“The Singing Policeman” returns Dec. 2 to Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, to sing with the Allentown Band for the fourth year and he couldn’t be more excited.
Daniel Rodriguez, also known as “America’s Tenor,” joins the Allentown Band, El Sistema Lehigh Valley Children’s Chorus and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Touring Choir for the annual “Americans We Tribute to Veterans-Holiday Concert.”
“I travel all around the world, but Allentown is a place I keep coming back to,” says Rodriguez.
Christmas “Voice” to deliver: Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, noted for his Top Five finish on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” presents “Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti Holiday Concert,” 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Valentinetti will perform a concert of “ramped-up” Christmas songs like “Christmas Presents,” “Cool Yule,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” paired with crooner classics such as “My Way” and “Come Fly With Me,” for which he is best-known. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Nov. 28: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, strawberry mousse.
Thursday, Nov. 29: Vegetable soup, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.
Friday, Nov. 30: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, Romaine salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, fruit cocktail.
Q. I’m going to become a grandmother for the first time and I was wondering how things have changed since I took care of a newborn many years ago.
Probably the most important change is in the approach to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the abrupt, unexplained death of an infant younger than one-year-old. SIDS is often called crib death because many victims are found in their cribs.
Rody Gilkeson admits there’s quite a bit of his father in “A Broadway Christmas Carol,” the holiday show opening Nov. 30 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.
Gilkeson is directing the zany musical comedy described as “Scrooge meets ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ the latter a popular Off-Broadway revue that pokes fun at musical theater.
However, Gilkeson says “A Broadway Christmas Carol” is first and foremost the story of Scrooge’s redemption.
“This is a kind of an insane show,” he says. “But it has the same feel-good ending.”
Dear Jacquelyn, My mother has always handled sending out the holiday cards. Now that I’ve moved away from home, I’m sending cards for the first time. What is the basic etiquette on sending out holiday cards? And, if someone I overlooked sends me a card, do I need to send one back?
Dear Reader, The ins and outs of holiday-card etiquette is one of those little things in life that can seem overwhelming.
Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey sandwich, beef vegetable soup.
Thursday, Nov. 29: Meatloaf w/gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.
Friday, Nov. 30: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.
Monday, Dec. 3: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Chicken Caesar salad.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chopped steak w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, Tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.
From Long Island pizza delivery boy to performing all over the world, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti says appearing on “America’s Got Talent” transformed his life.
In January, he will return to the NBC hit reality TV show for its first-ever former champions edition.
But before that, it’s the “Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti Holiday Concert,” 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Q. On Sunday, my 13-year-od son told me that he no longer wanted to attend church services. He said that he does not believe in God, and that going to church is a waste of time. Our family has always been very involved with our church, and I am horribly upset by this. I have two younger children and I don’t want them to be influenced by their brother. What can I do?
The Thomas the Tank Engine “Fun Room,” complete with an operating model train, opens 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy travel the rails. Children can color pictures of Thomas, play with a wooden Thomas train set, and enjoy other railroad crafts and activities.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074