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Allentown Band, soloists go Broadway in concert

Friday, July 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Allentown Band has increased its performance schedule from three to six concerts at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

“We’re getting to be the house band,” quips Allentown Band Conductor Ron Demkee.

This includes “Broadway and Beyond,” with tenor Eric Fennell and mezzo-soprano Lauren Curnow, 7:30 p.m. July 27, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

“Last year, Symphony Hall initiated the summer series. One was a Broadway-themed concert by the band. The other was ‘Phantom of...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Under the big tent: Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top returns for “Amaluna” July 24-Aug. 25, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, Montgomery County. The show, said to be “a celebration of women,” is created and directed by Tony Award-winning Diana Paulus. The storyline is inspired by Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” The large-scale production has a cast mostly of female artists, including Alix Croop of Allentown,...

Baum School of Art to hold faculty, staff exhibition

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, presents its 2019 Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Aug. 15 - Sept. 11 in The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

The Awards Reception will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 15 as part of Third Thursday, August 15, 2019

The biannual exhibition features the creative work of The Baum School of Art’s faculty and staff members. The exhibition includes work in a variety in media and subject matter, from fashion, to graphic design, to drawing...

The Family Project: Divorce questioned

Friday, July 26, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My husband and I have been arguing and not seeing eye to eye for a long time. We have tried counseling and nothing is working. We have two children, ages eight and three. I am not being abused and my husband is a great father. I really don’t want to be married to my husband anymore. Should I just put up with it until the children are older?

“I frequently hear the question, ‘Should we stay together for the sake of the children?’” panelist Chad Stefanyak said. “What I’ve never heard...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 24: Chicken cordon bleu, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, mashed potatoes, roll, fruit sorbet.

Thursday, July 25: Fiesta pork chop, chuck wagon corn, oven roasted potatoes, roll, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, July 26: Open face roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, cream of broccoli soup, potato salad, rice pudding.

Monday, July 29: Herb roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fruit bread pudding....

Fair contest books available

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklets detailing procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s blue-ribbon competitions are available at the Allentown Fair Office. PDF versions are available for downloading at: allentownfairpa.org.

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each exhibitor category judged just prior and throughout fair week, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2. There are contests for youths in addition to the all-age categories.

Two guideline booklets are...

Respectfully Yours: Occupation tact

Friday, July 26, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

When I meet someone new, I always ask what they do for a living. This seems like good conversation starter, but I’m not sure if it’s polite. Is it rude to ask someone you just met what they do for living?

Dear Reader,

It’s not so much that the question in itself is rude as it is a matter of sensitivity of context.

I suggest starting off with an ice-breaking question to set the context so your question doesn’t come out of the blue. It’s better to...

Healthy Geezer: Three topics

Friday, July 26, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What increases my chances of breaking a bone?

For several reasons, seniors are in danger of breaking a bone. As we age, the power of our senses, reflexes and coordination diminishes. Maladies and the medicines we take for them can contribute to balance problems, which can lead to falls. Then there’s osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones more likely to snap.

You may be in danger of having weak bones and should check with a doctor if you: smoke, are in poor health, are over...

Visual arts, health-care

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC COURSES:

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers two new programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester: “Visual Arts A.A.S.” and “Health Care Office Coordinator A.A.S.”

“Visual Arts A.A.S.” is designed to teach students the skills needed to create, design and produce digital media, and is intended for students seeking careers in digital content production, visual journalism or commercial photography.

“Health Care Office Coordinator A.A.S.” provides the foundation for...

Mindfulness class

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a one-credit class, “Mindfulness for Academic Success,” taught by Wendy Barron, professor of media communications and certified mindfulness instructor.

The class meets 2:20 - 3:41 p.m. Wednesdays, the first 10 weeks of the semester starting Aug. 28.

The course is designed to address stress that college students feel and will help them gain the tools to monitor their reactions to stressful situations, reduce worry about school...