Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. Herbs can be incorporated into any garden, planted in spaces between shrubs and trees, or be grown formally in a garden of their own.
Cedar Crest College Performing Arts presents "Spring Dances," 8 p.m. April 18, 19, 20, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College Allentown.
Artistic direction is by Cedar Crest College Associate Professor of Dance Robin Gerchman. Faculty choreographers are Pattie Bostick-Winn, Margo Clifford Ging and Nicole Hockenberry. Student choreographers are Marlana Hurd and Natalie Shute.
"This concert displays the eclectic versatility of the Cedar Crest Dance Company," said Gerchman. "The choreography is a blend of genres that will appeal to all audiences.
Relay For Life of Macungie will hold its final regular meeting for participants April 11 at the Macungie Institute on Main Street. The planning committee meets 6:15 p.m. and teams/participants meet 7 to 8 p.m.
Relay For Life of Macungie's main spring event will be held 4 p.m. May 3 to 4 p.m. May 4. This year's theme is a carnival and there will be activities at this 24-hour event for all ages, including two moon bounces, a balloon-animal clown, a caricature artist, a magician and carnival games.
Shane O'Connor, 22, of Pt. Pleasant, N.J., was taken into custody for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound, Salisbury Township, 3:59 a.m. April 4. O'Connor was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Judd Schneider, 51, of Slatington, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol during a crash occurring in the 4900 block of Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:14 p.m. April 4. Schneider's vehicle struck a tree on the side of the road. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital for medical treatment.
Ruth K. Piper, 101, of Macungie, died March 31, 2013, at The Village at Willow Lane Senior Living, Macungie. She was the wife of the late John F. Piper Sr. Born in Rose Point, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John G. and Anna (Boggs) Kelland.
She was a member of Bala Cynwyd United Methodist Church.
She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University, Class of 1931 and had taught school for Sunnyside School, a one room schoolhouse in Lawrence County.
Salisbury Township Police Department's dog Fonzie was called to clear a home 1:05 p.m. March 25 in the 700 block of Glenwood Street. Police found an open garage door and an open door to a residence. There were no intruders found.
Fonzie conducted a drug search 9:45 p.m. March 26 during a vehicle stop. The officer allegedly detected a smell of marijuana and after obtaining a search warrant, no drugs were found.
With the honey flow season about to begin with nectar sources now in early bloom and bees beginning to perform collection flights on warmer days, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will display and discuss the equipment and methods available throughout the year for the supplemental feeding of honeybees and to promote early egg laying by queens.
This roundtable discussion will be 7 p.m. April 18 at Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whtiehall.
This event is free and open to the public.
PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31.
The cleanup event is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, state Department of Environmental Protection and other partners.
Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville will be having a fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Sanctuary 8 to 10 a.m. April 20 at Applebee's, 1510 Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
Limited tickets will be available at the door.
RSVP to Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-433-3891.
Verna A. Cosmos, 79, of Wescosville, died April 7, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Donald J. Cosmos for 50 years last June. Born in Upper Macungie Township, she was a daughter of the late Welton W. and Alma V. (Reinert) Haas.
She worked for Day-Timers in Lower Macungie Twp. for 25 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia.