Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, to help inform parents about registered sex offenders in communities was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee.
"My bill would provide parents with more information in the fight against child predators," Simmons said. "That information will help them determine the safest walking route for their children to school or to the school bus stop."
The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians needs the public's help to track down the PAFP's 2013 Family Physician of the Year – the best doctor in the commonwealth. Maybe she lets her patients call or text her any time with questions and concerns; perhaps he still makes house calls after decades of practice or takes care of multiple generations of a family. That's the kind of physician who would make a perfect candidate for the 2013 Family Physician of the Year.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.
To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.
The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
The Allentown Music Club will be performing "A Recital of Spring Favorites" 3 p.m. March 3 at Hope UCC Church, 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.
Performers will include Helen Beedle, Michael Grather, Brian Molchany and Pamela Knappenberger.
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call 610-435-4659.
Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 6294 are working on a service project, "Operation: Cookies from Home." They are shipping all cookies collected to the United Service Organizations Inc. who will get the cookies to soldiers. The Scouts have set a goal of 1,000 boxes.
An auction has been set for 2 to 5 p.m. March 2 at Wescosville Recreation Center, 5047 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville. Admission is the price of a box of cookies. A silent auction will be held and all proceeds from the day will go to this cause.
High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships. Representative Justin Simmons, R-131, said the program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. He said no tax or other public funds are used.
The Emmaus Rotary Club is sponsoring Saturday Morning on Campus for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Classes offered include dancing, knitting, sculpting, writing, drawing, science, wildlife, electricity, legos, engineering and the environment.
Classes will be held Feb. 23, March 2 and 9. All classes will be held at Macungie Elementary School, 4062 Brookside Road, Macungie. To see full class descriptions, visit www.emmausrotary. org. Register online at www.ercsmoc.eventbrite. com.
The Allentown Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for Interrupted Studies grants.
Grants are given to women both residing in, and attending school in, the greater Lehigh Valley area, who have had their college studies interrupted for at least six months and who have returned/are returning to school during the academic year beginning summer 2013 and ending spring 2014.
Complete information and application forms are available on the AAUW website at aauwallentownpa.org.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 16.
The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association's 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory is now available.
This free, four-color glossy magazine lists more than 230 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers, as well as tenters.
The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into six regions with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each region.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering a variety of noncredit fitness classes this semester.
The following classes will take place at LCCC's main campus, unless noted otherwise.
·Ballroom Sampler I: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 1 to 22;
·Ballroom Sampler II: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 to March 18;
·Ballroom Latin III: from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 9 to 30;
·Couch Potato: 7 to 7:45 p.m. March 21 to April 25;
·Dance at Your Wedding: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13;