Leadership Lehigh Valley, which identifies and trains emerging leaders from the region, is now accepting applications for the September 2014 program.
The group leaders will explore community issues and broaden their knowledge of the greater Lehigh Valley during the monthly one-day sessions.
LLV graduates find placement on a broad spectrum of the region's nonprofit boards, providing strategic direction, financial oversight and philanthropic support in health care, education, social services, environmental and arts organizations.
The Steelworkers Archives will conduct tours of the former Bethlehem Steel Plant 4 to 8 p.m. June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6.
The walks begin at the Steelworkers Memorial and/or the Steelworkers Veterans Memorial. A former steelworker will speak at each station along the walk. They will assist visitors with the location and/or purchase of memorial bricks.
Call 610-861-0600 or 610-751-0794 for information and reservations.
The Arts Academy Charter School will hold its second annual Celebration of the Arts 6 to 9 p.m. May 31 at the DaVinci Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd. bypass, Allentown. The middle school, with a focus on the arts, is located in Salisbury Township.
On display at the event will be artwork created by academy students, bidding on silent auction items and food prepared by Maison Blanc Catering. Staff and student musicians will provide the music. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For information, visit www.arts-cs.org or call 610-351-0234.
The Pat Ytsmas Ride Safe bike tour will be held June 2 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, Breinigsville.The event will benefit the Ytsma children's college fund. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.; the ride starts at 8 a.m.
Ytsma, an advocate for bicycle safety, died Dec. 8, 2011, from injuries sustained in an accident while riding his bicycle. Call 610-865-2621 to sponsor or to join the ride.
A Jammin' for Youth benefit for area homeless and dependent care youth will be held 7 p.m. June 8 at Steel Stacks.
Local musician Adam Web and DJs Jam-Rock, and Sol Controller will perform and food will be provided by Kasey Lynn's Catering. Tickets are available at the door, online at www.valleyyouthhouse.org or by calling 610-317-0721.
A summer reading program for adults, "Groundbreaking Reads," will be held at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main Street, Emmaus.
From June 3 to July 30, adults are invited to dig here for buried treasure.
Another component of summer reading for adults is something that could be labeled "blind date with a book." Staring June 3, there will be a selection of books ready to check out, wrapped in plain brown or white paper with a brief description on the front. You are asked to be adventurous and take these books home and read them.
End-of-the-year school projects have you stuck inside? The Lower Macungie Library can help with great online resources which can be used right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.
If you're having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service (www. askherepa.org). Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven't thought of.
The president of the Lower Macungie Library Book Club has announced a change in the June and July book selections. "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve is the selection for June 5 and "Atonement" by Ian McEwan is the selection for July 10. Selections through November include: Aug. 7, "The Spanish Match" by Brennan Purcell; Sept. 4, "Run" by Ann Patchett; Oct. 2, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenbalt; and Nov. 6, "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt. For additional information, contact the library at 610-966-6864.
Members of the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation are pleased to announce the installation of 16 bricks to the Veteran's Walkway 1 p.m., May 26. For the seventh year, this ceremony is a combined effort of the Emmaus Veteran's Committee and the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation has a far-reaching vision for creating remembrance opportunities in the Borough of Emmaus.
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation has invited Pennsylvanians to join PPFF's fifth Great Pennsylvania Outdoor Challenge.
"All you need is a Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport, which is the key to some of our challenges and the prizes," PPFF President Marci Mowery said. "The Passport also is a terrific guide to our state parks and forests and their assets and features."
Pennsylvanians can sign up for the Passport and register for the challenge at PaParksAndForests.org. There is a small cost for the Passport.