We have a lot going on at the Whitehall Township Public Library during the next few months because of our 50th anniversary.
Please pick up a copy of our newsletter and calendar or continue reading this column in The Press.
All of our programs are free and open to the public.
Representatives from Sen. Lisa Boscola's (D-18th) office will be here to help patrons fill out Property Tax Rent Rebate Assistance forms.
The library has forms available, and someone will be available to assist you Friday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room.
Since we are fast-approaching May 15, the threat of frost should be no more.
We should all be safe to plant our annual flowers now and enjoy them through summer.
The neighborhoods are already looking welcoming with the green grass and colorful hanging baskets and pots appearing on the porches and patios of our community.
Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the warmer weather we are having.
The Fullerton American Legion Post 367, 609 Fullerton Ave., will have its Memorial Day service outside on Post grounds, weather permitting, 10 a.m. Monday, May 25.
If the weather does not cooperate, the event will be held inside the main hall.
There is ample parking in the lot to the rear and north sides of the Post home.
Light refreshments will be served after the ceremonies.
For more information, call Post Commander Clair Hunsberger at 610-437-4032 or Post Adjunct Ronald Dickert at 610-266-1195.
The Laurel Fire Company is hosting a Roaring '20s party 8-11 p.m. May 16. Included with your ticket purchase is an entry into a costume contest, your first 1920s-style drink, a silent films showcase, a light buffet and an unforgettable night, all for a good cause.
The music for the night will be provided by the live jazz band Jazz Liquidity. They will be performing big band hits such as "The Charleston," "Minnie the Moocher," "Jump Jive and Wail," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "It Had to Be You" and "It Don't Mean a Thang," plus 50 other great jazz tunes from that era.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a blood drive Monday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
To schedule a time to donate, contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061.
Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association is hosting a Night at the Races Saturday, May 16, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the first race starting at 6 p.m.
Videotapes will be shown of actual horse races.
The event takes place at the Cementon Playground pavilion on Dewey Street.
Food and refreshments will be available.
There is a cost.
May is Zinio Month at the Coplay Public Library.
Zinio is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines. We currently have 103 magazines available for you to download to your Kindles, iPads, iPhones or computers.
You can check out as many issues as you want, and you can keep them forever. All you need to start is a library card.
Call the library or stop in with any questions. We would be happy to get you started.
Story Time with Miss Jo will be held 11 a.m. on Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21.
Enjoy what we hope to be a warm spring, but be on the lookout for ticks this season.
Be sure to check yourself after working in the yard or going for walks, and also check your pets thoroughly, too.
Wear light-colored clothing when outdoors so you can easily spot any ticks.
Remember that although many stores in the Valley have beautiful annual flowers for sale, it is not yet safe to plant your annuals due to the danger of frost.
The general rule of thumb is to wait until May 15 to ensure the best chance for your annuals to thrive.
St. Elizabeth's Golden Agers will have an anniversary dinner tomorrow in the parish hall.
Appetizers will be served from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and the dinner is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Eileen Schedler at 610-437-4080.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, Whitehall, will host a family dance Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Thank you so much to all of our good friends for the help during our recent book and bake sale!
We received many donations of materials and baked goods and were able to raise some funds for the library. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
Story Time with Miss Jo will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays: April 23 and 30 and May 7. Preregistration is not required, and all ages are welcome.
Call the library at 610-262-7351 with any questions.
The Whitehall Lions Club is having a spring basket social 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 1 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Cementon Playground.
The public is invited to bid on favorite baskets and support this civic organization.
The fourth annual Egypt Park Festival and Curt Simmons Day will be held Saturday, May 30.
The day will start off with a 10 a.m. parade down Main Street in Egypt, followed by a rededication of the World War II memorial.
The day then moves forward with kiddie carnival rides, music, food and beer.