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Whitehall Food Pantry

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Food drive runs through Nov. 16

The First Northern Bank and Trust Egypt office will hold a food drive to benefit the North Whitehall Food Pantry through Nov. 16.

Those who bring a donation will be entered to win one of two $25 gift certificates for a turkey.

Donations may be dropped off at 2228 Old Post Road, Coplay (at the Kornfeind shopping center).

For more information, contact Wendy M. Arrasmith at 610-261-0300.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Festival to take place Oct. 27-28

An Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Weissport Park and Lehigh Canal Park at Weissport, 880 Allen St.

The event will include tractor-drawn hayrides along the historic canal, a tractor show, crafters, a pumpkin patch, homemade food and children's activities.

This event is also catering to seniors, elderly individuals and people with disabilities. Families of all ages are also invited to attend.

Hayrides will be held every 20 minutes, from 11 a.m. throughout the day.

Lehigh County

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1 now available

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.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Craft show on Nov. 3, 4

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.

Nature Center

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Lectures offered at Lehigh Gap

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.


Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Benefit for animals Oct. 27

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.

Foster children

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Documentary, panel discussion

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.


Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Vaccination clinic Oct. 20

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.

Colonial Ball

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Celebration set for Sept. 22

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.