"Gala2012" stars Kath-arine McPhee of NBC's hit television series "Smash," 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
"Smash" is about the creation of a new Broadway musical, "Bombshell," based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, portrayed by McPhee on the show.
Original music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is featured on "Smash," which debuted this year after "Super Bowl XLVI" and has been renewed for a second season.
Cedar Crest College has appointed Debra W. Khateeb as director of development.
She will be responsible for major and planned gift fund-raising, and will direct the private and government grant program. In addition, she will work with the Cedar Crest Fund and reunion classes.
Prior to joining Cedar Crest, she was executive director of foundation relations for the Montgomery County Community College Foundation, Inc., Blue Bell.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $260,000 in support of regional economic development.
Since beginning operation, BFTP-NEP has helped to create 15,479 new jobs for Pennsylvania workers and retain 21,459 existing jobs, start 429 new companies, and develop 1,127 new products and processes.
In the Lehigh Valley Press circulation area, Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.
South Whitehall firefighters respond to Walbert Avenue fire call.
New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton is having a Harvest Fest 2-8 p.m. Oct. 6
There will be delicious food including walking tacos and pierogies.
Bingo, games, Chinese auction, cake walk, hay rides, pumpkin pie eating contest, DJ dance party and more will be available.
The Chaz Band will perform.
There will be two talks by Charlie Adams, the famous expert on ghost stories and bizarre happenings.
For more information, call 610-756-6589.
Polish National Alliance Council has Polish Festival at Schnecksville Fire Company.
These animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton.
The shelter is working to end the pet overpopulation by running clinics so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home.
For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit healthyanimalcenter.org.
Florence R. Wotring, 89, of Schnecksville, died Sept. 25, 2012, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.
She was the wife of late Carl R. Wotring.
Born April 10, 1923, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Maybel (Olewine) Lorah.
Her survivors include children Sharon K. Haas and her husband, Harry, of Schnecksville, Sheldon C. and his wife, Gail, of Bowmanstown, Timothy J. and his wife, Linda, of Schnecksville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her service was private.
During a recent meeting, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers displayed their appreciation to Penn State Cooperative Extension and Lehigh County for their continued support of apiculture and local beekeepers.
District 18 Director of Penn State Cooperative Extension Richard S. Kauffman, who oversees extension offices in four area counties, participated in the meeting and met with more than 50 beekeepers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond
He accepted an en-graved wooden plaque of appreciation from the association on behalf of the extension service and Lehigh County.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
·Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. in Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair /K3YD. Public is welcome to attend.
For info, go to dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.