There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.
In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.
Being single is not all it's cracked up to be -- or is it?
Get some possible answers and insights at Pennsylvania Playhouse's production of "Company," 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 28.
The fast-paced play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth romps through the highs and lows of being one single person, a lonely third wheel in a circle of married friends.
On Broadway, "Company" won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical (1971) and Best Revival of a Musical (2007).
Richard Pawling, in the character of Cappy Hummel, a canal boat captain, presents "Canawling on America's Canals," a history of the United States' canal system, 6:30 p.m. April 23, Lower Macungie Township Community Center, Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.
The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To register: 610-966-6864
I hear my mom waking me up
Pork shoulder sizzling
Smelling the cookies,
three leche cake
Tasting the sweet sweet
pots and pans
in the kitchen
the glittery red bows
The cozy warm
Me seeing my presents
seeing my big
and little sister
a box with a piece
As I settled in the grass
and watched the trees, the sky,
I noticed a calmness, with a soft breeze.
As if the world had just sat down
and taken a deep breath
to retreat from the rushing time.
Then suddenly, the branches I viewed
were not relaxing, but rustling,
and the clouds swirled about eagerly with passion.
The tranquil scene became restless before my eyes
without actually changing pace or tone,
and it brought me to realize a way of nature.
Our planet does not rest or calm,
Q. How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself?
Scientific evidence shows that seniors should exercise, even though many older persons think it could harm them. Study after study demonstrates that seniors hurt their health a lot more by being sedentary.
If you're inactive, you deteriorate. Physical activity can help restore your capacity. Most older adults, regardless of age or condition, will benefit from increasing physical activity to a moderate level.
Comedian Ron White, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. April 12, State Theatre, Easton
The application deadline is April 12 for Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission (BFAC) grants.
The BFAC expects to award $3,000 in 2013 - '14.
Questions: Donald Spieth, email@example.com.
Poems for the 8th annual Student Poetry Project are to be published in the April 17 and 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspaper print editions and, this year for the first time, online: lehighvalleypress.org.
Publication date for the 2013 Student Poetry Project is one week earlier than the previously announced April 24 and 25 Focus section dates.
Civic Theatre of Allentown is collaborating with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance Films and Emerging Pictures in presenting the 18th edition of "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," showcasing contemporary French film, through April 11, Civic Theatre514 and 514 N 19th St., Allentown.
The selections include new works from auteur Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.