It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018. Time seems to speed by.
Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 23, 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and will close 1 p.m. Dec. 30.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018 to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. The book for Feb. 7, 2018 is “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.
There will be a teen movie afternoon for students in grades six through 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. There will also be snacks. Bring a pillow or blanket to get comfy on the floor.
Emmaus High School will be closed for winter break Dec. 22 through Jan 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!
There will be a Model United Nations meeting after school in Room 538 Dec. 20.
Picture retakes are available in the athletic office. If you had your picture taken on retake day, please stop in the athletic office and pick up your pictures.
Would you like to go to Europe this summer? If you are in a science, math, Latin or culinary arts class, you are eligible for the trip. Stop by Room 232 for information. There are 12 spots left, so hurry.
The National Honor Society Induction ceremony will take place 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Emmaus High School auditorium. Congratulations to all those students being inducted.
The EHS winter band concert will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
The ROTC will visit EHS 9 a.m. Dec. 18.
It’s December and the Christmas holiday is upon us. I hope you will all find time for some peace and quiet with family during this hectic season. And start getting used to writing 2018!
Santa Claus will visit the Vera Cruz firehouse, 4093 Main Road West, Dec. 16, for photos and visits with children. Doors open 10:30 a.m. and the guest of honor arrives about 10:45 a.m. Photos will be taken, for a cost, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.
The Macungie Institute will feature farmers market vendors, Boy Scout displays, food, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Jasper the Bear for photos. There will also be a breakfast with Santa, a scavenger hunt, horse drawn surrey rides, Nutcracker highlights performed by Coral’s Academy of Dance and gingerbread displays at Kalmbach Park.
Allentown Central Catholic High School held Viking Christmas and Fall Open House Nov. 12 and both events were huge successes.
Students, teachers and parents sold specialized Central goods and apparel while sharing information about clubs and activities with prospective families. These families were also given tours of the school by Viking Mentors, a group of students serving as advisers to incoming students. All who were in attendance greatly enjoyed the event.
Emmaus High School will dismiss students 11 a.m. Nov. 22 and will be closed Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
For freshmen who did not receive a fundraiser packet in Flex Block last week, they are available outside of Room 235. The ninth grade class is selling Double Good Popcorn. The fall fundraiser will run through Nov. 29. All packets and money are due on or before Nov. 29 to either Mrs. Murray in Room 335 or Mrs. Ardito in Room 235.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Dec. 1 and 2.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and book sale 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The event, held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St., will feature seasonal sounds by Emmaus High School musicians. The sale features pre-enjoyed books in gift-worthy condition at pleasing prices. Please note the rest of the library is closed during this event.
Central Catholic celebrated Senior Week Oct. 23 to 27. The week consisted of themed attire days just for seniors, including college shirt day, decades day and costume day. Other events included a scavenger hunt around the school, movie night, senior Olympics and a tailgate before school.