The Open Gate Farm Tour has been a tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than four decades.
Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.
On Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more.
We have listed the farms open in the East Penn/Salisbury areas. For the most up-to-date information, visit extension.psu.edu and search for “Open Gate.”
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org. Both Flo and Precious are part of the Teacher’s Pet adoption promotion. Their adoption fees have been waived until the end of November. They will come spayed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccinations.
Keegan G. Daugherty, of Emmaus, is among students earning first honors on the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.
THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Gwendolyn Osterwald, of Allentown, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Sierra Sharratt, of Macungie, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in dance.
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134, will host his annual senior expo Oct. 19 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.
The free event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public.
PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.
Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.
Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.
Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.
For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.