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LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

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.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Ben Event at Macungie Memorial Park July 14 and 15

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

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.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP COLUMN

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Pool hosts summer kickoff party complete with a mermaid

The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 26 and July 6 and 13 for swim meets. A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. A DJ pool party with Wesley Works will be held 5 to 7 p.m. July 14. There will be another mermaid visit 2 to 4 p.m. July 18. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Register now for the summer reading program at the library

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.

The Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” will begin June 10. The program includes prizes for reading and special programs.

Miss Lisa will be available to help with registration and answer questions 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 7 to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. The book for July 5 is “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Farmers Market opens May 18

The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 11th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 18. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The Farmers Market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 24. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Children’s author/illustrator to visit Lower Macungie Library April 20

Children’s author/illustrator Micha Archer will visit Lower Macungie Library 2 to 3 p.m. April 20 to share her book “Daniel Finds a Poem.” There will be a storytime, craft and activity. The first 50 registered children in attendance will receive a copy of the book.

A program “Royal Women Rule” will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. Heather Simoneau will lead an informal discussion on the influence of women on the British monarchy and world affairs. Tea and scones will be served.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to enjoy some Easter activities in Macungie

There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Macungie Memorial Hall. There will be direct sales vendors, crafters, baked goods, refreshments, kids activities and door prizes. For more information, call Jennifer at 267-382-9740.

Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Macungie Memorial Park.

There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.