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.
The Emmaus Library will host its annual Community Heroes celebration 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Come out and talk with the local firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers. The library parking lot will be blocked off so youngsters can explore the emergency vehicles. There will be a child ID event from Community Partners 4 Kids sponsored by Greg’s Auto & Tire of Emmaus. The rain date is Sept. 15.
The finale for the Emmaus Public Library’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read,” will be held 2 p.m. Aug. 20 on the library lawn, 11. E. Main St., Emmaus. The program features birds from the New York Bronx Zoo show, “Birds in Flight.” The birds will be free to fly about the library’s large property and green space demonstrating their natural abilities and tendencies and at times may interact with the people in the audience. The program is sponsored by the Emmaus Lioness Club, Friends of the Emmaus Public Library and a generous library patron.
Do you like to draw pictures with chalk on the sidewalk? Then the upcoming Chalk the Walk, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is a fun activity for you.
The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kick-Off-To-Summer event noon to 8 p.m. June 5 at Community Park.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, large inflatables for children, demonstrations, athletic events and music. At 6 p.m. the musical group, “The Large Flowerheads,” will perform 1960s music and classic rock in the Arts Pavilion.
The Emmaus Veterans Committee, in recognition of Memorial Day, will hold cemetery services 9 a.m. May 22 at Western Salisbury Union Church. On May 29, the veterans committee members will honor their comrades in each of the six Emmaus cemeteries. The ceremony consists of a short prayer service, rifle salute and taps. The ceremonies begin 8 a.m. at Calvary cemetery and then proceed to Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and Evangelical at Second and Ridge streets.