Stagemakers at the J will perform “Once Upon a Mattress” 7 p.m. May 10 and 13; and at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.
The play is about King Sextimus, who due to a curse, is unable to speak. And, his unappealing wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken control of the kingdom.
She is determined to keep their son, Prince Dauntless, from ever getting married. The only way a princess can ever become the prince’s betrothed is by passing a rigorous sensitivity test designed by the queen.
And no one in the kingdom may get married until Prince Dauntless weds.
Flags created a colorful backdrop for the Joe Kroboth Duo as they provided the music for dancing and general enjoyment at the Austreibungs Fest, or the festival to chase away winter.
The flags were from Germany, Bavaria and Austria, Don Eckhart explained.
Paul Semmel was walking around talking to people as they entered the Goodwill Fire Company social hall in Germansville.
THURSDAY MAY 10
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·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 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Kuhnsville Lions Club held a chicken barbecue fundraiser on April 28 in the grove at Jordan UCC, South Whitehall Township.
Kuhnsville Lions Club is affiliated with the Lions Clubs International, based in Oakbrook Ill., which has more than 1.4 million members worldwide serving in 46,000 local clubs such as Kuhnsville.
The mission of the Kuhnsville Lions Club is to help fund programs that benefit those with vision and hearing loss in the Lehigh Valley.
Helping Hands of the Lehigh Valley is also a recipient of the Lions’ generosity.
A talent show at Living Stone Fellowship drew entrants from a large area in both singing and dancing categories.
Pastor Jean Masiko gave the welcome to the first ever talent show at the church in New Tripoli.
“This is a place of welcome for everyone,” she said. “We are honored to have these young people show their talents.
Bryan Gonzalez, the son of Associate Pastor Jaime Gonzalez, was the announcer.
Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.
In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers.
When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.
Boy Scout Troop 89, based at the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, joined the Lehigh Brigade of the Civil War Round Table, the Whitehall Historical Society, and history students from Saucon Valley High in volunteering their services April 21 at the annual Gettysburg Conservation Day.
The contingent from the Lehigh Valley cut brush from around the fences on the Henry Spangler Farm site within the battlefield park.
The volunteers also dismantled, then rebuilt fences in need of repair, as well as painted posts, pickets and rails.
Luckily, the rain waited until evening when the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association tee ball, grasshopper and prep softball teams gathered to officially open their season April 25.
Volunteers from the school helped the Parent Teacher Organization man the concession stand.
As the players marched down the road to the playing field for the 11th annual event, they chanted, “Here we are, Tigers, here we come.”
David Freeman, baseball director for the NYAA, commented on the opening day.
“We’re here and the sun is shining so that’s a good sign,” Freeman said.