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.
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.
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.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, is sponsoring a fall, gift card social Nov. 9.
Doors open 5:30 p.m. Drawing begins 6:30 p.m.
The kitchen will be open.
For more information or tickets, call Diane at 610-398-0258 or the church at 610-437-2531.
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will be performing a concert 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Phoebe Nursing Home, 1925 Turner St., Allentown.
For information, go to allentownband.com. All are invited to attend.
South Whitehall Township Department of Parks and Recreation will have a ribbon cutting ceremony 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Bungalow Park, 3530 Fairview St., South Whitehall.
The ceremony marks the official opening of the new park. Grab the kids and join in all the fun.
For information, contact Page Durflinger at email@example.com or call 610-398-0401.
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.
To provide the most up-to-date information to holders of small games of chance licenses, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a Small Games of Chance and Liquor Law Regulations Seminar.
The event will be offered 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Diamond Fire Company, 110 Main St., Walnutport.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Liquor Code Enforcement Officer Derrick DeVaney of the Bureau of Liquor Code Enforcement’s Allentown District Office will lead the presentation.
Time will be allotted for a question-and-answer session.
Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host author Gordon Rhea for a discussion titled “On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864” Nov. 6 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.
Reservations for the dinner must be made by Nov. 1.
Reservations are not required for just the program.
There is a fee for both the dinner and program.
Cedar Crest College will treat the community to some fall and Halloween fun when it opens its campus for a special event Oct. 28.
The college’s annual trunk-or-treat will run noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and the craft and vendor fair will run noon-4 p.m. in Lees Hall.
Representatives from local businesses and other participants will decorate their vehicles, fill them with candy and park them on campus for trick-or-treaters of all ages.
The fair will feature a variety of sellers offering handcrafted items, jewelry and other goods and services.