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LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library spring book sale scheduled May 4, 5

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. May 2 to discuss “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes. The book for June 6 will be “Harness the Storm” by Sharon Lee Villone.

The library is currently under construction. As part of the expansion of the community center, the library will add 4,400 square feet to house the children’s wing. This will allow for larger classes for children’s programs and allow for two meeting rooms for quiet study and tutoring.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Join the Great American Cleanup in Macungie April 14

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. April 10 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Jeri Greenberg will demonstrate in pastels. She is a member of the American Pastel Society. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or parklandart@gmail.com.

Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a meet the team event 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the Emmaus High School pool. Swimmers interested in joining the team are welcome to come and meet the team and coaches. Team registration will also be taken at this event.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Spotted Lanternfly public meeting March 28

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “West Side Story” 7 p.m. March 21, 22, 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. March 24 and 25. To purchase tickets online, visit www.eastpennsd.org/ehs; a link is available on the homepage.

Editor’s Note: The March 21 performance was postponed. The performance has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 26. The March 22 performance will go on as scheduled.

Concordia Lutheran Preschool will hold its annual Community Easter egg hunt March 24 with registration 9 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast immediately following in fellowship hall.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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

Mark your calendars for area egg hunts

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. March 13 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Margaret Kavchok will give a demonstration on the pen and ink method of drawing. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or email parklandart@gmail.com.

There will be a Beer Memorabilia Show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

AARP Taxaide counselors at Lower Macungie Township Library

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 7 to discuss “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan. The book for April 4 will be “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.

Carly’s Craft Corner will offer a re-purposed card and envelope craft activity 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 for ages 13 and older.

Teen Advisory Board members are invited to sign up for an interactive murder mystery party lock-in 5 to 8 p.m. March 2. Dinner and dessert are provided. Contact Youth Services Director Lisa Underwood at lisau@lowermaclib.org or 610-966-6864 if interested.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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

Free community meal Feb. 9

Grace Lutheran Church will host its next free community meal 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 28 W. Main St., Macungie.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Robert Barber will do a figure painting in oils. Barber is a plein air and studio painter and a signature member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or parklandart@gmail.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP COLUMN

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

EHS orchestra to host coffeehouse Jan. 19

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 19 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 and all proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

There will be a magic and illusion show with Tom Yurasits 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Contact the community center at 610-966-6924 for more information.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Christmas tree collection Jan. 8

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 8 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. 9 at the Macungie Institute. The guest speakers will be Louise and Bill Cosgrove, presenting a program on the life and works of Mary Cassatt from their “Meet the Artist Series.” For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/or parklandart@gmail.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

‘Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz’ Jan. 24, 2018 at the library

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 23, 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and will close 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018 to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. The book for Feb. 7, 2018 is “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.

There will be a teen movie afternoon for students in grades six through 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. There will also be snacks. Bring a pillow or blanket to get comfy on the floor.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Macungie Holiday to be held Dec. 9

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.

The Macungie Institute will feature farmers market vendors, Boy Scout displays, food, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Jasper the Bear for photos. There will also be a breakfast with Santa, a scavenger hunt, horse drawn surrey rides, Nutcracker highlights performed by Coral’s Academy of Dance and gingerbread displays at Kalmbach Park.