THE SWAIN SCHOOL
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer summer programs July 10 to Aug. 4, with week-long camps for children entering prekindergarten through ninth grade in the fall.
Swain faculty will offer a variety of half-day and full-day programs ranging from science, math, arts and aerospace, to a variety of sessions based in The Imaginate Center, home of Swain’s Makerspace program. Classes are available in woodworking, digital photography and engineering and design.
The Celtic Cultural Alliance recently announced more than $9,000 in Celtic dance and music scholarships will be awarded during the 30th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in downtown historic Bethlehem in September.
The categories are eight to 12 and 13 to 18 years of age for both the dance and music categories. The application deadline is July 15.
Festival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22; 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 23; and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24.
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Italian Festival noon to 8 p.m. June 17 in downtown Historic Bethlehem.
There will be a wine trail with 14 wines curated by South Italy Imports. The Italian Food Trail will include The Brick, Tapas on Main, Twisted Olive, Colony Meadery and more. Music will be provided by Trouble City All-Stars, Cunningham & Associates, Sunshine Symphony and street musicians.
Strut your mutt
The second annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Show will be held 4 to 7 p.m. June 11 at the Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards Winner ‘Judge,’ a 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever who works in the arson unit of the Allentown Fire Department, will be giving educational demonstrations.
Individuals may enter their dogs to compete for prizes in several contests including Best Rescue, Best Costume, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy and Most Awesome Dog Ever. To register, visit www.levittsteelstacks.org/strutyourmutt.
The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M will conduct distracted driving enforcement details in Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.
Members of the Pennsylvania State Police will be taking a zero-tolerance approach toward distracted driving violations.
These enforcement details will concentrate on enforcement activity involving the following Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Violations: texting while driving; handheld mobile telephone; prohibited use of hearing impairment devices; prohibiting text-base communications; careless driving; and/or reckless driving.
Up to 30 go-cart teams will compete in the inaugural SteelStacks Grand Prix noon to 4 p.m. June 18. The event, presented by Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and ArtsQuest, includes racing, family activities, a car show, food vendors and trucks and features track side “grandstand” viewing areas and pit row VIP packages.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania continuing through May 31.
The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has an Honoring Our Veterans license plate available for passenger cars, motorcycles and light duty trucks up to 10,000 pounds.
The sales benefit Pennsylvania’s Veterans’ Trust Fund. The organization issues grants to statewide charitable organizations aiding veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs in assisting veterans in need of shelter and necessities of living.