PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Above, left to right: Pamela Wallace, producer, Barlieb Wallace Productions Ltd.; Rochelle Freedman, Program Coordinator, Project Child; and Anne Adams. Senior Vice President, Valley Youth House, at the "Have a Heart for Children and Youth" benefit, presented by Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House and The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, March 9, Hotel Bethlehem. A video, "Because All Children Matter," produced by Barlieb Wallace Productions, premiered at the benefit, which was attended by 216.
Penn State Lehigh Valley hosts its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. April 4, Room 135, Center Valley campus. An awards presentation follows at 1:30 p.m. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Eric Stephen Boyd, assistant research professor, Montana State University, is keynote speaker. His presentation, "Yellowstone through Space and Time: A Guided Tour through the Evolution of Life," is sponsored by the Penn State Faculty Invitational Lecture Series.
A panel discussion, "Tony Blair, Britain, and a Changing World," will be held at 12:15 p.m. April 2, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall, Lafayette College, Easton.
Panelists include Lafayette government and law faculty members Katalin Fabian, Michael Feola and Seo-Hyun Park.
The event is free and open to the public.
Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the hit television series "The Munsters" (1964 - 1966), will speak and greet visitors at the annual History Expo 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 6, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The event is free and open to the public. The museum admission fee is waived for the day.
"Little known to the public is Butch Patrick's obsession with history," said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director. "He collects everything, from Beatles' memorabilia to vintage records and even monster items."
A Potluck Supper and Program presented by Muslims and Christians United will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 4, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall.
The public is invited to this seventh in the 2012 - '13 series of events devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. organized by members of Wesley United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley.
The Da Vinci Science Center has announced that Lin Erickson, who led the organization 1997 - 2005, has begun her second tenure as Executive Director and CEO.
Erickson was elected unanimously by the Da Vinci Science Center's Board of Trustees after a national search of nearly 175 candidates. She began her second tenure March 18.
She has more than 25 years experience spearheading educational initiatives for students from kindergarten through college, raising more than $46 million from public and private sources.
Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.
The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.
A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will be aired 10:30 p.m. April 6 on 69-WFMZ-TV.
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How can a small business navigate through all the available hardware and software options and develop the right solution that won't break the bank?
On April 4, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the sixth in a series of free informal "Round Table" discussions on topics of interest to small business owners, this one focusing on developing an affordable IT strategy for small businesses.
The discussion, which will be facilitated by a SCORE member, will take place 8-9:30 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
St. John's United Church of Christ and St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, are sponsoring a community Easter egg hunt on March 23 at the Falcon Pavilion, Upper Macungie Park, Route 100, Fogelsville.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the event starting at 11 a.m.
Rain date is March 30.
All children from infants up to and including sixth-grade students are invited to participate.
There will be goodie bags for all youngsters.
For more information, call 610-395-5535.