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Competition planned Feb. 10

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


About 220 students from 23 middle, intermediate and junior high schools from multiple counties are registered to compete in the 34rd annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® Feb 10 at the new Nitschmann Middle School, 1002 W. Union Blvd., Bethlehem. The snow date is Feb. 11.

Students will take written tests 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The top 10 scoring students will face off in the countdown round, a “Jeopardy” style oral competition, 1 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Seeking singers, those who play an instrument

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

lv active life

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, has opportunities for residents who like to sing or play a musical instrument.

The “Good Vibrations” Chorus, led by Nancy Shumaker, invites all singers to have fun and make some new friends, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

“Latin Salsa Band,” led by Hector Rosado, is looking for musicians to join this newly formed band, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Bring your instrument.

Chamber Snow Ball set for Feb. 10

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jaindl Properties, AmericanBank and Capital BlueCross will host the 29th annual Snow Ball 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center, 77 Sands Blvd.

There will be a black-tie dinner, silent and live auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

The fundraiser will benefit Camelot for Children projects for seriously, chronically, terminally ill, handicapped or disabled children.

For information and tickets, visit http://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/.

STM open house Jan. 28

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


St. Thomas More School, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown, will host an open house 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

St. Thomas More School offers a Christ-centered education to children of all faiths, as well as a comprehensive academic education. In addition to the standard curriculum, St. Thomas More School offers a 1:1 iPad program, advanced math, music, art, physical education and Spanish classes.

Volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION – Allentown School District Health Service is looking for RNs and/or LPNs to volunteer for their screening team. All school districts in Pennsylvania are mandated to perform screenings on their students from kindergarten to 12th grade every school year. Screenings consist of height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis. Call Dr. Kim Brannan at 484-765-4059 or email brannank@allentownsd.org.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Yoga group


The Crime Victims Council will offer a new trauma processing yoga group for female adolescent survivors of interpersonal violence.

In addition to counseling, physical activity such as yoga can help a survivor heal. This program will focus on breathing, movement and mindfulness to help heal the mind and body.

All classes will be held at Kula Heart Yoga and Wellness, 3400 Bath Pike Suite 201, Bethlehem.

The group will meet 6 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Feb. 6.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs




The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley offers the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in January. These programs are offered free of charge to people affected by cancer.

Call 610-861-7555 to register.

Gentle Yoga

9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 23 and 30

Practice mild stretching accompanied with breathing techniques to quiet the mind and promote healing. The class is a combination of chair and mat work.

Reiki for Balancing Life

Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s Art Education Fund which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will vote for their favorites. For tickets and information, visit www.steelstacks.org or call 610-332-3378.