The annual Walnutport Canal Festival is Oct. 19 and 20 along the Lehigh Canal in Walnutport, presented by the Walnutport Canal Association.
The "12th Tow Path Trot" along the canal begins with registration at 8 a.m. The 6k Walk and Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. The 6k Run begins at 9:30 a.m.
A "Feast-ival," with roast chicken, pulled pork sandwich, baked potato, coleslaw, hot dog, and applesauce, will be served 4- 5: 30 p.m. Oct. 19. To register: walnutportcanalassociation.tripod.com, Janets63@gmail.com, 610-737-3900
A reception to meet New York artist Bill Hayward for his photography exhibit is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Muhlenberg College, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Guest curator Geoff Gehman has selected 30 prints for the exhibition, which continues through Nov. 9 and is in collaboration with the InVision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month.
Hayward will be working as an artist-in-residence 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 24, Galleria Lobby, Baker Center for the Arts.
"Gravity" is a masterful achievement in cinema. It will be regarded as a classic and a landmark film.
Look for Oscar nominations in the double digits, including actress: Sandra Bullock; supporting actor: George Clooney; director: Afonso Cuaron; original screenplay: Cuaron and his son, Jonas; cinematography, and numerous technical categories.
"Spring Awakening" continues Civic Theater of Allentown's philosophy of debuting edgy works in the Lehigh Valley.
The Tony Award-winning musical, in its Lehigh Valley debut through Oct. 27, opened Civic's main stage 2013 - '14 season
"We've been trying to do it for about three to five years," says Civic Artistic Director William Sanders, who is directing "Spring Awakening," with music direction by Justin Brehm. "The moment I saw it, I wanted to do it," Sanders says.
Q. What happens when you have a heart valve that leaks?
Valves can malfunction and strain the heart. If a valve doesn't close properly, blood will flow backward. This is called regurgitation.
If valve flaps don't open correctly, they prevent blood from flowing through them. This is called stenosis.
Advanced valve disease can cause blood clots, stroke or sudden death from cardiac arrest.
Lehigh Valley author Bathsheba Monk, who gives a talk as part of Lehigh University's "Notations" series, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, has embarked on a new quest: teen fiction.
Monk, the author of "Now You See It ... Stories from Cokesville, Pa," a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2006, and two novels, "Dead Wrong" and "Nude Walker," isn't taking a typical approach to the young adult genre.
Jazzing it up: Stage, television and movie actress Lynnie Godfrey, above, steps into the "Jazz Upstairs" spotlight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Her performance will feature music and lyrics from the Great American Songbook, including hits written by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Her Broadway shows include "Eubie!" She's had roles on the TV shows "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law." She was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski." Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610-432-6715
Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."
Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."
Award-winning Baltimore singer-songwriter Ellen Cherry performs a concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. The concert includes songs from her newest CD, "Please Don't Sell the Piano."
The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) perform a neat trick in its production of "A Flea in Her Ear," through Oct, 12, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.
CKP co-founder and "Flea" director Ara Barlieb turns inside out the stereotypes exploited by the French farce written by George Feydeau in the version by David Ives by casting against stereotype.
The results are a whirlwind of mirth.