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Sept. 13

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a free food distribution every Wednesday in September 2-4 p.m. Recipients must reside in the East Penn School District. Signs will be posted to direct you where to park and which door to use to pick up your food. Also Sept. 20 and 27.

Sept. 16

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. There will be live music, crafters, a food truck, blacksmith and long rifle demos as well as games and interactive displays.

The Knauss Homestead will host a Harvest Festival noon to 5 p.m. at 152 E. Main St., Emmaus. Event includes local vendors, food and drink, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and historic home and barn tours.

Sept. 20

The Emmaus Historical Society will host its first program of fall 7 p.m. at John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Bill Barto, past president of the Emmaus Historical Society, will present a new program titled, “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.

Sept. 23

Lower Milford’s 21st annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the township grounds, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg. The theme is “Equine and Bovine Country” focusing on the horse and cattle farms in the towship. Event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, tractor-pulled wagon rides, hot air balloon rides, vendors, animal rescues, food, a Kiddie Korner and more. For more information, call 610-967-4949.

Sept. 26

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting will be held 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The program is titled “How the Pretzel Survived Prohibition and Other Twisted Tales.” Candace Perry of the Schwenkfelder Heritage Society will present the illustrated program of the long and storied history of pretzels. The program is free and everyone is welcome.

Sept. 27

The Emmaus Rotary Club will host a networking event 6-8 p.m. at Yergey Brewing, 235 Main St., Emmaus. Local residents, business professionals and community leaders are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served as well as craft beers offered by Yergey Brewing. A $10 donation is suggested and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Tails of Valor, an organization providing service dogs for veterans.

Sept. 28

The Macungie Institute will host a free identity theft and fraud lecture 6-7 p.m. at the institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie. The event is sponsored by New Tripoli Bank. To RSVP call 610-966-7830.

Oct. 1

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

Oct. 5

The Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., will host a book club 7 p.m. All are welcome. Visit www.macungieinstitute.com for details.

Oct. 9

Upper Milford Fire Dept, 6341 Chestnut St., Zionsville, will host a takeout chicken barbecue dinner 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are available through the fire company website, from firefighters and at the time of meal pickup. Dinner includes 1/2 barbecue chicken, 1/2 baked potato, applesauce and a roll. Buy your ticket early to make sure you secure a plate. For additional details and/or tickets call Rosie at 610-966-3367.

Oct. 14

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers’ Group will hold “Story Shrink”, a one-day workshop for authors ready to develop three critical elements for marketing a book-synopsis, pitch, and logline- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. online via Zoom. Kathryn Craft, developmental editor with WritingPartner.com, will lead the workshop. The morning consists of a half-day intensive where attendees will learn how to write a synopsis, shrink it down to a pitch, and shrink the pitch down to a one-sentence logline that begs interest. Attendees will have the opportunity to offer feedback on each other’s work. The afternoon will be 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with Craft. Each session is intended to help attendees apply the lessons from the morning to their individual project. Registration is limited to only eight slots for the afternoon session. There is a cost for each session. For more information or to register, visit glvwg.org.

Nov. 1

The Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie, will host a wine and cheese gathering 6:30 p.m. There is a cost for tickets and space is limited. Tickets area available at the institute 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Ticket purchase is by check.

Dec. 4

A free holiday luncheon for Macungie borough residents 70 years and older will be held at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St. Seating is limited and reservations must be made by Nov. 3. Call 610-966-7830 to RSVP.