A Jammin' for Youth benefit for area homeless and dependent care youth will be held 7 p.m. June 8 at Steel Stacks.
Local musician Adam Web and DJs Jam-Rock, and Sol Controller will perform and food will be provided by Kasey Lynn's Catering. Tickets are available at the door, online at www.valleyyouthhouse.org or by calling 610-317-0721.
A summer reading program for adults, "Groundbreaking Reads," will be held at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main Street, Emmaus.
From June 3 to July 30, adults are invited to dig here for buried treasure.
Another component of summer reading for adults is something that could be labeled "blind date with a book." Staring June 3, there will be a selection of books ready to check out, wrapped in plain brown or white paper with a brief description on the front. You are asked to be adventurous and take these books home and read them.
End-of-the-year school projects have you stuck inside? The Lower Macungie Library can help with great online resources which can be used right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.
If you're having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service (www. askherepa.org). Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven't thought of.
The president of the Lower Macungie Library Book Club has announced a change in the June and July book selections. "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve is the selection for June 5 and "Atonement" by Ian McEwan is the selection for July 10. Selections through November include: Aug. 7, "The Spanish Match" by Brennan Purcell; Sept. 4, "Run" by Ann Patchett; Oct. 2, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenbalt; and Nov. 6, "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt. For additional information, contact the library at 610-966-6864.
Members of the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation are pleased to announce the installation of 16 bricks to the Veteran's Walkway 1 p.m., May 26. For the seventh year, this ceremony is a combined effort of the Emmaus Veteran's Committee and the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation has a far-reaching vision for creating remembrance opportunities in the Borough of Emmaus.
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation has invited Pennsylvanians to join PPFF's fifth Great Pennsylvania Outdoor Challenge.
"All you need is a Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport, which is the key to some of our challenges and the prizes," PPFF President Marci Mowery said. "The Passport also is a terrific guide to our state parks and forests and their assets and features."
Pennsylvanians can sign up for the Passport and register for the challenge at PaParksAndForests.org. There is a small cost for the Passport.
There will be a community awareness presentation and question-and answer-session on Common Core standards for Pennsylvania school districts 7-9 p.m. June 3, at Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Peg Luksik, chairman of Founded on Truth (foundedontruth.com).
She also was advisor to President Ronald Reagan on education reform and consultant for the U.S. Department of Education.
Learn about the potential costs of Common Core to taxpayers and the federal take over of what students learn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Carbon Model Railroad Society in Palmerton will hold a holiday gift and hobby show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. They are looking for vendors selling manufactured and/or handcrafted items suitable for holidaygift giving along with model and toy trains and other hobby items. For additional information, contact Garry Mack at 610-826-6636.