Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar present gifts donated by PPL Corp., B. Braun Medical Inc.
There are 46 pieces by 32 members of the Bethlehem Palette Club in the 2018 Juried Exhibit, with a closing reception 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Bethlehem.
“We have three exhibitions a year,” said President Diane Hutchinson, “Two are juried. One we call our ‘All Member Show,’ which means anybody can put in a piece and it is not juried for entry.” She added, “It is still juried for prizes.”
Dear Jacquelyn, I know that you’re supposed to send thank-you notes for birthday and other gifts throughout the year. I’d love to hear your thoughts regarding whether you should send thank-you notes for every single gift you receive at Christmastime.
Dear Reader, It’s a grand and gracious act to consider sending each individual a thank-you note for a Christmas gift.
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, Jan. 3: Pasta fajioli soup, smoked turkey-salami-provolone on bun / mustard, pickled cabbage, ambrosia.
Thursday, Jan. 4: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark sweet red cherries.
Friday, Jan. 5: Cream of mushroom soup, cheeseburger on a bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh clementine.
It’s the perfect location.
Raub Middle School and Allen High School are within walking distance. Nearby is Allentown Public Library and the city’s West Park. It’s right across the street from the Scottish Rite Cathedral. And it’s hard to beat two acres of free parking.
The new home of Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley (CMS) in a renovated historic mansion at 1544 Hamilton St. is everything CMS officials could have dreamed of.
Q. My 16-year-old daughter does not have a driver’s license, but some of her friends do. She asks repeatedly for permission to get into cars with her friends who have drivers’ licenses, but are inexperienced drivers. How many ways can I say, “No?” When, or under what circumstances, should I say, “Yes?”
The panel first talked about how to deal with the daughter’s repeated requests to go driving in vehicles with friends, then switched to ways to make the experience safer when the mother eventually has to say, “Yes.”
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Wednesday, Jan. 2: Special New Year’s Day meal: Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fresh orange.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.
Friday, Jan. 4: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.
Monday, Jan. 7: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chef’s salad.
Wednesday, Jan. 9: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.
“Mary Poppins Returns” isn’t as bad as I thought it might be.
Nor is it as good as I wanted it to be.
“Pish posh,” as Mary Poppins might say.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is the near-perfect 2018 holiday season release.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is paced by a terrific performance by Emily Blunt as the nanny Mary Poppins.
It also features a great performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the Lamplighter.
Here is the Lehigh Valley Press Focus theater review list for 2018.The list includes production title, theater company, review publication date and reviewer’s name.
The publication dates correspond to dates where the reviews are archived on the Lehigh Valley Press web page:
“Christmas City Follies XIX,” Touchstone Theatre, Dec. 11. Carole Gorney.
“A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec. 5. Carole Gorney