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Friday, October 23, 2015
This photo provided by FamilyFun/Meredith Corp. shows the Halloween decoration, “Nice to Eat You.” Alexandra Grablewski/FamilyFun/Meredith Corp. via AP

Want to display your Halloween spirit right at the front door?

These do-it-yourself projects are simple enough to be done by kids with an adult’s help, and use easy-to-find supplies.

“The door to your house is basically the entrance to Halloween,” says Susan Spencer, editor in chief of Woman’s Day magazine. “It shows off your creativity. (The projects) really have to be easy and fun so they can be done together as a family.”

Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Grand Slambovians will play at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday night. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

On Thursday The 40 Story Radio Tower presents another monthly installment at The Mauch chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

For the month of November, the ARTSPACE Gallery in Stroudsburg will feature Portraits in 2-D or 3-D Group Exhibition. Portraits can be any work that depicts a traditional or other individual subject and is open to all artists – students, amateurs and professionals.

Drop-off is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. Monday and a prospectus can be found online at www.poconoarts.org. The show will run Oct. 30 to Nov. 21.

For further information, call the PoconoArts office at 570-476-4460, e-mail artspacegallery@poconoarts.org or go to www.poconoarts.org.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The United Presbyterian Church, 6750 Route 873 Slatington, is holding a “57th Annual Gymanfa Ganu” (Welsh Hymn Sing) on Nov. 8. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is open to everyone.

The conductor is Ellis Williams from Bangor. The organist is Robert Miller from South Portland, Maine, and the pianist is Anna Mary Milot, choir director and organist of the Slatington Presbyterian Church.

Special music will be by the “Tri-Cees Chorale” out of the Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. The music is sung mostly in English and some Welsh, for those who are able.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
A look at the book “I See the World,” which was shared recently with students at The Rush Building in Hometown. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Some books really can leave a lasting impression on a young child.

Especially when they have the ability to increase their compassion for those who may see differently from themselves.

Such is the case with the book “I See the World,” which was shared recently with special education students at The Rush Building in Hometown.

Ann Waibel, special education teacher, said she recently met the book’s author, Jean Barlow, who dedicated a copy of her book to The Rush Building.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Friday

7:30 p.m.: “The Monster Squad” (1987)

9:30 p.m.: “Fright Night” (1985)

Saturday

7:30 p.m.: “Ghostbusters” (1984)

9:30 p.m. “Poltergeist” (1982)

This is the final weekend of the season.

Becky’s Drive In

On Saturday Becky’s Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport, will be showing the entire “Back to the Future” trilogy. This year is the 30th anniversary of the original release of “Back to the Future.” Also, in “Back to the Future 2,” Marty McFly traveled to Oct. 21, 2015.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Sugar artist Candy Repsher Knappenberger will compete on the Food Network’s “Cake War: Christmas.” The series kicks off at 9 p.m. Nov. 9. KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Copyright - © 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sugar artist Candy Repsher Knappenberger will be competing next month on the Food Network’s “Cake Wars: Christmas,” where she will be vying for a $50,000 grand prize.

It’s a dream come true for the Lehighton woman, who several years ago set a Food Network competition as one of her goals.

The show will air at 9 p.m. Nov. 9.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a program on Domestic Violence from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Louise Keller, education coordinator at the Domestic Violence Service Center, will talk about abusive relationships, including how you can determine if you are in an abusive relationship, protection from abuse orders, the different kinds of abuse, how to recognize signs, the devastating effects and resources and support services available to help victims and their families move toward a violence-free future.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Q. I’m presuming there actually was someone named Heimlich who gave his name to the maneuver for helping people who are choking. Am I right?

Yes, there actually is a Heimlich — Henry J. Heimlich, MD. In 1974, Dr. Heimlich published findings on what became the Heimlich Maneuver. Since then, the method has saved more than 100,000 people in the United States alone.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner.

For those still young enough to go trick-or-treating without it being weird, that means it’s time to start narrowing down costume choices.

My days of acting cute and innocent enough to bag as many goodies as I could are long behind me.

Meanwhile, the nightmares induced by some of my parents’ horrifying costume decisions are fresh.

I haven’t looked back at photos recently, but I’m confident at some point I was a Wheaties box. Back in the day, that was fine. I don’t have a huge problem with that.