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Applications

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

REBATES

Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2019.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30.

It’s free to apply for a rebate, and the department reminds applicants that free assistance is available at hundreds of locations across the state, including Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices.

Run/walk set

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer foundation

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley will be holding its Ready, Set, GOLD Run/Walk which features an 8k run, a 5k walk, and a kids’ fun run/obstacle course April 18 at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay.

The Coplay Pavilion (at Front and Keefer Streets) will be the hub of all the activity and is the site of registration and check-in.

This fun event also features raffles, music, food and special guests.

Registration opens at 7 a.m., with the opening ceremony beginning at 8 a.m.

Directory now available

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

CAMPING

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory.

This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 222 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania.

Campers of all stripes will find the directory is a must to help them discover their outdoor moments.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color-coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

African violet workshop

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Master Gardeners is offering a workshop about the African violet, one of the most common house plants, 10 a.m.-noon March 14 at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua.

African violets are readily available with a variety of leaf and flower colors and patterns, learn about soil, light and fertilizer requirements, common issues, and propagation techniques.

With registration, each participant will be given a Penn State Extension pot mug, a pot, soil and an African violet to take home.

Directory now available

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

CAMPING

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2020 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory.

This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 222 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania.

Campers of all stripes will find the directory is a must to help them discover their outdoor moments.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color-coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

Adoption info offered Feb. 13

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Diakon

A free information session on adoption and child foster care is being offered 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, in Old Main on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton.

Anyone interested in attending the session is asked to call 1-888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.

Diakon Adoption and Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth.

Nominations being accepted

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

SENIORS

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.

Programs offered

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

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

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances.

Feb. 15: Robin and Jim

Feb. 19 and 29: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances are offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Per person admission fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.

Peggy Sue will lead a beginning swing dance class 12:45-1:45 p.m. until Feb. 27.

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV PRESS

The Lehigh Valley Press, its sister daily paper, the TIMES NEWS Lehighton, and Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

Books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition will be accepted at our offices through April 9.

No dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines will be accepted.