EMMAUS HALLOWEEN PARADE
The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.
Volunteers are needed. A Halloween parade committee meeting is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on the second floor of borough hall Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com.
Volunteer positions needed include division captains and float formation area.
The Salisbury Township Public Works Department will begin the curbside vacuum leaf collection Oct. 23. The collection will begin in the Fifth Ward (west) and will continue eastward through mid to late December, weather permitting. Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road. To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.
Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.
The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd.
“A Taste of Soup” will be held noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lower Macungie Township Library, 3450 Brookside Road. Kathee Rhode, library executive director, said there will be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge will be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”
Sacred Heart HealthCare System has announced that as of Oct. 10, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown, will no longer offer labor and delivery services.
Obstetrics services will be “delivered” through a new collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Through this collaboration, there is only one change: mothers-to-be can deliver their babies at St. Luke’s Hospital - Allentown Campus, 1736 Hamilton St., Allentown, which is less than two miles from Sacred Heart Hospital.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers beginner courses in foreign languages, each emphasizing speaking and practical application, including:
“Spanish I,” 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 4, LCCC Allentown.
“Italian I,” 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 13, Whitehall High School.
To register, information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-799-1197
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 20th straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots are administered as drive-throughs, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 4, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a series of noncredit courses for business and professionals who want to build their own business.
The “Brand Your Own Business” (BYOB) series provides training for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to create a strong brand through the use of up- to-date media and strong business practices, allowing them to better manage their company.
BYOB monthly topics include going from idea to reality, building your brand-getting the word out, managing resources and hearing from a guest speaker “who has been there and done that.”
A $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will contribute to educational events, workshops, and lectures that are provided for members and the public, as well as continued support for ongoing conservation research.
“This type of grant supports everything we do at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, from global training and research to leading school groups to welcoming hikers,” said Director of Development Mary Linkevich.
“We at PPL believe in environmental stewardship,” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities’ regional affairs director.