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WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB Special to The Press in Columns

School district offers community workshops

The Salisbury Township School District is offering free workshops for community members. To register, complete the online form at stsd.org/ rsvp or call Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062.

Facilitated by Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, a workshop on social media will be presented 9 to 11 a.m. July 28 in the administration building, 1140 Salisbury Road, Allentown. Participants will learn the benefits and challenges of social media using the professionally focused tool, LinkedIn. Participants will leave with strategies for using LinkedIn to build a professional digital presence and for helping children build a positive online presence. Laptops are available for use or registrants may bring their own.

To decrease behavioral problems and enhance functioning with children, a strengths-based approach to developing a child's positive self-awareness will be presented by Jill Williams and Rachael Legath 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the administration building. This session teaches basic skills to decode problem behavior and build relationships.

Denise Continenza, Penn State Extension Lehigh County, will present "What makes my child tick?" 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Western Salisbury Jerusalem Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown. Find out what makes some children easy to manage while others drive adults to exhaustion. Learn about the 10 temperament traits we all possess. Rate your temperament and that of your child to see where you may have areas of conflict. Discover how changing your behavior can change your child's behavior.

Continenza will also present "Lend me your ear" 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Western Salisbury Jerusalem Church. This session will key in on communication which is often the root of many family conflicts. By learning to apply four simple techniques, many issues can be prevented from becoming major discipline problems. Participants will learn a variety of methods and activities to become better listeners and speakers.

All sessions are offered at no charge; however, participants must register to attend.

The first renovation the township is working on at Lindberg Park is a multi-purpose trail around the perimeter of the park that will be 8 feet wide and about a mile long. Other improvements include expanding the playground, creating wildlife, wildflower and shade gardens and adding baseball cages and a shed for storage.

A complete listing of all planned facilities and a planning map can be found on the Salisbury Township website at www.salisburytownshippa.org under recreation.

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church will hold its third annual Christmas in July craft and vendor fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 26. The Ladies Aid Society, as well as local crafters will be selling their wares, along with vendors such as Pampered Chef. A raffle and bake sale are on the agenda, as well as breakfast and lunch to fill your tummy.

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church is continuing with the summer concert series. The Jerusalem Singers will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug 4. This will be their 20th annual benefit concert for Satori's Gift of Music program. All the concerts are free of charge, with an offering being taken.

Summer library hours at Salisbury High School will be held 9 to 11 a.m. July 28 hosted by Robin Burns.

The Devonshire yard waste drop-off site will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 and 4. The last day for evening hours will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 27.

In honor of Jackie Kennedy's birthday (and mine) July 28, I give you the following quote: "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." Jackie Kennedy