Congratulations to all the Emmaus Library’s summer club readers. I hope you went on some exciting book adventures.
The Emmaus Library, 11 E. Main St., will host events for the whole family all week long leading up to the summer reading club’s finale Aug. 19.
The program finale for the summer reading club, “Build a Better World,” will be “Backyard Wildlife,” presented by the Wildlands Conservancy and their friends on the library’s lawn 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show. For information, visit www.emmauspl.org.
The Emmaus Moravian Church will celebrate its 270th anniversary with several community events during July. At 7 p.m. July 24, The Emmaus Historical Society’s “Our Moravian Settlers” program will be presented by Bill Barto at the Emmaus Public Library. On July 29, the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. God’s Acre at the foot of South Third Street will be open for tours 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a dawn worship service at God’s Acre 7:30 a.m. July 30. The church will hold a worship service Lovefeast 9:30 a.m. July 30.
The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.
The Emmaus Farmers Market will hold its opening day for the regular market 10 to 2 p.m. May 7. Plan to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and be entertained with music by the Emmaus Public Singing Society. Register ahead and receive a gift bag (limited amount available).
The market is held in the BB&T parking lot, 235 Main St. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the market, behind Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St. and in the lower lot area. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com.
It’s Read Across America Day so be sure to show your love of reading March 2 as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday 7 p.m. March 2 with story time and crafts.
Bring the family to Emmaus Feb. 3 and 4 to enjoy the free, community-wide art related events at the Emmaus Arts Commission’s SnowBlast Arts Festival.
It’s hard to believe it is time to say farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017.
As I reflect personally on 2016, memorable for our family will be our granddaughter’s graduation from Hood College in Frederick, Md. and my milestone birthday celebrated at the Hotel Bethlehem. My nine-year-old grandson liked the Hotel Bethlehem so much he asked if we could always celebrate Grandma’s birthday there. Also memorable was my youngest daughter’s move from the Ridings in Macungie to a house in Lower Macungie Township.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, plan on attending Emmaus’ OldFashioned Christmas celebration Dec. 2 and 3 sponsored by the Emmaus Main Street Partners, a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Gross McGinley LLP.
Emmaus’ trick-or-treat night will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28. If you welcome trick or treaters, turn on your porch light. Also, please drive carefully and be aware of children crossing streets.
Don’t forget to vote Nov. 8; the polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Emmaus Moravian Church will host a craft and vendor fair, 146 Main St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. Also the church is holding a rummage sale, 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 29. For information, call 610-965-6067.
Come on out and enjoy the activities at “A Very Merrie Halloween,” a family-oriented fall and Halloween festival and juried craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 on the grounds of the historic 1803 House, 55 S. Keystone Ave. Among the festival features are demonstrations of “Not So Scary” wild creatures by the Wildlands Conservancy staff and a kid’s tent with pumpkin decorating and crafts. The costumed Halloween parade is lots of fun to view. Other features are the Kraussdale Alpacas and unique baskets available for the “pick-a-prize” raffle. There are also food sales and craft sales.