Liberty and Freedom high school students have organized a district-wide fundraiser to benefit the Houston Independent School District.
Bracelets with the message, “BASD Helps Heal Houston” will be available for sale beginning Sept. 11 at all BASD schools. For members of the general public, bracelets will be available at both high schools’ athletic offices during weekdays and for sale at football games at BASD Stadium starting Sept. 8.
THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email email@example.com.
St. Paul Baptist Church in Bethlehem has begun collecting donations to support families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey
The collection will continue throughout the month of September, according to Esther Lee, missionaries servant leader of the church.
Those wishing to contribute can send their donations to St. Paul Baptist Church, 925 East Goepp St., Bethlehem, PA 18107
Checks and money orders can be made payable to St. Paul Church. Include “Texas Disaster” in the memo line.
For more information, contact the church at 610-691-9810.
Northampton County residents age 60 and over are eligible to receive $20 dollars worth of coupons (once for the season) for use at state-registered farmers markets (not for supermarkets or grocery stores). To be eligible, residents must have an income of $22, 311 per year or less or be a married couple (both may receive coupons) with an income of $30,044 per year or less. Proof of age and residence must be presented by all applicants.
Thursday, September 21
International Day of Peace, United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
Lehigh Valley Veterans For Peace -International Day of Peace from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the public one and a half mile loop walk starting at Zion’s Reformed U.C.C. Church, 620 Hamilton St., Allentown. Moment of silent meditation / prayer at noon.
Celebrating Victories/Keeping Vigilance, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 610-861-7555 to register. 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.
Friday, September 22
The Lehigh Valley Heart Walk will be held at 1:30 p.m. at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. The walk, lead by six-year-old congenital heart defect survivor Ryder Hoffman of Emmaus, steps off at 3 p.m. The event will host health screenings, CPR demonstration, games and fitness demos.
The Salvation Army will hold the fourth annual free Senior Health Fair, for seniors ages 50 and up, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. Oct. 5 at 521 Pembroke Road.
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 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: Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley exhibit: ”Fourth Year Anniversary Impressions” Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. September 5 to October 13. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. September 10. City Hall complex, 10 E. Church St. Visit http://bfac-lv.org/.
The 30th annual Celtic Classic, the largest free Celtic fest in North America, will open at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and closes at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in downtown Bethlehem.
The event features the U.S. National Highland Games championships, music, poetry and shortbread baking contests, a kids and cultural area, bagpipe, haggis eating and dance competitions and sheepdog herding demonstrations.
For information, including a map and schedules, visit www.celticfest.org.