The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kick-Off-To-Summer event noon to 8 p.m. June 5 at Community Park.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, large inflatables for children, demonstrations, athletic events and music. At 6 p.m. the musical group, “The Large Flowerheads,” will perform 1960s music and classic rock in the Arts Pavilion.
The Lower Macungie Historical Society and the Lower Macungie Garden Club will hold a short service to honor veterans 9 a.m. May 30 at the memorial in Wescosville Park on Hamilton Boulevard.
The Lower Macungie Pool will open for the season May 28. On May 28 to 30 and June 4 and 5, the pool will be open noon to 8 p.m. Starting June 11, the pool will be open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 16, 20 and 27 and July 18 for swim meets. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.
On May 2, Emmaus High School experienced its second lockdown of the year, as a result of two 22-caliber bullets found in a bathroom, according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.
The lockdown, deemed an exterior threat, went into effect at the beginning of first period, around 7:30 a.m. The students stayed in their first period classes until around 10:30 a.m. For the rest of the day, EHS operated under an exterior threat lockdown. Students were able to walk the halls and classes resumed.
Freshman orientation took place May 3 at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Members of the incoming freshman class of 2020 had the opportunity to meet current faculty, administrators and students. Representatives from clubs and sports teams talked with the upcoming freshman at stations set up in Rockne Hall.
To end the evening, the class of 2020 bonded with each other and current Central students by playing a game and singing the alma mater.
The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 10th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 19. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The farmers market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 25. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
The Lower Lehigh Lions will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is May 8. All 300 spots are sold.
St. Peter’s Union Church will team with Huff’s Church in a walk for the hungry and homeless May 14. The 5- and 10-mile walks will begin 8 a.m. at St. Peter’s; the three-mile walk will start 10 a.m. at Huff’s. For more information, call Pat Miller at 610-682-7377 or the church office at 610-966-3030.
The Emmaus Veterans Committee, in recognition of Memorial Day, will hold cemetery services 9 a.m. May 22 at Western Salisbury Union Church. On May 29, the veterans committee members will honor their comrades in each of the six Emmaus cemeteries. The ceremony consists of a short prayer service, rifle salute and taps. The ceremonies begin 8 a.m. at Calvary cemetery and then proceed to Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and Evangelical at Second and Ridge streets.
The Nutrition Group, East Penn’s food service provider, will present a nutrition, health and safety fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at Lower Macungie Middle School. There will be information on nutrition and healthy snacks as well as health screenings and free food samples.
On April 15, Emmaus High School students showcased their talents in the second Broadway Night of the year.
The show, now called “Not Just Broadway Night,” featured several different acts, ranging from ballet to a vocal performance of “Ave Maria.”
Morgan T. Reiss, of Allentown, has been recognized as an Emergent Scholar.
Emergent Scholars have attained at least a 3.75 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first three semesters. Qualified for the honor are full-time students who have not previously attended another college or university for full-time study and have earned at least 42 credits in the three consecutive semesters.