Rhaine Sziy, of Catasauqua, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 150th commencement May 12. Over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees were awarded.
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.
The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.
Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.
The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North Catasauqua.
Jane A. Sottolano, 76, of Whitehall, died June 8, 2018, at home. She was the wife of Barry Sottolano for 60 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Alice (LaFaver) Loch.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book “bag sale” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 in the book sale room at the library.
Shoppers may purchase a brown paper bag from the library for a small fee and fill it up with books.
There will be an assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.
All proceeds benefit the library.
• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or vbspro.events/p/e4b084
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. The program will continue Mondays and Wednesdays.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Male, of Moore Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa, to Jason Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rice, of Lehigh Township.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and Mansfield University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
She works for Lehigh Valley Health Network-Pocono.
Her fiance is also a graduate of Northampton Area High School.
He works for Mauser Brothers-Homes by Wasyl.
The couple is planning a Sept. 1 wedding.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455
“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre
“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage
“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion
2400 Chew St., Allentown.
“Beauty and the Beast,” June 14-July 1, Empie Theatre
Steps4Stellar is holding a fundraiser noon-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Eight Oaks Crafts Distillery, 7189 Route 309, New Tripoli.
Eight Oaks, which hosts “Barn Raisings,” will donate 10 percent of proceeds from cocktails, t-shirts, and bottles sales.
There will also be a basket raffle.
Information or to donate: Steps4Stellar.com
Steps4Stellar is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and provide scholarships to families suffering from cancer in the Lehigh Valley.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, June 13: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, June 14 - Father’s Day meal: BBQ pork “Hawg Wing”, roasted red potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.
Friday, June 15: Apple juice, baked meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.