Verna Mae Gilbert, 88, formerly of Emmaus, died September 30, 2012, in the Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township. She was the wife of the late Roy B. Gilbert, who died March 7, 1995. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Milton M. and Anna Margaret (Bachman) Prechtel.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, where she served as a volunteer.
Donald Charles Muth, 79, of Zionsville, formerly of Emmaus, died September 25, 2012. He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. (Moyer) Muth, who died May 14, 2002. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Merle (Marcks) and Harry Edward Muth.
He was a member of the Emmaus Moravian Church and a member of the Moravian Brass Choir.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was an optician at Art Schneck Optical, Emmaus, for 26 years prior to retiring in Oct. 1998.
The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club meets 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Hope United Church of Christ Church, 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.
The concert is free and open to the public. Open auditions will be held. New members, ages 5 - 18, are welcome.
Information: Emily Reyes, 610-398-0781
"Beautiful People," curated by Muhlenberg art history professor Dr. Margo Thompson, Oct. 3 - Nov. 10, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, explores how three artists, Andy Warhol, Muhsana Ali and Josh Lehrer, respond to beauty in photographic portraiture.
A reception to meet Ali and Lehrer is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the gallery. Ali gives a lecture 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Lehrer gives a gallery talk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Did you know? Upper and Lower Milford Townships were originally part of Bucks County in a larger territory called Milford Township.
In 1738, they were pulled out of Milford Township to become Upper Milford Township, the first township in Lehigh County.
In December 1852, they were made separate townships.
This information and more can be found in a pictorial history book recently released by the Upper Milford Township Historical Society.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.
There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.
For more information, call 610-841-1736.
Loretta S. Leibensperger, 87, of Emmaus, died September 27, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late William H. Leibensperger for 62 years. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Pauline (Iobst) McElroy.
She was a 1943 graduate of Emmaus High School.
She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers-Peanut Gang, Women's Fellowship and 50 Plus.
Robert T. "Pop Pop" Roth, 88, of Alburtis, living in the home he built with the help of family and friends, died September 26, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown, with his family and friends by his side. He was the husband of Hope V. (Tews) Roth for 57 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Truman and Hilda (Stephens) Roth.
He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
He proudly served in both the U.S. Army and Air Corps during World War II in the Midwest and Alaska.
"Out of the Sphere: The Photography of David L. Rehrig," Oct. 11 - Jan. 11, 2013, Ambre Studio, 310 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, in collaboration with the 2012 Olympus InVision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month, opens with a reception and book-signing, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 11.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has announced the results of its "Bach-Appella Competition" in conjunction with the Bach Choir's presentation of The Swingle Singers in a Gala Concert-Fundraiser, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Zoellner Arts Center.
The winning group is Emmaus High School's Fermata Nowhere, directed by Rita Cortez. The group will sing Van Morrison's "Moondance" during the second half of the Swingle Singers' concert.