Lower Macungie Library is updating its online library catalog. The online catalog will be unavailable Oct. 6-10 for searching, renewing items and placing holds. No items will be due Oct. 8-11. There will be changes to checkout limits and fines. The new catalog will be ready to use starting Oct. 11.
The Teen Advisory Board for grades six through 12 will meet 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
There will be a Banned Books Week mini book craft for teens and adults 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School have started the school year by giving of their time and talents.
The Central City Project at ACCHS has begun its salsa-making process. Students tended to the project’s urban garden over the summer, which grew vegetables such as tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. On Sept. 5, participants started making the salsa and packing the jars, which will be sold at various events throughout the year to benefit the CCP and its service projects, such as community dinners and clothing giveaways.
There are a number of clubs at Emmaus High School looking for new members.
For interested Pennsylvania Math League members, try out the Math Madness online competitions. The first meeting is Sept. 13, where there will be more information and practice materials. To learn more, see Mrs. Adams in Room 369.
Any ninth grade student interested in Student Government Advisory should pick up an application from their social studies teacher. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Montero in Room 537 by Sept. 21.
Allentown Central Catholic High School began the 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27 for freshmen and Aug. 28 for all students.
Summer was full of exciting events and achievements for CCHS students.
The cheer squad saw success at the Pine Forest Competition Camp in mid-August. Their awards included first place for overall small varsity, first place for cheer routine, second place for sideline cheer and the most improved award.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 9. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.
There will be an Allentown Dog Training Club Show Match Sept. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.
The Lehigh Valley, Berks County and Pocono Mountain Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Sept. 13 to 16 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.lehighvalleykennelclub.com.
Back to school! Even though I no longer have kids in school, September still always feels like a new beginning to me.
Don’t miss the 16th annual Lower Milford Township Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. New this year will be a silent auction 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proceeds going to help obtain National Historic Registry designation for several sites in the township.
Volunteers and vendors are still needed. If you would like to volunteer or want more information, call the township office at 610-967-4949.
Emmaus High School students started the 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27. We are looking forward to a great school year ahead.
The incoming freshman experienced EHS for themselves on the first day with a club fair after the upperclassmen were dismissed. The club fair was for incoming freshman to see all of the activities offered at the school.
There really is something for everyone.
The students then went through all of their classes in preparation for a full day of school Aug. 28.
EHS will be closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday.
Emmaus Main Street Partners and Gross McGinley will present a Farewell to Summer Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Triangle Park and other venues. Come out and enjoy family-friendly activities for kids, teens and adults, including live music, food, craft vendors and passports to follow a Circus Train Trail. The Emmaus Theater will show “The Greatest Showman.” For information, visit Emmausmainstreet.com.
The annual Vera Cruz Homecoming, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association and held rain or shine, is Vera Cruz’s version of a community block party. It is open to everyone (residents and non-residents of Vera Cruz). The event will be held noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Mystic Chain Park on Main Road East in Vera Cruz.
The 55th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows, will take place Aug. 3 to 5 at Macungie Memorial Park. The featured car this year is the Packard. Gates open 6 a.m. for walk-ins and show cars enter after 7:30 a.m. The flea market remains open until dusk and craft vendors are open until 9 p.m. Musical entertainment continues until 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 and until 3:45 p.m. Aug. 5. Fireworks will light up the sky 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4. For more information, go to www.awkscht.com.