THURSDAY AUG. 10
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.
Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for students eligible to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former Fair President William F. Greenawald.
The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the Fair prior to his passing in 2008.
The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate the increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the fair, Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 4.
The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.
Box office hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 22.
The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 23 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.
Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.
Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.
The 34th annual Musikfest continues through Aug. 13, with more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages in historic downtown Bethlehem and the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the city’s north side and at SteelStacks on the city’s south side.
Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.
Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.
New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.
The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.
The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.
To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.
Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair.com.
A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.
Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.
Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.
Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.
Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.
Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.