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Basket party on Oct. 26, 27

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Whitehall (Egypt), is having a basket party 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27.

Drawings begin 2 p.m.

There will be more than 400 amazing prizes.

Homemade food and baked goods will be for sale. Tickets will be available at the door.

Winners do not need to be present.

For info, call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794.

Event planned

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will host “Work of Our Hands” beginning with the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Nov. 1 with wine and snacks being served.

The art from local artists who are members of the Society will be exhibited noon-3 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3.

For more information, go to

Events planned

Sunday, October 27, 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:

·There will be a Bible study 11 a.m. Oct. 28; and 7 p.m. Oct. 29, and 30 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offering an hour of stories and conversation to feed the soul 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Helping Hands Community Center, 4019 Main St., Slatedale.

·Family fun night with games, movies, refreshments and fellowship for all will be held 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

Shoofly pie sale on Nov. 2

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh-Northampton County Pomona Grange members are having a shoofly pie sale fundraiser Nov. 2 at the Schnecksville Grange.

The recipe used for these delicious, 10-inch, wet-bottom shoofly pies is the same recipe Central Grange, Germansville, used for more than 60 years to bake its famous pies.

Pickup pies 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Schnecksville Grange, Route 873, Schnecksville.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for various community service projects.

To place an order, call 610-767-4400 no later than Oct. 27.

Concerts on

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will host its annual dinner and Great American Songbook concert 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Delta Hotel by Marriott, formerly the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Breinigsville.

The band will perform an Americans We — Tribute to Veterans and Holiday Concert with America’s Tenor Daniel Rodriquez 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N 6th St, Allentown.

This concert is free to veterans.

For information, go to

Lanternfly training

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive plant hopper, was discovered in Berks County in 2014.

Native to China, India and Vietnam the spotted lanternfly has the potential to greatly impact the stone fruit, grape, hops and logging industries.

Damage to blueberries, basil, cucumbers and horseradish has been seen.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is offering a training class from 9-11 a.m. on Oct. 29 at the Penn State Extension Lehigh County office, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Fall craft

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Bethany Wesleyan

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Dr., Cherryville, will be holding its fabulous fall fest craft show 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

All proceeds benefit Through These Hands, which is a non-profit organization that acquires and distributes medical and non-medical supplies primarily, but not limited to developing countries through other non-profit organizations.

For more information or to donate to Through These Hands, contact Dorene at 610-428-2786 or email her at

Craftfest on

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Women’s guild

The Women’s Guild of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield will hold its annual Craftfest from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Parish Center, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield.

Craftfest is fun for the whole family.

It features beautiful crafts and creatively themed gift baskets.

Other items for purchase that weekend are a tempting display of baked goods and homemade candies.

The Unique Boutique will have a variety of vendor displays offering gift ideas from jewelry to food items.

Open house on Oct. 30

Sunday, October 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The public is invited to an open house at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home 1-4 p.m. Oct. 30 at 560 East Third St., Erie.

Soldiers and Sailors is one of six veterans homes operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

The PSSH provides residents with essential equipment and furnishings, complete on-site medical and pharmacy services, physical, speech and occupational therapy, and 24-hour nursing care.