Jack McCallum's new book, "Dream Team," is an in-depth look at the players on the winning 1992 Olympic Men's Basketball Team, which included iconic athletes such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird.
McCallum answers questions and signs copies of "Dream Team," a book that is a must for any basketball fan, 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 13, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.
The award-winning sports writer who retired from the staff of Sports Illustrated magazine, chronicles the "Dream Team" success, the players' stories and creates a profile of the team's experience.
"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-923-6742
"Curtains," 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Ilick's Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665
"Gypsy," 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 7 p.m. Oct. 18; 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943
The month of October brings brisk weather, cool winds, the changing of the leaves and great horror films to television. Students and staff are back into the swing of things.
At St. Thomas More School, Western Salisbury Fire Department will visit for a fire prevention program 1 p.m. Oct. 11.
The STM Walkathon will be held 1 p.m Oct. 19. The raindate is Oct. 22.
Elementary students in Salisbury are rising to the challenge of becoming leaders within their schools, being proactive and beginning tasks with the end in mind. The 2012 -2013 school year is the first year "The Leader In Me" by Stephen Covey is being implemented within the schools, which helps students establish principles and independence.
Covey is also the author of the number one bestseller, "7 Habits of Highly Successful People."
"The Leader In Me" is focused on inspiring greatness within children, one child at a time.
Harry S Truman Elementary is taking charge to instill the value of respect within their students.
Nicole Hager, education coordinator with J.P. Mascaro & Sons, visited the school Sept. 6 with their respect program and challenged the students to take care of the earth in the sense they treat the world as their backyard.
Aretha Franklin's song "Respect" played the theme of the presentation.
Hager said respect is something that needs to be earned, and can be gained through caring, honesty, trust and sharing feelings.
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333
"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.
"Arsenic and Old Lace," 8 p.m. Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29; 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7; 9:45 a.m. Oct. 2; DeSales University, Main Stage, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu, 610-282-3192
Teachers are working to get students juiced for nutritional values during "Pack Week" at Harry S Truman Elementary School.
School nurse Loretta Becker began using the program at the elementary school in 2008. Sponsored by Welch's, a grant was originally awarded to supply the school with fruit to "pack" nutrition into school lunches.
Since then, HST has continued the program for one week during the school year to encourage dietary education.
"Pack Week" began Sept. 17 and students were asked to wear clothing and pack a healthy snack to match the day's color theme.
A great highlight to living right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley is the opportunity to experience all of the seasons.
Traditional season change is not something that everyone gets to live through. But here in Salisbury, we get to see snow in the winter, new life in spring, the dreaded humidity in the summer and the transition of the leaves in autumn.
The Arts Academy Charter School is officially up and running for the 2012-2013 school year.
The school was founded by Dr. Thomas Lubben, who opened the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, Bethlehem.
The middle school, which contains grades five through eight, is located in the Washington School building, formerly KidsPeace, on Emmaus Avenue, Salisbury Township.
Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea brings the tour for her latest album, "Calling Me Home," to the Lehigh Valley for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
As with her 2008 album, "Coal," Mattea concentrates on letting her Appalachian roots show.
"A lot of people responded to the human struggle," Mattea says about listeners' reactions to the "Coal" album. "The album was the history of coal as told through music."