Young girls across Bethlehem Area School District put on their dresses and dancing shoes for a fancy night out with their dads Feb. 25. BASD Mini THON Daddy Daughter Dance was held at Liberty HS in the upstairs gymnasium from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The invitation was given to elementary school girls encouraged to bring their dads or even grandfathers, uncles, and older brothers. All four of these were also in attendance, enjoying their time with their special girls.
Each year Penn State students volunteer countless hours to organize and fundraise for the biggest student-run philanthropy in the world: THON. Starting Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., over 700 students, or “Dancers,” started the 46-hour-long stretch consisting of no sleeping and no sitting.
There couldn’t have been a better way to say ‘goodbye’ to summer and ‘hello’ to autumn than Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites’ 4th annual Family Fun Apple Days Festival. On Sept. 9 and 10, the Burnside Plantation hosted record numbers of over 3,500 apple lovers from locations all over the Lehigh Valley.
Children shared creativity and laughs at Fritz United Methodist Church during the church’s first summer art camp. Twenty-one children ages 5 to 12 spent each night learning different art techniques and practiced their new skills on a variety of projects. After the five-night program, running from July 24 to 28, students gained a better understanding of art, took home art creations of their own and made some new friends.
Drama students from Freedom HS presented their skills in a variety of performances at the ArtsQuest Center May 7 for the second annual Theatre Showcase. The intermediate FHS Drama 2 class, also known as “MotivatedByVision Improv Troupe,” prepared five scenes from well-known skits, plays and performance pieces.
The Cops ‘n’ Kid’s Literacy Program enjoyed its 11th annual Celebration of Reading … and the Arts and Sciences at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family South Side Center April 22. The events kicked off at 10:30 a.m. with a small parade of the Liberty HS bagpipers, Broughal MS Marching Band, and the City of Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit. The musical entertainment lasted until 3 p.m., continuing every half-hour under the outdoor performance venue and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors in the NCC Fowler Center.
An annual event motivated nearly 35 men at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus to hit the pavement in hot red high heels. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an event in support of women and against sexual assault, violence and abuse. RISE, Response in Sexual Exploitation, is a campus club which hosts the yearly event that took place April 24.
Young girls from Marvine ES experienced a unique program this semester promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tech Gyrls is a program hosted by the YWCA, where girls in fourth and fifith grades get to learn robotics by building and programming their own robots to move around the room. In addition to robotics, they learned about great women in the STEM field and gave presentations to their friends and families about those women. A total of nine girls participated in Tech Gyrls, and their presentations took place April 12 after school.