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 the history,” said Michael Duck, festival volunteer coordinator.
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.
Q. The school year is just beginning and my daughter is talking about switching to cyber school. My husband and I don’t like the idea of her sitting in her room on the computer more than she already does, but I also want to be sensitive to the idea that kids do get bullied, and school is tough for some kids. Please help.
The consensus of the panel is that switching to a cyber school is a very complicated decision, with serious logistical and social ramifications to be considered.
Ward Hayden and The Outliers present songs from the album, “Can’t Judge A Book,” 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.
It’s not the first time the Boston-based band has played Godfrey’s, but it’s the first time under a new name. You may remember the group as Girls, Guns and Glory when it performed at Godfrey’s.
Hayden says the name was changed to reflect the band’s gritty rockabilly sound.
Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek.
The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:
Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts
Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Diane Wittry, Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts
Q. I gave my 81-year-old brother a birthday present recently. As he opened it, a brief smile crossed his face. It was funny to me because I recalled that, when he was a kid, he would tear open presents and jump out of his skin. Does enthusiasm wane as we age?
I wouldn’t describe your brother as someone who has lost his enthusiasm. I would say he is just less excitable, mellower. There is scientific evidence that we do chill out as we get older.
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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, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penne, crackers, mixed berries.
The Lehigh Valley continues to see a shortage of houses for sale for the number of people looking to buy. Those eager to purchase a house are not waiting. Instead, they are coming to Carbon County.
“Carbon is having a nice run on their market,” said Justin Porembo, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR). “We’re happy to see a robust Carbon County market. The whole geographical footprint has seen a strong market.”