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Thursday, December 13, 2018

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Mark your calendars for Halloween events in Macungie

The third annual Macungie Halloween 2 mile Fun Run will be held 6:45 a.m. Oct. 27 (prior to the Macungie Halloween Parade) starting at Buttonwood and Main streets in Macungie. Same day registration will be held 6-6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will sponsor the annual Macungie Halloween Parade starting 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27 at Main and Buttonwood streets. The parade ends at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Nov. 3. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.

Macungie Trick or Treat Night is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

The Macungie Farmers Market will be open 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local family farmers providing fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

The Autumn Mineralfest will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be dealers and tables of minerals, fossils, gems, geodes, crystals and more. There will also be hands-on lessons in gold panning and sluicing. Breakfast and lunch are available. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or visit www.mineralfest.com.

The 10th Annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem will conduct a Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups and vendors selling pet related items.

There will be an Interstate Shetland Club Dog Show Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

Grace Lutheran Church will hold a Harvest Home service 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 to give thanks. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the area food bank program.

There will be a Wheels of Time Cruise Night 3 p.m. until dark Oct. 20 at Macungie Memorial Park. Cars can start arriving 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold a craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. There will be crafts, a white elephant, basket auction, bake sale and food.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute are sponsoring a bus trip to Wayne County Oct. 24. Highlights include a visit to the Wayne County Historical Society, a train ride on the Stourbridge Line, a buffet lunch and a tour of the Dorflinger Factory Museum. For more information, call 610-966-7830.

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Singing Through the Seasons” at Lower Macungie Middle School. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2 and 3. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Part of this year’s proceeds will benefit The Engine 911 Foundation. For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org or call 484-358-1366.

There will be an electronics recycling event 9 a.m. to noon (or until the trucks are full) Oct. 27 at Macungie Memorial Park. This event is only for the residents of Macungie and Alburtis boroughs. Photo identification may be required.

The Global Impactors Group will present “GREETINGS!” by Tom Dudzick 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 at the Macungie Institute. For ticket information, call 484-891-1314.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute will present their annual Elegant Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Macungie Institute. Tickets for the second seating are still available.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled for Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.

Educational programs are offered through Kalmbach Institute. More information is available at kalmbachpark.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 23 at the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the post home. Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 at borough hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Oct. 30. 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.

One of Ben’s jobs over the summer was to deadhead the flowers and rosebushes in our garden. I didn’t think he appreciated the value in the chore until we were walking past the landscaping at Lehigh Valley Mall and he observed, “They need to deadhead their roses.”

The copy deadline for the November column will be Nov. 1.