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Sept. 21

Fireside Chat with Township Native Paul Oswald, 7-8:30 p.m. at Longswamp Township Community Park, 1112 State St., Mertztown, Pavilion 1. Hear about the bygone days of the Longswamp area. Share your Longswamp area growing-up stories. For more information, call 610-682-1645 or email longswamphistory@gmail.com.

The Emmaus Historical Society will present a program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. The program titled, “The Circus is Coming to the Valley” will be presented by Bob Good. This program highlights the history of circuses and a few stories of those which came to the Valley. Circus memorabilia will be on display. All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments served immediately following the program.

Sept. 22

Free educational lecture on aortic valve stenosis at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie, 7 p.m. Have your questions answered such as, What is it? Does it produce symptoms? Who is at risk? How do we treat it? The lecture will be presented by LVHN Cardiothoracic Surgeons: Dr. Ahmed Nassar and Dr. Jeffrey Veluz. Refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome to attend.

Sept. 23

Free family game night at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun family friendly evening of board games, cards and corn hole. Bring a game, deck of cards, dominoes or anything you love and teach a neighbor a new game.

Sept. 24

The band AM Radio will perform a free concert 4 p.m. at Franko Park, 1339 Black River Road, Salisbury Township. Concertgoers may bring blankets and lawn chairs. AM Radio performs music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Sept. 25

“A Pops Concert” 2:30 p.m. at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave., Northampton, where 85 musicians from the Municipal, Marine, Pioneer and Allentown bands will showcase their musical talents returning to stage after a two year hiatus during the pandemic. Everyone’s favorite tunes from Sammy Davis Jr., The Doors, Tina Turner, The Beatles, The Grease Musical and other legends will delight. The school has convenient parking and is handicap accessible. Revenue from the concert will remain in the Lehigh Valley to benefit The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Sept. 26

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will host Emmaus Chief of Police Jason Apgar and several detectives who will give a presentation about crime prevention. The presentation will include a discussion of current frauds and scams, identity theft and home security. The meeting will be held 3 p.m. in the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St.

Sept. 27

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly program – Zinc Mines in Upper Saucon Township, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The program presenter is Ken Littlefield, the consulting geologist for Upper Saucon Township, where the deep mines spread over a large area between Route 309 south and the village of Friedensville. The program is free and everyone is welcome.

Sept. 29

The Upper Milford Historical Society will host speaker Bruce Stocking in his lecture titled “From Rum to Revolution, The Publik House” about the early days of the American Republic and the role of the tavern in the community. The meeting program begins 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township municipal building, 5671 Chestnut St., Old Zionsville.

Oct. 1

Upper Milford Township volunteer firefighters and other area first responders will be featured noon to 3 p.m. as part of the township’s community day at the municipal center, 5671 Chestnut St. The event includes fire truck and ambulance displays and a visit by Smokey Bear.

The Allentown Music Club will begin the 2022-2023 season 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road. This free recital of international music is open to interested persons. The performers are Jeanne Harakal, Cindy Cicconi-Ernst, Stephen Molloy and The Maestro Winds directed by Karen El-Chaar. Santa Peters will open the program with the national anthem and Federation Hymm.

Oct. 2

Cash bingo at Macungie Memorial Park, lower level, at Route 100 and North Poplar Street. The doors open noon and games begin 1 p.m. The event benefits the Friends of the Macungie Institute. For more information, call 610-966-7830.

Oct. 4

Free educational lecture on atrial fibrillation at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie, 7 p.m. Discover what happens during AFib. What are the risk factors? What are the consequences of AFib? The lecture will be presented by LVHN cardiothoracic surgeons Dr. James Wu and Dr. Timothy Misselbeck. Refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome to attend.

The Emmaus Garden Club will meet noon, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. The program will be “Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter” with Linc Coffin. Learn how to extend your gardening season and how to clean up the garden properly for winter. Linc Coffin, a Penn State Master Gardener, will lead attendees through these processes. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 610-395-0903.

Oct. 12

The Vera Cruz Halloween Parade will start 7 p.m. Organizers ask parade participants arrive by 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 13.

Oct. 15

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

Oct. 27

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will host its Fall Card Party 1 p.m. in the meeting hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. This is a fundraising event to support the club’s scholarship program. There is a cost per person to play. Invite friends and make a table of four to play whatever game you choose. Reservations can be made by calling Sandy at 610-395-6434 no later than Oct. 20.

The Upper Milford Historical Society meeting will feature speaker Mike Jesberger and his lecture titled “The True Story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The program will investigate the real events behind the tale of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman, a story based on actual incidents in the Hudson Valley in New York. The meeting program begins 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township municipal building, 5671 Chestnut St., Old Zionsville.