COMPEER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown, needs volunteers for one-on-one friendship matches. Compeer matches volunteers from the community with members who are in stable, mental health recovery. Call 610-774-1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to be an integral part of the zoo family by providing Smart fun for over 200,000 visitors annually. Contact Julia Bieski, 610-799-4171, email@example.com.
A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:
Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.
Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852 (south side) or visit www.bapl.org (main) or http://www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); for the newsletter, visit http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ. Call 610-867-3761, ext.499 or visit www.bapl.org for information. 11 W. Church St. (main location) and 400 Webster St. (south side branch).
Wednesday, May 24
Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem City Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m., city hall, 10 E. Church St.
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Wednesday, May 31
Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
There will be a free Moravian Day festival, “Get On the Moravian Trail”, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17, on the lawn at Central Moravian Church, 73 W Church St. (Main Street side).
There will be displays, music, food and entertainment. The Bethlehem Municipal Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. The “trails” will feature meeting with historical Moravians, tour venues and children’s activities.
Up to 30 go-kart teams will compete in the inaugural SteelStacks Grand Prix from noon to 4 p.m. June 18. The event, presented by Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and ArtsQuest, includes racing, family activities, a car show, food vendors and trucks and features track side “grandstand” viewing areas and pit row VIP packages,
Hellertown resident is a Who’s Who
Kelsey Payung of Hellertown, a bachelor of science in health science major at Lebanon Valley College, received the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award.
The national program honors outstanding senior campus leaders for their academic, leadership, volunteerism and other co-curricular achievements.
Bethlehem man is new Eagle Scout
The City of Bethlehem has released the 2017 update of the city park rules. The following are prohibited / banned: swimming, alcohol (permitted in pavilions by permit), portable grills or open fires, tents or temporary structures and generators.
The Saucon Park and Monocacy Park Recreation Areas have special parking regulations. Parking fines in these areas are doubled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
State Senator Lisa Boscola announced that the City of Bethlehem has received $25, 000 out of a total of $75,000 for state Keystone Communities grants aimed at curbing blight and improving a community’s downtown business district.
The remainder of the grant monies have been given to the Greater Easton Development Partnership for its Keystone Main Street project.
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.
The Celtic Cultural Alliance announced that more than $9,000 in Celtic dance and music scholarships will be awarded during the 30th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in downtown historic Bethlehem. The categories are 8-12 and 13-18 years of age for both the dance and music categories. The application deadline is July 15.
There will be a free shortbread baking contest from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23. For information, registration and entry forms, visit www.celticfest.org/view_event/celtic_classic_shortbread_contest.