THURSDAY, MARCH 28
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Friends of Parkland Community Library, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, are having a German fest 6-9 p.m. April 17 at Morgan's Restaurant, 3079 Willow St., South Whitehall.
Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. Dinner will be 6:30 p.m.
Blake Morgan will be preparing two special entrees and desserts for the evening.
The price includes the entree, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and choice of non-alcoholic beverages, taxes and gratuities.
Seating is limited to 60 people.
Registration deadline is April 2.
To register, call Lorna Rabe at 610-395-4881.
Asbury United Methodist Church holds fifth annual chili cook-off.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.
Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, 7 p.m. in the Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, Lynnport.
Parkland Community Library Board, 7 p.m. in the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.
North Whitehall Township Supervisors, at 7:30 p.m.
South Whitehall Township Commissioners, 7:30 p.m.
Upper Macungie Twp. Supervisors, 7 p.m.
Allentown High School Class of 1943 will be having its 70th reunion on May 23 at Brookside Country Club, Macungie.
Socializing will be noon-1:15 p.m. when a meal of giant shrimp cocktail, choice of chicken or roast beef and peach melba dessert will be served.
Entertainment will be by a classmate dubbed "King of the Banjo" at the 1760 House, Trexlertown, and the former Village Inn.
Reservations are required by April 1.
For more information, call Alan Raber at 610-691-0756.
Ned Rauch-Mannino, formerly of New Tripoli, has joined the Ridge Policy Group, based in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.
A former freelance reporter for the Northwestern Press, Rauch-Mannino, a government relations specialist, will work at the Washington, D.C., office.
He was previously director of policy and research with the Urban Industry Initiative, a Philadelphia Department of Commerce community and economic development agency.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Fogelsville, has the following animals available for adoption.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the sanctuary at 484-788-8062.
To the Editor:
The Emmaus community shares the sadness and grief triggered by the recent tragic house fire.
We support the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund in memory of the deceased victims. We extend to all the victims' families and friends, and the members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit church community our sympathy and prayers of care and concern.
Thursday, March 28: Elem.: Parkland chicken sandwich on whole grain roll, steamed carrots, fruit sorbet, cereal meal. M.S., H.S.: Chef's choice.
Friday, March 29: No school.
Monday, April 1: No school.
Tuesday, April 2: Elem.: Oven-baked popcorn chicken, baked fries, steamed corn, chilled or fresh fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Chicken nuggets or cheeseburger, both with whole grain roll, oven-baked french fries, steamed carrots, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: Baked chicken nuggets or cheeseburger on whole grain roll, potato wedges, green beans, assorted fruit.