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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fellowship Community, ArtsQuest present dementia improv program

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Fellowship Community, a continuing care retirement community, is partnering with ArtsQuest to present a dementia improv program for care partners of those with dementia.

The “Dementia Improv Program” is at 7 p.m. Oct, 21, Zentz Community Center, Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

To register: FellowshipCommunity.com.

The collaborative program will include a review of the symptoms of dementia and an interactive learning experience using improv...

LVHN to provide free flu vaccinations

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 22nd straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be all drive-thru, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and Nov. 10, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

For the past 21 years, LVHN’s community influenza vaccination campaign has administered nearly 170,000 free flu shots and...

The Family Project: Daughter, 15, dating?

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 15-year daughter wants to date. Is she old enough? Should we insist on meeting the boy first? Should we talk to them?

As to whether or not your daughter is old enough to date, panelist Pam Wallace said that depends on the girl’s maturity and ability to be responsible.

“The parents know their child best. Is she mature enough to go on a date? Also, does she have ground rules on what to do if something unexpected happens? Will she reach out to her parents if she is in an...

‘Fall Fitness Fest’ Oct. 19 at LCCC

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and its Foundation hosts “Fall Fitness Fest,” Oct. 19, main campus, Schnecksville.

This year’s events focus on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, the latter created to address food insecurity among LCCC students.

Participants may register for one or all of these events:

5k run-walk follows a course around LCCC’s main campus and along Orchard Road. Registration, 7:30 a.m.; warmup, 8:30 a.m...

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Blues alive: Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. The title of Buddy Guy’s 2018 album says it all: “The Blues Is Alive and Well.” The 18th solo LP by Buddy Guy, above, is a followup to 2015’s “Born to Play Guitar,” for which he received a 2016 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album.” Guy, 83, is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced many rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Keith...

Healthy Geezer: Teeth, poison, headaches

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What causes my old teeth to decay?

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a layer of bacteria. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of older people.

In addition, seniors have a greater tendency to get decay around older fillings. And we have more fillings than younger people because we didn’t all grow up with fluoride added to drinking water.

Cavities in the roots of teeth are also more common among older adults because the roots are exposed when our...

Curtain Rises: Munopco gives ‘Mamma Mia!’ its Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, October 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When “Mamma Mia” became available for community theaters to stage, Rody Gilkeson didn’t waste any time helping to secure the rights to be the first in the Lehigh Valley to direct it.

“When ‘Mamma Mia!’ got released, Munopco grabbed it because it’s an extremely popular show,” says Gilkeson.

“Once it got released for community theater two years ago, if you were in an area where the national tour was going through, you had to wait.

“We’re the first to be doing it in the...

Curtain Rises: Civic Theatre of Allentown ready for its close-up in Lehigh Valley debut of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ musical

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Lehigh Valley is ready for its close-up of “Sunset Boulevard” when the musical makes is Lehigh Valley premiere, Oct. 11-27, Civic Theatre of Allentown.

Sunset Boulevard stretches 21 miles from Figueroa Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Palisades.

It makes a beeline through Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Brentwood before descending with often wicked curves to Pacific Palisades and...