National Museum of Industrial History Education coordinator Kitsa Behringer says workshop participants will enjoy a hands-on experience while learning the art of making paper by hand and machine; setting type; printing on a hand-fed, foot-powered press; and bookbinding.
Paper-making expert Tom Necker joins master printer Bob Mueller and bookbinding expert Ulla Warcholl to supervise the “apprentice printers” in the labor-intensive processes.
Lehigh Valley theater groups really upstaged themselves the summer of 2018 with a total of 20 outstanding productions in three months, more than half of which were lavish musicals.
A relative newcomer completing only its second season, Northampton Community College Summer Theatre combines professional and local talent in its productions. This summer, NCC Summer Theatre produced an incredible five shows in two months, including three very challenging musicals.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.
Thursday, August 16: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.
Friday, August 17: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolli, banana.
Monday, August 20: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.
Tuesday, August 21: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.
Wednesday, August 22: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.
Summer Festival: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg’s 57th annual Summer Festival is back, noon - 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and noon - 5 p.m. Aug. 19 on the north side of the hospital campus near Routes 22 and 378, off Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Admission is free. “Thanks to the community’s support, we have helped raise millions of dollars that have gone towards improving services at the hospital,” said Harold Fabian, founder and former chairman of the festival committee. There’s entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and food. GirlCrue performs 1 - 4 p.m. Aug. 18.
Native American, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bill Miller performs at the 38th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania’s oldest Native-American Indian Festival, is 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.
Guest artist Rainer Beckmann performs on the recorder for the final Valley Vivaldi 2018 summer concert presented by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra at 7 p.m. Aug.19, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
Baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach figure prominently on the program, as well as Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Telemann and Marin Marais. The composers are from the mid- to late-17th century through the 18th century.
Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, August 15: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread w/margarine, chilled pears.
Thursday, August 16: Orange juice, garlic cheddar chicken, rice bake, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh fruit cup.
Friday, August 17: Apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.
My wife and I were at the movies last weekend, and the couple behind us made loud noises unwrapping their candies and talking during the movie. Their voices were not loud whispers, but normal conversation voices and their crinkling of wrappers was irritating. We looked back at them several times but they did not stop. We got up and moved. Should we have told them to be quiet instead of moving?
The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.
”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier says in a phone interview.
Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”
The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).