Saturday, November 28, 2015


Friday, November 20, 2015
Author, illustrator at Palmerton library

The Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., will host an author event on Saturday.

Author Bill Allison and illustrator Jae Rehm, a Palmerton resident, will be at the library from noon to 2 p.m. to talk about their new book “The Apprentice.”

Rehm is a senior at Carbon Career and Technical Institute. He provided five illustrations for the book, which can be seen on the author’s website at and Facebook page for the book “The Apprentice.”

Friday, November 20, 2015
‘Toruk — The First Flight’

History and magic are being made at the Allentown PPL Center, beginning Dec. 4 through Dec. 6.

For the first time in entertainment history, the world-renown performance group Cirque du Soleil will be appearing in Allentown to make the U.S. premiere of “Toruk — The First Flight,” a multimedia fusion combining cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft to depict an enthralling prequel to the highest grossing film of all time: James Cameron’s “Avatar.”

Friday, November 20, 2015
Scott Weidensaul

Everyone loves the beauty, mystery and charm of owls, but science continues to unlock the secrets of their biology and ecology.

Join Scott Weidensaul at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for his talk “Owls: Souls of the Night,” and discover the strange and mysterious world of these hunters of the night.

The special appearance is part of the sanctuary’s annual Holiday on the Mountain winter open house and is free and open to the public. A trail fee applies to nonmembers who wish to hike.

Friday, November 20, 2015

McCann School of Business & Technology is hosting a Bra & Panty Drive to benefit Schuylkill Women in Crisis. Donors can drop off new bras and/or panties at the Spa at McCann at 2650 Woodglen Road, Pottsville, until Dec. 23.

“Each year, Schuylkill Women in Crisis houses over 200 women and children who arrive at the shelter with only the clothes on their backs,” said Shannon Brennon, campus director at McCann.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Heritage Center, Summit Hill, along with Panther Valley Library and the Strawberry Playhouse, are collecting hats and gloves for kids and teens through Nov. 30.

Drop off donations of clean gently used or new hats and gloves at the Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St. in Summit Hill, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, or at any event; the Panther Valley Library, Bertsch Street, Lansford, when open or in the book box; or the Strawberry Playhouse, Tuscarora, before shows.

Friday, November 20, 2015

National Book Award winner Phil Klay will give a public reading of his work on at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall at Muhlenberg College in Allentown.

Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a public affairs officer. After being discharged, he went to Hunter College and received an M.F.A.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Glimmer Twins

On Friday The Glimmer Twins, an eight-piece band performing nationally, return to the Mauch Chunk Opera House. The band re-creates the look, sound and feel of the Rolling Stones in their glamorous heyday.

What makes The Glimmer Twins such a special attraction is their ability to capture the raw energy of the most electrifying performances throughout the Rolling Stones’ career and present it in such a way that audiences are able to experience the same sensation of what it was really like to be at a Stones concert.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tamaqua rock band Won Ton will return to the Tamaqua Community Art Center at 7 p.m. Saturday to play a special tribute dedicated to the memory of Chris Banditelli.

Originally founded in 1998, the band has gone through several changes over the years, but members just keep coming back to their roots.

The group covers such rock icons as The Eagles and Rage Against the Machine, as well as creating its own original studio pieces.

Several special guests will also appear that night.

The concert will benefit the Chris Banditelli Memorial Fund.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Faith Alive Church is offering a Christmas Choral Celebration, “Jesus … The Light of the World” presented by the Choir of Faith Alive Church at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Faith Alive UM Church, 678 Pine St. in Bowmanstown.

All are welcome to celebrate the birth of our Jesus Christ through Scripture, congregational singing, enactment and God Squad Puppets.

For more information contact the church office at 610-852-2805.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Above, Catherine White enjoys the art work of several local artists during Sunday’s show at the Osprey House in Slatington. Left,

The Carbon County Art League held its sixth annual show last weekend at the Osprey House in Slatington.

“This is our first year here, they have been very gracious to let us use the space,” Carla Binder, CCAL committee chairwoman, said.

“We had a very good turnout. Everyone has been pointing out favorites and it’s been very varied. We’ve had multiple art sales.”

The show had over 20 artist submit several works in painting, drawing and photography. Awards were given to winners in two categories: painting and works on paper and the second category of photography.