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The Macungie Farmers Market is open for the season 4-7 p.m. Thursday evenings at its new location on Lumber Street. The market features local family farmers providing fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more.

The Macungie Flower Park near the train station has been planted and is in full bloom. Take some time to smell the flowers!

Macungie borough offices are still closed to the public due to COVID-19. For information, call 610-966-2503.

A Chalk the Walk event will be held 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 22 on the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department property. The rain date is Aug. 23. Artists of all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Out of Our Minds Art Studio at 610-762-5694 or visit artclasses@faidley.net.

Facilities at Macungie Memorial Park will be reopened based on guidelines provided by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society. Pavilions, buildings and grounds are available for rent. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. To check availability, contact macungiepark@gmail.com or call 610-966-4289.

The following events have been canceled at Macungie Memorial Park: Lions Club Fall Flea Market Aug. 22; Wheels of Time Aug. 28-30; Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival Sept. 19-20 and the Macungie Minstrelaires production of “Singing is Out of This World” Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6 and 7.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., has extended the cancellation of worship and all gatherings indefinitely. They will offer a prerecorded church service Sunday mornings. For more information, visit https://gracemacungie.org or www.facebook.com/GraceMacungie.

In cooperation with the Zionsville Area Food Pantry, Grace Lutheran Church will hold a monthly outdoor drive-up or walk-up food pantry 2:30-5 p.m. on the last Friday of the month. The next food pantry will be held Aug. 28 in the parking lot at the rear of the church.

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, offers video links for Sunday morning services. The church has reopened for services with limited attendance and sign up through Facebook. Services can be accessed at www.facebook.com/concordiamacungie. To be added to the contact list for updates, email concordia.macungie@gmail.com. For more information, contact the church at 610-965-3265.

Educational programs are offered through Kalmbach Memorial Park. More information is available at kalmbachpark.com.

The Macungie Park board of directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Our dogs have an uncanny internal time clock. Dinner time is 5 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. they become restless and start staring at us, willing us to fill their food bowls. They know Matt will spot them 15 minutes before dinner so if I’m not around, they will both head upstairs, barrel into his office and turn their sad puppy eyes on him. Works every time!

The copy deadline for the Sept. 2 column will be Aug. 27.