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Thursday, April 28, 2016 by The Press in Local News

April 28

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Township building, Old Zionsville. The topic will be barn preservation and land conservation by barn historian Jeffrey Marshall. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4376.

April 29

Sing for America will present an exclusive, one night only performance of “Godspell” 7 p.m. at Mercy School For Special Learning, 830 S. Woodward St., Allentown. Net proceeds benefit Mercy – the Lehigh Valley’s only private school for children and adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and military families of the Lehigh Valley. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is reserved for the first 300 ticket-holders. Tickets are available at Mercy online at For more information, call Tom at 610-797-8242 or e-mail

Lehigh Carbon Community College will host the 13th annual LCCC Foundation Scholarship Clay Shoot at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay. The event is open to the public and registrations are now being accepted. All tournament proceeds benefit need-based scholarships and grants for LCCC students. There is a registration fee.

Entry includes 100 rounds of clay shooting, shells for the event, refreshments, awards and a clam bake, courtesy of Sam Owens Restaurant. Participants receive a commemorative souvenir. For more information on the event, including how to become a sponsor or participant, contact Jane Wilchak at 610-799-1929 or, or visit LCCC’s event page at

April 30

The Shelter House Society will hold its annual Patriots’ Day Dinner 6:30 p.m. at Citizens Fire House #2, 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Emmaus. Parking and entrance (with handicap ramp) is behind the building. Following a short patriotic program, “Pieces of Eight,” a girls barbershop chorus, will perform selections from the early American barbershop traditions. The chorus is directed by Debbie Keretz, former director of the award winning Lehigh Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Reservations are required for dinner and the program. Contact Ruth at 610-570-1481 or Jane at 610-965-5119.

Ancient Oak neighborhood garage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Hillside School, “An Evening on Safari” 5 p.m., 2697 Brookside Road, Macungie. The fundraising event includes cocktails, “safari nibbles,” silent auction, dinner and dancing. For more information, call 610-967-3701. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund.

Independent Book Store Day celebrated at Let’s Play Books!, 379 Chestnut St,, Emmaus, with members’ only early hours, children’s author story time with Joe McGee, a meet and greet with CHASE from Paw Patrol, free activities on the porch and an owner’s reception. Exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors will be available. For more information, contact Kirsten Hess at 610-928-8600 or

May 1

The Borough of Alburtis will welcome May with a host of festivities at Lock Ridge Park, noon to 5 p.m. in a Spring Fling celebration organized by the Alburtis Borough Revitalization Committee. The centerpiece of the day will feature a 2 p.m. pageant in classic English tradition with Renaissance music, Maypole dancing and the crowning of the Queen of the May, Juliette Confer, the daughter of Paul and Francine Confer. Juliette made her May Day pageant debut in 1998 at the age of three months and has participated annually ever since.

Dancers, archers, gypsies, singers, musicians, a jester and members of the court round out the May Day production.

Craft displays, food vendors and community organizations will be featured on the park grounds noon until 5 p.m. The park can be entered from either Franklin or Church streets in Alburtis.

Judith Stanczak, RN MSN, deputy administrator III, from the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services, will present a seminar on dementia and depression 11:15 a.m. at Hope United Church of Christ, 1031 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Stanczak will discuss the difference between these two illnesses and local services available.

The Macungie Band will reprise its program performed recently in Pittsburgh at the Association of Concert Bands 38th Convention at its spring concert 3 p.m. at Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield. Marches, “The Game Preserve March” by Albertus Myers, “Hampden Firemen” by G. R. Rehrer (a member of the Ringgold Band of Reading) and the “Macungie Band Sesquicentennial March,” written by Lewis Buckley, the retired director of the U.S. Coast Guard Band for the Macungie Band, will be played. Another piece commissioned by the band, “And the Bands Played On,” by Jared Spears is also planned. An audience favorite in Pittsburgh was “The Eighth Candle,” written by local musician Steve Reisteter. See for more information.

May 4

The Emmaus High School Counseling Department will host the fourth annual college fair 6 to 8 p.m. in the Emmaus High School gymnasium, 500 Macungie Ave., Emmaus. Approximately 140 post-secondary institutions, including but not limited to two- and four- year colleges, trade and technical schools and military representatives will be in attendance. High school students and their parents from all surrounding school districts are invited to attend. For the latest list of attendees, follow the link:

May 5

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The program will be “A Century of Broadway.” Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program is “The Route of Columbus” – KB3ALG. Hams and others interested are always welcome. For more information, visit or call 610-432-8286.

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