Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will Stamp Out Hunger May 11, by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania for distribution to agencies serving area families in need in six counties. Letter carriers will be aided by volunteers from Teamsters Local #773, the Rutgers Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley and the Northampton County Probation Department for this one day food drive event.
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Luckenbill Road, next to Kutztown University is hosting its annual Glieder Fescht May 13. The community is welcome to attend.
Dr. William Woys Weaver, food historian and author of "As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine," will serve as the keynote speaker for the evening.
A book signing will follow the program. A delicious meal from salad to dessert will be served.
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
The Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania will be hosting lawyer, educator, lecturer Malcolm Gross May 7 at Day's Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Allentown.
He will be discussing "The Trial of John Brown."
Dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are required for the dinner and must be made by May 2.
There is a fee for both the dinner and program.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be hosting teen author Claire J. Griffin at a meet and chat evert 2-3 p.m., May 4.
Griffin will be discussing her book "Nowhere to Run."
For more information, call 610-820-2400 or visit www.allentownpl.org.
Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will meet 2 p.m. May 4 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.
They will be performing a free concert as well as holding open auditions for the club.
New members are welcome.
The music club is open to all children ages 5-18, who desire opportunities to showcase their talents on musical instruments or with voice.
The Young Musicians promote music performance, education and enjoyment.
For more information, call Emily Reyes at 610-398-0781.
Envision Lehigh Valley will host a one-of-a-kind virtual public 8 to 9 p.m. May 13 to garner feedback from residents of the Lehigh Valley about what they want to see in the Lehigh Valley in the next five, 10 or 20 years. The unique virtual meeting will allow anyone to jump into the broadcast through a specific link and chat live with a panel of city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown as well as a regional planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
The Allentown Fair is seeking contestants for the 2013 Fair Queen Contest in August.
Contestants should be between the ages of 16 and 20 and must reside in Lehigh, Berks or Northampton counties.
The Fair Queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She will participate in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest, where she will have the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship.
For information, contact email@example.com.
The 2013 edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley is now available.
Published every April in conjunction with Earth Day by the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, this 100-page booklet provides information about and access to an array of sustainability efforts in the Valley.
This edition features a directory of 250 organizations, businesses and governmental agencies promoting sustainable communities.
The listings contain contact names, addresses, phone numbers and email and web addresses.
The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania is now offering coupon books to help fight lung disease. The coupon books, a $60 value, contain coupons from participating Burger King restaurants, independent and minor league baseball and regional amusement attractions.
All proceeds support programs and services of the American Lung Association for the more than 500,000 children with asthma in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Childhood asthma, a serious lung disease that causes difficulty in breathing, is so pervasive it has become a leading cause of school absences.
If gardening is a favorite activity and if there is a desire to do volunteer work, now is the time to apply to be a Penn State Master Gardener with Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
The Penn State Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The new training program will begin the week of Aug. 23 and continue 2:30-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through mid-December.
Classes will be split between the Lehigh and Northampton County Extension offices in Allentown and Nazareth.