The Liberty Bell Museum will hold the annual Independence Day program at 1:30 p.m. on July 4 in the museum level of at Zion U.C.C. “Liberty Bell” Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. At 2 p.m., there will be a national bell ringing ceremony, with Pip the Mouse leading the ringing of the Liberty Bell replica.
ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for age 14-15) to join the best music festival in North America – Musikfest. Sign up at www.artsquest.org/volunteer or call Courtney at 610-332-1354 for a paper application.
EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for an event at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers July 11. Call Kerri DiDario, 610-402-0188.
GRACEDALE NURSING HOME, Nazareth, needs a volunteer to play either the piano or organ for its weekly Friday worship service from 2-3 p.m. Call Jennie Repsher, 610-829-3823.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will hold a volunteer weekend for teenagers (14 through 18 years old) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 and 30 at the sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton.
Trail maintenance, managing and clearing out some invasive species so native plants can properly flourish; and preventing spotted lantern fly infestations. Registered teenagers may be able to log their volunteer service hours.
Deegan named Fulbright finalist
Brigid Deegan ’19, of Bethlehem, was named a J. William Fulbright program finalist during a Muhlenberg College annual Honors Convocation recently. It is awarded through national competition for graduate study or teaching abroad.
Lopez in Peru
Jennifer Lopez, of Bethlehem, was one of nine Lebanon Valley College students who completed a week of service in Peru in May. She is pursuing a bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish at the college.
Wednesday, June 26
Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem City Zoning Hearing, 6 p.m. 10 E. Church St.
Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Lehigh Co. Board of Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Thursday, June 27
Hanover Twp. NorCo Zoning Hearing Board (as needed). Time to be announced. 3630 Jacksonville Road.
Monday, July 1
Northampton County Revenue Appeals Board, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:
Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ.
In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations of Cedarbrook county homes.
Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.
SteelStacks will hold the annual Independence Day Celebration, presented by Embassy Bank, begins on July 3 with Joe Miralles and Reservoir Hill performing at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Stage, Air Products Town Square. The U.S. Army Field Band will be at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks at 7:30 p.m.
LANtabus and LANtaVan will be operating on a Sunday schedule on July 4. Offices and customer service will be closed.
For more information, visit www.lantabus.com/holiday-service/.
There will be a special public Independence Day morning program on July 7 at Zion U.C.C. “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Gathering music will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the service at 10:45 a.m. The guest is Congresswoman Susan Wild. There will be a free will offering.
There will be the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by audience participants and the ringing of “Allentown’s ‘Liberty Bell’” with the costumed museum tour guide and docent Stephanie Burke. The Liberty Bell Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m.; visit www.libertybellmuseum.org.