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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Mahoning Drive-in Theater, located on Seneca Road in Lehighton, opens for its 67th season Friday with the showing of two classics: “The Wizard of Oz” and “Willy Wonka.” Both films will also be shown on Saturday.

The theater has been recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer for its decision to preserve its nostalgic look and feel by exclusively showing retro classic movies on original 35 mm film. This, as well as offering overnight camping on the lot, has set the drive-in apart.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Friday, Robin Trower, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Randy Bachman, 8 p.m.

• April 29, Josh Turner, 8 p.m.

• April 30, Live Wire, 8 p.m.

• May 3, 4 and 5, Branson Fever, 1 p.m.

• May 7, Get the Led Out, 8 p.m.

• May 11 and 12, Mike Albert and the Big E Band, 1 p.m.

• May 13, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• May 18, A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee, 1 p.m.

• May 19, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Marian High School’s Class of 2016 will present three performances of “Bye Bye Birdie!” this weekend. The cast includes, front from left: Robbie Hinkle, Danielle Spillman and Johnny Woitko. Second row: Molly Carnish and Pete Dubravski. Back row: Nicole Ambruch, Tim Busher and Rose Reid. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Marian Catholic High Class of 2016 will present “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend, with shows at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The fictional story takes place in the late 1950s, centering around Conrad Birdie, a hip thrusting rock ’n’ roll superstar akin to Elvis Presley; Albert Peterson, a songwriter desperate for success; and Rose Alvarez, Albert’s secretary and longtime girlfriend.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sons & Heirs brings its musical tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths to the Mauch Chunk Opera House this weekend. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The music of Morrissey, Johnny Marr and company lives on with The Sons & Heirs, a New York-based Smiths’ tribute band that re-creates the experience of seeing The Smiths in their prime.

The band comes to the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, this Saturday at 8 p.m.

Singer Ronnissey, guitarist Ravi Marr, bassist Fredo Rourke and drummer Flax Joyce deliver the songs, glamour and live atmosphere of The Smiths and solo Morrissey, all with keen attention to detail, down to the last gladioli.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The spiritual directors of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Next Step will host a program on “Spirituality and Humor” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 27 at St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Bath Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be presented by Virginia Wiles, professor of New Testament at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

For more information contact Cathy Campanaro at catherinecampanaro@verizon.net or at 610-217-5993.

The program is free, but a love offering of $15 is suggested.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dr. Rein Tideiksaarpresident of FallPrevent LLC, owns a consulting firm that delivers services and education related to fall prevention.

He specializes in working with the elderly patients and is a geriatric physician assistant. In an article written by Tideiksaar, he gives useful advice to seniors who misuse prescription medications, warning that it could put them at risk.

“There is an epidemic of drug mishandling among elders that threatens their well-being,” says Tideiksaar.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Q. I have Dupuytren’s contracture. It runs in my family. I think you should write a column about this because it affects older people.

Thank you for this suggestion. It got me researching hand disorders, a subject that has many colorful names for some nasty afflictions. Here are some of them:

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Caregivers can get the information they need when Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, hosts Night with the Nurses at 6:30 p.m. April 21.

Angela Giglotti, LPN, certified dementia practitioner and memory care director at Heritage Hill will speak about “When is the right time to transition to a Memory Care Residence?”

This gathering gives attendees a chance to interact, discuss problems, get tips, and learn from each other, and from nursing professionals, how they can better care for senior parents or family members.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lehighton High School Class of 1965 will meet for a social breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Beacon 443 Restaurant in Lehighton.

All classmates and spouses are welcome.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

NEW YORK — High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.

The scientists say they don’t know if sleep issues cause teens to take dangerous risks, or whether both are a reflection of depression or other problems. But the link between sleep and injury-causing risks is striking — especially when it comes to drinking and driving, said the study’s lead author, Anne Wheaton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.