According to AAA, nearly 49 million Americans are making plans to honor the red, white, and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year.
This is the highest figure on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will hold a volunteer weekend for teenagers (14 through 18 years old) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton.
Trail maintenance, managing and clearing out some invasive species so native plants can properly flourish and preventing spotted lantern fly infestations. Registered teenagers may be able to log their volunteer service hours.
The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, the Department of Revenue announced June 10.
Each year the Department of Revenue evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline.
To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program.
As of June 1, the department had received 432,411 rebate applications.
The Salisbury Youth Association’s “Community Appreciation Day” has been postponed.
The event was planned 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 in Devonshire Park.
SYA President Daniel Soria said due to some conflicting dates, the event will likely be held toward the end of the summer.
The event is to include a food truck from Randall’s on The Orchard, Orefield, North Whitehall Township; a DJ spinning recorded music and a meet-and-greet with SYA officials.
Projected attendance is 75-125 people.
Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.
“Managing Invasive Plants” will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.
A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration demonstration.
For information, contact Julianne Schieffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-489-4315.
The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.
The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.
An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition that awards a $1,500 scholarship.
Deadline for applications is June 30.
The American Lung Association’s fifth annual Lung Force Walk Allentown will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 13 at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. Registration is 5:30 p.m. with a short welcome program 6:15 p.m.. The walk steps off 6:30 p.m.
The event, which celebrates valley lung cancer survivors, advocates and caregivers, is to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for lung cancer research and advocacy.
The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.
This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.
Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.
The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.
·June 15: Dave Machetti
·June 22: Kato
·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix
Saturday dances are 7-10 p.m. and Wednesday dances are 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans in the application process to obtain a pension of $150 per month.