Are you ready for Halloween?
If you aren’t, you’d better step lively because it’s sneaking up on you. Trick or Treat night in Bethlehem is on Friday—nearly a week before the actual day—from 6 to 8 p.m. The parade is on Sunday.
Better stock up on those bite-sized candy bars. And if you are still figuring out costumes for the family, we have some tips for you.
Here is what else is happening in Bethlehem this week:
- The Bethlehem Area School Board meets in its regular monthly session at 7 p.m. Monday at East Hills Middle School. Click here to see the agenda.
- Bethlehem Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the township building. Commissioners will begin to discuss how they will replace departing township manager Howard Kutzler. Click here for the full agenda.
- The Bethlehem Firefighters union will celebrate its annual pink T-shirt campaign with a celebrity bartending event at Starters Clubhouse Grill at the Bethlehem Golf Club on Illicks Mill Road at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Celebrities include local DJ Chris Line, firefighters and others. All proceeds from the event—and the T-shirt sales—will benefit the St. Luke’s Cancer Center. Some T-shirts in limited sizes are available.
- Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist specializing in politics and society, will speak at Moravian College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Prosser Auditorium. His talk, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," is open to the public and admission is free of charge. His talk will be drawn from his most recent book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, described by the Boston Globe “as moving a portrait of poverty and as compelling a call to action as Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other America,’ published in 1962.” In "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" Hedges and journalist/artist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones in the United States, those areas that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.
- The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors will hold a Property Tax Elimination Forum at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 300 Gateway Drive. Economic expert Jason Horwitz will provide a summary of proposed legislation, results from Realtor-funded economic impact study, and a comparison of tax rates before and after reforms. The forum is free to LVAR members and $25 for non-members. To register, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/lvar-publicaccess.
- Mary Moller, associate nursing professor at Yale University, will present, “The Growing Concern about Mental Health Issues in the Nation,” at Moravian College, in Foy Hall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The lecture is free of charge and the public is welcome. Foy Hall is located on the Pricilla Payne Hurd Campus located near Main and Church Streets in the historic downtown.
- The Theatre Department at The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 675 E. Broad St., presents “Noises Off,” from Wednesday through Sunday. Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket information at www.CharterArts.org.
- The Auxiliary of St. Luke’s University Hospital will present its 26th Annual Fashion For A Cause from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. Fashion For A Cause 2013 is an evening of fabulous fashions, open bar, delectable food and exclusive shopping privileges. This year’s show will feature clothing from The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem, Sophistikate and LM Style Bar. Tickets cost $75 per person and are available online at www.sluhn.org/fashionshow or by calling 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537). Attendees must be 21 years of age or over. All proceeds benefit Get Your Tail on the Trail initiative. Tail on the Trail is a community wellness initiative that strives to get people moving and get healthier by taking advantage of the outdoor resources in our own backyards.
- Get some professional training to prepare for the upcoming St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5K through Strides for Hope, which raises money for the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and hope to people impacted by cancer. Learn more by attending the Strides for Hope kickoff meeting at Aardvark Sports Shop in the Shoppes at Main Street Commons in the historic downtown at 7 p.m. Thursday.
- David Cook, rock singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol, appears at the Musikfest Café at 8 p.m. Thursday. A special VIP event, which includes a meet-and-greet with the artist begins at 5:30 and costs $72. Regular tickets are from $22 to $32.