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Workshop offered on Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is offering a “Resiliency in Relationships” workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 23.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for light refreshments.

Resilience is a trait that provides courage and strength to push through difficult times in many situations in life.

Evaluating this important characteristic and how to build it into ourselves and into our relationships is vital to our growth and health.

Italian dinner on March 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, are cooking up an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet dinner 4-7 p.m. March 16.

Menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo sauce, sausage or marinara.

Advance tickets are available at the church office. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Takeout will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-6884.

Equipment grant is announced

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was awarded a state grant for equipment purchases to enhance its training programs.

The grant was made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

LCTI received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs.

Town hall on Feb. 21

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Muhlenberg College will host Pennsylvania’s first redistricting town hall to initiate a community conversation about the effects of redistricting at the local and state level.

The free event will be 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Moyer Hall’s Miller Forum on Muhlenberg’s campus.

Expert panelists will discuss Pennsylvania’s recent redistricting and the actions that preceded the most recent legal battles, then conclude with a question-and-answer session and call to action.

Events planned

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 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 February.

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.

Feb. 16 – Robin and Jim

Feb. 20 – Joe holler Country and More

Feb. 23 – DJ Jerry Deane

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

Reading program being offered

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is running its popular Adult Winter Reading Program until March 3.

Participants are entered into weekly raffles to win great prizes such as gift certificates, museum passes and show tickets provided by local businesses and organizations.

They also have the chance to log books and attend library events such as the Library Cafe to gain entries into a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

The more you read and attend, the more chances to win.

Poster contest

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Dental association

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s annual poster contest in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes.

Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.

The first-place winner will be awarded $500.

In addition, the first-place winner’s school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize.