Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Riding challenge on Nov. 11

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Girls on the Run is partnering with St. Luke’s Health Network and local athletes noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 for the Girls on the Run Power up Challenge.

The event will be presented by Jill Helmer Consulting and hosted by St. Luke’s West End, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.

Over the course of several hours, athletes will be riding bikes indoors to raise scholarship money for Girls on the Run program participants.

Beat the competition by riding the most miles in a particular time slot.

Book signing on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Community Library will be hosting award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Rosemary Wells for a Max and Ruby Celebration and book signing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to hear Rosemary Well’s stories about her writing and illustrating process of her beloved characters including Max and Ruby.

Buy signed Rosemary Wells books, sold by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the library.

Craft fair on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 26th annual fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, Christmas gifts, delicious soups, barbecue, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

This year’s raffle will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh County, an ecumenical and interfaith effort to provide transitional housing and meals to homeless families, allowing them to stay together.

For more information, call 610-554-0677.

Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrapped and filled 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a 2018 Donor Pledge Form. To see a list of agencies receiving the shoe boxes, visit their website.

Art auction

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters, a non-profit organization will be presenting its 27th annual art auction Nov. 4 at Whitehall High School, 2940 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

Once a year LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand painted items, all unique and one of a kind.

The preview time is 1:30 p.m. with a bidding time of 2 p.m.

For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.