ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION
As restrictions lift from the pandemic, the Allentown Rescue Mission is finding new ways their donors can give back. The Allentown Rescue Mission is starting up its Make-and-Serve program once again, but with a twist. The program has shifted to a Make-and-Drop.
The Make-and-Serve program had allowed volunteers to prepare a meal at home, bring it to the Allentown Rescue Mission and then serve it to the men. This program halted for safety reasons when COVID-19 closed most of the Lehigh Valley.
Warm weather brings with it door-to-door solicitations. Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services. Protect against bad actors by refusing to do business right on the spot. Always ask for credentials and check references of anyone seeking to do work for you. If you agree to the visitor’s offer, pay by check or credit card or arrange financing. Paying in cash can be dangerous – you may lose the cash and not get the promised goods or services.
emmaus public library
The Emmaus Public Library reopened to patrons July 6. Masks are required to enter and patrons are asked to maintain social distancing and limit their visit to an hour, among other safety protocols. The number of available computers will be reduced to keep within safety guidelines.
Library hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. High-risk patrons are invited to visit the library 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays.
4-H SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Youth ages 8 to 18, as of Jan. 1, are invited to attend one or more 4-H Summer Day Camps.
Opportunities for learning about Pennsylvania Dutch foods, where food comes from, computer science, babysitting, fishing, pets, science fun in the kitchen, plant science, and pollinators, and more are available through virtual camp options. Each camp will run Monday through Thursday. Sessions are held 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. These camps are free to currently enrolled 4-H members. There is a fee for new 4-H members.
Virtual 4-H Day Camps include:
The City of Bethlehem will hold the annual fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. July 4 (weather permitting) , fired from Sand Island east, which will be closed all day. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be held at approximately 9:15 p.m. July 5. There will be no entertainment on Payrow Plaza this year.
Because of the COVID-19 situation, spectators are advised to socially distance and follow CDC guidelines when choosing a viewing place.
A reminder from the Fire Marshal:
A silent auction for Jenn’s House will be held noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.
Drawings to start at 4 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.
There is a per single card fee or participants can pre-order five cards for discounted price.
All tickets will be available for pick up at the door on the day of the event.
Mail ticket requests with checks payable to: Jenn’s House Silent Auction, c/o Patricia Hower, 6318 Hilltop Road, Orefield, PA 18069.
According to Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the regional blood supply is in urgent need of blood donations as hospitals have resumed elective surgeries. As a result, the need for red cells, platelets and plasma by regional hospitals has increased. It is critical individuals in the community donate blood in order to meet the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals.
Civic and religious groups will host a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration June 19 in Allentown.
The event will be held 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 N. Ninth St.
Juneteenth marks the day more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed that black and African slaves in Texas heard they had been freed June 19, 1865.
Registration for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College is currently underway with classes being offered in an online or remote format.
Classes will begin Aug. 22.
Virtual instruction used in spring and summer will continue as will virtual support services, including testing, counseling, advising and more.
As long as the state is under yellow restrictions, all credit courses will be offered online or remotely.
DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR would appreciate people helping by picking up trash on the trail as part of the D&L Trail Tenders program. In general people can help clean the D&L Trail or trailheads by picking up trash, removing sticks or brush and helping keep the signs clean. For those who do more than picking up a few things on a walk, report what was done for D&L to keep track of it using an online form: https://delawareandlehigh.org/trail-programs/trail-tenders/trail-tenders....