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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.

The Upper Milford Historical Society will host a free talk by Mike Jesberger on baseball during the Civil War era. The talk begins 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township municipal building, 5671 Chestnut St. Doors open 6 p.m. and all are welcome.

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.

“Rest In Peace: An Early Autumn Afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour,” led by historian Joshua Arthur Fink, will be held 4:30 p.m. at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown. The walk will begin in the historic sanctuary of the church and then proceed out onto the old and new cemeteries. Participants will view the oldest tombstone on the cemetery that can still be read in its entirety (and the oldest tombstone on any Lutheran or Reformed Cemetery in Lehigh County in its original burial place), as well as a marker memorializing the local Native Americans whom tradition says were buried there. Also explored will be symbols or decorations on some select tombstones, burial sites of Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers and the grave of a local chocolatier. The program will be held rain or shine and last approximately 1 1/2 hours; it will end with refreshments and fellowship time in the Tilghman K. Kline Memorial Chapel. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, and, in case of rain, bring an umbrella. Donations will be accepted benefiting the history committee.

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. 7

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will host a free apple harvest festival 1-4 p.m. Enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, apple pie, ice cream, drinks, free games and prizes for children, face painting and a cake walk. Donate one non-perishable food item to receive one free raffle ticket for the basket raffle. All food donations will be given to the Grace Food Cupboard distribution, held 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday for residents of the East Penn School District. For more information, visit www.gracemacungie.org or call 610-966-3325.

Oct. 8

Bingo at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown, 2 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Louise at 610-866-1611.

The Longswamp Township Historical Society will host a free event (rain or shine) in the Longswamp Township Park, 1112 State St., Mertztown. The event will celebrate its recent acquisition of a 1941 Reading Company cupola caboose and there will be a ceremonial groundbreaking for a future museum and historical library building that will be operated by the LTHS. The caboose was installed in the Longswamp Park June 22 and will serve as an ancillary museum structure. The museum/library building will be located nearby. Event will be held between noon and 5 p.m. For more information, email longswamphistory@gmail.com.

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. The afternoon will be 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with Craft. 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.

Fall craft and vendor sale at Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, 235 E. Penn Ave., Alburtis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, attic treasures, gift basket auction, baked goods, refreshments and lunch.

Oct. 24

Mike Jesberger, historical reenactor and lecturer, will present the program “True Story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman” 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kalmbach Park, 200 Cotton St., Macungie. Seating is limited. Visit the website kalmbachpark.com for details.

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.