ROSE GARDEN Blue Star marker dedication April 27
A Blue Star memorial marker will be dedicated during a program at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Bethlehem Rose Garden band shell between Union Boulevard. and Broad Street. The Bethlehem Garden Club is hosting the event.
Music will be provided by the Nitschmann MS Band and the Liberty HS bagpipers. Pastor Jerry Kulp of Messiah Lutheran Church will offer the invocation.
The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District hosted its third annual Celebration Dinner March 20 at Sands Event Center, raising over $60,000 in net proceeds to support their mission – to enhance the learning opportunities for all students of the Bethlehem Area School District.
Over 450 guests enjoyed interactive student expos, integrated student musical performance, dynamic décor, placing bids on silent auction items, and a friendly game of “Are You Smarter than a BASD 5th Grader?” trivia game.
Wednesday, April 18
Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. Physical plant building, 3535 Orth St.
Bethlehem City Council, 7 p.m. 10 E. Church St.
Fountain Hill Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.
Thursday, April 19
Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.
Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m. 669 Washington St., Easton.
Monday, April 23
BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.
Bethlehem Township Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Friday, April 20
Cedar Crest College Earth Day for elementary-aged children, 4 to 5:30 p.m. lawn in front of Lee’s Hall. 100 College Drive, Allentown.
Saturday, April 21
Downtown Bethlehem Association area clean-up, 8-11 a.m. Sun Inn Courtyard, 556 Main St. Historic District litter pick-up and planter clean-outs. Gloves, trash bags and safety equipment provided. Call 610-739-1175.
By Dana Grubb
Cedar Crest College
Biology Olympics held
The 36th annual Biology Olympics was held April 13 in the Oberkotter Center for Health and Wellness. Teams of five students from a dozen area high schools competed in a question-and-answer game, a pencil and paper test for the entire team, a written experiment that addresses a biological problem, subject-specific written tests for individual team members, and an outdoor search for biological items.
The event was presented by the college’s Department of Biological Sciences at Cedar Crest College.
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.
The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.
“Side Show (2014 Revival)” is on view, 7 p.m. April 26, 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.
With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger, and additional book material by Bill Condon, the musical opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving five Tony Award nominations.
Sarah Pastelyak produces and directs the Dieruff High School production, assisted by choreographer Joey Schubbert, vocal director Jennifer Dodd, and stage manager Deborah Hamburger.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, April 11: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, April 12: Baked meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.
Friday, April 13: Chicken and toasted orzo soup, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, fresh apple slices.
ARTS AT ST. JOHN’S:
The third 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Rick Basehore, Principal Oboe, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Yu Xi, pianist, 12:10 p.m. April 17, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The approximate 50-minute program is: “Sonata for Oboe and Piano,” Francis Poulenc; “Sonata for Oboe and Continuo in B flat Major,” Georg Philipp Telemann, and “Concerto in One Movement, Op. 45,” Eugene Goossens.