The Middle School Jazz Festival took place April 6 at Emmaus High School. Congratulations to all of those who participated. Also, a special mention for our own East Penn student, Owen Hoffman of Eyer Middle School who was awarded best soloist. Owen plays the trombone. There were a total of seven middle school bands from the area competing in this event.
Now that Easter’s over, we’re all more than ready for spring, particularly after that cold, miserable, snowy March.
Once again, the Joint Environmental Advisory Council of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township will celebrate spring by sponsoring an Earth Day community cleanup. It will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon April 14. Participants will meet at Emmaus Community Park for coffee and to get organized, then start cleaning up by 9 a.m. Instructions and directions to all the cleanup sites will be provided at the park.
Tickets for Central Catholic’s spring musical “Disaster!” are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. April 10 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Jeri Greenberg will demonstrate in pastels. She is a member of the American Pastel Society. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a meet the team event 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the Emmaus High School pool. Swimmers interested in joining the team are welcome to come and meet the team and coaches. Team registration will also be taken at this event.
Emmaus High School will be open March 29 and April 2 for snow make-up days. School will be closed March 30. School will also be open June 12 and 13 for snow makeup days.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of West Side Story – you all did an outstanding job!
There is no meeting March 27 or April 3 for Mud Club members. Regular meetings will resume April 10.
Seniors must make sure all debts are settled before April in order to purchase senior ball tickets online.
Earth Day is a great time to show your commitment to our community’s environment. Help out by cleaning up litter and debris. The Borough of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township Joint Environmental Advisory Council will hold a community cleanup and recycling event as part of its Earth Day 2018 effort 8:30 a.m. until noon April 14 at Emmaus Community Park, Shimerville Road at South 14th Street. Volunteers are invited to gather 8:30 a.m. for coffee and to get organized. The groups will begin cleanup 9 a.m. The event is held rain or shine.
The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “West Side Story” 7 p.m. March 21, 22, 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. March 24 and 25. To purchase tickets online, visit www.eastpennsd.org/ehs; a link is available on the homepage.
Editor’s Note: The March 21 performance was postponed. The performance has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 26. The March 22 performance will go on as scheduled.
Concordia Lutheran Preschool will hold its annual Community Easter egg hunt March 24 with registration 9 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast immediately following in fellowship hall.
The Festival of Cultures, a celebration of histories, peoples and cultures, was held March 4. The event featured the food and music of Allentown Central Catholic High School students’ diverse backgrounds.
There are now only two entrances open when students arrive to Emmaus High School at the beginning of the day – this information has been provided to families.
All students who arrive late to school and do not have a late arrival privilege on their schedules will continue to report to the main office.
Tickets for Allentown Central Catholic High School’s spring musical Disaster! are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5, 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.