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Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Virtual fun run/walk Memorial Day weekend

The Lower Macungie Library is closed until further notice. Items with a due date starting March 2 will be due May 27. The book drop is locked.

Library cards that will have expired by June will be automatically renewed with a new expiration date of July 1. Library patrons can still access digital services including Overdrive. Other digital resources are available for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list, go to library website www.lowermaclib.org.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Farmers Market opens May 21

The information below is accurate as of press time. Please check on upcoming events before going out. Stay safe!

The Macungie Farmers Market will open for the season 4-7 p.m. May 21. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The market will be open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays and is now located on Lumber Street.

Macungie Borough offices are closed to the public. For information, call 610-966-2503.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Community Day has been canceled

The Lower Macungie Library is closed until further notice. Items with a due date starting March 2 will be due May 27. The book drop is locked.

All library programs have been canceled through April. For more information, call the library at 610-966-6864 or go to the library website www.lowermaclib.org.

The spring book sale has been canceled and book donations have been suspended. There will be no Friends of the Library meetings until the library reopens.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Annual Easter Egg Hunt canceled

Macungie Borough offices are closed to the public. For information, call 610-966-2503.

All indoor and outdoor facilities at Macungie Memorial Park are closed until further notice.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre to see “Queen Esther” has been canceled.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute have canceled bingo April 19.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., will offer a pre-recorded church service Sunday mornings. For more information, go to https://gracemacungie.org or www.facebook.com/GraceMacungie.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Events canceled due to coronavirus concerns

As I sit at the computer writing my column, the coronavirus updates, cancellations and postponements are pouring in. The uncertainty of what comes next is very unsettling. What is printed below is my best attempt at current news. As my editor tells her freelance writers, check to see if an event is still on before you go out.

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed through the end of March.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Luck of the Irish Penny Party to benefit The Sanctuary at Haafsville

The Sanctuary at Haafsville will hold a Luck of the Irish Penny Party 1 p.m. March 15 at Macungie Memorial Hall. Doors open 11 a.m. There will also be a basket raffle and food and bake sale. Bring a donation for the shelter dogs and cats to be entered in a special prize drawing. Kitchen sales benefit the K9 Kop Project and the New Tripoli Fire Company. Seating is limited; advance tickets can be purchased by calling 484-239-3076.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

LMT library to host ‘A Toast to the ‘20s’ Feb. 22

Lower Macungie Library will host “A Toast to the ‘20s” 7:30–9:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Appetizers, desserts and wine coupled with the sounds of the Red Hot Ramblers from Philadelphia will make for an enjoyable evening. Travel back to the 1920s as the library is transformed into a Speakeasy. No need to knock on the door or know the password to enter. There is a charge; all proceeds benefit the library. Purchase a ticket by Feb. 20 at www.lowermaclib.org and click “donate now” or stop in the library at 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Dress in the 1920s style or in smart casual.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free community meal Feb. 14

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Anne�s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Artist Brian Delozier will be the guest presenter. For more information, call 610-533-5345 or visit https://sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague.

There will be an Allentown Dog Training Club Obedience Dog Show Feb. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park.

ARCH of the Lehigh Valley will hold a bingo fundraiser Feb. 23 at Macungie Memorial Park.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Enjoy a free meal Jan. 10 at Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10.

Christmas trees should be placed at the curb for pickup by the borough Jan. 6 and 13 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

There will be a free document shredding event for Macungie and Alburtis residents 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 4 at the Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. Second St. For more information, call Alburtis at 610-966-4777.