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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.


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.


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.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble performs Nov. 12

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 parklandart@gmail.com.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Barktoberfest Pet Fair Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park

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.


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

Lower Macungie Fire Department plans open house Oct. 14

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.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Lehigh Lions Club flea market and garage sale Sept. 9

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 macungiepark@gmail.com.


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free balance screenings scheduled

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.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to attend Das Awkscht Fescht Aug. 4 to 6

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.