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Healthy Geezer: Vaccine best way to protect against flu

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

It's that time of year again. The flu vaccine is available. Getting vaccinated every year is the best way to protect against the flu.

There are two types of vaccines: the flu shot and the nasal spray.

The flu shot is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in those older than six months, including healthy people and those with chronic medical conditions.

There are three different flu shots available: a regular flu shot approved for those...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Community Music School holds its annual Monster Concert, noon - 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway.

There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo and other musical tricks and treats.

Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of each sale made with a Bookfair voucher (11133378) to Community Music School.

Information: Barbara Ballard, 610-435-7725


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E. Baum, artists featured include Rudy Ackerman, Edgar Baum, John Berninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella...


Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Gifts," 8 p.m. Oct. 26, created and performed by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, Independent Eye, at Touchstone Theatre. 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-867-1689

Mandudebro, 11 p.m. Oct. 25; 11 p.m. Nov. 8: Long-form improv comedy, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Rent," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26; 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Northampton Community College, Main Campus,...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) screens the award-winning documentary "Who Cares About Kelsey?" with star Kelsey Carroll and filmmaker Dan Habib in attendance Oct. 26, Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The event is 9 a.m. - noon, with registration at 8:30 a.m. Carroll and Habib are available for a question and answer session.

Information: LCCC Teacher Education department, 610-799-1716


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) adjunct professor Jerome Lucido signs copies of his book, "Shellfish College," 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 28, LCCC bookstore, Academic Resource Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: LCCC Bookstore, 610-799-1126; LCCC Communications office, 610-799-1584


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Auditions for Civic Theatre of Allentown's 2013 production of "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 6 - 21, will be held for children and teenagers ages 6 - 15 at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and for adults and teenagers ages 16 and up at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Rehearsal Hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown., 610-432-8943

Kansas knows return

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Kansas is considered the stuff of rock legends, an iconic and awe-inspiring band that is a fundamental part of Classic Rock radio, yet continues to entertain audiences today.

Kansas performs 8 p.m. Oct 25, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The group remains relevant with new and younger audiences by its presence in video games such as "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Kansas's impressive 40-year span was highlighted by its 2013 induction into the Kansas Historical...


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Junior League of the Lehigh Valley's Kid's in the Kitchen Committee present Fall Food & Fitness Fest, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Lees Hall, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

There will be cooking activities, fitness games, healthy snack sampling, yoga, soccer ball kicking and Lady Heat AAU Basketball Organization information. Goody bags will be given to the first 200 families.

Information:, 484-224-3444