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Friday, March 25, 2016

CBS’s “Big Brother” casting call is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 31 in the Keystone Grand Ballroom.

“Big Brother” alum Johnny Mac will stop by to meet with fans in line. Guests must be 21 and over to attend and audition.

Participants may not line up until 8 a.m. on the day of the event. Registration begins at 10.

Full eligibility requirements and applications are available at http://newsroom.mohegansunpoconodowns.com.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, will host a book signing by former LCCC faculty member Ned Schillow at 2 p.m. April 12 n the LCCC bookstore in the Academic Resource Center building.

His books, “The Titanic and Pennsylvania,” volumes 1 and 2, address the Titanic’s first day at sea 104 years ago. In addition, a book discussion will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 6 in Science Hall Room 5.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 25, 2016

The “ears” have it.

According to WalletHub, 89 percent of Americans believe that the ears on a chocolate bunny should be eaten first. Times News readers agree.

“Well, yeah,” says Amanda Getter-Keller.

“I mean you don’t want it to hear you eating the rest of it ... that would be just inhuman.”

Butchie Yaich says they should only make the ears.

“It’s the best part of the bunny,” says Yaich.

“I just think it would be awkward to hold it by its smallest part to take a bite of the biggest part,” says Chantel Beishline. “Totally normal.”

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts award-winning author Marty Essen at 6 p.m. April 13, as he presents his multimedia show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes.” The free event will be held in the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville.

Essen’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories and thousands of photos he took traveling the world for his first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.”

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Author Jeff Davis and illustrator Marybeth Cauley, both of Jim Thorpe, will participate in a free panel discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. March 31 hosted by Penn State Worthington Scranton in the Study Learning Center’s K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge.

Other panelists include authors Dave Hess, Barbara J. Taylor and John J. Zelenski.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Concert postponed

The Reverend Jefferson Tribute to Grace Slick and the Airplane at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday has been postponed. No new date has been set.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. April 5, at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. in Emmaus.

The program on New York Beauty Quilts will be given by Linda J. Hahn.

There is a charge for visitors. For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blue Ridge Communications eighth annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. next Wednesday at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The date was incorrectly listed as this past Wednesday.

All dresses are just $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Over the past eight years the event has raised thousands to help children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill and living in the greater Lehigh Valley area.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Brian Chicoine as the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, with Vicky St. Pierre as June Carter Cash. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The music of Johnny Cash and June Carter will performed at the Mauch Chunk Opera House for the first time April 2.

Legendary country rebel Johnny Cash comes to life in the re-creation show “Cash Is King.”

With a career spanning half a century and countless hits, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire,” the Man in Black became a musical icon.

Now you can experience the father of Outlaw Country as he was in his prime, from his Sun Records days to his historic concert at Folsom Prison.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wes Hampton

Popular Christian recording artists Wes Hampton and Charlotte Ritchie will be featured in a special evening of worship and celebration Tuesday at the Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville.

The concert event begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society Telethon, which will take place April 9-10.