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Sept. 23

An informational discussion about the American Chestnut and its fight to stay alive will be held 6-7 p.m. at Kalmbach Park, 200 Cotton St., Macungie. Organizers will have an experimental area where American Chestnuts will be planted in the park. The discussion will feature expert Tom Huff of the American Chestnut Society. Sign up on their website https://kalmbachpark.com/.

Sept. 25

The Emmaus Rotary Club is hosting its fourth annual Topless Poker Run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alburtis Park to benefit local veterans. All proceeds from the event will be presented to Tails of Valor, a 501(c)(3) organization, that raises and trains service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The poker run is open to all bikes, trikes and removable-top vehicles (hence the adjective, topless). After the run, there will be a luncheon, awards for best poker hand and the “coolest” bike/trike/other competition and several raffles. Event details, sponsorships, registration and donations securely accepted at https://pokerrun.emmausrotary.org.

Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2012 Sullivan Trail, Easton, will host a “Back to Faith Fall Festival” 1-7 p.m. The free event includes bingo with prizes bounce house, food and many other activities. For more information, call 610-253-1625.

Sept. 28

The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society will hold its first meeting and program since March 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. The program, “Educated Pigs & Mrs. Wafflebach,” will be presented by Candace Perry of the Schwenkkfelder Heritage Center in Pennsburg. The meeting will be held 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. All are welcome to attend.

Oct. 2

State Rep. Milou Mackenzie, R-131st, will host a shredding event 10 a.m. to noon at Hopewell Park, 4695 W. Hopewell Road, Center Valley. District residents may bring up to four boxes, approximately the size of a standard carry-on suitcase, of sensitive documents per vehicle to be shredded. Eligible documents include items such as bank account information and personal documents. Such items must be removed from binders and notebooks. Items such as phone books, magazines, books and junk mail will not be accepted. This event is restricted to homeowners; businesses cannot be accommodated at the event. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles and the boxes for shredding will be unloaded for them. The 131st District includes Emmaus borough, Lower and Upper Milford townships and parts of Salisbury Township.

Stahl’s Pottery Festival, 6826 Corning Road, Zionsville, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features tours of the site, contemporary pottery and food. There is a charge for admission. Call 484-764-8842 for more information.

Oct. 7

Lower Lehigh AARP will meet for its monthly meeting noon at Macungie Memorial Park, main building – lower level, 50 Poplar St. This month’s speaker will address the subject of Medicare supplements. Your questions on the subject will be answered at the fun and informative meeting. New members are always welcomed. For more information, call Jack at 610-966-4996.

Oct. 16

Fall bazaar at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafters, attic treasures, a gift basket auction, bake sale and food.

Oct. 17

The Upper Milford Township fire companies will host their annual community day open house noon to 3 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, 5671 Chestnut St. (Route 100/29). Emergency equipment will be displayed and first responders, including firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, will be available to answer questions. Smokey Bear will visit noon. Learn about what it takes to respond to fires, accidents and medical emergencies.

Oct. 20

Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors will hold their monthly meeting noon at the Alburtis Rod & Gun Club Pavilion, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Come join the fun social gathering. A potluck lunch is followed by bingo. There are many bus trips throughout the year. For more information, call Jack at 610-966-4996.

Oct. 21

Rep. Milou Mackenzie, R-131st and St. Luke’s University Health Network, will co-host a free senior expo 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Emmaus Fire Company No. 1 social hall, 50 S. Sixth St., Emmaus. A variety of senior-focused organizations as well as representatives from local, state and federal agencies will offer information on programs and services. The event is subject to overall health conditions and restrictions prompted by COVID-19 protocols and procedures. Those who wish to attend the expo are encouraged to contact the 131st district office at 610-965-5830 or visit the website www.repmiloumackenziepa.com for updates.