Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.
By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.
The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.
“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this great free event.
Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.
The day’s activities include 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).
Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal pavilion.
There is a cost per golfer.
Memorial Day parade
Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.
Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.
The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.
Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.
Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is offering a pet loss and grief seminar 2-3:30 p.m. April 29 at the funeral home.
The seminar, on coping with life after the loss of a pet, will be presented by Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support.
Learn about topics that address grief after the loss of a beloved pet.
Topics include human-animal bond, learning about grief, coping with grief, struggling with guilt and regrets, the need to mourn, healing after loss, memorialization, children and pets in grief and when to adopt again.
United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service that connects 97 percent of Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services available to help.
In 2017, more than 199,000 Pennsylvanians turned to 2-1-1 for help. In our region, 2-1-1 calls for health and human services have more than doubled over the past three years, from approximately 2,800 in 2013-14 to 7,400 in 2016-17. Sixty percent of those calls were for homeless services and housing.
Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) will hold its 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall. Lehigh Valley music students will perform at three locations within the mall.
Special guest will be Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and current member of Penn State’s Blue Band. She will be at the mall noon Sunday.
Learn more about the art of guitar building and Luthier certification during free information sessions at Northampton Community College’s Fab Lab. Choose from three session dates offered 6 p.m. March 7, April 4 and May 2 at Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.
During the two-hour session, Jeffrey Boerner, Fab Lab director and Luthier, will discuss the certification program in detail, show you the guitars you will build, give you a tour of the Fab Lab and review the cost associated with the certification.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s art education fund, which provides arts and education programs for area students.
Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites.
For tickets and information, visit steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.
The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of blood.
Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).