The Northampton Community College annual fine art students exhibit is April 25 - May 7 in the gallery, Communications Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
An artists' reception is 3:30 - 5 p.m. April 25.
As I settled in the grass
and watched the trees, the sky,
I noticed a calmness, with a soft breeze.
As if the world had just sat down
and taken a deep breath
to retreat from the rushing time.
Then suddenly, the branches I viewed
were not relaxing, but rustling,
and the clouds swirled about eagerly with passion.
The tranquil scene became restless before my eyes
without actually changing pace or tone,
That clockwise beast called the hour
Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men
Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone
And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections
Of dances in the Summer evening
Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white
A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom
In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave
And come to learn that though...
A slideshow about and a signing of the book, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History," is 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The book's editors have published extensively in the area of Civil War history.
Michael G. Kraus is Curator of Collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Pittsburgh.
David M. Neville is publisher of Military Images magazine.
He and Kraus co-wrote the DVD documentary...
I hear my mom waking me up
Pork shoulder sizzling
Smelling the cookies,
three leche cake
Tasting the sweet sweet
pots and pans
in the kitchen
the glittery red bows
The cozy warm
Me seeing my presents
Pianist Michael Gurt and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Allan Birney, perform an all-Beethoven concert, 7:30 p.m. April 20, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown.
As Lehigh Valley audiences have gotten to know Gurt during his long association with the Sinfonia, they have come to love not only his insightful playing and whirlwind encores, but also his larger-than-life personality, Louisiana accent and the time...
St. Peter's Church has ham and dandelion dinner.
Lucie Arnaz, above, performs "Latin Roots," which includes songs performed by her father, Desi Arnaz, and video clips of her mother, Lucille Ball, and their family, 8 p.m. April 20, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.
For its next production, Touchstone Theatre is again takin' it to the streets.
While the Lehigh Valley theater troupe won't be stopping traffic on the streets of Bethlehem's South Side, it may turn pedestrians' heads on the South Bethlehem Greenway.
Touchstone Theatre is inaugurating the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater for the world premiere of its latest outdoor extravaganza, "Ulysses Dreams: an exploration of origin and destiny," noon, 4 p.m. April 13, 14, 20 and 21.
The Story Fusion Festival, produced by the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Northampton Community College, is April 16 - 21, NCC main campus, Green Pond, Bethlehem Township.
NCC students' "Stories of the Stars: Myths and Legends" begins the festival, 7 p.m. April 16.
For teachers, there is an Act 48 accredited workshop, "Using Story to Connect Cultures in the Classroom."
Antonio Sacre, a writer, storyteller and solo performance artist, is featured storyteller....