There is still time to get tickets to enjoy a “Nite at the Races” and basket raffle March 11 at the Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. 2nd St., Alburtis. This fun event is sponsored by the Emmaus Lions Club. Doors open 5 p.m. and the first race runs 6:30 p.m.
Your donation buys you a fun evening of races, food, wine, beer, coffee and soda and door prizes. The food includes, meatballs, hot roast beef, sausage sandwiches, broasted chicken, a variety of salads, snacks and desserts.
The World Languages International Fair will be held Feb. 25 in the cafeteria. The snow date is March 4.
Students will register for their 2017-2018 courses Feb. 27.
Buzz Magazine will host its second fundraiser with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Feb 27. Twenty percent of all dine in and carry out orders will be donated to Buzz Magazine for the annual print issue. All you have to do is or mention you are supporting Buzz Magazine when you place your order.
A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students had the opportunity to participate in Notre Dame High School’s Mini-THON Feb. 17 and 18. Central raised almost $2,000 to contribute to the fight against childhood cancer, the mission of THON, the annual dance marathon at Penn State University. Mini-THON’s are a way for high school students to gain experience organizing and participating in such an event.
It’s Read Across America Day so be sure to show your love of reading March 2 as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday 7 p.m. March 2 with story time and crafts.
There will be a “Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz” event 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (snowdate Feb. 26) at the Lower Macungie Township Library. Appetizers, desserts and beverages will be provided with music by the Kutztown University Jazz Quartet. Tickets (adults only) can be purchased online at lowermaclib.org, at the library, or by mailing a check payable to Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie, 18062. Tickets are not available at the door. Proceeds benefit the library.
On Jan. 27, six buses carrying almost 300 Allentown Central Catholic High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the annual March for Life.
The buses first stopped in Maryland at the Baltimore Basilica to celebrate Mass with others from the Diocese of Allentown, including students from Berks Catholic High School, Notre Dame High School and Holy Guardian Angel parish. The trip continued to the Washington Monument, where ACCHS students joined hundreds of thousands in a march to the steps of the Supreme Court.
Emmaus High School students can purchase a sweet carnation for someone special to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. Include a personalized message and have it delivered to the recipient’s class Feb. 14. Students can also commission a personalized calligraphy message in one of 10 languages besides English. Look for Global Citizens Club members at lunch through Feb. 13 to make a purchase.
The U. S. Army will visit Emmaus High School Feb. 6. For a complete list of college visits to the school, visit the guidance office or check the school website.
Happy February! The days are getting longer and the Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 5.
As a former Massachusetts resident and Patriots season ticket holder, I’ll be rooting for Brady and the boys this Sunday!
For many area churches, including St. Peter’s Union Church, this Sunday is also the Souper Bowl of Caring. Join other generous people around the country by dropping a donation of $1 (or more) into the soup bowl as you leave worship service Sunday.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting at the Macungie Institute 7 p.m. Feb. 14 with artist Lee Baldwin demonstrating in watercolors.
The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled March 20 and April 17. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.
ARCH of the Lehigh Valley will hold a benefit bingo 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Macungie Memorial Park. Prizes include bags, baskets, purses and jewelry. Doors open noon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-573-2500.
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester including: Christopher Boucher and Katrice Werley, both of Allentown; Kaylee Grapsy, Haley Kramer, Brenna Smudde, all of Macungie.