Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a free food distribution 2 to 4 p.m. Also Sept. 13, 20 and 27. Recipients must reside in the East Penn School District. Signs will be posted with information on where to park and which door to use to pick up food.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus is inviting Pinochle and bridge players to a dessert card party 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. There is a cost. This is the premiere fundraising activity for the club’s scholarship program. There will be delicious desserts and prizes. To reserve a table, contact Sandy at 610-395-6434. Space is limited.
Sept. 7, 8 & 9
40th Anniversary Fall Fest at St. Ann’s Church, 415 S. Sixth St., Emmaus. Event includes carnival rides, ethnic food, live bands, kids’ entertainment, raffles and bingo. For more information, visit www.churchstannfest.org.
Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a free takeout only community meal 4 to 5:30 p.m. The meal will be chicken potpie with salad, roll with butter and a brownie. Drive to the back doors of the church to pick up meals.
Purse bingo at Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. Second St., Alburtis sponsored by Church of the Good Shepherd UCC. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; bingo starts 1 p.m. For tickets, visit https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/7276716.
Blank Slate and Kalmbach Memorial Park, 200 Cotton St., Macungie, will host a Peace Fest 6 to 8 p.m. in celebration of International Peace Day. The event will feature a potluck dinner and participants are encouraged to bring a dish reflective of their culture, family and/or faith tradition. Registration is required and seating is limited. Visit the website kalmbachpark.com for information.
The annual Farewell to Summer Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Triangle Park and various venues in Emmaus. The festival is free and highlights include food trucks, music performances, face painting, a family-friendly movie at the Emmaus Theatre, a martial arts demonstration, story times, a tie-dye station, local artisans and businesses, chalk the walk and a scarecrow trail.
The Emmaus Historical Society in conjunction with the other members of the Heritage Alliance will host the Emmaus Heritage Festival, 218 Main St. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the same day and time as the Emmaus Farewell to Summer Festival. There will be live music, crafters, a food truck, black smith and long rifle demonstrations as well as games and interactive displays.
The Emmaus Historical Society will hold its first fall program at John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Bill Barto, past president of the society, will present a new program entitled “The Emmaus 125th Anniversary Homecoming Parade of 1984.” A color video of the parade will be presented as well as a brief slideshow of photos from that day. Programs are free to the public. Refreshments and snacks are served after the program.