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Saturday, August 18, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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.

Arts and crafts 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Enjoy working with your hands and keeping fingers nimble. Also, Feb. 2, 5, 7, 15, 16, 19 and 21. Call 610-437-3700 for registration and fees.

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.

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host special hours at his district office, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg, for veterans and their families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits. Simmons offers this free service the first Friday of each month. A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions about veteran benefits and to help file claims. Veterans are asked to call 610-282-0160 to schedule an appointment.

Line Dance Social led by Peggy Sue 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. This class is for those with some dance experience. Attendees will learn the latest, most popular dances as well as classics to all genres of music. No partner is needed. There is a cost per class; drop in and pay as you go. Also Feb. 9, 16 and 23. For more information, call 610-437-3700.

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 artist 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. Register in advance by visiting the website, www.lowermaclib.org/event or contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

Introduction to iPad and iPhone 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for information and fees.

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. 12

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Minority Inclusion” at the February Hot Topics Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at the Superior Restaurant, Emmaus. Milagros Canales, award-winning community liaison and advocacy worker, will share information about the needs of the minority community, how government, community and volunteers are helping and how our community organizations can be more inclusive. To make a reservation, contact lwvlehigh@yahoo.com or call 610-432-1456 by Feb. 8. There is a cost for the buffet luncheon payable at door or listen to the speaker without lunch.

Feb. 13

The Parkland Art League will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St. (Route 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. 15

The Lower Macungie Library will celebrate Chinese New Year 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with one of its festive cultural programs for the whole community. Join them for Chinese cultural shows, Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, red envelopes, raffle, displays and food. Sign up for special events including a Hulusi performance (Chinese musical instrument) 6 p.m. which will be followed 6:15 p.m. by a recitation of the Dizigui (Chinese classic book). Register in advance by visiting www.lowermaclib.org/event or contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

Feb. 17

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a charge; children under six are free. For more information, call Darlene at 610-965-5115 or the office at 610-966-3606.

Feb. 21

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will host Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin 7 p.m. for a presentation, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me.” Fowlin’s one-man performance will deal with such issues as race, discrimination, violence prevention, suicide, gender equality, homophobia and strategies to address them. “Mykee” takes on the personas of several different characters, including a high school athlete dealing with his sexual identity, a young adult using a wheelchair and a student with behavior challenges, among others. The presentation is appropriate for adults and students in fifth grade and above, is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by visiting swain.org/parenting.

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.