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Auditions Oct. 10

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ASO CHORUS:

Auditions for new members of the Allentown Symphony Chorus are 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional-level chorus that accompanies the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in at least one concert per season.

For the 2019-2020 season, the chorus performs with the ASO Feb. 8 and 9, 2020, and April 18 and 19, 2020. The chorus has about 50 persons.

There are also...

‘Festival Unbound’ volunteers sought

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Volunteers are sought for “Festival Unbound,’ Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community conversation, Oct. 4-13.

Volunteer tasks include ushering, setting up folding chairs, helping audience members dance their way down the South Bethlehem Greenway, and being a “Closing Ceremony Ambassador.”

“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem, all these different communities and age groups and parts of...

Society of Arts author luncheon benefits Allentown Art Museum

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) presents its Seventh annual “Luncheon With The Authors,” 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.

Three nationally-acclaimed authors, Juliet Lapidos, Christopher J. Yates and Lyndsay Faye, will share remarks, participate in a panel discussion and sign books for attendees.

PBS39 “News Tonight” reporter K.C. Lopez is emcee for the Allentown Art Museum benefit.

Lapidos is author of “Talent,” a modern-day...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 11: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, September 12: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, September 13: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.

Monday, September 16: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.

Tuesday, September 17: Chicken primavera,...

Have baton, will travel: Presenting workshops on conducting takes ASO Music Director around the world

Friday, September 6, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

I remember when I was a student in school and when we would return in the fall, everyone would always ask, “What did you do this summer?”

Summer is always a time for growth, learning, exploring new things and having fun. This summer, I did all of those things.

What some people might not know about me is that in addition to being a symphony music director and conductor, I am the author of two conducting books that have become standards in the industry, “Beyond the Baton - What...

36th ‘Russian Days’ at St. Nicholas

Friday, September 6, 2019 by NATASHA PELAK in Focus

“Russian Days,” a celebration of tradition, food and culture, returns, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

Rev. Matthew Joyner, St. Nicholas Rector, and the parishioners give a heart-felt welcome to the community and invite all to Saint Nicholas Church grounds to explore the church at the 36th Annual Russian Days Food Festival.

“Russian Days is a wonderful...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Russian in: The 36th annual “Russian Days Food Festival” is 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem. Rev. Matthew Joyner, St. Nicholas Rector, and the parishioners welcome the public to the event, for which admission is free. Traditional food include borscht, halupki, halushki, blini, pelmeni, pirozhki, pierogi and potato pancakes. Exhibitors display crafts, traditional jewelry and...

The Family Project: Daycare dilemma

Friday, September 6, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My three-year-old daughter is having problems at daycare, such as hitting and not listening. It makes me feel that she is a bad kid. I punish her at home with timeouts and taking things away from her, but the situation only seems to get worse. What can I do to help her?

“The mother should never feel that her daughter is a ‘bad kid,’” panelist Wanda Mercado-Arroyo said.

“The teacher is just reporting what she is observing because she wants to find out if the child is doing...