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Wednesday, Dec. 6: New England clam chowder, roast turkey and Swiss on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, Rice Krispie treat.
Thursday, Dec. 7: Butternut squash bisque, cheese steak sandwich, potato chips, Italian marinated vegetable salad, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, Dec. 8: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.
Monday, Dec. 11: Baked meatloaf w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark sweet red cherries.
With the advent of the month of December, the mood around the country has changed. We have entered “the holidays,” a time when we look forward to spending time with family and friends, shopping for gifts, and perhaps relaxing and taking a little time off from work.
Sometimes during December, we get trapped in the bustle of errands, shopping, cleaning, and cooking, and we forget that really the most important thing we can do during this time of year is to spend time with the people we care about.
Hear “A Child’s Christmas”:For its annual Christmas concert, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents the first concert performance of its CD, “A Child’s Christmas in Bethlehem,” 8 p.m. Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, Allentown, and 4 p.m. Dec. 10, First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem. Joining The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, directed by Greg Funfgeld, is The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, led by Joy Hirokawa.
A slide-lecture and discussion, “Christmas Among the Pennsylvania Dutch,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“This talk is for anyone interested in the history of Christmas in America. The Pennsylvania-Dutch introduced many holiday traditions to our popular culture,” Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum, said.
During the season when “A Christmas Carol” dominates the stage and “It’s a Wonderful Life” dominates the silver screen, Civic Theatre of Allentown Associate Artistic Director-Production Manager Will Morris is excited to bring a different flavor of Christmas to the Civic stage.
Morris again directs Jarrod Yuskauskas in the one-man show, “The SantaLand Diaries,” Dec. 8 - 17, Theatre514, Allentown. The show, with Yushauskas playing a not so happy elf, had its Lehigh Valley debut during the 2016 holiday season at Civic to sold-out shows.
The Ten Tenors is back in the United States for its December holiday tour, which includes a concert, “The Ten Tenors: Home For The Holidays,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
The Meistersingers of Southern Lehigh High School open the concert.
Following 20 years of sold-out performances across the globe, the vocal group’s 18-date tour of the East and Midwest has “pure electricity and undeniable drama,” according to the Los Angeles Times. With more than 2,000 headliner concerts, The Ten Tenors is Australia’s premier classical-crossover vocalists.
Michèle LaRue will present dramatic readings of two holiday stories, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The stories are “Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas” (1894) by Bret Harte (1894), and ”The Gift of the Magi” (1906) by O. Henry.
LaRue, a Chicago-born and New Jersey-based performer, tours nationally with her repertoire of century-old American “Tales Well-Told.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Information: allentownpl.org; 610-820-2400
Caroline B. (Sabatino) Abruzzi and Alfonso C. Abruzzi, of Coplay, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 2.
Caroline is the daughter of the late Bonaventure “Benny” and Mary D. Sabatino.
Alfonso is the son of the late Pasquale and Philomena Abruzzese.
The couple was married Nov. 2, 1947, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto, Northampton County, by the Rev. Ducci.
They are the parents of David, husband of Wendy, of Slatington; Dennis, husband of Eileen, of Whitehall; Karen, wife of Glenn Lewis, of Easton, and Colleen, of Allentown.
Q. A truancy officer was called to my house because my son is refusing to go to school. We are going to have to appear in front of the magistrate, and could possibly be facing a fine for each day that he missed. What can we do?
Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) celebrates its 30th year performing the classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m. Dec 9 and 10, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. “The Land of The Sweets Party” for children immediately follows the Dec. 9 matinee.
The treasured tale of Clara’s dazzling journey, and dreams of her beloved toy, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a Prince, comes to life in this spectacular holiday ballet production.