The Lehigh Valley has much to offer art lovers as the 18th annual "Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour" will prove once again when it returns, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11.
The "Hidden Treasures Tour" presents the richness of local talent represented in handcrafted items.
"Hidden Treasures" is a self-guided tour of six area art studios featuring 24 artists demonstrating their processes.
It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series.
You probably have read the Bible.
And you've probably had the Bible, or passages of the Bible, read to you.
You probably have not experienced an entire book of the Bible performed as a one-man show.
Wayne Turney, a professor of theater in his eighth year in DeSales University's Performing and Fine Arts Department, presents "The Gospel According to Saint Mark," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 S. Easton Road, Lower Saucon Township.
Performances by The Victor Wooten Band, Jimmy Herring Band and Conspirator highlight two nights of nonstop jamming as SteelJam returns Nov. 9 and 10 to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
A child doesn't arrive with an instruction manual. Parents can become overwhelmed with the responsibilities involved in caring for their children. Other factors such as separation or divorce in a family can cause additional parenting stress.
Child abuse can be physical, mental and verbal in addition to not meeting the basic needs of the child.
One of my favorite family excursions when I was a boy was our many Sunday afternoon family visits to the Harry C. Trexler Trexler Game Preserve, now the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.
My parents always found the time to schedule visits to the preserve during the warm season months when it was open to the public. It was a very economical outing. We usually finished the afternoon by visiting the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery, along Fish Hatchery Road at Little Lehigh Creek, Allentown.
Photographic visions: Lehigh Valley art galleries are the settings for the third annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Nov. 2 - 4, centered at the Banana Factory community arts center and SteelStacks arts campus in Bethlehem. Internationally-acclaimed photographers Joyce Tenneson, Joe McNally, Zoe Strauss and Jay Dickman headline presenters at the festival. There's also the SlideLuck Lehigh Valley photo party and the first Pennsylvania Photographers Competition.
Emily Bergl was just in from a crisp autumnal bicycle ride along Hudson River Drive.
The song stylist and movie, TV and stage actress likes the word autumnal. A recent phone interview begins with the Phi Beta Kappa grad listing other favorite words.
Bergl returns to ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, to perform "Kidding on The Square," 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, where she wowed Lehigh Valley audiences last April with her "NY I Love You" cabaret show.
"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571
"Faust in France," adaptation by Christopher Shorr of Christopher Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus," Moravian College Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 - 3; 2 p.m. Nov. 4, Arena Theatre, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, Bethlehem. moravian.edu/theatre, 610-861-1489, ext. 3
The 2012 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF) will be held Nov. 2 - 4 in Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
Award winners will be announced the night of Nov. 4 in a ceremony at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.
The festival will present several awards to participating filmmakers including Best Feature, Best Short (15 - 50 min.), Best Short (less than 15 min.), Best Commercial-Viral Video, Best TV Pilot-Web Series, Best Documentary and Audience Award.