The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will have a holiday open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison St., New Tripoli.
Everyone is invited to come out for some Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas fun and history.
Tour the old bank building and view the historical society’s collection of memorabilia.
For family presents, choose from books from local authors about area history, 1876 replica maps of Heidelberg and Lynn townships, limited edition Ontelaunee Park ornament and more.
LV Torch Club
Lehigh Valley Torch Club will be having a dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.
Lecture topic will be “Africa Today.” Advanced registration is required.
For information or to attend the meeting, call 484-619-3655.
South Whitehall Township will have its annual tree lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall.
There will be a Grandpop’s Bubble Festival, airbrush tattoos, S’more stations, dance performances, pictures with Santa and stilt walkers.
Music will be performed by Erin Kelly. Refreshments will be available.
For information, contact the South Whitehall Township Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-398-0401.
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have until Aug. 31, 2018 to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.
The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.
South Whitehall Township police are skipping the coffee to have some pizza 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 in the South Whitehall Township public meeting room, 4444 Walbert Ave, South Whitehall.
Community members are invited to have a slice of pizza, share in great conversation and get to know their police officers.
Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Timothy H. Smith, licensed battlefield guide, historian and author for a discussion titled “Early Photography of the Gettysburg Battlefield” Dec. 5 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. 30. Reservations are not required for just the program.
There is a fee for both the dinner and program.
Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is urging middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.
“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Senate with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to fight heroin and opioid abuse.
The Worship Praise Band of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, will perform a concert of holiday favorites 7 p.m. Dec. 1. All are welcome to attend.
Visit asburylv.org to purchase tickets or they may be purchased at the door.
The Jubilation Ringers and the Elysium String Quartet at Asbury United Methodist Church will also be presenting a Christmas concert “Ring a Heavenly Christmas” 4 p.m. Dec. 9.
Purchase tickets at JubilationRingers.Asburylv.org or they may be purchased at the door.
Luther Crest will host a public holiday open house 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.
Participants will tour residents’ homes, decorated for the holiday season.
The event also will include holiday-related cookies and other treats.
People interested in attending are asked to call Luther Crest at 610-391-8229.
Orefield Middle School has joined with South Whitehall Township police for their doughnut fundraiser to raise funds and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
Buckets have been placed in classrooms for students to deposit loose change until Nov. 30 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. Totals will be counted Dec. 1.
The homeroom class from each grade that brings in the most change will be treated to doughnuts delivered by South Whitehall Township police officers the week of Dec. 4.