Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres, located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.
Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans along Lizard Creek.
The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.
The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.
For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email email@example.com.
The National Museum of Industrial History will hold a gala event 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at DeSales University Center Station Ave., Center Valley.
Father Daniel G. Gambet, O.S.F.S., President Emeritus of DeSales University, will be honored for his vision, leadership and dedication to NMIH and the Lehigh Valley community.
The fundraising event supports NMIH museum’s exhibits, educational programs, operations and the care and preservation of its collections.
The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction and performances.
The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.
There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.
There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be original works by the person entering the contest.
“The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem resident Ron DeGrandis, will be featured in a free, open to the public, 3 p.m. Marine Band of Allentown concert Sept. 16 at West Park, 16th and Turner streets, Allentown. Tom Heinick will conduct this inaugural performance of the first march ever composed for the state during the band’s last concert of the season.
The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.
Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The two and one half mile walk around the SteelStacks complex steps off at noon.
Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk t-shirt and the opportunity to earn additional prizes.
Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus. The senior center offers a congregate meal program where participants assemble, socialize and eat together. The intent of the program is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to eat nutritional meals and enjoy the company of others. We ask for a donation of $2.50 for the meal or whatever amount that you feel you can afford. This amount is kept completely confidential.
EMMAUS HIST. SOCIETY
The Emmaus Historical Society is sponsoring two bus trips: “Run For Your Wife” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Oct. 9 and “Christmas in Paradise” at Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse, Dec. 5.
Call Nancy at 610-967-5715 to register or for more information.
state rep. ryan mackenzie
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host veterans assistance hours in his district office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie.
During these special hours, veterans are able to meet with an outreach specialist from the American Legion to have questions answered about benefits and services earned.
LEHIGH COUNTY ELECTIONS
The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:
•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11
•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11
•Unisyn Voting Solutions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12