Parkland Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Games, snowflakes, puzzles at library

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host Games We Love at 1 p.m. Jan. 19.

Everyone is invited to play bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess. The library will provide the games.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to make snowflake suncatchers from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

Kids in grades three to six can team up with other padawans to solve Jedi quest puzzles at the Star Wars Escape the Room 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Journeymen hosting potpie dinner

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Journeymen, the men’s ministry group at Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a chicken potpie dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 13. Snow date is Jan. 27.

The buffet-style meal will include biscuits with honey butter, pickled cabbage, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, assorted beverages and cake.

All proceeds will go toward The Journeymen’s charitable outreach ministry.

For more information, call 610-767-6884.

Union Lutheran offers midweek Holy Communion services noon every Wednesday in January.


Parkland Library offering programs for kids, adults

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Parkland Community Library is offering a winter program from Jan. 22-March 2 for kids ages 2 through fifth grade.

Pick up a bingo game board or print one online at starting Jan. 22.

Complete five boxes in a row (up, down, across, or diagonally) to redeem the game board for a prize and a chance to win a special goody basket.

The library’s adult winter program will run Jan. 22-March 2.

Fill in entries once a week by 4 p.m. each Thursday.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Schnecksville Fair plans underway

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

A group of officers and board members of the Schnecksville Community Fair will travel to Hershey Lodge in January 2018, for the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs 106th annual convention.

They will attend various seminars to find ideas which can be brought back to Schnecksville.

One aspect of the convention is for showmen such as carnival acts, concessionaires and ride operators to publicize what they have to offer.

Performers such as jugglers and musicians will display their talents seeking to be booked by local fairs.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Noon Year’s Eve party for kids

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host a free Kids Noon Year’s Eve party 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Good Will Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

There will be a balloon drop at noon and Dazzling Doodles face painting, a DJ, games, and giveaways. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

For information, visit


Parkland Community Library, 4444 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is offering a writing workshop “What’s Your Story” 1 p.m. Dec. 26. Learn how to write a memoir.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Faith Wesleyan Church offers unique Christmas experience

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Faith Wesleyan Church, 3356 Route 309, Orefield, will present a live nativity and Bethlehem Christmas experience 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, and 17.

Participants will enter into a re-created City of Bethlehem to see a cast wearing period costumes. Visitors can be part of the census, interact with merchants and sample simple foods.

Hear what the people of Bethlehem might have been saying that special night so long ago. See the inn and watch as the innkeeper offers Joseph and Mary shelter in the stable.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Churches having Christmas Eve services

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have two Christmas Eve services.

The regular service will be 10:30 a.m. At the 7:30 p.m. service, there will be candlelight communion.

There will no Bible Study or Sunday School, but there will be a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-7015.


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have three services with communion on Dec. 24.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Clear toy candy, cookie sale Dec. 10 at Schneck House

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Historical Society will have a clear toy candy and cookie sale at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

The clear toys will be made by Suzanne Wainwright-Evans in various shapes formed in molds from her collection.

Select homemade cookies to be weighed and sold by the pound.

The Schneck House is the log structure across from McDonald’s along Route 873, Schnecksville.


Parkland High School Chorale will present a holiday concert 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wammer drei Logesfliggel in der Hut dutt, hot mer viel Glick eppes zu finne. If we put three locust wings in our hat, we will have good luck in finding things.

En fremmer Mann muss sich immer hiehocke wann er an en fremm Haus kummt odder er nemmt de Leit die Ruh. A stranger must always be seated when entering a strange house, or he will take the peace from the family.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: LV Zoo, Christmas Décor offering holiday light shows

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, and Christmas Décor are hosting their third Winter Light Spectacular 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday nights until Dec. 21.

This season will feature 36 scheduled events.

There will be no event showings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Disney Frozen Princess Elsa will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 27, 29 and 31.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Princess Bella will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 28 and 30.