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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nominations being accepted

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, call the aging and adult services office at 610-782-3034.

Events planned

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Conference of Churches invites the Lehigh Valley community to a Martin Luther King Jr., interfaith prayer breakfast 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

The theme will be “A Case for Reparations from the Faith Perspective” with featured speaker Sheryll Cashin, professor of law, civil rights and social justice at the Georgetown University Law Center.

This event follows a special screening of the feature documentary, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the church.

Diabetes class

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

For anyone struggling to manage diabetes, The Penn State Extension “Dining with Diabetes” program could be what you are looking for.

The class will be held at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to noon March 4, 11, 18 and April 1 and 8.

A follow-up session will be on June 3.

This nationally accredited program is for adults with Type 2 diabetes.

Family members are also invited to attend the program.

Classes are offered weekly for five weeks and kicks off with an orientation session.

Discussion on

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut S., Allentown, will host Kutztown University Professor Gregory Hanson at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Dr. Hanson will be speaking about a local 1940s radio play featuring Asseba and Sabina, a fictional Pennsylvania Dutch couple.

He has studied the show extensively and translated many of the radio scripts from the original Pennsylvania Dutch to author his book “The Radio Adventures of Asseba and Sabina.”

Class for

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Audobon society

The Lehigh Valley Audubon Society will host its fifth Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Youth ages six to twelve are invited to join LVAS for this fun introduction to birding and citizen science that will teach them how to use binoculars, identify common birds, and collect scientific data.

The CBC4Kids is based on the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a 120-year-old citizen science event that has become a cherished holiday tradition for birders nationwide.

Pork dinner

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 16th and Chew Sts., Allentown, will be having a pork and sauerkraut dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 1.

The cost of the dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, dessert and beverage.

For more information, call Jennifer in the church office at 610-437-2531 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Auditions being scheduled

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Bach Choir

Bach Choir of Bethlehem is scheduling auditions for Zimmermann’s Coffee House during the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival 7-9:30 p.m. on May 9 and 16, 2020, at Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

Auditions for college and high school students will be 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 21, 2020, at The Bach Choir Offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Auditions are open to individuals and ensembles who play or sing Baroque music, and live or study in PMEA District 10.

Bus trip to Farm Show

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a great way to learn about farming, agriculture, and where your food comes from and you don’t want to miss it.

Lehigh County 4-H and Penn State Extension are coordinating a bus trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 6, 2020.

The bus will depart Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall, at 8 a.m.

The bus will depart Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, at 3:30 p.m. and arrive back at the ag center around 5 p.m.