Upper Milford Township supervisors are looking for input into updating the township's emergency management plan, especially in the wake of the extended power outage after Hurricane Sandy. Do you want more information? Would you like to help out? Then come to a meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the township building to discuss emergency management plans. The public is invited.
There will be egg decorating 9 a.m. March 30 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Easter Bunny photos will be taken 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at the Macungie Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.
There will be an Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. March 31 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Grace Lutheran Church will hold Wednesday evening Lenten Worship services 7 p.m.
There will be an ADTC Dog Training Seminar March 9 and 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289 or go to www.allentowndogtrainingclub.org.
The Emmaus Lions Club is holding its 5th annual "Nite at the Races" March 9 at Upper Milford West District Fire Co., Routes 29 and 100 in Old Zionsville. Doors open at 5 p.m.; first race is 6:30 p.m. Your ticket includes fun, food, drinks (BYOB) and door prizes. Proceeds are used to fund the club's charity projects. For information and/or tickets, visit Buss Paints or Upper Milford West District Fire Company or call Lion Henry Heil at 610-966-5220. Seating is limited. Rain date is March 10.
Signs of spring are starting to appear. Daylight saving time begins in a few weeks. Easter cards and decorations are available in many stores.
For me one of the first signs of the season's change is the orchid plant on my windowsill. For the past five years, three miniature purple flowers bloom in late February. They are with me until late August when, one by one, the petals fold up and drop off. It's time to rest, to prepare for next year's blooms.
February is the shortest month of the year. Sometimes it is the coldest but it is the one special month dedicated to love. It is said that in ancient times, young men picked one girl to be their sweetheart for that year. Names were drawn from a box. At the end of the year the couple would be free to marry or free to go their separate ways.
Concordia Lutheran Church will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverages will be available. A goodwill offering will be accepted. Everyone is invited. For information, call 610-965-3265.
Lower Macungie Youth Association is now accepting online registration for baseball, soccer and softball through Feb. 16 at www. lmya.org.
There will be a Listen Live Music Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Macungie Institute. Doors open 7 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's only February, but Upper Milford Youth Association spring sports registration is now open for baseball, softball, T-Ball and soccer. Don't wait; register online at www.umya.org.
The Upper Milford Youth Association meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
Open enrollment at the Village School Preschool, Old Zionsville continues. Visit www.thevillageschooloz. com to obtain registration forms or contact Genevieve at 267-228-4997.
Emmaus' annual SnowBlast Festival sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission will be held Feb. 1 and 2. The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art-related events.
Children ages two to six are invited to put on pajamas and grab their favorite bedtime buddy and come to bedtime booktime at the Lower Macungie Library 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Call 610-966-6864 or visit the library's website at www.lowermaclib.org for information about scheduled activities.
The Ancient Oak Women's Organization will have a covered dish social at their Feb. 6 meeting. They will meet 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's U.C.C., Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown.
Concordia Lutheran Church will be hosting a chili cook-off 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Cooks and tasters to judge the chili are needed. There will be a talent show during the tasting. If you are interested in submitting chili or participating in the talent show, call the church at 610-965-3265 for further information.
Concordia Lutheran Preschool will hold an open house 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28.
Emmaus High School orchestra will hold a coffee house 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the high school cafeteria.