Have fun at the Emmaus SnowBlast Arts Festival – Times News Online

SnowBlast at Emmaus, the popular winter arts festival, will take place on March 5 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. library.

Spend all day March 5 for SnowBlast crafts in the children’s wing of the library. The library, 11 E. Main St., will feature snowflake crafts, snow exhibits and projects with supplies for all ages. There will also be a screening of the film “Frozen II” (PG) at 10:30 am.

Some March programs at the library include Spring Book Bingo and daytime and evening reading groups. There will be a Pinterest [email protected] to make Leprechaun hats from the DIY kits in the library. All materials are provided except scissors and glue. Limit of four kits per family. Pick up the kits at the reception from March 4th.

There will be a film discussion at 1 p.m. on March 12. Learn about the streaming platforms available for your use. Join Kanopy and Hoopla via email.

The artistic program of the month is a conference by Orpha Poupore entitled “Revisiting Picasso”. Reserve your spot for the 6:30 p.m. program on March 14. RSVP adults to Lauri, [email protected] or 610-965-9284, ext. 210.

If you’re interested in writing, you’re invited to join the Creative Writing Group with Pat Johnson, March 15 at 1 p.m.

Little preschool and elementary builders and their caregivers are invited to be with Miss Sue as she opens the block cabinet in the children’s wing at 11 a.m. on March 5 and does amazing things together.

Are you thinking about spring? The library offers free packets of seeds with your library case. The seeds are donated by Lowe’s and SeedWay. You’ll find them in the drawers once used to house the card catalog, just past the circulation desk. Choose your packets of seeds (limited to two of each variety) and bring them to the office with your library card.

If you have room, consider planting an extra row for Plant A Row Lehigh Valley. Donated garden and grocery products are picked up from the library weekly throughout the summer and distributed to local pantries and food banks.

The Library is also looking for students, families, and/or community groups to create decorations for each of the 18 holes of the Tee Time at the Library mini-golf event on April 29-30. Attendees will receive tickets for themselves and their immediate family to Saturday’s event. If you are interested in participating, email Kathy Reinhard at [email protected]

For more information on these and other library programs, [email protected] or call 610-965-9284.

The Lower Lehigh AARP meets at noon March 3 at the Macungie Memorial Park building. For more information, call Dot at 610-967-3284.

St. Ann’s School, 435 S. Sixth St., will perform its spring musical, “Little Mermaid Jr.” March 11 and 12. The musical, directed by Denise Binder with musical direction by Ariel Scholz, includes students in grades four through eight. Shows are at 6:30 p.m. on March 11 and 2 and at 6:30 p.m. on March 12. For tickets, call the school at 610-965-9220. Tickets may be available at the door. For information, call the school or Ariel Scholz at 484-553-8783.

The Emmaus Farmer’s Market is open for its winter market, 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Sundays of the month through April at Triangle Park on Emmaus Main Street. Come visit the vendors, browse the merchandise on sale and be entertained by live bands.

Lucky Bucks Bingo will be held March 13 at Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm Street. Doors open at 2 p.m. and bingo from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle and a basket draw. Refreshments will be available. Tickets can be purchased at David’s Electric, Emmaus Jewel Shop or the Emmaus Historical Society.

The Emmaus Garden Club will meet at noon on March 1 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus. The program will be “All Things Turf”, by John Chassard, Grounds Manager at Lehigh Country Club. Come learn all about organic/integrated pest management approaches to turf management at Lehigh Country Club. Attendees will learn solutions to lawn care challenges. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 610-395-0903 or visit http://emmausgardenclub.com.

The Emmaus Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. on March 7 and March 21 in the basement of the United Church of Christ of St. John’s, 139 N. Fourth St. Emmaus. Council meetings are also available via Zoom.

The Emmaus composting center on Kline’s Lane opens on March 23. For hours of operation, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us.

As of December 2021, the Borough of Emmaus offices moved to 420 S. 10th St. during the construction of the Borough building. For more information, visit borough.emmaus.pa.us or call 610-965-9292.

The Emmaus Historical Society Museum, 218 Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 26 and starting in March, will be back to regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Masks are currently mandatory in the museum. Stop for a tour and learn more about this community steeped in history. Plans for resuming meetings and member programs are currently under review.

The company has planned the following bus trips for 2022: May 24, “I left my dignity in my other purse” at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse; August 16, “David” at the Sight & Sound Theater and November 22, “Home for the Holidays” at the American Music Theater. Call Nancy at 610-967-5715 for more information and to register.

The Society Museum Committee appreciates all memorabilia donations made from, used or enjoyed by those at Emmaus/Emmaus. The company is interested in vintage items – especially St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and patriotic (decorations, cards, or holiday-related items). Wondering if what you have is what they want? Call the office at 610-966-6591.

The company’s fundraising committee will kick off the sale of Dan Schantz’s monthly Insanity Cards on March 5. Stop by the museum on Saturday to buy your cards or call the museum to place an order at 610-966-6591.

The Emmaus Historical Society’s 2022 membership campaign is in full swing. It’s time to renew, join or gift a membership by stopping by the museum on Saturdays. Call or visit their website at www.emmaushistoricalsociety.org to complete an online form and for payment. For current members who have not yet paid their dues, dues must be paid by March 31 to vote in the next election. New Society Members who join before April 30 will be Members until December 31, 2023.

East Penn Restaurant Week continues through March 5.

The deadline for the next issue in this column is March 15. Please send April news to [email protected], 913 Little Lehigh Dr., or call 610-967-2661.

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe. Best wishes for a happy March birthday to my husband Bob.

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