The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is offering free classes to prepare interested individuals for the short entry-level FCC Amateur Radio license test and the start of enjoyment in amateur radio communications.
Participants will learn how radios and antennas work, how to set up and operate a station at home, in their vehicle, and while they walk using a small hand-held radio, and more.
If you are within the age range of about 8 to 80 plus, and have an interest in amateur radio, you qualify for enrollment.
Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul has issued a warning regarding reports of individuals receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.
The caller claims that the individual’s child/grandchild has been charged with a crime and that bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately. The caller then directs the person to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free, open to the public, classes for both entry-level Amateur Radio license and the General Class license from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning March 6, and run for 10 Tuesday evenings (the FCC license test will be offered on the last evening) at the Gracedale Complex, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064. Amateur (Ham) radio is used for emergency communication, in public service events, radio contests, or casual conversations with other users anywhere in the world.
A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:
Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda: Marianne Knipe, pastel paintings; through March 1. City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit http://bfac-lv.org/.
Allentown AARP Chapter No. 5415 will meet at noon March 1 at St. Timothy Church, 140 So. Ott St., Allentown.
The program at 1 p.m. will be presented by Martha Lieberman with Project Lifesaver.
Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
For more information, call 610-437-4265.
The Allentown Music Club is sponsoring the 2018 Dr. Albert Hofammann Scholarship for Young Pianists. Piano students who attend a school in Lehigh or Northampton County, and are enrolled in grades nine through 12, are eligible. Applications for the $1,000 prize competition must be received by Feb. 26.
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, will hold the annual Pins for Pets Bowl-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 10 at Jordan Lanes, 731 Jordan Parkway, Whitehall. Bobby Gunther Walsh and WAEB 790 radio will be live broadcasting from 9 a.m. to noon.
Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar on air between March 1 and 10 by the listeners of WAEB 790 Radio.
The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association will hold the 36th annual Hannah Young Play-A-Thon from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at three locations in the Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall.
Several hundred local piano, other instrumental and vocal students will perform a variety of music during the free and open to the public LVMTA benefit. Miss Pennsylvania 2018 Katie Schreckengast, a saxophonist and a current member of the Penn State Blue Band, will appear at noon on Feb. 25.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its meeting 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.
The program will be “Common Mode Noise Problems and Solutions” presented by Ken/KB3MDT.
Hams and others interested in the radio club are welcome to attend.
For more information, go to www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.
Wednesday, February 21
Bethlehem Council, 7 p.m. 10 E. Church St.
Monday, February 26
BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road. (snow date: Feb. 28)
Tuesday, February 27
Hanover Twp. Supervisors, 7 p.m. 3630 Jacksonville Road.
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Saucon Valley School Board, 7 p.m., Audion building, 2097 Polk Valley Road.
Wednesday, February 28
Snow date: BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.