Community Events

Community Events

Date Event Description Time / Location
11/85/22

2014 Freddy Award Season

The 2014 FREDDY© Award season has begun! Don’t miss the area’s best high schools performing your favorite shows! 

The State Theatre in Easton hosts the FREDDY© Awards program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in high schools of Lehigh & Northampton counties and Warren County, NJ. The 2014 ceremony will be broadcast live on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com on Thursday, May 22nd at 7 PM.

For a list of participating schools, dates and show times, visit www.freddyawards.org.

INFO Various, at Various
2/105/31

Williams Center for the Arts Events

Looking to expand your exposure to the creative arts? Then visit Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts!! With dozens of musical, dance and theatrical performances and art exhibits, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

For a complete listing of events and exhibits, visit williamscenter.lafayette.edu.

INFO Various, at Lafayette College in Easton, PA
3/144/22

Fish Bake

Come to the Knights of Columbus Fish Bakes on March 14 & 28 and April 4 & 22 from 4-7pm at Holy Family Club in Nazareth. It’s the best all you can eat fish bake in the Valley! Adults are $10 and children, ages 6-12, are $5. Children ages 5 and under are free.

INFO 4-7pm, at Holy Family Club in Nazareth, PA
3/175/31

Veterans Resource - MakeTheConnection.net

When men and women in the US armed forces leave military service, they bring in valuable strength and skills. Yet some Veterans encounter reintegration obstacles when transitioning to civilian life. They may face tough times immediately or even years later. You can help the US Department of Veterans Affairs let all Veterans and their loved one know about resources that can get them ready for the challenge. Help spread the word about available services for Veterans – and make sure all Veterans and their loved ones know your community and VA stand by them.

Spread the word about MakeTheConnection.net, an online resource that links Veterans to VA and community-based support, reliable information about mental health and resilience, and effective local treatment options.

INFO N/A, at Online
3/195/29

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Help Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year Candidate Terry Brady Hind as she raises money to help fund research for breakthrough cancer treatments!

What can you do to help? Visit http://www.mwoy.org/pages/epa/lehigh14/tbradyhind and make a 100% tax deductible donation or send in by mail (don’t forget your company’s matching gift programs as well); you can sponsor Terry and LLS at the Grand Finale Gala on May 29 at Woodstone Country Club and receive special sponsor benefits including advertising and tickets (corporate sponsorships range from $2,500 to $20,000. Ask Terry for the corporate form and additional details); purchase an ad in the program for the Grand Finale; or donate an auction item which will be used in the Grand Finale’s silent auction, where the high bid amount will count towards her total.

All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID# 13-5644916). Please make checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and mail directly to the Society at 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 180, Bethlehem, PA 18017. If writing a check, please note Terry’s name in the memo section so that it gets credited to her specific campaign. Thank you!

INFO Various, at Various
3/214/18

Fish Dinner

The Diamond Fire Company will be hosting a Fish Dinner every first Friday of the month (and every Friday during Lent) at the Diamond Fire Company Social Hall at 110 Main Street in Walnutport, PA from 4-7pm.

INFO 4-7pm, at Diamond Fire Company Social Hall in Walnutport, PA
3/245/31

Because of You, There Is St. Jude

“Your child has cancer” – four words no parents wants to hear. Unfortunately, it’s still a reality for too many families. Because of you, St. Jude has the best survival rates for some of the most difficult childhood cancers and families never pay St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for anything. They never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, because the only thing a family should worry about is helping their child live. Because of you, there is St. Jude. Visit StJude.org to see all the research and patient care you make possible.

INFO N/A, at Online
3/245/31

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at everything we thought we knew about landing a great job. For instance, what if phenomenal careers start at the middle school science fair, instead of at the job fair. If being the captain of the robotics team means just as much on a college application as being captain of the football team. And if knowing the quadratic formula is every bit as important as knowing the right people. Well, the fact is that the jobs of the future will be heavily geared toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In other words, the future is STEM. More opportunities. Better pay.

And the road into these great jobs starts as early as middle school. So if you’re a student, talk to your school counselor about STEM. If you’re a parents, talk to your kids. Because the hob you’ll get in the future may very well depend on what you do today.

A Public Service Announcement from America’s Navy. For more information, contact Michelle Lee at michelle.lee2@navy.mil or 901-874-9391.

INFO N/A, at N/A
3/244/25

Homemade Pastie Sale

Central Pocono Ambulance is hosting a homemade pastie sale to raise funds for their nonprofit organization. Orders can be placed now through April 25, and can be picked up April 29 at 4pm at the Central Pocono Ambulance building in Tannersville, PA. Pastie choices include beef, beef with onion, broccoli with cheese and broccoli with cheese and onion. Price is $5 each.

To order or for more info, call 570-629-2620.

INFO N/A, at Central Pocono Ambulance in Tannersville, PA
3/246/1

The International Student Exchange

The International Student Exchange, a non-profit and Department of State approved program, is seeking caring families in our area to host high-school-age (15-18) international students. Each student will be staying for 5-12 months, and has medical insurance and spending money. "Adoptive" families will provide a loving home with care and guidence, three meals a day and a bed. Anyone with a heart for kids can apply to be a part of this amazing opportunity. Apply before Sunday, June 1, at 1-844-556-6688 or visit their website at www.ISEUSA.com.

INFO N/A, at Online
4/14/30

Capital Blue April Events

Walking Works April 1-30 from 10am-5pm. Come out for the day and enjoy spring by joining the walking program based on fun, gradual, and smart progression for your daily routine.

Easter Bunny April 4 from 10:30am–4pm. The Easter Bunny arrives in the Town Square at 11am. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be inside the Gazebo. Join in for some kid-friendly arts and crafts while you wait.

Yoga April 8 and 22 from 6pm–7pm. Yoga is a terrific way to help achieve physical and mental wellness. Join in for a Zen class that will help you build your strength, flexibility, and focus. Yoga mats are provided. Please wear athletic attire.

Easter Egg Hunt April 12 from 1pm-3pm. Come out for a very special hunt for kids of all ages. There will be kid-friendly crafts, healthy snacks, and a whole lot of family fun.

15 Dimensions of Wellness April 15 from 12pm-5pm. Wellness isn’t only about being healthy; it is also about healthy friendships, reading a good book, volunteering, and prevention. Their workshop focuses on preventing illness and prolonging life rather than merely treating your illnesses.

Paws on the Promenade April 26 from 12pm–4pm. Local shelters and pet vendors will be on-site throughout the Promenade. Come out with the family and enjoy kid-friendly crafts, healthy snacks, and wellness demonstrations on the importance of movement in daily living. 

For a complete listing of events, call 855-505-2583, or visit www.captialbluestore.com. Space is limited, so please register!

INFO Various, at The Promenade Shops in Center Valley, PA
4/34/27

April Events

For further information, call 570-828-2319, visit www.peec.org or email peec@peec.org. Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

Nuno Felting & Knitting. April 3-6. $255 / $205 Commuter Rate Join Patti Shreiner for a relaxing weekend in the Poconos. Guest instructor Bette Rycroft of NC will teach Nuno felting (kits available for $25) and/or knit an embellished headband with Patti. Supply list will be provided. Includes lodging and meals! Optional: Friday – Sunday stay is $205/$155 commuter.

Women’s Weekend. April 4-6. $195. Enjoy a relaxing weekend that includes a nature hike, canoeing, yoga, campfire, astronomy, and more. This wonderful new program includes a night in a comfortable yurt and six delicious meals. Register early!

Spring Waterfalls. Saturday, April 5 & April 19. 1-3pm. $12. Join us as we travel to some truly magnificent waterfalls. Dress in warm layers, wear sturdy footwear, and bring a camera! Call to reserve a seat in the van.

Volunteer Day: Spring Cleaning. Sunday, April 6. 9am-12pm. Help us clean up after winter and prepare for the spring. Many projects – all ages welcome. Snacks provided.

Sunday for Singles: Off Campus Hike. Sunday, April 6. 1-3pm. $5. Enjoy a guided hike on a park trail. Explore nature and meet some new people. Call to reserve a seat in the van.

Ecozone Discovery Room! Sunday, April 6. 1-4pm. $2 per person. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment. No registration required.

Salamanders, Frogs and More! Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 27. 1-3pm. $5 per person. Join us as we explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. We’ll provide nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy or wet.

Spring Peeper Search. Saturday, April 12. 8-9pm. $5 per person. Listen to the impressive choir made by these vocal amphibians as we carefully catch, study, and release them. Bring a flashlight for better searching!

Earth Day Festival. Sunday, April 13.10am-4pm. $5 per car. There will be hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, animals, crafts, food, music, and much more! Pre-registration is NOT required.

Introduction to Fly Fishing. Sunday, April 27. 9am-12pm. $15. Learn the basics of fly fishing. Practice knot tying and casting.

INFO Various, at Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA
4/55/17

American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes

The YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity will be offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Recertification classes at YMCA in Easton, PA. The classes will be held on Saturdays, starting April 5 through May 17, from 1-5:30pm. Recertification classes will be held at the same time on May 10 and May 17. The cost of the certification is $185 for YMCA members and $250 for nonmembers; the recertification classes are $70 for YMCA members and $110 for nonmembers. You must be 15 or older, and have had at least 3 years of swimming experience. The YMCA is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For more information and to register visit, www.greatervalleyymca.org/easton

 

INFO 1-530pm, at YMCA in Easton, PA
4/19

3.21 Run for Down Syndrome

Come out and participate in the 3.21 Run for Down Syndrome held on Saturday, April 19 at 9am. The walk will be at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, and registration will open at 8am. This year instead of walking the regular 5k, they will be running 3.21 miles to represent the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome. For more information on the event visit the website, http://www.epdsc.net/special-events/3-21-run-for-down-syndrome.

INFO 9am, at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA
4/22

Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement

St. Luke’s University Health Network will present the Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement, on Tuesday, April 22, from 6-7 pm. It will be held in lecture room 1 of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Education Center, at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem. Dr. William De Long, Chief of Orthopedics at St. Luke’s, will discuss the approach to hip replacement.  For more information or to register, call 1-866-ST-LUKES.    

INFO 6-7pm, at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA
4/22

UCP Life Without Limits 5k

United Cerebral Palsy Life Without Limits 5K is Tuesday, April 22 at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Registration is at 4:30pm, warm up is at 6:15pm and the start is at 7pm. After parties are at Jack’s Firehouse & Urban Saloon starting at 8:00pm. Registration is $40.00. Sign up as a runner, walker, stroller, or start a team!

United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity supports thousands of children and adults living with disabilities in the Delaware Valley every year, but unfortunately, there are many more who need help. This is why your support of the Life Without Limits 5K is so essential. Engage your friends, family, and colleagues in helping them continue their work for the community.

Fundraising provides UCP with the means to help parents fight for their child’s right to quality education; advise families on making modifications to their home or vehicles; offer music, art, sports, and other activities to teens and adults with disabilities; and support families caring for a loved one with a disability in their home.

UCP is offering fundraising incentives especially for the UCP Life Without Limits 5K. Rewards include: BPA-free cup with straw and lid ($100 level), visor ($250 level), beach tote bag ($500 level), and beach towel ($750 level). Participants raising $1,000 or more will receive all the items! Team captains will receive a collapsible chair if their team members raise over $500 as a special thank you!

For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.ucpphila.org/events/5k/ or contact Pam Henshall at pr@ucpphila.org or 215-242-4200.

INFO 7pm, at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA
4/238/7

2014 Warrior Sport Camps

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Warrior Sport Camps, held at East Stroudsburg University. For more information contact Sarah Goodrich at 570-422-3061, or visit their website at www.esu.edu\camps.

INFO Visit the website for dates and times., at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA
4/234/26

Spring Youth Fest

Have some fun at the Spring Youth Fest on Wednesday, April 23 - Saturday, April 26 at the Mountainville Memorial Park in Allentown, PA. Enjoy food, games and rides from 6-10pm on Wednesday-Friday and from 4-10pm on Saturday. On Wednesday and Thursday, take advantage of the ride special: between 6-9:30pm, pay just $18 per person per night for unlimited rides! On Thursday at 6pm, try your luck during Cash Bingo in the main building!

Come to this event for fun the whole family can enjoy! Proceeds benefit the Mountainville Memorial Youth.

INFO W-F 6-10pm & Sat 4-10pm, at Mountainville Memorial Park in Allentown, PA
4/23

Suffering from Unresolved Lower Back Pain

St. Luke’s Orthopedic Specialists will be discussing the Suffering from Unresolved Lower Back Pain on Wednesday, April 23, at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus in Allentown from 6-7pm. It will be held in the Dimmig Education Center, in rooms A&B. It is a free event, but registration is required. To register, call 1-866-ST-LUKES.

INFO 6-7pm, at St. Luke’s Allentown Campus in Allentown, PA
4/25

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit Transition Academy Day

Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts the 8th annual Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit Transition Academy Day on Friday, April 25, at LCCC Main Campus in Schnecksville from 8am-1:30pm. The Transition Academy Day is an event that provides information about effectively transitioning from high school to post-secondary education at a two-year or four-year college or university to students with disabilities in Lehigh and Carbon counties. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell by email, mmitchell@lcc.edu, or by phone at 610-799-1156.

INFO 8am-1:30pm, at LCCC Main Campus in Schnecksville, PA
4/26

Healthy Kids Day

Don’t miss the Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26 at the Bethlehem, Easton, Nazareth, Slate Belt and Suburban North YMCAs. This is a free community event for kids and families. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, is the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy snacks, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

The events will take place at the following branches of the Greater Valley YMCA. Each branch will also be giving away free shirts to the first children to attend the event. Contact your local YMCA for more details about their plans for Healthy Kids Day or visit www.greatervalleyymca.org.

Nazareth YMCA from 10am-2pm. Family Swim from 2-4pm. There will be snacks, crafts, class demonstrations, child IDs, liquid nitrogen demonstrations, and face painting. For more info, call (610) 759-3440.

Suburban North YMCA from 9am-1pm. There will be a bike rodeo with the Catasauqua Police Department, fingerprinting and child IDs, a planting station, and class demonstrations. For more info, call (610) 264-5221.

Slate Belt YMCA from 1-4pm at Weona Park in Pen Argyl. There will be carousel rides, frozen yogurt, a planting station, child IDs, face painting, obstacle courses, moon bounce, and a coloring contest. For more info, call (610) 759-3440.

YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg, and Vicinity from 12-4pm. Free Swim from 12-4pm. Come out and meet Easton mayor Sal Panto, demonstrations by the Easton Fire Department, child IDs, a visit with Accu-Care Chirporatic Center, class demonstrations, snacks, crafts, face painting, and a visit from our station. For more info, call (610) 258-6158.

Bethlehem YMCA from 12-4pm. Free Swim from 12-4pm. There will be child IDs, drills with the DeSales Men’s Basketball Team, Healthy Eating Table by Rodale, face painting, class demonstrations, the Iron Pigs mascot Ferrous will be on hand as well as a visit from the Bethlehem Fire Department. For more info, call (610) 867-7588.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is supported by doctors of St. Luke's Physicians Group, and also supported b national media partners Sprout and Lazy Town, who are committed to encouraging kids to lead a healthy lifestyle.

INFO Various, at Branches of the Greater Valley YMCA
4/26

Hellertown’s Model A Ford Day

Hellertown’s Model A Ford Day will be on Saturday, April 26 at the Grist Mill Park in Helletown from 9am-3pm. There will be free food and entertainment to the public. It is hosted by the Hellertown Historical Society & Lehigh Valley Model A Ford Club. All Model A of Fords are welcome, and there is no registration fee. If you’re interested in bringing your ford, contact Nelson Chegez, at 610-867-4395 or nsc0646@verizon.net.

INFO 9am-3pm, at Grist Mill Park in Helletown, PA
4/26

1st Annual Paul Walker Car Show Charity Fundraiser

Calling all Paul Walker fans and car enthusiasts! Come to the 1st Annual Paul Walker Car Show Charity Fundraiser for Reach Out Worldwide at America On Wheels in Allentown on April 26th from 10am-4pm! Enjoy food, live music and an import vs. domestic car competition! Competition registration is $15, which includes a food voucher for Franky's Fantastic Foods. Spectators are $10, and include a raffle ticket for a prize giveaway. Children under 10 are free.

All proceeds will go to Reach Out Worldwide and will be doubled by the Olympus Corporation of the America's Double Your Bucks Charity program with help of OAI Employee Volunteers. Reach Out World Wide was founded by late actor and car enthusiast Paul Walker. The organization is a network of professionals with first responder skill sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts.

For more info or to register, visit http://dynamicsounds.wix.com/carshow.

INFO 10am-4pm, at America On Wheels in Allentown, PA
4/26

2nd Annual KidsPeace Family Fun Mud Run

Want to join a fun run and get muddy along the way? The 2nd KidsPeace Family Fun Mud Run will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield. This fun, family friendly event is a great opportunity to get some exercise, have some fun and get muddy for a good cause. Participants of all ages and abilities follow a 3.1-mile scenic trail and traverse through 10 obstacles (including a sand pit crawl, a cargo net climb, a tunnel crawl, a slip ‘n slide and a mud pit)! Youth under the age of 12 can choose a 1-Mile Run/Walk or the 5k. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult during the 5k run/walk. Children ages 4-6 can participate in a FREE 100-yard dash. For more information, visit www.kidspeace.org/mudrun.

INFO 11am, at KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield, PA
4/27

9th Annual Basket Bingo

9th Annual Basket Bingo hosted by the Sellersville Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Held at the Sellersville Fire House at 2 N Main St. in Sellersville. Doors open at 11:30 and bingo begins at 1pm. Ticket includes 24 bingo games & lunch. Extras include raffles, 50/50, grand prize game, Chinese auction, and bingo ball pull tabs. Prizes are Longaberger items all filled to the top including one signed by Dave and Bonnie Longaberger.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door if still available. All entering hall (including children) must have a ticket due to limited seating. Tickets are non-refundable. This event has sold out the last 5 years so please get your tickets early. To order, please email sfdbasketbingo@yahoo.com or leave a message at 215-257-4028 EXT 58. Please use email for quicker response.

INFO 1pm, at Sellersville Fire House in Sellersville, PA
4/27

2nd Annual Tricky Tray

Come out to the 2nd Annual Tricky Tray for the Sunshine Foundation on Sunday, April 27 at VFW Hall in East Stroudsburg, PA. Doors will open at 1pm and drawings begin at 3pm. There will be food, prizes, and drinks available, with free admission. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/TrickyTrayForTheSunshineFoundation.

INFO 1pm, at VFW Hall in East Stroudsburg, PA
4/27

Sunday Dinner with Sarah Ayers, James Supra & Friends

Enjoy Sunday dinner with Sarah Ayers, James Supra and Friends on April 27, 2014 at The Knights of Columbus Hall on 15th and Greenleaf Streets in Allentown, PA from 4pm-6pm. During Happy Hour, enjoy a Clover Hill wine tasting, $1.50 Yuengeling’s, and $.50 off all drinks. The buffet dinner includes Chicken Picatta, braised beef tips, broiled Tilapia, garlic mashed potatoes, Green Beans Almandine, glazed carrots, tossed fresh greens, fresh baked breads and dessert. Hurry, seating is limited to 60 guests! Cost is $35 per person. The evening will also include a raffle benefitting the Allentown Blues Rugby Football Club.

For tickets, stop by Seward’s Steak Shop at 202 S 17th Street in Allentown or Amy’s Sweets & Treats at 1727 West Liberty Street in Allentown. You can also e-mail Dan with your name and number of guests at Bennyinthescrum@aol.com.

INFO 4pm-6pm, at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Allentown, PA
4/29

Stroke Awareness

Do you know what to do if someone has a stroke? Sacred Heart Hospital and Moss Rehab are offering a Stroke Awareness event on Tuesday, April 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown from 2-4pm. You will learn the stroke risk factors, symptoms and what to do if a stroke occurs. The event is free and there will be refreshments provided. For more info and to register, call 610-776-4690.

INFO 2-4pm, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA
5/1

Champagne and Chocolate Event

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is holding a Champagne and Chocolate event on Thursday, May 1, at America on Wheels in Allentown from 6-8:30pm. Enjoy their beverages, snacks, and their silent auction as you support domestic violence victims here in the Lehigh Valley. The price is $50 with a $3.75 processing fee. For more information and to register visit http://www.turningpointlv.org/registration-is-now-open-for-champagne-chocolate-2014-is-now-open/.

INFO 6-8:30pm, at America on Wheels in Allentown, PA
5/25/3

Relay For Life of East Penn

Come to the Relay For Life of East Penn on May 2-3 2014 from 4pm to 4pm at Macungie Memorial Park in Macungie, PA. Celebrate survivors with this fundraiser and awareness activity for the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Courtney Totten at 610-921-2329 or courtney.totten@cancer.org.

INFO 4pm-4pm, at Macungie Memorial Park
5/3

Trek The Two Rivers

"Trek the Two Rivers" for Bladder Cancer is happening on May 3, 2014, National Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, in Downtown Easton, PA. Registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 9:45am. This event is to raise awareness and to advance bladder cancer research and education on behalf of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), the first national non-profit advocacy organization for bladder cancer. For more information contact Marge Coffin at 484-695-0731 or LVCPAchapter@bcan.org. To make a donation or to register to walk, visit www.trektherivers.org.

INFO 9am, at Downtown Easton, PA
5/3

Parkland Community Resource Fair

Come out to the Parkland Community Resource Fair on Saturday, May 3 at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown from 11am-2pm. The Parkland Community Resource Fair will have several community agencies in attendance to share their mission with community members. In addition to the wide variety of information available, there will also be children’s events, refreshments, and door prizes!

INFO 11am-2pm, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, PA
5/3

The Parkland Community Resource Fair

The Parkland Community Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Asbury United Methodist Chuch in Allentown, from 11-2pm. There will be several community agencies to share their mission with community members. In addition to the wide variety of information available, there will also be children’s events, refreshments, and door prizes!

INFO 11-2pm, at Asbury United Methodist Chuch in Allentown, PA
5/45/31

May Events

For further information, call 570-828-2319, visit www.peec.org or email peec@peec.org. Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

Warbler Weekend. May 9-11. $205/$155 commuter. Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a wonderful weekend with the birds.  Enjoy guided hikes that teach how to identify birds by sight, sound and habitat.  Includes two nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Spring Photography Weekend. May 9-11. $260/$210 commuter. Professional Fine Art Photographer and Educator, for a fun filled weekend dedicated to understanding and developing the skills necessary for creating visually stunning images. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about visual design, composition, and exposure. A tripod is recommended but not required.  Includes lodging and meals.

Family Fishing. May 10. 930am-1130am. $10 children/$5 adults. Learn the basics of fishing and then try your luck on their ponds.  They will be providing equipment. No fishing licenses required.  Spaces are limited, register early.

Go Native! Gardening Weekend. May 17-18. $150. Join for a weekend of fun and fascinating workshops. Learn low-cost, low stress, highly effective ways to create a pollinator habitat in your existing yard, planters and window boxes. Includes lodging, meals and programming by Penn State Master Gardener Volunteers.

Bird Photography 101. May 31. 10am-12pm. $15. Join Bob Shank, wildlife photographer, for an in depth look at attracting and photographing birds.  Learn how to use a blind, create perches, and choose the right camera gear.  Call for details.

INFO Various, at Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA
5/4

The 10th and Final Nicholas Caldarelli 5K Walk/Run

The 10th and Final Nicholas Caldarelli 5K Walk/Run will be held on Sunday, May 4 at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown at 9am. Registration opens from 8-8:30am. If you register now its $25, or its $35 the day of the race. Proceeds benefit ACCHS Scholarship recipents under the name of the Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial Scholarship Form. For more info contact Randy Haring, at 610-437-4601 or email 5kwalk@nickcaldarellimemorialfund.org.

INFO 9am, at Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA
5/4

The Emmaus 2-Point Club Bingo

The Emmaus 2-Point Club is hosting a day of Bingo on Sunday, May 4 at the Macungie Park in Macungie. Doors will open at 12pm, and the game will begin at 1pm. Prizes include Vera Bradley and Coach, along with many more. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, but at the door they'll be $25. All proceeds go towards supporting the Emmaus High School Girls Basketball Program. For more info, call Jane at 484-347-7076.

INFO 1pm, at Macungie Park in Macungie, PA
5/75/10

Hanover Days

Come out and enjoy some fun at Hanover Days on Wednesday, May 7 – Saturday, May 10 at the Hanover Township Municipal Complex in Bethlehem. There will be games, food, raffles, and rides from 6-930pm on Wednesday-Thursday, 6-10pm on Friday, and 4-10pm on Saturday. On Wednesday and Thursday, take advantage of the ride to ride special, and pay just $20 per person for unlimited rides! There will be a different band performing each night. On Friday from 7pm-8:30pm, you can try your luck during Cash Bingo. Proceeds benefit the Hanover Township Special Events. For more information call, 610-317-8701.

INFO W-T 6-9:30pm & F 6-10pm & S 4-10pm, at Hanover Township Municipal Complex in Bethlehem, PA
5/95/10

Native Plant Sale

The Brodhead Watershed Association Sponsors the Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10 at the Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville from 10am-3pm. They’re also having a Members Only Presale on Friday, May 9 from 6:30-8:30pm. Two special pre-sale programs will focus on identifying invasive plants and the best plants for replacement. BWA members and the public are cordially invited to participate in both. To register for either program, call 570-839-1120 or email info@brodheadwatershed.org. More information regarding the special workshops, plus lists of the native plant species available at this year’s sale, can be found at www.brodheadwatershed.org/nativeplantsale.html Go join them and go native with native plants!

INFO Vary, at Monroe Campus of Northampton Community College in Tannersville, PA
5/9

"Cruise the Roaring 20s Aboard the LifeLine" Fundraiser

Join Miller Keystone Blood Center for their 20th annual signature fundraiser, as they "Cruise to the Roaring 20s"!  Passengers will travel back in time to an era known for its music, art and fashion, where they will experience some of the area's top restaurants and caterers, entertainment and theme music, exciting auctions and our very popular "casino deck."

For more information, visit www.GIVEaPINT.org or contact Sandra Thomas, Director of Development at 610-691-5850 or sthomas@hcsc.org.

INFO 6pm-10pm, at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem
5/10

Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northwest All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Come out to the Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northwest All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, May 10 at Applebees in Bethlehem from 8-10am. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and community at a time. Benefits go to Dieruff High School Key Club, and many other Kiwanis Children’s Projects. Adults are $7 and children 12 and under are $5.

INFO 8-10am, at Applebees in Bethlehem, PA
5/10

Spring Fling Vendor, Craft Fair and Yard Sale

The Spring Fling Vendor, Craft Fair and Yard Sale to honoring Cancer Awareness Month will occur May 10th from 10am-3pm at Wesley Church at 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem, PA. A silent auction will also be held with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Research Institute. There will be so much to do: enjoy live music provided by DJ Dominion, shop the bake sale, create in the kids’ craft corner and pet the mini pony from Horse 4 Hope, plus over 50 tables to shop from!

INFO 10am-3pm, at Wesley Church in Bethlehem, PA
5/11

Easton Firefighter 5k Race & Fun Walk

The Easton Firefighter 5K Race & Fun Walk will take place on Sunday, May 11th at 9am at the Amphitheater at Riverside Park on Larry Holmes Drive near the intersection of Spring Garden Street. The money raised in this event will be used to purchase warm coats for kids in need! To register online, visit https://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=26145. Registration forms are also available by clicking on the "Photos" link of their Facebook page or at any of the Easton Fire Department firehouses. Donations can also be made at https://donate.operationwarm.org/page/contribute/easton.

INFO 9am, at Amphitheater at Riverside Park in Easton, PA
5/11

Monarch 5k Press Run & Walk

Don’t miss the Monarch 5k Press Release Run and Walk in memory of Mason Koch on Sunday, May 11 at Easton High School in Easton at 10am. A kid race is being held at 9am.  Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall winners. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Dream Come True of the Lehigh Valley in memory of Mason. Dream Come True mission is to promote and enrich the lives of children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill and these dreams are made possible through events like the Monarch 5k. For more information and to register, visit http://www.eastonsd.org/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=1166&ModuleId=73 or contact Kelly Koch or Kristin Schummer at 610-250-2481.

INFO 10am, at Easton High School in Easton, PA
5/13

2014 Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot

Sacred Heart Hospital is hosting the 2014 Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot on Tuesday, May 13 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays at 2750 Limestone St in Coplay, PA. No experience is necessary to join in this exciting, fun-filled day of camaraderie and friendly competition while supporting this great hospital in center-city Allentown. Start the morning with breakfast, training and shooting 100 rounds of clays, then enjoy lunch, prizes and awards!

Event sponsorships are available. Please visit SHH.org for more info.

INFO 8am, at Lehigh Vallye Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA
5/145/17

Christ Lutheran Church Family Festival

Come out and enjoy the Christ Lutheran Church Family Festival on Wednesday, May 14 – Saturday, May 17 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Hellertown. There will be food bake sales, raffles, games, and rides from 6-10pm on Wednesday-Friday, and from 5-10pm on Saturday. On Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9:30pm, take advantage of the ride to ride special, and pay just $18 per person for unlimited rides! Every night they will be having a different band performing. On Saturday they’re switching it up with Karaoke with Kurt Rank. Proceeds benefit the Caregiving Ministry and the 201 Fick Youth Gathering in Detroit & Hellertown Area Ministries. For more info call, 610-838-7397.

INFO WTF 6-10pm S 5-10pm, at Christ Lutheran Church in Hellertown, PA
5/17

3rd Annual Rock N' Run 4 Kids

The Salvation Army Children’s Services’ 3rd Annual Rock N’ Run 4 kids will be held at Coca-Cola Park on May 17. This is an event for all ages and all experience levels! Awards include $100 Cash Prize for 1st overall male and female runners, and Master’s Category Medals will be awarded to the 1st-3rd winners in each age division. Children 12 years and younger can participate in the Fun Run. Parents should accompany and monitor children that are too young to run by themselves.

There will be family fun and live entertainment, including performances from local musician Craig Thatcher. Water stations are supplied along the course and ‘Ball Park’ theme refreshments are provided. 

Volunteers are encouraged and The Rock N’ Run Committee welcomes everyone who wishes to help! Whether you have time throughout the year to help with the event planning stages or weekend availability come race day weekend, please consider volunteering to help make their events safe and successful for all our Rock N’ Run participants. For further questions, please refer to our website www.rocknrun4kids.com.

Come support The Salvation Army Children’s Services and bring your family to enjoy a fun filled morning!

INFO 9am, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA
5/175/18

The Relay for Life Of Phillipsburg

Come out and participate in The Relay for Life Of Phillipsburg held on Saturday, May 17-18 at Phillpsburg High School in Phillipsburg, beginning at 12pm. These Relayers raise money for the American Cancer Society for cancer research and programs to aid cancer patients and their families. Join together and celebrate with a special survivor dinner, and special laps in honor of survivors and their caregivers. To register, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14EA?pg=entry&fr_id=57195.

INFO 12pm-6am, at Phillpsburg High School in Phillipsburg, PA
5/24

The Heroes Tournament

The Heroes Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 24 at the Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township at 8am. There are two tee times—one at 8am and another at 2pm. The entry fee is $130 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, meals, beverages and prizes. Today, the Heroes Tournament supports both the Sean M. Morris Benefit and the Barry L. Bush Memorial. To honor “heroes of all shapes and sizes,” the tournament’s beneficiaries include graduating seniors from local high schools, the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, the American Cancer Society and Camp Ronald, a camp for kids with cancer held each August in the Poconos. The Heroes Tournament has raised more than $350,000 for children with cancer and college scholarships for high school seniors planning to pursue careers in law enforcement or criminal justice. Come show your support and try your luck in the Tournament!

INFO 8am, at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem Township, PA
5/25

Sons of Veterans Memorial Service

Don’t miss the Sons of Veterans Memorial Service on Sunday, May 25 at Horner’s Cemetery in Northampton at 2pm. They’ll be having a free tour and stories of the 1728 resting place of the "Founders of the Lehigh Valley." Bring your family, and enjoy a day full of history.

INFO 2pm, at Horner’s Cemetery in Northampton, PA
5/31

LVOC Business Meet & Greet

Come out to the LVOC Business Meet & Greet on Saturday, May 31 at the Emmaus Community Park in Emmaus from 8am-2pm. They are hosting a silent auction event to raise funds for LVOC to continue the filing of the 501c3. This 501c3 will help to educate, inform, and train folks about 2A and the right to keep and bear arms in PA and nationally.  For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1408384122761876/.

INFO 8am-2pm, at Emmaus Community Park in Emmaus, PA
6/36/4

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Come out to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, June 3rd and Wednesday, June 4th at the State Theatre in Easton at 7pm. In conjunction with the two productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, they will be collecting “Books for Belle” with the donated books staying in the local community at the Easton Area Public Library. Patrons can bring books to the State Theatre Box Office and receive a five dollar discount off the ticket price. The discount is good for up to four tickets and is limited to one per household. The show is sponsored by the Brown Daub-Dealerships, 100.7 WLEV, and is part of The Family Series sponsored by Capital BlueCross. Tickets are $50-55 and can be purchased online at www.statetheatre.org, or call 610-252-3132.

INFO 7pm, at State Theatre in Easton, PA
6/46/7

Lower Milford Fireman's Carniva

Don’t miss the Lower Milford Fireman's Carnival beginning Wednesday, June 4 to Saturday, June 7 at 1601 Limeport Pike in Limeport from 6-10pm. There will be food, games, rides, bingo, live music, raffels, and more. Wednesday and Thursday there will be discounts on the rides! Friday or Saturday night they will be having fireworks at dusk. For more info visit their website, lowermilfordfire.org.

INFO 6-10pm, at 1601 Limeport Pike in Limeport, PA
6/7

Annual Charity Golf Outing

Don’t miss out on the seventh Annual Charity Golf Outing on Saturday, June 7 at the Shepherd Hills Golf Course located on S. Krocks Road in Wescosville. This fundraising event is held to benefit their local ALS Association, a non-profit 501c3, located in Ambler, PA. The ALS Association is the only resource dedicated to fighting against Lou Gehrig’s disease and support those inflicted with this incurable, tragic illness. With your help, you can make this year’s tournament even more successful than the last one! For more information feel free to contact them over via phone at, 610-391-4701 or email sherry.hahn@bostonbeer.com.

INFO n/a, at Shepherd Hills Golf Course in Wescosville, PA
6/9

Victory House of Lehigh Valley 8th Annual Golf Charity Classic

Join the Victory House of Lehigh Valley 8th Annual Golf Charity Classic on Monday, June 9 at the Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. It is $100 for each golfer and there will be food, prizes, and awards. It is a great cause to support homeless veterans. Registration opens at 8:30am, and the shotgun start occurs at 10am. Awards will be distributed at 3pm. For more information, visit www.victoryhouselv.org.

INFO 10am, at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, PA
6/13

2014 Nazareth Jazz Festival

The 1st Annual Nazareth Jazz Festival will take place September 13, 2014 at the Nazareth Boro Park in Nazareth, PA. The Naz Jazz Festival celebrates the tradition of jazz and expands the boundaries and opportunities to experience its legacy through the creative production of performances. This event is FREE to the public. Donations, volunteers, and contributors are always welcome and needed in order to make this event a success.

If you would like to participate, become a sponsor, or obtain more information, visit www.nazjazz.com or contact Tina Smith, Nazareth/Bath Area Chamber Of Commerce, at 610-759-9188 or Alfonso Todd, Alfonso Todd And Associates/Prolifick Media, at 484-619-6541.

INFO TBA, at Nazareth Boro Park in Nazareth, PA
6/14

Flea Market and Craft Fair

Central Pocono Ambulance is hosting a Flea Market and Craft Fair on Saturday, June 14 from 9am-3pm. It will be at the Central Pocono Building in Tannersville, PA. For more information call, 570-629-2620.

INFO 9am-3pm, at Central Pocono Building in Tannersville, PA
6/20

11th Annual UCP Motor Cars under the Stars

The 11th Annual UCP Motor Cars under the Stars will be held on Friday, June 20 at the Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville at 6pm. UCP Motor Cars under the Stars showcases the artistry of vintage automobiles and motorcycles at prestigious venues around Philadelphia. Bring your family to an evening that includes cocktail reception, elaborate buffet, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and the Life Without Limits awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. For more info contact Pam Henshall at 215-248-7906, or visit http://www.ucpphila.org/motorcars/.

INFO 6pm, at Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville, PA
6/21

The 2nd Annual 5k Dash for a Difference

Join the DeSales University Physician Assistant Program on Saturday, June 21 for the 2nd Annual 5k Dash for a Difference! This fundraising 5k Run/Walk is for all ages, and includes a Fun Run for the kids. Registration opens at 7am. The 5K kicks off at 8am, and the Fun Run starts at 9:30am. Pre-registration is just $20 for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run! All proceeds will benefit the DeSales Free Clinic, a student-run, free medical clinic for the men of the Allentown Rescue Mission. For more information or to register before the event, go to www.desales.edu.

INFO 8am, at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA
7/12

Valley Moto Rally

On July 12, 2014, The Valley Moto Rally will be held at The America on Wheels Car Museum located on 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA from 12pm-6pm. This free family event will be a celebration of mechanical and technological advancements with vintage, classic, and modern automobiles and motorcycles. We will also feature industry merchants as well as area businesses and non-profit organizations. Vendors and sponsors can register online at www.valleymotorally.com.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Donations, volunteers, and contributors are always welcome and needed to make this event a success. If you would like to volunteer or obtain more information, contact Michael Watts at (484) 632 1153 or Alfonso Todd at (484) 619 6541.

INFO 12-6pm, at America on Wheels in Allentown, PA
7/137/20

2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games

Register Now!

All Police, Fire, Corrections, EMS personnel and all other first responders are invited to register now to participate in the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games to be held in York County, PA on July 13-20, 2014.

These Games are open to any Police, Fire, Corrections, EMS personnel, and all other first responders. The Games are expected to draw more than 2,000 participants from across North America to compete in more than 50 sporting events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.  To register go to www.YorkCanAmGames.com.

INFO TBD, at York County, PA
9/27

Calling all Crafters

Come out to the Calling All Crafters on Saturday, September 27 at the Bernardine May American Legion Post 457 in Philipsburg from 8am-4pm. They will have food and baked goods for sale throughout the show. Proceeds benefit the Ladies Auxiliary. For more info call, Jan Bartholomew at 484-515-9043 or Judy Garrison, 908-213-1608.

INFO 8am-4pm, at Bernardine May American Legion Post 457 in Philipsburg, PA
10/5

Inaugural Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k Run/Walk

The Inaugural Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k Run/Walk is Sunday, October 5 at 10:30am, at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Registration includes an official race beer stein, official race shirt, and for participants over the age of 21, two Yuengling Oktoberfest beers following the race. Participants can look forward to German-themed elements throughout the course. At the finish line, all finishers will receive a custom edible lebkucken (gingerbread) heart medal. A portion of the proceeds from the Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k Run/Walk will benefit ArtsQuest, an organization dedicated to providing access to artistic, cultural and educational experiences. For more information and to register visit, www.oktoberfestrace.com.

INFO 10:30am, at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA

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