Following Columbus Day Oct. 10 and school pictures Oct. 11, Central Catholic celebrated a spirit week leading up to Homecoming with themed dress down days.
Back by popular demand, local author Charlie Adams will present an evening of spectacular ghost stories 7:13 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Lower Macungie Township Library.
There will be Halloween Fun with “Jack” the Mack Truck 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 outside the library, weather permitting. There will be trunk or treating and photo opportunities. A special Halloween storytime will be held in the library 10:30 a.m.
Library League – a monthly program for students in third to fifth grades meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The program includes a story, exploration and problem-solving.
Allentown Central Catholic High School will be closed Oct. 10 for Columbus Day.
Underclassmen school pictures will be taken Oct. 11 for the yearbook and student identification cards.
Homecoming festivities begin Oct. 14 with an in-school pep rally, followed by the homecoming football game versus Stroudsburg High School at J. Birney Crum Stadium. The game begins 7 p.m. The homecoming dance is the following evening, Oct. 15 in Rockne Hall. A ticket and student identification are required for entrance to the dance.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Lyrics and Laughter” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and Oct. 28 and 29. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. Part of this year’s proceeds will benefit Gift of Life. For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org or call 610-770-6845.
The Parkland Art League will meet at its new location 7 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St, Macungie. Anyone with an interest in art is invited to attend a demonstration in oil by Bethlehem artist Sandra Corpora. Refreshments will be served.
October is the month for fire prevention awareness, Halloween and the beginning of the church festival/bazaar season.
The Vera Cruz Halloween parade will take place 7 p.m. Oct. 12. The rain date is Oct. 13.
A group of local churches is again sponsoring a Light in the Night block party to provide a safe space for children and families to enjoy Halloween. It will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Upper Milford Township building.
Trick or Treat night in Upper Milford Township will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
It’s that time of year at Emmaus High School – Homecoming.
It all starts with the annual powder puff football game in the stadium 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 where female football teams compete and are coached by the EHS football team. The rain date is Oct. 6.
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.