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Penn State

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

SAT review course Jan. 12

Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer an SAT review course that can help prepare test takers for the SAT exam.

The class is scheduled for Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 through March 2, 2013, at the Center Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The course offers strategies for the verbal, critical reading and writing, and math portions of the exam.


Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

SteelStacks host 3 Kings Jan. 6

El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), a cherished religious and cultural tradition in many Latin American countries, will be celebrated during the first Three Kings Celebration at SteelStacks Jan. 6, 3 to 7 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

During the Three Kings Celebration, guests will enjoy a variety of family-friendly fun, arts and crafts, live music and more.

Holiday events

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs


Christmas Trees From Around the World, round the clock. Comfort Suites, 120 W. Third St. 610-882-9700. Through Jan. 1.

Bethlehem: The Christmas City film. 30 minutes Various times. Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. 610-332-1300 or visit Year round.

The Doors and Windows of Bethlehem exhibit, through Jan. 1. North and Southside buildings.

Christmas at SteelStacks, Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, 101 Founders Way. 610-332-1300 or visit


Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Events set for Jan 3, 4

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will be hosting guest speaker Rev. Peter Pettit, PH.D., from Muhlenberg College, 7- 8 p.m. Jan. 3 - Feb. 7, 2013 at The Saal, Bahnson Center, Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 West Locust St., Bethlehem.

Pettit will be discussing "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel."

IJCU will also be hosting Roberta Meek, lecturer from the History and Media and Communication Departments at Muhlenberg College noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 4 inside Moyer Hall, Miller Forum at the college.

Sandy relief

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

United Way program begun

The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities donated $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist area residents whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.

Any owner-occupied home is eligible for assistance if the total household income is roughly less than double the poverty rate. Previously, only seniors and disabled heads of households were eligible.


Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Library offers January events

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having the following events in January.

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang and Jiwanda Gale-Rogers will discuss the release of their latest book, "Flavors of Panama" 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 16.

"Flavors of Panama" presents a chronological overview of Panamanian cuisine.

Sweet Adelines

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Holiday concert set for Dec. 15

The Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus will present "Christmas Cards to the Lehigh Valley," a fun and festive holiday performance for the whole family, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the church social hall of SS Simon and Jude, 730 W. Broad Street in Bethlehem. A reception of Christmas cookies and hot beverages will immediately follow the event.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance.


Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Cookie sale set for Dec. 22, 23

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church food pantry and homeless programs will hold a benefit baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 23.

The event will be held at the church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethlehem.

There will be kiffles, Italian cookies, chocolate babka, chocolate covered cherries, Moravian Sugar Cake, pumpkin pie, and more.

Call 610-865-3603 or visit for information.

Ice rink

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Hours, events scheduled

The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating.

Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

Season passes are available for residents and non-residents.

Group skating lessons began Nov. 26; and hockey clinics are from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call 610-865-7081 or visit

Knights of Columbus

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Free throw contest Jan. 4

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages of 10 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.