The Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The program is part of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Must be at least 60 years of age
• Must be a Lehigh County resident
• Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis
• Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others
Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk, to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.
The run begins 8:30 a.m., and the 5K walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.
Come early to check out the merchandise table and the raffle.
You can also visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.
The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.
This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, Panel Play, a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.
Entries will be displayed, and guild members will vote for their favorites. Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.
Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.
Outreach for veterans
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.
A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensations, educational opportunities, health care and benefits.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.
“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”
Local grants include:
Whitehall Township — $299,827
Whitehall Township’s annual tree-lighting celebration is set for Dec. 5.
The event starts 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
There will be free refreshments, along with a special visitor — Santa.
Entertainment will be provided by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center and the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Chorale.
The event is sponsored by Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau.
For more information, contact the township recreation office at 610-467-5524, ext. 160, or the recreation hotline at ext. 200.
The public is invited to the dedication of the sign commemorating the archaeological dig of the Fort Deshler site. The event will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 9 along the Ironton Rail Trail.
Fort Deshler was owned by Adam Deshler. It was provisioned as a place of refuge during times of unrest by the Pennsylvania Assembly and Benjamin Franklin. It was the only Colonial fort utilized for refuge during the 1763 Indian uprising.
Alpha Delta Kappa
Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Society of Women Educators has celebrated its 64th anniversary.
This group is dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. Members serve their communities in many ways, including volunteering, tutoring, offering scholarships and giving donations to community projects.
The Alpha chapter, organized in 1954 in the Allentown School District, was the first chapter of the organization established in Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit adkalpha54.wixsite.com/paalpha.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Northampton County and Lehigh County are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the 7th Congressional District race 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
The forum is being hosted at the Gracedale Nursing Home chapel, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some meet-and-greet time with the candidates.
There is plenty of parking.
Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) seminar 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport.