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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

EMMAUS COLUMN

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

Lucky Bucks Bingo to be held March 15

The Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Emmaus Historical Society will sponsor the popular Lucky Bucks Bingo 2 to 5 p.m. March 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall. Tickets are available and can be purchased at David’s Electric, Emmaus Jewel Shop, Laura’s Custom Frame Shop and the museum, while supplies last. This event sold out the last two years. For information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.

East Penn Restaurant Week will be held March 1-7. For information, visit LehighValleyChamber.org/EastPennRW.

The Emmaus Garden Club will meet noon March 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St. The program is “Bonsai trees, Bonsai starters, Bonsai tools and supplies,” by Scott White, owner of Bucks Co. Bonsai. His talk will cover Bonsai history and include techniques, potting, wiring and more. White will bring bonsai, pots, tools and soil for his discussion and bonsai and pots will be available for sale. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 610-395-0903.

The Emmaus Senior Citizens group meets 1 p.m. the first two Fridays of the month at St. Matthew’s E.C. Church, Fifth and Ridge streets. All local senior citizens are invited to attend the meetings. Dick Roberts, a musician, will entertain March 6 and March 13 the group will play bingo. For information, call 610-966-4273.

Be sure to stop at Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., to see the actors from St. Ann school’s drama club perform “Seussical, the Musical,” 2 p.m. March 7.

The Emmaus Public Library will offer after-school STEM 4 p.m. March 18. Sign up to learn how to build with lots of different material as the group explores the best way to hold a building up. The event is for third through eighth graders. Sign up at the desk so there is enough material for everyone.

Join the group at the library for the first Quidditch scrimmage of the season 10:05 a.m. March 21. Quidditch is a combination of dodge ball, basketball, lacrosse and a whole lot of imagination. The event is for all ages.

The library’s family game night will be held 7 p.m. March 9.

Come out 3 p.m. March 14 and meet the artists who won the 2020 Winter Juried Exhibition in January. A collection of their works from varied mediums will be on exhibit at the library.

To see the March list of movies and other library programs, visit emmauspl.org/calendar. To find out if the library is open during a bad weather report, check WFMZ, the library’s website, Facebook or call 610-965-9284.

The mobile office of Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, will be at the library 10:05 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday.

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will meet 7 p.m. March 23 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. The public is welcome. The program will be a celebration of the accomplishments of the eight Girls of the Month chosen by Emmaus High School departments. The Woman’s Club of Emmaus has celebrated Girls of the Month since 1953.

The Emmaus Kiwanis Club is hosting an auction basket bingo fundraiser 2 to 5 p.m. March 22 at the Macungie Fire Co. #1, 31 S. Walnut St., Macungie. Doors open 1:30 p.m. The proceeds benefit the Emmaus Kiwanis Foundation which provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students and sponsors several community programs. For information, visit the Emmaus Kiwanis Club’s website or Facebook.

Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. March 2 and 16 in council chambers, 28 S. Fourth St. The E-Waste recycling site, 33 Klines Lane, is open noon to 6 p.m. March 9. The compost center, also on Klines Lane, opens March 4. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us or call 610-965-9292.

Zumba is held 9 a.m. every Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, North Second and Cherokee streets.

The Emmaus Main Street Partners will host a soup crawl noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 29. Visit local businesses and warm your soul with soup. Purchase a passport and then go around to different businesses to sample the soups. For more information, call 610-739-1273 or email AshleyL@LehighValleyChamber.org.

Emmaus’ Winter Farmers Market is held 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Sundays of the month (March 8 and 22) at Triangle Park. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com or INFO@Emmausmarket.com.

The Emmaus Historical Society’s March program will be held 7 p.m. March 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets. “The Circus is coming to the Valley,” will be presented by Emmaus resident Bob Good, a collector of circus memorabilia. He will tell delightful stories of how elephants walked the sidewalks of Allentown. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 610-966-6591 or visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.

The society’s museum, 218 Main St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday, by appointment or special event times. Displays change on a regular basis so please stop in to see what’s new.

Mark your calendar for a special bus trip June 6 sponsored by the Emmaus Historical Society and the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society to the Museum of the American Revolution with lunch at City Tavern in Philadelphia. Last day to sign up is April 22. Members and non-members are welcome. For information and reservations, call Nancy at 610-967-5715.

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library could use volunteer assistance to set up, staff and break down the spring book sale, April 24 and 25. Help is needed for setup 2 p.m. at the library to load the truck and 3 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Middle School to unload the truck April 24. Then help is needed to load the truck at the end of the sale April 25, get leftovers back to the library and unload at the library. For information or to volunteer, visit lrosepa@gmail.com, or call 610-797-9001.

The deadline for April news items for the Emmaus column is March 18. Please send to 913 Little Lehigh Drive, call 610-967-2661 or email durdock@aol.com. Let’s celebrate March 19, the first day of spring,

Happy Birthday to my husband Bob. Reminder daylight savings time begins March 8.