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Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

April 12

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth.

Lower Macungie Library will hold a program 6 p.m. where Victorian Vanities will talk about how Atlantic City used to be in its shining era. After the talk, stick around and reminisce about the memories you may have. Register in advance by visiting the library website at www.lowermaclib.org/event or contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

April 13

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host his next veterans assistance day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in his district office at the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie. Veterans can meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to have their questions answered about benefits and services available to them. Anyone interested in speaking with the department service officer should call the office at 610-965-9933 to schedule an appointment.

April 14

Community cleanup and recycling event 8:30 a.m. to noon at Emmaus Community Park, Shimerville Road at South 14th Street. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, email info@uppermilford.net.

Program “You Will be Found: Songs and Lessons of Cancer Survivorship” 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Cedar Crest Boulevard and Tilghman Street. The event includes songs and stories geared toward cancer survivors and their loved ones. Each donation will support local and national cancer related charities. For tickets, visit http://catherineboulayfoundation.org or call 610-966-3466.

Indoor yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 1431 Lehigh Parkway East, Allentown, at the corner of Wyoming Street and Lehigh Parkway East – next to The Regency Towers. All proceeds benefit the summer mission trip to Guatemala. For more information or directions, call 610-432-0982 or email info@eagchurch.com.

April 15

The Lehigh Valley Professional Chapter of Engineers without Borders’ annual fundraiser 4 p.m. at the DeSales University Center. Event includes dinner and live and silent auctions. Engineers without Borders installs water, sanitation and electrical systems in developing countries. Work is done by volunteers; materials and travel costs are supported by fundraising efforts. For tickets, visit www.ewb-lvp.org.

The Shelter House Society will host an official grand opening of the South Mountain Woodland Sensory Path at the Shelter House, 3 p.m. Attending will be new Eagle Scout Patrick Hunter who conceived of and completed the path. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 610-965-5119.

Breakfast at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100 between Macungie and Trexlertown, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a charge. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

April 18

Spotted Lanternfly townhall meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown. Detailed information will be provided on successful methods of detecting these insects as well as proven ways of eradicating them. For more information, call 610-782-3002 or email joshuasiegel@lehighcounty.org.

Emmaus Lioness Lions Club will hold its 21st annual basket party at Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 301 N. 17th St., Allentown. Doors open 4 p.m.; drawings begin 7 p.m. There is an admission price. Food is available for purchase. To purchase tickets, call 610-967-3561.

Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets. Historian and author Aaron Heckler will present an illustrated PowerPoint program, “Route 100 through the Goshenhoppen Region in the early 1900s.”

April 19

Women’s Club of Emmaus spring card party 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus.

April 21

The Shelter House Society will hold its annual Patriot’s Day Dinner, 6 p.m. at Emmaus Citizen’s Fire Company #2, Pennsylvania Ave. and S. 10th St. There is a cost and reservations are required. The guest speaker will be historian Scott Herring, a fifth generation underground coal mining family member and the last of the Anthracite coal region photographers.

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; there is no charge for children under age five. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.

April 22

The Lehigh Valley Model A Club antique car show and swap meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Fire Company in Trexlertown. For more information, call Morris Halpin at 610-395-8431.

St. Luke’s Singers annual spring concert 2:45 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. Tickets are available at the gift shops at St. Luke’s Allentown, Anderson, Bethlehem and Warren campuses or by calling 610-759-6325. Proceeds will benefit St. Luke’s Hospice.

The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society Poker Bingo fundraising event 1 p.m. at Fire Company #1, Emmaus. For membership information and information about the preservation society visit www.theknausshomestead.org.

April 26

Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Township building. Linda Minarik, in authentic costume, will portray Mary Todd Lincoln. The public is welcome.

April 28

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold its 20th annual used book sale beginning 7 a.m. at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road. The event will be held in the school cafeteria where an estimated 18,000 pre-enjoyed books go on sale. A Nutrition Health and Safety Fair, organized by Nutrition, Inc., the food service provider of the East Penn School District, will take place 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school’s lobby. The book sale shuts down 2:45 p.m. and reopens 3 p.m. for a brown bag blow-out.

The Emmaus Lions Club’s semi-annual Pennsylvania Dutch Chowder Sale at Emmaus Community Park. Containers will be available for pick up and purchase between 7 and 11 a.m. For more information, contact any Lion member or call 610-965-7355.

April 29

Pet loss and grief seminar 2 to 3:30 p.m. hosted by Stephens Funeral Home and Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support. The seminar will be held at Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, and will include topics such as human-animal bond, learning about grief, coping the grief, struggling with guilt and regrets, the need to mourn, healing after loss, memorialization, children and pets in grief and when to adopt again. RSVP by April 27 by calling 484-453-8210.

“Show Me the Money Bingo!” presented by Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Emmaus Historical Society at St. John’s Luteran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Doors open 1 p.m.; event will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Emmaus Jewel Shop, 338 Main St., Emmaus and at David’s Electric, 314 Main St., Emmaus. Only 150 tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit the Emmaus Historical Society capital campaign and the Emmaus Main Street Partners.

The Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold a “Journey of Faith” presentation during 10:30 a.m. Charles Knerr will explain the religious symbolism for the church’s architecture and furnishings. All are welcome. Immediately following the service, the Nickel Carnival will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. which includes games, food and fun for all.

May 12

Pure Health & Wellness Center will host a run event to raise fund for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 9 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. There will be a 10K run, 5K Run/walk, 1 mile fun run/walk. The event will be held at Ontelaunee Park 7344 Kings Highway New Triopli. For information and to register visit www.runsignup.com. Family and pet friendly, facilities, playground, free parking at or near event.