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UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC Busy Bees selling sticky buns

Friday, November 23, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Busy Bees of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, is having a plain and fancy sticky bun sale.

Orders are due Dec. 2. Pickup is Dec. 6.

For more information or to order, call Marilyn Roth at 610-395-3083.


Upper Macungie Township will host a Jingle Bells holiday show at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Pictures will be taken with Santa Claus for a small fee. Space is limited.

To register or for more information, go to


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church to host craft show on Nov. 17

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will present its seventh annual holiday craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

The event includes 85 crafters with homemade items such as jewelry, bird houses, floral arrangements, greeting cards, purses, hand-woven baskets, crocheted children’s apparel, chocolates, and more.

This is a great time to enjoy fellowship, do some Christmas shopping, and hear music of the season.

Breakfast, lunch, and baked goods will be available.

Admission is free.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Winter Light Spectacular at zoo to light up night sky on Nov. 9

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, and Christmas Décor will be kicking off its fifth season of the Winter Light Spectacular 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 9.

This season will feature 37 scheduled events Wednesday through Sunday nights Nov. 9 through Dec. 30.

There will be no showings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

For more information about these events, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is accepting orders until Nov. 11 for its candy sale.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches having Thanksgiving Eve services

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will be having a Christmas craft night at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to participate. Bring favorite snacks. Beverages will be provided.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.

St. John’s Lutheran and St. John’s United Church of Christ will have a combined Thanksgiving Eve service 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. John’s Lutheran.

The Busy Bees of St. John’s UCC are having a candy sale.

Choose from milk or dark chocolate.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wie der finft Daag im Munet, so is der ganz Munet. As is the weather on the fifth day of the month, so it will be the rest of the month.

Fer Naasblude kau Babier un drick’s unnich die ewwerscht Lefz. For nosebleed, chew paper and put it between the gums and the upper lip.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will open its genealogy library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.

Wi-Fi is available, so bring a laptop. Help is available for those who do not have a laptop.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church cooking up oysters for supper on Nov. 3

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Jacob’s Church, Route 143, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, will have its annual oyster supper 3-7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the activity center, which is handicapped accessible.

The menu includes fried oyster platters, fried shrimp platters, steamed shrimp, raw oysters, oyster stew, oyster pie, fresh cut fries, turkey barbecue, and pepper cabbage.

For dessert, choose from cakes or pies, including old-fashion lemon strip, coconut cream and fruit pies.

For takeout orders before the supper, call Faye at 610-751-5742. On Nov. 3, call 610-756-6352.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church having penny party, raffle on Nov. 9

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Plan ahead! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. Nov. 6 in fellowship hall at Heidelberg Union Church.

Bring a covered dish to share for the luncheon, along with a friend or two.

Following a fellowship hour and lunch, this busy bunch of retirees will be making plans for next year’s field trips.

Any questions, contact Katherine Blose at 610-336-0555 or Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-841-9803.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland Church members cooking spaghetti dinner Nov. 3

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will have its annual spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3.

Menu includes spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and homemade desserts.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling Paul 610-395-6885.

Donations of homemade baked goods may be dropped off at the church on Nov. 2 or 3.

To help, contact Judy at 610-398-1292. For more information about the dinner, call the church at 610-395-6885.

The church is accepting orders until Nov. 11 for its candy sale.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Dei Deifelzeit is glei ferbei an Nowember 4 un Gottszeit iss nau do.

The devil’s time — daylight saving time — is soon over Nov. 4 and God’s time — standard time — is now here.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, is hosting a flea market, rain or shine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Food, baked goods and soup will be available for purchase.

Many “treasures” will be displayed to buy.

Come out and support the fire company and do some early Christmas shopping.

For information, call Pat at 610-285-2488.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Trick or Treat in Heidelberg on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

The cheer is here! Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group welcomes women of all ages to come out and join them at their next meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 24 in fellowship hall.

This great group of girls will be making place mats for area nursing homes.

Bring a friend or two and stay for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.

For further information, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782.


Boo Hoo! Trick-or-Treat Night in Heidelberg Township will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Turn on your porch light, if you plan to give out goodies.