Lehigh County Conservation District, with the help of youth leaders from the Allentown area, will host several Traveling Watershed Festivals in the Allentown park system this month.
These fun-filled programs are for kids, families and everyone who wants to have fun while learning to keep water resources clean.
Through large-group team-building games, water chemistry and biology activities, eco-crafts and up-close encounters with the urban “Enviroscape Model,” participants will be fascinated by the watershed and inspired to keep it clean.
Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is offering a pet loss and grief seminar 2-3:30 p.m. April 29 at the funeral home.
The seminar, on coping with life after the loss of a pet, will be presented by Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support.
Learn about topics that address grief after the loss of a beloved pet.
Topics include human-animal bond, learning about grief, coping with grief, struggling with guilt and regrets, the need to mourn, healing after loss, memorialization, children and pets in grief and when to adopt again.
United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help.
In 2017, more than 199,000 Pennsylvanians turned to 2-1-1 for help. In our region, 2-1-1 calls for health and human services have more than doubled over the past three years, from approximately 2,800 in 2013-14 to 7,400 in 2016-17. Sixty percent of those calls were for homeless services and housing.
Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship
Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association (BHCWA) is accepting submissions for the Bud Cole Memorial Scholarship.
All college-bound high school seniors residing within the boundaries of the watershed, including the Northampton Area and Catasauqua Area school districts, are eligible.
The topic this year is: “How does our use of the land affect water quality and quantity?”
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, has announced extended hours at the Whitehall district office and new hours at the Fountain Hill Borough Hall.
McNeill’s district office located at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, will remain open until 6 p.m. every Wednesday.
The normal business hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
McNeill reminds constituents that her office is located inside the ReMax building on the far left side when walking in the front door.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Northampton County was one of 39 recipients of Jean Griswold Foundation grants, which support nonprofits that benefit seniors across the United States.
The grant was awarded by the Lehigh Valley office of Griswold Home Care. The awards help subsidize health initiatives and home health services for those who otherwise couldn’t afford them.
Every dollar donated is used to further Griswold Home Care’s mission to support programs and services that allow seniors to age in place.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, is hosting a Fabulous Fish Fry supper 5-7 p.m. March 22.
Hush puppies, coleslaw, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
There is a cost. Children ages 3 and under eat for free.
The event will be held in the handicapped-accessible parish hall.
Profits benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.
For more information, call 610-865-3603, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, standrewsbethlehem.org.
District Attorney Jim Martin is asking residents to clean out their medicine cabinets when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time March 11.
Residents should identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive.
Medications may be disposed of at Catasauqua Police Department, 90 Bridge St., 24 hours, seven days a week.
Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) will hold its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall. Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall.
Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.
The Pennsylvania State Police is seeking donations of a few good horses, of quiet, sound dispositions and free of serious stable vices, to supplement the force’s 26-horse mounted patrol unit stabled at the Academy in Hershey. The equines will be used statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol operations in remote areas, and participation in parades, demonstrations and other community events.