Fans of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder and especially their cinematic collaboration, the story and screenplay for the movie, “Young Frankenstein,” which Brooks directed, will especially enjoy the DeSales University Theatre Department Act 1 production of the stage musical adaptation, which continues through May 7, Main Stage, Labuda Center for The Performing Arts, Center Valley.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will offer stroke-risk screenings, 9 a.m. - noon May 8, Health & Technology Center, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The event is free and open to the public.
Screening stations will be assess fall risk, glucose and cholesterol, blood pressure, height and weight values, provide health and wellness education, and offer personalized stroke risk assessments.
An appointment is required. Call Good Shepherd at 610-776-3393 to schedule.
A movie sequel often doesn’t improve on the original movie.
After eight installments, “The Fate of the Furious” improves on nearly all of the previous seven “Fast and Furious” movies.
Call it “FFgr8.”
The first “The Fast and the Furious,” released in 2001, unleashed Universal Studios’ biggest franchise. Already, “Fast and Furious” nine and 10 are in preproduction.
The eighth installment brings back the crew of tart-tongued misfits and malcontents with hearts of bold, and gold.
Q. I’m worried about my hearing because I played in a rock band when I was a youth. How dangerous is the sound level on the bandstand?
Sound volume is measured in decibels (dB). You risk hearing loss when you are exposed to sounds at 85 decibels or more. The louder the sound and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk.
Here’s the bad news: Rock music is on many lists as an example of a dangerous sound. Here’s one of those lists:
30 dB = library
50 dB = rain
60 dB = conversation (apolitical)
70 dB = vacuum cleaner
80 dB = busy street
“The Little Prince,” with actors and puppeteers sharing the stage, will be presented in the “Family Series: Live Musical Theatre,” 2 p.m. April 29, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The Antione de St. Exupery classic children’s book about a pilot whose plane crashes in the Sahara Desert and gains insight into love, loss and laughter through the eyes of The Little Prince, is brought to the stage by Swazzle, a Glendale, Calif.,-based puppet company founded in 2004 by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers courses to help students improve their English-speaking skills, 9 a.m. - noon or 6 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Donley Center, 718 Hamilton St., Allentown.
ESL 1 course teaches beginner and low intermediate students is May 2 - June 15.
A second level course, ESL 2 for high-intermediate to advanced ESL students is May 1 - June 14.
An ESL 3 level course for advanced individuals who have successfully completed ESL 2 or who are referred by credit ESL is May 2 - June 15.
Saturday morning wasn’t the same without you,
I still woke up early and watched our cartoons,
but you weren’t there to make us breakfast.
A year passed and I didn’t hear from you, I only saw
you one week in the summer, after that you never
Another year, then another and finally your graduation,
You were home
Although, it’s like you were a new person, a stranger
In my brother’s shoes, I feel like I lost you
Now not a word is spoken on Saturday mornings, but we
Cancer survivors, fighters and caregivers are invited to gather at 7 p.m. April 29 and 3 p.m. April 30, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, for “Close To Home: Songs and Lessons of Cancer Survivorship.”
The inspiration to mount the concert, now in it’s 10th year, came from vocalist and cancer doctor Dr. Derrick “Rick” Boulay’s personal experience with the disease.
“I did understand the breadth of the disease but I didn’t really get, truly, the depth of the cancer experience until it came to my home,” says Boulay.
Beware of the vulture,
My parents would say,
The black bird brings death,
You’d best stay away
But how did the vultures,
Receive their ill fame?
They refuse to kill,
Or prey on live game.
We all hate the vultures,
Because they look vile,
With frightful feathers,
And devious smiles,
But why hate something,
For how it appears?
If people were vultures,
Would you point and sneer?
So don’t scorn the vultures,
Because there are times,
We all feel like them,
Desperate to hide.