Time is running out to register for East Allen Township’s summer camp.
Sign-ups are being accepted at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-Aug. 1 at Bicentennial Park for ages 5-12.
For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.
Reminder: A Butterfly to Remember memorial event will be held 6 p.m. June 13 at Wayne Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion No. 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.
Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, will be having a strawberry festival 3-9 p.m. June 8.
There will be lots of good food, games, a prize raffle, cake walk and bingo. Music will be provided by Country Rhythm.
Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, has announced the women’s group will be having a rock painting event 7 p.m. June 10.
Bath Community Days and carnival will be held June 12-15 at the Ciff Cowling Field, Allen Street. Hours are 6-10 p.m. each night except Saturday, which is 6-11 p.m.
Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 7-9 as National Gun Awareness Weekend — and June 7 as National Gun Awareness Day — in the borough.
“I join with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, annually each June to remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and must declare that we, as a country, must do more to reduce gun violence,” he said.
Reenock encourages residents to wear orange June 7 to help raise awareness of gun violence.
Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12. There will be a closing program 7 p.m. July 12.
The theme, “To Mars and Beyond,” will have children journeying through space and exploring where God’s power can take them.
VBS is for children ages 3 years old, and potty trained, to children who will be completing sixth grade in June.
Registrations can be made at vbs.hopecherryville.org or by calling the church office at 610-767-7203.
T-shirts are provided for each student who is registered by June 16.
• Movie: “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700
• Registration begins for youth and adult summer reading programs, during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
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Reminder: Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3-5 and grades 1-5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.
For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.
Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a poker run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1. Registration is 10 a.m.-noon.
There will be food and a deejay 2-4 p.m.
For more information, contact the club at 610-837-0310.
Moorestown Garden Club will have its next meeting 7 p.m. June 4 at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive.
For more information, call 610-759-1652.
A Butterfly to Remember memorial event will be held 6 p.m. June 13 at Wayne Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion No. 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.
The event is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. A butterfly release was chosen as a symbol to represent change and hope — themes that represent the end-of-life journey. AseraCare Hospice is organizing the event.
To RSVP or for more information, contact the Rev. David Duquette at email@example.com or 610-336-0711.
Today, I am in the new Bath Museum looking at the impact of World War II on Bath — the year, 1940.
Our economy was slowly improving. We were optimistic. We hoped the Great Depression was in the past.
In 1940, war raged in Europe; Japan threatened the peace in Asia. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, thrust us into a world war, one we attempted to avoid. Now, our factories, farms and citizens mobilized for the war.
Storytime will be held 11 a.m. May 30 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. May 30 in the social hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.
Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7:30 p.m. May 30 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
Suburban North Family YMCA is offering a new weekly camp program at Saylor Park in Coplay for children ages 5-14 years beginning June 17 and ending Aug. 16.
Camp is held 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.