Bald eagles, ospreys and other birds of prey were practically wiped out until the pesticide, dichlorodi-phenyltrichloroethane (DDT), was banned in the United States in 1972.
The insect-killing chemical was developed for use in agriculture in the late 1940's. No one knew at the time that the most widely-used pesticide, DDT, would ultimately create such a devastating effect on raptor species.
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-7541
Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: DELAWARE WATER GAP
Delaware Water Gap. 570-424-2210
COTA Jazz and Arts Festival, Sept. 6 - 8
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Route 66," Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.610-433-2333
The Associated Mess, 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 20, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," through Sept. 1, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 215-862-2121
Q. I'm having a devil of time controlling my bladder. Any suggestions?
About 10 percent of men and women over the age of 65 have trouble with bladder control, also know officially as urinary incontinence. Women suffer from this more than men.
During urination, muscles in the bladder contract, forcing urine into the urethra, a tube that carries urine out of the body. At the same time, muscles surrounding the urethra relax and let the urine pass. If the bladder muscles contract or the muscles surrounding the urethra relax without warning, the result is incontinence.
Fair game: The 161st annual Great Allentown Fair continues through Sept. 2, Labor Day, with rides, games, food, exhibits by farmers, gardeners and homemakers and Fairgrounds Grandstand shows. Shows on the headliner stage continue with Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28; Zac Brown Band, above, 7 p.m. Aug. 29; Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line, 7 p.m. Aug. 30; Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, and Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1. The Zac Brown Band is featuring "Uncaged," its fifth album that received a Grammy award for Best Country Album in February.
"The Butler" is an eyewitness to history through the eyes of a White House employee during the presidential administrations of Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
In "The Butler" screenplay by Danny Strong (actor, "Mad Men"), the cauldron of the Civil Rights Movement is backdrop for the presidential procession as well as the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a fictional White House butler inspired by the real-life Eugene Allen, who was on the White House staff for 34 years.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
The Wilhelm Brothers, 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761
Back Porch Stories, noon Mondays
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BERKLEIGH GOLF CLUB
14623 Kutztown Road, Kutztown. 610-573-2500
5th Annual Autumn Scramble for Autism, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14
@Body.8 Days Head: DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION
Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
ArtWalk, Aug. 31
3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest, 11 a.m. Sept. 7
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378
Fight Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 21
Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute
Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23
Peas and Q's Family Programming, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24: Meg's Melodies; Aug 31: Baze and His Silly Friends
Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute
Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute
MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"When Comedy Went to School," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21
"Lee Daniels' The Butler," 7:15 p.m. Aug. 21; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22
"Blackfish," 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21; 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22
"Madagasgar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," 8 p.m. Aug. 21
@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN
527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943
"Fruitvale Station," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21; 4 p.m. Aug. 22