New York Times bestselling-author Peter Stark will recount George Washington’s formative early career in a lecture and book-signing for his recently-released book, “Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father,” 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Hot, hot hot: The Hot Club of Philadelphia, performs in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. The group is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to playing “Gypsy Jazz,” a style pioneered by the Hot Club of France Quintet, led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Bassist Jim Stager has been with The Hot Club from the beginning. Joshua Machiz, Alexandre Hiele and Dylan Taylor perform with the band frequently.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll w/ margarine, pumpkin pie.
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, led by Music Director Dr. Allan Birney, presents “Spirit of Vienna,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, First Presbyterian Church Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.
Of the four composers represented on the program, three spent significant time in Vienna, Austria, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Violinist Janet Sung is guest soloist for Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D,” Op. 61.
Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Salisbury steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Nov. 15: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.
Friday, Nov. 16: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, Nov. 19: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
All-you-can-eat breakfast at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, 7 to 11 a.m. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-966-3601 or 610-966-5115.
Henry W. Powell, 86, of Allentown, died Nov. 6, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of the late Claire D. (McGovern) Powell, who died April 25, 2016. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late John K. and Mabel A. (Breiner) Powell.
He was employed at Duggan & Marcon as a plasterer before retiring.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Allentown.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.
He was a loving, loyal and most generous husband, father and grandfather, who will be dearly missed.
Loretta G. Pondelek, 92, died Nov. 5, 2018, at The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Alfred C. Pondelek, who died in March 2006. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Stock) Deily.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, where she was the sexton and the primary department superintendent of the Sunday School program for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Martha-Mary Society and the Macungie Grange.
She was previously the co-owner of Pondelek Greenhouse in Upper Milford.
Betty Jane Bray, 97, of Legacy Place Cottages, Salisbury Township, died Nov. 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late Kenneth L. Bray. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Jenny (Bogert) Dunton.
She worked in the personnel departments of various companies in the Lehigh Valley until retiring at the age of 81.
She was a member of the Central English Allentown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Lynda L. Kapec-Bortz, 69, of Alburtis, died Nov. 11, 2018, in her residence surrounded by family. She was the wife of Jeffrey A. Bortz. They were married for 17 years. Born in Elwood City, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Gaal) Kanzleiter.
She was a graduate of Riverside High School and attended Point Park College.
She was a Realtor and co-owner of Re/Max Towne & Country, Maxatawny, since 1988.
She was an active member of Faith Church, serving in Divorce Care and was active in the children’s services on Wednesday nights.