The PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via Walk and Kids Races will be held 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The free event includes tours of the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center television studios, storytelling, Elmo Scavenger Hunt and music by Grammy-winning producer Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band, the latter at noon on the Air Products stage.
Other PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via activities include: inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, exhibits by local organizations and face painting.
A reception will be held 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 11 for "Words as Images," which continues through Oct. 11, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
Exhibiting artists include Michael Albert, Vicki DaSilva, Christina Galbiati, Naomi Grossman, Robert Jackson and Julie Miller.
The exhibit includes the work of artists who often use text to express visual images and ideas. The words are presented in a visual context encouraging the viewer to look closer into the image and probe its meaning.
Everyone in the Lehigh Valley has heard of Amanda Seyfried, the 2003 William Allen graduate and overnight sensation who broke through with her starring role in 2008's feature film "Mamma Mia!" and in 2012 landed the coveted role of Cosette in the film based on the musical, "Les Miserables."
The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Career Development Center hosts a Volunteer Fair, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Community Services Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area on National Day of Service, a remembrance of 9/11.
This event is free and open to the public.
Painting "Mystery": The Baum School of Art begins its 2013 - 14 exhibition season with a reception 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 18 for "Rob Evans: Mystery & Metaphor," including "Fossil" (mixed media, 27 in. by 38 in., 1997), above, through Oct. 19, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries at the Baum, 510 Linden St. Allentown. The paintings of Evans, a guest and spotlight artist Oct. 19 at The Baum School of Art Annual Gala, are inspired by the landscape of the Susquehanna River area where he lives with his family near Wrightsville, York County.
It's a good time to scout turf areas for white grub populations. You may not have seen many of the adult beetles, but conditions were ideal during egg-laying, especially during a year like this one when soil moisture has been plentiful.
You may find Oriental beetles, Japanese beetles, masked chafers, Asiatic garden beetles, or Green June beetles, depending on your location. These beetles lay their eggs in the soil and successful hatches depend in part on soil moisture. We have had plenty of that.
A photography exhibit of Saucon Valley Barns will be held Sept. 7 - 29, Heller Homestead Art Gallery, 1890 - 92 Friedensville Road, Lower Saucon Township.
Photographs by Priscilla deLeon, Timothy Frey, Judson Kratzer, Gregory Pirnik, Vickie Pirnik, Kay Schweyer, Frank T. Smith, and Dave Willard will be featured.
Smith, an award-winning local photographer, led Barn Photo Workshops for the Saucon Valley Conservancy in 2012 and 2013. Other featured photographers are showing their work from the 2012 workshop
Q. Is there anything I can do about all these wrinkles?
The common causes of wrinkles include genetic influences, normal aging, sun exposure and smoking.
People who smoke tend to have more wrinkles than nonsmokers of the same age, complexion, and history of sun exposure. Cigarette smoking causes biochemical changes in our bodies that accelerate aging.
Here's some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology about reducing the signs of aging:
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Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
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Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
ArtWalk, Aug. 31
3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest, 11 a.m. Sept. 7
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2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. 610-432-8286
Romance: the stuff that fairy tales are made of. We all seek it, want it, dream about it. Romance is that elusive thing that we search for to enrich our lives. It is almost as if without it, we are not quite whole.
To begin the fall season, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, "A Broadway Romance" concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, brings us a story of romance on stage and off stage.