5 Things to Know Today
Occupy protesters raise money Godfrey Daniels; your last day to apply for school board vacancy.
Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Thursday, December 8, 2011. Snow’s over: This winter’s first of what will likely be several false alarms.
- Still, all that rain and the dropping temperatures might have some of you thinking about the flu. Get a low-cost flu shot at City Hall, as the Bethlehem Health Bureau is sponsoring a walk-in flu shot clinic all week for National Influenza Vaccination Week. Shots are $10 for all city residents and free for some Medicare Part B patients. No appointment is necessary. Just walk in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- You have until noon today to apply for the open seat on the Bethlehem Area School Board. Interested applicants must live in Region 2, which includes part of the north side, much of the west side and all of Hanover Township, Northampton County. Bring a letter of interest and a resume to School Board Secretary Stacy Gober at the Education Center on Sycamore Street.
- Christkindlmarkt, that festive holiday season market under tents at the SteelStacks campus, is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shop for gifts in the aisles of tables featuring the work of world-class artisans, hear live Christmas music, eat delicious food and visit with Santa Claus. Tickets are $8 if you are not an ArtsQuest member.
- Of course, there is no shortage of holiday merriment in the Historic Downtown, including the Christmas City Stroll and the Bethlehem By Night Bus Tour. For a unique and cheap holiday thrill, visit the Live Advent Calendar. At 5 p.m. sharp, the doors to the 1810 Goundie House, 505 Main St., are thrown open and a surprise in the form of treats or entertainment, sometimes both, come out. The Bethlehem Visitor Center is today’s presenter.
- If you support the Occupy protests in Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton, come to Godfrey Daniels at 7 p.m. for a night of poetry, blues and jams, a fundraiser for the protesters. Performers including the BC Combo, Trouble City All-Stars and Wandering Root. The suggested donation is $10, though organizers will also gladly accept contributions of bottled water, blankets, LED lights, or other items useful to the protesters.