The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.
Allentown Central Catholic High School received a school record of eight Freddy Award nominations May 11 for the spring musical “Anything Goes.” The show received nominations for outstanding costuming, choreography, chorus, production number and production by a small school. Sophomore Dylan Brown was nominated for outstanding male ensemble member for his role as Elisha J. Whitney and senior Abby Garza received two nominations, one for her solo vocal performance of “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the other for outstanding actress in a leading role.
Congratulations to the cast, crew and pit of “Miss Saigon” with 18 Freddy nominations including: Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra, Outstanding Use of Scenery, Outstanding Use of Costumes, Outstanding use of Lighting, Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance - Julia Bezems and Thomas Riley, “Sun & Moon,” Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Erin McGowan as Ellen, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Sebastian Mora as Thuy and Alejandro Rodriguez as John, Outstanding Performance by a Featured Dancer - Luke Csordas as
The Lower Macungie Library will be closed May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.
The Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” will begin June 10. The program includes prizes for reading and special programs.
Miss Lisa will be available to help with registration and answer questions 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 7 to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. The book for July 5 is “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.
The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 11th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 18. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The Farmers Market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 24. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
The Central Catholic theater program presented the school’s spring musical “Anything Goes” April 20, 21 and 22. Over 70 students, cast and crew, worked for months to put on an incredible show. Four of the leading actors will represent Allentown Central Catholic High School in the opening number at the Freddy Awards May 25 on WFMZ-TV. Cast, crew and school eagerly await the nominations for the awards, which will be announced in mid-May.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day May 14. I consider this a Hallmark holiday, but I am nevertheless disappointed if my sons don’t at least call me.
Celebrate the season at Springfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Featured will be a light lunch and homemade baked goods to purchase, as well as flea market items and a variety of flowers, including hanging baskets, for sale.
This event will be held rain or shine in the enclosed pavilion. For more information, contact 610-965-6796.
The Emmaus High School college fair will be held 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the school. Approximately 170 schools and organizations attend to provide information about post-high school education. Students and their families are encouraged to attend.
The EHS Senior Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. May 5 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown. The Afterball will be held at the high school following the prom 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. May 6.
The Emmaus Farmers Market will hold its opening day for the regular market 10 to 2 p.m. May 7. Plan to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and be entertained with music by the Emmaus Public Singing Society. Register ahead and receive a gift bag (limited amount available).
The market is held in the BB&T parking lot, 235 Main St. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the market, behind Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St. and in the lower lot area. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com.
Children’s author/illustrator Micha Archer will visit Lower Macungie Library 2 to 3 p.m. April 20 to share her book “Daniel Finds a Poem.” There will be a storytime, craft and activity. The first 50 registered children in attendance will receive a copy of the book.
A program “Royal Women Rule” will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. Heather Simoneau will lead an informal discussion on the influence of women on the British monarchy and world affairs. Tea and scones will be served.