Carly Kudryk, a pre-kindergarten student at the Swain School, Allentown, turned five on Feb. 21.
She celebrated her birthday in a unique way recently at Revolutions, Bethlehem, by donating her party to charity.
She was inspired by a campaign called “BirthdayBack,” a program started by Tyler Fazzari, of Long Island, N.Y.
In 2012, after Hurricane Sandy, Tyler wanted to donate his eighth birthday to a charity that helped hurricane recovery efforts, which some of his own family were personally affected by.
Whatever one may wish to be, dreams and imagination often provide an escape from reality for a moment.
Eventually, however, everyone learns to appreciate whatever one already has.
Stagemakers at the J presented “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” an enchanting musical about a girl named Alice who escapes into a world of her own imagination she believes will be better than where she is currently.
After having several madcap adventures with a variety of colorful characters, Alice eventually discovers the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Having faith in one’s friends, making an effort to be unique and fighting for what you believe in transpires beautifully in the musical “Seussical Jr.” performed recently at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22 St., Allentown.
Based on characters created by children’s writer and author Dr. Seuss, “Seussical Jr.” creates a story of courage and loyalty.
The musical was written by Stephen Ahrens and Lynn Flaherty.
The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who finds a speck of dust that is home to a mini group of people called the Whos.
Hopes and dreams run high for a diverse group of students at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City in the musical “Fame Jr.”
Stagemakers at the J will perform “Fame Jr.” May 18 and 21 at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown and May 28 at the Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton.
Based on the book by Jose Fernandez with music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy, “Fame Jr.” explores issues confronting many young people today.