Thursday, Sept. 25€¢ Lower Milford Township Fire Company will hold a Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Salad bar and dessert will be included. Tickets for adults are $7, tickets for children ages six to 12 are $4, and take-outs will be $7.50. The fire company is located at 1601 Limeport Pike.

€¢ "Martinis and Makeovers" will return to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley from 6 to 9 p.m. A free styling event featuring fashion makeover demonstrations, product sampling, pampering and one-night-only shopping specials, Martinis and Makeovers made its debut last September to rave reviews. Highlights of this year's event will include free on the spot "hairstyle refreshers," personalized clothing and shoe fitting sessions, visits by renowned make-up artists, relaxing massage chair rejuvenations and appetizing snacks in select stores. Registered guests will receive details about the evening via e-mail prior to the event. For more information, visit www.ThePromenadeShopsatSauconValley.com or call 610-791-9707.

€¢ "Birds of the Lehigh Valley" will be discussed at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem, at 7 p.m. Presented by Barbara Malt, Board Member of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society and co-author of "Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity," the program will help you identify ways to attract birds to your yard. The program is free and registration is suggested. Call 610-867-3761 ext. 259 or visit www.bapl.org for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 27

€¢ The Sixth Annual Lower Milford Annual Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Lower Milford Township Municipal Building, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Rd., Coopersburg. Entertainment will include performances of Celtic and bluegrass music, a vintage tractor display, free carriage rides, crafters' exhibits, children's games, a photo contest, "hit and miss engines," live animals and a silent auction. Other events planned for the day include a hay toss, a three-legged race and a hot dog eating contest. Registration forms for the photo contest and for crafters are available online at www.lowermilford.net/festival.htm. For more information call 610-967-4949. Free parking will be available at the festival.

€¢ The Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association will host its final Bluegrass Shindig of the summer season at Mountain View Park in Wind Gap at noon. "Santara Wind," "Dan Hubbard," "Mason Porter," "Wissahickon Chicken Shack" and others will be there. Also featured will be a fiddle contest, with cash and other prizes awarded to winners. Sign-up for the contest will be from noon to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Weekend camping will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. For further information, call 610-253-2800 or visit w ww.afbawindgap.org. Mountain View Park is located on E. Mountain Rd., off Rt. 512.

€¢ A Senior Dance will be held at the Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, from 8 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by "Good Times." Light refreshments will be served. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door (cost: $7 per person). Call 610-437-3700 for further information.

Sunday, Sept. 28

€¢ The Saucon Valley Farmers' Market will host its annual Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Also at the market on Sept. 28, at noon, Bob Swaim (a.k.a. "Bob the Bike Man") will present a display of his unique human-powered vehicle collection. He will display a monocycle, a socialable (a bicycle for two side by side), a four linear passenger bicycle, and more. To watch a video of Bob's unique collection, search for "Bob the Bike Man" on youtube.com. The farmers' market is held weekly in Water Street Park in Hellertown, Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May through November.

€¢ Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon invites area residents to bring their lawn chairs to the church's picnic grove for an outdoor "Harvest Home" worship service. The service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the grove, which is on Easton Road. Following worship, at 10:30 a.m., the church's annual community Pet Blessing will be held. Bring your furry, feathered or finned friends to receive a blessing and a St. Francis medal. Kids are encouraged to bring a favorite stuffed animal, too. Refreshments will be available for everyone. For further information, contact the church at 610-838-7370 or clc.ls.@verizon.net.

€¢ The Annual Fall Lecture Series sponsored by Lower Saucon Township Historical Society and the Saucon Valley Conservancy will kick off with a presentation by Thomas Jolin on "Civil War Era Music" from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lower Saucon Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem. An instrument maker and musician, Jolin will perform a selection of Civil War Era songs and discuss their origins, as well as the origins of the instruments of the period. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted to further the preservation efforts of the sponsoring organizations. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 610-417-9886.

€¢ Revivals Restaurant & Banquet Facility in Perkasie will host a Wedding Show from noon to 4 p.m. Meet with local wedding and event professionals, enter to win fabulous prizes, sample food and beverages (cash bar), or meet with a free wedding planner. A fashion show featuring styles provided by All Things Bridal and Fischer's Tuxedo, both of Quakertown, and floral displays arranged by Perkasie Florist, will also be part of the event. Tickets are $3 per person in advance, or $5 per person on the day of the show. For more information, or to pre-register, visit www.perkasienewsherald.com or call 215-723-4801.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

€¢ "Climate Change: Real or Myth?" will be presented by noted author and CEO of Big Picture, Small World, Inc., Medard Gabel at Northampton Community College's West Plaza (Main Campus) at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Gabel has authored six books on global problems, energy, food shortages, climate change and other topics. He has presented programs to the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, General Motors, IBM, Motorola and colleges and universities around the world. Northampton Community College's Main Campus is located at 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem. For further information, call 610-861-4122.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

€¢ The Saucon Valley Community Center , 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, will offer enrichment classes for school age children in its Tutoring Annex beginning Oct.

1. Featured will be the Magic of Mathematics, Ocean Explorers and Messy Media. Call 610-838-0722 for prices and times.

Announcements

€¢ Southern Lehigh Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month (October) early! Has your library card expired, or have you lost it? Have you just never gottenaround to applying for a library card? Come to the Southern Lehigh Public Library before Sept. 30 to apply for a new or replacement card, or to renew your old one, and be eligible to win a prize! Additional details are available at the library, 3200 Preston Ln., Center Valley, or by calling 610-282-8825.

€¢ The Saucon Valley Halloween Parade Committee is asking groups and individuals who plan to participate in this year's parade to register as soon as possible. The parade will be held in Hellertown on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Parade Chairman David Heintzelman may be contacted at david@heintzelmanfh.com or 610-838-0521 for further information.

€¢ Hellertown American Legion Post 397 has announced that meetings will continue the third Monday of each month. Meetings will be held at the Hellertown Historical Society's headquarters at the Gristmill. The Auxiliary will meet in the Miller's House at 6:30 p.m. and the post will meet in the mill at 7 p.m.

€¢ The Art Gallery at Falk's , 1418 Main St., Hellertown, is presently exhibiting watercolor paintings by Bethlehem artist Mary Lou Cummings. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 29. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 610-838-9191 for additional information.

€¢ Northampton Community College will present a series of films that dispel myths about and promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities, beginning Oct. 2. "The Ringer," a comedy sited at the Special Olympics, will be screened on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the College Center, NCC Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem. "King Gimp," an Academy Award-winning documentary about the life of a man with cerebral palsy, will be shown on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in the David A. Reed Community Room at the Main Campus. "Abnormally Funny People," featuring stand-up comedians with disabilities, will be shown on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. the in the Reed Community Room. And "Benny and Joon," a film about a woman with mental illness and her friend, will be screened Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Reed Room. Admission is free of charge. For more information, call 610-861-5300. Please call Disability Services at 610-861-5342 one week in advance if you have need of accommodations.

€¢ A Meet the Artists Reception will be held at the Heller Homestead, 1890 Friedensville Rd., Hellertown, on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. The reception will be held for the Bethlehem Palette Club Plein Air Group, whose landscape paintings will be on display in the homestead's art gallery from Oct. 4 through Nov. 30. The gallery is open Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call Priscilla deLeon at 610-216-0566 or visit www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org.

€¢ The Second Annual Friends of Southern Lehigh Public Library Mini Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at Putt U, Rt. 309, Center Valley. This event is a great way for families, friends, scout troops, youth groups and mini golf enthusiasts to have fun on a Saturday morning while benefiting the library. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets ($6 each, or $20 for a foursome) are available at the library, 3200 Preston Ln., Center Valley, and will also be available for purchase on the day of the event. A rain date is scheduled for Oct. 11. A raffle for a $100 gift certificate from Portrait Innovations, at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, will be included as part of this event.

€¢ WDVR FM 89.7/91.9 will present Bluegrass Junction Jam Session on Oct. 4 at Lambertville Assembly of God Church, 638 Rt. 518, Lambertville, N.J., Doors will open at 11 a.m. and jamming will begin at noon. Featured guests will include the Dan Hubbard Band (1 to 2 p.m.), the Past Times Bluegrass Band (2 to 3 p.m.), Louis Setzer and the Appalachian Boys (3 to 4 p.m.) and Dick Saylor and Friends (4 to 5 p.m.). Saylor is the host of "Bluegrass Junction," which airs Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. on WDVR. Food will be available. Admission is $15, or $20 if combined with the Heartlands Hayride. For more information call 609-397-1620 or visit www.wdvrfm.org.

€¢ Cook's Creek Watershed Association will host a covered dish dinner and presentation, "Ecological Garden Design," on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Springtown Rod and Gun Club, Rt. 212, Springtown. David Hughes, of Fringetree Design Studios, will discuss preventing erosion by creating and maintaining hedgerows and by creating rain gardens. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share. Native plants will be available for sale. A donation is suggested. For more information, call 610-346-8484 or visit www.cookscreekpa.org.

€¢ The Upper Bucks Street Rod Association's 26th Annual "Super Street Rod Sunday" will be held on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Creek AA picnic grove, Rts. 212 and 412, Springtown, rain or shine. The Rod Run is restricted to pre-1949 vehicles. Parking for later model special interest cars will be available. Vehicle pre-registration is $10 in advance, or $15 on the day of the show. No pre-registrations will be accepted after Sept. 29. General admission will be $5 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free. A flea market, free bingo, food offerings, coffee and donuts, and children's games will be available. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories at 3 p.m. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. For more information, visit www.ubsra.org or call Joe at 610-838-0984.

€¢ The Center for Animal Health and Welfare (a local, non-profit no-kill animal shelter) will hold its 16th Annual PAWS For A Cause dog walk and family fun event on Sunday, Oct. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hugh Moore Park in Easton. A dog walk along the historic canal, dog agility demonstrations by Lehigh Valley Dreamweavers, a local police K-9 unit demonstration, a blessing of the animals, a doggie Halloween costume contest, a 50/50 cash raffle, food, beverages and a bake sale will all be featured at this event. Ask your friends, family members and coworkers to sponsor you and your furry friend, and receive an event T-shirt with a minimum $25 donation! Prizes will be awarded to the individuals who raise the most money for the shelter. To download a participant registration form, visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.

€¢ The Lehigh Valley Orchid Society will host its Annual Orchid Auction on Sunday, Oct. 5, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 201 E. Juniata St., Allentown. Preview of orchids will begin at 1:30 p.m.; the auction will start at 2 p.m. The Lehigh Valley Orchid Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and enjoyment of orchids and orchid growing. The club meets regularly on the first Sunday of each month in the community room at St. Mark's. Any individual with a love of, or interest in learning more about the care and growing of orchids, is invited to attend. For more information and to view photos, visit attend. For more information and to view photos, visit www.geocities.com/RainForest/Jungle/1216/.

€¢ The Young and Restless travel group is sponsoring a trip to Caesars Casino in Atlantic City on Monday, Oct. 6. The cost of the trip is $28 per person, which will include the cost of transportation, gratuities and a casino rebate. A six-hour stay at the casino is planned. Departure by bus will be from Hellertown's Tobias Drive parking lot at 10 a.m., with a 9 p.m. return planned. Arrangements for pre-boarding at the Trans-Bridge bus terminal in Bethlehem are possible. For further information, or to make a reservation, contact Fran at 610-838-9472.

€¢ The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University will host a Center Valley forum, "Believers in the Booth: Does Religion Have a Role in the 2008 Election," on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the White Pavilion at DeSales' University Center. "Not an issues-based discussion, rather, (this will be) a discussion about the extent to which religious beliefs should or should not inform how people vote," Father Thomas Dailey, OSFS, Director of the Salesian Center, said. Panelists for the discussion will include Janice Rael, President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Ken Briggs, former religion editor of The New York Times and a faculty member at Lafayette College; Andrew Essig, Assistant Professor of Political Science at DeSales; and Larry Meo, a DeSales student who is President of the DeSales Pro-Life Club. Panelists will each take several minutes to present their viewpoint on the topic, which will be followed by an audience question and answer period. For more information about this event, contact the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at 610-282-1100 ext. 1244 or e-mail SCFC@desales.edu.

€¢ Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban journalist and author Mirta Ojito will visit Northampton Community College on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. to discuss her childhood in Castro's Cuba, her exodus on the ship Manana as part of the 1980 Mariel boat lift, and her return to her homeland 18 years after she left. Ojito will read from her book "Finding Manana" in West Plaza of College Center, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem. She will also sign copies of her book and take questions and comments from the audience. Her appearance is a part of NCC's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, call 610-861-5353.

€¢ A 15th Congressional District Candidates' Forum featuring U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-15) and Siobhan "Sam" Bennett (D) will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 3400 Airport Rd., Allentown. Registration will be held at 7 a.m.; breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, this forum will be taped and aired on WFMZ Channel 69 in two parts, on Monday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The forum will also be broadcast live on www.wfmz.com. Tickets to the forum are available for $25 (GLVCC members before Oct. 9); $30 (GLVCC members Oct. 9 or later); and $50 (non-members). For more information, visit www.lehigh-valleychamber.org or call 610-841-4582.

€¢ The 2008 Lehigh Valley Walk to Defeat ALS will be held at Lehigh Valley College, 2809 E. Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley, on Oct. 11. Registration will be held at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Funds raised by this event will benefit research to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). For more information, or to register, contact Allison Walker at allison@alsphiladelphia.org or call 1-877-GEHRIG1. More information is also available online at www.alsphiladelphia.org.

€¢ The Saucon Valley Football Club will sponsor its Inaugural Golf Tournament to benefit the club at Wedgewood Golf Course, Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, on Oct. 11. Featuring a 4-person scramble format, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets, which include golf and lunch, are $60 per person. Interested parties can sign up by sending names, addresses and phone numbers, along with a $60 deposit or full payment for a foursome, to: Saucon Valley Football Club, P.O. Box 122, Hellertown, PA 18055-2499. Checks should be made payable to Saucon Valley Football Club. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. For information on how to register contact Kristin Evancho at psu97@verizon.net or 610-253-8343, or Gayle McLaughlin at rgmclaughlin@rcn.com or 610-625-2030. If you or your business would like to sponsor a hole, contact Kristin Evancho.

€¢ The Coopersburg Harley Owners Group will present its Sixth Annual Toy Run for the benefit of Bucks County Children & Youth Services on Saturday, Oct. 11. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Giant parking lot at Rts. 313 and 309 in Quakertown. The group will depart at 11 a.m. for Bucks County Children & Youth Services in Doylestown (Rts. 313 and 611). Participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or game. Gift cards and/or cash donations will also be welcomed. Bucks County Children & Youth Services have been responsible since 1981 for providing help to children up to age 18. Presently, the agency serves more than 400 Bucks County families in need. For more information about this event, contact event coordinator Pat Ford at 610-346-8872.

€¢ First U.C.C. located at 501 Northampton St. in Hellertown will offer a six session Bible study for parents of children ages two to 12 years old called "Parenting: The Early Years," starting on the third Wednesday in October. Classes will be held on the third Wednesday of each month through April and are open to the community. There is no fee, however, pre-registration by Oct. 1 is recommended. Sessions will be led by Susan Weida, a licensed social worker who has extensive experience leading groups with adults and children. She is a member of First U.C.C. and the parent of two adult children. For more information about this upcoming program, call the church office at 610-838-8811 and leave a message.

€¢ The Saucon Valley Farmers' Market in Hellertown will host trolley tours guided by Hellertown historian Bud Prosser on Sunday, Oct. 12. Tours will depart from the entrance to Water Street Park, where the market is held weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Learn about the fascinating history of Hellertown and environs while riding the comfortable trolley.

€¢ The Coopersburg Halloween Parade will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in Coopersburg. A rain date of Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. has been scheduled. Cash prizes will be awarded for Large Marching Groups, Small Marching Groups, Floats and Specials. All participants must register, at no cost, by calling 610-282-0812.

€¢ A Fall Lecture Series presentation will be held at Lower Saucon Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lower Saucon Township Historical Society and the Saucon Valley Conservancy, the presentation will be: "CSI in the Lehigh Valley: Two Strange Deaths by Arsenic in the 1870s," by Dr. Ned Heindel. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted on behalf of the two sponsoring organizations, which actively engage in historical preservation in the Saucon Valley.

€¢ The Saucon Valley Community Center will sponsor "Reading Together," a free, six-week workshop for parents to promote reading in the home beginning Oct. 14. "Reading Together" will teach parents of children ages two to five how to use reading at home to improve their children's literacy skills. Parents will learn effective techniques, including how to preview a book, using expression while reading, "labeling" or pointing to pictures as they read, retelling a story, associating a story with real life, and more. The workshop will be held at the SVCC, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 14 through Nov.

18. Free childcare will be available to participating families during each session. Participants are required to attend all six sessions. This workshop is funded through a grant from the Donley Foundation. To register, or for more information, call the Saucon Valley Community Center at 610-838-0722.

€¢ A barn dance will be held at Melody Lakes Recreation Hall (behind the miniature golf course), Rt. 309, Quakertown, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Melody Lakes Square Dance Club, barn dances are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 215-538-2683. Bring the entire family for an evening of fun and refreshments.

€¢ A public meeting to announce the opening of the "TreeVitalize Grant Program" will be held at Coopersburg Borough Hall, State and Main sts., Coopersburg, on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The TreeVitalize program, administered by Lehigh and Northampton counties and funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will provide up to $25,000 in matching grant money to any community interested in planting trees in their municipality. The purpose of this and an additional public meeting, to be held Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Coopersburg Borough Hall, will be to determine where the trees should go and what types of trees should be purchased. For more information about the program, contact Coopersburg Borough Business Coordinator Michael Schlossberg at 484-809-1796.

€¢ Christ Lutheran Church of Springtown will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Springtown Fire Company, Rt. 212, Springtown, on Friday, Oct. 17. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $20; tickets at the door will be available for $25. Refreshments will be sold on the premises by the Springtown Fire Company. A Chinese auction, raffle and special games will also be held. For more information, call 610-346-6176 or 610-346-7322. Attendees who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank will receive one complimentary Chinese auction ticket.

€¢ Saucon Valley Community Center will host Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 18. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.; bingo will begin at 1 p.m. There will also be a raffle, a 50/50, a specials table and lunch available for purchase. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 610-838-0722 or visit www.svcommcntr.org. The center is located at 323 Northampton St., Hellertown.

€¢ The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown will sponsor its Heritage Harvest Fescht on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival hopes to take visitors back in time through a variety of living history demonstrations and other activities, including arts and crafts. The Old Time Plow Boys will host a tractor show, a parade and pulls throughout the weekend. Parking is free, and a $2 donation will be requested for anyone over 12. The center is located at 22 Luckenbill Rd., off of Main Street in Kutztown (across from the Kutztown Airport).

€¢ The First Annual Guy Randall Ackley Memorial Kruise 4 Kids Motorcycle Poker Run & Classic Car Cruise will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, starting at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Scott Powersports, Rt. 309, Coopersburg. Kruise 4 Kids will end at The Main Gate, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown, where all participants will be invited to display their rides in a designated, secure area. This event, being held in memory of WAEB DJ Guy Randall Ackley, will benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, Camelot for Children, The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley and Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, visit www.kruise4kids.com.

€¢ The 2008 Saucon Valley Halloween Parade will be held in Hellertown on Sunday, Oct.

19. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. Trick-or-Treat in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township is scheduled to be held this year on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.

€¢ The Bucks County Choral Society will open its 36th season with a concert featuring the BCCS Chamber Choir, the full society, guest organist Timothy Harrell, and artistic director Thomas Lloyd in a program which spans the centuries and covers the European continent. The concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000W. Main St., Lansdale. A pre-concert talk presented by Dr. Lloyd, "Commissioning Your Own Requiem in 1635," is scheduled for 3 p.m. For more information, call 215-598-6142 or visit www.buckschoral.org.

€¢ The Young and Restless travel group is sponsoring a trip to the Hollywood Casino (formerly Penn-National) in Grantville, PA, on Thursday, Oct. 23. The cost of the trip is $23 per person, which will include the cost of transportation, gratuities and a casino rebate upon arrival. A five-hour stay at the casino is planned. Departure by bus will be from Hellertown's Tobias Drive parking lot at 10 a.m., with 9:30 a.m. pre-boarding possible at the Trans-Bridge bus terminal in Bethlehem. For further information, or to place a reservation, contact Fran at 610-838-9472. The trip is open to the public.

€¢ The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will present a Gala Concert by the Dave Brubeck Quartet at Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem, on Nov. 1 from 8 to 10 p.m. Jazz legend Dave Brubeck (piano) will perform with quartet members Robert Militello (sax, flute and clarinet), Randy Jones (drums) and Michael Moore (bass). For ticket reservations, or for more information, call the Bach Choir Office at 610-866-4382 ext. 10, or visit www.bach.org.

€¢ The Saucon Valley Farmers' Market in Hellertown will host its Third Annual Art of the Pumpkin Pie Contest on Sunday, Nov. 2. The market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Water Street Park. For details on how to register see Chairperson Shelley Goldberg at the market.

€¢ Chestnut Hill Church of Coopersburg is sponsoring a trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster to see "The Christmas Carole" on Saturday, Nov. 8. The cost is $73 per person, which includes transportation by Perkiomen Bus, a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m., a ticket to the show and a stopover at Rockvale Outlets. For more information, call Debbie at 610-967-1975.

€¢ A Fall Lecture Series presentation will be held at Lower Saucon Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lower Saucon Township Historical Society and the Saucon Valley Conservancy, November's presentation will be: "The French and Indian War," by Ken Raniere. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted on behalf of the two sponsoring organizations, which actively engage in historical preservation in the Saucon Valley.

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