Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro is alerting Pennsylvania consumers to a new twist on an old scam involving Social Security numbers.
Callers are telling consumers their number has been compromised or suspended, rather than the usual tactic of saying it was stolen or demanding certain action to receive benefits.
Some scam artists are impersonating government agencies and threatening arrest, saying they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid jail time.
The 21st Annual Used Book Sale, organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library, part of a Community Day of Fun, will take place April 13 at the Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie. Over the course of these annual one-day sales, the Friends organization has raised well over $172,000 to benefit the Emmaus Public Library.
CONSIGN FOR GOOD
Consign for Good is in its sixth year of helping homeless families in the East Penn School District in conjunction with East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The Children’s Consignment Sale, hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church of Emmaus, runs April 5 and 6.
Families in need of a little extra cash may consign at the rate of 70 percent. Consign for Good understands the heavy cost of parenting and hopes to put a little cash back into the pockets of families who may have high-quality infant and children items they no longer need.
“Social Security numbers are one of the most valuable pieces of information a scammer can get a hold of, leaving the rightful owners of those numbers vulnerable to a whole slew of scams involving identity theft,” Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania state director said recently. “Scammers have a particularly devious way of getting those numbers – by pretending to be from the Social Security Administration itself.”
Johnston-Walsh described how the scammers operate:
KIDS CLOSET SALE
The 2019 Spring-Summer Kids Closet Sale will be held April 16 through 18 at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.
The sale 5-9 p.m. April 16 is for VIP passholders and new moms. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.
The longtime community resource that helps families save money on children’s necessities has a new owner.
The Times News and Lehigh Valley Press purchased the Kids Closet Sale from Danielle Andreas, who started the consignment sale nearly a decade ago.
The spring curbside branch collection program is scheduled to take place April 29 through May 3. Residents should place the branches at the curb after 6 p.m. April 28. Branches may be no longer than 5 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. Branches should be bundled and tied with twine. Open containers (no lids) can be used for small branches.
SALISBURy M.s. Booster clothing
Salisbury Athletic Booster Club is conducting a one day clothing and more donation drive 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 27 at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road.
Drop off bagged or boxed items at the main entrance. Late arrivals will not be accepted as the collection truck will arrive between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their families 6-8 p.m. April 9 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.
LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisors as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.
GOVERNOR WOLF H.S.
The last Tavern Night for the season at the Governor Wolf Historical Society will be held April 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and there will be music 7 to 10 p.m., provided by Pawnshop Bound in a return engagement. There will be food for sale by Macungie Farms.
Pawnshop Bound plays a mix of danceable rockabilly and old blues. The event is BYOB and you must be 21 years old to attend. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Also featured will be a wine basket raffle.