Come on out and enjoy the activities at “A Very Merrie Halloween,” a family-oriented fall and Halloween festival and juried craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 on the grounds of the historic 1803 House, 55 S. Keystone Ave. Among the festival features are demonstrations of “Not So Scary” wild creatures by the Wildlands Conservancy staff and a kid’s tent with pumpkin decorating and crafts. The costumed Halloween parade is lots of fun to view. Other features are the Kraussdale Alpacas and unique baskets available for the “pick-a-prize” raffle. There are also food sales and craft sales.
There will be a father-daughter dance “Halloween Party” for girls enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, call or go to the Lower Macungie Township Community Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 610-966-6924.
The Lower Macungie Fire Department will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the fire station at Sauerkraut Lane. There will be information on fire prevention, face painting, fire truck tours, Medevac helicopter tours, food and beverages.
Editor’s Note: The Press welcomes Nicholas Toto as the new Emmaus High School correspondent. Nicholas is a sophomore and is involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions. Outside of school, he is very involved in his church and has a huge interest in flying as a member of the Young Eagles.
It has been a great start to the 2016-2017 school year at Emmaus High School for students and teachers. On Sept. 8, all students and staff had their pictures taken for the school yearbook which goes on sale at the end of the year.
Another exciting school year is underway at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Many events have already taken place with even more to come.
In late August, Central Catholic hosted a new student picnic to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students. Food, music and games helped introduce the new school year and students and parents had a chance to interact with administration, faculty and upperclassmen.
Classes began the next day for all new students. The day started with a Mass, followed by school pictures, information sessions and lunch.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 11. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.
The Macungie Farmers Market, located in Macungie Memorial Park, is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
Lower Milford Township will hold its annual fall festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24, rain or shine, on the township building grounds, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road.
The fun will include food, local farm vendors, arts and crafts, a photography contest, hay rides, live music and a silent auction. An IronPigs mascot will visit the festival 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parking is free.
For more information, call 610-967-4949. Vendors are still wanted. Find more information on reserving a spot on the township website.
“...Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
“Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
“And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
“And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” (Francis Scott Key, 1814)
“And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free
“And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
“And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
“‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
The Emmaus Library will host its annual Community Heroes celebration 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8. Come out and talk with the local firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers. The library parking lot will be blocked off so youngsters can explore the emergency vehicles. There will be a child ID event from Community Partners 4 Kids sponsored by Greg’s Auto & Tire of Emmaus. The rain date is Sept. 15.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 to discuss “The Hollow Ground” by Natalie Harnett. The book for Oct. 5 is “The Nightingale” by Kristen Hannah.
New at the library are museum passes for the Allentown Art Museum, America on Wheels and the Liberty Bell Museum.
Mexican Folkloric Dance Group Xochiquetzal will perform 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the library. The dance group of six dancers and a singer are led by teacher and director Martha Monroy and strive to preserve the traditions and culture of Mexico.
By The 65th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association and held rain or shine at Mystic Chain Park, is Vera Cruz’s version of a community block party. It is open to residents and nonresidents of Vera Cruz, noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
Fans of local television personality “Uncle Jeffrey” will certainly want to stop by. Jeff Tapler, known as “Uncle Jeffrey,” will broadcast his weekly health and happiness show live from homecoming 3 to 5 p.m. The show will feature the music of “The Zepp Family Band.”