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The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society holds holiday part.
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Emmaus Chorale performs holiday songs at Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus.
In their last meeting for the year, the Borough of Macungie officially adopted the 2013 budget which includes a 32-hour police officer against the wishes of some council members and the mayor. Council also adopted a (revised) policy for the borough Facebook page designed to monitor comments on borough posts.
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Evans Wealth Strategies held an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the new "Evans E.R.," an 1,800 square foot addition that allows them to offer classes on personal finance and investing at their 902 Chestnut St. office.
In front of a packed Emmaus Borough Council Chamber, members voted to add $80,000 to the Emmaus Fire Department's 2013 budget to keep paid on-call standby as standard practice.
"We are going to keep the process intact," Councilmember Brian Holtzhafer said. "We do need to fix some issues (with the pay structure), some legal issues. We will be working on an ordinance to reconstruct the fire department in a legal way."
Allentown Public Library Film Series for viewing audiences ages 17 plus will feature "Karen Cries on the Bus" 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 at 1210 Hamilton St. Allentown.
This month's film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
No ticket is required; admission is always free.
For more information, call 610-820-2400 or visit www.allentownpl.org.
"The Bacchae," written by the ancient Greek writer of tragedy Euripides, was performed by the Lehigh Valley Charter School for Performing Arts Theatre Group Dec. 12 through 16 to sold out audiences in the LVPA Black Box Theatre.
Using Nicholas Rudall's recent translation, director and choreographer Ashley Tait's all theater majors student cast recounted the story of the god Dionysus taking revenge on the people and king of ancient Thebes. Tait said "The Bacchae's" festive and celebratory content made the production a fit for the holiday season.
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Looking for the perfect tree at Beck's Yule Tree Farms, Neffs.
Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6735 Cetronia Road, Lower Macungie Township, is offering a free outdoor nativity with live characters and animals 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, 15 and 16 and 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14.
The 8-minute show runs continually each night.
A Christmas concert, "All Bow Down," will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 14.
There will be free popcorn and hot chocolate.
For more information, call 610-398-1711 or visit twcallentown.org.