"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.
The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.
Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Ted Nugent, Laura Wilde, 8 p.m. Aug. 14
Billy Bauer Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15: Deck Party
Shades of Grey Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16: Deck Party
Ostrich Hat, 2 p.m. Aug. 18: Deck Party
Steal Your Face Band, 6:30 p.m....
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ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, through Sept. 1, Scheller and Rodale Galleries.
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery
Illusions in Ink: Photorealist Prints, through Aug. 11, Payne-Hurd Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St.,...
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ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27
Main Lesson: West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10
Main Lesson: Cha Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24
Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
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Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton...
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
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Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
ArtWalk, Aug. 31
3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest, 11 a.m. Sept. 7
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1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton. 610...
The reason that fall is such a great planting season is that the soil is warm and there is usually a long period of moderate temperatures from September until about Thanksgiving in the Lehigh Valley.
It's true that many plants aren't producing much shoot growth at this time, but the roots of many plants continue to function long after shoots appear dormant. Sure, we'll have a frost in mid-October, but most years this is followed by many days of frost-free temperatures.
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541
John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27
Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1
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2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. 610-...
"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 1, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671
"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: Who's Your Daddy?, 11:15 p.m. Aug. 16, 30, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Pinnochio," Aug. 16 - 25...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Used Book Sale, through Aug. 17
The Wilhelm Brothers, 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
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Ten years ago, Billy Kounoupis interrupted Lori Donovan and Jeff Roberts while they were eating breakfast at his diner along Broad Street in Bethlehem.
"Aren't you that guitar player guy?" Billy, who was looking for a music teacher for his son, asked Jeff. "Do you teach? And, can't you do that here?"
Professional performing musicians, Lori and Jeff, who had been dating for three months at the time, probably couldn't predict that in 10 years they would occupy not only the...