Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Paint a bunny or a chick

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will sponsor a painting class for kids, offered by “Bent Bristles.” The class will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 18 at the art center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. The class is open to children age 5 and older.

The general shape/outline of the design will be a bunny and a chick.

The fee includes all supplies and materials. There is a discount for multiple children from the same family.

For more information, visit www. TamaquaArts.org or call 570-668-1192.

Make a bunny lantern

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Blue Ridge Communication is gearing up for its annual prom and wedding dress sale from 2 to 5 p.m. April 5 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Dresses will be sold for $10 (cash only), unless otherwise noted.

Organizers are collecting new and gently used dresses and accessories, including jewelry, purses, shawls and shoes until March 22.

Donations may be dropped off at the following Blue Ridge Communications locations:

• Palmerton

• Gilbert

• Walnutport (behind the post office)

• Stroudsburg

• Lehighton

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council presents the second annual Young at Art Expo on Saturday. The goal is to connect families to the arts community in an expo-style event that’s both engaging and educational.

The expo will be held at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy an entertaining and creative day. The event is free.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mauch Chunk Opera House

• Friday, Kilmaines Saints, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Burning Bridget Cleary, 8 p.m.

• March 17, Cornmeal and Yarn 8 p.m.

• March 18, Peace Frog, Tribute to the Doors, 8 p.m.

• March 23, Danielle Nicole Band, 7:30 p.m.

• March 24, Runaway Home, 8 p.m.

• March 25, Dancin’ Machine, 8 p.m.

• March 26, 40 Story Radio Tower with the Day Rubies, 8 p.m.

• April 1, Brosky & Meyer Band, 8 p.m.

• April 7, Paula Cole, 8 p.m.

• April 9 Cash is King (Johnny Cash tribute), 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The “king of instruments” will be showcased this weekend in this organ plus orchestra concert featuring the famed Saint-Saëns “Organ Symphony” and a world premiere by Eric Ewazen. Maestro Hector Olivera takes the bench at the organ in Miller Symphony Hall.

Diane Wittry, music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, will conduct.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

For tickets call 610-432-6715 or visit www.millersymphonyhall.org.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Fish and Chips from a recipe by the Culinary Institute of America. PHIL MANSFIELD/THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA VIA AP Copyright - © 2017 The Culinary Institute of America - Phil Mansfield

Thanks to our global food community, we have more opportunities than ever to sample cuisines from the farthest corners of the world. Even in America’s smallest towns, food lovers are exploring traditional Indian, Ethiopian or Spanish tapas restaurants, and we’re constantly on the hunt for our new favorite.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots prepared with a marinade. AP PHOTO VIA MELISSA D’ARABIAN Copyright - Melissa d'Arabian

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on a trusty, if unimaginative, rotation of mealtime regulars: rice, potatoes, noodles.

The problem with serving the same thing over and over is that we are missing an opportunity to bring a variety of nutrients to the table in that starchy side. Why not add a few colorful, interesting options to the dinner starch repertoire?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Preparing food in large quantities is different from food preparation at home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps nonprofit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

The program, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held at the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center), 2950 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235 from 6 to 9 p.m. March 16.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50-year class reunion June 10 at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Organizers are looking for information on the following classmates: Michele Carley, Nina Rehrig Mickus, Linda Zellner Green, Elizabeth Rhyder Green and Linda Bauer Jackson.

Please call Loren LaRose at 610-826-2397 with information.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wear your lucky green outfit and join Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at 2 p.m. March 17. There will be festive refreshments and entertainment by live bagpipers. While you’re visiting, take a tour of the community.

This event is free and open to seniors and their families. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500.