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. It is open to everyone (residents and non-residents of Vera Cruz). The event will be held noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Mystic Chain Park on Main Road East in Vera Cruz.
The 55th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows, will take place Aug. 3 to 5 at Macungie Memorial Park. The featured car this year is the Packard. Gates open 6 a.m. for walk-ins and show cars enter after 7:30 a.m. 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. 3 and 4 and until 3:45 p.m. Aug. 5. Fireworks will light up the sky 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4. For more information, go to www.awkscht.com.
The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will celebrate the finale of the summer reading cub with its second annual pool party 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Emmaus Community Park pool. The event will feature story time, crafts and fun. Entrance to the pool is free with an Emmaus Public Library card. Some 427 youngsters and 200 adult readers have participated in the reading club to date. Final reports need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Aug. 18.
The Lower Macungie Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club meets noon Aug. 7 and 21 at the community center. After a business meeting, members play bingo or card games.
There will be an Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic July 4 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Happy Fourth of July! I love fireworks and my husband humors me by taking me to South Bethlehem to watch their fireworks from SteelStacks. But there are several fireworks displays going on throughout the valley. Check local media to find the one most convenient for you.
The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. through July 31. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 25 and July 2 and 12 for swim meets. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.
A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 24 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. On July 13 there will be a disc jockey pool party with Wesley Works 5 to 7 p.m. The mermaid will be back at the pool 2 to 4 p.m. July 18.
The Allentown Central Catholic High School seniors celebrated their last day of school May 25, where they enjoyed breakfast, shirt signing and a water balloon fight in the school parking lot.
Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert at St. Thomas More Church, Salisbury Township, May 31. During Mass, the distinguished alumni awards were presented. Graduation was held in Rockne Hall June 1 and featured speeches by Olivia Luchetti, valedictorian and Valerie Kline, salutatorian.
The Lower Lehigh Lions will hold a chicken barbecue at the CVS parking lot in Macungie noon to 4 p.m. June 16. Wixon wet bottom shoofly pies will also be available. For tickets, call 484-431-0688.
The farmers market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 23. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the Macungie Memorial Park lot and along North Walnut Street.
If it’s June, it’s carnival time at the Lower Milford Fire Company on Limeport Pike. This year’s carnival will be held June 13 to 16. Grounds open nightly 6 p.m. and live music begins 7 p.m. Fireworks will be held June 15, beginning at dusk.
There will be rides, games, a silent auction, a beer pavilion and much more. For a list of the bands who will appear, details on the silent auction and other information, check out the Lower Milford Fire Company online.