Martha Newhard, 91, of Macungie, died March 14, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Northampton, she was the wife of the late Raymond A. Newhard.
She is survived by daughters, Bernice and her husband Jacob Ginder of Watchung, N.J., Elaine and her husband Thomas Phillips of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughter, Heather Lattanzio; grandsons, Raymond Phillips, Spenser Phillips; great-granddaughter, Abigail.
She was predeceased by a son, Howard.
Contributions may be made to Children's Bible Fellowship.
Carl "Dizz" E. Meyers, 79, of Northampton, died March 18, 2013, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Bartholomew) Meyers.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl and Miriam (Jacobs) Meyers.
He was a mechanic at the Bethlehem Steel Company for 40 years until he retired in 1995.
He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton.
He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Postcard Club and the United Steel Workers Union, Local 2599.
Sylvia Sendel, of Lake Harmony and formerly of Fullerton, died March 21, 2013, in the Abingdon Health Lansdale Campus. She was the wife of Robert l. Sendel for 56 years.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Juan and Jesus (Salazar) Rodrigues.
She was a layout operator for Western Electric and Lucent Technologies for more than 27 years until she retired in 1986.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Elsie A. (Kratzer) Bevan, 90, of Hokendauqua, died March 13, 2013, at ManorCare Health Service I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Harold M. Bevan.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Stephana and Anna (Groller) Kratzer.
She worked in assembly at General Electric Corporation, Allentown, for more than 40 years.
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coplay, where she formerly taught Sunday school.
She is survived by 10 nieces and nephews; and many gret-nieces and great-nephews.
A number of Easter egg hunts are held this past weekend at area churches.
The Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum), native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, was discovered by plant explorer Carl Peter Thunberg in 1777 and sent to England in 1819.
Missionaries and sailors carried the Easter Lily to Bermuda in 1853. Considerable commercial bulb production took place in Bermuda during the late 1800's, hence the other name for this bulbous plant: Bermuda Lily. When a virus destroyed the crop there in 1898, production moved to Japan where it continued until the outbreak of World War II.
Community Music School (CMS), 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, holds its annual fundraiser, "Music: The Universal Language," noon - 3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, South Cedar Crest Boulevard,
There will be food, auction items and music presented by CMS students and faculty.
This year's honorary chairs include: Amy Burkett and Ron Upton, Lawrence and Debra Johnson, and James and Mary Klunk.
Co-Chairs are Kelly and Jack E. Payne, Jr.
Amy Schumer, above, who appears on HBO's "Girls" and had a popular Comedy Central special, does her standup show, 8 p.m. March 29, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.
An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.
Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling are expected to be available.
Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 11, 16, 18, 25, May 2; 12:30 p.m. April 4, 18, Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192
"I Love A Piano," through June 2, 12:30 p.m., dinner; 2 p.m., show Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays; 6:30 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m. show, Fridays, Saturdays, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. pinesdinnertheatre.com, 610-433-2333