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BETHLEHEM social calendar 3-29

HISPANIC SISTER CITY SURVEY: The community is invited to join Mayor J. William Reynolds and members of the Latino Advisory Council for an announcement about a process to create a sister city relationship in Puerto Rico and partake in a survey at the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, 520 E 4th St., Bethlehem, on Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. The process, survey, and upcoming community engagement conversation was planned out of both individual and collective discussions in fall of 2022 with the mayor’s Latino Advisory Council, whose members represent a number of different public and private organizations which serve the City of Bethlehem.

MONOCACY CREEK CLEAN-UP: The Monacacy Creek Watershed Association is organizing a clean-up day April 8 from noon to 2:30 p.m. along the Monocacy Way Trail, both above and below Burnside Planation.

The clean-up begins at Burnside at 1461 Schoenersville Road. For details, check the watershed’s Facebook page.

ALLENTOWN TERMINAL CLOSES: Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc. wishes to inform the public that the Allentown Bus Terminal has closed permanently. The building, which is leased by Trans-Bridge Lines from the City of Allentown, is subleased to an independent ticket agent. That ticket agent has notified Trans-Bridge Lines that they will cease to operate at the location.

Trans-Bridge Lines is currently working with the City of Allentown on how to best serve area passengers who rely on several motorcoach companies for transportation. Martz Bus, Fullington Trailways and Greyhound have recently moved from the Bus Terminal to the Allentown Transportation Center ahead of the closure.

A complete list of authorized ticket agents may be found at www.transbridgelines.com/alerts. Trans-Bridge Lines will share future plans for servicing Allentown as details are confirmed.


AAUW is accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem. Donations will be accepted from April 3-25, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Sale dates are April 27-May 1. Proceeds benefit scholarships for high school seniors. For more information go to Bethlehem-pa-aauw.net

Thursday, March 30

Lehigh Carbon Public Community College free public Spring Job Fair. Bring resumes; wear professional attire. More than 80 local and regional employers will be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Services Center, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

Current Events Informal Discussion Group: Moderator: David M. Bell. World, national, state and local topics. Free. 2 p.m. Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 18102. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra rehearsals, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Conductor: George Fennell. 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Friday, March 31

Elm Street Jazz Workshop rehearsals, 9 a.m. Director: Allan Meyerson. 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Saturday, April 1

Bethlehem Tondabayashi Sister City Commission’s Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Garden of Serenity ( 50th birthday), west side of Bethlehem Public Library at W. Church St. Japanese food, crafts / origami, kimono event, tea ceremony, entertainment. Information: visit bethlehemsistercity.org

Saturday night dance with Country Dance. Nominal cost; light refreshments. 7 to 10 p.m. 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Tuesday, April 4

Delaware Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Inc. Nine free entry-level classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Students (ages eight through 80 plus) learn about ham radio activities, operations and information to prepare for the Federal Communications Commission’s Amateur basic license examination. 100 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth. For details or to register, contact KE3AW@arrl.net or call 610-419-9286 or visit www.dlarc.club

Civil War Round Table of Eastern PA: Unique Looks at the Strange, Unusual, and Comical Side of America’s 19th and Early 20th Century with Victorian historian Adam Shefts. May 2: Nurses / Women of Gettysburg Who Came to the Rescue at George Spangler Farm. Presenter: Ron Kirkwood. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Delta Hotels by Marriot (former Holiday Inn), 7336 Adrienne Dr., Breinigsville. Information: Call 610-391-1000 or visit http://www.cwrteasternpa.org/calendar-1

Good Vibrations Chorus led by Nancy Shumaker. All singers welcome. 9:30 a.m. Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for information or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

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