There’s an adage — if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That was the message imparted to attendees of a program called Scam Jam: Fight Back held May 20 at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Bethlehem Township. The event, sponsored by AARP Pennsylvania and Country Meadows, was designed to help seniors protect themselves from frauds and scams.
“Remember, it’s your money, and some people will do anything they can to take it,” said Mary Bach, a consumer advocate who leads AARP Pennsylvania’s all volunteer Consumer Issues Task Force.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.
House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.
The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Words of inspiration and encouragement flowed June 3 as Whitehall High School’s 115th graduating class, comprised of more than 350 students, bid farewell to their lives as high school students and welcomed the challenges of the road ahead.
Held at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, the Whitehall-Coplay School District graduation ceremony began with a procession of students clad in the school’s maroon and gold to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Whitehall High School band.
A Whitehall Township commissioner is calling for the resignation of a fellow commissioner after he allegedly made an inflammatory statement during the municipal primary May 21.
According to Commissioner Joseph Marx Jr., the “only appropriate action would be a resignation” after Commissioner Jeffrey Warren made the comment heard by a third commissioner at a township polling place.
Marx, who was running for mayor on the Democratic ticket in the primary, said he was telling a voter he was a Marine Corps veteran when Warren allegedly said, “Timothy McVeigh was also a veteran.”
On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.
The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.
The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.
At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, will welcome the public to its annual Celebrate Community event June 2.
After an outdoor service 9:30 a.m., festivities will commence 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside.
Highlights of the day include food for purchase, live music from The Deadliners, entertainment from Tootsee the Clown, a kids’ area and a 50/50 basket raffle with a chance to win tickets to Hershey Park.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.