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Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an Emergency Appeal for blood and platelet donations, as our community blood supply has reached critical levels.  Approximately 450 donations are needed every day for lifesaving transfusions to those in need, including cancer patients, accident victims & premature infants.  Be the one to make a difference, because JUST ONE MORE donation truly does matter. To schedule your donation, call 800-B-A-DONOR or visit giveapint.org today.

The Save Our Stages Act provides Small Business Administration grants for independent venues, promoters, and festivals affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants offer at least six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector and our ecosystem for communities across America.  The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.   Click here for Save our Stages. 

 

The State Theatre needs your help! COVID closures lead to 100% loss of ticket revenue which doesn’t expect to return until 2021. We urgently need the community’s help to sustain our beautiful theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, until the curtain can rise again.  As one of the leading cultural organizations in the Lehigh Valley, the non-profit State Theatre is a proven driver of economic vitality in the region. The State also produces the FREDDY Awards, known as a treasured annual event in the community.  Please help keep this iconic Lehigh Valley institution alive with your tax-deductible donation at www.statetheatre.org

 

September 1-30, 2020: 

The health of our community is the American Heart Association’s top priority. Thanks to supporters like you, we are funding research to determine why those with heart disease and risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes may be more vulnerable to Covid-19. We hope you will join us for the Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Celebration, September 1st through 30th. Each day, we’ll have different activities to help you and your family be healthy for good. Participate at home and in the community, then share your selfies with #LEHIGHVALLEYHEART WALK.  Find out how to join the virtual fun, donate or fundraise, to help save lives at www.heart.org /lehighvalleywalk. Heart Walk is locally supported by Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Health Network and PSECU. Cumulus Media is a proud media sponsor of the American Heart Association Lehigh Valley Heart Walk.

Friday, October 2, 2020: The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc. is seeking qualified volunteer Evaluators for their EMMY Award winning FREDDY© Awards program which awards excellence in the production of high school musical theatre. Deadline for applications is Friday, October 2.  

Candidates should have extensive work experience in one of the arts disciplines and have a strong sense of objectivity. They must be able to effectively evaluate student performances and production values. All candidates must be outstanding writers with the ability to effectively communicate their impressions in a constructive manner. Also, a candidate must already be an avid theatre-goer and should possess a wide knowledge of the canon of the American Musical Theatre. 

2021 FREDDY© Evaluator Description and Application (attached) are available at www.freddyawards.org.  For questions please contact Frank Kutch, FREDDY© Awards Coordinator at fkutch@statetheatre.org, or call 610-258-7766 x202.

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020: Fall Vendor & Craft Fair in the Park will take place Saturday, October 3 at the Nazareth Borough Park on North Broad Street in Nazareth.  All proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry. “Hunger Hurts Kids Every Day- Your Support Helps Feed Them”.  There will be contests for kids kindergarten to 5th grade, Trick Tray in the Park avd many vendors to help you enjoy the day.  Contact Donna Bok at maciesgma@gmail.com.  

Saturday, October 10, 2020: Emmaus Lioness Lions Club Duck Waddle is Saturday, October 10 from 11am to 3pm.  Green Flag drops at 2:45pm at the Emmaus Community Park on South 14th Street in Emmaus.  You be the judge so bring your loose change and vote for the Best Duck on the Parade plus there will be food, desserts and entertainment by Dave & Brenda Rehrig Duo.  CDC Safety Guidelines will be followed – Masks are Required. 

September 26, 2020: Join us at the Lehigh Valley Zoo on Saturday, September 26th from 10AM-3PM for the 3rd annual Fall Wine Festival! (Fall Wine Festival is included with general admission for September 26)  All guests 21+ are invited to mingle around our lower farm in the Zoo area to sample a variety of tasty wines and gourmet treats from our assortment of specialty vendors! Just present your ID and get your wristband! Live music by John Rodden from 12PM-3PM*A Valid Photo ID is REQUIRED to participate in this event* For guests under 21, we have an exciting line up of fun activities including our Giraffe Feeding Experience, Goat Feeding Experience, assorted crafts, and informative Keeper Chats throughout the day!

October 16, 2020: Join the Justin Sheftel Memorial Golf Outing at Berkleigh Golf Club in Kutztown on October 16.  Play golf and support a great cause-Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund.  Cost is $85 for the day, includes carts, golf, and food. Hole sponsorship available for $100. All sponsorship dollars are used for the scholarship awards to Parkland and Allentown school district students and for contributions to local organizations that focus on providing athletic programs to our underserved youth in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

 Must register by October 9th. Click HERE for more info. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020: The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute invites you to the 2nd Annual Celebration Of Champions Virtual Event Saturday, November 7, 6:45 p.m. Former CBS meteorologist and author Katie Fehlinger hosts this incredible evening full of heart- warming stories from cancer survivors, physicians and nurses.  Plus, special guest appearances! Registration is required.  Go to give.lvhn.org/champion to register and learn more.  Funds raised will stay local and support The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute.  Visit give.lvhn.org/champion

Did you take a shower today? Did you brush your teeth?  Well the Brodhead Watershed Association hopes so.  Most people take clean water for granted every day.  But clean water can’t take care of itself.  We need to protect this precious shared resource.  Brodhead Watershed Association works with elected officials, residents, businesses, groups, and people like you to protect and improve our water and environment.  You can help safeguard this vital and abundant resource.

Learn more at www.brodheadwatershed.org“Pocono Waters…now streaming”.

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) is proud to announce a new suite of services for individuals with disabilities over the age of 21.  These Adult Programs and Services form a natural extension to the Bucks IU’s existing, high-quality services for children with disabilities from birth through age 21.  Person-centered and growth-oriented, these Adult Programs and Services offer an exceptional opportunity for this more mature population as they transition to adulthood.  Many may find an extra level of comfort working with the Bucks IU, having previously received services from them. 

The Bucks IU’s Adult Employment Services provide individuals with the ability to meet the goal of obtaining and sustaining competitive, integrated employment.  Provided by the Bucks IU’s knowledgeable, qualified, and highly experienced staff, these new Adult Employment Services offer a variety of supports tailored to each individual’s unique needs. These services features job skills training, access to our established partnerships with a wide variety of community businesses located throughout Bucks County, and job search and development supports.  Provided as an itinerant service, these Adult Employment Services also offer:

  • Career Assessment: Service used to identify career options based on the skills and interest of the participant
  • Job Finding or Development: Variety of activities and services to match the participant with a potential employer
  • Job Coaching and Support: Training the participant on specific job assignments and providing periodic or ongoing support as needed

Persons with disabilities, aged 21 and older, may be eligible for these new Adult Programs and Services from the Bucks IU.  If you are unsure of eligibility or who to contact for information, the Bucks IU is happy to assist you.  Contact the Bucks IU Adult Programs and Services team at 215-348-2940 Ext. 1330, or email AdultPrograms@BucksIU.org.  As additional Bucks IU Adult Program and Services updates and details become available, they will be posted on the Bucks IU’s website at https://www.BucksIU.org/AdultPrograms

The Bucks IU’s Adult Programs and Services are offered in accordance with the Office of Development Programs (ODP).

Do you ever lose your balance, or feel dizzy for no apparent reason? Do you hear ringing in your ears, or have migraines? One in five Americans will experience these symptoms, which could be signs you have a problem with your inner ear, or vestibular system. Because these symptoms are invisible and hard to describe, they are often overlooked by doctors and dismissed by family and friends.

Call the Vestibular Disorders helpline at (800) 837-8428. Or visit www.liferebalanced.org. Sponsored by the Vestibular Disorders Association.