The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble and the Allentown Band perform, 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Baker Hall, Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.
The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble is directed by David B. Diggs. The Allentown Band is conducted by Ronald Demkee.
It's said to be the first time the Allentown Band and the Wind Ensemble have performed together on stage at Lehigh.
"This concert includes the local premiere of an unpublished John Philip Sousa march from the Library of Congress titled 'Homeward Bound,'" said Diggs.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 23rd season features Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in repertory with the comedy, "Lend Me a Tenor"; the Bard's romantic comedy, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," and the beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof."
The season also includes Tina Packer's "Women of Will," which will launch a national tour following its run at PSF.
The PSF season opens May 30 and runs through Aug. 3 in Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley during October reached 566, an increase of 16.7 percent over the 485 homes sold during the month of October 2012, according to information culled by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).
Year-to-date comparisons show stable growth with closed sales recorded at 5,623 so far this year, up 15.8 percent from the October 2012 year-to-date sales of 4,857.
Data from October 2011 indicates that year-to-date closed sales have increased 35.1 percent since that time.
Lehigh Valley native and Parkland High School graduate Denise Donatelli, accompanied by Geoffrey Keezer on the piano, sings in concert, 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 22, Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. The concert is Zoellner's first on-stage cabaret of the season.
Donatelli has recorded four albums, three of which have received Grammy nominations including: Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society named her 2012 Jazz Vocalist of the Year.
Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, will commemorate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and his death 50 years ago Nov. 22, 1963.
A presentation, "John F. Kennedy: Our Peace President," featuring the video, "The Untold History of the United States: JFK on the Brink," sponsored by the NCC Forum on Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution, will be presented at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, Room 169, College Center.
St. Luke's University Health Network's St. Luke's Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township, celebrated its second anniversary Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The first new, non-replacement hospital in Pennsylvania in more than 40 years has been enjoying two years of steady growth, according to Ed Nawrocki, President, St. Luke's Anderson Campus.
The $175-million construction project completed in November 2011 includes a 250,000-square-foot hospital, state-of-the-art cancer center and medical office building dedicated to bone and joint, heart and vascular and primary care medicine.
Railroading is the subject of former train engineer Michael Bednar's lecture and book-signing, 1 p.m. Nov. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The program is being held in conjunction with the museum's "Holiday Model Railroad Exhibit," through Jan. 12, which includes The Polar Express, Thomas the Tank Engine, and other train layouts.
Bednar, a nationally-recognized authority on railroads in Pennsylvania, has authored 11 books and written more than 50 articles for Railroad Press magazine.
St. John's Lutheran Church organist Stephen Williams performs a concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov 22, St. John's Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dedication of St. John's pipe organ built by the Reuter Organ Company, Lawrence, Kan.
The concert program, part of the Arts at St. John's series that Williams directs, is said to be identical to that of a November 1993 concert when the organ was dedicated.
The Crayola Experience received the "Tourism Award" during Discover Lehigh Valley's annual meeting Nov. 7 at The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
The award is presented to a new or greatly expanded tourism project in Lehigh Valley.
"This year, Crayola took a huge risk," Discover Lehigh Valley President, Mike Stershic, said.
"They shut down the Crayola Experience for several months and did a total transformation and renewed better than ever. Visitors are raving and their numbers have increased."
The inauguration of John Kristel, MBA, MPT, who became President and CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network June 1, took place Nov. 8 at Grace Lutheran Church, Allentown.
The installation was officiated by The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Kristel assumed his new role upon the retirement of Sally Gammon, FACHE, who led the organization for more than 16 years. He is the fifth leader of the organization in its 105-year history.