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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by Dynamic Duo, 1-3 p.m.

Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

ITN LV

Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No minimum hours are required.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Advance tickets to be available

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Celtic

CLASSIC

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10-percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

The Bethlehem festival runs Sept. 22-24.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and South Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

For more information, visit celticfest.org; Twitter @CelticClassic; and on at Facebook.com/CelticClassic.

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL

Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, Nazareth, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road, Emmaus. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by Dynamic Duo, 1-3 pm.

GoGoGrandparent offers transportation

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SENIOR RIDES

According to the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, a new program for seniors provides rides without them having to use public transportation or a taxi.

GoGoGrandparent was founded by a young man living with his grandmother who didn’t want a smartphone but wanted to use a ride service. The national company provides rides with companies such as Uber and Lift without the rider having to use a smartphone to use an on-demand car service.

Events Aug. 4-13

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

bethlehem museums

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites will host several activities in different areas during Musikfest, Aug. 4-13.

• Blacksmith, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. 1750 Smithy; professional blacksmiths demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges and door handles.

• Springhouse exhibition and store, noon-7 p.m. Original springhouse, built by the Moravians to enclose a high-volume spring. Store items for purchase.

New volunteers welcome

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

COUNTY 4-H

Lehigh County 4-H Club is seeking volunteers.

When you volunteer to become a 4-H leader, you reap so many rewards, not only for yourself, but also for 4-H members and your community.

With the wide variety of programs offered through 4-H, you can get involved in an activity or club that interests you and develop your skills, while you enrich the lives of the youth you work with.

Why should you consider becoming a leader?

• You are needed to help youth become better citizens.

New flag disposal sites available

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county government center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook Allentown and Fountain Hill locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it.

Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

The Angels Against Alzheimer’s walk team is a local group of people who for years have committed themselves to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.

They are sponsoring two activities this year.

One is a benefit softball game to be held at Patriots Park, 1027 Wyoming St., Allentown, Aug. 20. The rain date is Aug. 27.

This softball game will feature a team from WFMZ/Channel 69 vs. Patriots Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Team.

The festivities will start 6 p.m.

Gates open 5 p.m.