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What's Happening at Cedar Crest College

Upcoming Community Service Events

Community ServiceGIRL SCOUTS INFORMATION SESSION
Did you ever participate in Girl Scouts growing up?  Looking to connect with others in the area that want to give the girl scout experience to others?  Then come to the Girl Scout Information Session on Thursday, October 29, 2009 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Alcove A in the TCC.  Representatives from the local Girl Scout Office will be on hand to answer any and all questions.  No previous participation in Girl Scouts in necessary to be a part of the information session or the group.  For more information about this event, please contact Tammy Bean at ext. 3392 or via email at tebean@cedarcrest.edu.

TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT AT THE PHOEBE HOME
Is Halloween one of your favorite times of the year? Then put on your favorite costume and come out at Phoebe Home’s Trick or Treat Night on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Shannon at service@cedarcrest.edu.

BOO AT THE ZOO
Do you miss trick-or-treating? Then come volunteer at the Lehigh Valley Game Preserve on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters that come to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. In the past, volunteers loved seeing the children’s' costumes and seeing all the animals. For more information please, contact Nicole H. or Victoria K. at service@cedarcrest.edu.

MARCH OF DIMES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The March of Dimes is looking for volunteers to help with their 2009 Auction.  The set up will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the majority of volunteers needed on Monday, November 2, 2009 during and after the event beginning at 5:00 p.m.  This event will take place at Bear Creek Resort and Spa in Macungie.  For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer for this event, please contact Jane Heimbecker at Jane.Heimbecker@leewayne.com.
 
HEARTLAND HOSPICE
Do you enjoy visiting one-on-one with the elderly? Heartland Hospice is an agency that works with terminally ill patients to help make their last days less lonely and is in need of volunteers. If you would like to be paired up with a patient, or if you would like to know more about the visiting program, contact Shannon at service@cedarcrest.edu before November 5, 2009.
 
FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS
Looking for a great way to start your weekend? Come join members of the Lutz Center for Community Service staff by performing service on a Friday evening.  On Friday, November 6, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we will be going to the teen night at Camelot for Kids here in Allentown, PA. Volunteers are needed to help run the teen night crafts and games and just have fun with the kids. If you are interested in having fun while helping others, please contact Colleen at ext. 3438 or service@cedarcrest.edu.
 
PAINTING FOR A CAUSE
If painting is your thing, then this is the program for you. On Friday, November 6, 2009 the Lutz Center for Community Service will be working with Sixth Street Shelter to help paint and clean apartments before the next residents move in.  Volunteers are needed from 1:30 p.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m.  For more information or to sign up for this event, please contact Kara at service@cedarcrest.edu or at ext. 3438.
 
CEMETERY CLEAN UP
Come to Union and West End Cemetery on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to help clean up, renovate and repair grave side headstones.  For more information or to sign up for this event, please contact Kara at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.
 
GIVING BACK TO THE RANCH
Do you love working with and supporting animals?  Volunteers are needed at the Gress Mountain Ranch on Saturday, November 7, 2009.  Transportation will be provided.  The van will leave at 9:30 am and return at 2:30 p.m.  If interested in joining, contact Carolyn at service@cerdarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.
 
ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY
Love music? Want to help usher? Come out to the Allentown Symphony to usher for a show! We will be ushering a show and assisting the Allentown Symphony and then we get to watch the show for free. There is a dress code; white blouse, black pants, and dress shoes. We will be departing Blaney Hall at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2009. The show starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes to 5:00 p.m. We should be back on campus by 5:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Nikki at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.  
 
COME AND MAKE FRIENDS
Come and be a college friend for under privileged kids in the Allentown area. Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College are working together to run the Second Mile Friends Program, a mentor program for Kindergartners through sixth graders. College Mentors, called college friends, will volunteer once a month to an activity held at Muhlenberg College or Cedar Crest College. Each activity is themed. You will be matched in groups, a few mentors and a few students as one group. The program runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The dates for the Fall semester are Sunday, November 8, 2009 and Sunday, December 6, 2009. For more information, questions, or to sign up, please contact Victoria K. or Victoria B. at ext. 3438 or service@cedarcrest.edu.
 
WARM HEARTS 4 COLD NOSES
Do you love being around and taking care of animals? Do you miss your pets? If so, this is the opportunity for you. The second Sunday of every month there is an off-site adoption supported by Warm Hearts 4 Cold Noses. We need volunteers at the adopt-a-thon and also to help transport animals. If you have a car and would want to transport, you should only have to drive the animals one way. The next adopt-a-thon is Sunday, November 8, 2009 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. It is held at PetSmart on Macarthur Rd., PetSmart in Quakertown, and Petco on Lehigh St and the animals come from a shelter known as The Center in Easton. Help support the no kill policy while enjoying the company of some adorable animals. If you are interested in more information, contact Victoria B. at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.
 
TWICE BLESSED THRIFT SHOP
Do you love to clean and organize? Then join the Lutz Center as we volunteer at Twice Blessed Thrift Stop in Allentown on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 12.p.m. Volunteers will be helping with cleaning, dusting, and organizing donations that have been brought to the store. For more information or to sign up, please contact Victoria K. at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.
 
FLINT HILL FARM
Do you like to work with animals? Then join us as we help at Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, PA. This event will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will muck stalls, milk goats, feed cows and have a great time working with the animals. If you are interested in signing up or have questions, please contact Victoria K. at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext.3438.
 
KIDTUNES AT THE BANANA FACTORY
Want to work with kids? Love to do crafts? Come help out at the Banana Factory on Saturday, November 14, 2009. We will be helping with taking tickets from patrons and helping with a craft for the children who are attending. We will be departing at Blaney Hall at 8:45 a.m. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends around 12:00 p.m. We should be back on campus by 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Nikki at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.
 
LAUNCH IT
Looking for a way to impact the future of local students? Be a mentor. Volunteer mentors are needed to tutor and do activities with 6th through 12th grade students of the Lehigh Valley while launching them toward college and careers in Information Technology. This commitment is for a couple hours one Saturday a month at Lehigh University. This event will occur throughout the year. The next date is Saturday, November 14, 2009. Transportation will be provided to these events. We will meet at the steps of the Blaney Hall Building at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to fill out an application, contact Victoria B. at ext. 3438 or via email at service@cedarcrest.edu.
 
PIE SOCIAL
CedarBrook’s Fountain Hill location needs volunteers for their upcoming pie social. Volunteers will be needed to help serve the pie and socialize with the residents. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2009. Transportation will be provided. For more information or to sign up, contact Shannon at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.

TREXLER MIDDLE SCHOOL MENTORS
Mentors for an up and coming program at Trexler Middle School are needed! If you would like to give students living at-risk a responsible, caring role model who will assist with school assignments and help students to recognize their talents and encourage self awareness, this is the opportunity for you. The time commitment is every Friday from 3:15-4:30 p.m. starting on November 20, 2009 until the end of the academic school year. For more information about becoming a mentor for Trexler students, please contact Krista Tkacz at ktkacz@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3538.

CLOSE COMPANIONS
Looking for a way to help others?  This is a perfect opportunity.  Compeer is a community agency that help mentally ill adults recover by providing companions that help them work on their social interaction skills.  For more information about this program or to sign up for volunteer training, contact Kara W. at service@cedarcrest.edu or ext. 3438.