@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center
Peeps Fest, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 31
Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone
SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Feb. 1
Chefs, restaurants and bakeries from throughout the region put their culinary creations to a taste test in ArtsQuest's annual Cupcake Bowl, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Dec. 28, and Souper Bowl, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem,
During the the second-annual Cupcake Bowl, area bakeries compete for the title of Best Cupcake. Attendees cast their votes for People's Choice. A panel of judges decides Best Frosting, Best Cake, Best Decoration and Best Overall Taste.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28
Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761
The Whitehall swim teams were swept by Liberty and split with Pottsville in two recent matches.
Against Pottsville, the girls won 107-63 while the boys fell 95-66.
Mairead Doyle led the way for the Zephs with two individual victories on the day. She took first in the 100 free in 1:00.62 and the 100 back in 1:07.92.
Alex Dorner, Alexus Merkert and Mina Feyrer also posted individual wins for the Zephs. Dorner won the 200 IM in 2:43.41, Merkert took the 50 free in 26.62 and Feyrer won the 500 free in 5:38.18.
Schools are closed Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
Thursday, Jan. 2: Elem.–Mini tacos or PB&J, corn, orange, salsa, milk. M.S.–Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S.–Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli salad, banana, orange, milk.
Friday, Jan. 3: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, milk. M.S–Cheese pizza, broccoli with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk. M.S- Cheese pizza, broccoli with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S–Cheese pizza, tossed salad, carrots, apple wedges, orange, milk.
Carl H. Hoffman, 83, of Palmerton, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Dec. 1, 2013, at The Summit at Blue Mountain, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Jean E.F. (Smith) and the late Catherine C. Hoffman.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Herman and Minnie (Peters) Hoffman.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked for the former Stewart Sandwiches, Allentown, for more than 35 years. He was a meal transporter for the Dauphin County Meals on Wheels.
Lehigh County residents who have expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications will be able to discard those medications in permanent collection boxes.
The MedReturn boxes, which are similar to mail boxes, have been delivered to 10 Lehigh County police departments, including Whitehall and Catasauqua.
Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday for the box at the Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St. Hours will be expanded after a new station is built and opens in 2015.
Diane R. Wise, 74, of Northampton, died Dec. 21, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of William C. Wise, with whom she would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on Dec. 24.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Mildred (Roeder) Hafer.
She was a cashier for Save-A-Lot Grocery Store, Allentown, for 20 years until retiring in 1999. Before that, she worked for The Uniform Printing Company in inventory control for several years.
James V. Brong, 71, of Coopersburg, died Dec. 14, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Kathryn A. (Cannon) for 44 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Dr. George and Mildred (McKay).
He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences and an MBA in accounting from Wilkes University.
He was a CT3 in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 on the U.S.S. Liberty, which was assaulted. He was wounded, for which he received a purple heart.
Catherine R. Henzel, 86, of Whitehall and formerly of Catasauqua, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Gracedale, Nazareth. She was the wife of Carl R. Henzel.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Vendel and Elizabeth (Zayatz) Duracinsky.
She and her husband owned and operated the former Front Street Tavern.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Carl Jr. of Whitehall; a daughter, Sheryl and her husband Stephen Keppel of Schnecksville; and a brother, Paul and his wife Ethel Duracinsky of Emmaus.