Friday, March 24, 2017


Friday, March 3, 2017

Be honest. Excluding work, how much time do you spend texting, interacting on social media, watching YouTube videos of cute cats or arguing with people you don’t know about politics?

According to a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by, 77 percent of women and 68 percent of men spend three hours or more per day on their computer, phone or tablet; and half of women and 41 percent of men spend five hours or more per day looking at a screen.

Just think of what you could do if you could recapture those hours.

Friday, March 3, 2017

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. onTuesday at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The program and demo on fabric dying will be presented by Bethanne Nemesh. There is a $5 charge for visitors.

For information, visit

Friday, March 3, 2017

Paint with Paula acrylic classes are scheduled for two dates in March at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

The acrylics classes will be 1 to 3 p.m. on March 11 and 6 to 8 p.m. on March 16.

Fees include all materials and supplies. Participants will provide their own beverages.

For more information, call 570-668-1192 or visit the art center’s Facebook page.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Parenting classes will take place at Care Net, 531 Mahoning St., Lehighton, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, March 9 through June 1.

Classes will also take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8 through May 31 at 250 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Call 610-379-0411 to register and for class subjects.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Candlebox will take the stage at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 10. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Even though Candlebox hails from Seattle, the birthplace of 1990s-era grunge rock, don’t expect flannel-wrapped angst during the 2017 acoustic tour.

On March 10, the five-man band will bring its stripped-down show to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, giving fans a chance to hear the anecdotes behind the six-album career of the grunge- and rock-based band.

“All the dates for the February through April months are more storytellers. I’ll be talking about the history of the songs and about writing them,” said founder and frontman Kevin Martin.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Comedian Carrot Top returns to the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 7:30 p.m. March 19.

With his trademark red locks and the inventive use of props, Carrot Top has vaulted to the level that most comedians can only hope to reach. With three decades of comedic performance in his rear view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in America. After years of playing to sold-out shows throughout the country, he has become a Las Vegas icon as well.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Penn’s Peak

• Saturday, Lotus Land, 8 p.m.

• March 10, Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, 8 p.m.

• March 18, The Zombies — Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary

• March 24, The Revivalists, 8 p.m.

• March 25, Rhythm in the Night — The Irish Dance Spectacular, 8 p.m.

• March 31, Live Wire — The World’s Ultimate AC/DC Concert Experience

• April 1, UFO SAXON with special guest Jared James Nichols, 7:30 p.m.

• April 7, Tommy James & the Shondells, 8 p.m.

• April 22, Ryan Pelton, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Carbon County Art League will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdayfor a presentation on “Framing Your Art — Selecting the Best Materials” given by Carla Binder of Creative Framing by Carla. The meeting will be held at The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa, 701 Bridge St., Lehighton.