Laini’s List of Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – May 18–21

By Laini Abraham


1. Kids’ Farm Day

Saturday from 9am to 2pm, Easton Farmers’ Market, Centre Square, Easton

From the Easton Farmers’ Market website: Get ready for some “down on the farm” fun!  Kids can frolic in our giant straw pile and visit with the 4-H’s friendly farm animals including, chicks,  goats, sheep, a calf and and more! Plus pet a pot-bellied pig from The Pig Placement network and snuggle up to some cuddly bunnies. See a “sheep to shawl” demonstration, climb aboard a tractor or try your hand at milking a cow with our milking simulator. Enjoy farm crafts and games and toe-tappin music with the Scott Marshall and the Hillbilly Souls!


2. Back to Your Roots: Colonial Gardening

Saturday from 10am to 1pm, Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem

From the Historic Bethlehem Partnership’s website: Stake your claim in a colonial garden with your own garden plot! Discover the joy of gardening by planting at Burnside. Take home a mini version of a colonial garden, while helping us start a community garden in the tradition of the Lenape community. Come back all summer and care for the corn, squash, and beans — and stay tuned for details about the fall event when we harvest and cook the crop.


3. Concert on Emmaus Triange – School’s Out!

Saturday from 6 to 9pm, Emmaus Triangle

“School’s Out” band is coming to kick off some early summer fun by performing on Emmaus’s downtown Triangle. The members of this band may be familiar to some of you who went to school at Emmaus High School – many of them teach there! Downtown Emmaus will be rockin’ with sounds from the past and present. It’s a show not to be missed. Share this with your friends and family!


4. Greek Festival 2012 – Easton

Friday through Sunday, Mary Meuser Park, Northampton St. across from Dixie Cup Factory parking lot, Easton

From Annunciation G.O.C.’s festival page: Enjoy delicious authentic Greek food like Roast Leg of Lamb, Souvlaki, Gyro, Spanakopita, Mousaka, Roasted Chicken, Pastitsio. Enjoy Greek dancing every night. Saturday night is Greek Night. Delicious authentic pastries made from our Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society. Baklava, Kataifi, Kourabiedes to name a few come bring your family and friends.


5. Seeing Eye Day at Six Flags Great Adventure

Saturday from 10am to 1pm, Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ

From the Facebook event page: A special day at Six Flags Great Adventure, benefiting The Seeing Eye and featuring lots of Seeing Eye pups and working guide dogs.


6. Bakuye (Unity): An Exhibit of Paintings by Yodi

Friday from 7 to 9pm, Renee’s Bakery, Allentown Commons, 1320 Hanover Ave., Allentown

Yodi will be exhibiting a new series of artwork he calls “Bakuye” which means unity in the Ashanti tribal language. In this body of work he unites his abstract impressionist stlye with adinkra print symbols. He has been painting in this style for years.


7. Bob Dorough & Paul Rostock

Saturday at 7pm, The Café, 221 E. Broad St., Bethlehem

From the event page: Come join us for an evening of entertainment featuring the famous Bob Dorough of “Schoolhouse Rock!” fame & Paul Rostock “Bassist to the stars.” Upstairs at the Cafe’. $15 cover.


8. Opening Reception for Rosemary Geseck and Student Work from the Baum School of Art

Friday from 5 to 7pm, Allentown Art Works, 818 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

Opening Reception for this new show featuring curator and 2012 Arts Ovation winner for Outstanding Achievement for Visual Arts Rosemary Geseck and works from her students from Baum.


9. Next Thursday: 2012 FREDDY© Awards Ceremony

Thursday at 7pm, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton

The FREDDY© Awards program is designed to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in local high schools. The 3-hour LIVE broadcast includes a stellar opening number, performances by nominated musicals, actors and actresses, and presentation of the 2011 FREDDY© Awards in 21 award categories. There are no tickets remaining for the FREDDY Awards ceremony but you can still watch them live on WFMZ Channel 69 or streaming on







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