Events

LVH hosts a variety of periodic and special events, including, but not limited to:

  • Speaker Series - first Sunday of each month
  • Lunch Discussion Group - second Sunday of each month
  • Drinking/Dining Skeptically - third Friday of each month
  • Book Club - fourth Tuesday of every other month
  • Seasonal Picnics/Parties (Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends, Summer & Winter Solstices)
  • Movie Outings - scheduled throughout the year 
  • "Bleed & Feed" Service Project - every 8 weeks on a Saturday morning
  • Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup - 4+ times per year
  • Other Service Projects - scheduled as opportunities arise

Below, you'll find information on events that are already scheduled on our calendar. Please click the links for more information. We hope to see you at an event soon!

  • Sunday, May 07, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Speaker Series presents Kate Semmens, Ph.D.: Nurture Nature Center

    The Nurture Nature Center is a science-based community center in Easton, PA that seeks to foster community engagement and learning about environmental issues through art, science, and dialogue. The juxtaposition of these themes creates a unique and effective means for establishing meaningful connections. In this presentation, Science Director, Kathryn Semmens, will introduce NNC and its programs, and provide an overview of some environmental issues in the Lehigh Valley including climate change, flooding, and transportation.

    Dr. Kathryn Alese Semmens is the Science Director of the Nurture Nature Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Lehigh University, a master’s degree in marine policy from the University of Delaware and a bachelor of science in environmental studies from Ursinus College. Kathryn worked as a postdoctoral associate at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and also for the Pew Environment Group in Washington, D.C. Her awards include a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, Udall Environmental Scholarship and EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship. Kathryn’s interests focus on the nexus of science, policy, and community.  

    Timeline for this event:  
    10:30 am - coffee and conversation  
    11:00 am - announcements & lecture
    12:30 pmish - lunch at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar 

    Parking: The Community Parking Deck (6th & Walnut) is a few feet from this event. Street parking is available, but limited; meters are not enforced on Sundays. See http://www.allentownparking.com/ for more information. 

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    The Shanty on 19th in Allentown, PA

    May's Drinking/Dining Skeptically - Shanty on 19th

    Hi again everyone,

    I was actually able to book DS for May 19th before the April event, so here it is well in advance for a change. We're meeting skeptically at the Shanty on 19th, which is on 19th St. on the 19th of May.

    So, see you at the 19th on the 19th...Cheers.

    -Barb

    PS Please be sure to RSVP on the meetup.com page to reserve your spot.

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Ironton Rail Trail Hike

    It's springtime and LVH will be headed out to a great hike on the fabulous Ironton Rail Trail's Eastern Loop section.

    This 5.6 mile hike is mostly flat and relatively easy. Don't let the easy part fool you - this small journey is filled with beautiful scenery and amazing relics of the Lehigh Valley's past to explore. We'll pass the famous Saylor Cement Kilns, along with old bridges, box cars, railroad equipment, and wildlife. Many great photo opportunities abound.

    The trail is well maintained with asphalt and crushed stone - no mud or rocks to worry about; just bring good walking shoes. Great for families and strollers (just consider the 5.6 mile distance).

    Walking time is 1 hour 40 minutes but will take a little longer depending on how many things we want to stop and see. This is the first in a series of hikes we will be having during the warm months, progressing in difficulty as we go. The Ironton Rail Trail is the perfect place to start to get into shape for later. Come on out, we'd love to see everyone there!

    Click this link for more information.

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Pies On Pizzeria in Catasauqua, PA

    Book Club: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

    At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

    Paul will be moderating this month.  Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion. 

     

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 05:00 PM through October 16, 2017

    PAStAHCon 2017: PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference

    A full weekend of activities including our Friday the 13th Friggatriskaidekaphobia party and a wide variety of speakers and entertainment on Saturday and Sunday! On Sunday, come help us feed people in need!

    Tickets are available here, with a discount available through March 31.

    LVH is a sponsor of this event through its membership in PAFTO, the PA Freethought Organization Coalition. PAFTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization representing a coalition of atheist and humanist groups throughout the state.


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