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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Philly Home + Garden Show kicks off next Friday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and runs through Feb. 19.

If you’re going, here are a few things you could look forward to.

Celebrity guests: Hilary Farr, co-host of HGTVs “Love It or List It” and Jeff Lewis, star of Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” will tell stories about some of their most interesting projects and will share ideas to inspire your next home project. Farr will appear Feb. 18, and Lewis will be there Feb. 19.

Friday, February 10, 2017
White clover CHRIS EVANS/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

’m always looking for ways to bring more bees onto my land, and this season I’m thinking about bumblebees.

Bumblebees are kind of like giant pandas, cute and chubby, and no, they don’t swarm or attack because they are solitary bees. I work in my garden right alongside them, and they don’t even know I exist.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will hold its Writers Café Craft Discussion with Read & Critique from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Participants are invited to bring about 500 words to read to the group. Any genre, fiction or nonfiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are welcome.

The meeting is free and open to those 18 years of age or older. For more information go to: www.glvwg.org.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Anastasia Susko passed away at the age of 8 after being stricken with a rare form of brain cancer. A dance party will be held Feb. 18 to honor her memory and raise funds for a scholarship for a Jim Thorpe Area High School girl to help her pursue her dreams. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Dust off your most colorful threads and comfortable shoes to boogie down Feb. 18 for the midwinter Anastasia Susko Memorial’s third annual scholarship fundraiser.

Flow Bar and Restaurant, located at 268 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe will host the 6 to 11 p.m., dance party where food, drinks and fun will be on tap for the 21 and over crowd.

“’Tis the season for midwinter dance party. Food, dancing, drinks, party favors. It’ll be a great time,” said owner Joan Morykin.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it. Here’s what’s coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

• Friday, 38 Special, 8 p.m.

• Feb. 18, Sweetheart’s Dinner Dance with The Main Street Orchestra

• Feb. 25, Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m.

• Feb. 28, ZZ Top, 8 p.m.

• March 4, Lotus Land, 8 p.m.

• March 10 Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, 8 p.m.

• March 18, The Zombies — Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary

• March 24, The Revivalists, 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Touchstone Theatre will present a concert fundraiser, Jakopa’s Punch Bowl, at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem.

This Mardi Gras-themed evening includes three local bands, New Orleans-style light fare and beverages and supports Touchstone’s upcoming The Jakopa’s Punch Processional, a free outdoor spectacle performance.

The summer show follows the musician characters from the Jakopa’s Punch band in a traveling performance along the South Bethlehem Greenway behind Touchstone’s home theater July 14-15.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

If wine and chocolate is your thing, then you’re in luck. Area wineries are opening their doors to welcome sweethearts in honor of Valentine’s Day with special treats and pairings.

Galen Glen, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will host chocolate and wine pairing weekends all month.

Like romantic affairs and perfectly partnering humans, pairing wine and chocolate requires similar attentiveness and consideration.

The winery is offering two separate chocolate treats for to pair with a glass of your favorite wine.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Allentown Area Swing Dance Society holds weekly dances on Tuesdays at the Fearless Fire Co. Starlight Ballroom, 1221 S. Front St. and Susquehanna Street in Allentown.

On Feb. 14 the group will host “A Valentine Evening of Dance” from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The lesson for the evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will be the rumba. Participants are encouraged to wear red or pink, and are also asked to bring a dessert to share.

For more information, visit http://allentownswing.org.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Beth Hart CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Beth Hart is on fire. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice.

Hart performs at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, at 8 p.m. March 2.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Zion United Church of Christ’s Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton is preparing for its 47th annual musical production.

The production, “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” will take place at Zion UCC’s Smith Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. March 2-4. There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 4.

The production will include a live orchestra, joining Lisa Schweitzer, ZOW’s rehearsal and performance pianist. The orchestra features musicians from Lehighton and surrounding communities.