Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, March 14: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.
Thursday, March 15: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Oriental vegetable, banana.
Friday, March 16: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
Monday, March 19: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.
Tuesday, March 20: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.
Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, March 14: Manhattan clam chowder, chicken paprikash, wide noodles, Calif. blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, March 15: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Friday, March 16: St. Patrick’s Day meal: Corned beef and cabbage (fish available), boiled potatoes, Emerald Isle salad, rye bread w/ margarine, chocolate mint chip cookie.
The Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis University, performs at 3 p.m. March 18, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert program is Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12”; Janacek’s “String Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters),” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1.”
Tickets: at the door: cmsob.org
“Big Fish” follows traveling salesman Edward Bloom, who is full of life and tall tales, as he and his adult son, Will, who is about to have a child of his own, mend their strained relationship. Can they reconcile who they are with who they want to be?
Show times are at 7 p.m. March 22, 23 and 24, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.
Joan Reinhard and Yana Reinhard direct the student production, with assistant director Carrie VanNorden, musical director Jane Rivera, and choreographer Alexa Fahs.
“The Addams Family,” with ironically macabre characters created by Charles Addams for his single-panel gag cartoons, lurches onto the stage with show times at 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24, and 2 p.m. March 25, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.
Gianna Beleno is director and choreographer of the Northampton Area High School production, assisted by music director Phil Diaz, pit director Angela Mitchell, set designer Damon Gelb, set builder and advisor Tony Beleno, and Dan Crawford, lighting and sound.
Take Mintel: The Eric Mintel Quartet returns for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. March 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The quartet is: Eric Mintel, piano; Nelson Hill, saxophone, flute; Jack Hegyi, bass, and Dave Mohn, drums. The quartet expected to play new original music written by Mintel, compositions by Dave Brubeck, and classic TV show themes in a jazz setting.
The iconic musical “West Side Story” comes to the Emmaus High School stage at 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 24, and 2 p.m. March 25, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.
Director Jill Kuebler also produces the Emmaus High School production, assisted by musical director and choreography coordinator Rita Cortez, choreographer Luke Csordas, pit orchestra conductor Doug Bolasky, costume designer Lori Ross, and sound and lighting designer Dave Dougherty.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25.
Individuals who donate a pint of blood will be given a pint of homemade soup to take home.
The church is having a takeout soup sale on the same day with proceeds going to Miller-Keystone.
Many varieties of soup will be available in quarts or pints.
Call 610-767-6961 for more information.
During Holy Week, Union UCC will have a potluck supper, worship, and informal communion 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29.