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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Russian in: The 36th annual “Russian Days Food Festival” is 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem. Rev. Matthew Joyner, St. Nicholas Rector, and the parishioners welcome the public to the event, for which admission is free. Traditional food include borscht, halupki, halushki, blini, pelmeni, pirozhki, pierogi and potato pancakes. Exhibitors display crafts, traditional jewelry and icons. Tours of the church will be given. The nationally-recognized St. Nicholas Choir is expected to sing. Information: StNicholasoca.org

Hatchet job: Southern rock band, Molly Hatchet, performs in concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. The group’s albums include its self-titled debut (1978), “Flirtin’ With Disaster” (1979), “Beatin’ The Odds” (1980), “Take No Prisoners” (1981), “No Guts … No Glory” (1983), “The Deed Is Done” (1984), “Double Trouble Live” (1985), “Lightning Strikes Twice” (1989), “Silent Reign of Heroes” (1998), “Locked and Loaded” (2003), “Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge” (2005) and “Regrinding the Axes” (2012). The band’s album covers have heroic fantasy art, including those by artists Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. The band’s lineup is: Jimmy Elkins, lead vocals (2019); John Galvin, keyboards, backing vocals (1984-1990, 1995-present); Bobby Ingram, lead, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1986-present); Tim Lindsey, bass, backing vocals (2004-present); Shawn Beamer, drums (2001-present). Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000