As an individual, one might think, “What can I do to help our environment?”
There are many things to consider.
Always plant native plants and pollinator plants. Choosing plants native to the Lehigh Valley can improve gardening success since many of these plants have adapted to the region. Many native plants attract beneficial insects which help control pests, so you are creating a habitat for “good bugs.”
The fourth and final 2019 summer “Valley Vivaldi” concert is 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St. (Route 512), Bethlehem.
The program is: Vivaldi, “Concerto for Strings in E minor,” RV 134; Tartini, “Violin Concerto in G minor,” Op. 1, D 85; Albinoni, “Trumpet Concerto in B Flat,” Op. 7, No. 3; Telemann, “Concerto à 4 for Recorder, Violin, Oboe and Continuo,” and J. S. Bach, “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins,” BWV 1043.
Lehigh Carbon Community College offers language classes this fall in its noncredit division at the main Schnecksville campus unless noted otherwise.
“EZ Deitsch I,” Sept. 12 - Nov. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture.
“Irish (Gaelic),” Sept. 4 - Dec. 11: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sentence structure, grammar, foundation vocabulary, commonly-used verbs, fluency and vocabulary to speak, read and write.
“Italian I,” Aug. 21 - Oct. 23: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Vocabulary for working knowledge.
St. John’s UCC
St. John’s UCC, 15 S. 2nd St., Slatington, will be holding its peach festival and quilt show 3-7 p.m. Aug. 24.
There will be a raffle for a king size quilt and gift cards.
Food, Chinese auction and music will be available.
For more information, call the church office at 610-767-5554.
THURSDAY AUG. 15
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.
Lynnport Fire Company, 7164 Bechler Road, New Tripoli, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sept. 7 with a parade and various festivities.
Parade begins at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m. Food, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Program and distinguished speakers will be presented at 4 p.m.
There will be dancing and a disc jockey until 8 p.m.
For information, contact Darryl Schafer at 610-505-2588.