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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Update on events

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club will meet 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3 and 17 at the Lower Macungie Community Center.

There will be an AARP meeting 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the community center.

There will be a shredding event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Lower Macungie Township parking lot sponsored by State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Lower Macungie Township. There is a limit of four bags or boxes of paper per person.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Student art submissions needed

PBS 39

PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.

Collegiate Marching Band Festival Oct. 1

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Over 3,000 collegiate musicians will turn J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown into the World’s Biggest Halftime Show, as the Collegiate Marching Band Festival returns for its 22nd annual edition Oct. 1.

The Collegiate Marching Band Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival in the country featuring college marching bands performing for one another, parents and enthusiasts of the marching band activity. The 2016 festival brings 20 college and university bands from throughout the mid-atlantic region together for an afternoon of music, marching and entertainment.

Crime Victim

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad St., Nazareth. The event, to help local victims of crime, ends at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road.

There will be live music by Dynamic Duo, door prizes, raffle baskets, gift cards and cash prizes.

To register, log on to cvclv.org/rally. Day of event registration is available. For information, call 610-437-6610 or visit www.cvclv.org/rally.

volunteer opportunities

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to help plan its “WAEB Spaghetti Dinner” Oct. 14. Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder at 610-740-5500, ext. 322 or email dfederico@armspa.org.

Tombstone symbols

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a free public talk, “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols,” presented by Tammy E. Schane 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 Easton Road, Hellertown. The event is sponsored by the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society.

The speaker, a public historian and photographer, wrote the book “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th-Century Tombstone Symbols.”

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, email lshistorical@yahoo.com, call 610-625-8771 or visit www.lutzfranklin.com.