

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will host a Christmas Open House 6 to 6:45 p.m. with light snacks, tree lighting 6:45 p.m. and a carol sing 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 610 965-3265.

Jan. 4, 2018

AARP Chapter #4150 meeting noon in the community room of the Lower Macungie Library Building, 3450 Brookside Road. Guests are welcome. Meet neighbors and learn more about senior (+50) programs and issues. For more information call 610-285-4563.

To have your event listed in the community calendar, send an email to dgalbraith@tnonline.com.