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Frogs & Friends program open

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

DA VINCI

Frogs and “Friends” live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to local and international animals on a daily basis. There are live shows 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. every Sunday. An exhibit features up-close photography which captures the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and “Friends” is free for members; otherwise, there is a cost.

VETERANS

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

Master Gardener training Oct. 18

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE

The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will begin training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through March 2019.

Classes will be held at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Heart Association walk Sept. 22

LEHIGH VALLEY

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.

Gambet to be honored Sept. 6

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

NMIH

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.

Dance classes offered

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

YMCA

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 pattyrandolph@gv-ymca.org.

Donut Derby Sept. 3

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

TREXLERTOWN

Lehigh Wheelmen are having its 2018 Donut Derby 9 a.m. Sept. 3, Labor Day, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

The Donut Derby is a fun 36-mile race with a twist: riders get a 3-minute time credit for each doughnut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.

Doughnut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.

Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the ride.

After the derby, children ages 10 and under are invited to ride the Munchkin Mile on the T-Town Velodrome.

There is a fee to ride.

Voting machines demonstrated

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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

Donut Derby Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

TREXLERTOWN

Lehigh Wheelmen are having its 2018 Donut Derby 9 a.m. Sept. 3, Labor Day, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

The Donut Derby is a fun 36-mile race with a twist: get a 3-minute time credit for each doughnut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.

Doughnut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.

Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the ride.

After the derby, children ages 10 and under are invited to ride the Munchkin Mile on the T-Town Velodrome.

There is a fee to ride.