There will be a poetry reading and talk-back session with writers April Lindner and Ann E. Michael 7 p.m. Nov. 28, at Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.For information, call 610-820-2400.April Lindner is the author of two young adult novels, "Jane" and "Catherine," and of two award-winning poetry collections, "Skin and "This Bed Our Bodies Shaped." She teaches at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia. Ann E. Michael teaches at DeSales University and has lived in and written about the Lehigh Valley for 25 years.
Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.
Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon with lunch Nov. 29 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
Following the meal, Ron Nelson will describe his Peace Corps experiences.
A brief business session will conclude the meeting.
All current and former federal workers are invited to attend.
First timers and those wanting lunch are asked to call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before Nov. 24.
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Dec. 6 at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
A light lunch will be served.
Accordion player Joe Weber will provide the entertainment.
New members are welcomed to attend.
For more information, call 610-395-2820.
Members of Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Dec. 6 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown for their annual membership recognition luncheon.
Singer Claude Shappell will entertain. A business meeting will follow.
Bring along a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.
The Carbon Model Railroad Society will have an open house 7-9 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 29 through Jan. 3, 2013, at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown.
The display also be open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 24 through Dec. 9 and again the weekend of Jan. 5, 2013.
The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool.
The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor. There will be new and pre-owned accessories for sale. Admission is free.
For more information, call Garry Mack at 610-862-6636.
Players of the Stage, a community theater group for local students that aims to glorify God through the art of drama is taking to the stage once again this holiday season to perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown.
This heartwarming Christmas classic is about less-fortunate children who find their way into a church building to get dessert, and end up taking control of the small town's Christmas pageant.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
Strawberry Acres, 5120 Overlook Road, Coplay, is having an indoor yard sale 8 a.m. Nov. 24, sponsored by A Vision Ministry.
There will be Christmas gift items available.
For more information, call 610-261-2323.
Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the second in a series of free informal round table discussions Nov. 29 on topics of interest to small business owners or those in the process of starting a business.
The round table will take place 8 a.m. in the meeting room at Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Attorney John D. Lychak will give the presentation.
Participants will be given time to introduce themselves and may share their business cards.
Advance registration is required.
Santa Claus is coming to the Laurys Station area again this year.
He will travel atop a fire truck about 20 miles or so to visit homes and businesses.
The Jolly Ol' Elf also visits private parties for one child or a large group of children but not on Christmas Eve, as Santa is very busy delivering presents.
The visit is done with great love for all children, no matter the age (6 months to 80 years young).
Santa will visit large gatherings with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends from near and far.