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.
The Nutrition Group, East Penn's food service provider, will present a nutrition, health and safety fair 9 a.m to 1:30 p.m. April 27 at Lower Macungie Middle School. There will be information on nutrition and healthy snacks as well as health screenings.
Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold a used book sale 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Lower Macungie Middle School Cafeteria in conjunction with the nutrition fair. They will hold a brown bag blowout starting 3 p.m.
The change in seasons also brings a change in activities around town.
The Camp Fire Girls hoagie sales have ended. They will resume in autumn.
Bingo games at the Alburtis Community Center end this month. Look for them in October.
The Alburtis Area Community Center board members meet 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the center, Walnut and Second streets. Alburtis residents are urged to attend the meeting. Volunteers will be needed to help with spring and summer activities.
For questions about schedules, hall rental, etc. call 610-966-2954 or www. aacconline.org.
The Emmaus and Upper Milford Environmental Advisory Council is presenting an interesting and informative series of programs called "South Mountain: Our Backyard: Past, Today and Tomorrow" 7 to 9 p.m.
Macungie's Relay For Life is planning its main spring event for 4 p.m. May 3 to 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 and a magician. Relay For Life is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising funds for American Cancer Society for its cancer education, programs, advocacy and research.
Last week's snow made the days seem like Christmas rather than Easter season. But I see signs of spring here and there. Flowers are pushing through the soil. When I had my garden at home, daffodils and daylilies were the first signs of change followed by fences of bright yellow forsythia along the roads. My friend and neighbor, Jean Stoneback, brought me the first pussy willows from her garden. I have always believed that spring was the Lord's way of bringing us out of the darkness (winter) into the light of his love.
The Shelter House Society plans various events throughout 2013 in celebration of its 60th anniversary. The society was formed to preserve and maintain the historic Shelter House which was built circa 1734. The Shelter House is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited structure in the Lehigh Valley and the oldest building in Emmaus.
Spring has sprung at Emmaus High School, which means a lighter wardrobe, the start of the spring season, the spring musical, proms and the annual Shave for the Brave event.
Shave for the Brave will be held 5 p.m. March 22 in the EHS gymnasium, and is a fundraiser through the St. Baldrick's Foundation to benefit pediatric cancer research. Volunteers, including students and staff alike, get their heads shaved by designated "shavees" and also collect monetary donations.