You're in for a wonderful and wonderfully unusual treat when Scott Sherk's new sound pieces debut Aug. 28 in "Scott Sherk: Surround," Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Sherk, head of the art department at Muhlenberg as well as professor of art (sculpture), creates sculpture using sound. A platform covered with a shag rug will allow visitors to sit or lay down to experience the pieces which are created by sound coming in through eight speakers placed around the gallery.
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Pinnochio," through Aug. 25, Allentown Public Theatre, Community Room, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St, Allentown. 610-433-4271
"Route 66," Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
"Elysium" is a science fiction metaphor for the haves and have-nots of today.
In the year 2154, the super-rich live on a huge bicycle wheel-shaped space station orbiting Earth. It is a Garden of Eden. The wealthy are coddled in Boca-Raton meets Disney World surroundings. Health-care "med-pods" heal patients completely and quickly.
Down below, the whole Earth has become the Third World. Los Angeles is reduced to shanty towns such as those, for example, surrounding Mexico City.
On top of Hawk Mountain: See a live Bald Eagle during a free program by Carbon County Environmental Center educator Franklin Klock for "Bald Eagle Migration Day," 2 - 3 p.m. Aug. 24, Outdoor Amphitheater, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton. While there, check out the Irma Broun-Kahn Building, above. The expanded visitors' center was dedicated July 13. The annual Autumn Hawkwatch, which began Aug. 15, continues 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. Hike to the North Lookout for sightings of Bald Eagles, kestrels and Ospreys.
The way to United Way for Lenore Mohr was from Parkland High School to Hollywood and back to the Lehigh Valley.
Mohr, named Director, Marketing & Communications, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, in mid-January, says her work for the organization is a dream-come-true for her.
"I felt I was guided into this position and that it was meant to be for me," says Mohr of Bethlehem, who returned to the Lehigh Valley after 20 years working in the Hollywood movie and media business.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHER
Ten years ago, Billy Kounoupis interrupted Lori Donovan and Jeff Roberts while they were eating breakfast at his diner along Broad Street in Bethlehem.
"Aren't you that guitar player guy?" Billy, who was looking for a music teacher for his son, asked Jeff. "Do you teach? And, can't you do that here?"
"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 1, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671
"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: Who's Your Daddy?, 11:15 p.m. Aug. 16, 30, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
The reason that fall is such a great planting season is that the soil is warm and there is usually a long period of moderate temperatures from September until about Thanksgiving in the Lehigh Valley.
It's true that many plants aren't producing much shoot growth at this time, but the roots of many plants continue to function long after shoots appear dormant. Sure, we'll have a frost in mid-October, but most years this is followed by many days of frost-free temperatures.
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27
Main Lesson: West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10
Main Lesson: Cha Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24
Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"