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Saturday, February 17, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 18

The public is invited to attend a forum with the Democratic candidates for Congress in PA’s 15th district, 7 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Candidates will discuss the current state of health care in America and what they believe needs to be done to fix it. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Medicare for All www.lehighvalleymedicareforall.com.

Jan. 20

Antique appraisal fair at the Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, noon to 2 p.m. in Dept. #201. Members from the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisal Association will appraise items and share interesting historical facts and stories. Appraisals are verbal only, given on a first come, first serve basis. There is a cost per item and a two item maximum for appraisals. For more information, call 215-536-4115.

Jan. 21

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

Evening Vespers 5 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s UCC, 538 E. Thomas St., Coopersburg. This is an alternate, quiet, prayerful, hope-filled experience, grounded in music to nourish the soul. The theme is “Be The Light.” For information about the service, call 610-282-3310 or 267-221-8915.

Jan. 23

Miller-Keystone Blood Center and 99.9 The Hawk are partnering for the “Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve” blood drive at the Bethlehem Donor Center, 1465 Valley Center Parkway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The snow date is Jan. 24. The event includes hourly raffle drawings, appearances from favorite Hawk radio hosts, delectable treats from 3 Men & a Bagel (breakfast), The Goose and Jimmy Johns (lunch) and the 50 Yard Line Sports Bar at Pizza Como (dinner) and more. Raffle prizes include tickets to Kalahari Water Park or the Craft Beer Fest, tickets to Dennis DeYoung at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center or ChChCH Changes: A Symphonic Tribute to David Bowie at Miller Symphony Hall, Shawnee Mountain or Elk Mountain ski passes, Lehigh Valley Phantoms Suite tickets and more. Donors who cannot make it to the Bethlehem Donor Center may also donate at the Allentown Donor Center, 1255 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 1300, and be automatically entered to win. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667) or visit GIVEaPINT.org/ROCK-AND-ROLL.

Jan. 25

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The meeting theme will be “Discovery Night” and attendees will bring items of historical interest to share. All are welcome. For information, call 610-966-4376.

Jan. 28

Red Cross blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road. The bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18 near the garden center. Appointments are preferred but not needed. Register at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: qmart or call 1-800-RedCross. All blood types are needed but there is a critical need for O Negative and B Negative donors.

Feb. 1

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be: “Introduction to the Logger 32 (logging program)” – N3OW. Hams and others interested are always welcome. For directions, visit http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Fire Chief Lee Laubach Jr. and K-9 Judge will give a presentation. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring one non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Feb. 2

The 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Festival 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Emmaus. This winter wonderland celebrating the arts is sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission. The schedule is packed with free, community-wide, art related events including artist demonstrations, music, SnowBlast art show and sale, outdoor and indoor community art projects, Triangle Park yarn bomb, SnowBlast Ice Princess, Michael Blaine, extreme chainsaw wood carver, Lund Forge & Iron Works, Lehigh Valley Martial Arts demonstration team, outdoor games, fire pits, fourth annual photo contest, SnowBlast Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners and Triple Sun Spirits and more. Venues include SnowBlast headquarters, stores and restaurants, Emmaus Public Library and Emmaus Triangle Park. Visit the Emmaus Historical Society, 218 Main St, Emmaus, 5 to 8 p.m. for a wine and cheese open house. Indoor venues only. For more information, visit www.emmausarts.org/snowblast_winter_festival.

Feb. 3

The 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Festival noon to 5 p.m. in Emmaus. This winter wonderland celebrating the arts is sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission. The schedule is packed with free, community-wide, art related events including artist demonstrations, music, SnowBlast art show and sale, outdoor and indoor community art projects, Triangle Park yarn bomb, SnowBlast Ice Princess, Michael Blaine, extreme chainsaw wood carver, Lund Forge & Iron Works, Lehigh Valley Martial Arts demonstration team, outdoor games, fire pits, fourth annual photo contest, SnowBlast Bar hosted by Emmaus Main Street Partners and Triple Sun Spirits and more. Venues include SnowBlast headquarters, stores and restaurants, Emmaus Public Library and Emmaus Triangle Park. Indoor and outdoor venues. Visit the Emmaus Historical Society, 218 Main St, Emmaus, noon to 5 p.m. and enjoy refreshments while you enjoy the Winter Putz, Snow Tree, a display of winter gear worn in days gone by and photos of some of Emmaus’ most memorable snow events. Emmaus artis Bob Boehmer will paint during the evening hours at the historical society. For more information, visit www.emmausarts.org/snowblast_winter_festival.

Feb. 6

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, fall back in love with the Bronte’s! From 6 to 7 p.m., join the Lower Macungie Library for an informal discussion about the Bronte sisters and discover, or rediscover, their classic works of literature. Whether you read them years ago, or recently, all are welcome. Please register in advance by visiting the website, www.lowermaclib.org/event or contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

Feb. 8

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be in the parking lot of Western Salisbury Elementary School, 3201 Devonshire Road, Allentown, 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are encouraged by calling 610-691-5850 or 800-223-6667.

Feb. 13

The Parkland Art League will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Macungie Institute, 510 East Main Street, (Rt. 100) Macungie. Robert Barber will demonstrate figure painting in oils. Barber is an avid plein air and studio painter and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Feb. 22

Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. The program will be, “Who’s Who in Emaus - 1909,” the year of the grandest celebration of all – the great Emaus Golden Jubilee of 1909. Focus will be on prominent residents at that time, including Dr. Wickert, Dr. Backenstoe, Chief Burgess Miller, Fire Chief H. Kratzer, Police Chief W. Kratzer, R.S. Stoneback, Will Jarrett, E.A. Stansfield, Rev. Able and others.

Feb. 24

“Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz” 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of food and jazz at the Lower Macungie Library. Appetizers, desserts and beverages are provided with music by “Austin Kruczek and The Modern Missive.” Each attendee will receive two tokens for complimentary wine. There is a charge with proceeds benefiting the Lower Macungie Library. For more information, contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864 or visit the website www.lowermaclib.org.

Free shredder event noon to 2 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road. Richter Mobile Shredding will safely shred documents on site, free of charge. Richter is a member of the National Association for Information Destruction. For more information, call 215-536-4115.

March 10

Magic show 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Join in an all new magical adventure of… magic, illusions, doves, rabbits, Houdini type escapes and tricks, along with lots of audience participation. The event is fun for the entire family. Contact the community center for more details at 610-966-6924.

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

March 17

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Spend a morning with the Easter Bunny. Sing, dance and bring your camera to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Color a picture of the Easter Bunny and take home a prize; play “Easter Bunny Bingo.” Advanced registration is required. Contact the community center for more details at 610-966-6924.

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