The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts will hold its annual Gala of Dreams at 6 p.m. April 1 in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.
There will be a silent auction and cocktail hour with live music by the school’s Jazz Ensemble, a formal dinner, auction, dancing, entertainment and other surprises.
The chair is actor and director Daniel Roebuck, the major sponsor is PNC Bank and the media sponsor is WLVT-PBS-39.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts.
Helen M. O’Donnell, 102, of Bethlehem, died March 1, 2017, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Tresa R. (Kokot) Donchez. She was the wife of the late James C. O’Donnell for 40 years.
Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding cat and kitten adoptions from noon to 4 p.m. March 18 and 25 at the shelter.
If you plan to adopt that day, vet records from your past pets would be helpful in completing your adoption.
For more information, call the shelter at 610-760-9009.
To adopt on any other day, call Therese at 610-248-7399.
SteelStacks: Jazz band showcase March 19
Following four preliminary rounds, several high school jazz bands have advanced to the 2017 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase finals presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC. The groups will perform at 4 p.m. March 19 at the Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way.
The only local band to reach the finals is Easton Area HS. The band will perform a 20-minute set before a live audience and the judges.
Second Harvest Food Bank has received a $26,000 donation from local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees through their “Roast Hunger” program. The funds will help to provide more than 150,000 meals to those in need throughout the Lehigh Valley.
From November 25-December 31, DD Perks members could redeem a special “Roast Hunger” large hot coffee offer. For every offer redeemed, Dunkin’ Donuts donated 50 cents to regional food bank partners. Overall, the “Roast Hunger” program raised more than $257,000.
The annual St. Joseph’s Slovenian parish’s feast day commemorative Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 18 at the church, 416 E. Fifth St., on the day preceding the actual feast day. The church was founded in 1913 by Slovenian immigrants.
The celebrant will be The Rev. Clifton “Father Cliff” Bishop of Incarnation of Our Lord R.C. Church. There will be Slovenian and English music.
St. Luke’s and Da Vinci Science Center will host a four-Saturday program, “The Science of Fear,” from March 18 through April 8. The adult group will meet from 9 to 11 a.m., and the high school group meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Topics include Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System, Da Vinci Science Center; Nervous System Pathology, Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine; Clinical Applications, St. Luke’s School of Medicine; and Present and Future Treatment of Nervous System Disorders, Da Vinci Science Center.
Libera C. Evans, 96, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 28, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Diamante and Jeannette Casaccio. She was the wife of the late Rev. W. Murray Evans.
She was a scholarship recipient at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia.
The Kempton Fair – the one you remember from years ago, starting in 1957 – is alive and well and living in beautiful Kempton, Berks County.
Sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, the fair is set for June 15-17.
The refurbished event will bring new energy and new direction, but with more of the old-time feel of yesteryear.
The “Kempton Country Fair” of recent years, an organization separate from KCC, has changed its name and location.