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Monday, January 21, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

EHS Orchestra to host coffeehouse Jan. 18

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Christmas tree collection Jan. 7

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail.com.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Friday, December 21, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library lists special hours

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. The library will close 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019 to discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. The book for February is “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott.

There will be a Kids’ Craft Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, 2019 for children ages two and up with adult supervision. Miss Lisa and Miss Johanna have found random craft supplies that will be available in the temporary program room for a morning of crafty fun.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library hosts a Santa celebration Dec. 1

Lower Macungie Library will host a Santa Celebration 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1. There will be stories, crafts, games and snacks to celebrate Santa. Bring your camera.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 to discuss “A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline. There will also be a holiday luncheon. The book for January 2019 is “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough.

The Make-It Monday craft for children ages two and up with adult supervision will be offered 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Clean-up begins promptly 7:30 p.m.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Honoring our veterans

The Macungie Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Service 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lower Macungie Township Community Center. The guest speaker will be Tom Applebach, director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a Veterans Recognition Service 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

Global Impactors Group will present “GREETINGS!” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Macungie Institute. For tickets and information, call 484-891-1314 or go to www.GIGtheater.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in School

Students and staff support breast cancer awareness

Lower Macungie Middle School recently held its ninth annual Pink Out. Early in the school day, students gathered outside for an aerial photo in the shape of a flask, reflecting the theme Elements of a Cure.

The culmination of the Pink Out is the after school activity. Students dressed in everything pink – shirts, cowboy hats, bandanas, beads, shoelaces and more and enjoyed games, food, a DJ and a pink raffle. There was also a “Ballin’ for Breast Cancer” basketball tournament.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mothers and sons to party at the Lower Macungie Community Center Oct. 19

There will be a mother-son Halloween party for boys ages four to 12 years old 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, call or go to the community center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 610-966-6924.

The Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold a presentation on the biblical teachings found in the contemporary stained glass windows during the service 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. The symbolism of the images in the windows will be related to the teachings of the Old and New Testaments. All are welcome.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mark your calendars for Halloween events in Macungie

The third annual Macungie Halloween 2 mile Fun Run will be held 6:45 a.m. Oct. 27 (prior to the Macungie Halloween Parade) starting at Buttonwood and Main streets in Macungie. Same day registration will be held 6-6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will sponsor the annual Macungie Halloween Parade starting 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27 at Main and Buttonwood streets. The parade ends at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Nov. 3. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library is updating its online library catalog. The online catalog will be unavailable Oct. 6-10 for searching, renewing items and placing holds. No items will be due Oct. 8-11. There will be changes to checkout limits and fines. The new catalog will be ready to use starting Oct. 11.

The Teen Advisory Board for grades six through 12 will meet 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

There will be a Banned Books Week mini book craft for teens and adults 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24.