Emmaus High School students are counting down the days until the long-anticipated Christmas break.
Until then, there are quite a few events and activities in place at Emmaus High School. On Dec. 6, parent teacher conferences were held at EHS.
In honor of National Computer Science Education Week, there was a computer science showcase at EHS Dec. 6, following parent teacher conferences. Visitors met computer science professionals from the community, saw a demonstration from the Robotics Club and enjoyed cake and apple cider.
Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Local businesses, the Historical Society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event. The activities include a scavenger hunt for all ages with participating businesses and community organizations; pictures with Santa at the Macungie Institute; free holiday trolley rides throughout the borough; and holiday crafters at Macungie Memorial Park. The winners of the 10th annual gingerbread competition will also be on display during Macungie Holiday. For more information, call Macungie Institute at 610-966-7830.
On Dec. 8, Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, will hold its annual cookie walk 8 a.m. to noon. Homemade Christmas cookies and candy will be for sale by the pound. For information, call 610-966-5115 or 610-966-5220.
On Dec. 15, Old Zionsville UCC will host an all you can eat breakfast and bake sale 7 to 11 a.m. There will be a cost for guests six and over. The public is welcome.
The Upper Milford Youth Association will not meet this month. They will meet next 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013.
Emmaus offers several festivities that will help to get you in the holiday mood.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and holiday book sale 6 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St. Musicians from Emmaus High School will entertain.
Decorations, carols, gift items abound in the malls, shops and on television. Much too soon for my taste. To me, Christmas season begins with Santa Claus riding on his sleigh at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade. It has been this way for more than 50 years. I hope it will be so for 50 more.
The weather seems to have calmed down a bit. One weather person announced on television it will be a "moody" winter. No explanation as to what she meant by that description.
The Lower Macungie Township Community Center will be collecting new children's pajamas infant through size 18 and new books to donate to local children's shelters. Teenage sizes are especially needed. Donations can be dropped off through Nov. 30 in a drop-off bin in the lobby.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Lower Macungie Community Center 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. A photographer will be available to take pictures with Santa.
It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is upon us. It is the time of beloved four "F's" of fall: family, friends, football and food. Thanksgiving is the one day a year when it is totally acceptable to consume abundant amounts of food, followed by lounging on the couch for the rest of the day.
East Penn School District schools will be closed for Thanksgiving break Nov 22 through 26 for students to spend time with their families.
Alburtis residents are busy getting ready for their holiday festival Dec. 2.
The big day begins with breakfast at the community center 8 to 11 a.m. with Santa along with a kids' craft corner. Pets can have their photo taken with Santa noon to 1 p.m. hosted by Cold Nose Lodge.
The Fitness Academy will be open to Alburtis families at no charge 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Beer Can Show has been rescheduled due to weather conditions. It is now scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Concordia Lutheran Church on Brookside Road will be hosting a holiday bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the church fellowship hall. There will be an assortment of crafters and vendors including a gold buyer.
The Macungie Pool and Friends of Macungie Institute will sponsor a Holiday Tea noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Macungie Memorial Park Main Building. For information, call 610-966-7830.
If it's November, it must be bazaar season.
Consider the wonderful selection of handcrafted gifts and catalog party favorites available at a holiday craft and vendor event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Citizens Fire Company, Vera Cruz, in the social hall at 4093 Main Road West. For more information, contact Emily Fair at FairfieldFarmsInc@gmail.com.