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.”
The 38th Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 26 to 28 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the east coast will be on display.
The Macungie Farmers Market, located in Macungie Memorial Park, is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 25. 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.
The next bus trips to Mohegan Suns at Pocono Downs are scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 15. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.
By JULIA F. SWAN
Instead of a regular monthly meeting, the Upper Milford Historical Society will hold its summer picnic at Jasper Park 6 p.m. July 28. Everyone is invited to bring items, pictures or stories of historical interest to share, as was done at an earlier meeting this year; this has proved to be a popular activity for members. In case of rain, the picnic meeting will be held in the township building.
Do you like to draw pictures with chalk on the sidewalk? Then the upcoming Chalk the Walk, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is a fun activity for you.