PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Muhlenberg College Improve Dance Ensemble members visit St. Thomas More School.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications for May through August employment for students and government service interns. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, must be 18 years old and must be enrolled in in college for the fall 2013 semester. Submissions must be received by the close of the business day Feb. 22.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township, will be having its fifth annual chili cook-off 5-8 p.m. March 16.
The community is invited to taste 40 chilies from professional, amateur and firehouse chefs and vote for their favorites.
Free-will donations will support the ministries of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.
Log onto asburylv.org for more information.
PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.
For more information, go to uwlanc.org.
The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to underprivileged families. For information, email jniffer20@ yahoo.com.
Within a month, Macungie gained a new 30-hour police officer, three new police GPS units and a new council president.
Newly appointed president Chris Becker moderated the meeting for the first time Feb. 4.
Richton Penn was appointed as a police officer effective immediately.
Chief of Police Ed Harry put Penn forward as a candidate for the 30-hour officer position, created under this year's budget.
Penn has been working as a part-time officer since last June. Harry said he does not intend to immediately fill the part-time position left vacant by Penn's promotion.
The Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will host a legal rights seminar for victims of housing discrimination 2 p.m. For more information, call 610-820-2400.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be NASA Astronaut Terry Hart, in person. Members and interested public are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email ke3aw@ arrl.net or call 610-432-8286.
Newly appointed President of the Emmaus Arts Commission Teri McManamon reported Emmaus' SnowBlast celebration was a success at the Feb. 4 council meeting.
McManamon said more local businesses participated in the event than any previous year. Events took place around town with artistic venues at the Clock Building and the Emmaus Public Library. She reported the ice bar, sponsored by the Main Street Partners and created by Bear Creek Mountain Resort, was a success.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DON WENNER
Holy Spirit Christian Nursery School celebrated the Chinese New Year Jan. 23 and 24 with children wearing pajamas, reading stories and eating pancakes. The students made
dragon masks and held a dragon parade at the end of the school day.