By Dana Grubb
What do you think was the best deal you’ve ever gotten on black Friday or cyber Monday?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Suburban Dart League
Standings Week 12
Star of Beth 21 9 .700
Dryland 23 10 .697
Salem UCC 15 12 .556
Light of Christ 18 15 .545
Bath Lutheran 17 16 .515
St. Paul’s 16 17 .485
Christ UCC 15 18 .455
Emmanuel 15 18 .455
St. Stephen’s 12 15 .444
Farmersville 12 21 .364
Ebenezer 10 23 .303
A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:
Bethlehem Area Public Library: Call 610-867-3761(main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 (south side- 400 Webster St.); Visit www.bapl.org (main) or www.bapl.org/ssmain.htm (south side); newsletter: http://bit.ly/2bTICeZ.
As I have mentioned before, I have been waiting three years for a divorce decree. Waiting is #%%#. One of young son James’ favorite stories is an Elephant and Piggie book by Mo Wilhems, titled “Waiting is not Easy.” No, it isn’t! Waiting is #%%#.
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.