Q. My 17-year-old daughter recently shared that her close friend was sexually assaulted by a relative who is now in jail. She has never gone for counseling, is not doing well in school, is becoming withdrawn and doesn’t want to talk about it. My daughter said her friend doesn’t want anyone to know what happened. What can I do?
The 2018 Freddys Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 24 from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com.
Tickets for the awards ceremony are made available through participating schools.
Rehearsal tickets and Freddy Awards Preview Party tickets are available for the May 23 awards ceremony dress rehearsal. Ticket information: freddyawards.org.
Rehearsals for the opening number of the broadcast featuring four students from each of the 29 participating schools began May 10 at the State Theatre.
I recently read your column on summer office attire for women. Could you please give ideas for men’s attire for the summer season at the office?
Dear Reader, The summer months are here and the warm weather doesn’t immediately imply casual. There is no excuse for looking lazy. You merely need to adapt to the season.
Every workplace has different dress code policies. No matter the temperature, it is always important to look professional and appropriate.
The author, defender of homeless people and human rights activist, Eugene Lee McDuffie celebrates the book release of “Scars” May 18 with a banquet at 6 p.m., East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Road, Bethlehem.
From 6 p.m.-7 p.m., McDuffie will sign copies of his book. At 7 p.m., testimonies will be shared by Lex Diaz, Jerry Delgado, Mike Kingsley and Renaldo Nazario about how McDuffie influenced them through his ministry.
McDuffie has written three books: “Missing Love Child,” “Dare to Believe: Angels Without Wings” and his most recently-published, “Scars.”
Special “Evening”: “An Evening with Michael McDonald” will be presented at 8 p.m. May 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, McDonald’s “Wide Open,” set for release Sept. 15, will be his first album of original material in 17 years. McDonald, above, was a member of Steely Dan before joining the Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s.
A colorful tile mosaic of a red barn complete with hex signs is one of the most exciting pieces that will go on the block at the The Baum School of Art’s 33rd Annual Art Auction May 19.
“Pennsylvania Dutch Barn No. 2” (tile mosaic, 29 in. x 30½ in.).
by William Weldon Swallow is one of more than 300 pieces of art from the era of school founder Walter Emerson Baum, as well as from contemporary regional artists, that will be featured in a silent and a live auction that will raise funds for the Allentown teaching and exhibiting art school.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, May 16: Orange juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.
Friday, May 18: Roast beef w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, whole kernel corn, wheat bread with margarine, ambrosia.
Monday, May 21: Pineapple juice, chili con carne over bread bowl with cheddar cheese garnish, baby kale and spinach w/ ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges.
Q. I get the winter blues every year. I was wondering how many people suffer the way I do.
The medical term for winter depression is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms usually begin in late fall or early winter and go away by summer. A less common type of depression occurs in the summer. SAD has been linked to a biochemical imbalance in the brain prompted by shorter daylight hours and a lack of sunlight in winter.
“Jazz Upstairs” at Miller Symphony Hall welcomes vocalist Viktorija Gečytė with the Gene Perla Trio at 7:30 p.m. May 18 to the Rodale Community Room for the fifth consecutive year.
This year, the group is embarking on its 10th annual tour with 11 performances in May in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, followed by nine concerts in California.
Perla is excited about returning to the Rodale Room. “They only book twelve a year. We’re already booked for next year. Channel 39 has agreed to bring a camera crew. They’re going to record the whole evening.”
“Tully” is an odd little film paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dymanic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis.
In “Tully,” not to be confused with the 2000 film of the same title, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two, who is expecting a child. She has taken a leave of absence from her job as a teacher, but is still harried.