The League of Women Voters of Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be conducting its seventh biennial "Running for Local Office Workshop" 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17. It will be held at the Kiva Building at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.
Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.
More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."
The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
A variety of area residences will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.
Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or a self-guided, 'drive it yourself' option. The Holiday House Tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.
On Dec. 5, the houses are open for a self-guided tour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Participants can also enjoy a luncheon at the school 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., served by Swain's Class of 2013 in formal attire.
Boy Scouts and volunteers from the local Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council will be out on Saturday, Nov. 10, collecting nonperishable food donations for their 26th annual Scouting For Food community food drive.
Door hangers were delivered throughout many area neighborhoods Oct. 20, letting residents know about the food drive.
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation SM in observation of October's Domestic Violence Awareness month.
The Lehigh and Northampton counties program will use the grant to provide critical support for its operational costs at Turning Point's emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
The agency provides free and confidential prevention programs, legal advocacy, case management, community education and counseling.
The First Northern Bank and Trust Egypt office will hold a food drive to benefit the North Whitehall Food Pantry through Nov. 16.
Those who bring a donation will be entered to win one of two $25 gift certificates for a turkey.
Donations may be dropped off at 2228 Old Post Road, Coplay (at the Kornfeind shopping center).
For more information, contact Wendy M. Arrasmith at 610-261-0300.
Renew Lehigh Valley will hold a series of public meetings to engage the residents of the Lehigh Valley in a regional planning project called Envision Lehigh Valley.
The public meetings will garner residents' views and input on the overall quality of life in their neighborhood and the greater Lehigh Valley and engage them in an integral planning process for the future of the community.
According to the latest U.S. Census data, the Lehigh Valley is projected to grow by another 188,700 people (32.6 percent), or 72,000 households, by 2030.
Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Weissport Park and Lehigh Canal Park, 880 Allen St., Weissport.
The event will include hayrides along the historic canal, tractor show, crafters, pumpkin patch, homemade food and children's activities.
Table service will be available to accommodate seniors and people with disabilities.
There will also be a large Chinese auction.
LeatherCrafters 4-H Club of Northampton County is reforming for the 2012-13 year, with meetings running through April.
The first meeting of the year will be held on Friday, Oct. 19. From January to April, the club will meet on the first and third Friday of each month.
The club is looking for new members ages 8-18. LeatherCrafters 4-H members learn how to tool and craft leather, making projects to be exhibited at the 4-H Fair in August and used by members.
Northampton Community College will host a household hazardous waste drop-off event Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college's main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.
Paint and automotive products, along with cleaners, pesticide products and miscellaneous items such as thermostats, mercury batteries, glues and adhesives, nail polishes, fluorescent light bulbs and mercury light switches will be accepted.