BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner – April 30 to June 4 and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down. To learn specifics about various volunteer opportunities, Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or email email@example.com.
The Emmaus Rotary Club will host a motorcycle poker run to benefit Pennsylvania veterans.
The run is scheduled May 12 with a rain date of May 13.
Riders will participate in a 150 kilometer/93 mile ride 9 a.m. to noon. Misson BBQ will provide a catered lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Musicians Sarah Ayers with James Supra will perform 1 to 3 p.m.
The event will start and finish at Alburtis Park, 328 S. Main St., Alburtis.
Event highlights also include a 50/50 raffle.
Sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals.
Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley
Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is holding a spring open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28.
It will be held at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.
Guests are invited to a question-and-answer session to learn about Islam and Muslim culture, visit cultural stations, sample cuisine, take guided tours of the center and more.
Modest dress is requested of guests. Casual pants, jeans and long skirts are acceptable.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.
Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.
Some of the highlighted cases are:
•Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her murder in 2001, but her remains were never recovered.
The Allentown Band will give a special concert 3 p.m. April 22 at the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
This unique program was created by conductor Ronald Demkee to coincide with the special exhibit “Last One In: American Ideals in Conflict with American Attitudes,” on immigration at the Liberty Bell Museum, which is housed within the church building.
The exhibit will feature editorial cartoons about each wave of immigrants to America.
President Donald Trump signed into law March 9 a bill that would protect older, low-income veterans who require assisted care. The law directs the Department of Veteran Affairs to work with other federal agencies and states to develop and implement standards to protect veterans from predatory practices associated with the aid and assistance benefit.
The VA offers the benefit for VA pension qualifiers who need financial help with in-home care or assisted living.
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY
Independent Bookstore Day marks its fourth year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide April 28, with literary parties around the country.
Let’s Play Books Bookstore, 244 Main St, Emmaus, will celebrate with special hours and special guests – including the Man with the Yellow Hat, sponsored by Ai Orthodontics. Story times, face painting, special sales and special treats will be included in the event which begins 10 a.m.
On April 12, Holocaust Remembrance Day, David Tuck will share his history as a survivor of the worst genocide in history. The 7 p.m. free Arts Quest event, which includes the film “Big Sonia,” is at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Tickets should be requested in advance by calling 610-332-3378 or visiting the SteelStacks box office in person.
In celebration of Earth Day, Switchback Pizza, 525 W. Jubilee St., Emmaus, is sponsoring the planting of five Okame ornamental cherry trees adjacent to the business. The trees are scheduled for planting between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. April 22.
Switchback Pizza owners Marguerite Viola and Andrew Foreman developed the project. They have raised $400 through patron donations and through a beer swap supported by the Funk Brewing Company of Emmaus. Switchback is donating $100 to meet the purchase price of the trees.