Parkland Press

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church having holiday craft show

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, will host its annual holiday craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Eighty-five crafters will be present with items such as jewelry, bird houses, floral arrangements, greeting cards, purses, embroidered and crocheted children’s apparel, fine art, photography, wooden crafts and more.

A Chinese auction and bake sale will be included. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

Here is a great opportunity to experience the holiday atmosphere while also looking for gifts for any occasion.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie welcomes pickleball fans

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township’s pickleball flex League meets 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Sundays all year at Blue Barn Park, 5770 Snowy Orchid Lane, Allentown, Upper Macungie Township.

Indoor basketball for participants age 21 and older will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 16 at Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weilers Road, Breinigsville.

All equipment will be provided.

Pickup volleyball for ages 14 and older meets 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays until March 27, 2018, at Fogelsville Elementary School, 312 S. Route 100, Breinigsville.

All levels are welcome to participate.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Schnecksville Fire Company cooking breakfast in pavilion

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Schnecksville Fire Company will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the pavilion from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5.

Menu includes any style eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, homemade chipped beef, applesauce, toast and beverages.

The fire company is working to restore the building since the roof collapsed earlier this year and damaged much of what was inside.

The fire hall will need new trusses and roof, new heating and air-conditioning, new kitchen appliances and a handicapped accessible bathroom.

Election Day voting on Nov. 7 will take place in the pavilion.


UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Township celebrating Halloween on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will have Trick or Treat Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Rain date is Oct. 28.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., is hosting a holiday card making workshop 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

Learn how to make two homemade and personalized holiday cards from an experienced card maker.

The library is hosting a book character costume party for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Dress as your favorite book character or author. Prizes will be given for best costumes.

Enjoy some sweet treats and games.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC, Laurys Station, having craft fair, quilt show

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will have a craft fair and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14.

The event features crafters set up in rooms throughout the church and quilts displayed over the pews in the sanctuary.

Refreshments and homemade baked goods will be available, in addition to a Chinese auction and raffle.

The crafts are great for gifts and provide a chance to do some holiday shopping.

The quilts are not only beautiful to look at but also are available for purchase.

Call 610-262-8061 for more information.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: ‘Get Prepared Parkland’ on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

North Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships will host “Get Prepared Parkland,” an emergency preparedness educational event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

There will be demonstrations, presentations and training sessions to mark September as National Emergency Preparedness Month.

Participation events include hands-only CPR, junior firefighter obstacle course, live and simulated fire extinguisher training, first aid and stop the bleed.

Participants may earn some giveaways to help them be prepared.

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.