Now in its 14th year, the SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, hosted by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is being held noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 1.
Activities take place at Triangle Park and various venues throughout town, including stores and restaurants.
The SnowBlast festival creates a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy this beautiful time of the year.
It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020. Hope 2019 was filled with memories galore for you.
Weather played an important role in our lives in 2019. Remember the snow emergency conditions caused by freezing temperatures Jan. 19, 20 and 21? There was a snow squall Jan. 30 (subfreezing weather, polar vortex). Schools closed Feb. 13 due to icy conditions. On Feb. 20, we had two to three inches of snow.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold a holiday book sale and reception 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the library, 11 E. Main St. The event will feature wine, cheese and nonalcoholic punch. St. Ann’s chorus will perform. The sale features an array of pre-enjoyed books at affordable prices in gift-worthy condition. There will be a good selection of children’s books, recent fiction, collectibles and holiday books. For information, visit Emmauspl@cliu.org.
Ready, set, go to get the best viewing spot for the popular Emmaus annual Halloween Parade and Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 19. 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 Emmaus 5K.com. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.
Be sure to stop at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., for the library’s annual Community Heroes Day festivities 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. The event, which is held in the library’s parking lot, is an opportunity to celebrate and thank our community heroes. Youngsters can climb on a fire truck, view the inside of an ambulance and talk with first responders and police officers. The library’s parking lot closes 5 p.m. to accommodate the emergency vehicles. For information, email Sue Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-965-9284. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sept. 12.
The Emmaus Police Department will hold its second annual open house in conjunction with National Night Out 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. The 400 block of Jubilee Street will be blocked off for the event. The event features tours of the police facility, a small car show with approximately 25 classic/hot rods on display, food vendors and more. The Emmaus ambulance and fire department will also have vehicles on display. For information, call the police department at 610-967-3113.
The public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.
The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.
The July date was chosen for Emmaus’ Founders Day to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.
The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”
The annual Memorial Day parade will start promptly 9 a.m. May 27 moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the EHS auditorium 10 a.m. All veterans are urged to participate with their posts.
The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold cemetery services (honor guard and firing squad) at Western Salisbury Union Church 9 a.m. May 19.
The Community Fun Day held April 13 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, includes the 21st annual used book sale organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library. The book sale held in the school’s cafeteria begins 7 a.m. and ends 3:45 p.m. The sale shuts down 2:45 p.m. for 15 minutes and re-opens 3 p.m. for a brown bag blow-out. Shoppers are invited to cram as many books as they can into a standard brown paper grocery bag. (There is a minimum fee per bag. Please bring your own bag).