East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library hosts a Santa celebration Dec. 1

Lower Macungie Library will host a Santa Celebration 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. There will be stories, crafts, games and snacks to celebrate Santa. Bring your camera.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 to discuss “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. There will also be a holiday luncheon. The book for January 2019 is “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough.

The Make-It Monday craft for children ages two and up with adult supervision will be offered 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Clean-up begins promptly 7:30 p.m.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Honoring our veterans

The Macungie Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Service 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lower Macungie Township Community Center. The guest speaker will be Tom Applebach, director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a Veterans Recognition Service 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

Global Impactors Group will present “GREETINGS!” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Macungie Institute. For tickets and information, call 484-891-1314 or go to www.GIGtheater.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in School

Students and staff support breast cancer awareness

Lower Macungie Middle School recently held its ninth annual Pink Out. Early in the school day, students gathered outside for an aerial photo in the shape of a flask, reflecting the theme Elements of a Cure.

The culmination of the Pink Out is the after school activity. Students dressed in everything pink – shirts, cowboy hats, bandanas, beads, shoelaces and more and enjoyed games, food, a DJ and a pink raffle. There was also a “Ballin’ for Breast Cancer” basketball tournament.