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.
By NICHOLAS TOTO
Thirty-two students competed on eight different teams at Bloomsburg University’s annual computer competition April 11. The first place team was Ian Bowler, Bradley Klemick, Jie Luo and Nathan Walls who were the only ones to complete all 10 problems out of a total of 50 teams from eastern Pennsylvania. Emmaus teams also took fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, 11th, 13th and 14th place. All of the other seven teams completed more than half of the programs. Congratulations to all who participated.
Happy Easter! Easter is late this year, April 16, so the chances of nice weather are good.
Check your church’s listing in this newspaper for the schedule of Easter services.
If you have young children or grandchildren, bring them to one of several Easter egg hunts scheduled locally.
Salem Bible Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 9 at the church, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Upper Milford Township. The event is for 1- to 10-year-olds and will feature more than 5,000 eggs and prizes. The rain date is April 15.
There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Macungie Memorial Hall. There will be direct sales vendors, crafters, baked goods, refreshments, kids activities and door prizes. For more information, call Jennifer at 267-382-9740.
Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Macungie Memorial Park.
There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.
Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.
The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.
After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.