Giving Tuesday, a day of charity to kick off the holiday season, was very successful at Allentown Central Catholic High School. The school’s donors raised $3,200 Nov. 27, more than double the total contributions from 2017.
The beginning coding class traveled to St. Joseph the Worker Nov. 29 to demonstrate “Sparki,” a robot the class has been constructing. Sparki has the ability to draw, sense an incline and navigate around a surface’s edge. It was displayed to the sixth grade students at St. Joe’s, who greatly enjoyed the presentation.
With Thanksgiving so early this year, it seems the December holiday season has been in full swing for a couple of weeks. Hanukkah started at sundown this past Sunday and Christmas preparations are well underway, everywhere you look.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Vera Cruz Fire Company will hold its second annual Hometown Christmas 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Santa will be available for photos with your human and well-behaved furry children!
Upper Milford Western District Fire Company will host a breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 16.
The Emerging Health Professionals Program provides high school seniors with an opportunity to experience a variety of health care careers in a hospital setting and take Penn State science courses for college credit. Students spend three days a week rotating among various departments of a hospital. Students will experience these departments throughout the three Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network facilities.
Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.
Lower Macungie Library will host a Santa Celebration 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. There will be stories, crafts, games and snacks to celebrate Santa. Bring your camera.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 to discuss “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. There will also be a holiday luncheon. The book for January 2019 is “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough.
The Make-It Monday craft for children ages two and up with adult supervision will be offered 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Clean-up begins promptly 7:30 p.m.
The Pediatric Cancer Club meeting for Shave for the Brave will be held Nov. 28 in Cafe 2. Interested students should get a pass from the counseling office to present to their flex block teacher to be dismissed to attend the meeting.
The Emmaus High School band concert will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the auditorium.
The winter choral concert will take place Dec. 6 and 7.
The Allentown Cedntral Catholic High School 2021 Student Council held a Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Tournament Nov. 9. The event was held in Masson Auditorium and was a fun night for all in attendance.
Two senior student athletes have recently been recognized by local organizations.
Viking football running back Logan Bachman was named as an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South All-Star First Team Offensive Player.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The Emmaus Historical Society’s museum, 218 Main St., will celebrate the holidays with an open house 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. This year’s train putz will be unveiled 4 p.m. The children’s choir from St. Ann School will perform 4:30 p.m. and the Emmaus Moravian Church carolers will sing 6:30 p.m. The museum has been transformed with holiday displays. Visitors will enjoy this journey down memory lane.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Fall Open House and Viking Christmas will be held 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18. At open house, prospective families will have the chance to tour the school, meet teachers and studentsand learn about the opportunities ACCHS has to offer. Viking Christmas will be held in Rockne Hall and will feature Viking apparel and souvenirs available for purchase.
The Macungie Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Service 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lower Macungie Township Community Center. The guest speaker will be Tom Applebach, director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs.
Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a Veterans Recognition Service 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.
Global Impactors Group will present “GREETINGS!” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Macungie Institute. For tickets and information, call 484-891-1314 or go to www.GIGtheater.com.