A slide-lecture and discussion, “Christmas Among the Pennsylvania Dutch,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“This talk is for anyone interested in the history of Christmas in America. The Pennsylvania-Dutch introduced many holiday traditions to our popular culture,” Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum, said.
The Governor Wolf Historical Society holds its monthly “Tavern Night,” 7-10 p.m. Dec. 8, at the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.
The event includes an evening of music, colonial craftsmen and spirit tastings in the candlelit ambiance of three historic buildings.
Listen to the Celtic sounds of Seasons in the historic Ralston-McKeen House. The piano stylings of Steve Meyers will be featured in the 1785 Wolf Academy.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Admission is for those 21 or older.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Michèle LaRue will present dramatic readings of two holiday stories, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The stories are “Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas” (1894) by Bret Harte (1894), and ”The Gift of the Magi” (1906) by O. Henry.
LaRue, a Chicago-born and New Jersey-based performer, tours nationally with her repertoire of century-old American “Tales Well-Told.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Information: allentownpl.org; 610-820-2400
Caroline B. (Sabatino) Abruzzi and Alfonso C. Abruzzi, of Coplay, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 2.
Caroline is the daughter of the late Bonaventure “Benny” and Mary D. Sabatino.
Alfonso is the son of the late Pasquale and Philomena Abruzzese.
The couple was married Nov. 2, 1947, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto, Northampton County, by the Rev. Ducci.
They are the parents of David, husband of Wendy, of Slatington; Dennis, husband of Eileen, of Whitehall; Karen, wife of Glenn Lewis, of Easton, and Colleen, of Allentown.
The Good Shepherd Home - Raker Center in Allentown and the Good Shepherd Home - Bethlehem each received a ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 - 2018 Best Nursing Homes. The rankings highlight facilities in the United States providing high-quality care.
ArtsQuest has announced that Jane George is the new Executive Director of the ArtsQuest F6oundation. George, selected for the position following a national search, is the first full-time Executive Director in the Foundation’s history. She began her new role Dec. 4.
For the past 17 years, George, a resident of South Whitehall Township, worked for St. Luke’s University Health Network, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Capital Development.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.
Thursday, Dec. 7: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.
Friday, Dec. 8: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.
Monday, Dec. 11: Spaghetti with meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Veal with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.
The Lehigh Valley Press is accepting donations of yarn for a Parkland School District resident who makes throws for patients in Phoebe Nursing Home and hospitals.
Anyone wishing to donate yarn is asked to contact Susan Bryant, editorial assistant for the Parkland Press at 610-740-0944, ext. 3726.
New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Krumsville, (Route 737, across from Greenwich Elementary School) is having a cookie and bake sale, and vendor holiday shoppe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 9.
For more information, call 610-756-6892.