The fifth annual Bethlehem Conference, Exploring Moravian history and music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia; will be held Oct. 11 through 18 at the Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., with an opening reception at noon on Oct. 11.
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s free standard and sensory friendly Second Saturday Kids Movie Series will open with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Red (standard film) and Blue (sensory friendly) Cinemas, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Arts Quest, 101 Founders Way. The series continues with Cinderella (1950) on Nov. 10 and Polar Express on Dec. 8; free reserved tickets are required.
Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick has announced the department has deployed its first body-worn cameras in three troops as part of a pilot program.
Select patrol troopers in Troop B, Uniontown; Troop J, Avondale; and Troop T, Somerset; have received the appropriate training and will wear the cameras while on duty through the end of 2018.
ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem Oktoberfest (Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14) is a free festival that features brew samples, authentic German food and beer, live music and schuhplattlers. Volunteer opportunities include: Beer pourers, ID checkers, retail assistants, mug sellers and more! Sign up at artsquest.org/volunteer or call Courtney Angle, 610-332-1354, firstname.lastname@example.org
ITNLEHIGHVALLEY - Help a senior age in place and remain independent by volunteering to drive to medical appointments, grocery stores, church services. Contact Lois Favier, 610-419-1645, email@example.com.
The Moravian Archives will be open to the public for research and for visiting the Building Bethlehem exhibit and the gift shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the archives, 41 W. Locust St.
Building Bethlehem features some of the earliest building plans, drawings, and maps showing the development of Bethlehem during the colonial period. The drawings are combined with artifacts, paintings, and nineteenth-century photographs of the buildings.
Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13, was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage Oct. 9, 1871.
Thomas J. Kovacs, 79, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John and Bridget (Wayne) Kovacs. He was the husband of Elaine (Mihaljow) Kovacs for 55 years.
He was a 1957 graduate of Liberty High School.
He was an U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Saratoga.
He worked in the sales department of the Bethlehem Steel for 38 years.
He was a life member of the USS Saratoga Association and attended many of the reunions.
LVHN: Purcell marketing development VP
Terrence Purcell, president of St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals, after a merger with St. Luke’s University Health Network, has been named Lehigh Valley Health Network‘s vice president of market development. The Mahanoy City native will guide growth and development initiatives for LVHN in Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties.
Justin Lopez, of Bethlehem, has been named to the President’s List at Berkeley College for the spring 2018 semester for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 with a minimum of 12 academic credits.