laini’s list of 9 / April 16, 17 & 18

1. Bake Sale @ Genesis Bicycles to Benefit Bicycle Education

126 Bushkill Street, Easton

Genesis Bicycles is holding their Super Spring Sale this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 16, 17 & 18.  As part of the festivities CAT (Coalition for Appropriate Transportation) is holding a bake sale to raise money to pay bicycle instructors during Bike Derbies and other bicycle education events.

There is still time to bake some goodies for the sale; either bring them to Genesis Bicycles or the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative. For more information email the CAT office:

2.  Earth Day Celebration at America On Wheels, Da Vinci Science Center and Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum, America On Wheels and the Da Vinci Science Center are teaming up to “Go Green” and will celebrate Earth Day April 17-18, 2010.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17, visitors at the America On Wheels Museum are invited to learn about Smart Cars with the Lehigh Valley Smart Alec Club. To learn more, visit

From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday April 18, the Da Vinci Science Center will celebrate Earth Day with hands-on activities that highlight important issues like recycling, alternative energy, and global climate change.

And on April 18, from Noon to 4 p.m., the Allentown Art Museum will host Spring Festival: Green is Grand!

3. 4th Street Clothing Swap Sale

All weekend, until April 23, Homebase Skateshop, South Side Bethlehem

Cleaning out your closet? Bring in your used but wearable clothing for a discount on new Spring clothing! From more information, see the facebook event page.

4. Spring in the Parks Festival

Saturday, April 17, Parks throughout Easton

The following is excerpted from the Valley 610 Blog. Thank you Michael Duck!
Grab the kids and come play in the dirt Saturday, as Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership teams up with local colleges to celebrate the city’s pocket parks and community gardens at the Spring in the Parks Festival. The free festival is to include food, prizes, crafts and “free trolley rides with the Lafayette Leopard,” the release states. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Easton Area Community Center at Ninth and Washington Streets (by St. Anthony’s Church); it will fan out to the 10th and Pine Street Community Garden, the S. Fifth and Ferry Community Garden, N. Seventh Street Park, Dutchtown Park, Raspberry Street Park, Jackson Street Park, Bushkill Street Park, Centennial Park and Vandeveer Park.

5. Laugh Back at Cancer – Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Saturday, April 17, 7 to 9pm
Garfield Hotel & Grille, 1750 Main St., Northampton, PA

The Whitehall Relay for Life — Met4Life Team — is hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Met4Life Team will present a night of laughs by some great comedians – Ryan Hill, Daniel Shelly, Randy Tonge and headliner — Pat Barker. For more information, visit the facebook event page.

6. Party for the Planet at Lehigh Valley Zoo

Saturday, April 17, 10 to 4 pm
5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville

Get Caught ‘Green-Handed’ at the Lehigh Valley Zoo! On Saturday, April 17th the Lehigh Valley Zoo will be hosting an Earth Day celebration: Party for the Planet. From 10:00am to 4:00pm, visit us to learn what you can do to make a difference.

7. Speak Up and Walk for Autism – Autism Speaks

Saturday, April 17, Lehigh Parkway, Allentown

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Call 888/777-6227, ext. 7339 or email See Elena Douvanis’ post from earlier this week to learn more about this walk and watch a pretty amazing video.

8. Get an Infusion of Culture at Zoellner Arts Center

Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem

LU Jazz Ensemble: Traditional and Contemporary, Fri., Apr. 16 • 8 pm
Chanticleer Sat., Apr. 17 • 8 pm
LU Symphonic Band Sun., Apr. 18 • 2 pm

9. Lehigh’s 23rd Annual International Bazaar

Sunday, April 18, Noon to 4pm, 504 Main St., Lehigh University, Bethlehem

The 23rd annual International Bazaar, hosted by the Office of International Affairs, will take place on April 18 on the front lawn of the University Center from noon to 4 p.m. The bazaar is a cultural fair led by international student volunteers that will showcase the foods, goods and entertainment from various countries throughout the world. The event is open to students, faculty and staff.

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