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Saturday, May 25, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Free community meal Feb. 8

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Hong Tatt Foo will be the guest presenter for the evening. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or parklandart@gmail.com.

There will be a fundraiser, “Bags, Baskets and Bling” bingo for ARCH of LV Feb. 17 at Macungie Memorial Hall. Doors open noon; bingo begins 1:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

EHS Orchestra to host coffeehouse Jan. 18

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Christmas tree collection Jan. 7

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail.com.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.

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Friday, December 21, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library lists special hours

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. The library will close 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019 to discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. The book for February is “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott.

There will be a Kids’ Craft Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, 2019 for children ages two and up with adult supervision. Miss Lisa and Miss Johanna have found random craft supplies that will be available in the temporary program room for a morning of crafty fun.