PDC/NRBF Spraying for gypsy moths
Lehigh County is cooperating with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to spray gypsy moth caterpillars in certain public high use areas within the county. The areas include Leaser Lake and Trexler Zoo. The treatment areas were selected on the basis of surveys and resident requests received last summer. No additional areas can be added at this time.
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.
ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers (age 25+ years) to read to kindergarten students once a week during the school year. Contact Susan Williams, 484-765-4093, firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTISM SPEAKS, Bethlehem, needs volunteers (18+ years) for their Lehigh Valley Autism Speaks Walk April 29. For more info, visit www.Act.AutismSpeak.org/LehighValley or contact Laura Casolaro, 856-858-5400, email@example.com.
CIVIL WAR Roundtable event May 3
The Civil War Roundtable will unveil the refurbished Post 182 G.A.R. monument at 2 p.m. May 3 at Bethlehem’s Rose Garden, Eighth Ave. between Raspberry St. and Union Blvd.
The keynote speaker will be Bethlehem native Peter Maugle, a National Park Service ranger at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Expected guests included Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez as well as city and BASD officials. The Nitschmann middle school band will play.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.cwrteasternpa.org.
ARTSQUEST ‘Great News’ screening May 4
There will be a preview screening of Tracy Wigfield’s “Great News,” featuring John Michael Higgins, at 8 p.m. May 4, at SteelStacks, Arts Quest,101 Founders Way.
Wigfield is the Emmy Award winning writer for “30 Rock” and “The Mindy Project”. The show’s pilot, produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, premieres at 9 p.m. April 25 on NBC.
For information and tickets, visit www.steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.
LVCIL Gala set for May 4
The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will hold a Galactic Gala Star Wars-theme event at 5:30 p.m. with a sponsor’s reception and at 6:30 p.m. for the public, on May 4 in the Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, 18078. All proceeds will benefit LVCIL’s programs and services for people with disabilities living in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties.
SENIORS Health Expo set for April 27
There will be a free Senior Health and Wellness expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Old York Road Senior Center at Moravian House II, 720 Old York Road. Representatives from Golds Gym, Senior Life, Moravian and DeSales colleges, as well as Bethlehem Area Vo-tech will be present.
20 plus vendors will offer educational information, including what services are available for seniors. Presentations include health screenings, reflexology, aromatherapy, blood pressure, blood sugar checks, massages and fitness demonstrations.
LCCC Summer sports camps offered
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Athletic Department will offer sport camps at its main campus in Schnecksville. The camps will be held in June and July.
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Italian Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on June 17 in downtown HIstoric Bethlehem.
There will be a wine trail with 14 wines curated by South Italy Imports. The Italian Food Trail will include The Brick, Tapas on Main, Twisted Olive, Colony Meadery and more. Music will be provided by Trouble City All-Stars, Cunningham & Associates, Sunshine Symphony and street musicians.
Wednesday, April 26
Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 6 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.
Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
BASD budget workshop, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.