Thursday, October 11
LEPOCO solidarity group's "Migrants' Passage and Their Hopes On Their Journey" with Leonila Romero Gonzalez, St. Luke's Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown. Call 610-691-8370 or visit www.lepoco.org for information.
Saturday, October 13
UNCIO Columbus Celebration, 9:30 a.m., Bethlehem City Hall Plaza, 10 E. Church St. followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Columbus Memorial, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue between Broad Street and Union Boulevard.
Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?
I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.
Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.
Kelsey Timmerman, author of "Where am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes," the shared read for first-year students this year at Cedar Crest College, 7 p.m., Oct. 11, Alumnae Hall auditorium. The event is free to the public.
Timmerman will discuss his journey to Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia and China to locate the people who created his jeans, T-shirt, flip-flops and boxer shorts, and humanize the issues of globalization.
Wednesday, October 10
Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Thursday, October 11
Bethlehem Water Authority, 3 p.m., 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m., Town Hall
Monday, October 15
BASD regular board, 7 p.m., East Hills M.S. auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.
Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m., municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Fountain Hill Zoning Board, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.
"Gala2012" stars Kath-arine McPhee of NBC's hit television series "Smash," 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
"Smash" is about the creation of a new Broadway musical, "Bombshell," based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, portrayed by McPhee on the show.
Original music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is featured on "Smash," which debuted this year after "Super Bowl XLVI" and has been renewed for a second season.
Engineer and teacher John Royer will present a free public program on UFOs from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the main library, 11 W. Church St. He is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
He became involved with the project after spotting an unusual triangular shape in the sky over his Bethlehem backyard in 1977. He will discusses his experiences and the UFO phenomenon.
Registration is suggested, visit www.bapl.org or call 610-867-3761, ext. 224.
Cedar Crest College has appointed Debra W. Khateeb as director of development.
She will be responsible for major and planned gift fund-raising, and will direct the private and government grant program. In addition, she will work with the Cedar Crest Fund and reunion classes.
Prior to joining Cedar Crest, she was executive director of foundation relations for the Montgomery County Community College Foundation, Inc., Blue Bell.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $260,000 in support of regional economic development.
Since beginning operation, BFTP-NEP has helped to create 15,479 new jobs for Pennsylvania workers and retain 21,459 existing jobs, start 429 new companies, and develop 1,127 new products and processes.
In the Lehigh Valley Press circulation area, Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.
Mayor John Callahan awarded citations to city entrepreneurship community members on Oct. 2 at Pi: Partnership for Innovation, 520 Evans St. The recognition of their efforts in achieving several national rankings during the ceremony coincided with the first anniversary of Pi technology hub. The facility's newest tenant was introduced.
Anna B. Zabrecky, 94, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 11, 2012 at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Estock) Pavlo. She was the wife of the late Francis Zabrecky.
She was a parishioner of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.
She was a member of the former Ss. Cyril and Methodius Drill Team as well as the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) cadets.