A roaring good exhibition: You only have a few more weeks to take in "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection," through April 14, Scheller Gallery, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. The exhibition includes evening gowns, lingerie, bridal wear, sportswear, handbags, vanity cases, jewelry, footwear even flapper salt and pepper shakers (1920s, hand-painted porcelain, Japan), above. Approximately 150 items worn by flappers and their beaus to beaches, football games, tea dances, weddings, night clubs, and speakeasies are on display.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Above, left to right: Pamela Wallace, producer, Barlieb Wallace Productions Ltd.; Rochelle Freedman, Program Coordinator, Project Child; and Anne Adams. Senior Vice President, Valley Youth House, at the "Have a Heart for Children and Youth" benefit, presented by Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House and The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, March 9, Hotel Bethlehem. A video, "Because All Children Matter," produced by Barlieb Wallace Productions, premiered at the benefit, which was attended by 216.
"The Gatekeepers" is a documentary film that goes a long way toward helping to explain politics in the Middle East, especially since the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.
In six days, the Israel military took control of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights.
While Israel won the war, it put the nation in the midst of war on terror battles over Palestinian statehood and to prevent, as defenders and allies of Israel would say, the achievement of the oft-stated goal of Israel's enemies, namely, "to wipe Israel from the face of the planet."
A panel discussion, "Tony Blair, Britain, and a Changing World," will be held at 12:15 p.m. April 2, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall, Lafayette College, Easton.
Panelists include Lafayette government and law faculty members Katalin Fabian, Michael Feola and Seo-Hyun Park.
The event is free and open to the public.
Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the hit television series "The Munsters" (1964 - 1966), will speak and greet visitors at the annual History Expo 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 6, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The event is free and open to the public. The museum admission fee is waived for the day.
"Little known to the public is Butch Patrick's obsession with history," said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director. "He collects everything, from Beatles' memorabilia to vintage records and even monster items."
A Potluck Supper and Program presented by Muslims and Christians United will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 4, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall.
The public is invited to this seventh in the 2012 - '13 series of events devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. organized by members of Wesley United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley.
Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.
The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.
A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will be aired 10:30 p.m. April 6 on 69-WFMZ-TV.
Pennsylvania Youth Theatre's production of Patricia Gray's dramatization of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" has what any child loves: dwarves with swords going someplace scary to do something dangerous.
The play, with alternating casts of children and directed by Mary Wright, continues through March 24 at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, Bethlehem. For the March 15 performance that was reviewed, the "Back Again Cast" was on the quest through Middle Earth.
Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its third annual Peace and Justice Conference March 26 and March 27, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
The conference is free and open to the public.
Charles Eisenstein, keynote speaker, will discuss "Money and the Turning of the Age." He is the author of three books: "Sacred Economics," "The Ascent of Humanity" and "The Yoga of Eating."
The schedule is:
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Community groups/student presentations
Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its 12th annual spring youth scholastic chess championship, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 23, second floor, College Center, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
The tournament offers sections for United States Chess Federation players ages 18 and under and non-rated sections for players age 14 and under. Everyone will play five rounds. Parents are welcome. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Participants may bring or purchase a lunch
Information, or to register: northampton.edu/lifelearn, 610-861-4120