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Around Town 10-5

NORCO festival Oct. 8

The 2022 Northampton County Festival is scheduled rain or shine, for Louise Moore Park, 151 Country Club Road, Easton, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

Admission is free. The event features food vendors, Fruits of the Vine & Field Beverage Garden, crafts, live music, demonstrations, community awards and a presentation of colors. Live music performers include the Liberty HS Party Grenadier Band, Musik Makers, Ziggy Blue, Chuck Schubert and The Don Cunningham Band.

A LANTA shuttle bus to and from the festival will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m.

Attendees should park at the LVHN Hecktown Oaks Campus at 3780 Hecktown, Road, Easton, in the lot closest to the intersection of Hecktown Road and Route 33.

‘From Marbles to Make-Believe’ opens Oct. 8

Growing up, everyone had a favorite toy - a source of countless hours of fun. Whether yours was a soft teddy bear or a video game, the newest exhibition from Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS) is guaranteed to deliver the fun one iconic toy at a time.

From Marbles to Make-Believe: Let’s Play! consists of over 400 pieces from the HBMS collections and local collectors, including trains, board games, stuffed animals, dolls, sports memorabilia, action figures, video games and more! Visitors can explore playful displays and hands-on, kid-friendly activities at two locations: The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.

The exhibit opens on Oct. 8, with a reception Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts.

Admission is free for HBMS members; non-members have a fee. Visit HistoricBethlehem.org for ticket information and learn more about site hours, admission, and upcoming programs for all ages.

Vigil highlights Domestic Violence Awareness month

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley’s annual Vigil promoting domestic violence awareness is set for Oct. 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township. The vigil remembers lives lost, honors survivors and gives hope for the future. It will be a special night of live music, survivor speakers and a candlelight vigil.

Each year, advocates, survivors and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

Learn about more ways to help during Domestic Violence Awareness Month on the Turning Point website www.turningpointlv.org/dvam/, including how you can join in during the Annual Week of Action from 10/17-10/23.

Garden Club meeting Oct. 20

The Bethlehem Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Moravian Church, 3730 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Rob Roeshman, a master beekeeper, will speak on beekeeping. All are welcome.

Farm food festival Oct. 16

The Monocacy Farm Project will host the seventh annual Monocacy Farm Food Festival, a family-friendly event for the whole community Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 395 Bridle Path Road. The festival will feature local food and artisan vendors, crafts and activities, farm tours, Bob Swaim’s unique collection of bikes and toys, a petting zoo, chef demo, live music, raffles and more. The first 100 individuals/families will receive a goodie bag.

An admission donation is expected. Free parking is available. All proceeds benefit The Monocacy Farm Project, a nonprofit educational farm initiative that grows and freely distributes fresh, healthy produce through our partners in the emergency food system, including area soup kitchens, food pantries and other organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley. The MFP includes a “pick-your-own” program, community gardens, educational programming for all ages and abilities, and a variety of volunteer opportunities that engage youth and adults.

For updates / more information, visit the Monocacy Farm Food Festival’s Facebook page.

Rink at Stacks tickets on sale

ArtsQuest has announced that tickets to its newest holiday tradition –The Ice Rink at Steelstacks, presented by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital – are now on sale. Located at the base of the blast furnaces on the SteelStacks campus, the authentic outdoor rink will be open daily, including holidays, beginning Nov. 22, through Jan. 1.

In partnership with Rink Management Services Corporation, The Ice Rink at SteelStacks will feature fresh ice maintained throughout the day to deliver an outdoor skating experience like no other across the Lehigh Valley. This new attraction will complement ArtsQuest’s beloved Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, presented by Univest Financial®, which will return for its 30th year beginning Friday, Nov. 18.

More information will be announced throughout the year on ChristmasCity.org/Skate.

Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9

Oktoberfest 2022, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport /ABE. Fridays, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Brews, food, live music, local artisans, dachshund races, more. Visit https://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/oktoberfest/ for information.

Wednesday, October 5

Cops ‘n Kids Reading Room. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Age three and up. Masks are mandatory. For information, visit www.lvcopsnkidslv.org

Thursday, October 6

Bethlehem Farmers’ Market SouthSide till Oct. 25. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farrington Square: intersection of New and Morton streets.

Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra rehearsals, 9:30 a.m. Conductor: George Fennell. For information and to register, visit https://lvactivelife.org/registration-for-classes/or call 610-437-3700.

Friday, October 7

First Friday, Southside. 6 to to 10 p.m. between Third, Fourth and South New streets. Call 610-841-5831.

Elm Street Jazz Workshop rehearsals, 9 a.m. Director: Allan Meyerson. 1633 W. Elm St. Allentown. For information and to register, visit https://lvactivelife.org/registration-for-classes/or call 610-437-3700.

Cops’n Kids on the Greenway Summer Storytelling Series: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” by Charles M. Schultz. Create pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Wear a costume. 4-6 p.m. Free. No registration required. Becahi peers; city health bureau, city police, volunteer storyteller. Information: visit lvcops-n-kids@att.net

31st annul Souper bowl, New Bethany Ministries. Emcee: Will Lewis. Honorary chair: Laurie Hackett. Keynote speaker: Bethlehem City Councilwoman Dr. Wandalyn Enix. Noon; doors open 11:15 a.m. Event Center at Blue, 4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem. Information: visit https://newbethanyministries.org/event/31st-annual-souper-day-event/

Saturday, October 8

Northampton Heights South Bethlehem Historical Society marker unveiling- look for tent with balloons in the Emery Street (former Bethlehem Steel gate) area. Noon. All welcome. This area was home to many ethnic inhabitants and to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Byzantine Catholic, Holy Bethel Pentecostal and St. Paul Baptist churches. Information: email, jlee975@gmail.com

Bethlehem Rose Garden Farmer’s Market, until Oct. 29. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rose Garden (corner of Eighth Avenue and Broad Street). Weekly live music, activities.

First Lehigh Valley Antique Treasure Show, opens at noon. Local appraisers will examine your treasures and share their knowledge. From 1:30 to 3 p.m., the appraisers will perform an in-depth examination of 20 items that were submitted to them in advance at a cost per item. Lawn behind the Gemeinhaus, 66 W. Church St. For detailed information, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/?historic-site=moravian-museum

Pierogi Plaza at Steel Stacks. 2 to 6 p.m. 101 Founders Way. Visit www.steelstacks.org/event/13262/pierogipalooza/

NO Saturday night dance. Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for information or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Sunday, October 9

Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. till November 20. Hellertown Library area, 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown. Food, fun, live music, fresh produce, local goods, artisans. Visit https://sauconvalleyfarmersmarket.com/

Tuesday, October 11

Good Vibrations Chorus led by Nancy Shumaker. All singers welcome. 9:30 a.m. Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Call 610-437-3700 for information or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Wednesday, October 12

Free Karaoke with Bobby James, 1 p.m. 1633 W. Elm St. Allentown. For information and to register, visit https://lvactivelife.org/registration-for-classes/or call 610-437-3700.

Cops ‘n Kids Reading Room. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Age three and up. Masks are mandatory. For information, visit www.lvcopsnkidslv.org

The Bethlehem Press calendar listings are, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of printing. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information submitted by external parties.