April 20-21, 2013 South Bethlehem Joy

If you could bottle joy in South Bethlehem, you’d be gathering this Saturday. Our campus pulled out all the stops last weekend with the Candidates Day and the International Bazaar. Now, it’s the community’s turn. These once a year events are known in the community as the “unofficial kick off to the festival season in Bethlehem.”

Spring of Fourth web logo11am-3pm
Spring on Fourth – South Bethlehem’s galleries, shops and stores are once again joining together for an enjoyable afternoon of music, reading for kids, food and fun.

Founded 18 years ago to celebrate Bethlehem’s historic, revitalized Southside, “Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third?” is a free, public event that takes place along Third, Fourth and New streets. Read more about the local businesses and cool places in the DYK series of blog posts by Lehigh students here.  There’s also a chili contest going on. If you didn’t get a passport, there are still a great number of restaurants selling chili – even if it’s not on their menu. This is a great day to step off campus, even for just a couple of hours before the big SunDazed event on the mountain.

cops-n-kids_logo_w_shadow11am – 3pm
Cops n Kids Seventh Annual Celebration of Reading and the Arts and Sciences in the parking lots at Looper’s and Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center. Music and dance performances from all of the area school groups plus reading and activity stations make this even a must do for all families with young kids.

earth days11am-5pm along the Greenway
Lehigh Valley Sierra Club Earth Day
Live music, speakers and demonstrations on how individuals can remain environmentally conscious in their everyday practices are planned. Acoustic musical performance from Dave Fry, Dan DeChellis, The Druckenmillers, Dave Reber, Jackie Tice, Piper’s Request and Last Small Town will be among the local performers.

Activities also happening Sunday, April 21st from noon-5pm. Read more here,

Touchstone Theatre performances of “Ulysses Dreams” on the Greenway
Touchstone goes Epic! This season the Touchstone Ensemble bring you a modern adaptation of the adventures of the hero Ulysses.

The adaptation, performed in the form of a song cycle deals with the character of Ulysses and his relationship with various women in his life, from his mother’s care for him in childhood, to the nymphs and goddesses who trouble him on his journey home, to his loving wife Penelope waiting patiently for his return.

The Touchstone Ensemble welcomes a number of guest artists coming together for this production. In addition to playwriting by Touchstone Affiliate Christopher Shorr, the company welcomes longtime friend Professor Ripa of Lehigh University’s Department of Theatre, former Ensemble Member Susan Chase, past Musical Directors Jason Hedrington and Kevin O’Boyle, as well as professional and community actors and musicians from the area.

*This show is outdoors! BUT…..click HERE to find out what happens if it RAINS.

373739_179027168886920_412959129_n9am-3pm in the ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks
The Eastern Pennsylvania Health & Wellness Expo is a unique creation where family, fun, and education come together. You’ll discover kid friendly activities, testing or relax at one of the seminars. No matter what age, there will be something for everyone. Plan now to bring the entire family.

This free, family filled fun expo includes:

  • Medical Screenings
  • Numerous Informational Seminars
  • Valuable Prizes Given Away Hourly
  • Bethlehem Fire Department Truck and Smoke House
  • Mobile Veterans Counseling Center

And much more!

To be eligible for any prize, online registration is required. Go to http://www.ephwe.com and click on “Event Registration”. Complete the entire form with your correct information.

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