Emmaus Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 28
Come out and show support for our veterans during the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 28. The parade begins promptly 9 a.m., moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot, continuing to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. Maj. Debra L. Fetherman, U.S. Air Force ret., will be the speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Emmaus High School auditorium beginning 10 a.m.
The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold cemetery services including an honor guard and firing squad at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church 9 a.m. May 20.
On May 27, the Emmaus Veterans Committee will honor departed comrades buried in each of the six Emmaus cemeteries. The public is invited to be present for a short prayer service, rifle salute and taps. The ceremonies begin 8 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, then proceed in the following order: Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ending at Evangelical, Second and Ridge streets.
The veterans bricks installation ceremony will be held 1 p.m. May 27 at the Emmaus Remembrance Garden, 164 E. Main St., on the grounds of the Knauss Homestead.
The Emmaus Rotary will host a motorcycle ride at Alburtis Park, 328 S. Main St., to raise awareness and funds for local veterans May 12 (rain date is May 13). Sign in begins 8 a.m.; ride begins 9 a.m. to noon. Bikers and passengers will start and finish the ride at the park, which will be followed by a catered barbecue, music and beer. Come to ride or for lunch and musical entertainment. There is a cost. The proceeds will be presented to a local charity which serves veterans in our area. For information, visit pokerrun.emmausrotary.org.
Lehigh Valley Martial Arts invites the public to learn about Tai Chi and Oigong at a World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebration 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 on the Triangle in Emmaus. Call 610-966-2234 for information.
A cinematography workshop will be held 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 6 at Triangle Park. The event is directed by Stephanie Gardner.
Lincoln Elementary School, 233 Seem St., will hold its annual spring festival 4 to 7 p.m. May 11.
Don’t forget to vote. The General Primary will be held 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 15.
Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. May 7 and 21 in council chambers, 28 S. Fourth St. The borough offices will be closed May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. Reminder: Due to the holiday, put trash and recycling out May 30 for a May 31 pickup.
The compost center has new hours beginning April 30. From April 30 to Sept. 17, the center will be open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays; 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us.
The E-waste dumpster beside the Public Works Department garage on Kline’s Lane is open noon to 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month. For guidelines on dropping off items and a list of acceptable items see borough.emmaus.pa.us/Emmaus-recycling/electronics-recycling.
The Community Park pool will be open noon to 8 p.m. May 27, 28 and 29. For pool information during operating hours, call 610-928-1130.
The Emmaus Senior Citizens group meets 1 p.m. every Friday at St. Matthew’s E.C. Church, Fifth and Ridge streets. All local senior citizens are welcome. Entertainment will be May 4: Michael Evans, musician; May 11: Ken Purcell, musician; May 18, Dick Roberts, musician and May 25 is game day.
The Emmaus Garden Club will meet noon May 1 at Faith Presbyterian Church. Lori Metz, master gardener in Lehigh and Northampton counties, will present a program on basic shrub and perennials care. All are welcome. The club will hold a Spring Festiv-TEA, 2 to 4 p.m. May 19 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St. The event includes light refreshments, door prizes and more. Seating is limited. Deadline to order tickets is May 12. For tickets call 610-928-3713. Proceeds support the club’s scholarship program.
The May meeting of the Woman’s Club of Emmaus will be held 7 p.m. May 21 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. The program, “Time-Out in Thailand with Louise Shultz,” will follow a short business meeting. The Emmaus community is invited to hear the presentation.
The Emmaus Farmers Market will hold its ribbon-cutting and opening day ceremonies for the regular market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6. The market is held in the BB&T parking lot, 235 Main St. Reminder: free parking can be found on streets surrounding the market, behind Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St. and in the lower parking lot area. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com.
The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society has a busy May planned. The annual meeting is 7 p.m. May 2 at the Emmaus Moravian Church. All are welcome to attend. The group will be doing the homestead’s annual spring cleanup 10 a.m. May 5 at the homestead. All sets of hands and tools are welcome. The society members will join with the Remembrance Garden group May 27 for the garden’s veterans brick laying ceremony. Please plan to attend.
The Emmaus Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. May 16 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets. The program, “The Stryer Section,” will be presented by Bill Barto and Patty (Stryer) Zazo and includes color slides and photos taken by Patty’s father, a builder and developer, who sold homes in the 1940s and 1950s in the Stryer section of Emmaus. Immediately prior to the program, the society will hold election of officers and directors. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.
Beginning in May, the museum, 218 Main St., will open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. It is regularly open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. For a list of its new exhibits, visit www.emmaushistoric-pa.org or on Facebook.
Enjoy a meal with family and friends at Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st St., S.W., Allentown, during the Dine ‘n Donate fundraiser. From May 6 through 10, Louie’s will donate 20 percent of a meal’s value to the society. The promotional certificate, available at the society, David’s Electric, in the society’s newsletter, on the website or from a board member, must be presented to the server.
The purchase deadline is May 16 for the Dan Schantz Monthly Maddness Card fundraiser. Cards are available at the museum and at the May 16 program. Also, see www.emmaushistoric.pa.org or call 610-966-6591 for a list of society-sponsored bus trips and a list of new displays.
Reminder: Drop off dates for donating items to the society for the borough’s June 2 community yard sale are May 19 and 20 during museum hours. The society always welcomes donations of Emmaus-related items. Donations are accepted during museum hours or by calling 610-966-6591 for alternate times.
Regular children and youth events continue through May at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St. For dates and times, visit email@example.com or call 610-965-9284.
Some special programs in May at the library are “It’s Science,” 4:30 p.m. May 2 and “May the Fourth Be with You,” 6 p.m. May 3. Come in costume. Prizes will be awarded. For all ages. Sign up at the circulation desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Another program, “Spring Gardening for Kids,” will be held 1 p.m. May 5 with Kate Brandes of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center reading and planting seeds at the library.
To celebrate Armed Forces Day, plan to attend “Teen Military Appreciation Day, 2 p.m. May 19 at the library. The program will consist of a forum featuring members of the military branches.
The family fun film will be “The Emperor’s New Groove” (G) 2 p.m. May 5.
The adult daytime book group meets 2 p.m. May 1 at the library. The adult book discussion group meets 7 p.m. May 8.
Other library programs include: “An introduction to Ayurveda, food and nutrition,” 11 a.m. May 12 by Michelle Constantini and a Tai Chi class 1:30 p.m. May 12 led by Anne Morris.
Brandes, program director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, will present a program 7 p.m. May 7 about native plants. Come out and chat with an expert. Reserve your space by calling 610-965-9284 or email email@example.com.
The movie night showing, “The Phantom Thread (R) is 6 p.m. May 22. The movie matinee of “Star Wars: the Last Jedi,” (PG-13) will be shown 1 p.m. May 24.
Celebrate National Elder Law Month with a presentation by Gross McGinley’s wills, trusts and estates group, 10:05 a.m. May 24 at the library. This one-hour seminar will answer your questions on transferring assets including houses, stocks and investment accounts.
The Emmaus Library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday and construction May 25 through June 1. It will be open June 2 but closed June 4. Thereafter it will resume regular hours. For questions, call 610-965-9284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from the office of Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, will be at the library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21.
The deadline for including June news in this column is May 16. Please send to 913 Little Lehigh Dr., Emmaus, email@example.com or call 610-967-2661. Best wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere. Also, thank you to our veterans, police and EMTs for their service.