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.
The 66th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming will be held noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, at Mystic Chain Park, 3718 Main Road East. This year’s homecoming will feature new entertainment, especially entertainment geared toward children. There will be face painters, children’s games, a bounce house, dunk tank and crafters. The event will also help celebrate the 75th anniversary of both Upper Milford Township fire companies – Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company of Zionsville.
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.
Congratulations to all the Emmaus Library’s summer club readers. I hope you went on some exciting book adventures.
The Emmaus Library, 11 E. Main St., will host events for the whole family all week long leading up to the summer reading club’s finale Aug. 19.
The program finale for the summer reading club, “Build a Better World,” will be “Backyard Wildlife,” presented by the Wildlands Conservancy and their friends on the library’s lawn 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show. For information, visit www.emmauspl.org.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2 to discuss “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. The book for Sept. 6 is “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Lawson.
By JULIA F. SWAN
The Upper Milford Historical Society will hold its annual picnic 6 p.m. July 27 at the Upper Milford Township building. Candace Perry, curator of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, will be the guest speaker, talking about “How the Pretzel Survived Prohibition.”
The society usually meets 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month except for November and December.
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.
The Emmaus Moravian Church will celebrate its 270th anniversary with several community events during July. At 7 p.m. July 24, The Emmaus Historical Society’s “Our Moravian Settlers” program will be presented by Bill Barto at the Emmaus Public Library. On July 29, the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. God’s Acre at the foot of South Third Street will be open for tours 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a dawn worship service at God’s Acre 7:30 a.m. July 30. The church will hold a worship service Lovefeast 9:30 a.m. July 30.
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Dayne W. Engler, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology sciences - gaming and simulation; Anteneh N. Tesfaye, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology: network specialist concentration, both of Allentown; Cooper R. Raub, of Emmaus, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology.
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.