Thursday, April 13, 2006

German Weekend

What: Celebrating the release of new vintages of both Traminette and Riesling wines. Sagra Cooking School demonstration at noon on Saturday--Bratwurst cooked with Riesling sauerkrat. Sandwiches and wine by the glass available for purchase. Always free wine tasting.

When: April 22-23, 2006

Where: Vynecrest Winery (172 Arrowhead Lane, Breinigsville, PA 18031)

Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

5 Things: Spring in the Valley

The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, it springtime in the Valley. Here are a few of our favorite things to do around the Valley.
  1. All the local wineries are gearing up for the season, so mark your calendars for the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, or visit one of the many local wineries for a free tasting on the weekends.
  2. Get your fill of nature with a hike at Hawk Mt. Whether you are a beginner or an expert there are trails for everyone.
  3. Nothing says spring like being able to dine (or drink) al fresco. Our favorite spots to check out include Looper's, JP McGrady's and the Tally Ho.
  4. Take me out the the ballgame! There are plenty of baseball games to be seen in and around the Lehigh Valley. Either at the college level or the Phillies' farm team in Reading.
  5. Need a little help with your golf swing? Check out a local golf course like the Allentown Municipal Golf Course for lessons or a tee time. Mini golf more your style? Putt-U offers discounts to all our members!

Walk for Wildlands

Walk for Wildlands
On the Ironton Rail Trail
Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:00 a.m. registration check-in

Celebrate Earth Day 2006 with Wildlands Conservancy and get in step to raise funds for your local conservation organization! Gather family and friends together for a day of outdoor fitness and fun, while helping to preserve, protect, and enhance the land, water, ecological, and recreational resources of the Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh River valley.

Beginning at Saylor Park in Coplay, Pa., participants will walk the five-mile loop of the Ironton Rail Trail, leading them along the Coplay Creek to the Lehigh River and looping through Whitehall Township back to Saylor Park. Half way, walkers can stop, rest, and pick up a bottle of water and a snack at the Hokendauqua Park (to view a map of the trail, visit

Walkers will enjoy the route, visit various education stations, experience fun environmental activities, all while learning how Wildlands Conservancy does the work of protecting open land and wildlife habitat, restoring streambanks, creeks and rivers, and enhancing outdoor recreational greenways.

A Go Green Challenge will also be a part of the fun! While on the trail, simply fill in the answers to the questions listed on the sheet given to you at registration. All registrants who complete the Walk and the Go Green Challenge will receive an event T-shirt, conservation literature, and other goodies. Additional prizes will be awarded to the first 100 registrants who complete the Walk and correctly answer the Go Green Challenge.

Entry fees are $25 per person, $45 for a family, or $100 for a team of eight or more. A pledge sheet is also available for those who wish to solicit additional funds from others and help widen the support. Call (610) 965-4397, ext. 10 or contact us via e-mail to request a registration form.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Crazy For You

Looking for a little culture in your life? Desales University Theatre is putting on "Crazy For You" with music and lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin. April 26-May 7. Tickets cost $19-$24 depending on what day you go.

Crazy for You is a comic feast of toe tappin', hilarious mayhem and some of the best George and Ira Gershwin melodies and lyrics ever written! This Tony Award winning show, filled with spectacle, farce, and the "hottest" dance choreography ever seen in the Lehigh Valley, will have the entire family singing "I Got Rhythm!"

For Tickets contact the box office at 610.282.3192