The Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival is June 28, Peter Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.
The festival, presented by the Moravian College Department of Music, co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society and directed by Moravian College alumnus James Schultheis Moravian College, Class of 2010, is a day of recitals, workshops, master classes, and concerts featuring accomplished classical guitarists, performers, and educators.
The early deadline, which is free of charge, for the 2014 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF) is Aug. 15.
The late deadline is Sept. 12, for which there is a $10 fee per submission.
The fee is waived for high school and college students.
Submissions may be dropped off or mailed to the attention of Ryan Hill, ArtsQuest Programming Manager, Comedy and Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015.
The 2014 GLVFF is Nov. 6 - 8, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center.
Stagemakers at the J holds children's auditions, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Aug. 26; adults auditions, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Aug. 27, and a cast meeting, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 28, for "Wizard of Oz" at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.
Director Susan Chase is casting for all roles: children six-years-old and older and under five-feet-tall, women age 15 to 50s and men 20s to 60s.
Audition includes dancing and singing. Bring sheet music (16-32 bars). A pianist is provided. A monetary donation is required for cast members.
The animated feature sequel, "How To Train Your Dragon 2" (HTTYD2), could have been subtitled "The Dragon Whisperer."
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), the lead Dragon Rider, cajoles his charge, Toothless (Randy Thom) back to the fold.
The challenge this time around in "HTTYD2" is that of Drago (voiced by Djimon Hounsou), the evil overlord of the dragons. He controls the dragons to control humans.
Hiccup must overcome the challenge to rally the Vikings and their dragons to ensure his role as heir-apparent and become chief of the Vikings on the island of Berk.
"Straw Hat Cinderella: Bucks County Playhouse at 75," a 25-minute documentary about Bucks County Playhouse, premieres at "Founders Day Diamond Jubilee," 7 p.m. June 30, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope.
Young trees loaded with fruit may be a source of pride to home orchardists, but unless the excess fruit is removed they will be small and trees may be damaged.
The first few years after planting, devote your efforts to developing the framework. A few fruit on the side limbs will not interfere with structural development.
Young branches bend easily under a fruit load. If a branch-bending load of fruit is allowed to remain on the tree until harvest, the branch usually will not return to its original position after harvest.
"We want to reach kids before they need our services."
These are the words of Dr. Julius Licata, co-founder and director of the website, TeenCentral.Net, created by KidsPeace, the nonprofit residential mental health treatment center for children and teens based in Orefield, North Whitehall, with its KidsPeace Broadway Campus in Salisbury Township.
Licata explains that TeenCentral offers free and anonymous on-line mental health counseling and crisis intervention for youths in need, youths who are facing mental health issues, bullying, peer pressure and more.
Balancing act: The famed bottle dance from the "Wedding Dance" scene: front row, above, left to right: Hal Miers, Ben Delony, Cody Davis and Leonardo Altafini in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "Fiddler on the Roof," through June 29, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. Tickets: pashakespeare.org, 610-282-WILL
PHOTO BY ZACH KRONISCH
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, through Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery.
Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," through Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery
Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery
British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery
Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, July 2 - Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery
Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays