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Jan. 26

Read to canine friends from Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs for Books ‘n’ Barks at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Also Feb. 23 and March 23. Children of all ages may participate. You may bring your favorite book to share or choose one from the library collection. Visit the library website www.emmauspl.org for information.

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Township building, 5631 Chestnut St., Old Zionsville. After a business meeting members and guests are invited to share gadgets, nostalgic items, photos and memories. For information, email uppermilfordhist@gmail.com.

Jan. 30

Emmaus Public Library will host game night 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Board and card games will be available for library patrons to enjoy.

Feb. 1

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a free food distribution 2 to 4 p.m. Also Feb. 8, 15 and 22. Signs will be posted to direct you where to park and which door to use to pick up food.

Feb. 4

The 16th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. at various locations in Emmaus borough, including the Emmaus Public Library and Triangle Park. Highlights will include ice carving demonstrations, music performances and a scavenger hunt. Visit emmausarts.org for more information.

The Emmaus Historical Society will participate in the 16th annual Emmaus Arts Commission SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be featuring local artist Bob Boehmer.

Feb. 5

Salisbury High School baseball cash bingo 1 p.m. at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road, Allentown, sponsored by the SHS baseball booster club. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Concession sponsored and catered by Outback Steakhouse. Contact a SHS baseball family or email SHSFalconBB@gmail.com for more information.

Feb. 7

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania presents: An Evening with “Devil Dan” 7:15 p.m. at Delta the Hotels by Marriott (formerly Holiday Inn), 7336 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville. History best remembers me for my heroic actions on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. But did you know many people remember me as an adulterer, bon vivant, murderer and rogue? Generally speaking (no pun intended), I am a most colorful and controversial historic figure and I invite you walk in and learn more about me. Walk-ins are welcome; there is a lecture fee and no reservations are required.

Feb. 10

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold its monthly drive-up/take-out free community meal 4 to 5:30 p.m. The meal will be ravioli casserole with meat sauce, salad with homemade poppy seed dressing, roll and butter and homemade sugar cookies.

Feb. 13

The Emmaus Public Library will host local author Jeffrey Dutt 6 p.m. Dutt is the author of the book “The Little Book for Teachers Who Think Big.” To register, call 610-965-9284 or email eplcollection@cliu.org.

Feb. 15

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 History of the structure and Inhabitants of the Shelter House, the Oldest House in Emmaus,” will be presented by Dean Bortz, on-site curator of the Shelter House. All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments and cake will be served immediately following the program in celebration of the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Historical Society.

Feb. 23

Neil Moyer will talk about his career as a schoolteacher and principal in Upper Milford Township in the monthly program of the Upper Milford Historical Society 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Township building, 5671 Chestnut St. The historical society meets the third Thursday of the month through October.

Feb. 25

East Penn School District International Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Emmaus High School cafeteria. Snow date is March 4. For questions, contact kbisignani@eastpennsd.org.

March 24, 25

The third annual Tee Time at the Library fundraiser will be held 6-9 p.m. March 24, for adults 21 and older only and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25, for families, at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St. There is a cost for tickets. Participants will play mini golf in the library stacks. For information, visit the library website www.emmauspl.org.