The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens with an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.
The new training program will begin Oct. 18 and continue Thursdays 6-9 p.m. through March 2019 at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission is sponsoring the mixed media exhibit “All/Most” by Lehigh Valley artist Danny Moyer, a teacher at Whitehall High School, at the Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 10 E. Church St., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 19.
Visit bfac-lv.org for more information.
Northampton Community College is offering free information sessions about its RN and LPN reactivation and review classes.
The sessions will be geared to nursing professionals with inactive or international licenses wishing to re-enter the workforce.
These information sessions will be held 6 p.m. July 23 at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, and 6 p.m. July 24 at the Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville.
PAJAZZ, the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective, a nonprofit educational organization, will host the third Christmas City summer jazz festival July 21 at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road.
Doors open noon, with music 1-10 p.m.
The headliner is Jeff “Tain” Watts, of Easton, a six-time Grammy Award winner and Modern Drummer Magazine poll-winning drummer. He currently plays with Ravi Coltrane and Joey Calderazzo. Group members include Craig Kastelnik, Pat Flaherty, Bill Smith and special guest, Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophonist.
Northampton Area High School students performed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 25-29 in Louisville, Ky.
Representing Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School were Samuel Costenbader and Christian Stezelberger.
Both graduated from NAHS earlier in June.
Stezelberger came in eighth place for Industrial Motor Control, and Costenbader came in 15th place for Electronics Technology.
Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, has a number of opportunities for children and families to participate in during the month of July. A day camp on wildlife is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 2 at Wayne Grube Park. There is no charge; the program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks.
Campers will explore the park and learn about ornithology, herpetology, entomology or mammalogy. Live animals, games and crafts are part of the fun.
Cancer Support COMMUNITY
The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.
Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.
• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.
Bath Farmers Market returns for its 11th season 3 p.m. tomorrow, May 18, at Keystone Park in historic downtown Bath. New this year, the market features three different producers of locally made spirits — Faber Liquors (gin, rum and vodka), Banter’s Hard Cider and, once a month, Weyerbacher Brewing.
The market is also excited to announce the addition of Nazareth bakery Sweets N Savories, which will offer artisan breads and danishes. Foothill Farm, of Lehighton, will be bringing assorted chemical-free produce and eggs and, later in the season, fresh blueberries.
Cedarbrook Nursing Home
The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released its 2018 quarterly evaluation of nursing homes. Cedarbrook Nursing Home received five out of five stars for overall quality.
In addition, it saw its staff rating increase from three stars to four stars and received four stars for nurse staffing.
Civil War Days
On May 19 and 20, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor its 10th Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street. The event opens 9 a.m. Saturday.