Q. My 4-year-old loves scary Halloween displays in stores, so I took him to a haunted house that I thought was kid-friendly. It wasn’t. I covered his eyes and we ran out as soon as we could. He told me he saw horrible things. I tried to tell him it was all fake. Did I scar him for life?
“No, you have not scarred you child for life,” panelist Mike Ramsey said. He said the mother may be experiencing guilt feelings for having made a decision that resulted in an emotional reaction from her child. “Was it scary for the four-year-old?” Ramsey asked. “Yes, but not traumatic.”
Neil Kirkwood’s Blue Invention Trio performs 3 p.m. Nov. 10, “Second Sunday Concert Series,” second-floor sanctuary, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.
The Trio features Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes; Tim Harrison, flute and piano, and Ron Horton, flugelhorn.
Concert guests may meet the artists at a post-concert reception.
Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652
This year, I host my first Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. I have my recipes and menu ready, but I am not sure what other details I should consider. Can you please provide tips for being a gracious host?
Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year and it can be daunting whether it’s your first time hosting or your 20th time.
An alternative title for “into the Woods” could be “Into the Id.”
As defined in Sigmund Freud’s theoretical construct of the psyche, the id is uncoordinated instinctual desires, the super-ego is critical and moralizing, and the ego is the realistic mediator between the two.
There’s a lot of that back and forth going on with the characters in “Into the Woods.”
That’s just for openers in Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” accurately described as “a darkly comic re-envisioning of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales.”
“Into the Woods” at Muhlenberg College is a pristine production of the classic musical.
Through thoughtful set and lighting design, a fine performance by the 15-piece orchestra and superb singing and acting by Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre & Dance Department students, “Into the Woods,” through Nov. 3, Empie Theater, Baker Center for the Arts, merits serious attention from fans of the American musical theater.
Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons heard Broadway tunes from Civic’s brand-new Civic Show Choir and took tours of the second floor of the Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 21 when the nonprofit theater kicked off the third and final phase of its capital campaign.
“Kapital for Kids” aims to raise $1.1 million to replace second-floor windows, renovate and modernize the classroom-rehearsal studios and the costume shop, and preserve and weatherize the Ninteenth Street Theatre façade.
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, featuring “The Community Action Poverty Simulation,” 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville.
Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Sessions include information on behavior strategies, selecting authentic literature for an inclusive classroom, understanding the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, and creating places of belonging in early childhood education classrooms.
A “Coin Show” will be held 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Currency represents our nation’s growth and how it has grappled with the financial challenges. Coins and currency tell the story of our local and national history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
Guest Curator Stephen Gehringerd and numismatists will exhibit displays. Coins are expected to be bought and sold dealers from across the United States. Dealers are also expected to purchase gold and silver.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, October 30: Cranberry glazed pork loin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples with dried cranberries.
Thursday, October 31: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.
Friday, November 1: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.
Monday, November 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable soup, chive mashed potatoes, honeydew melon.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold “Veterans Awareness Week,’ Nov. 11-14.
LCCC will continue the “Faces of Honor” tribute with banners displayed in the Student Union on the Schnecksville campus.
A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.