The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.
The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.
For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus. The senior center offers a congregate meal program where participants assemble, socialize and eat together. The intent of the program is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to eat nutritional meals and enjoy the company of others. We ask for a donation of $2.50 for the meal or whatever amount that you feel you can afford. This amount is kept completely confidential.
EMMAUS HIST. SOCIETY
The Emmaus Historical Society is sponsoring two bus trips: “Run For Your Wife” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Oct. 9 and “Christmas in Paradise” at Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse, Dec. 5.
Call Nancy at 610-967-5715 to register or for more information.
state rep. ryan mackenzie
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host veterans assistance hours in his district office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie.
During these special hours, veterans are able to meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to have questions answered about benefits and services earned.
LEHIGH COUNTY ELECTIONS
The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:
•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11
•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11
•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12
Frogs and “Friends” live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.
Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to local and international animals on a daily basis. There are live shows 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. every Sunday. An exhibit features up-close photography which captures the beauty of the natural world.
Admission to Frogs and “Friends” is free for members; otherwise, there is a cost.
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will begin training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.
The new training program will begin 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through March 2019.
Classes will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.
Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The two and one half mile walk around the SteelStacks complex steps off at noon.
Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk t-shirt and the opportunity to earn additional prizes.
The National Museum of Industrial History will hold a gala event 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at DeSales University Center Station Ave., Center Valley.
Father Daniel G. Gambet, O.S.F.S., President Emeritus of DeSales University, will be honored for his vision, leadership and dedication to NMIH and the Lehigh Valley community.
The fundraising event supports NMIH museum’s exhibits, educational programs, operations and the care and preservation of its collections.
The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction and performances.