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BETHLEHEM social calendar March 22

BETHLEHEM CITY EXHIBITS: Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley members exhibition. Closes March 30. Upcoming: Sandra Corpora exhibit, April 5 to May 12. Artist reception: 2 to 4 p.m. April 16. Rotunda Gallery, 10 E. Church St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Masks optional. Covid regulations enforced. Visit www.bfac-lv.org for more information.

GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY FILMMAKER FESTIVAL event, April 1 and 2. Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival ArtsQuest Cinema Committee’s Best in Show Award; screenings of top submissions in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way. Information: www.steelstacks.org/festivals/greater-lehigh-valley-filmmaker-festival/ and dates and times for theatre screenings: www.steelstacks.org/events/films/films-special-screenings-and-series/

FILMMAKER WORKSHOP Editing 101 with Tammy Roebuck, experienced in Final Cut Pro X, Davinci Resolve and Premiere Pro. What you need to know to get a film prepped for a composer, sound editing team, colorist, theater distribution, international distribution. Cost. 2 to 4 p.m. April 16. Information, registration: www.steelstacks.org/event/13829/filmmaker-workshop---film-editing-101-with-tammy-roebuck/

MONOCACY CREEK CLEAN-UP: The Monacacy Creek Watershed Association is organizing a clean-up day April 8 from noon to 2:30 p.m. along the Monocacy Way Trail both above and below Burnside Planation.

The clean-up begins at Burnside at 1461 Schoenersville Road. For details, check the watershed’s Facebook page.

VALLEY YOUTHG HOUSE’S 50TH: Valley Youth House celebrated 50 continuous years of service to youth and families in our community on March 19.

Valley Youth House’s first site opened in 1973 as a youth shelter in the Lehigh Valley. The shelter was and still is open day and night, ensuring young people in crisis have access to emergency services and counseling.

Since then, the organization’s reach has rapidly expanded to encompass 14 counties across Central, Northeast and Southeast Pennsylvania. Valley Youth House now has over 300 residential facilities and on any given night over 700 youth and families have a place to call home. Valley Youth House supports young people who are experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, and loss of family connections to achieve healthy and independent futures.

For more information on Valley Youth House or to make a donation, please visit www.ValleyYouthHouse.org.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: The Japanese student exchange will resume in August 2023 with a visit from Tondabayashi students to Bethlehem. Approximately six (6) host families, depending on the number of students that will be visiting, are needed to serve as host families. Each host family will be responsible for keeping a student for around 7-10 days. The exchange lasts for two to three weeks, from late July to mid-August. Each student stays with two different host families for about half the home stay period.

Visit https://www.bethlehemsistercity.org/application-formpage to express interest.

CARS & COFFEE: Cars & Coffee series in the Lehigh Valley, presented by Koch Automotive Group, encourages car enthusiasts from throughout the region to come together for a fun-filled morning featuring a variety of vehicles of all makes and models. The series typically draws more than 20,000 visitors to SteelStacks throughout the year. Opening day is scheduled for Sunday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cars & Coffee will be presented one Sunday each month from April through September with the diverse themes of American Muscle, European and Japanese vehicles. The 2023 dates are confirmed to be April 16 – Opening Day; May 21 - All Makes; June 4 – European Theme; July 16 – American Muscle; Aug. 27 – Japanese Theme; and the Grand Finale on Sept. 17. All events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon

SHREDFEST MARCH 25: Four Lehigh Valley professional organizers have partnered together to hold a free drive-thru shredding event to benefit the Lehigh Valley community. SHREDfest is a free shredding event that will take place rain or shine Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front lot of Freedom HS, located at 3149 Chester Ave. in Bethlehem. For more information about SHREDfest, please contact Tom Harper at 610-428-9564 or tomsorganizing@gmail.com.

AAUW BOOK SALE BOOKS BEING ACCEPTED: Bethlehem AAUW is accepting donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road., Bethlehem. Donations will be accepted from April 3-25, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Sale dates are April 27-May 1. Proceeds benefit scholarships for high school seniors. For more information go to Bethlehem-pa-aauw.net

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: The Division of Area Agency on Aging hosts a Dementia Support Group at the Dept. of Human Services building at 2801 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30–6:30 p.m..

Anyone interested in attending and who would like more information can contact Ann Stager at 610-829-4540 or astager@northamptoncounty.org

In the event of inclement weather, please check the Northampton County Facebook page or call 610-829-4540 to see if the group is canceled.

Wednesday, March 22

Last talk in the Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture series: “Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration” by Prof. Douglas de Toledo Piza, assistant professor of International Affairs, Lafayette College. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kirkland Village auditorium. Enter via First Presbyterian Church back parking lot, 2344 Center St. Masks required. Cost. Information: call 610-866-2655; visit ywcabethlehem.org/homepage/what-we-do/specialevents/great-decisions-lecture-series/

Free Karaoke with Bobby James, 1 to 3 p.m. 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Thursday, March 23

Coffee with a Cop: conversations over coffee; no agenda. Stop by, say hello, stay for a bit. 8 to 10 a.m. Colonial Regional Police Department, Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road. Visit www.colonialregionalpd.org/

Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra rehearsals, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Conductor: George Fennell. 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Current Events Informal Discussion Group: Moderator: David M. Bell. World, national, state and local topics. Free. 2 p.m. Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 18102. Information: call 610-437-3700 or visit https://lvactivelife.org/

Saturday, March 25

Wild About Learning with Wildlands Conservancy. Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. Mock campfire with cocoa. Make a hibernating bear to take home. Ages three and up. Cops ‘n’ Kids Lehigh Valley Reading Room. Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St. Masks may be required. Information, visit http://copsnkidslv.org/

Charter Arts Foundation Gala of Dreams Greek themed dinner and auction. Supports the health, welfare, and educational interests of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. 6 p.m. ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way. Visit https://www.charterarts.org/buildanartsschool/event/2023-gala-of-dreams/

Sunday, March 26

Easter Oratorio and Messiah Spring Concert- Bach and Handel program. Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Harrison Hintzsche, baritone; The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. 4 p.m. Cost. First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St. Visit https://bach.org/event/spring-concert-easter-oratorio-messiah/

Prom Shop hosted by nonprofit Olive and Grace Boutique. Free dresses, shoes and men’s suit items. 2-7 p.m. Apotheca Salon, 101 E. Third St. Information: visit www.facebook.com/Olive.and.Grace.LV/

Tuesday, March 28

Delaware Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Inc. Nine free entry-level classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Students (ages eight through 80 plus) learn about ham radio activities, operations and information to prepare for the Federal Communications Commission’s Amateur basic license examination. 100 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064. For details or to register, contact KE3AW@arrl.net or call 610-419-9286 or visit www.dlarc.club

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/

The ArtsQuest Cinema Committee presents the Best in Show Award winner as determined by a jurying panel of committee members and regional film professionals. Visit www.steelstacks.org/festivals/greater-lehigh-valley-filmmaker-festival/

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.