Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding will be hosting speaker Gershon Baskin 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Baskin will be discussing "The Man Who Saved Gilad Schalit."
Philip Roth will be discussing "Representing American Business" 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in The Banko Gallery of the Banana Factory, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem.
For information, go to ijcu.org.
Grundsau's Lodsch No.16's annual banquet will take place 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Schnecksville Fire Company Social Hall.
New members are welcome by contacting any board member or calling David Adam at 610-395-4282 or 484-547-9387.
Tickets should be requested by Feb. 17.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering noncredit courses in many different languages this semester.
Classes are at one of LCCC's campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown or an offsite location:
·Arabic I, Feb. 25.
·Chinese I, Feb. 26
·French for Travelers, March 7.
·Italian I, Feb. 18; Italian for Travelers, March 13.
·Japanese I, April 8.
·Sign Language, Feb. 20.
·Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, March 12;
For registration information, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@ mymail.lccc.edu.
Ernest W. Schleicher, 87, a resident of Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Mount Penn, Reading, died Feb. 10, 2013.
He and his wife Grace I. (Fisher) Schleicher were married 57 years in September 2012.
Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Clayton P. and Estella A. (Wehr) Schleicher.
He graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman aboard the USS Cabot in the South Pacific.
Alice E. Roberts, 76, of Kutztown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the widow of Barry Roberts.
Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late James and Carrie (Werley) Clauss.
She worked for the former Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, for 18 years and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington.
The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association's 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory is now available.
This free, four-color glossy magazine lists more than 230 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers, as well as tenters.
The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into six regions with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each region.
Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, between Macungie and Trexlertown, is having a breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17.
Donations will be accepted.
There will also be Easter candy and baked goods for sale.
For information, call 610-398-9845.
Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.
The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20-25 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers.
This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.
The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.
Herman A. Ginder, 85, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.
He was the widower of Jane F. (Roessler) Ginder.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur and Esther (Bowman) Ginder.
A carpenter all his life, he worked for Butz Construction Co. for many years where he was a foreman.
He was a member of Carpenter Union 600.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He then went to the Naval Academy from 1947-50.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville will be having a meet-and-greet of adoptable animals 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Pet Valu, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township.