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LYNN TOWNSHIP: Pioneer Applefest on Oct. 6

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

The 14th annual Pioneer Applefest will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Ontelaunee Park.

There will be pioneer and Native American Indian demonstrations, with live music all day.

Food and beverages, including candied apples, apple dumplings, apple cider and other treats, will be available.

Enjoy hayrides, tractor and car shows, craft vendors and super smart dogs taking on agility courses.


The clothing closet at Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will be open from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Church having basket social on Oct. 5

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Spread the word! On Oct. 5, Heidelberg Union Church will have a basket social 5-7:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.

Basket donations valued at $20 are being sought as well as donations of items for door prizes.

Basket items should be placed in a clear cellophane gift bag with a 3-inch by 5-inch index card attached describing the contents of the basket.

Some ideas for baskets are as follows; children books, baby and kitchen items, seasonal baskets, toys and treats for cats or dogs, bath and body items for men and women, etc.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Quilts and crafts at St. John’s UCC

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, is hosting a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13.

The event features handmade crafts, refreshments, bake sale, Chinese auction and raffle.

Quilts will be displayed in the sanctuary. They may be purchased or simply viewed for their interesting patterns.

This is an opportunity to find gifts for any special occasion.

Come and enjoy lunch with a variety of homemade items including barbecue and soup.

Enjoy a fun filled day in the country at St. John’s UCC.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg 5K on Sept. 22

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendar! On Sept. 22, everyone is invited to participate in the first Heidelberg 5K Run/Walk, held rain or shine, at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

Registration and number pickup starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m.

Come out and support local charities and enjoy the fall foliage and scenery.

In addition to instant results and awards, this event will have food from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

To register or for additional details go to


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Worship times change at Union Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces Sunday worship times are now at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of music will be offered at each service.

Christian education hour is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for all ages.

The catechetical program begins Sept. 25.

A contemporary worship service will be offered 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The service will feature the group SWIM, with Bobby Siegfried leading the music along with youth musicians.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: East Coast K-9 Trials offered on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

East Coast K-9 Trials will be 9 a.m. Sept. 30 at Thunderhead Farm, 7813 Springhouse Road, Lynn Township.

This free, family event will honor those who put their lives on the line daily. Come watch the K-9s and their handlers compete against each other.

Bring a lawn chair. Please leave pets at home.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will have its annual bazaar 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be a large flea market, food and baked goods for sale, and handmade crafts.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Snow White to visit Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a family fun walk for conservation 9-10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Learn more about the zoo’s conservation efforts while getting an up-close look at the African penguins, otters, zebras, oryx, giraffes and Mexican gray wolf during a guided tour.

At the end of the tour, all children will receive a participation medal to commemorate their experience.

There will also be a special appearance by Snow White 9-11 a.m., courtesy of Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Er iss so willkumme as en Sau imme Rieweschtick. He is as welcome as a pig in a turnip patch.

Wann maeryets en Schpinn gehich em kummt, kammer Bsuch eckschpekde. If a spider comes toward you in the morning you may expect company.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will host a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater to see the show, “Jesus” on Nov. 3.

The bus will leave the church parking lot at 10 a.m., have lunch at Shady Maple, do some shopping, see the show, and be back at the church by 7:30 p.m. Deadline to register is Oct. 3.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Donations of baked goods needed

Friday, September 7, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Time to change! Beginning Sept. 9, Heidelberg UCC worship service will take place at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor Karen Yonney.

Heidelberg Lutheran worship service will start 11 a.m. with Pastor Ginny Goodwin.

Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.


Labor of love! Baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are needed Sept. 10.

Baked goods made with chocolate will be thankfully accepted and may be dropped off between 6-7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Ebenezer Rally Day breakfast

Friday, September 7, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Where is fall? Summer won’t let go, so keep cool and hydrate often.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will have its annual Rally Day breakfast 9-10 a.m. Sept. 9 in fellowship hall.

There will be a hot breakfast for all to enjoy.

Sunday School classes for all ages begin 9-10 a.m. Sept. 16.

Ebenezer’s Clothing Closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 11.

There are clothes for the entire family and proof of need is not required.


Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run, is having its annual apple festival 2-8 p.m. Sept. 15.