Meet the Easter bunny March 27 in Lower Macungie
The Lower Macungie Township building is open for business. Staff is available by phone 610-966-4343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Lower Macungie Township is planning Easter Bunny Outdoor Photo Fun 9-11 a.m. March 27 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center parking lot. Preregistration is required and available online at http://www.lowermac.com/recreation/activities-programs.
There will be a Stuff the Truck Event 9 a.m. to noon April 17. Unwanted furniture, appliances and building supplies will be accepted.
Lower Macungie Township has canceled the summer playground program for this year.
Lower Macungie Township offers live Zoom classes in belly dancing, Pilates and Tai Chi. Several youth classes are offered in person at the community center: Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer, multisport skills, pre-ballet and Toddlers & Tutus. A SafeSitter class will be offered noon to 5 p.m. April 17. Online registration is available.
A few community garden plots are still available at Bogie Avenue. Reserve your plot at the community center.
The community center is open to the public while following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no free open gym at this time. Public restrooms are not available. Staff will be available by phone 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 610-966-6924. Updates will also be posted on Facebook and www.lowermac.com.
Curbside collection of grass clippings began March 15 on the day after your regular trash collection.
The winter yard waste center hours for March and April are noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Yard waste permits are required for drop-off.
Concordia Lutheran Church has resumed in-person church services. Sign up is required. The worship service will be streamed live 8 a.m. on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/concordiamacungie. For more information, contact the church office at 610-965-3265 or email concordia.Macungie@gmail.com. Services are also available for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Lower Macungie Library will be closed April 2 and 3 for a spring holiday.
The Lower Macungie Library in-person services are suspended until further notice. Contactless pickup service is available. The book drop will be open 24/7 for book returns; returns must be made through the book drop. All returns are quarantined for seven days. Staff will be available by email and phone.
New at the library: eligible items will be automatically renewed on their due date. Notifications will be confirmed by email.
There will be a virtual show and tell story time 10:30-11 a.m. March 18, April 6 and April 14 for children ages 3-7 years. Siblings are welcome. After a story and song, there will be time for show and tell. There is a new theme for each session. Registration is required.
Lit Loot is offered for students in grades 6-12. Share your preferences with the library and they will select three library books and a few surprises to create a Lit Loot bag (one per month).
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. April 7 to discuss “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell. The book for May 5 is “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson. The meeting will be held virtually.
Students in grades 4-12 can register for an at-home stitch camp through March 31. The kit includes materials to make a “Recycle Peace” felt ornament for Earth Day.
Starting April 1, students in grades 6-12 can register for a poetry kit in celebration of National Poetry Month.
There will be a webinar “Getting Started with Ancestry Library Edition” 4 p.m. March 23. This session for beginners provides tips on getting started with genealogy.
There will be a webinar “Getting Started with HeritageQuest Online” 3 p.m. March 30. This session for beginners provides tips on searching and explores the content of HeritageQuest Online.
Library patrons can still access digital services including Overdrive. Other digital resources are available for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the library website www.lowermaclib.org or call 610-966-6864.
Even after your children have flown the coop, sometimes they still need you. Such was the case last Saturday night when we got a call from Lydia. She, with a group of friends, had traveled to area of Bureau of Land Management in southern California to camp for the weekend.
In her old, but trustworthy, Volkswagen Passat, she headed down a dirt road. They located a camping area and she pulled off the road into what quickly became sand. She tried backing up, but quickly became stuck. They tried putting rocks and wood under the stuck tire and were able to move the car a foot or two, but that was it.
Next Lydia tried AAA but the contracted towing company refused to go off a dirt road. Mom and dad were the next point of contact. The best we could offer her was to try a private towing company, with prayers and wishes for good luck. Fortunately, she was with friends and had lots of camping supplies so she was not in physical danger. It was another day and a half before we heard the full extraction story. Stay tuned.
The next township column will be published April 21; copy deadline is April 15.