Friday, July 28, 2017


Friday, July 7, 2017

Bossards Boards and the Tamaqua Community Art Center are offering pallet painting classes on Aug. 8. The scenes will feature summer designs and will be offered in two sizes of pallets, 40 by 17 inches or 20 by 16 inches, or as a combination for duo painters.

The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at the art center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

All materials and supplies are included, and the pallets may be personalized.

For more information or to register, call 570-668-1192.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Bubbly McClosky and Gracie Nagle rehearse for “Annie Jr.” at the Shawnee Playhouse. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Rambunctious, red, and ready for adventure, “Annie Jr.” brings an unmatchable energy to the Shawnee Playhouse’s stage this summer.

The show begins Friday and runs through Aug. 25.

The story follows a young girl named Annie, who is abandoned by her parents as a baby, and grows up an orphan in 1930’s New York City.

Determined to find her parents, Annie’s search takes her on an adventure where she encounters a lovable mutt named Sandy and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe, will feature the Birdie Busch Band at 7:30 p.m. July 20. This free show is part of a free concert series which occurs once a month at the opera house.

Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter Birdie Busch has one of those voices that draws you in on the first phrase and breathes you out at the end of the song. Busch and her slightly funky, sometimes quirky, and always-relaxed backing band are as refreshing and new as live music can be today.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
David Bromberg plays the opera house on July 14. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Sherman Theater

The Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, has a wide array of talent coming up.

• Friday, Gin Blossoms, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Less Fuschia, 5:30 p.m.

• July 13, My Show ft. Cavern, 8 p.m.

• July 14, Comedy Night, 8 p.m.

• July 15, Keep Flying, 7 p.m.

• July 20, Ja Rule, 8 p.m.

• July 22, Hellyeah: Unden!able, 8 p.m.

• July 28, The Company Kept, 7 p.m.

• July 28, Jay & the Americans, 8 p.m.

• July 29, McElligott School of Irish Dance, noon

• July 29, Billy Joel tribute: the Stranger, 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Dave Roper Trio will perform at Miller Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. July 21.

Roper has been playing the piano as part of a trio in various Lehigh Valley locations for nearly 60 years, including a 15-year stint at the popular King George Inn in Allentown.

Since 1959 he has played with only three drummers and four bassists. The current trio consists of Dave, Gary Rissmiller (drums), and Paul Rostock (bass). Rissmiller and Rostock are both on the music faculty at Moravian College. Vocalist Tommy Crist joins the trio for this memorable concert.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N 17th St., Allentown, presents the musical, “The Bikinis,”Friday through Aug. 20.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Josh Turner returns to Penn’s Peak on July 29. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Multiplatinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will return to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. July 29.

Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hitmakers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, he has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A field day for fruit and vegetable growers will be held July 12 at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs.

Growers will have the opportunity to see what’s happening with the numerous vegetable and fruit research trials being conducted at the center.

This event is being sponsored jointly by Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 14th year from noon to 5 p.m. July 22-23.

The event features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and case from eight wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant.

The venue offers panoramic views from its large open-air deck. It is a rain-or-shine event since it is held inside Penn’s Peak.

Participating wineries include:

• Amore

• Blue Mountain

• Franklin Hill

• Galen Glen

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

One of the great, great, great (three times, that’s how great it is) pleasures of summer is figuring out what to do with all that fruit that floods the markets. Stone fruits like plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries; melons of all stripes; and berries. Oh, the berries.

We eat them by the fistful when we’re lucky. But besides funneling them straight into our mouths, there are other excellent ways to use berries. One of my favorites is a clafoutis.