Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Amateur radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world or even into space, all without the Internet, land-line phones or cellphones. It’s fun, social and educational and can be a lifeline during times of need.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club offers free classes to prepare interested persons for the short entry-level FCC amateur radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.
The Emmaus Chorale is seeking additional voices for its spring concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Weekly rehearsals begin 7 p.m. March 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus, and will culminate in a public concert at the church, set for 3 p.m. June 7.
All voice parts, particularly low voice, are welcome.
This 45-member community choir, which is based in Emmaus, is open to participants throughout the Lehigh Valley. Auditions are not required. Membership is $25 per rehearsal set.
Zion United Church of Christ
There will be a special presentation of “I Am Paul,” where the apostle speaks from prison, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 23 at Zion United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
It is open to the public.
The production will be in honor of the many years of service by the church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Bob Stevens, who is retiring May 31.
The role of Paul will be enacted by Sunny Sweigart, of Act 1 Productions LLC. Local singer and actor Dan Rambo will voice the role of Jesus.
Fair Districts PA
Fair Districts PA will host an information session 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., on gerrymandering and how to end the system that allows the drawing of districts to benefit one political party.
The session is free and open to the public.
Fair Districts PA, a project of the League of Women Voters, is a nonprofit statewide organization that supports an impartial, transparent and accountable system for drawing boundaries for congressional and state legislative seats.
Penn State Master Gardeners will hold a workshop on the African violet plant 10 a.m.-noon March 14 at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., Catasauqua.
African violet plants are readily available with a variety of leaf and flower colors and patterns. Workshop participants will learn about soil, light and fertilizer requirements, common issues and propagation techniques.
With registration, participant will be given a pot, soil and an African violet to take home.
The deadline to register is March 6. There is a cost.
The Office of the State Fire Commissioner has approved approximately $800,000 in grants in support of emergency services in Northampton and Monroe counties.
Lehigh Valley Press, Times News and Vigilant Fire Company, of Slatington, are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers in Education program, which supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region, April 30 through May 3.
We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blu-ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.
Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.
REAL ESTATE TAXES
Northampton Borough residents are reminded the tax collection office has moved.
Bills are to be mailed to 427 E. 19th St. Those who choose to make the payment in person should use the rear entrance of the building.
The tax collector’s office moved from 2025 Northampton Ave.
Lehigh and Northampton County Master Watershed Stewards presents a fun, informative series of presentations on water quality topics.
These workshops are scheduled at various locations around the Lehigh Valley and highlight presentations by local water resource professionals and Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward volunteers.
The programs are typically scheduled for one and a half hours; however, time varies among presenters and venues.
Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced the awarding of $104,999 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.