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Celebrating suffrage

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


The Liberty Bell Museum, 622 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, will open its 2020 winter exhibit, “Our Rights and Nothing Else,” on Feb. 20.

The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.

The opening will feature Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, who will speak to the impact this movement has had on the decades since women’s voting was approved and ratified by legislators.

License classes being offered

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

Amateur radio

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC amateur radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.

Learn about amateur radio for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other “hams” potentially anywhere in the world.

Turf conference

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is presenting a Turf and Ornamental conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Kutztown Grange Hall, S. Kemp Street and James Alley, Kutztown.

The conference will offer information about the latest research and management in the green industry as well as Pennsylvania Pesticide-Certification credits, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association PCH credits and ISA certified arborist credits.

This daylong green industry event will include six presentations and breakout sessions.

Veterans’ aid hours offered

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, is offering veterans’ assistance hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to discuss benefits and services.

“Call now to schedule an appointment to speak face to face with the specialist,” Mackenzie said.

Appointments to talk with an outreach specialist are offered the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mackenzie’s district office at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie.


Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Liz Heinzel-Nelson, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit mission organization “Villages in Partnership” will be guest preacher for the 8 a.m. communion, the 8:45 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. alternative, and at the 10:15 a.m. traditional services Feb. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

All are invited to come and be inspired by her faithful example to answer God’s call to serve in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries.

Game night

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

Cabin Fever Family Game Night will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Feb.7 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville.

Join them for a night of fun and fellowship for all ages.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the Local Shared Outreach Group.

For more information, call 610-756-6210.

Diabetes class

Wednesday, January 22, 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.

Driver program

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering noncredit classes in its young driver program for the public.

All sessions take place at the college’s main campus.

The young driver program is a comprehensive training experience for students in the process of getting their driver’s license or for the recently licensed driver who is interested in additional education and training.

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.