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May 22

The Friends of the Southern Lehigh Library will host the presentation “Gardening for Birds and Butterflies” 7 p.m. at the library, 3200 Preston Lane, Center Valley. Led by Barbara Malt of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, the presentation will offer attendees insight into how to attract more birds and butterflies by creating a healthy backyard habitat. Register for the program at the library front desk.

May 25

MOPAR MADNESS of the Lehigh Valley is scheduled to host a cruise night fundraiser at Emmaus Community Park, 1375 Shimerville Road, 5-8 p.m. Also June 8 and 29. Cruise nights are weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome and all cash donations benefit the children’s charity Dream Come True. Visit the group’s Facebook page for additional details.

May 26

The Emmaus Veterans Honor Guard will pay their respects to veterans in all cemeteries in the borough, visiting Calvary, Old Moravian, Moravian, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and Evangelical cemeteries, reading a short prayer, conducting a rifle salute and playing taps at each location. The observance will begin 8 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery.

Country band SteelCreek opens the 2024 Emmaus Summer Entertainment Series at Emmaus Community Park 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.

May 27

Macungie Memorial VFW Post 9264 and Auxiliary will host the Macungie Memorial Day Observance, starting with a flag raising 10 a.m. immediately followed by the Macungie Memorial Day program 10:30 a.m. A memorial service, “All Gave Some - Some Gave All,” will be held noon at the Macungie Veterans Association, 287 Lehigh St. In the event of rain, services will be held in Macungie Memorial Park auditorium 10:30 a.m. For details, visit the website www.macungie.org or call or text 610-965-0372.

The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade will form in the Emmaus High School parking lot on North Street 9 a.m. and begin 9:30 a.m., proceeding onto Macungie Avenue, then onto Chestnut Street to Fourth Street, and ending at the Memorial Triangle, where Fourth and Third streets converge. The committee is urging all veterans to come and participate in the parade. A flatbed truck with seating will be available for anyone who would prefer not to walk that distance. There will be a memorial service which includes the reading aloud of more than 65 local service members who died while serving their country. Guest speakers will be local veterans sharing their military experiences. Please consider joining us this year to contribute to this very important remembrance. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled, but there will be a short ceremony held at the Memorial Triangle by the Honor Guard to honor all fallen heroes.

June 2

Kiwanis Club of Emmaus’ 49th annual Pancake and Sausage Festival 8 a.m. to noon at Emmaus Fire Co. #1, Sixth and Broad streets, Emmaus. Event includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, raffles, music and mascots. Children 8 years old and younger enjoy breakfast for free. For tickets, visit www.emmauskiwanis.org.

The Emmaus Rotary Club will hold a cornhole tournament 1-5 p.m. at McCall Taphouse, 7743 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsvile. Event includes all you can eat and drink. Teams interested in showcasing their cornhole skills may register at https://cornhole.emmausrotary.org.

June 4

Community blood drive 3-7 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Blood drive in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Call Deana at 610-217-3155 for an appointment.

Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 4601 Tilghman St., Allentown. The meeting will feature a lecture titled “Sewing with African Fabrics,” a trunk show and a shopping opportunity by quilter and author Lisa Shepard Stewart. There is a small fee for visitors, who are welcome. Visit the website www.crazyquilters.org for information about the guild and details about the meeting.

June 5

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a free food distribution 2 to 4 p.m. Also June 12, 19 and 26. Recipients must reside in the East Penn School District. Signs will be posted with information on where to park and which door to use for food pickup.

June 8

The Emmaus High School Class of 1969 will celebrate 55 years with a reunion 7 to 11 p.m. at Emmaus Fire Company #1, 50 S. Sixth St., Emmaus. For additional information, email ehsclassof69@ptd.net or text 484-951-8138.

The Salisbury Athletic Booster Club will hold a clothing drive 9 a.m. to noon at the Salisbury High School auxiliary gym entrance.

A run/walk and health fair in observance of Juneteenth will be held 9 a.m. in Riverside Park, Easton.

June 9

Flag raising ceremonies in recognition of Juneteenth will be held 3 p.m. in Bethlehem City Hall Plaza and 5 p.m. in Easton Circle, Easton. The ceremonies will include gospel music performances.

June 12

The West Ward Association Farmers’ Market will be held 3 to 7 p.m. at Paxinosa Elementary School, Easton.

June 13

A beauty, hair and fashion event in observance of Juneteenth will be held 6 to 9 p.m. at Sigal’s Museum, 342 Northampton St, Easton. For details visit the website https://juneteenthlv.org.

June 14

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie will host a free community meal 4 to 5:30 p.m. downstairs in the fellowship hall at the church. A takeout option also will be available. The menu will be hot dogs with sauerkraut, macaroni salad, baked beans and watermelon.

June 15

A Junteenth music and children’s festival will be held noon to 7 p.m. at ArtsQuest, SteelStacks, Bethelehem.

June 16

The second annual Juneteenth Parade hosted by Juneteenth Lehigh Valley will be held 3 p.m. in center city Easton.

June 19

A celebration of the National Negro Baseball League with the IronPigs is scehduled 7:05 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

June 20

The Friends of the 1803 House will host a fundraiser 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Stone Farm Cellars & Vineyard, 5831 Vera Cruz Road, Center Valley. There is a cost for tickets. Highlights include a lottery ticket wreath, a 50/50 raffle and performances by musician Hannah Violet. For tickets, call 484-264-8645. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

June 22

Upper Milford Western District Fire Company will host its “Kauffman’s” chicken barbecue takeout 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce and dinner roll and will be available for pickup at the rear of the firehouse, 6341 Chestnut St., Zionsville. There is a charge for tickets. To purchase tickets in advance call Rosie at 610-966-3367 or the fire company nonemergency number at 610-966-3541. Tickets will be available for purchase at the pick up location unless sold out.

June 30

Old Zionsville United Church of Christ will host the annual Dillingersville School House service 10:30 a.m. at the school house, 7226 School House Lane, Lower Milford Township. The Heidelberg Brass Band will present a polka service.

Aug. 25

The premiere screening and a gala celebrating the release of the local film “The Fries Rebellion” will be held 4 to 8 p.m. at the resort casino Wind Creek, Bethlehem. There is a cost for tickets. For information and/or to buy tickets visit the website www.Friesmovie.com.