New York Times bestselling-author Peter Stark will recount George Washington’s formative early career in a lecture and book-signing for his recently-released book, “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father,” 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Hot, hot hot: The Hot Club of Philadelphia, performs in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. The group is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to playing “Gypsy Jazz,” a style pioneered by the Hot Club of France Quintet, led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Bassist Jim Stager has been with The Hot Club from the beginning. Joshua Machiz, Alexandre Hiele and Dylan Taylor perform with the band frequently.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll w/ margarine, pumpkin pie.
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, led by Music Director Dr. Allan Birney, presents “Spirit of Vienna,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, First Presbyterian Church Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.
Of the four composers represented on the program, three spent significant time in Vienna, Austria, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Violinist Janet Sung is guest soloist for Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D,” Op. 61.
Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Salisbury steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Nov. 15: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.
Friday, Nov. 16: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, Nov. 19: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
A century ago, the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley was created to serve the needs of a growing Jewish community.
The JCC has evolved to become a driving force in the social, cultural and educational life throughout the Lehigh Valley.
A century of service celebration during the weekend of Oct. 5-7 included a Friday Shabbat service, a Saturday birthday bash, and a Sunday fall festival.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6 percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers.
The increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.
The toll increase will apply to all Pa. Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.
The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.30 to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.10 to $2.25 for cash customers.
An estimated crowd of 10,000 spectators enjoyed a mix of sun and clouds, floats, bands and marchers Oct. 14 at the Allentown Halloween Parade.
The parade, established in 1905 and believed to be one of the oldest in the nation, was full of childhood characters and whimsical costumes, adhering to this year’s theme, “Storybook Favorites.”
A panel of judges evaluated participants in two categories: floats and marchers.
State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Laronn Linton, 29, of Philadelphia, was taken into custody after a traffic stop was conducted on his vehicle 8:14 p.m. Oct. 31 at 3712 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
Police say Linton had an active warrant out of Delaware County and allegedly had a small amount of marijuana.
Linton was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center without incident, police say.