Allentown Central Catholic High School hosted the 44th Annual Allentown Diocesan Music Festival Jan. 27. The day featured band and chorus members from the diocesan high schools: Berks Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic, Marian Catholic, Nativity BVM, and Notre Dame. Central’s performers were Thomas Cope, Meghan Cowen, Snow Du, Chris Elwert, Elena Kreger, Justine Magalona, Maria Romero, Danica Schofer, Ty Tran and Amanda Wechsler.
It may be cold outside, but the Upper Milford Youth Association reminds us it’s time to think spring! Registration for recreational spring soccer, ages five to nine, is now open. Register at www.umya.org using the “Register Online” link in the upper left hand side navigation menu. Details for the soccer programs can be found on the home page as well as the under the “Register Online” link.
Grace Lutheran Church will host its next free community meal 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 28 W. Main St., Macungie.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Robert Barber will do a figure painting in oils. Barber is a plein air and studio painter and a signature member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or email@example.com.
The Mr. Emmaus 2018 contest will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Emmaus High School auditorium.
The EHS Snowcoming Dance (Sno-co) will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the EHS cafeteria.
Habitat for Humanity will have a flapjack fundraiser Feb. 3 at the Applebee’s in Trexlertown. See a Habitat for Humanity member or Miss Russo in Room 513 for tickets.
Signups for baseball are online and can be found at www.emmausbaseball.com. Boys tennis signups will be held after school Feb. 5 in Cafeteria 1.
Boys volleyball signups will be held after school Feb. 5 in Cafeteria 1.
The Emmaus Arts Commission will host the 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art-related events.
The event features children’s games, an outdoor community art project, fire pits, live music performances in various locations throughout the downtown and more.
Midterm exams will be held Jan. 19, 22 and 23. Jan. 19 is periods one, two and three. Jan. 22 is periods four, five and six. Jan. 23 is periods seven, eight and nine. If students have an exam, they are expected to be there for that exam. Transportation is provided at the normal time in the morning for the first exam starting 7:23 a.m. Transportation home is also provided for students 1 p.m. If students do not have transportation, the library is open for a quiet study session or the cafeteria for a normal study hall.
The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge and all proceeds benefit the orchestra department.
There will be a magic and illusion show with Tom Yurasits 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Contact the community center at 610-966-6924 for more information.
The first meeting of the Upper Milford Historical Society for 2018 will be 7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Upper Milford Township building. It will be the society’s traditional discovery night, when members and guests are invited to bring in pictures, stories, items, etc. of historical interest to share.
New, however, are the changes made to the society’s room, aiming to showcase local people and historical materials more comfortably. Attendees will want to check out the room.
The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 8 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Macungie Institute. The guest speakers will be Louise and Bill Cosgrove, presenting a program on the life and works of Mary Cassatt from their “Meet the Artist Series.” For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viking and Vikette basketball are underway and going well. The Vikings started the season with a 63-42 win over Boiling Springs Dec. 9 at the Paul Corby Tip-Off Tournament. Their record as of Dec. 22 is 3-0 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference league after victories over Whitehall, Liberty and Northampton. The Vikettes are also off to a strong start with a record of 3-0 after games against North Pocono, Whitehall and Liberty.