The annual Robert Lasso Memorial Fund 5K run will be held 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E. Broad St. Registration begins 7 a.m.; packets are available noon to 8 p.m. April 19 at the YMCA. Non-runner donations are accepted; checks payable to Bethlehem Police Department Wish Fund, c/o BPD Runner's Club (BPDRC), 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem 18018.
Applications received after April 1 are not eligible for race shirts.
Anna S. Rogers, 103, formerly of Emmaus, died April 2, 2013, in the DevonHouse Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Stanley T. Rogers, who died March 11, 1992. Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Annuciata (Secce) Raimondi.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a seamer for the former Fleetwood Hosiery Mill where she worked for 20 years, retiring in 1956.
She is survived by nieces; nephews; wonderful neighbors who were always helpful to Anna.
Anything with a plug is a free recycling day sponsored by Lehigh County, 9 a.m. to noon at Lowe's Home Improvement, Bethlehem, Olympus, Center Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville. Accepted items include televisions, computers, small appliances, air conditioners, telephones, fax machines and much more. For more information, contact Tim Bollinger at 610-782-3073.
The April meeting of the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will be held 1:30 p.m. April 14 at ArtsQuest at StealStacks, Bethlehem.
They will be performing a free concert with open auditions for the music club.
For more information, contact Emily Reyes at 610-398-0781.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Rotary Club of Emmaus sponsored The Fabulous Grease Band at Agricultural Hall, Allentown, recently.
Allentown Band, with organist Jane Ellen Knotek, will be presenting a concert 3 p.m. April 28 at Zion UCC "Liberty Bell" Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For information, call 610-435-2412.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having a Poetry and Open Mic Night 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24.
This will be a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting. Those interested in performing are asked to sign up first-come, first-served, at the event.
Members in good standing of a Masonic Lodge, who work second or third shift, have difficulty driving at night, have a physical challenge or just want an afternoon out once a month for friendship and brotherhood are invited to join Lehigh Valley Day Lodge No. 813 as a plural member.
Lodge members meet 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For information, call Robert Hoffman at 610-398-2274.
Bessie L. Pearsall, 79, of Macungie, died April 8, 2013, in her residence. She was the wife of William Pearsall, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage in June 2012. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul C. Long Sr. and Martha (Charles) Long.
She was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, active member of the Macungie Minstrelaires, volunteer at Macungie Memorial Park, active member of rabbit clubs with her husband and an active community volunteer.
To the Editor:
The media bombards young girls with images of the ideal body.
The problem is these images negatively affect the teens that view them. Society tells girls to have extremely thin figures and look like fashion models. However, the models that portray the perfect physique are unrealistically thin.