Ready, set, go to get the best viewing spot for the popular Emmaus’ annual Halloween parade and Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 20. Come on out and cheer the runners on and applaud the parade marchers and floats.
The start time for the race is 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. For information, visit Emmaus5k.com. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.
The parade steps off 7:30 p.m. The event attracts thousands of spectators along the parade route. The rain date for both events is Oct. 21. Volunteers are needed to help with the parade organization. Please consider becoming involved. A parade committee has been meeting 7 p.m. every Thursday at borough hall in the community room. For information, visit EmmausParade@aol.com.
Emmaus’ Trick or Treat night will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Please be on the lookout for little ghosts and goblins.
The Emmaus Garden Club meets Oct. 2 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St. Social time is noon and the program begins 12:30 p.m. The October program is “Make your own Bookmark with Pressed Flowers” conducted by Linda Conrad, a pressed flower artist with 25 years’ experience. Conrad will use attendees’ flowers or those provided by her during the presentation. She will also have artwork using dried flowers for sale. Guests are always welcome. For information, call 610-965-6109.
The kickoff for the popular Emmaus Arts Commission’s 2018 Student Film Festival will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 4. at Emmaus High School cafeteria, 800 Pine St.
During the kickoff event, high school and middle school filmmakers are provided filmmaking tips and techniques and given a theme and required lines. Teams have 120 hours to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and produce a six-minute film.
The competition is open to any school in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. There is an entry fee.
Those who complete the process vie for prizes and ultimately compete to have their films shown on the big screen. All films are due back Oct. 9. The screening is 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Emmaus Theater, followed by an awards ceremony. The public is invited to attend. There is a ticket charge. Parental guidance is suggested. Some material may not be suitable for young children.
The Emmaus Arts Commission has a new project, “In Emmaus… Art is Everywhere.” The commission invites photographers to photograph the art they see everywhere and share it on EAC’s Facebook page. For more details on these and other Emmaus Arts Commission events, visit www.emmausarts.org.
The Emmaus Arts Commission is looking for new members. If you have an interest in the arts and/or have a marketing background, they’d like to hear from you. Use the link to the commissioner applications form found by visiting borough.emmaus.pa.us/docs/BoardandCommissionInformationSheet. For additional information, email email@example.com.
The Emmaus Lioness Lions Club’s 22nd annual apple dumpling sale is underway. Apple dumplings can be pre-ordered at 610-967-1720 or from any Lions Club member. Dumplings are available in regular or sugar free. The dumplings will be available for pickup at the Egypt Star Bakery (formerly Emmaus Bakery), 415 Chestnut St., 2-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8.
The Emmaus Historical Society’s museum, 218 Main St., is haunted with vintage Halloween décor and memorabilia. Emmaline, the wonderful witch, has dropped in to greet all visitors. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and by appointment. For information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org or call 610-966-6591.
The program for the Emmaus Historical Society’s Oct. 10 meeting is “On My Honor,” the history of Boy Scout Troops in Emmaus, presented by Glenn Clauser and featuring other prior Emmaus Boy Scout leaders. The museum is asking each attendee to bring a can of food to the program as a way of supporting Scouting for Food, the Boy Scout’s annual nonperishable food drive, which benefits area food banks. The society’s monthly meetings begin 7 p.m. and are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets.
The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society will hold a Boozy Bingo fundraiser at Fire Co. #1, 50 S. Sixth St., 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Doors open 11:30 a.m. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 484-358-9142 or visit the Emmaus Jewel Shop or Fire Company No. 1. Prizes are beer, wine and liquor. Must be 21 to enter. All proceeds go toward the preservation of the historic Knauss Homestead, 164 E. Main St. (rear). For information, email email@example.com.
The Emmaus Senior Citizens group meets 1 p.m. every Friday at St. Matthew’s EC Church, Fifth and Ridge streets. All local senior citizens are welcome. The programs for October are Oct. 5: Al Grout, magician; Oct. 23: a Crime Victims Council speaker; Oct. 19: Dave Hochella, musician, and Oct. 26 is game day.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will hold its annual Fall Luncheon and Card Party, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. The funds raised during the event are used to support the club’s graduation and scholarship awards for EHS seniors and other community activities. For information, contact Sandy at 610-395-6434.
The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., is offering several new programs in October.
Local author Shirley Binkley will host a reading and book signing of her book, “One Size Fits All: Poetry for Every Mood,” 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Author David Howard will introduce his latest book, “Chasing Phil,” 7 p.m. Oct. 3.
In keeping with the Halloween theme, there are programs in which teens are invited to share horror tales, to learn how to apply gruesome makeup and to learn how to create their own costumes.
Come out to create a black cat wreath for the front door, 2 p.m. Oct. 13.
Follow the red balloons to participate in Stephen King night 7 p.m. Oct. 22. The program includes making small haunted hotels, playing trivia and a punch drink.
The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild will be at the library to share spooky stories for the whole family 7 p.m. Oct. 31.
The library offers an Introduction to Paranormal Investigation led by the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Copies of their book will be available for purchase. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-965-9284, ext. 210.
For a listing of movie nights, story times and other regularly scheduled programs, visit www.emmauspl.org.
The mobile office of state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, will be at the library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29.
Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 15 in council chambers, 28 S. Fourth St. The budget and finance committee meets 6:45 p.m. prior to the council meeting.
Leaf collection in the borough begins Oct. 22. The Electronics Recycling Center dumpster, beside the Public Works garage on Kline’s Lane, is open noon to 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month. For information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us.
Zumba sessions will be held 9 a.m. Saturdays at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St.
The Emmaus Farmers Market is held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at the BB&T parking lot, 235 Main St. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com.
Emmaus residents are invited to join the residents at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St, Monday through Friday, for a Lunch Brunch (a meal program where participants can meet, socialize and eat together). Games are played 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., followed by a regular dinner. There is a minimum donation for the meal. For information call Rachel, Ridge Manor Center manager, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 610-965-2171.
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. The theme is “Look, Listen, Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Please take time to thank our dedicated fire personnel.
The deadline for including items in the November column is Oct. 17. Please send to 913 Little Lehigh Dr., email@example.com or phone 610-967-2661.