The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 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. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.
Emmaus High School will be closed Jan. 21.
Midterm exams will be held Jan. 22, 23 and 24. Jan. 22 is periods one, two and three. Jan. 23 is periods four, five and six. Jan. 24 is periods seven, eight and nine. If students have an exam, they are expected to be there for that exam.
Allentown Central Catholic students finished 2018 with a Christmas performance Dec. 21, 2018. The show featured the concert band, chorus and dance team. The school concluded the performance with a Christmas sing-along.
The Viking basketball team was named Lehigh Valley Health Network 2018 Christmas Tournament Champions Dec. 28, 2018. The tournament was held in Rockne Hall.
The team defeated Freire Charter School 71-51 and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 56-55 to be crowned the winner of the tournament.
Senior Chad Kratzer had an exceptional game, scoring 30 points.
The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 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. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.
No Place for Hate will hold a meeting 7-7:20 a.m. Jan. 3 in Room 409.
The counseling office is excited to offer seniors the opportunity to participate in an Instant Decision Day with Moravian College Jan. 4. as part of the college application process. Interested students should sign up in the counseling office.
An important freshmen class meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7 during period 2 in the auditorium. Topics being discussed are midterm exams and course scheduling for next year.
Happy New Year, everyone! Does anyone make New Year’s resolutions anymore? Have you?
This Sunday, Jan. 6, is the Epiphany, or Twelfth Night. According to the Gospels and tradition, this is the night the Wise Men actually arrived in Bethlehem to see Jesus.
The Upper Milford Historical Society resumes its regular monthly meetings 7 p.m. Jan. 31, when Aaron Heckler will present “A Picture Postcard Tour of Upper and Lower Milford Townships.” Heckler will show scenes from his vast postcard collection. You may want to bring some of your own vintage Milford postcards.
It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019. Time seems to fly by.
Weather played an important role in our lives in 2018. Remember the 14-day stretch of sub-freezing weather that ended Jan. 8? Remember the 13 days of snowfall in February, with an 8-inch snowfall on Feb. 17? Then on Feb. 21 we hit a record high temperature of 80 degrees.
In March we were hit by three Nor’easters.
Do you remember the 15-inch snowfall on the first day of spring?
Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. The library will close 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019 to discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. The book for February is “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott.
There will be a Kids’ Craft Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, 2019 for children ages two and up with adult supervision. Miss Lisa and Miss Johanna have found random craft supplies that will be available in the temporary program room for a morning of crafty fun.
Giving Tuesday, a day of charity to kick off the holiday season, was very successful at Allentown Central Catholic High School. The school’s donors raised $3,200 Nov. 27, more than double the total contributions from 2017.
The beginning coding class traveled to St. Joseph the Worker Nov. 29 to demonstrate “Sparki,” a robot the class has been constructing. Sparki has the ability to draw, sense an incline and navigate around a surface’s edge. It was displayed to the sixth grade students at St. Joe’s, who greatly enjoyed the presentation.
With Thanksgiving so early this year, it seems the December holiday season has been in full swing for a couple of weeks. Hanukkah started at sundown this past Sunday and Christmas preparations are well underway, everywhere you look.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Vera Cruz Fire Company will hold its second annual Hometown Christmas 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Santa will be available for photos with your human and well-behaved furry children!
Upper Milford Western District Fire Company will host a breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 16.