There will be an Old Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic starting 10 a.m. July 4 at Macungie Memorial Park. The bicycle/ wagon parade begins 10 a.m. There will be a duck race in the creek 11 a.m. The Macungie Band will perform 11:30 a.m. in the bandshell. There will also be games and contests for children as well as the annual Bear Swamp Derby/Firecracker 500. Bring your own matchbox type car or purchase one at the picnic.
The Lower Macungie Library summer reading club, "Every Hero has a Story," will begin registration 9 a.m. May 30. There will be programs for school age superheroes in kindergarten through seventh grade Tuesdays June 23 to July 28. Reading incentive programs are available for pre-readers, independent readers and teen readers. Drop-by preschool storytimes will be held 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will also be family fun nights on Mondays from June 22 to Aug. 3. Teen Time will be offered Thursdays.
The Macungie Farmers Market will hold the ninth season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 14. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown 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. 27. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
Lower Macungie Community Center will hold the fifth annual Community Day 4 to 8 p.m. May 5. Smokey Bear and other characters will be there to welcome residents. There will also be face painting, a moon bounce, the Lower Macungie Clown Club, a petting zoo, photo booth and light refreshments.
Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. April 4 at Macungie Memorial Park.
There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.
The Macungie Easter egg hunt will take place 2 p.m. April 5 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Macungie Bears Swim Team will hold registration for the 2015 swim season 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 downstairs at Macungie Memorial Hall. For more information, go to www. macungiebearsswimteam.com.
The Lower Macungie Library will celebrate National Library Week April 12 to 18.
As part of the week's celebration, Ann Bartholomew of the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society will give a presentation on local history 6 to 7 p.m. April 15. Copies of Bartholomew's book, "A History of Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania," will also be available for purchase. Registration is required.
Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a Meet the Team event noon to 2 p.m. March 21 at Emmaus High School Pool. Swimmers interested in joining the team are welcome to come and meet the team and coaches.
Community Music School offers private piano instruction Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Macungie Institute. For more information, contact 610-435-7725.
Valley Music Together holds Tuesday and Thursday morning parent/child classes at Macungie Institute. For more information, go to www.valleymusictogether.org or call 484-330-6723.
The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present Disney's "Mary Poppins the Musical" 7 p.m. March 18, 19, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. March 21 and 22. There will be a Gold Card preview performance 6 p.m. March 17; reservations are required. Shows on March 21 and 22 are sold out.
Tickets can be purchased at the EHS main office 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Telephone orders will not be taken through the main office.
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Throughout January, Lower Macungie Library will feature the artwork of Judy Leichssenring.
Leichssenring started painting with watercolors in 1998 while living in California. She has taken community college, adult education and the Baum School of Art classes. She now works with acrylics and oils in her landscapes and still life paintings.
There will be a bedtime booktime for children ages 2 to 8 years 7:25 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Come in your pajamas to hear some bedtime stories.