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Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Mary Bach, consumer advocate from State AARP will present a program. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Lower Macungie AARP Chapter #4150 will meet noon at Lower Macungie Library Building, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township. The meeting includes entertainer Glenn Sell. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 610-285-4563.
Thursday Knit and Chat 9 to 11 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Stop in, work on your own projects, knit, crochet or embroider. Chat about your work or any other subjects and enjoy the conversation. There is no charge. For more information, call 610-437-3700. Also Feb. 11, 18 and 25.
Tuesday and Thursday Quilting and Sewing 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The group will make hand-sewn quilts and all skill levels are welcome. You will learn how to quilt. There is no charge. For more information, call 610-437-3700. Also Feb. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25.
Line Dance Social with lessons 1 to 4 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome. Drop in and pay as you go. Call for registration and class fee. Lessons are led by Peggy Sue. Also Feb 12, 19 and 26.
The 10th Annual Snow- Blast Winter Arts Festival throughout Emmaus 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events will take place at the Emmaus Triangle, Emmaus Community Center for the Arts (second floor of borough hall), Emmaus Public Library, downtown stores and restaurants. The event will include ice sculpting, the SnowBlast Ice Princess, artist demonstrations, community art project, SnowBlast art show and sale, musical performances, outdoor activities, fire pits and more. For more information, visit www.emmausarts.org.
‘Winter Wonderland’ at the Emmaus Historical Society museum, 563 Chestnut St., Emmaus, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be “snowed in” during SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival. See winter scenes in Emmaus dating back to the Great Blizzard of 1888. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Saturday Dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, in the Trexler Room. King Henry & Jacob will play oldies and requests. There is a charge per person which includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, call 610-437-3700.
Vendor bingo at the Macungie Fire Company, 31 S. Walnut St., Macungie, to benefit the Woman’s Club of Macungie Scholarship Fund. Doors open noon. Games begin 1:15 p.m. There is a donation at the door. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
Annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper 5 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie. All-you-can-eat pancake supper with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, donuts, coffee, tea and juice. A freewill offering will be taken. For information, call 610-965-3265.
Lower Macungie Garden Club meeting and program 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, Brookside Road, Macungie. The program, presented by members of The Bonsai Society of the Lehigh Valley, will introduce bonsai, the culture of trees miniaturized and living in pots. The public is always welcome to presentations. For further information, email email@example.com.
Thursday Basket Weaving “Winter Cylinder Bucket” 9 a.m. to noon at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Led by Debra L. Zvanut. This cylinder shaped bucket basket is perfect for decorating in the winter, for Valentine’s Day or St. Patty’s Day. You will learn how to insert stakes into the 4-inch wooden base and finish with start-and-stop weaving with a swing handle. Choice of accent colors and seasonal decoration included. Basket is 6.5 inches to 7 inches tall. Call 610-437-3700 for registration and fees. Also Feb. 18.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will meet 7:30 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St, Macungie. Free to the public. For more information, call 215-260-1133 or visit www.lvcraftsguild.org.
Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd. Bus trips available throughout the year. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Topic of the meeting is “The Emaus Band Goes to War-1861.” In September 1861, the Emaus Band marched to Doylestown and enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, also known as the “Ringgold Regiment.” It served as the regiment’s military band during the Peninsula Campaign. Bill Barto will cover the early history of the Emaus Band, the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, the band instruments and military band music of the Civil War era. To share information or a photo of any of the 1861 band musicians, contact Barto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-967-5083.
Ghosts in the Lehigh Valley 1 to 2 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Instructor Ted LaRose will discuss ghosts, haunted houses and the unexplained. Do you believe ghosts really exist? The stories may decide for you. Call 610-437-3700 for registration and fees. Presentation will also be given Feb. 26.
Saturday Dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, in the Trexler Room. DJ Frantic Freddie Sr. will play oldies and requests. There is a charge per person which includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.
“Gettysburg – Day 1” noon to 1 p.m., a presentation by Glenn Eckhart at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for registration and fees.
Coloring and Wine 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, led by Trisha Baker. Coloring provides socialization, reduces stress and trains the brain to focus. Materials are provided as well as light refreshments. Call 610-437-3700 or registration and fees.
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