The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 7 to discuss “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan. The book for April 4 will be “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.
Carly’s Craft Corner will offer a re-purposed card and envelope craft activity 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 for ages 13 and older.
Teen Advisory Board members are invited to sign up for an interactive murder mystery party lock-in 5 to 8 p.m. March 2. Dinner and dessert are provided. Contact Youth Services Director Lisa Underwood at email@example.com or 610-966-6864 if interested.
The health and wellness/fitness club will host a dodgeball tournament 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 in the main and auxiliary gyms at the school. Come out and support your favorite team! There is a cost for spectators and tickets will be available at the door. Students who are playing in the tournament are asked to meet 5:30 p.m. for team check-in and rules.
The next Buzz magazine meeting will be held 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the learning lab.
Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball continues to have success this season. Both the boys and girls teams won during the first round of leagues Feb. 12, with a 64-48 Viking win over Northampton and a 46-34 Vikette victory over Nazareth. The teams then advanced to the semifinals Feb. 14, where they played back-to-back at Liberty. During the double-header, the Vikettes beat Freedom 49-32 and the Vikings won against East Stroudsburg South with a score of 54-51. Both teams played in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference championship Feb. 16.
Tickets can now be reserved for Emmaus High School’s production of “West Side Story” 7 p.m. March 21 through 24 and 2 p.m. March 24 and 25 in the EHS auditorium. Visit www.eastpennsd.org/ehs and click on “West Side Story” for the link to order tickets.
A complimentary performance for senior Gold Card members will be held 6 p.m. March 20. Gold Card members must present East Penn School District gold cards at the door on the evening of the performance. The gold card will serve as the ticket. Gold cards will not be accepted at other performances.
Allentown Central Catholic High School hosted the 44th Annual Allentown Diocesan Music Festival Jan. 27. The day featured band and chorus members from the diocesan high schools: Berks Catholic, Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic, Marian Catholic, Nativity BVM, and Notre Dame. Central’s performers were Thomas Cope, Meghan Cowen, Snow Du, Chris Elwert, Elena Kreger, Justine Magalona, Maria Romero, Danica Schofer, Ty Tran and Amanda Wechsler.
It may be cold outside, but the Upper Milford Youth Association reminds us it’s time to think spring! Registration for recreational spring soccer, ages five to nine, is now open. Register at www.umya.org using the “Register Online” link in the upper left hand side navigation menu. Details for the soccer programs can be found on the home page as well as the under the “Register Online” link.
Grace Lutheran Church will host its next free community meal 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 28 W. Main St., Macungie.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Robert Barber will do a figure painting in oils. Barber is a plein air and studio painter and a signature member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mr. Emmaus 2018 contest will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Emmaus High School auditorium.
The EHS Snowcoming Dance (Sno-co) will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the EHS cafeteria.
Habitat for Humanity will have a flapjack fundraiser Feb. 3 at the Applebee’s in Trexlertown. See a Habitat for Humanity member or Miss Russo in Room 513 for tickets.
Signups for baseball are online and can be found at www.emmausbaseball.com. Boys tennis signups will be held after school Feb. 5 in Cafeteria 1.
Boys volleyball signups will be held after school Feb. 5 in Cafeteria 1.
The Emmaus Arts Commission will host the 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art-related events.
The event features children’s games, an outdoor community art project, fire pits, live music performances in various locations throughout the downtown and more.
Midterm exams will be held Jan. 19, 22 and 23. Jan. 19 is periods one, two and three. Jan. 22 is periods four, five and six. Jan. 23 is periods seven, eight and nine. If students have an exam, they are expected to be there for that exam. Transportation is provided at the normal time in the morning for the first exam starting 7:23 a.m. Transportation home is also provided for students 1 p.m. If students do not have transportation, the library is open for a quiet study session or the cafeteria for a normal study hall.