The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.
The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.
Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs national music week, May 5 to 12.
A free public spring recital, the “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held at 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.
There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp award recipient.
The Young Musicians of the club will close their season with a program at 10 a.m. on May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is hosting a lunch and lesson session “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.
There will be a free complimentary lunch 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.
Learn how changing your mindset can bring you more joy at any age and in any circumstance.
Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.
Seating is limited.
R.S.V.P. by May 17 to 610-395-7160 or Allentown@CountryMeadows.com.
Pennsylvania Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania moving forward.
The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to reflect a driving privilege suspension will no longer be imposed for certain non-highway safety violations, including substance use violations.
ALLENTOWN GARDEN CLUB
The Allentown Garden Club will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who will be studying plant science, landscape design, ecology, horticulture, conservation or a related field. Applications are due May 1. For more information or an application, call B. McFadden at 610 432-4782.
The annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor four distinguished women leaders at the annual Take the Lead April 30.
This year’s recipients are Susan Drabic, president & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living, Olga Negron, a City of Bethlehem councilwoman and community liaison, HSGK Law Firm; Ashley Russo, president and executive producer, ASR Media Productions; and Cecelia Connelly-Weida Ph.D., dean of School of Business, Education, Legal, and Social Services, Lehigh Carbon Community College.
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.
The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.
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.
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
The 24th annual Southside Arts District’s Spring on the Southside Community Festival and Chili Cook-Off will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Third and Fourth streets and the South Bethlehem Greenway.
There will be retail and craft vendors on the Greenway, free activities for children, Homebase Skateshop’s hot pepper eating contest, live music and two new beer gardens.
For information or chili passports, visit https://southsideartsdistrict.com/spring-on-the-southside.