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Pip the Mouse

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


As per Liberty Bell Museum tradition, Allentown historical icon, Pip the Mouse, will ring in the New Year at noon on Dec. 31 at the Liberty Bell Museum located at historic Zion’s Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The Liberty Bell Museum will open at 11:30 a.m.

Pip the Mouse will ring the Liberty Bell Replica, and be available to pose for pictures.

At 12:30 p.m. the museum will hold its regularly scheduled performance of “Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas.”

Hiker website now offered

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Appalachian Trail Conservancy announces the launch of A.T.CAMP, a website that allows groups of six to 10 hikers to find and register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail.

This system is designed to help groups plan their hikes while avoiding overcrowding and the related natural and social impacts at camping areas.

A.T.CAMP is designed to help minimize the amount of crowding at campsites and shelters along the Appalachian Trail, which causes damage to the environment and interrupts the solitude many seek in the backcountry.

Holiday concert on Dec. 15

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform an Americans We: Tribute to Veterans holiday concert 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Special recognition honors will include local WWII veterans.

The concert will feature patriotic and holiday music.

Guests will include Daniel Rodriquez, “America’s Tenor,” Master Sgt. Michael Mergen, trumpet soloist with U.S. Marine Band, and the El Sistema Chorus of the Lehigh Valley, under the direction of Steven Paszkowski.

Events planned

Thursday, December 12, 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 December.

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 friends.

Dec. 14: King Henry Duo

Dec. 18: Blue Notes

Dec. 28: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be held 7-10 p. m. and the Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

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

Purse bingo on Dec. 8

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Kempton Youth Baseball Association is having a Coach purse bingo Dec. 8 at the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. and games begin 1 p.m.

The price of tickets include 20 regular games and entry for door prizes.

Additional cards, special games, raffles, and more available for purchase during the event.

Lunch, refreshments and baked goods will also be available.

For tickets email or call/text 814-577-8645.

Holiday bazaar on Dec. 6

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Weisenberg Elementary School, 2665 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, will present its student holiday bazaar 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6.

Get a start on holiday shopping while supporting the students of the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Shop from more than 50 student crafters.

Have a picture taken with Santa.

Snacks and drinks will be available for sale throughout the evening.

Admission is free to attend.

The Weisenberg PTO will also be hosting its holiday shoppe at the same time and date.