Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is urging middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.
“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Senate with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to fight heroin and opioid abuse.
Luther Crest will host a public holiday open house 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.
Participants will tour residents’ homes, decorated for the holiday season.
The event also will include holiday-related cookies and other treats.
People interested in attending are asked to call Luther Crest at 610-391-8229.
Upper Macungie Township police are working on several initiatives.
The police department is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.
Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.
The 2017 coat drive is also underway.
Bring gently used jackets to police headquarters and drop them in the donation bin.
Both bins are located in the front lobby at the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville, with 24 hour a day access, seven days a week.
AARP Chapter 4150 will meet noon Jan. 4, 2018, in the Community Room of the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Guests are welcome to attend.
Meet neighbors and learn more about senior 50-plus programs and issues.
The Christmas party will be on Dec. 7. Tickets are required.
For information, call 610-285-4563.
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Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is holding a lecture Dec.1 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The lecture is “Practicing Our Civic Values: Re-Imagining 20th Century Writing for the Purpose of Peace.”
The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will present its next recital 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Hope UCC, 1031 Flexer Ave., Allentown.
New members are welcome.
This event is open to kids ages 6 to 18 who are studying with a private teacher and want to showcase their talents on a musical instrument or voice.
The Lehigh Valley Press is accepting donations of yarn for a Parkland School District resident who makes throws for patients in Phoebe Nursing Home and local hospitals.
Anyone willing to donate yarn may contact Susan Bryant, editorial assistant for the Parkland Press at 610-740-0944, ext. 3726.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C., to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
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Lehigh Valley Torch Club will be having a dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.
Lecture topic will be “Africa Today.” Advanced registration is required.
For information or to attend the meeting, call 484-619-3655.
Pennsylvania State Police will be offering a child seat safety check 2-6 p.m. Nov. 28 at Krause Toyota, 7702 Penn Drive, Breinigsville.
No appointment is needed.
Certified state troopers will demonstrate how to properly install a child car seat.
The troopers are certified through PA Safe Kids.
Bring both the safety seat and vehicle manuals.
If you cannot attend this free public event, State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, can also schedule an appointment on the first Thursday of every month at the barracks, 2930 Airport Road, Bethlehem.