Parkland Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC having basket social on Oct. 4

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will host a basket social on Oct. 4. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Social begins at 7 p.m.

Hot dogs, soda, and baked goods will be available.

Union UCC welcomes children to Sunday School from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Children’s church is a unique program during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Three-year-olds through sixth graders start out in the sanctuary for the beginning of the service.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Mac offering emergency response classes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with Lehigh County Emergency Management, is hosting a free 20-hour community emergency response team training program 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.

This training program is designed to help participants protect themselves, family, neighbors and their neighborhoods in an emergency situation.

Registration must be made by Sept. 19.

To register, contact Tanya Hook at 610-782-4600 or email


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Laurys Station having Community Day on Sept. 16

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The seventh annual Laurys Station Community Day begins 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and culminate with fireworks in the evening.

Festivities take place at the Laurys Station Fire Company and North Whitehall Township athletic fields, 5314 Egypt Road.

Features include a variety of food, vendors, games, car show, bake sale, historical displays, Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 144 encampment, MS Walking Warriors team basket raffle, chili cook off, and photo contest.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will accept blood donations 3-7 p.m.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Library hosting Simple Gifts concert Sept. 28 in park

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

Parkland Community Library will be hosting a Simple Gifts concert 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Listen to folk and world music played with a dozen different instruments.

Space is limited.

To register, go to or call the library at 610-398-1361.


Jewish Community Center of Lehigh Valley is sponsoring a bus trip 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 to see the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in New York City, N.Y.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Garden club to present program

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is hosting an ice cream social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 1. for seniors.

Library staff will show the movie “La La Land” 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for its Modern Brown Bag Classics.

Watch your favorite James Bond 007 movie at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12.

Technical Tuesday will be 3-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Learn how to download e-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks and digital music.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Blues Nite Out in Neffs Grove

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

There is still another chance to enjoy two summer evenings of food, music and fellowship at Union United Church of Christ grove, Neffs.

Blues Nite Out begins Aug. 25 with the Bryant Brothers on stage at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 26, Bev Conklin and BC’s Combo Band begins entertaining at 4 p.m.

Headliner and local favorite The Sarah Ayers Band starts its program at 7 p.m.

James Supra, an award-winning blues harmonica player, will join the Sarah Ayers group.

Organizer Phil Wehr reports the talented musicians may also include some surprise guests.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Ziegels having Sunday School fundraiser

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be showing the movie “Stagecoach” at its Brown Bag Classics 1 p.m. Aug. 21.

Join the library’s writing workshop “What’s Your Story” 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. Learn how to write your memoir.

Join Tricia Shimkus to learn your preferred speaking style at her Tricia Talks: Transformation Tuesday event at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

This workshop will provide participants with an assessment of their preferred speaking style using the Whole Brain tool.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is seeking volunteers to apply for two openings on its board of directors.

Kristie Wilk, director of administration, said the board meets once a month. If an individual serves on a special committee, that group also meets once a month.

Wilk reported Don Steffy has retired as a NOVA board member after 20 years of service.

NOVA offers the opportunity for car safety seat checks. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. NOVA personnel will examine the car seat to make sure it is installed properly.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP Upper Lehigh Lions Craft Fair this weekend in Neffs grove

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will stage its annual Roar with the Lions Festival and Craft Fair this weekend in the Union United Church of Christ grove in Neffs.

The event gets underway July 28 when the food stands open 4 p.m.

Crazy Hearts will entertain 7-10 p.m. Refreshment stands will remain open all evening.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. on July 29. Food will be served the entire day and evening till 10 p.m.

Crafts in the Grove will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Friends of Parkland Library having book sale July 28-30

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

Friends of the Parkland Library will be hosting it 27th annual book sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28 and 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. July 29 at St. Joseph the Worker Center, 1879 Applewood Road, Orefield.

Bag day will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30.

They will be accepting book donations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. between July 24-26 at St. Joseph the Worker Center.

They will be accepting donations of hardcover and paperback books, games, video games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs only.

No textbooks, Reader’s Digests, magazines, encyclopedias, VHS tapes or law books will be accepted.