5 Things to Know Today

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Good morning Bethlehem. Today is Thursday, December 8, 2011. Snow’s over: This winter’s first of what will likely be several false alarms.

  1. Still, all that rain and the dropping temperatures might have some of you thinking about the flu. at , as the 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.
  2. You have until noon today to . 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
  3. that festive holiday season market under tents at the 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.
  4. Of course, there is no shortage of holiday merriment in the Historic Downtown, including the and the . For a unique and cheap holiday thrill, visit the . 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 is today’s presenter.
  5. If you support the in Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton, come to 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.


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