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5K, 10K races on Aug. 26

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LV Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, along with St. Luke’s University Health Network, is hosting a Run Wild 5K and 10K for animal conservation Aug. 26.

The 5K startsw at 8:30 a.m. The 10K will follow at 8:45 a.m. in the zoo’s parking lot.

Registration begins 7:30 a.m.

The race route goes through the Trexler Game Preserve and ends at the St. Luke’s Giraffe Barn.

There will be separate award ceremonies after each race on the zoo’s sun deck.

Group to meet on Sept. 4

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Award-winning quilter Joyce Hughes will present “My Journey into Quilting,” featuring art quilts created with fabric panels and thread painting.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30-6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers to attend.

For information, visit

Church doing service work

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, is one of many congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America participating in “God’s Work. Our Hands” on Sept. 9.

Church members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change in the community and to build a relationship with God.

Activities will include collecting items for the Allentown Rescue Mission and cleaning at the 6th Street Shelter, Allentown.

Other activities are making fleece blankets and visiting nursing homes.

Bookfest on Sept. 9

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, is seeking book donations for its annual Book Fest 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9.

Used or unwanted new books may be taken to the main entrance of the church 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6; or between 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 8.

Textbooks or encyclopedias will not be accepted. Children’s books are especially desired.

Book Fest is free and open to the public. Items will be set up in the gathering space outside the nave and down the hallway.

Donut Derby on Sept. 3

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Wheelmen are having its 2018 Donut Derby 9 a.m. Sept. 3, Labor Day, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

The Donut Derby is a fun 36-mile race with a twist: get a 3-minute time credit for each doughnut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.

Doughnut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.

Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the ride.

After the derby, children ages 10 and under are invited to ride the Munchkin Mile on the T-Town Velodrome.

There is a fee to ride.

Cat adoptions on Aug. 18, 25

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Feline and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will have cat and kitten adoptions noon-4 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25 at the shelter.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one. To adopt that day, veterinarian records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

To adopt on any other day, contact Therese at 610-248-7399.

The shelter only accepts cash or checks, no credit or debit cards.

For more information, call 610-760-9009.

Concerts are rescheduled

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

The Municipal Band has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series is rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band is rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at West Park.

For more information, contact the City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-437-7750.

Celebration set for Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, will celebrate its 15th anniversary 1-4 p.m. Aug. 18.

Activities include debut of a Lehigh Gap Nature Center mini documentary; Lynn Shupp’s photo exhibition: NJZ Remains: The West Plant; Chad and Brian’s History of the Lehigh Gap; ice cream and fellowship.

For more information, call 610-760-8889.