The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad team competed at the East Penn Conference Science Olympiad Championship March 1 at Northampton Community College. The team finished second and won four gold medals and one silver medal. First place winners included Anatomy (Pamela Gonzalez and Jack Mallon), Boomilever (Alan Garger and Luke Kuklis), Disease Detectives (Priyanka Bhashyam and Michael Fleck) and Fermi Questions (Gwen Minogue and Alex Strohl). Second place winner was Designer Genes (Sydni Ernst and Karina Mihura).
There will be a Spotted Lanternfly public meeting presented by horticulture educator Amy Korman from the Penn State Extension Northampton County 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings or call 877-345-0691.
Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical “Into the Woods” 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. March 23.
Eyer Middle School will present “Disney’s Aladdin JR.” 7 p.m. March 28, 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. March 30.
Happy March! Reportedly the groundhog did not see his shadow last month, so we’re hoping for spring weather soon.
One sign spring is on its way is daylight saving time. It starts March 10, so don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour.
Another calendar note: Tonight, March 6, is Ash Wednesday. This means Easter will be late this year; in fact, April 21, which is about as late as it can be.
St. Peter’s Union Church is once again joining with sister congregation Huff’s Union Church for Lenten services, which begin at Huff’s Church 7 p.m. tonight.
Allentown Central Catholic High School students joined forces with the University of Notre Dame Club of the Lehigh Valley Feb. 16 for a Mary’s Shelter Cay Galgon Center Day of Service. Students cleaned, organized supplies and spent time with the Bethlehem center’s residents.
There will be a blood drive sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox and Roach, noon to 6 p.m. March 25. Call 484-519-4444 for more information or to schedule a time.
There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Craft and Vendor Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at Macungie Memorial Park
Bethany UMC is sponsoring an overnight trip April 5-6 to experience the Museum of the Bible, tour the White House, see the cherry blossoms and view the monuments at night. If you are interested, contact Marlene at 610-703-4006 for more information.
The Emmaus Historical Society and Emmaus Main Street Partners will co-host Lucky Bucks Bingo, 2-5 p.m. March 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 Chestnut St. Doors open 1 p.m. A snack bar will be available. Tickets may be purchased at Emmaus Jewel Shop LLC, 339 Main St., David’s Electric, 314 Main St. or at the door. Purchase early, as tickets are limited. For additional information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.
Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. March 4 and 18 in council chambers at borough hall, 19 S. Fourth St.
The French club will meet Feb. 27 right after school in Room 239 for a painting party. It’s never too late to join French Club. See Madame Kalb in Room 239 for more information.
The next German Club meeting will be Feb. 27 in Room 333. Plans are being made for laser tag, a German cooking class, Penn State and a possible cultural exchange day. New members are always welcome to join.
As the snow (hopefully) stops falling and the weather takes a turn for the better, the snowbirds who made their annual trek south at the start of winter begin to return back north. They use planes, trains and cars allowing their navigation systems, maps, conductors and pilots to lead the way.
Similarly, months ago many real birds began their annual journey south and will soon return back north, but these birds don’t have GPS or a map to show them the way. How exactly do they know which way to fly?
The Lower Macungie Township Library re-opening has been delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 25. There will be no programming or access to the collection during this time. Checkout limits have been increased and checked out items cannot be returned during the closure.
The book club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 6 to discuss “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert. The book for April is “Life on Muskrat Creek” by Ethel Waxham and J. David Love.
Allentown Central Catholic High School will host an open house 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Visiting families can tour the school and talk with students, teachers and administrators.
ACCHS’ new tuition discount program has been announced for the Class of 2023. Any incoming freshman who submits their application and early tuition payment by March 15 will receive $500 off their 2019-2020 tuition.