July 1 is the deadline for final bid acceptance on the Emmaus Arts Commission’s birdhouses entered in the “Best of the Nest” Birdhouse Art Auction. Thanks to a generous local craftsman, the commission was able to give 22 handcrafted wooden birdhouses over to 22 artists/artist-teams so each piece could be transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary. The entire collection can be seen at Herbein’s Garden Center, online at emmausarts.org or at the Emmaus Arts’ Facebook pages. The final bids will be accepted at the Emmaus Farmers Market until 1 p.m. July 1.
Come out June 14 and cheer the patriotism of our youngsters during the annual Flag Day program as the students read their winning essays and poetry.
Earth Day is a great time to show your commitment to our community’s environment. Help out by cleaning up litter and debris. The Borough of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township Joint Environmental Advisory Council will hold a community cleanup and recycling event as part of its Earth Day 2018 effort 8:30 a.m. until noon April 14 at Emmaus Community Park, Shimerville Road at South 14th Street. Volunteers are invited to gather 8:30 a.m. for coffee and to get organized. The groups will begin cleanup 9 a.m. The event is held rain or shine.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will honor the accomplishments of the Girls of the Month at its March meeting. The club meets 7 p.m. March 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Church St. The honorees have been selected by the specific curricular departments within Emmaus High School. The girls to be honored are Julia Norelli (music); Andrea Klick (journalism); Clair Boty (art); Lindsey Miller (family and consumer science); Talyn Wimmer (business and computer science); Grace Flood (drama); Isabella Wegner (science) and Sandhya Sriram (math).
The Emmaus Arts Commission will host the 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art-related events.
The event features children’s games, an outdoor community art project, fire pits, live music performances in various locations throughout the downtown and more.
It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018. Time seems to speed by.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Dec. 1 and 2.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and book sale 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The event, held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St., will feature seasonal sounds by Emmaus High School musicians. The sale features pre-enjoyed books in gift-worthy condition at pleasing prices. Please note the rest of the library is closed during this event.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to think of those who may not be able to enjoy a bountiful meal. Donate to the Emmaus Food Bank to ensure they have a meal at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The food bank is housed at the Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm St., Emmaus. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church and marked Groceries PLUS. Toiletries and non-perishable foods can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 610-965-2682.
Get ready, get set and pick out the best spot for viewing Emmaus’ annual Halloween parade and BB&T Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 21. The start time for the race is 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. The parade steps off 7:30 p.m. This popular event attracts hundreds of spectators along the parade route. Rain date for both events is Oct 22. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation will hold its annual brick installation to honor local community heroes 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at the garden, 164 E. Main St. The bricks will honor police, firefighters and ambulance personnel with bricks in the Community Heroes Walkway.