Festival to begin
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg’s 57th annual summer festival will be held noon-8 p.m. Aug. 18 and noon-5 p.m. Aug. 19 on the north side of the hospital campus, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.
The fundraiser benefits LVH-Muhlenberg programs.
There will be food trucks and stands; live music, including GirlCrue and The Large Flowerheads Aug. 18 and the School of Rock Aug. 19; a pirate show and a children’s pirate ship playground; a magician; a face painter; and a clown balloon artist.
PAJAZZ, the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective, a nonprofit educational organization, will host the third Christmas City Summer Jazz Festival July 21, rain or shine, at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road. Doors open noon, with music 1-10 p.m.
Special Needs Day is planned
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St.
The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.
Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the awareness event.
Antonio Junior Serrano, the man accused of raping his aunt, is in custody.
In a July 6 news release from Catasauqua Police Department, Serrano was apprehended July 6 by Catasauqua Police Department and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office in a home in the 100 block of Front Street, Catasauqua.
According to the release, he was taken into custody without incident and transported to Lehigh County Central Booking Center for processing and arraignment.
Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lehigh County during weekends in July.
A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein police systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable signs and/or behaviors normally associated with drivers impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
The sobriety checkpoint is intended to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes caused by impaired drivers and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers traveling on Pennsylvania highways.
Northampton Community College is offering free information sessions about its RN and LPN reactivation and review classes.
The sessions will be geared to nursing professionals with inactive or international licenses wishing to re-enter the workforce.
These information sessions will be held 6 p.m. July 23 at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, and 6 p.m. July 24 at the Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville.
PBS39 and ArtsQuest, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, is holding a Soles4Souls shoe drive to help the less fortunate as part of a national PBS drive during the run of the movie, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” through July 8 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer noncredit classes in its young driver program for the public. All sessions take place at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville. Tuition is $190.
Cancer Support COMMUNITY
The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.
• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, will host a lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 7. Salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
There is a cost for adults and children, but children 3 and under eat for free.
Come with a hearty appetite, and bring your friends and neighbors.
The church is located on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.