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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Come ‘Dance by the Light of the Moon’ July 19

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 to discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. The book for Sept. 4 is “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole.

Family Fun Nights continue! Every Monday evening through July 29 there will be a family event including a community drum circle and movie night.

The program “Universe of Sounds!” for ages 3 to 12 years will explore the sounds of space using different instruments and processors 11 a.m. to noon July 18.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mark your calendar for the Ben Event July 20

The 10th annual Ben Event will take place July 20 at Macungie Memorial Park.

Ben Yorgey was an Emmaus High School graduate/special needs student who died in 2009. Ben’s parents Kent and Ardyth Yorgey have established the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help graduating high school students with similar disabilities lead independent and productive lives.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Summer Kickoff Party at pool June 23

The Lower Macungie pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 20, 27 and July 8 for swim meets. There will be a Summer Kickoff Party 1-5 p.m. June 23 with DJ Bar None Entertainment 1-3 p.m. and mermaid visits 3-5 p.m. There will be a DJ Pool Party with Wesley Works 5-7 p.m. July 12. On July 14 there will be a Wild Rapids Water Slide noon to 6 p.m. There will be a mermaid visit 2-4 p.m. July 17. Wildlands Conservancy will have a presentation 2 p.m. July 21. For more information, visit the website www.lowermac.org.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free community meal June 14 at Grace Lutheran Church

The farmers market is now open 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 22. The market features local family farmers providing fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

With warmer temperatures come the many outside events held from spring through fall at Macungie Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with these events. If you are able to donate some time, call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Pool to open May 25

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed May 25-27 in observation of Memorial Day.

The teen advisory board for grades six to 12 will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 17. They will celebrate a year of birthdays with a cupcake challenge.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 5 to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The book for July 3 is “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Farmers market opens May 16

The Macungie Farmers Market will welcome shoppers to its 13th season grand opening 4-7 p.m. May 16.

The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The farmers market will be open every Thursday 4-7 p.m. through October except Aug. 22. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Lower Macungie Library book sale May 3, 4

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Friends of the Lower Macungie Library spring 2019 book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the newly renovated and expanded Lower Macungie Library. Friends’ preview night is 5-7:30 p.m. May 2. Join the Friends that night and purchase books before the weekend crowds. There will be a bag sale 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 4. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Books are no longer being accepted for the spring sale.

The next Friends meeting will be held 10 a.m. May 18.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mark your calendar for Spotted Lanternfly meeting March 27

There will be a Spotted Lanternfly public meeting presented by horticulture educator Amy Korman from the Penn State Extension Northampton County 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings or call 877-345-0691.

Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical “Into the Woods” 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. March 23.

Eyer Middle School will present “Disney’s Aladdin JR.” 7 p.m. March 28, 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. March 30.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Blood drive Feb. 25

There will be a blood drive sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox and Roach, noon to 6 p.m. March 25. Call 484-519-4444 for more information or to schedule a time.

There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Craft and Vendor Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at Macungie Memorial Park

Bethany UMC is sponsoring an overnight trip April 5-6 to experience the Museum of the Bible, tour the White House, see the cherry blossoms and view the monuments at night. If you are interested, contact Marlene at 610-703-4006 for more information.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

LMT library re-opening delayed

The Lower Macungie Township Library re-opening has been delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 25. There will be no programming or access to the collection during this time. Checkout limits have been increased and checked out items cannot be returned during the closure.

The book club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 6 to discuss “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert. The book for April is “Life on Muskrat Creek” by Ethel Waxham and J. David Love.