Aiming to significantly reduce storm-related power outages, PPL Electric Utilities will rebuild a key power line that serves nearly 7,000 homes and businesses in the Emmaus area.
The new line will be "storm hardened," meaning it will be much less likely to be damaged by wind, ice and lightning storms.
Relay For Life of Macungie will hold its final regular meeting for participants April 11 at the Macungie Institute on Main Street. The planning committee meets 6:15 p.m. and teams/participants meet 7 to 8 p.m.
Relay For Life of Macungie's main spring event will be held 4 p.m. May 3 to 4 p.m. May 4. This year's theme is a carnival and there will be activities at this 24-hour event for all ages, including two moon bounces, a balloon-animal clown, a caricature artist, a magician and carnival games.
With the honey flow season about to begin with nectar sources now in early bloom and bees beginning to perform collection flights on warmer days, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will display and discuss the equipment and methods available throughout the year for the supplemental feeding of honeybees and to promote early egg laying by queens.
This roundtable discussion will be 7 p.m. April 18 at Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whtiehall.
This event is free and open to the public.
PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The cleanup event is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, state Department of Environmental Protection and other partners.
Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville will be having a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Sanctuary 8 to 10 a.m. April 20 at Applebee's, 1510 Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
Limited tickets will be available at the door.
RSVP to Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-433-3891.
The annual Robert Lasso Memorial Fund 5K run will be held 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St. Registration begins 7 a.m.; packets are available noon to 8 p.m. April 19 at the YMCA. Non-runner donations are accepted; checks payable to Bethlehem Police Department Wish Fund, c/o BPD Runner's Club (BPDRC), 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem 18018.
Applications received after April 1 are not eligible for race shirts.
Anything with a plug is a free recycling day sponsored by Lehigh County, 9 a.m. to noon at Lowe's Home Improvement, Bethlehem, Olympus, Center Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville. Accepted items include televisions, computers, small appliances, air conditioners, telephones, fax machines and much more. For more information, contact Tim Bollinger at 610-782-3073.
The April meeting of the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will be held 1:30 p.m. April 14 at ArtsQuest at StealStacks, Bethlehem.
They will be performing a free concert with open auditions for the music club.
For more information, contact Emily Reyes at 610-398-0781.
Allentown Band, with organist Jane Ellen Knotek, will be presenting a concert 3 p.m. April 28 at Zion UCC "Liberty Bell" Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For information, call 610-435-2412.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having a Poetry and Open Mic Night 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24.
This will be a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting. Those interested in performing are asked to sign up first-come, first-served, at the event.