Cosy Sheridan first made her mark on the folk scene in 1992 when she won songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Sheridan’s 1992 CD, “Quietly Led” (Waterbug Records) received critical acclaim. From then on Sheridan continued to create a steady stream of insightful, well-crafted albums, culminating in 2014’s “Pretty Bird” and 2016’s “Sometimes I Feel Too Much.” West Side Folk dubbed her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters.”
Sheridan performs at 8 p.m. April 22, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
The 4th Annual “Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot” to benefit Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation, is May 9, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, 2750 Limestone St., Coplay, Lunch is catered by Grumpy’s BBQ. There’s a continental breakfast.
This year’s fund-raising goal is $35,000.
Sponsorship information and to register: Jackie Jones, 610-776-5906; shh.org
The psychedelic 1960s comes to the stage at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts with “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” at 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28, 29 and 2 p.m. April 30, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.
With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, “Hair” debuted off-Broadway in 1967 and opened on Broadway in 1968.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) celebrates its 30th annual ”Week of the Young Child,” April 23-29, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall. Events are open to the public.
Linda Holliday, ventriloquist-magician, presents “Laugh and Learn” for preschool-age children, 10-11 a.m. April 19. A spring planting ceremony by children of the LCCC Early Learning Center at 11 a.m. follows the show.
The LCCC Teacher Education Office presents an anti-bullying workshop for early childhood education professionals with facilitator Nancy Dutt., 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 25.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, April 19: Spinach cheese soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce-tomato mayo, red potato salad, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, April 20: Country fried steak with mushroom gravy, baked potato with sour cream, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.
Friday, April 21: Chicken corn chowder, pork roll and cheese on a bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, applesauce.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the stage at Dieruff High School at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.
The Gospel-themed rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway in 1971. Loosely based on the Biblical narrative of the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, the anachronistic musical ends with Christ’s crucifixion. Much of the plot focuses on Judas Iscariot, with ironic allusions to contemporary life and political events.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.
Thursday, April 20: Herbed pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, April 21: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.
Monday, April 24: Swedish meatballs, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, April 25: Baked ham with glaze, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Wednesday, April 26: Barbecued chicken, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.
The iconic musical “West Side Story” comes to the stage at Liberty High School at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29, auditorium, Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.
With music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, the musical opened on Broadway in 1957.
Across southeast Pennsylvania it has been a different winter. It has been a winter of little snow and scarce cold weather. Some will recall it as a great winter. Others might wonder what it means, especially to our spring flowers.
As February came to a close there were sure signs of spring. Spring garden flowers, crocus, daffodils, grape hyacinth, were pushing up. The careful observer also noted some tree buds swelling early.
Flower buds on trees have only one chance each spring. Unlike leaf buds, there are no “reserve flower buds” available to replace them.
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section concludes its annual “High School Musicals” preview series.