The Emmaus Veterans Committee will honor departed comrades buried in each of the six Emmaus cemeteries May 25. The public is invited to a short prayer service, rifle salute and the playing of taps. The tributes begin 8 a.m. at Calvary cemetery. The honor guard proceeds to the following cemeteries: Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ends at Evangelical on Second and Ridge streets.
Another month is flying by. They seem to pass by so quickly. Do you think we will have another surprising snow duster in May?
The Ancient Oak women's organization will have its annual dinner at Morgan's Restaurant May 7. The ladies want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the hoagie sales, food for the needy, high school scholarship fund, etc. They will be meeting again in the fall.
The annual Ancient Oak garage sale will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. There is no rain date.
National Library Week continues through April 19. During the week, the Lower Macungie Library will host special events highlighting the theme "Lives Change @ your library." Patrons can check out an extra DVD, sound recording or music CD or renew new items. Free candy will be offered, courtesy of Just Born, Bethlehem.
Susan Nenstiel, Lower Macungie Library finance manager and co-president elect of the AAUW will speak on how to advocate effectively for issues you believe in. This will be an interactive program with audience participation.
May 4 is the annual May Day Festival at Lock Ridge Park, noon to 5 p.m. The May Queen crowning will be 2 p.m.
With the change of seasons comes a change in activities. This is the last month for Camp Fire hoagie sales. The girls and their leaders thank all those who made the monthly sales such a huge success. They will start the sales again in the fall.
The Alburtis Senior Citizens meet noon April 16 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Penn Avenue and Quarry Road. After a short business meeting, guests play bingo and other games.
There will be egg decorating 9 a.m. to noon April 19 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Easter Bunny photos will be taken 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at the Macungie Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt 2 p.m. April 20 at Macungie Memorial Park.
Valley Music Together holds parent/child classes at Macungie Institute and Concordia Lutheran Preschool. For more information, go to www.valleymusictogether.org or call 484-330-6723.
Easter is April 20 this year, just about as late as it can be, so maybe we can expect warm weather for Easter egg hunts.
An Easter egg hunt in Vera Cruz, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association, will be held April 19. The hunt begins promptly 1 p.m. at Mystic Chain Park, Main Road East in Vera Cruz. All children up to age 12 are invited to participate and prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 610 967-5432.
Last month, the Mountains of Hope club raised over $300 from the annual Valentine's Day carnation sale to donate to their Ecuadorian counterpart. Mountains of Hope is an organization who "partners with schools and social service organizations to promote educational enrichment, global exchange and sustainable community development for the children and people of Ecuador."
Emmaus High School's chapter is dedicated to assisting the Pimampiro region of the northern Andes of Ecuador.
The Emmaus Kiwanis Club will host its 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Emmaus Community Park, 13th and Broad streets, April 19. The hunt begins promptly 1 p.m. so plan to be there early because the hunt lasts only a few minutes. There are five age groups (toddlers through age 10).
The club also will host the Walter C. Stoudt Memorial Prayer Breakfast 7:30 a.m. April 18 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. Seating is limited. Call 610-395-4818 for information and tickets.
These past few weeks have brought changes in time and in seasons. April brings the Holy Days of Easter and Passover. But tucked in there on the first day of the month is a little known day of fun-loving. One called April Fool's Day. Started centuries ago, it was a day to play harmless tricks on friends and neighbors, nothing mean or nasty. Today it seems one more memory lost in our fast paced living.
The Ancient Oak Women's Organization meets at St. Paul's U.C.C., Trexlertown Road, Trexlertown April 2.
Lower Macungie residents interested in renting a garden plot for 2014 can do so on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are available at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
The Lower Macungie Firefighters Women's Association will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo 1 p.m. April 6 at the Lower Macungie Fire Department on Brookside Road. There will be a Chinese auction, raffle and refreshments. Doors open noon. For more information, call 484-239-3945.
Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical "Shrek" 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 4; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 5.