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Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day concerts planned

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform a free “Memorial Day: America’s Music” concert at 7 p.m. May 26 at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

They will also be performing at a Memorial Day concert sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society 4 p.m. May 27 near the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N 17th St, Allentown.

Fun Day on June 8

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will return to Cover Bridge Park, Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. June 8.

Now in its seventh year, the festival — with an emphasis on community and family — has grown in numbers since its inception.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Festivalgoers can take part in activities such as a dunk tank, 18 different rides, pony rides, food stalls, sporting events such as soccer, basketball, cricket and much more.

Strawberry fest on June 9

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4118 Main St., Slatedale, will have its annual strawberry festival and basket drawing noon-6 p.m. June 9.

Refreshments include hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecues, perogies, bake beans, funnel cake and strawberry shortcake with or without ice cream.

This year’s entertainment will be provided by “Joyful Noise.”

Tickets will be available for door prizes.

This year, there will be a special, two quilt and 12-month collector’s plate drawing. Prizes will be displayed at the festival and special tickets available.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

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Events planned for June

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·June 1: Henry King Duo

·June 8: Blue Notes

·June 15: Dave Machetti

·June 5, 22: Kato

·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix

Events planned

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events in May.

·Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered at 5 p.m. May 18 and 25 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Bible study is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 22, and 29 and 11 a.m. May 6, 13 and 20 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·The Redeemers Closet, a Ministry of St. Peter’s will be open 9 a.m. to noon May 18 for a free clothing give away at 4019 Main St., Slatedale.