The South Side Sneakers Walking Club will be held from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. The 45-minute Greenway strolls are open to the public and begin at the Southside branch of the library, 400 Webster St. For more information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610-867-7852.
Broughal School will hold a sixth-grade parent orientation at 6 p.m. at the school, 114 W. Morton St. There will be a talk about school goals and programs and a question and answer session. The school year begins Aug. 27.
Wallace F. Karp, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 30, 2012, in his residence at Traditions of Hanover. Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late Wallace J. and Mary (Kniffin) Karp. He was the husband of Doris (Collins) Karp for 60 years.
He earned a master's degree in technical education.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radio operator in Newfoundland.
The inaugural Southside Bethlehem bike show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 along Third, Fourth and New streets.
The event, for Harleys, cruisers, classics and sports bikes, is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association SouthSide Arts District merchants. There will be prizes, a chili pepper eating contest, live entertainment, a poker walk and more.
Fifty percent of the registration fee will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-739-1273.
The Bethlehem Area Public Library hosts a get ready for kindergarten program at 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. There will be stories, activities and a film for any five-year-old resident of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Hanover Township (Northampton County) and Lower Saucon Township.
Registration is not required. For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.
Southside Ministries free Fun Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Carlton Aveenue. There will be pizza, snacks, games, face painting, balloon sculptures and a prize walk.
Frank J. Vandergrift Sr., 79, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marie T. (Yost) Vandergrift for 59 years.
Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frederick Vandergrift and Julia (Marth) Vandergrift.
A Korean war veteran, he was a corporal in the army medical service.
He was an investment broker for Janney Montgomery Scott, Allentown, retiring in 1997.
The Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) is participating in the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child initiative.
This year's selection, "Stop Snoring, Bernard," by Zachariah O'Hora, will be read on the hour throughout the day Aug. 15 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. The story is about a little otter whose snoring bothers the other animals. There will be crafts.
For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.
Hellertown-Lower Saucon's 11th annual Community Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at Dimmick Park. The activities will include bicycle demonstrations, entertainment, dancing, live music, a flag ceremony and a car show. At noon, local and state representatives will be recognizing Bob Zerfass and the Hellertown Royals baseball team and local businesses Bechdolt's Orchard and Klotz's Bait and Tackle Shop.