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 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.
The St. Petersburg (Russia) Men’s Ensemble will perform a concert “The Masterpieces of Russian Classic Choral and Sacred Music” at Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, 3 p.m. Nov. 12. There will be light refreshments after the performance. The men will have CDs of their music as well as Russian crafts for sale.
The Parkland Art League will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Donna Haney will be the guest artist, painting in oils. For more information, visit google.com/site/parklandartleague or email email@example.com.
The ninth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem will conduct a Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. 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.
The Lower Macungie Fire Department will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the fire station at Sauerkraut Lane. There will be information on fire prevention, face painting, fire truck tours, the Medevac helicopter, state police representatives, food and beverages.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold a craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be crafts, a white elephant, gift basket auction, bake sale and food.
The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local farmers providing home grown fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
Macungie Memorial Park is a self-supporting park and depends on events and donations to keep the pool, playground, grounds, ballfields and bathrooms operable. If you are interested in volunteering to help with events, contact Amy at 610-966-4289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In coordination with National Fall Prevention Awareness Month, the United Way will hold “Balance Days” 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Stop by for a free balance screening and to learn about local programs.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold its annual Fall Flea Market and Garage Sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (rain date Sept. 10). For more information or to reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.
The 54th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows, will take place Aug. 4 to 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. Gates open 6 a.m. for walk-ins and show cars enter after 7:30 a.m. The featured car this year is the vintage Chevrolet Club of America. The flea market remains open until dusk and craft vendors are open until 9 p.m. Musical entertainment continues until 10:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 and until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Fireworks will light up the sky 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5. For more information, go to www.awkscht.com.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2 to discuss “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. The book for Sept. 6 is “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Lawson.
The eighth annual Ben Event will take place July 14 and 15 at Macungie Memorial Park. Ben Yorgey was an Emmaus High School graduate/special needs student who died in 2009. Ben’s parents Kent and Ardyth Yorgey have established the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help graduating high school students with similar disabilities lead independent and productive lives. The event will kickoff 5:30 p.m. July 14. The Ben Event One Mile Fun Walk will be held 7:15 p.m.