PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley area.
PA 2-1-1 East is a free, comprehensive, information and referral program and one of seven regional 2-1-1 call centers in Pennsylvania.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for a broad range of services including basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing and support groups.
Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will be having its 27th annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Swain School, Salisbury Township.
The show will feature more than 40 local artisans associated with the LVPGC along with selected others, each offering handmade high quality art and fine crafts made within the greater Lehigh Valley area.
Artisans will be on hand to discuss their work as they offer jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, photography and a variety of art for sale.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, is hosting Jim Rowland, a semi-retired structural engineering consultant, who has trekked major trails throughout the world.
He will discuss his experience on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail with special emphasis on the Pennsylvania section 3 p.m. Oct. 28.
On Nov. 29, Jerry McAward, an American Canoe Association instructor, trainer, educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the Lehigh River" at 7:30 p.m.
Association for Animal Protection will be having Chinese and silent auctions noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Cetronia Fire Company, 18 S. Scenic St., Allentown.
Drawing at 3:30 p.m.
There will be items for adults, children, pets and pet lovers.
A donation of cages, crates, blankets, towels and pet food would be most appreciated.
For more information, call 610-770-0452.
The public is invited to an 80-minute documentary about foster children and a panel discussion with youths who were in the foster care system at an Oct. 17 event at Cedar Crest College.
The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., is sponsored by the Lehigh County Children's Roundtable and Valley Youth House. The documentary, "From Place to Place," will be shown in Tompkins College Center, Samuels Theater, at the college. Parking is available.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.
There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.
For more information, call 610-841-1736.
The County of Lehigh is currently accepting names to the waiting list for the Countywide Housing Rehabilitation Program.
This program provides up to $20,000 of rehabilitation assistance to income-eligible, owner-occupants of properties in Lehigh County townships and boroughs.
A Colonial Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. Guests will enjoy live period music, colonial artifacts and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770s, the time of Allentown's founding. There will also be a colonial style meal.
The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, in conjunction with Islamic Education Center of Pennsylvania, Al Ahad Islamic Center and Easton Phillipsburg Muslims Association, will host its fifth annual Lehigh Muslim Fun Day noon-6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Lone Lane Park, Upper Macungie Township.
This event will include tournaments in soccer, cricket, volleyball, basketball and Taekwondo.
The mix of family fun is open to all faiths.
Teams from the Lehigh Valley area and New Jersey will compete at 10 a.m.
In addition, there will be food, games, vendors and rides for children.
Lehigh Carbon Community College's Career Development Center and Student Life office will host a volunteer fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 in the Student Union and lower level Alcove area of the Administration Building, main campus, Schnecksville.
This event is designed to provide LCCC students with an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.
It will feature a remembrance of 9/11 and celebrate the National Day of Service.
Come both days to see different organizations.