Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.
The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate depression.
The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.
The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th anniversary celebration; noon, opening remarks, group photo,
Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.
A slideshow about and a signing of the book, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History," is 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The book's editors have published extensively in the area of Civil War history.
Michael G. Kraus is Curator of Collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Pittsburgh.
David M. Neville is publisher of Military Images magazine.
He and Kraus co-wrote the DVD documentary series, "Civil War Minutes."
Does anyone ever wonder
why she never wears short sleeves
Does anyone wonder
why she never eats
She says it's too cold
It's been sunny all day
She says she isn't hungry
but her stomach is fading away
Her face is getting pale
It hurts when you touch her arm
She is always in the bathroom
She is always alarmed
She starts missing school
You have a bad thought in your head
Then you get a phone call
And you were right
Did anyone notice
any one at all
The Northampton Community College annual fine art students exhibit is April 25 - May 7 in the gallery, Communications Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
An artists' reception is 3:30 - 5 p.m. April 25.
Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.
At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."
"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director of Civic Theatre of Allentown.
Pianist Michael Gurt and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Allan Birney, perform an all-Beethoven concert, 7:30 p.m. April 20, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown.
As Lehigh Valley audiences have gotten to know Gurt during his long association with the Sinfonia, they have come to love not only his insightful playing and whirlwind encores, but also his larger-than-life personality, Louisiana accent and the time he takes to meet and chat with any listeners, especially students.
That clockwise beast called the hour
Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men
Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone
And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections
Of dances in the Summer evening
Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white
A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom
In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave
And come to learn that though the fire had died
There still existed warmth.
Age17, Grade: 12
The second annual "Lorax Earth Day" is 1 - 6 p.m. April 21, Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.
The indoor and outdoor family event is filled with games, music, films and food.
"Yertle the Turtle" animal displays, Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" visit from a Chevy Volt hybrid car, "Red Fish Blue Fish" recycled arts and crafts, Natural Awakenings magazine "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" scavenger hunt;