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Friday, July 19, 2019

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Lehigh Valley Zoo celebrating mothers

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate Mother’s Day May 11 and 12.

There will be hands-on activities and interactive experiences including a question-and-answer session at the kangaroo exhibit and giraffe and lorikeet feedings.

Local musician John Rodden will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11.

A meet and greet with Bean, the resident sloth, is set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 12.

There will be a K-9 Dog Walk 8-10 a.m. May 18 with proceeds going toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA having indoor yard sale

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 in the social hall.

Food will be available for purchase.


Schnecksville Fire Company will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the main hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28.


Parkland Community Library is having a new kind of fundraiser through Dan Schantz’s Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. S.W., Allentown.


Friday, April 12, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Oschdre! Happy Easter!


Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, Breinigsville, will host a Maundy Thursday service with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. April 18.

The Easter sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. April 21 followed by breakfast and then an Easter service.

For information, call 610-285-2235 or go to


Weisenberg Lutheran Church, 7645 Weisenberg Church Road, New Tripoli, will have a Maundy Thursday service including Holy Communion 7:30 p.m. April 18.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Churches offering Easter events

Friday, April 12, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is hosting a free community breakfast and egg hunt with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny April 13.

A breakfast of egg casseroles, hash brown casseroles, gluten free and regular pancakes, cream chipped beef, French toast, sausages, ham and beverages will be served from 9-11 a.m.

The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. in the grove.

For information, call Sue at 610-395-0723 or Wanda 610-842-4781.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches offering Easter activities

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 1 through sixth grade at 2 p.m. on April 14, rain or shine.

An adult challenge course will also be offered.

Refreshments will be served in the grove following the egg hunt.

The church will observe Maundy Thursday with a Union Agape potluck meal (a form of Love Feast) 6:30 p.m. April 18 in fellowship hall.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.


LYNN TOWNSHIP Easter Egg Hunt April 13 at Jacob’s Church

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, is having an Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. April 13.

There also will be an Easter message, balloon release and prizes for everyone.

Youngsters from infant through sixth grade are invited to participate.


St. Peter’s Lynnville UCC will present a Teen Challenge Choir on April 7. Teens will be singing and sharing their testimonies.

Teen Challenge provides a faith based ministry to help adults and teens struggling with addiction,

All are invited to a morning of inspiration and then a potluck lunch.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP Grange baking shoofly pies

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Like no other! Lehigh-Northampton County Grangers will get together again to bake their scrumptious, 10-inch, wet-bottom, shoofly pies.

Order by calling Elaine Hoppes at 610-767-4400.

Pies may be picked up 1-3 p.m. April 6 at the Schnecksville Grange, Route 863, Schnecksville.

Proceeds from this bake sale will benefit numerous community service projects.


Treat yourself! Heidelberg Union Church is having a cookie sale.

Order cutout cookies by the pound no later than April 7 by calling 610-767-5351 or 610-767-6557.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA to have bazaar, theme baskets

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have its annual bazaar with theme baskets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets. Drawing for the baskets will be at 2 p.m.

NOVA volunteers are preparing for the Easter bread, paska, fundraiser which will offer 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 10 to reserve Easter bread for pickup on April 19.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP H.A.R.P. taking road trip, April 2, to Allentown preservation museum

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 10:15 a.m. April 2 at Heidelberg Church and car pool to the Preservation Plus and More Museum, Allentown.

This museum provides a great opportunity to see historic farm and garden equipment up close and personal.

Following the tour, this busy bunch of retirees will stop for some lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Remember, you do not need to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend.

All are welcome to come.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Soup social at St. Peter’s Lynnville

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy spring! Are you ready for warmer weather and no snow?

It’s about time for some green grass and flowers.

Now that you can get out and about, why not attend an event or volunteer to help?


St. Peter’s Lynnville, United Church of Christ, is having a soup social after the 9:30 a.m. March 24 service.

There will be homemade soups to share for lunch and family games for all ages.

On April 7, the Teen Challenge Choir will sing and share their testimonies.