The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 to discuss “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole. The book for Oct. 2 is “In the Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden” by Kathleen Cambor.
There will be a Teddy Bear Bedtime Storytime 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 9. Come in pajamas with your teddy bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.
The annual Vera Cruz Homecoming, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association and held rain or shine, is Vera Cruz’s version of a community block party and is open to everyone, residents and non-residents alike.
The annual event will be held at Mystic Chain Park on Main Road East in Vera Cruz noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 18.
The day’s events will begin 9 a.m. with a community homecoming service at the Vera Cruz E.C. Church, 5501 Vera Cruz Road. The service will feature special music.
The 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 23-25 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local vo-tech automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the East Coast will be on display.
Special features this year include Horny Mike’s Road Show; Jeff Krick Jr. in the Ultimate Elvis tribute 7 p.m. Aug. 23; TV’s “The Flintstones” Flintmobile Car; “Back to the Future” time machine vehicle and Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
The Emmaus Police Department will hold its second annual open house in conjunction with National Night Out 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. The 400 block of Jubilee Street will be blocked off for the event. The event features tours of the police facility, a small car show with approximately 25 classic/hot rods on display, food vendors and more. The Emmaus ambulance and fire department will also have vehicles on display. For information, call the police department at 610-967-3113.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 to discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. The book for Sept. 4 is “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole.
Family Fun Nights continue! Every Monday evening through July 29 there will be a family event including a community drum circle and movie night.
The program “Universe of Sounds!” for ages 3 to 12 years will explore the sounds of space using different instruments and processors 11 a.m. to noon July 18.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Lower Milford Township Fall Festival, which will be held Sept. 28. Are you a vendor, crafter, demonstrator, nonprofit, food vendor or entertainer? If so, the festival organizers are looking for you!
Vendors can set up on Friday night or Saturday morning (setup finished by 9:45 a.m. for the safety of attendees). All vendors must remain until the 5 p.m. closing. Please call 610-967-4949 for more information, or go to the festival page on the Lower Milford Township website and click to download the registration form.
The 10th annual Ben Event will take place July 20 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 public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.
The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.
The July date was chosen for Emmaus’ Founders Day to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Ever get through a long day of work or school and feel both mentally and physically drained even though you spent most of the day sitting at a desk, barely moving a muscle?
Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Baccalaureate Mass was held June 6 at St. Thomas More Parish in Allentown. Many priests from ACCHS’ feeder parishes joined chaplain Fr. Mark Searles in celebrating this mass to recognize the Class of 2019.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented during the evening to Greg Kelly (1979), Sheila O’Donnell (1983), and Michael Sweetana (1985).