The Autumn Mineralfest will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be dealers and tables of minerals, fossils, gems, geodes, crystals and more. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or go to www.mineralfest.com.
A Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be dog and cat rescue groups and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or email Roberta@barktoberfestpetfair.com.
There will be a Father-Daughter Dance Hawaiian Luau for girls enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, call or go to the community center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 610-966-6924.
There will be a free document shredding event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the municipal building parking lot. The event is sponsored by State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Lower Macungie.
Q: What is Ebola?
A: Ebola is a virus carried by bats in remote areas of Africa. It was first discovered in 1976 and named after a river in the Congo. Periodically a human who has contact with wildlife in remote African areas acquires the infection. The virus damages internal body organs and causes death in over half the people infected.
Q: What are the signs and symptoms?
The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners and staff will hold the ninth annual troop support program to collect donated items to send to township residents in the armed services who won't be home for the holidays.
To register a loved one in the holiday program, call 610-966-6924 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
There will be a Wheels of Time Cruise Night 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Macungie Memorial Park. Cars can start arriving 5 p.m.
The 36th annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 22 to 24 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the East Coast will be on display.
The Lower Macungie Library will hold a program for teens, Duct Tape Creations, 11 a.m. July 24.
The summer reading club continues; the finale will be held 3 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the township pool. DJ Jimbo will provide entertainment. In case of rain, the program will be held 6 p.m. in the community center.
Other activities include family experiment nights Monday evenings, a movie night 6 p.m. July 28, adult library book clubs, books for breakfast, movie matinee for teens, game nights and more. A complete listing can be found on the website www.lowermaclib.org.
There will be an Old- Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic 10 a.m. July 4 at Macungie Memorial Park. The bicycle/wagon parade begins 10 a.m. There will be a plastic duck race in the creek 11 a.m. Macungie Band will perform 11:30 a.m. in the bandshell. There will also be games and contests for children. The fire department and ambulance corps will have equipment on display. No reservations are needed to picnic on the grounds but pavilions must be rented in advance. Basketball, baseball and volleyball fields are available; participants must bring their own equipment.
Throughout the months of June and July, Lower Macungie Library will feature the paintings of Pat Ryder.
Ryder retired as a writer in 2000, working most recently for the East Penn Press and started taking art classes. She has exhibited her paintings at local venues and received an honorable mention at a Parkland Art League show. The paintings are available for purchase.
The library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. July 9 to discuss "The House Girl" by Tara Conklin in Meeting Room B at the community center. The book for Aug. 6 is "Tender Bar" by J.R. Moehringer.
There will be an antique truck show June 13 and 14 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, visit www. antiquetruckclubofamerica.org.
There will be a Scout open house 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 4 at Macungie Christian Community Church, Church Street. All boys entering first through fifth grades are welcome. For more information, contact Russ at 610-965-3495 or visit www.bsapack71. org.
There will be an Interstate Shetland Sheepdog Show June 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-966-4289.
Q: What is a stroke?
A: A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happens, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.
Q: Are there different kinds of strokes?
A: Yes, strokes can be ischemic (a blocked artery or blood vessel); hemorrhagic (a ruptured blood vessel); or a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini stroke).
Q: What are the symptoms of a stroke?