On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.
It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”
• Registration begins for children’s winter program (for 10 months to fifth grade), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Registration begins for Harry Potter book night (to be held 6 p.m. Feb. 1), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
“El Dia de los Reyes,” a cherished cultural and religious tradition in many Latin American countries, also known as “Three Kings Day,” will be celebrated 3 - 6 p.m. Jan. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The event is free and open to the public.
For many Christians, especially in Central and South America, the holiday season continues through the 12th day of Christmas, when it is believed in their faith that baby Jesus was visited by the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men or The Magi.
A new year’s perk: Jim Weider & PRoJECT PERCoLAToR presents its annual post New Year’s Eve party concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem. The band includes Weider, electric guitar; Jesse Gress, guitar (Todd Rundgren Band); Adam Minkoff, bass, and Rodney Holmes, drums. The group blends rock, blues, funk, and jazz with drum loops and samples.
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Chapter won “Chapter of the Year” at the SNAP convention Nov. 15-18, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Pocono Mountains.
LCCC student Megan McGonagle of Schnecksville was elected Southeast Regional Representative and Membership Chair.
Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) was unanimously selected to the NCAA Consensus All-America team, becoming the 42nd student-athlete in program history to earn the honor. Barkley is also the 14th player to be a unanimous selection.