Trend forecaster and economy expert Todd Buchholz is keynote presenter on the topic, "Why You Need and Love Competition," at Ben Franklin ixchange 2013, 5:30 p.m. May 7, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
For the second consecutive year, Burkholder's HVAC has received an Angie's List Super Service Award, the highest honor by the consumer-rating website, Angie's List.
The awards are based on reviews posted by customers.
Said Bob Burkholder, President of Burkholder's HVAC, "When my father opened this business in 1960, he had one simple founding principal: treat your customers the way you would like to be treated, and deliver quality products and service at a fair price."
Dedication of the George Taylor House Monument, presented by Lehigh County in celebration of its 200th anniversary, is 1 - 4 p.m. May 5, opening day, George Taylor House 35 S. Front St., Catasauqua.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Honor Guard salute;
Sheckler Elementary School Band performance, 2 p.m.;
George Taylor House guided tours 2 - 4 p.m.;
May Day Maypole dances and crafts for children, 3 p.m.;
Springtime arts and crafts
Hickory Grove plant sale
Food and beverage vendors
Valley Preferred has appointed Kacie Heilman, ACE, GEI, as Wellness Coach of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.
Heilman, of Quakertown, will be responsible for providing telephonic and on-site wellness coaching to employees of Valley Preferred BeneFIT clients.
Have you ever blown across the top of a bottle, or tapped a rhythm on a coffee can or the bottom of a pot? How about shaking a bottle of seeds or beans, or blowing on a straw? All around us, there are everyday objects that you can use to make music.
The Allentown Symphony presents "Create a Symphony," this season's Family Concert, 2 p.m. May 5, Miller Symphony Hall. For this concert, I wanted to show how you can make musical instruments out of a variety of household items.
The 106th Bethlehem Bach Festival is May 3, 4, 10, 11, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Greg Funfgeld, artistic director, conductors the 100 volunteer singers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra.
Internationally-acclaimed soloists for this year's Festival are Kendra Colton, soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Christòpheren Nomura, bass; William Sharp, baritone; and Daniel Taylor, countertenor.
Dana Carvey, 8 p.m. May 2, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The Emmy- award winning comedian is best known for his "Saturday Night Live" characters, including the Church Lady; Hans, of the Hans and Franz body-building duo; and Garth, Wayne Campbell's (Mike Myers) "Excellent Co-Host" in the sketch "Wayne's World." Ticket information: 610-252-3132
Muslims and Christians United holds a potluck supper and program, 6:30 p.m. May 2, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
A panel of Muslims and Christians from Wesley Church, Moravian Academy and Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley will moderate the program. Information: muslimschristiansunited.org
The WLVT-PBS39 Board of Directors announced three key staffing changes-additions at its April 15 meeting.
Tim Fallon, who has served as interim CEO since March 2012, has been named the President and Chief Operating Officer.
Katherine Davis Santoro, most recently serving as Director of Leadership Gifts at Cedar Crest College, joins the staff as the Vice President of Development.
Daniel Devine, former analyst relations director at LSI Corp., is the new Vice President of Community Relations.
The Claremont Trio performs 8 p.m. May 3, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem, presented by the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem.
The award-winning piano trio performs Mozart, Trio in E Major, K. 542; Gabriela Lena Frank New Work (2012), commissioned by the Claremont Trio; and Mendelssohn, Trio in C minor, Op.66.
Single tickets are expected to be available at the door. Information: cmsob.org