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Friday, May 6, 2016

She held you in her arms when you were a baby. She took care of you when you didn’t feel well or had a rough day at school.

She may even help care for your own kids these days. What are the best ways to show mom your appreciation and thank her for all that she does this Mother’s Day?

Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert and founder and CEO of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers this advice to have the best Mother’s Day celebration.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Panther Valley Class of 1966 will be holding its 50-year class reunion on June 11 at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf starting at 5:30 p.m.

Classmates are reminded to send in their reservations by the May 15 deadline.

Any questions can be answered by calling Ginny at 570-669-9321.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Michael Franti performs June 2 with Spearhead on his Soulrocker Tour. Copyright - Copyright © John Gellman

Michael Franti & Spearhead are bringing their Soulrocker Tour to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. June 2.

Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Long known for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances and dynamic live shows, Franti has continually been at the forefront of lyrical activism, using his music as a positive force for change.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Carbon County Art League’s Annual Art Exhibition will be held at the Palmerton Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18-19.

An artists reception will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. that Sunday.

Area artists are encouraged to enter their artwork. Registration forms are available online.

County residents are also encouraged to become a “Friend of the Arts” by make a contribution to the CCAL or place an ad in the show booklet.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Beginning June 5 the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua, will showcase the early American folk-art techniques of the late Doris Hendricks Fry. The exhibit will feature the varied decorative art styles and media employed by Fry, including American primitive painting, theorem painting, reverse glass painting and tole painting.

Featured at the opening will be her son, Dave Fry, folk musician and teaching artist.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center has scheduled a spring plant hike for 10 a.m. Saturday. All ages and interest levels are welcome.

Dr. Susan Munch of Albright College has literally written the book on identifying and understanding the area’s “lower” plants, such as ferns, mosses and lichens. She will lead participants on an easy walk in search of whatever may be blooming, sprouting or emerging this time of year.

Trails are expected to be wet. Hikers should dress accordingly and are encouraged to bring field guides and hand lenses if possible.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Monroe Farmers Market will kick off its new season Saturday in downtown Stroudsburg’s Courthouse Square with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. The market is held every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon, now through the end of October.

The farmers market consists of over two dozen local vendors from Monroe County or one of its contiguous counties. Offerings range from fresh fruits and vegetables, to locally grown and foraged mushrooms, pasture-raised meats, milk and cheese, fresh bread and baked goods, maple syrup, local honey, wine and more.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month in the third-floor conference room at Palmerton Hospital, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

The group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

There is no charge. Anyone seeking support and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and dementia is welcome.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This tandoori roast chicken is made tender with a marinade of yogurt and lemon juice that is seasoned with earthy cumin, garam masala, ginger and garlic. AP PHOTO/J.M. HIRSCH

Ever since my parents came to England in 1972, my mum has had a wild love affair with roast chicken.

The only thing she loves even more is her family and unfortunately for her, my dad is a vegetarian. So for 41 years now, her opportunities to turn the oven on, throw caution to the wind and put a beautiful bird in to roast have been limited. She’s simply too loving a wife to torment my dad like that.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

To celebrate the kickoff to the growing season, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail invites wine lovers to visit its nine member wineries on May 21-22 for the Spring Wine and Cheese Pairing event, where guests can sample complimentary pairings. Event hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Member wineries include:

• Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth

• Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville

• Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli

• Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville

• Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor