Be sure to come to Emmaus Community Park July 20 for the family fun activities scheduled during Community Day. The noon to 6 p.m. event will feature a dunk tank, food, games, sporting events, local clubs, music and other entertainment. The evening will end with an old timer's baseball game as well as "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" softball game. Local organizations will be selling food and drinks. The Emmaus Arts Commission will feature a Rain Barrel Auction. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information and to view a schedule of activities, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us.
The Macungie Farmers Market will hold their seventh season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. June 6. 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 with the exception of Aug. 22. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
There will be a children's clothing consignment sale 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Next Monday, May 27, we celebrate Memorial Day. It is a day dedicated to all those men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces. Also to those buried here or abroad, those in veterans hospitals, and the many who are now civilians. This time last year the sound of gunfire, the boom of cannons thundered across countries. Nothing has changed. Only the names of some countries. In my column last year, I asked if we could give our men and women the gift of silence. The silence that comes with the end of battle, of bombs, of gunfire.
The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus will host its 40th annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast 8 a.m. to noon June 2 at Emaus Fire Company #1, Sixth and Broad streets. There is a cost; children ages 10 and under eat free. The proceeds go toward community projects, scholarships and youth activities. For information and tickets, call 610-395-4818.
Emmaus' community-wide June 1 yard sale is a perfect time to pick up some "treasures" or to sell a treasure to someone else (rain date: June 2). No permits required.
Lower Macungie Township is partnering with Pa. Career Link Lehigh Valley to host a job fair noon to 4 p.m. June 11 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Companies to be represented will be posted on the Lower Macungie website at www.lowermac.com.
The fourth annual craft/vendor fair will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the community center. Register at the community center or download the form at www.lowermac.com.
The annual May Day Festival will be held noon to 5 p.m. in Lock Ridge Park Sunday. Crafters, artists, kids activities and delicious foods something for everyone. At 2 p.m. the Lock Ridge Theatre group will present the May Day performance music, dancing, and the queen and her court. This year May Day is part of the Alburtis Centennial, May 10, 11, and 12. The Centennial celebration begins 6:30 p.m.
Huff's and St. Peter's Union churches are having a walk to raise funds for the hungry and homeless May 11. The five- and 10-mile walk begins 8 a.m. at St. Peter's and a two-mile walk will start 10 a.m. at Huff's Church. The walks conclude at Huff's, where a light lunch will be served. If you are unable to walk, help out by pledging a donation to one of your friends or fellow church members who can. For information, call Pat Miller at 610-682-7377 or the church office at 610-966-3030.
Macungie's Relay for Life's main spring event will be held 4 p.m. May 3 through 4 p.m. May 4. This year's theme is a carnival, and there will be activities for all ages, including two moon bounces, a balloon-animal clown, a caricature artist, a magician and carnival games. Relay For Life is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising funds for American Cancer Society for its cancer education, programs, advocacy and research. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/pamacungie or email the co-chairs at macungieRFL@gmail.com.
As part of National Preservation Month, the Emmaus Heritage Alliance is hosting history and architectural activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at various locations throughout the borough. The committee suggests starting with a tour of God's Acre Cemetery 11 a.m. and then visiting Emmaus' historic properties which will be open noon to 4 p.m. The library is presenting an architectural slide show 2 p.m. All the events are free and open to the public. For information, call 610-965-6279.
Celebrate in your neighboring town May 10, 11 and 12 for the Alburtis' Centennial celebration. Join them 6:30 p.m. Friday for opening ceremonies, cutting of the birthday cake and walking tours. The parade steps off 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by community group food sales, Swabia Creek Frog Float, a fashion show, the Macungie Band and much more. Sunday features a morning religious service, Lock Ridge Festival and burying of the time capsule.