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THURSDAY, DEC. 27
·Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall. Knitting Circle, 1:30-4 p.m. Spend fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks. For knitters of all ages and skill levels. Open to the public. To register, call 610-398-1361.
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
Come and spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks with the Knitting Circle from 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave, South Whitehall.
Bring knitting materials and enthusiasm.
The Knitting Circle is for knitters of all ages and skill levels.
Family storytimes begin 10:30-11 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2013, for children 18 months to 3 years.
There will be stories, songs and games for the whole family to share.
Younger and older siblings may attend.
Cetronia Fire Chief Jay Heicklen recently presented Herman Otto, of Upper Macungie, a plaque thanking him for his 40 years of service to the fire department.
Otto has been the chief engineer for many of those years and is responsible for the overall condition of the fire apparatus in the department.
Otto provided a good deal of the labor and expertise needed to complete the restoration of a 1947 Maxim pumper in the 1980s.
South Whitehall residents can look forward to another year without a tax increase, a tradition dating back to 1991.
However, the actual millage will look different when property owners receive their bills.
Because of the 2012 county reassessment, the 4.9 millage of the past has been transcribed to 1.64875 mills.
Township Manager Jon Hammer commented on the change.
"This is the same real tax rate given by the county," Hammer said. "It is based on the overall assessment of all properties in the township."
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.
South Whitehall Commissioners, 7:30 p.m.
Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.
People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.
The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.
PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is available in the Lehigh Valley.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.
For more information, go to uwlanc.org.
Upper Lehigh Lions honor their own.
Elves entertain at Parkland Restaurant, South Whitehall.