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LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Friday, December 20, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Community center collecting children’s pajamas through Dec. 23

Edited version Dec. 20, 2019

Lower Macungie Community Center is collecting children’s new pajamas and books. Items will be donated to local area children. A large receptacle is located in the lobby through Dec. 23.

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas. The library will close 2 p.m. Dec. 31 and will be closed Jan. 1, 2020.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 2020 to discuss “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. The book for Feb. 5, 2020 is “Last Bus to Wisdom” by Ivan Doig.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Sunday, December 8, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Holiday has a packed bag of events Dec. 14

There will be a Breweriana Beer Collectible Show sponsored by the Horlacher Chapter 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Macungie Memorial Hall.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13.

There will be a shredding event for the Borough of Macungie and Alburtis Borough at the Alburtis Area Community Center 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. For more information, call 610-966-4777.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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

Leaf collection begins Nov. 11

Macungie Borough leaf collection will take place Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Leaves only will be collected curbside and should be at the curb before 7 a.m. Residents are also encouraged to drop off leaves any day or time at the newly expanded fenced area at the borough garage off of South Church Street.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Friday, October 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Supporting the troops

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners and staff are holding the 14th 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. Donations of food, toiletry items, batteries, magazines and phone cards will be accepted at the Lower Macungie Community Center 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 8-10 a.m. Sunday through Nov. 30.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Barktoberfest Pet Fair set for Oct. 5

The 11th annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem will conduct a blessing of the animals 12:30 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups, dog training demos and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, visit the website www.barktoberfestpetfair.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Bortz Log House harvest festival Oct. 6

The Lower Macungie Historical Society will hold a harvest festival at the Bortz Log House in Wescosville 2-4 p.m. Oct. 6. There will be house tours and refreshments as well as live demonstrations of sauerkraut making and “hit and miss” engines. The museum will be closed that day.

The historical society will host a program “The Mills of Lower Macungie” 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Jeff Donat will share the history of gristmills and the change in technology.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 2

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 to discuss “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole. The book for Oct. 2 is “In the Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden” by Kathleen Cambor.

There will be a Teddy Bear Bedtime Storytime 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 9. Come in pajamas with your teddy bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to attend the 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree

The 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 23-25 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local vo-tech automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the East Coast will be on display.

Special features this year include Horny Mike’s Road Show; Jeff Krick Jr. in the Ultimate Elvis tribute 7 p.m. Aug. 23; TV’s “The Flintstones” Flintmobile Car; “Back to the Future” time machine vehicle and Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

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.