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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Times News, Lehigh Valley Press and Vigilant Fire Company of Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Reads, a regional literacy campaign powered by PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, has challenged area residents to read 1 million minutes during the month of March.

There are no age restrictions so anyone can join, including organizations.

Lehigh Valley Reads hopes to mobilize the valley to build a community of readers to make the area a place of opportunity for all.

The challenge will begin March 1. Interested parties can register on the PBS39 website.

Seeking singers for concert

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Chorale is seeking additional voices for its spring concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Weekly rehearsals begin 7 p.m. March 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus and will culminate in a public concert there 3 p.m. June 7. All voice parts are welcome, particularly low voice.

This 45-member community choir, which is based in Emmaus, is open to participants throughout the Lehigh Valley. Auditions are not required. There is a membership fee per rehearsal set.

Run/walk set

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer foundation

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley will hold its Ready, Set, GOLD Run/Walk which features an 8K run, a 5K walk, and a kids’ fun run/obstacle course April 18 at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay.

The Coplay Pavilion (at Front and Keefer streets) will be the hub of all the activity and is the site of registration and check-in.

This event also features raffles, music, food and special guests.

Registration opens 7 a.m. with the opening ceremony beginning 8 a.m.

The 8K run begins promptly 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K walk 9 a.m.