Penn State Extension is sponsoring an Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism, all day conference April 12, at the Fowler Center in South Bethlehem.
Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University, will be the speaker.
His topic is Improving Entrepreneur's Success: What is Working in Communities?
A former entrepreneur himself, having launched Fortunet Entertainment in New York City at age 23, he is now associated with the Center for Economic and Community Development at Penn State.
The American Association of University Women will accept book donations 9 a.m. to noon March 20 through April 15 and and an additional dropoff 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
The items will be sold at the AAUW used book sale 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 24 to 26 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Preview Day is 2 to 6 p.m. April 23.
The donation dropoff and book sale location is the Memorial Pool Building, 307 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.
Proceeds benefit the Let's Read Math project. Visit http://bethlehem-pa.aauw.net for information.
The YWCA of Bethlehem is seeking donations for its annual Prom Dress Day Event which will be held March 23 at the State Theatre, Easton. The event provides gently-used prom gowns to local high school juniors and seniors to alleviate the financial hardship of prom on girls and their families.
ArtsQuest will hold several events on Easter, March 31. There will be an Easter brunch with live music 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Musikfest cafe, SteelStacks, Founder's Way. Advance reservations are required.
There will be a screening of "Hop" 11:45 a.m.; a Peeps hunt 1:30 p.m. with an appearance by the Easter bunny; and The Lesson Center students will perform 2 p.m.
At 1:30 p.m. March 28 through 30, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will show "The Passion of the Christ."
For information and reservations, call 610-332-3378 or visit www.artsquest.org.
Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown, will be hosting a trip 10 a.m., April 13 to see the musical "Annie" at the Palace Theater, 1564 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Trip price per person includes deluxe motorcoach, free time on own in the city, reserved seating for "Annie," land and sea buffet at Snuffy's and driver gratuity.
There are only 50 seats available.
Payment is due when reservations are made.
Proceeds benefit the 2013 Saucon Valley Spirit parade.
Penn State Master Gardeners of Lehigh and Northampton counties have scheduled a series of classes in March and April designed especially for the home gardener.
Topics include:salsa gardening, 6:30 p.m. and culinary herbs, 7:30 p.m. March 19, Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township, and March 20, Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem, Northampton County; lasagna gardening, 6:30 p.m., organic gardening, 7:30 p.m. April 2, Lehigh County and April 3, Northampton County.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, will be holding a kitten kaper 1:30-4 p.m. March 16 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.
Adopt a kitten, cat or foster one.
For more information or to make reservations contact Wanda or Stephanie at 610-841-1736.
Dr. John Prange DVM will be having a low cost vaccination clinic 8 a.m. to noon the same day at the Breinigsville facility.
There is a cost for all canine and feline vaccines, and Kennel Cough, heartworm, Lyme, anaplasmosis and ehrlichia testing for dogs.
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will be holding a beekeepers swap meet 7 p.m. March 21 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.
Bring your extra beekeeping equipment to sell or trade and shop for some tools of the trade to experiment with in your bee yard.
Center staff will also be on hand to share their mission of conservation, education and research.
The public is invited to attend.
The Past Presidents Assembly of the Allentown Music Club recently announced they will again be offering their annual scholarship in musical performance.
This year's award of $1,000 will be presented to a qualifying high school senior in Lehigh or Northampton County, who has been accepted at an accredited school for the performing arts and be pursing music performance.
Applications are available through the guidance departments of the high schools and must be received by the scholarship chairman by April 10.
An "Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism" seminar will be held April 12 at the Fowler Center, South Bethlehem.
The speaker for the all day event is Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University. Four local individuals will discuss how they get input about needs from entrepreneurs and what challenges they encounter.
To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/events and scroll to April 12 where the conference details and registration are listed. Early bird registration deadline is April 1.