Cancer Support COMMUNITY
The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.
• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.
Cedarbrook Nursing Home
The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released its 2018 quarterly evaluation of nursing homes. Cedarbrook Nursing Home received five out of five stars for overall quality.
In addition, it saw its staff rating increase from three stars to four stars and received four stars for nurse staffing.
Civil War Days
On May 19 and 20, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor its 10th Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street. The event opens 9 a.m. Saturday.
The free monthly Cars & Coffee Lehigh Valley series, presented by Chevrolet 21, featuring up to 500 different vehicles of all makes and models, continues 9 a.m. May 20.
The featured automobile will be a custom-built Tucker 48, created by Rob Ida of Ida Automotive in New Jersey, along with Tucker family member Sean Tucker. One of the original 51 Tuckers is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Lehigh Valley residents can safely dispose of personal financial documents and other sensitive records at an Operation: Stop Scams shredding event offered by AARP Pennsylvania May 5 at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.
The free event will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Whitehall Fire Dept.
Whitehall Bureau of Fire will be having an open house at the Robert L. Benner Fire Training Grounds noon-4 p.m. May 6. There will be demonstrations of fire extinguishers for the public to try, as well as automobile extrication and other demonstrations throughout the event.
The department will be accepting applications for anyone wishing to become a volunteer firefighter.
Light refreshments will also be served.
Those planning to attend should drive to 2600 Lehigh St. and follow the signs to the training facility, which is on a private road.
Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number (VIN) etching event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12 at the Whitehall Township Public Works building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles motorists can bring to the event.
VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle’s unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.
Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley
Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is holding a spring open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28.
It will be held at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.
Guests are invited to a Q&A to learn about Islamic and Muslim culture, visit cultural stations, sample cuisine, take guided tours of the center and more.
Modest dress is requested of guests. Casual pants, jeans and long skirts are acceptable.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.
By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.
The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.
“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this great free event.