The Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The program is part of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Must be at least 60 years of age
• Must be a Lehigh County resident
• Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis
• Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others
The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.
This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, Panel Play, a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.
Entries will be displayed, and guild members will vote for their favorites. Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.
Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.
The North Catasauqua small Town USA holiday food drive will continue through Jan. 14, 2019.
Bring canned goods, nonperishable food items, toiletry items and household paper products to the drop-off bin in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.
The food drive benefits Catasauqua Community Food Bank.
The holiday food drive is presented by North Catasauqua Betterment Committee and North Catasauqua Recreation Committee.
Outreach for veterans
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.
A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensations, educational opportunities, health care and benefits.
Modern Gents Barber & Lounge and 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds is presenting the first annual Santa Is Coming to Town toy giveaway noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.
Free toys will be given to boys and girls ages 2-12 while supplies last.
The event will be held at Modern Gents Barber & Lounge, 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua.
Owners want to share their abundance with those in the community who don’t have as much this Christmas.
Contact Danny Rodriguez at 484-226-5424 with any questions or for more information.
Now is the time to purchase your North Catasauqua small Town USA merchandise.
Available items include T-shirts, sweatshirts, umbrellas, rain ponchos, drawstring bags, stadium blankets, duffel bags, back packs, car and refrigerator magnets and wooden replicas of North Catasauqua landmarks.
These items make great stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.
All items may be shipped.
All items are available for sale at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.
Email NCataCentennial@aol.com for more information.
St. Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a breakfast with Santa Dec. 15.
The event will run 9 a.m.-noon.
All children under age 12 are welcome, with adult supervision. Each child will be treated to a breakfast and have the opportunity to make crafts.
The event is free, but registration is required. Call 610-865-3603 to register.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.
“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”
Local grants include:
Whitehall Township — $299,827
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a Christmas cookie and baked goods sale 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.
The sale will be held in the Harry Large common room and will feature a variety of homemade sweets.
Bring a friend and get some homemade treats just in time for the holidays.
The church is on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, just two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.
The public is invited to the dedication of the sign commemorating the archaeological dig of the Fort Deshler site. The event will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 9 along the Ironton Rail Trail.
Fort Deshler was owned by Adam Deshler. It was provisioned as a place of refuge during times of unrest by the Pennsylvania Assembly and Benjamin Franklin. It was the only Colonial fort utilized for refuge during the 1763 Indian uprising.