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.
A Colonial Ball will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts, and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770's, the time of Allentown's founding. There will be a colonial style meal.
Broughal School will hold a sixth-grade parent orientation at 6 p.m. at the school, 114 W. Morton St. There will be a talk about school goals and programs and a question and answer session. The school year begins Aug. 27.
The inaugural South Side Bethlehem bike show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 along Third, Fourth and New Sts.
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.
50 per cent of the registration fee will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-739-1273.