The inaugural Southside Bethlehem bike show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 along Third, Fourth and New streets.
The event, for Harleys, cruisers, classics and sports bikes, is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association SouthSide Arts District merchants. There will be prizes, a chili pepper eating contest, live entertainment, a poker walk and more.
Fifty percent of the registration fee will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To register, email email@example.com or call 610-739-1273.
The Bethlehem Area Public Library hosts a get ready for kindergarten program at 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. There will be stories, activities and a film for any five-year-old resident of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Hanover Township (Northampton County) and Lower Saucon Township.
Registration is not required. For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.
Southside Ministries free Fun Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Carlton Aveenue. There will be pizza, snacks, games, face painting, balloon sculptures and a prize walk.
Frank J. Vandergrift Sr., 79, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marie T. (Yost) Vandergrift for 59 years.
Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frederick Vandergrift and Julia (Marth) Vandergrift.
A Korean war veteran, he was a corporal in the army medical service.
He was an investment broker for Janney Montgomery Scott, Allentown, retiring in 1997.
The Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) is participating in the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child initiative.
This year's selection, "Stop Snoring, Bernard," by Zachariah O'Hora, will be read on the hour throughout the day Aug. 15 at the Main Library, 11 W. Church St. The story is about a little otter whose snoring bothers the other animals. There will be crafts.
For information, visit www.bapl.org or call 610- 867-3761, ext. 499.
Hellertown-Lower Saucon's 11th annual Community Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at Dimmick Park. The activities will include bicycle demonstrations, entertainment, dancing, live music, a flag ceremony and a car show. At noon, local and state representatives will be recognizing Bob Zerfass and the Hellertown Royals baseball team and local businesses Bechdolt's Orchard and Klotz's Bait and Tackle Shop.
Some 25 international students from the Northampton Community College's pre-collegiate summer program have been volunteering for a variety of ArtsQuest activities during several shifts at Musikfest.
The foreign volunteers worked at various North Bethlehem Musikfest sites as Eco Squad cleanup crew members doing trash collection and table cleaning.
Preparing to enter college this fall, the students come from a variety of countries including Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam.
Piano major Joshua Wilson, of Bethlehem, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, N.J.. The college prepares musicians for careers as performers and as music leaders in schools, universities, churches and professional and community organizations. It is a division of Rider University's Westminster's College of the Arts.