when you were called
I knew you wouldn't come back
I wait for you
weave as I wait
will you ever come back
I miss you
crying and crying
I can't wait any longer
where are you
Age 9, Grade: 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 18, 25; 12:30 p.m. April 18, May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192
The second annual JCC Juried Indoor Fine Craft Show is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 21, Jewish Community Center, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.
There is a catered preview, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. April 20.
There will be 50 booths, featuring ceramics, fiber-wearable art, glass, jewelry, metalwork, wood, basketry, leather, judaica and furniture.
There is a children's art gallery featuring the work of JCC students.
The craft show is a fundraiser for children's programs at the JCC.
Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?
Two words: Steven Spielberg.
And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.
Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.
However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "Lincoln").
"Jurassic Park" is "Jaws" of the jungle.
With each year of the Student Poetry Project, there are surprises.
Poetry is like that. And so is April, National Poetry Month. Can you say serendipity?
For the 8th annual Student Poetry Project, one poem in particular has quite a pedigree.
Wavy hair, combat boots
dark eyes, old books
rosy cheeks, chapped lips
guitar strums, coffee sips
open minds, closed doors
free thoughts, tamed words
friends and lovers
cheeky grins, hair pins
raspy voices, bold choices
foot taps and finger snaps
long talks, have a sit
I am an accepted misfit
Age 13, Grade 8
Northampton Area Middle School
Northampton Area School District
To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.
Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.
Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose poems appear on Page B3 each receive a $25 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts.
Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.
The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.
"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past two years," says Embassy Bank CEO, President and Chairman Dave Lobach Jr.
There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.
In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.
Being single is not all it's cracked up to be -- or is it?
Get some possible answers and insights at Pennsylvania Playhouse's production of "Company," 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 28.
The fast-paced play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth romps through the highs and lows of being one single person, a lonely third wheel in a circle of married friends.
On Broadway, "Company" won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical (1971) and Best Revival of a Musical (2007).