Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Christmas Bach: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s annual Christmas Concerts, with Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, joined by members of the Bach Festival Orchestra and soloists, presents J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” which the choir first performed in 1903, and, for the first time, the choir performs G. F. Handel’s “Messiah,” Part One, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown, and 4 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, December 4: Beef and bean chili, chuck wagon corn, brown rice, fresh fruit salad.

Thursday, December 5: Italian pork chop, Italian green beans, roasted red potatoes, dinner roll, grapes.

Friday, December 6: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime, brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Monday, December 9: Beef w/ Monterey jack cheese, cheese mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped potatoes.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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, December 4: Cream of tomato soup, veal fricassee over noodles, Capri vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, December 5: Chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, tossed salad w/ French dressing, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, December 6: Beer battered haddock w/ tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

‘Nutcracker’ lives on for Christmas

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

In the “Nutcracker” ballet, the toy of the title is damaged, and quickly repaired.

As with the beloved toy, “The “Nutcracker” is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.

Fans of the “Nutcracker” again have several opportunities to attend performances of the classic Christmas season ballet in the Lehigh Valley.

There will be two performances of each production.

Repertory Dance Theatre of the Lehigh Valley presents its 33rd annual production of the “Nutcracker” Dec. 7 and 8 in Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. See article on this page.

Christmas tours

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

TROXELL-STECKEL:

A Pennsylvania-Dutch Christmas circa 1842 will be re-created, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 7, at the 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Tours depart approximately every 15 minutes from the farmstead’s barn.

The Pennsylvania-Dutch Belsnickel, also known as Nicholas in Furs, will give treats to visitors.

Visitors can watch the son of the family decorate the family Christmas tree.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

COLLEGE NOTES

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Youth Chorus holiday concert Dec. 8

Lehigh Valley Youth Chorus, with children in grades three through 12, will sing holiday music at 3 p.m. December 8 in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road. The program is open to the public.

Admission is free, but a donation of a canned food item would be appreciated.

Student dance showcase Dec. 12, 13

Northampton Community College’s fall student dance showcase will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on December 12 and 13 in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road.