Q. I’m having some trouble sleeping and don’t want to take pills. Do you have any suggestions?
Here are some pointers to help you get better sleep:
Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This will keep you in sync with your body’s internal rhythm, which is affected by sunlight.
Try to get some natural light in the afternoon each day. Don’t nap too much.
Exercise daily, but finish your workout at least three hours before bedtime.
Don’t drink beverages with caffeine late in the day.
Don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes to help you sleep.
You may not achieve nirvana but you can experience “The Music of Zen,” that is “The Music of Zen For Primates,” in the “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
When asked to characterize the group’s music, which has been dubbed “cabaret rock,” Krisukas, a founder, composer and guitarist of Zen For Primates, says, “I really can’t describe it. It’s too complex to explain in one sentence. Part of the approach from the beginning was to juxtapose various styles.”
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chicken corn chowder, breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.
Thursday, Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven-roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin pie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.
Korean comedy:Margaret Cho presents a standup comedy show, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Sands Event Center, Bethlehem. Cho was born into a Korean family in San Francisco. She has performed in film, television, theater and music and is an author. Cho has received five Grammy Award nominations (two for music albums, “Cho Dependent” and “American Myth”) and an Emmy nomination for “30 Rock.” Cho created and starred in the ABC sitcom, “All-American Girl” (1994 - 95).
An interim executive director is being sought to succeed Sheila Evans, who has resigned as Allentown Symphony Association executive director.
Evans’ resignation was accepted at a Nov. 10 meeting of the symphony association executive committee, according to association board President Philip C. Jackson.
“Sheila’s done an excellent job to getting us to where we are today. With Sheila’s resignation, it is our hope that we can even take it to higher levels,” Jackson said of Miller Symphony Hall during a Nov. 12 interview with The Press.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Thursday, Nov. 16: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, Nov. 17: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.
Monday, Nov. 20: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: Chicken marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.
Much like the cliff swallows returning to Capistrano, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood’s annual improvisational comedy roadshow migrates to the Lehigh Valley and the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, for the “Scared Scriptless” tour, 8 p.m. Nov. 18.
Year after year, flocks of comedy fans journey to the State Theatre to enjoy an evening of laughs and interactive performance as only the two beloved “Whose Line is it Anyway” veterans can deliver.
Kermit and Roma Loch of New Tripoli are celebrating 61 years of married life.
They were married Nov. 17, 1956, in the parsonage of the Rev. William Wolford in Fogelsville.
Both were raised on farms. They retired many years ago from farming and hauling milk.
They are members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, Kempton.
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council made “ArtsCount with $39,711 in Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) grants awarded to 26 area artists, musicians and arts nonprofits.
ArtsCOUNT 2017, run by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, was held at the National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem.