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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Third- and fourth-grade students at East Penn Elementary and Franklin Elementary will present an “All-American Christmas” next week.

The concert at Franklin will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The concert at East Penn will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The students will perform at 9 a.m. for the other students in their respective schools.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The sixth annual Battle of the Bands competition kicks off March 17 at Breakers. Starting now Mohegan Sun Pocono is looking for the best bands in NEPA to compete.

Now through Jan. 29, interested bands can submit an entry to be crowned this year’s winner, and for the chance to win cash prizes at the grand finale on May 26, including the $10,000 grand prize.

To express interest in competing in this event, bands must submit the following no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Thirty-two bands will be selected and notified no later than Feb. 29.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bradley Dean, veteran of nine Broadway shows, and pianist extraordinaire Ron Stabinsky take the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 as the Majestic Theater in Pottsville presents “A Majestic Christmas with Bradley Dean and Ron Stabinsky.” on Dec. 20.

Both Dean and Stabinsky, who are Pottsville natives, have found much success in the professional world of the performing arts and music.

They are coming to “give back” to the community that has supported and applauded their many accomplishments. This is the third year they are doing this event.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
The B-Street Band will play the Mauch Chunk Opera House Dec. 26.

There’s a lot happening this month at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday, if you’re looking for the perfect blend of rock, funk, dance and New Wave, then Start Making Sense, the Talking Heads-Hall and Oates Tribute concert, might be just what you’re looking for.

The musicians in this seven-piece band re-create the music and the magic of the Talking Heads’ entire career, and they do it flawlessly.

Together they bring the Heads’ blockbuster live show to the stage once again, with frontman Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Imagine Halloween without candy, Thanksgiving without turkey, or Christmas without egg nog.

That frightful scenario — the egg nog part, at least — was almost a reality at Turkey Hill Dairy after a national egg shortage in June, but fans of the yuletide beverage will, indeed, be sipping egg nog by the fireplace this holiday season, thanks to some quick thinking and teamwork.

While some egg nog manufacturers may be forced to scale back production of the classic holiday beverage — or not make it at all — Turkey Hill has experienced a truly happy ending.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Forget that it will be in the low 60s this weekend. It’s time to soften your butter and crank up the oven.

The November issue of Taste of Home magazine is loaded with great holiday recipes, including its top-rated, most-baked holiday cookies from its website.

We’re sharing four of those recipes here, but for dozens more, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine.

Snowman Cookies

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers.

Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! — Betty Tabb, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

On Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. welcome winter with an easy, scenic stroll along Brodhead Creek in Stroud Township. The hike will lead from Brodhead Park to Pinebrook Park.

Brodhead Watershed Association and Pocono Heritage Land Trust naturalists Don Miller and Bill Sweeney will guide participants in exploring this section of the Brodhead Greenway — part of a system of linked parks and trails.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

If you need a hat, gloves or a scarf for you or your child, you are welcome to “shop” at the Summit Hill Heritage Center from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 15.

Items will be given away for free.

The heritage center is located at 1 W. Hazard St. in Summit Hill.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

Galen Glen, 255 Winter Mountain Drive in Andreas, has announced a special “Wine Wednesday” celebration taking place every Wednesday during the month of December.

“Wine Wednesday is a popular hashtag on social media. We wanted to do something to make it more than just that,” says tasting room manager Kathy Matson.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Heritage Hill Senior Community invites the public to “The 12 Days of Christmas” Bingo at 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

There will be 12 games, with 12 unique prizes. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

Please RSVP by calling Rachael Kapes, marketing director, at 570-427-4500.

Heritage Hill Senior Community is located at 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly.