Allentown Central Catholic High School held Viking Christmas and Fall Open House Nov. 12 and both events were huge successes.
Students, teachers and parents sold specialized Central goods and apparel while sharing information about clubs and activities with prospective families. These families were also given tours of the school by Viking Mentors, a group of students serving as advisers to incoming students. All who were in attendance greatly enjoyed the event.
Emmaus High School will dismiss students 11 a.m. Nov. 22 and will be closed Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
For freshmen who did not receive a fundraiser packet in Flex Block last week, they are available outside of Room 235. The ninth grade class is selling Double Good Popcorn. The fall fundraiser will run through Nov. 29. All packets and money are due on or before Nov. 29 to either Mrs. Murray in Room 335 or Mrs. Ardito in Room 235.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Dec. 1 and 2.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and book sale 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The event, held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St., will feature seasonal sounds by Emmaus High School musicians. The sale features pre-enjoyed books in gift-worthy condition at pleasing prices. Please note the rest of the library is closed during this event.
Central Catholic celebrated Senior Week Oct. 23 to 27. The week consisted of themed attire days just for seniors, including college shirt day, decades day and costume day. Other events included a scavenger hunt around the school, movie night, senior Olympics and a tailgate before school.
Lower Macungie Library will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 for a holiday luncheon. The book for Jan. 3 is “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey.
The library is sponsoring a Longwood Christmas bus trip 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Contact the library to make a reservation.
There are many preschool storytimes throughout the week. The schedule can be found on www.lowermaclib.org.
There is a lot going on at Emmaus High School.
EHS is just one of three schools in the East Penn School District welcoming senior citizens to the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 14. This is always an enjoyable time for the staff, students and senior citizens.
For high school seniors and their families, all graduation stationery orders are due in the activities office Nov. 8.
It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. I sometimes wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in October, like they do in Canada, so we would have a breather between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But knowing how things work in this country, that would just mean we’d start seeing Christmas advertising in September.
At any rate, you can find unusual and unique gifts at the bazaars and craft fairs being held by churches and community organizations during the next few weeks.
The St. Petersburg (Russia) Men’s Ensemble will perform a concert “The Masterpieces of Russian Classic Choral and Sacred Music” at Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, 3 p.m. Nov. 12. There will be light refreshments after the performance. The men will have CDs of their music as well as Russian crafts for sale.
The Parkland Art League will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Donna Haney will be the guest artist, painting in oils. For more information, visit google.com/site/parklandartleague or email email@example.com.
Allentown Central Catholic High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 16 to 21.
The school week consisted of a variety of dress-up themes, including pajama day, jersey day, twin day, USA day and green and gold day.
The spirit week closed with an enthusiastic pep rally, where various activities and performances took place. The Dance Team and the Mance Team, a group of senior boys that perform a dance choreographed by senior members of the Dance Team, both showed off their talents.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to think of those who may not be able to enjoy a bountiful meal. Donate to the Emmaus Food Bank to ensure they have a meal at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The food bank is housed at the Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm St., Emmaus. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church and marked Groceries PLUS. Toiletries and non-perishable foods can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 610-965-2682.