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Cookbook now available

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The centennial cookbook is priced to sell. For an additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas book bag to go with the cookbook.

The cookbook will be available to purchase through Dec. 29 at the library’s front desk.

The spiral-bound book contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

Tree lighting on Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

S. Whitehall

South Whitehall Township’s tree and bridge lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall.

There will be airbrush tattoos, pictures with Santa, bubble festival, live reindeer, dance performances, S’more stations and free hot dogs.

For more information, contact the department of parks and recreation at 610-398-0401 or email

Christmas house tour Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Governor Wolf Historical Society will have its 38th annual Christmas House Tour of historic homes and landmarks 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 starting at the society’s historic site, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.

This year’s theme is “Keep a Candle in the Window,” with an extensive display in the society’s museum of antique lighting from the 1700s and 1800s.

The campus will be open at 9 a.m.

On the site, there will be a free Historic Family Day featuring costumed craftspeople doing hearth cooking and demonstrating their crafts, activities for kids, and more.

Concert offered on Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform “Americans We Tribute to Veterans Holiday Concert,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

There will be performances by Dan Rodriques, America’s tenor; Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Touring Choir; and Lehigh Valley El Sistema Chorus.

Programs planned for December

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in December.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Dec. 5: KATO

Dec. 8: The Steel City Band

Dec. 15: King Henry and Jacob

Dec. 19: King Henry Duo

Saturday dances will be 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.

Light celebration on Nov. 24

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lights in Greenawalds will have its second annual kickoff show 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Rain date is Nov. 25.

There are more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors will feel a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus will make a grand entrance and the Grinch will make his return.

There will be many giveaways, the countdown to lighting all the lights, and, as always, free hot chocolate, popcorn, and more in the concession shed.

Events planned for December

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events.

·Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for ages 4- to 11 years old will meet 6-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at St. Peter’s, Emerald.

For information, call 610-737-1450 or visit