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MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Macungie Farmers Market opens May 17

The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 12th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 17. The market features local family farmers providing home grown fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The farmers market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 23. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. May 8 at the Macungie Institute. The guest artist for the evening will be Wendy Steed giving a demonstration in watercolors. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail.com.

With warmer temperatures come the many outside events held from spring through fall at Macungie Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with these events. If you are able to donate some time, call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.

There will be an Ah-Ha Arts event May 5 and 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. This will be an artisan pop-up shop focusing on artisans who work in functional crafts including pottery, basketry, soapmaking, herbal crafts, woodworking, candles, leather, fabric, weaving and glass.

There will be a GM on Display Car Show May 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

There will be a Heroes Helping Heroes Pet Fair event noon to 5 p.m. May 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-285-2720.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will sponsor a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 12 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is May 13. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or visit the website www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

Primary elections will be held May 15. Macungie residents vote at the Macungie Memorial Park main building.

Macungie Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual children’s fishing contest 8 a.m. to noon May 19 at Swabia Creek behind Allen Organ. Each registered child receives a hot dog and soda. Arrive early to register.

There will be a cruise night 3:30 p.m. May 19 at Macungie Memorial Park. Vehicles start arriving around 2 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

The Mid Atlantic Cavy Breeders Association will hold a show May 19 at Macungie Memorial Park.

The Allentown Dog Training Club Obedience and Rally Trial Dog Show is May 19 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or go to www.allentowndogtrainingclub.org.

There will be an Alice’s Tea Time with Alice and the Mad Hatter noon to 2 p.m. May 19 (raindate May 20) at Macungie Memorial Pool. The mother/daughter afternoon includes tea and goodies, making a tea bonnet, working on a Wonderland mural and photos with characters. To make a reservation, contact Alice at Wwelshadw@aol.com.

The Church of the Good Shepherd will hold Music Ministry Sunday 10:30 a.m. May 20. The choral choir, bell choir and ensemble will perform. There will be a social hour after church to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the church.

Macungie Pool will be open noon to 8 p.m. May 26 to Aug. 26 weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. On weekdays, there is toddler time 11 a.m. to noon. Swim lessons are available. For information, call 610-966-5757.

The Macungie VFW will host Memorial Day activities May 28 beginning with a flag raising 8:30 a.m. at Macungie Memorial Park. The parade will begin 10 a.m. The parade route will be on Main Street from Buttonwood to Poplar streets. There will be Memorial Day celebrations at Macungie Memorial Park following the parade.

There will be a rock and mineral show 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or visit www.mineralfest.com.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled May 21 and June 18. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will meet 6:30 p.m. May 8 and 22 at the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. May 9 at the social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. May 14 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. May 17 at the post home. Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. May 17 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 21 at Macungie Borough Hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. May 29. The public is welcome.

Bingo is held weekly Saturday evenings at Macungie Memorial Park. Doors open 4:30 p.m. and games begin 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

The next column will be published June 6; copy deadline is May 31.