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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 28

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building in Old Zionsville. Patrick Donmoyer, of the PA German Heritage Center, will present “PA Dutch Powwow and Medicine.” All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4376.

In honor of Constitution and Citizenship Day in September, the Lower Macungie Township library will host a Lehigh County Historical Society representative who will talk about the history of the American presidency 6 p.m. For more information, contact Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864 or visit the website at

Sept. 30

Flapjacks fundraiser at Applebees in Trexlertown 8 to 10 a.m. to benefit The Knauss Homestead. There is a cost. Officers, board of directors and Homestead members will serve.

Members of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding community are invited to an inspirational day of music, comedy and art at the second annual RockSoberFest at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie. The event is co-sponsored by Livengrin Foundation and other area treatment providers and seeks to end the stigma of addiction by celebrating the contributions of people in long-term recovery. The event is free, rain or shine, and will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be food, music, comedy and children’s activities. Entertainment includes local musicians Tim Harakal, Hydraulic Lime, Wycked Sober and stand-up comedy from nationally-known comedienne Liz Russo. Winners of the scavenger hunt will have a chance to win prizes donated by area businesses including a Wegman’s gift card basket and a signed lithograph of Antonio Brown donated by the Pittsburgh Steelers. For more information, email

The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will host an open audition and recital program 2 p.m. at Hope UCC Allentown. New members are welcome. The event is open to kids six to 18 who are currently studying with a private teacher and wish to showcase their talents on a musical instrument and/or voice. For more information, contact president of the club, Rhys Williams at or Kiran Kadewari at

Oct. 3

Members of the Emmaus Garden Club will meet 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. The program is titled “Autumn Design Inspiration” and will feature freelance designer and instructor Leona Swiacki. The public is welcome. For information, call 610-967-3747.

Oct. 5

Antique tractor auction at RM Sotheby’s annual Hershey auction at Hershey Lodge to benefit The Hillside School based in Lower Macungie. A seldom seen, 1929 Worthington Model A Pennsylvania-built tractor and rare find for collectors will be on the auction block. For further information, visit

Allentown AARP Chapter #5154 meeting noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The Ffourtissimo Barbershop Quartet will perform. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

Oct. 6

Emmaus Historical Society World War II Happy Hour 6 to 8 p.m., 218 Main St., Emmaus. Event includes appetizers, wine tasting, tour of the museum and special displays. Each ticket holder will receive a complimentary copy of the Emmaus, PA World War II Veterans book. There is a charge. For tickets, call 610-966-6591 or visit

Oct. 7

Father-Daughter Dance for girls ages four to 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Pre-registration is limited to 50 couples. Register at Lower Macungie Community Center. This year’s theme is Sweetheart Hoedown. Wear your favorite country and western or cowgirl/cowboy outfit. Expect to enjoy dancing to the sounds of a local DJ, beverages, snacks and a special gift to take home. For additional information, visit or call 610-966-6924.

Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Companies annual community day open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the station, 1100 E. Emmaus Ave. Meet the volunteers of Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Company as well as other organizations within the community. Activities for children are planned.

A Very Merrie Halloween at the 1803 House, 55 S. Keystone Ave., Emmaus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event includes activities for children, a costumed Halloween parade, crafters, basket raffle, entertainment, food and more. For more information, visit

Lehigh Valley Walk to Defeat ALS® at Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown. Registration 9 a.m.; walk begins 10 a.m. For more information on the two mile walk, contact Jamey Piggott at 215-643-5434.

Homemade chicken pot pie dinner 4 to 7 p.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. Take outs available. For more information, call Annie at 610-966-5242, Betty Lou at 610-966-2842 or the church office at 610-966-3601.

Oct. 8

“Boozy Bingo” at Fire Co. No. 2, Emmaus to benefit the Knauss Homestead. Doors open 12:30; bingo starts 2 p.m. There is a cost. For information, visit

Emmaus Garden Club will host its Fall FestiviTEA 2 to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. The event will feature treats and tea. There is a cost. For information, call Ellen at 610-928-3713.

Oct. 14

Fall craft bazaar at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, white elephant, gift basket auction, bake sale and food. For more information, call Judy at 610-395-0939 or the church office at 610-966-2991.

Girls on the Run – Lehigh Valley’s second annual “run-a-thon” to help generate funds for scholarships for area students who want to participate in the program but may not have the financial resources to do so. The event will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Steel Fitness in Allentown and will feature 12-hour-long exercise classes. There is a cost. Girls on the Run is a non-competitive, physical-activity based youth development program that encourages girls to be healthy and confident through running. The local council serves students in third through eighth grades in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Visit to register or contact Lisa Fiore, local council director, at 610-682-1446.

Oct. 15

Breakfast fundraiser at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a charge. For more information, contact Marvin at 610-398-9845.

Oct. 17

Lower Macungie Township Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie. Doug Peters will present a slide show on 70 years of public transportation in the Lehigh Valley. For more information, visit

Oct. 18

Emmaus Historical Society program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody will guide the audience down the untamed frontier trail, talk about his exciting adventures as a Pony Express rider, Army scout, bison hunter and internationally acclaimed showman. The program is free to members and non-members. Prior to the program, join the society for an eat in or take out fried chicken dinner 5 to 6:30 p.m. The deadline to order chicken dinner tickets is Oct. 4. All proceeds benefit the capital campaign.

Nov. 12

Veterans Day program 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center co-sponsored by the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society, Macungie Historical Society and Macungie VFW Post 9264. The speaker will be Richard Buss, a retired Navy captain and a native of the village of East Texas, who will present “The Four Chaplins” - the story of four Army chaplains who volunteered their services during World War II.

Nov. 14

Emmaus Garden Club meeting 12:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. Deborah L. Pomroy Moyer will offer a presentation on organic design. For more information, call 610-554-0677.

Nov. 17

The Children’s Ball, “Journey to Oz,” a Wizard of Oz theme, will be hosted by Community Services for Children at Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus, 6 to 9 pm. The ticket includes a reception, seated dinner, live jazz and an auction. Jon Stetson, a mentalist, is the special guest entertainer. Proceeds from ball will support CSC’s early education programs, including Head Start. Contact Stacy Perlaki at 610-437-6000, ext. 2113 for additional information or visit

Nov. 19

Grand opening of the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society’s museum at Camp Ollympic, noon to 4 p.m. Details can be found at

Dec. 11

Open house at the Wescosville Log House, 5047 Hamilton Blvd. Tours of the candle-lit house, warm drinks, cookies and harp music will be included in the event which is free and open to the public.

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