The Bethlehem Food Co-Op’s sixth annual public Craft Fair and Earth Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, April 27 at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road.
There will be more than 40 local artisans, food vendors, crafters and community organizations. Education Tent programs run from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be children’s activities and a raffle.
There is no admission fee. For information, visit http://bit.ly/BFCcraftfair.
One of the best parts of being an administrator for the Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is being able to make positive change and that positive change is often made through grants. Grants are money that governments give to organizations to do something specific to benefit the community: install new picnic tables at a public park, preserve farmland, make a sidewalk handicapped accessible, etc.
BETHLEHEM SPECIAL OLYMPICS is looking for volunteers for their 8th Invitational Swim Meet from 8am-4:30pm on Saturday May 11 at Liberty High School. Many volunteers are needed to enable this to be an annual event. Full day volunteers sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa22a5f85-2019. If you can do at least a 4-hour shift, do not sign up on Sign up Genius, but contact Dana Lindsey at email@example.com with your time.
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans to receive a pension of $150 per month.
Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th
Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem
Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.
Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th
Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown
Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.
Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th
Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County
Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.
Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th
Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton
Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815,
Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical Students have been preparing for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Autism Walk to be hosted at the SteelStacks April 27. Students have been preparing the famous puzzle pieces made of particle board that the children customize to their own design. So far the students cut, sanded and base coated 350 pieces. Approximately e18 students have assisted in preparing the pieces and another 21 students will participate in the walk.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”
The Walk Away Girl
Someone was rude to me today
I walked away
Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay
The Calm Girl
When someone is rude
They would not let me play
But I stay calm
Kind and Smart
I feel like
I’m perfect me
If anyone is mean I’ll walk away
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
People on the airwaves always preach
who I should be
How to dress,
how to talk, maybe how to breathe
We could always use their limber fingers to
paint pictures on what young girls
should aspire to be
We are not Beautiful
unless we look like women in magazines
no power without a man standing
next to me
Can someone tell me if this
is all an illusion or if this is how
the world is turning out to be?
It’s the 21st century
Age 13, Grade 8
Broughal Middle School