September is here! Now summer is gone!
Soon there’ll be leaves falling onto your lawn.
Flowers will wither and die, until spring.
But, beautiful colors, September will bring.
Colors of autumn, when leaves start to fall;
Trees will exhibit great beauty for all.
Autumn takes over, and beauty abounds,
Splashes of color will spread all around.
Leaves of orange, purple, yellow and red,
Colorful leaves in the flower bed.
Rakes will be scooping the leaves as they die,
To put in a pile in which children will fly.
Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school?
What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.
“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.
Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.
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.
Sept. 7, 18: The Henry King Duo
Sept. 21: Country Dance Band
Sept. 28: DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane
Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is from 1-4 p.m.
Per person fee includes light refreshments.
Singles and couples are welcome.
Tickets are now available for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Hearts of Gold Gala 5-11 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Centennial Event Center, Center Valley.
There will be a silent auction, cocktail hour, music, dancing and the much-anticipated live auction featuring artwork created by local cancer kids.
Proceeds go toward helping local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
For information, call 610-297-7292.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is having an all-you-can-eat flapjack fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Applebee’s, 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, soda and tea.
All proceeds will benefit the PCFLV.
For more information, call 610-297-7292.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is offering a vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to noon for dogs, and noon to 2 p.m. for cats Sept. 15.
The shelter will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 21.
The party will feature live music by The Acoustic Project, spirits tastings courtesy of Blue Mountain Vineyards, 8 Oaks Distillery and Saucony Creek Brewery, a guest appearance by B104’s Steph, of Mike & Steph in the morning, kids’ games, shelter tours and more.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will offer Rally Day events from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sept. 8 as part of the church’s 285th anniversary celebration.
Interactive entertainer Ari Paul, a comedy mentalist and magician from Schwenksville, will entertain the crowd in the family center.
Church youth will host a family game night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Lauren Nunn of Allentown, Jaclyn Bristel of Breinigsville, and Courtney Moyer of Fogelsville, were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to state Rep. Zach Mako’s, R-183rd, third annual free senior expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 75 local, state and federal agencies and organizations offering information on programs and services available to seniors.
Free flu shots will be available, assuming no manufacturing delays.
Miller Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.
Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They must not have donated in the past eight weeks.
For information or to schedule a donation, call 1-800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667).