Pennsylvania German Friends will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
Creating simple Dutch sentences will be the focus of this free meeting. The public is invited to attend.
The group meets the third Thursday of each month at the church, except April, July and August.
Parking is available in the lot across Tacoma Street. Use ground floor office entrance.
For further information, call 610-767-7140.
AAA East Central is partnering with the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force to host a free vehicle identification number etching event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at AAA East Central, 2072 Downyflake Lane, Allentown.
AAA members and the general public can receive the VIN etching on their vehicle windows to make them a less likely target for car theft.
Thieves generally avoid VIN-etched vehicles as all of the glass must be stripped and replaced before the vehicle can be unloaded or resold.
The Allentown Health Bureau and its partner agencies will conduct two car seat check events in the city next week as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 15-21.
The first car seat check will be held 9 a.m. – noon Sept. 19 at Cedar Beach Park Parking Lot, 2600 Parkway Blvd, Allentown.
For appointments, call 610-402-2733.
The second safety check will take place 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Lehigh Valley Pediatrics, 401 N 17th St, Allentown.
For appointments at this safety check, call 484-523-5254.
Tickets are now available for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Hearts of Gold Gala 5-11 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Centennial Event Center, Center Valley.
There will be a silent auction, cocktail hour, music, dancing and the much-anticipated live auction featuring artwork created by local cancer kids.
Proceeds go toward helping local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
For information, call 610-297-7292.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is having an all-you-can-eat flapjack fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Sept. 7 at Applebee’s, 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, soda and tea.
All proceeds will benefit the PCFLV.
For more information, call 610-297-7292.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is offering a vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to noon for dogs, and noon to 2 p.m. for cats Sept. 15.
The shelter will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 21.
The party will feature live music by The Acoustic Project, spirits tastings courtesy of Blue Mountain Vineyards, 8 Oaks Distillery and Saucony Creek Brewery, a guest appearance by B104’s Steph, of Mike & Steph in the morning, kids’ games, shelter tours and more.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will offer Rally Day events from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sept. 8 as part of the church’s 285th anniversary celebration.
Interactive entertainer Ari Paul, a comedy mentalist and magician from Schwenksville, will entertain the crowd in the family center.
Church youth will host a family game night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to state Rep. Zach Mako’s, R-183rd, third annual free senior expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 75 local, state and federal agencies and organizations offering information on programs and services available to seniors.
Free flu shots will be available, assuming no manufacturing delays.
Miller Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.
Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They must not have donated in the past eight weeks.
For information or to schedule a donation, call 1-800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667).
Friedens Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Stony Run, will have its apple festival on Sept. 21. The event will take place rain or shine.
Food, including apple dumplings, tarts, crisp and fritters, funnel cakes, ice cream, hamburgers, fries, hot dogs, soup, barbecues and other home cooking will be served 2-8 p.m.
“The Majestics,” classic country, bluegrass and other music, is scheduled to perform 5-8 p.m.
Bring a food item to donate to the local food bank.