PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is available in the Lehigh Valley.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.
For more information, go to uwlanc.org.
AlertPA, an emergency notification system helps provide Pennsylvanians with timely information during an urgent situation.
AlertPA is a system that helps officials quickly send emergency text and email alerts, and other important notifications, to users to assist them in making informed decisions. Individuals can register for AlertPA by going to pa.gov and clicking on Alerts & Advisories.
Users can choose the method of notification, pager, text or email, and select what type of information to receive.
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding will be hosting speaker Gershon Baskin 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Baskin will be discussing "The Man Who Saved Gilad Schalit."
Philip Roth will be discussing "Representing American Business" 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in The Banko Gallery of the Banana Factory, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem.
For information, go to ijcu.org.
Grundsau's Lodsch No.16's annual banquet will take place 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Schnecksville Fire Company Social Hall.
New members are welcome by contacting any board member or calling David Adam at 610-395-4282 or 484-547-9387.
Tickets should be requested by Feb. 17.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering noncredit courses in many different languages this semester.
Classes are at one of LCCC's campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown or an offsite location:
·Arabic I, Feb. 25.
·Chinese I, Feb. 26
·French for Travelers, March 7.
·Italian I, Feb. 18; Italian for Travelers, March 13.
·Japanese I, April 8.
·Sign Language, Feb. 20.
·Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, March 12;
For registration information, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@ mymail.lccc.edu.
Ernest W. Schleicher, 87, a resident of Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Mount Penn, Reading, died Feb. 10, 2013.
He and his wife Grace I. (Fisher) Schleicher were married 57 years in September 2012.
Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Clayton P. and Estella A. (Wehr) Schleicher.
He graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman aboard the USS Cabot in the South Pacific.
Alice E. Roberts, 76, of Kutztown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the widow of Barry Roberts.
Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late James and Carrie (Werley) Clauss.
She worked for the former Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, for 18 years and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington.
The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association's 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory is now available.
This free, four-color glossy magazine lists more than 230 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers, as well as tenters.
The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into six regions with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each region.
Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, between Macungie and Trexlertown, is having a breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Donations will be accepted.
There will also be Easter candy and baked goods for sale.
For information, call 610-398-9845.
Parkland School District Education Foundation has announced the 2013 inductees who will don the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The wall of honor, established last year, is located inside the main entrance of the high school.
Wall plaques highlight the inductee achievements and include a current photo as well as the inductee's Parkland senior picture.
The people on the wall serve as an inspiration to all students to achieve excellence and remind the entire community of Parkland's commitment to a quality educational program.