ArtsQuest will celebrate the second annual "Christmas at SteelStacks" from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, at 101 Founders Way. The free Christmas City Trolley will be available every Thursday through Sunday starting Nov. 23.
There will be a music and light show at the blast furnaces, a special holiday menu at the Arts Quest Center, performances by artists such as Clay Aiken, von Trapp Children, Second City comedy troupe and The Celtic Tenors, holiday lighted walkways and 1930s-era decorations.
For tickets and information, visit www.artsquest.org or call 610-332-3378.
The American Red Cross has received numerous phone calls asking about financial assistance for food or replacement of groceries lost during the recent power outages.
For Lehigh and Northampton counties residents only, disaster boxes filled with nonperishable food are being distributed. Residents must pick up the boxes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 2045 Harvest Way, Allentown.
Call Second Harvest Food Bank at 610- 434-0875 or visit www.shfblv.org for a list of area food banks.
The Hispanic Center of the L.V. needs volunteers for the food pantry on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Positions are needed for the intake area, helping participants to complete a form, item selection, food inventory, checking expiration dates, stocking and reading to children while they wait with their families. A volunteer coordinator is also needed.
For information, call 610-868-7800 or email lvelazquez@ hclv.org.
State Police arrested a woman following an accident on Route 22 around 4 a.m. Oct. 6.
According to police, Jamie Renae Monahan, of the 700 block of Sixth Street in Bethlehem, allegedly lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier. She then continued to drive east on her driver's side rim.
Officers conducted a stop at the 25th Street exit and found her intoxicated.
Monahan is charged with DUI.
Thanksgiving is in one week and already it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
That's especially true in Bethlehem, the Christmas City.
And it's no more so than at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks on the city's southside.
During the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer.
The documentary film, "My Perestroika," will be screened, followed by a question and answer session with director Robin Hessman, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Oechsle Hall auditorium, Room 224, Lafayette College, Easton. The event is free and open to the public.
Poet-photographer Marilyn Hazelton presents "Sustaining The Soul," 9 a.m. - noon Nov. 17, FloreAnt Projects Gallery- Studio, 215 Main St., Emmaus.
A selection of Hazelton's original photographic work combining tanka poetry, a Japanese five-phrase poetic form, and images is on display at the gallery Nov. 17- Dec. 15.
Photographers, painters, writers and students are invited to participate. A goal of the workshop is to deepen participants' insights into their own art and that of other artists and to discover new visual and textual meaning.
"Ben Franklin Venture Idol" will be held Nov. 15, Ben Franklin TechVentures, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m.
During the event, three early-stage technology company entrepreneurs seeking funding will present short pitches to a panel of investors and the audience.
After brief critiques from an expert panel, the audience will vote for a winning Ben Franklin Venture Idol. The event will include presentations, networking and investment pitches.
A reception for "Ed Osborn: Standing Wave," will be held 4:30 - 6 p.m. Nov. 14, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Osborn gives a gallery talk, 12:45 p.m. Nov. 15. The events are free and open to the public.