LVEHC offers workshop
The Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium will offer a workshop, entitled “Creating Successful Community Partnerships,” 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30 at Lafayette College, Oechsle Center for Global Education, Easton.
Brittany Merriam, curator of the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society/Sigal Museum, and special guest presenters throughout the region, will share their process for success. In addition, there will be a two-hour working lunch/networking opportunity for guests and speakers.
Space is limited. Register at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7qCnJfMENYCmulZn9kTDlOiQMWE7HHLNZ_9M_L1ItQNUr7w/viewform by Monday.
McNeill, Legion offer veterans assistance
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, and a specialist from the American Legion will hold a veterans assistance program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 610-266-1273.
Seed starting workshop offered
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Bucks County presents “Seed Starting Demystified,” a hands-on seed starting workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce Building, 21 N. Main St., Quakertown. Each student will take home a tray of at least 12 planted cells of seeds, two additional seed packets and three instructional publications. Class size limited. Preregistration required. Workshop fee is $5. To preregister, call 215-345-3283, or email BucksExt@psu.edu.
Outstanding seniors nominations needed
The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is seeking nominations for outstanding seniors. Nominees must be 60 years or older, a resident of Northampton County, and have a passion for helping others through personal action, inspiration, public service, sports, educational instruction or humanitarian efforts.
Nominations may be made in an essay of 250 words or less with a description of why the nominee deserves to be recognized and listing their volunteer activities. Forms for nominations can be obtained from Melissa Titus at 610-829-4509. For each nominee, return one entry form along with the essay to: Melissa Titus, Area Agency on Aging, 2801 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
Nominations must be postmarked by March 21. The selected individuals will be honored April 25 at Wesley Church 2540 Center S., Bethlehem.
LCCC to hold spring transfer fair
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold a transfer fair this semester for students, alumni and the public 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville. Representatives from various colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school.
For a complete list of colleges and universities, go to www.lccc.edu/transferfair. For information, call 610-799-1137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muhlenberg College accepting summer course registration
Muhlenberg College is accepting registration for summer courses. The first summer term will be held May 22 to July 3. Classes are offered both during the day and on weeknights. There will also be online opportunities.
Courses in the Summer I semester will be available in the following disciplines: accounting, art history, art, biology, business administration, communication, computer science, economics, English, environmental science, film studies, finance, history, innovation & entrepreneurship, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion studies, sociology, and theater. To receive a catalog or for information call 484-664-3300, email email@example.com or go to muhlenberg.edu/wescoe.
LCCC sets spring open house
Lehigh Carbon Community College will host an open house 6-8 p.m. April 9 for prospective students and their families in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisers as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer your questions. To register, go to www.lccc.edu/openhouse or by call the admissions office at 610-799-1575.
NPR journalist Mara Liasson to speak at DeSales University
Mara Liasson will speak at DeSales University for the 32nd Frank L. Marcon Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in Billera Hall, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. The lecture is free.
Liasson is the national political correspondent for NPR and a contributor to Fox News Channel (FNC). She joined Fox in 1997 and serves as a panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday. She has covered all the presidential elections since 1992 and reports on Senate and House races every election year.
To register, go to desales.edu/marcon2019.
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox sets April event
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox continues its educational event series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs called “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit” with a program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. Continuing the fall and spring 2018-19 focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the speakers will discuss their contributions within medicine and health care.
A donation will be requested at the door. The event is open to students and the public on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, go to launchbox.lv.psu.edu/ladiesvisit. For information, email LVLaunchBox@psu.edu or call 610-285-5111.
Speakers are Vassie Ware, professor of biological sciences, Lehigh University, and Kathryn Colonna Worrilow, founder and CEO, LifeAire Systems.
LCCC celebrates Week of the Young Child
Lehigh Carbon Community College will celebrate its 32nd annual Week of the Young Child April 15-19 with sessions for adult learners and events for children. All events will be held at the main campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
On April 13, LCCC’s Teacher Education program will sponsor its annual Saturday Seminar, featuring author and internationally recognized early childhood educator Diane Kashin. The morning session is titled “Loose Parts Share,” and the afternoon session’s topic is “Experiencing Loose Parts and Documenting the Experience.” The workshop will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $40. The seminar is free to LCCC students. Registration deadline is April 5.
Linda Holiday, ventriloquist and magician, presents “Laugh and Learn,” a program for children, 10-11 a.m. April 17. The presentation is visual, colorful and full of laughter, stimulating creativity and imagination in the early developmental years of children. The event is free, but preregistration is required by April 11. A spring planting ceremony featuring the children of LCCC’s Early Learning Center, will take place at 11 a.m., following the show.
To register or for information, call Deb Wanamaker at 610-799-1875 or email dwanamaker@.lccc.edu.
Horses & Horizons needs volunteers
Horses & Horizons Therapeutic Learning Center, needs volunteers to help with its special program of therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs. The center, which offers special riding lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings from the end of April through October, is 10 miles south of Tamaqua, near Route 309. There is a required volunteer training session 1-5 p.m. April 13 at the center. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with the riding lessons must successfully complete this hands-on training. For information, contact Jane Ostroski at 610-298-2546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Elaine Smith at 570-386-5679 or email@example.com. Go to www.horsesandhorizons.org.
College of Education to hold spring info session
Lehigh University’s College of Education will hold an information session 4-6 p.m. April 17 at Iacocca Hall Tower, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem. Faculty, staff, and students will be available to provide assistance and answer questions. For information or to register, call 610-758-3225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shooting clinic for women offered
Women in Target, an instructional shooting clinic, will be held May 4 at the Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club, 2178 Smith Road, Hamilton Township. Sessions will be offered at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. The fee is $50 and includes an orientation and safety briefing, eye and ear protection, ammunition, targets, and use of firearms. Open to women 12 and older for rifles and shotguns; 14 and older for rifles, shotguns, and pistols. To register or for information, go to www.brcv-rodgun.org Registration deadline is April 20.
PPL Electric Utilities offers environmental scholarship for high school seniors
PPL Electric Utilities has created a scholarship program to aid high school seniors pursuing an environmentally related career.
The PPL Electric Utilities Future Environmental Leaders scholarship contest is open to students looking to attend both two-year and four-year schools. One winner will be picked from each of seven geographical regions within the utility’s service area in central and eastern Pennsylvania to receive $2,000 toward college expenses.
One key aspect of the scholarship application is a short essay that asks students to explain why they’re interested in pursuing a career with environmental ties. Applications can be completed online. the deadline is April 30. Applications will be judged by an internal PPL committee and winners will be announced in early June. PPL employees and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible for the scholarship.
For information and to view the application and rules, go to pplelectric.com/scholarship.
Instructional shooting clinic for women offered
Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, 2178 Smith Road, Hamilton Township, will offer a Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinic May 4. Sessions will held at 9 and 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 and 2 p.m.
The event is open to women ages 12 older, for rifle and shotgun; and 14 and older, for rifle, shotgun and pistol. The clinic fee is $50 and includes an orientation and safety briefing, eye and ear protection, ammunition, targets and use of firearms. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Go to www.brcv-rodgun.org for information about the club and this program. Pre-registration required.
Northampton County to sponsor a Climate Summit
Lamont McClure and the Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development will sponsor a Climate Summit 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 15 at Lehigh University, Iacocca Conference Center, Wood Dining Room, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem. Keynote speakers include Professor Dork Sahagian, Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Andrea Wittchen, Principal of iSpring Associates, a sustainability consulting firm in the Lehigh Valley. Both speakers will address the broad topic of climate change as well as its economic and environmental effects on Northampton County. The summit is free, registration is recommended. To register, email Rebecca Sanchez at email@example.com or 610-829-6307.
Crime prevention and safety seminar offered
Refuse To Be A Victim, a crime prevention and personal safety seminar, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 18 at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club, 2178 Smith Road, Hamilton Township. The seminar is open to ages 12 and older and the cost is $25 per person. Preregistration is required. To register, visit www.brcv-rodgun.org and click on the Refuse To Be A Victim link or contact certified Refuse To Be A Victim instructor, Nick DeMaria, at 917-202-8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit grant writing seminar offered
The Northampton County Department of Economic and Community Development will hold a grant writing seminar 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 13 at Northampton County Community College, Alumni Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
Presenters include Frank Brooks from DCED, Tracey Johnson from Northampton Community College, Maurice Luker from Lafayette College and Cindy Smith from Northampton County’s Department of Human Service.
The seminar is free, but registration is required. Contact Rebecca Sanchez to reserve a spot: 610-829-6307 or email@example.com
Master Gardener program accepting applications
Penn State Cooperative Extension in Monroe County is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Penn State Extension Master Gardener program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their experience and knowledge with others. Weekly classes will be held from October 2019 through March 2020. In exchange for 40 hours of instruction, candidates must agree to volunteer 50 hours to Penn State Cooperative Extension. Volunteer activities include maintaining the PSU demonstration gardens at Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville and offering guided tours there, teaching classes and assisting gardeners at the Middle Smithfield Township Community Gardens, and being present at community events to answer questions on plant ID and current relevant topics of invasive insects, native plants, and pollinators. There is a program fee of $200 to cover the cost of training materials and expenses. Applications are being accepted through June 15. For information contact the Monroe County Penn State Cooperative Extension, 724 Phillips Street Suite 201, Stroudsburg or call 570-421-6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn State offers Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge
Penn State-Lehigh Valley will offer a 10-day Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in being entrepreneurs. Students will learn key strategies for starting a business and how to develop an entrepreneurial spirit from Penn State professors, Perkiomen school teachers, business leaders and LaunchBox recipients.
The program, which runs July 8-17, ends in a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition in which students present ideas for a solution that addresses a business problem. A panel of judges will select a winner.
The program allows students to develop different perspectives, build a personal brand, work as a team, connect to future employers, and explore STEM educational programming.
The cost per student is $1,595 and includes housing, activities, meals and transportation. Early bird registration fee is $1,495. Must register by April 15. For information, call 610-285-5111; email email@example.com, or go to launchbox.lv.psu.edu/summerchallenge.
Conservation Camp will be held in July
The 2019 Monroe County Conservation Camp will be held July 20-27. The residential camp is open to students ages 14 through this year’s high school graduates, and will be held at Stony Acres, a 119-acre wildlife sanctuary/recreational facility in Marshall’s Creek.
The classroom and hands-on instruction covers many aspects of conservation and natural resource fields. A highlight of the week is an overnight canoe trip on the Delaware River.
The camp is $200 per student, which includes a $75 application fee and $125 camp fee. The application fee must be paid by the student and must accompany a completed application form. The $125 camp fee may be paid by either the student, a sponsoring organization or through a scholarship. Scholarships are available on request.
Info and application forms: Conservation District, 570-629-3061 or www.mcconservation.org.
Summer camp set at wildlife sanctuary
“Getting in Touch With Nature, ” a summer camp for children ages 7-13, will be held 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5-9 and 12-16 at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg.
Activities include creek snorkeling, tie-dying, bird banding, off-site hikes, fossils, cool critter activities, nature hikes, pond and stream study, scavenger hunt, tree and plant exploration, citizen science projects and more.
The camp costs $250, members, for two weeks; $275, nonmembers, for two weeks; $160, members for one week; $175, nonmembers for one week. To register, call 570-629-3061. Info: mcconservation.org.