Dear Jacquelyn, I am going to a wedding and I would like to wear a black cocktail dress. My friends are telling me I should avoid wearing black to a wedding. The wedding is semi-formal and I feel a black dress is an appropriate choice. What’s your opinion about wearing black as a wedding guest?
Decoding the rules of wedding attire confuses most people.
One of the United States’ legendary rock bands, and Pennsylvania’s own, Poison, takes the stage with the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018 Tour,” 7 p.m. June 24, PPL Center, Allentown.
Opening the concert are Pop Evil and Cheap Trick. The tour is to conclude July 1 at the Hard Rock Event Center, Hollywood, Fla.
Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.
Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.
There are many options for treating prostate cancer:
Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.
Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.
Star country: Country star Trace Adkins appears in concert, 8 p.m. June 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Emily Earle. Adkins’ 1996 debut album was “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Adkins has released 10 studio albums and two greatest-hit compilations. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively.
Growing your own fruit can be very rewarding, but a home orchard requires considerable care.
An orchard can be large or small. It can be an extensive planting of many fruit trees, a handful of small trees in the corner of your garden, or an espalier of fruit trees trained to a fence, trellis or wall.
The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, performs a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 14, Haines Mill, Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.
The concert, sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society which owns and operates Haines Mill, is at the public park at the mill.
Haines Mill will be open with free admission, 1 - 6 p.m. July 14, prior to the concert.
Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Teen-age angst: Civic Theatre of Allentown tackles timely topics in the Lehigh Valley debut of “Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead,” June 15 - 24, Theatre514, Allentown. The comedy-drama written by Burt V. Royal is directed by Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders. The “unauthorized parody” of the characters in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts” premiered in 2004 as part of FringeNYC.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book “bag sale” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 in the book sale room at the library.
Shoppers may purchase a brown paper bag from the library for a small fee and fill it up with books.
There will be an assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.
All proceeds benefit the library.
“Disney Beauty And The Beast: The Broadway Musical” is the Disney version of the beloved fairytale about the bookish Belle who looks beyond the cover of the Beast to discover a Prince of a person inside.
The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) version is satisfying, fun and entertaining for the whole family. It’s really the kind of musical you can, and should, take your child, grandchild or a young family relative to see.
Despite its title, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” Civic Theatre of Allentown’s latest offering, seems straight-forward enough, at least for the first couple of scenes.
The lead character’s dog has died of rabies, and CB invites his friends to the funeral, but no one comes. Along the way, he wonders where people and dogs go when they die.