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'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.

Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.

As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named...

ZION'S UCC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Band, under the direction of Ronald Demkee, accompanied by Jane Knotek, Director of Music Ministry at Zion's UCC on the C.E. Haskell-Fritsche pipe organ, presents a concert to benefit the Liberty Bell Museum, 3 p.m. April 28, Zion UCC Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The first half of the concert features pieces from operas composed by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The second half features contemporary American music composed by Morton Gould and concludes...

Caboose to be dedicated June 1

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by AL RECKER in Focus

The restored Ironton Railroad Caboose No. 6 will be the centerpiece of a dedication program Saturday, June 1, which also is National Trails Day.

For years, the caboose has been located in the Whitehall Parkway, off South Church Street.

The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission took on the task not only of raising the funding to restore the caboose but also moving it to a more ideal location – near the IRT trailhead in Stiles, off West Coplay Road, Chestnut and Ruch streets in...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"8th Annual Young Playwright's Festival and Gala," 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org , 484-767-2456

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 25; 12:30 p.m. May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"Chicago," 8 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 27; 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p...

ARTSQUEST

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Grease" - "The Sing-A-Long" is 7:30 p.m. May 1, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Hosts Joshua Neth and Cheryl Moritz of Allentown Public Theatre will lead attendees in "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "You're the One That I Want" and other songs from the movie.

Prior to the movie, attendees may take part in a "Grease" costume contest with prizes awarded.

Ticket information: 610-297-7100

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Perspective and Windows," an exhibition by photographer John Harry, continues through May 15 in the new gallery in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre514, 514 19th St., Allentown.

Harry, an Allentown resident, is a consultant on the preservation of historic structures. He has been using photography to document old buildings for decades, and only recently began to take gallery exhibition photos.

The exhibit, which features photos of many structures, harks back to the photos he...

Native plants help biodiversity

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Herbaceous (non-woody) perennial plants add year-round interest to any landscape and are a popular choice of plants among gardeners.

Though thousands of perennials are available, native perennials have a special role in the garden.

By definition, a native Pennsylvania plant is one that grew in Pennsylvania before European settlers arrived, as opposed to exotic plants which came from other countries after that time period.

Natives have many advantages. Because they...

Heller Homestead

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.

The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

@Body.8 Days:527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"The Place Beyond the Pines," 4:45 p.m. April 24; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 25, Theatre514

"The Company You Keep" 5, 8 p.m. April 26; 2, 5, 8 p.m. April 27; 1, 4, 7 p.m. April 28; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 29 - May 2, Theatre514

"Mad Hot Ballroom," 7:30 p.m. April 24, Theatre514

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER

@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko...

St. John's wort use debated

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate...