The Allentown Band, under the direction of Ronald Demkee, accompanied by Jane Knotek, Director of Music Ministry at Zion's UCC on the C.E. Haskell-Fritsche pipe organ, presents a concert to benefit the Liberty Bell Museum, 3 p.m. April 28, Zion UCC Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
The first half of the concert features pieces from operas composed by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The second half features contemporary American music composed by Morton Gould and concludes with works by John Phillip Sousa.
The refurbished organ had its 100th anniversary in 2012.
Lehigh Carbon Community College choral group, the Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale, holds its annual spring performance, 7 p.m. May 6, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
The concerts includes renditions of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "The Long and Winding Road" and works by Ira and George Gershwin and Jule Styne.
The event is free and open to the public.
Monetary donations and canned goods to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted.
Refreshments follow the concert.
DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.
The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.
The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."
Ticket information: 610-861-1650
The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater presents "StarBright," 8:30 p.m. April 27, Joseph S. Daddona Lake & Terrace, St. Elmo and Union streets, Allentown.
The 75-minute free performance includes more than one dozen performers who will take the stage featuring fire tools such as poi (ball-shaped wicks attached to chains), staffs, hula-hoops, fans and a few new creations.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "Friends of the Allentown Parks," a non-profit organization.
Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.
The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate depression.
The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.
The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th anniversary celebration; noon, opening remarks, group photo,
Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.
A slideshow about and a signing of the book, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History," is 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The book's editors have published extensively in the area of Civil War history.
Michael G. Kraus is Curator of Collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Pittsburgh.
David M. Neville is publisher of Military Images magazine.
He and Kraus co-wrote the DVD documentary series, "Civil War Minutes."
Does anyone ever wonder
why she never wears short sleeves
Does anyone wonder
why she never eats
She says it's too cold
It's been sunny all day
She says she isn't hungry
but her stomach is fading away
Her face is getting pale
It hurts when you touch her arm
She is always in the bathroom
She is always alarmed
She starts missing school
You have a bad thought in your head
Then you get a phone call
And you were right
Did anyone notice
any one at all