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Date Event Description Time / Location
1/612/31

American Legion

Help out the American Legion, an organization deicated to supporting veterans and helping them receive benefits through their service. They also assist and support families of returning service men and women. They ensure the needs of wounded warriors are being met and advocate on behalf of of active duty military and veterans in the halls of government. To learn more visit legion.org.

INFO N/A, American Legion
4/1312/31

Salvation Army Needs Donations!

Many of our neighbors here in New Jersey are struggling.  In these tough times, they’re not just looking for help. They’re looking for hope.

Your support of The Salvation Army in New Jersey, through volunteer work or a donation, will make a real difference for someone in need. And you’ll be amazed at what you’ll get out of giving. Come share your blessings, and be blessed. Visit www.SalvationArmyNJ.org to find out how you can help. From all of us at The Salvation Army in New Jersey, thank you. 

INFO N/A, Salvation Army of New Jersey
6/212/31

Blood Donors Needed!

Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all Blood types and platelets. “Blood donations traditionally decrease during the summer months due to family vacations and high schools/colleges being on break,” explained Deb Otto, Director of Donor Resources. “These factors, combined with several critical traumas that have occurred in our region over the past few days, have significantly impacted our community’s Blood supply.”

 

“The ideal Blood inventory on our shelves should be a three-day supply, or approximately 1500 units,” she notes. “At this time, we are only at about 700 units, which is less than half of our desired inventory level.” “More than 450 donors are needed every day in our community to help in the care of cancer patients, accident victims, premature infants and others in need of life-saving transfusions at our regional hospitals," adds Sean Tinney, Director of Marketing & Business Development. “While we’ve had a decrease in the number of people donating, the demand at our hospitals remains steady. We would just like to remind people that Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from the kind generosity of volunteer Blood donors. If there was ever a time to
donate, now is that time.”

 

It can take up to 50 units of Blood to help someone in a car accident, and up to 8 units to help someone with internal bleeding. It can also take up to 8 units a week to help someone battling leukemia. In order to donate, individuals must be 17 years of age or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be feeling healthy; they must not have donated in the past eight weeks. All donors must also provide valid identification; ID must have the donor’s name printed on it, as well as a photo and/or signature. For more information or to schedule a donation, call 1-800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667). Donors can also visit GIVEaPINT.org to schedule an appointment online or find a Blood Drive in their community.

INFO Regular Business Hours, Miller-Keystone Blood Center
6/229/7

Weekly Tannersville Bog Walks

Wednesdays through September 7, 2016, the EE Center will be offering weekly walks through the Tannersville Bog at 10am. These 2 ½ hour walks will be guided by an Environmental Educator from the Center who will teach you about the Bog, a very unique boreal bog for this area, owned by the Nature Conservancy. The Bog is filled with bird songs and interesting insect eating plants.

 

Participants will meet at the Bog parking lot by 10am. Directions:  Route 611, at the light at the Tannersville Inn turn onto Cherry Lane Road.  The parking lot is 1.9 miles on your right from Route 611.

 

Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE and Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking in the woods and through fields. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information on other programs we offer visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.

INFO 10:00am, Tannersville Bog
7/258/29

Chess Knights

Join the Warren County Library for their Chess Knights on July 25th, August 1st, August 8th, and August 29th. All programs begin at 6pm and run until 7:30pm and are open to players of all ages. Learn to play chess or test your skills by playing a game with another player. Registration is required, register online at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322.

INFO 6:00pm-7:30pm, Warren County Library
8/1112/31

Storytime Programs

The Warren County Library offers a number of storytime programs fro children at the library located at 2 Shotwell Dr in Belvidere. Listening to stories is an important part of a childs learning to read and developing a love of reading. Find the program that's right for you and your child! Sign up for programs at www.warrenlib.org.

 

  • Lapsit Storytime and Sing Along: Tuesdays at 10am. This is a short program lasting 15-20 minutes for babies and toddlers with an adult caregiver. There's singing, bouncing, clapping, and share a story or two.

 

  • 2-Year-Old Storytime: Tuesdays at 11:00am. This program includes two or three stories, a variety of songs and rhymes and a simple craft project. Adult caregivers will participate along with the children. Sign-up is requested.

 

  • Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 1:30pm & Fridays at 10:30am. This program includes several stories and rhymes and a craft project. Holiday parties are held sevral time throughout the year. Sign-up is requested.
INFO Varying, Warren County Library
8/1612/27

Knitting Group

On Tuesdays at 3pm, the Warren County Library Headquarters offers a chance for you to come down and join their Knitting Group! Calling all beginners, intermediate, advanced, all are invited. Enjoy an afternoon learing or teaching and great conversation. All needle art forms are welcome. Registaration is not necessary. For further information, please visit them at www.warrenlib.org or call us at 908-475-6322.

INFO 3:00pm, Warren County Library
8/25

Lehigh Valley PurseNalities

Join the American Heart Association for Lehigh Valley PurseNalities, an evening of wine, small bites, music and a silent purse auction to benefit women’s heart health. Women of the Lehigh Valley donate purses/bags that represent their “PurseNalities.” It is a silent auction of bags and purses filled with other gifts, along with the profiles of unique local individuals involved in the community. Tickets are $35 per person, or $120 for four. Reserve your tickets by Aug. 4. Visit http://www.heart.org/LVpurse for more information.

INFO 5:30pm, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
8/25

Lehigh Valley "Pursenalities"

Join Circle of Red as they hold Lehigh Valley "Pursenalities" on Thursday, August 25th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Blast Furnace Room at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. The evening will contain wine, small bites, and a silent purse auction to benefit women's heart health. Tickets are $35 per person or 4 for $120. For more information please visit www.heart.org/LVpurse.

INFO 5:30pm-7:30pm, Blast Furnace Room at ArtsQuest
8/27

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Summer Fest

INFO 12:00pm-5:00pm, Schnecksville Fire Company
8/27

WCHFH Bowling Fundraiser

Come out and help us BUILD THE NEXT HOME! PRIZES! MUSIC! RAFFLES! FUN! All proceeds will be used entirely for construction of the Warren County Habitat for Humanity homes being built in Port Colden, NJ Tickets $20 per person (includes shoe rental) Groups of 4-6 per LANE. Get your group together or come alone! For tickets, call 908-835-1300 or visit 31 Belvidere Avenue, Washington, NJ (between 10AM and 4PM Tuesday through Friday) or contact Joelle Dowling at joellecdowling@gmail.com. Tickets are limited so BUY YOURS EARLY! For more information you can find us at: facebook.com/Warren-County-Habitat-for-Humanity

INFO 6:00pm-8:00pm, Oakwood Lanes, 324 Rt. 31 North, Washington, NJ 07882
9/4

Blood Drive

Once again the Quakertown Farmer's Market has been selected as a donor site on Sunday, September 4th from 10am-3pm. Each donator who gives blood at the market will receieve a gift with their donation. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up near the North entrance. At this time there is an urgent need for O-, A-, B- and AB blood types.

INFO 10:00am-3:00pm, Quakertown Famer's Market
9/9

The Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) primetime special

The Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) star-studded primetime special is scheduled to air on Friday, September 9, 2016 live 8:00-9:00pm Eastern/7:00-8:00pm Central and on normal tape delay for Mountain and West Coast stations.  The SU2C commercial-free roadblock special will broadcast live across more than 40 networks and broadcasters as a nationally televised fundraiser to fight cancer.  There will no exclusivity for any network. 

 

This live show helps fund SU2C’s groundbreaking approach to translational research, accelerating the delivery of new therapies to patients by getting them from the “bench to the bedside” as quickly as possible. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across various institutions to work collaboratively, rather than competitively. 

 

Cancer has touched the lives of all of us.  Each year, it takes the lives of more than half a million Americans and seven million people worldwide.  And more than likely you, and your listeners, know or have known someone in the fight.  

INFO 8:00pm, Television
9/10

Charity baseball versus softball games

The Walnutport Borough Playground Association needs your help. The playground will be hosting two charity baseball versus softball games on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. The first game, starting at 5:00 pm, will include girls, ages 7 to 8 from Northern Lehigh Softball versus boys, ages 5 to 9 from Walnutport Baseball. The second game, starting at 6:30 pm, will include girls, ages 12 to 14 from Northern Lehigh Softball versus boys, ages 12-14 from Northern Lehigh Baseball. All proceeds from the games and the refreshment stand will be donated to Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter. Dream Come True is a nonprofit organization that fulfills dreams of children in the Lehigh Valley, ages 4-17, which are seriously, chronically, or terminally ill. During the games we will hold a basket raffle and auction. All proceeds will be donated to Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter. The basket raffle and auction will include items from local businesses and area sports teams. We are hoping that you will be involved in making this year the best one yet! Participating businesses will be recognized during the event. Business banners will be displayed if supplied. If you would like to contribute money or donate items for our basket raffle/auction, please contact me at 610-762-1196 or usa1eric@ptd.net. Check contributions can be written to “Walnutport Borough Playground Association”. Donations can be picked up or sent to: Walnutport Borough Playground C/O Eric Heiney 1133 Arbor Lane Slatington, PA 18080. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Sincerely, Eric Heiney

INFO 5:00pm, Walnutport Borough Playground
9/11

Parish Picnic

The Assumption B.V.M. Parish of Northampton invites you to join them at the Egypt Memorial Park Route 329, (Main and Banks Streets) Egypt on Sunday, September 11 for their "Annual Family Picnic." Picnic starts with an Outdoor Mass at 11:00am. From noon until 7:00pm you can enjoy ethnic foods, baked goods, children's games, games of chance, and a basket raffle. There will be a DJ from noon until 3:00pm; there will also be music presented by "The Pennsylvania Villagers" 3:00pm-7:00pm. Come and enjoy this family-friendly celebration.

INFO 11:00am, Assumption B.V.M. Parish of Northampton
9/13

Volunteer Fair

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Career Development Center will host a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville, Pa.

 

One of the best ways for students to gain experience in their degree or field is to volunteer at a related agency or organization.

 

LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas on ways they can gain experience, build skills and give back to the community. Volunteering is a great way to build your resume and get your foot in the door.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Space is still available for agencies and organizations who would like to be involved. Interested organizations can contact LCCC’s Career Development Center at careerservices@lccc.edu or 610-799-1090.

INFO 10:00am-2:00pm, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville, Pa
9/14

Family Movie Night

Join the Warren County Library as the host a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30pm. The movie will bw a PG rated family movie.

INFO 6:30pm, Warren County Library
9/179/18

20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts

Stop by the 20th Annual Riverside Festival of the Arts from September 17th through the 18th at Riverside and Scott Parks along Larry Holmes Dr in Easton. There will be many exhibts featured both days and will also include educational children's workshops all weekend! The fun starts at 11am on Saturday, don't miss out. For information about the festival or for an artist application please contact The Riverside Festival of the Arts at eastonriverside@gmail.com, registration ends August 1st.

INFO Saturday 11:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm, Riverside and Scott Parks along Larry Holmes Drive
9/17

Car Show and Tricky Tray

Car Show and Tricky Tray to benefit St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Hosted by the Carriage House and the Lost In Time Car Club. Top prizes for tricky tray include a week-long vacation valued at $999, a golf, eat, and stay package from the inn at Pocono Manor, and children's bicycles. As well as, a wide variety of gift baskets. Prizes for winning cars include Kalahari Water Park tickets, H20 water park tickets, and restaurant gift cards. Spectators free! Food vendors, bounce house, cotton candy, children's carnival games, music, chair massages, and a wide array of other vendors. $15 day of registration for car show entries. Spectator judged. For more information contact the Carriage House at 570-839-6761.

INFO 10:00am-4:00pm, Carriage House 390 Manor Drive Pocono Manor, PA 18349
9/18

Lehigh Valley Heart Walk

Help get America walking by supporting the 2016 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sunday, September 18th at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. As the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. More than 1 million walkers will participate in some 350 events nationwide, raising funds to support research and education about this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. The Lehigh Valley Heart Walk includes fitness walk through the attractions of Dorney Park. Join us and help make a difference. 

INFO 8:00am-12:00pm, Dorney Park & Wild Water Kingdom 3830 Dorney Park Rd. Allentown, Pa. 18104
9/18

Actors Needed!

ArtsQuest is looking for actors and actresses to be a part of the fun and excitement of its sixth-annual Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Actors will portray characters typically seen at a German Oktoberfest, complete with authentic German attire, and interact with festival guests while in character.

 

Oktoberfest auditions will take place Sept. 18, noon-5 p.m., in the Crayola Gallery of the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Interested individuals do not need to prepare, as auditions will be primarily improv-based. Ability to perform with a realistic German accent is encouraged but not required, and all actors will be paid for their appearances at Oktoberfest.

 

To request an audition time, please email ArtsQuest Cinema/Comedy Assistant Addyson Young at ayoung@artsquest.org. The email should include an attached resume and headshot, as well as the preferred audition time. Auditions will last approximately 15-30 minutes; no phone calls will be accepted.

 

For more information on Oktoberfest, please visit www.steelstacks.org.

INFO 12:00pm-5:00pm, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
10/6

The O' Jays

The O' Jays are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, October 6th! Get your tickets.

INFO 7:00pm, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/8

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Lehigh Valley

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Lehigh Valley presented by Air Products is one of the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising events, to help raise money to find a cure for nearly 29 million Americans living with diabetes and to help improve their lives. Meet us at the IronPigs Stadium at Coca Cola park to participate in a fun walk. Participants register and recruit co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money. The day of the event is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individual participants as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about diabetes in the local community. To register for the walk or find our more information, please check out www.diabetes.org/lehighvalley.

INFO 8:00am-12:00pm, IronPigs Stadium at Coca Cola Park 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109
10/8

Spaghetti Dinner

Stop by the Coplay Fire Co. as they hold a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Forgotten Felines & Fidos on Saturday, October 8th from 4pm-7pm. The dinner is all you can eat, Adults are $7 and children 10 and under are $5. For more information please visit www.forgottenfelines.org.

INFO 4:00pm-7:00pm, Coplay Fire CO. 153 Cherry Street, Coplay Pa 18037
10/16

The Lehigh Valley Beatles Showcase V

FEATURING PERFORMANCES & APPEARANCES BY:

THE CRAIG THATCHER BAND w/NYKE VAN WYKE

THE SWINGTIME DOLLS - BEYOND EDEN

THE LESSON CENTER w/SPECIAL GUESTS

JAMES SUPRA – SARAH AYERS - LORI ROBERTS - JORDYN KENZIE – CHRIS EICHLIN

LOU FRANCO PROJECT & JACQUI ARMBRUSTER

SCOTT MARSHALL - ERIN KELLY – ALLIE SANTOS

SCHOOL OF ROCK BANK STREET BAND

MATT ROMAN & THE HEARD w/THE DUTCH & REBECCA ROMAN

JIM STEAGER w/BRIAN BORTZ & FRIENDS

SCOTT ERICKSON – JIM LEARY w/ASHLYN LEARY

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT www.steelstacks.org

$20 - $29 IN ADVANCE / $24 - $35 AT THE DOOR - CHILDREN 5 & UNDER FREE

*PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOCAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS & MUSIC PROGRAMS

INFO 4:00pm-7:30pm, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
10/24

21st Annual Pennsylvania Pork Taste of Elegance Chef Competition

The Pennsylvania TASTE OF ELEGANCE is turning 21 this year!  Hosted by the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, the competition is open to chefs working full-time in food service operations and provides an opportunity for chefs to highlight their establishment and culinary creativity with pork.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, with first place receiving $1,000 and an invitation to attend the National Pork Board 2016 Pork Summit (pending approval).  The 2015 Pork Summit was held at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in St. Helena, California.  

 

To participate, chefs must complete an entry form and submit their pork-focused recipes by Monday, July 25, 2016.  Recipes submitted will be pre-judged and based on entry forms up to 15 chefs will be selected to compete at the event on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.  All proceeds from the event will benefit ArtsQuest, a nonprofit organization providing access to art, culture and educational programs for residents of the Lehigh Valley. 

 

Entry forms can be downloaded at http://www.WellnessPress.com/Events or requested by email from Denice@WellnessPress.com.  All finalists will be notified of selection by Friday, July 29, 2016.

 

On October 24, a public reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Musikfest Cafe following the chef competition.  This ticketed event will include an announcement of winners and allow attendees to meet the chefs and sample their entry entrees.  An August press release will announce the competing chefs and provide additional details regarding the public reception.

INFO 6:00pm-8:00pm, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
10/30

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat & Craft Fair

Join Cedar Crest College as the host their 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat & Craft Fair on Sunday, October 30th from 12pm-4pm. The event is for children of all ages and will feature vehicles decorated by the Cedar Crest community as well as local businesses showcasing what the area has to offer. The Trunk or Treat runs from 1pm-3pm and the Craft Fair runs from 12pm-4pm. Both events are free and open to the entire community! For more infotmation on these events email StudentAffairs@CedarCrest.edu or call 610-606-4680.

INFO 12:00pm-4:00pm, Cedar Crest College
11/10

Linny Awards

For more than a quarter-century, Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler of Bethlehem worked tirelessly to elevate the Lehigh Valley’s arts organizations and artists through her volunteerism and her support. Now, the region has the opportunity to celebrate this flourishing arts community and honor Fowler’s memory by taking part in the Linny Awards, a new multi-discipline arts awards program focused on the greater Lehigh Valley’s artists, innovators and arts leaders.

 

The inaugural Linny Awards presented by Cornerstone Advisors will be presented Nov. 10, 6 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, with all proceeds from the event going to support the nonprofit ArtsQuest Foundation, founded in 2002 by Mrs. Fowler. From now through June 3, the public is invited to nominate artists, individuals and businesses at artsquestfoundation.org for consideration in eight different award categories including Visual Artist of the Year, Performing Artist of the Year, Educator of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year and Philanthropy in the Arts.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Linny Awards Selection Committee, with winners announced the week of June 20. Complete details on categories and submission guidelines are available at artsquestfoundation.org.

 

In addition to the honorees chosen by the selection committee, the ArtsQuest Foundation Board will present three prestigious awards that recognize distinguished individuals from the region for their longtime commitment and dedication to the arts. The recipients of these awards - the Lifetime Achievement Artist Award, Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award and the Pinnacle of the Arts Award - will be announced later this spring.

 

“The arts have long been a significant contributor to the culture, economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley,” says ArtsQuest Foundation Executive Director Jeff Parks. “The Linny Awards are designed to celebrate this culture of creativity by recognizing the artists, arts educators, businesses and philanthropists who live, work and support the arts in our region.

 

“One of the primary reasons the arts are thriving in our area is the support of Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler. A longtime member of the ArtsQuest Foundation Board, Linny supported so many arts programs and organizations in our region over the decades. In addition to serving on the boards of arts organizations such as the Allentown Art Museum, Baum School of Art, State Theatre and ArtsQuest, she was a mentor to many artists and was actively involved in a number of arts programs benefitting our young people, so it’s fitting that these awards are named in her honor.” 

 

As part of the Linny Awards, the ArtsQuest Foundation will also recognize the creativity and support of the region’s business community through two special honors. The first, the Excellence in Product Design Award, will honor one Lehigh Valley-based business or corporation for the quality, innovativeness and creativity of its goods and products. The second, the Business Supporter of the Arts Award, will be presented to one small, one medium and one large-sized business (three in all) for their long-term support of the arts.

 

Thanks to a partnership with Penn State Lehigh Valley, the Linnys will also present a $1,500 scholarship to Penn State Lehigh Valley to one local student planning to major in Arts Administration. The award, which will be presented annually, is open to students in 11th and 12th grades.

 

Members of the Linny Awards Selection Committee for 2016 include MKSD Architects Associate Partner Todd Chambers, Quadrant Private Wealth Director of Business Advisory Services Dan Crowley, Broadway and television actress and director Lynnie Godfrey, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Sr. Vice President of Allentown Initiatives Miriam Huertas, The Elucidator Publisher and Connexions Gallery Curator/Manager Anthony Marraccini, Musselman Advertising President Jamie Musselman, ArtsQuest Foundation Executive Director Jeff Parks, DANCENOW New York Artistic Director and Producer Robin Staff and Lehigh University Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs Silagh White.

 

Linny Award nominations may be submitted for artists, organizations and businesses in Lehigh, Northampton, Upper Bucks and Upper Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County in New Jersey.  Tickets for the Linny Awards Ceremony will go on sale to the public later this spring, with all proceeds from the event going to support the ArtsQuest Foundation, established to strengthen the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and more than 2,200 other programs, events and educational classes annually.

 

“ArtsQuest continues to expand access to the arts and arts programming in our region with each passing year,” says ArtsQuest Foundation Board Chair Jack Yaissle. “Amazingly, nearly 70 percent of the organization’s arts and cultural programs remain free for our community to attend. This annual awards ceremony not only celebrates our diverse arts community, it will also help raise much-needed revenues for our endowment funds supporting ArtsQuest, which now has an economic impact on our region of more than $117 million annually.”

The inaugural Linny Award categories are:

 

VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Honoring a Lehigh Valley visual artist whose work embodies excellence in its field. This category includes but is not limited to two- and three-dimensional visual arts such as painting, sculpture, digital, fiber, glass, ceramics, jewelry, metal and photography, as well as designers of fashion, musical instruments, furniture and other handcrafted works.


PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Recognizing a Lehigh Valley performing artist whose work symbolizes excellence in its field. This category includes but is not limited to theater, film, dance and other forms of performance art, animation, comedy and music, as well as the literary arts, playwrights and screenwriters.

 

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Celebrating an artist 30 years of age or younger who demonstrates excellence in his/her field. This award is designed to honor an up-and-coming artist or an artist who has had a breakthrough year, and through his or her work has contributed to the region’s culture and community in a very positive way.

 

ARTS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Dedicated to a Lehigh Valley-based educator, teaching artist or arts administrator who has made a profound impact on students and/or the community through his or her work in the arts. This award is open to any individual working with students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle or high school.

 

PHILANTHROPY IN THE ARTS AWARD
Recognizing an individual, family or foundation that has made a major commitment to supporting multiple arts and cultural organizations or programs in the region, and through their work has truly enhanced access to the arts and the quality of life in our region.

 

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCT DESIGN
The Lehigh Valley is home to a diverse array of businesses producing dynamic and innovative consumer, business, medical and technology-based products. The Excellence in Product Design Award annually recognizes one Lehigh Valley-based business or corporation for the quality, innovativeness and creativity of its products or goods.

 

BUSINESS SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS

Presented annually to three area businesses for their dedication and support of arts and culture in the region for five or more years. The award is given to businesses that have a presence in or do the majority of their business in the region. Eligibility categories are:

Small Business:  under 100 employees
Medium-Size Business:  100-199 employees
Large Business:  200 employees or more

 

PENN STATE LEHIGH VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The $1,500 Penn State Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award will be presented annually to one student in the region who demonstrates significant talent and promise in the visual, literary or performing arts and is looking to pursue a degree in Arts Administration. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for this award.

 

The following three awards will be selected by the ArtsQuest Foundation Board:

PINNACLE OF THE ARTS AWARD
This prestigious award is presented to an individual who has lived or currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and has achieved national or international distinction in the visual, literary or performing arts.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT- Artist Award
Celebrating an artist whose work in the arts symbolizes the highest level of excellence, commitment and achievement in his/her field over a period of 20 years or more. This award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant, longtime contributions to the visual, literary or performing arts. 

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - Volunteer Award
Recognizing one individual who has served in a volunteer leadership role in one or more arts organizations and whose hard work, dedication and passion for the arts have led to a significant difference for the organization(s) and our community.

 

For more information on the ArtsQuest Foundation and the Linny Awards, please visit www.artsquestfoundation.org

INFO 6:00pm, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

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