ALLENTOWN AAUW will collect donations Aug. 11 to Sept. 27, at 997 Postal Road, Hanover Township, for its annual Used Book Sale. Collection hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 3-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (September only). Book sale dates: Oct. 11-15. Info: 610-965-6149, 203710-8587.
ARTISTIC TOY MANUFACTURING INC., 1405 S. Albert St., Allentown, will conduct a free, electronic child ID program, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Parents/guardians must be present for authorization and to receive a secure digital file with their child's information. Registration: http://www.tinyurl.com/childidevent.
ENVISION LEHIGH VALLEY will host a free PPL Energy forum at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Veterans Sanctuary, 24 S. Fourth St., Allentown. Learn how your town can cut costs. Speakers: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski; Frank Mikus, customer program specialist with PPL; Brent Protzman, manager of energy information and analytics at Lutron; Eric McAfee, director of community planning for the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Info: http://www.envisionlehighvalley.com/events.
FLINT HILL FARM EDUCATIONAL CENTER, 1922 Flint Hill Road, Upper Saucon Township, will host a Healthy Eating Party 1-6 p.m. Aug. 16. Features bluegrass music by Godfrey's Irregulars, farm tours, food and more. Cost: $10. Info: 610-838-2928.
FRIENDS OF THE PARKLAND LIBRARY will host their 24th annual Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Asbury Methodist Church, 1513 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township. Donations accepted 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11-13 and 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14. A pension planning program for Pennsylvania public school employees will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Speaker: certified financial planner Debra Flanley. Registration: 610-398-1361, http://www.parklandlibrary.org.
LEHIGH VALLEY ACTIVE LIFE, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, will host "The Coming of the Revolution and the Road to Lexington" class 1-2 p.m. Aug. 11, led by Ted LaRose. A Wednesday summer computer lab will be offered 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13. Free, members. Registration: 610-437-3700.
LET'S PLAY BOOKS! A CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE, 379 Main St., Emmaus, will host a Sleeptastic Solution education session for parents at 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Cost: $10. Registration: 610-928-8600.
MUSEUM OF INDIAN CULTURE, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, will host its 34th annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Features live music and dance performances, children's activities, storytellers and more. Admission: $7; $5, ages 8-17, seniors over 62; free, ages under 8. Info: Pat Rivera, 610-797-2121, http://www.museumofindianculture.org.
PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, invites high school juniors and seniors to a "Spend a Summer Evening" informational program 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14. Registration: 610-285-5000, http://www.lv.psu.edu.
PROMENADE SHOPS AT SAUCON VALLEY, 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, will host Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Explore emergency vehicles, participate in children's activities and take advantage of special offers in the shopping center. Info: http://www.ThePromenadeShopsatSauconValley.com.
REP. JULIE HARHART, R-Lehigh/Northampton, will host an Emergency — Be Prepared expo 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: 610-760-9805, http://www.JulieHarhart.com.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, 904 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall Township, is collecting donations of new or gently used children's books on behalf of Judith's Reading Room, today through Sept. 7. Donations will be sent to Indonesia to help teach English. Info: 610-231-8776, http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/lehighvalley.
WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY, 3701 Orchid Place, Lower Macungie Township, will host a free Day for Honey Bees with the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16. Children's activities, a hands-on look at beekeeping equipment, a honey extraction demonstration and more. Info: http://www.Lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.
BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY, South Side Branch, 400 Webster St., will host a free Let's Go to the Beach Party at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Bring a towel and wear a bathing suit. Registration: 610-867-7852, http://www.bapl.org.
COLONIAL REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications for its 2014 Citizens Police Academy, to be held Sept. 3 to Nov. 12. Learn about accident investigation, use of force and more. Application deadline: Aug. 22. Info: http://www.colonialregionalpd.org.
EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS, 4945 Nor-Bath Blvd., will host a car wash and blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Donate blood through Miller-Keystone Blood Center and receive a free car wash or just get the car washed and enjoy refreshments. Open house available. Cost: $5. Info: 610-297-0738, http://www.eatvac.org.
HELLER HOMESTEAD ART GALLERY AND ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES GIFT CONSIGNMENT SHOP, 1890-92 Friedensville Road (Water Street), Lower Saucon Township, will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Features the works of artist Ginny Atwell. Info: http://www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, will host an informational session for nurse aides at 6 p.m. and for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Free. Registration: 610-332-6585, http://www.northampton.edu/lifelearn.