Your Weekend: Dog Show, Elvis' Birthday, Sangria Taste-off

Looking for a way to keep busy this weekend? We have some suggestions for you.

Looking for a way to keep busy in and around the Lehigh Valley this weekend? Here are a few suggestions: 

1. Watch the Dogs. The Lehigh Valley Kennel Club hosts its 37th Annual Canine Learning Experience at the Agri-plex in Allentown this weekend. You can bring your dog too! There will be a parade of dogs at 11 a.m. Saturday. There will be more than 40 breeds in exhibit and 30 vendor booths. Go here for the full list of events. Cost $8 on Saturday and $6 on Sunday. Kids under 12 are free. 

2. See a Show.  Parkland High School stages The Imaginary Invalid at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the PHS auditorium. Box office opens at 6:30 both nights.  Tickets for adults are $10 and tickets for students, children, and senior citizens are $8. 

3. Play games with the family. Upper Macungie Township holds Family Game Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Independent Park Community Center. The township will provide games or you can bring your own.

4. Celebrate Elvis' Birthday. Are you a fan of young '50s Elvis or '70s Vegas Elvis? You can celebrate both at 3 p.m. Sunday at the State Theatre in Easton. The Elvis Birthday Bash will feature Scot Bruce as the young Elvis, and Mike Albert playing Presley in his later years.  Tickets are $36-$41, and are available at the theater box office, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.

5. Check out the Superbowl Sangria Taste-Off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery, 9850 Newtown Road, Breinigsville. You can sample two new recipes and cast your vote. Recipe cards will be available. Votes will be tallied Monday and the sangria winner will be announced on the Clover Hills Facebook and Twitter pages. 

6. Knit! Parkland Community Library hosts a knitting circle at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall. You can swap knitting tips and tricks. Just bring your knitting materials. This is for knitters of all ages and skill levels.

7. Sew Valentines, at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Your child can bring her favorite doll and learn to use yarn creatively by sewing a Valentine card. You can drop in from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free for children with paid adult pass. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-360-TOUR for more information or to make a reservation.

8. Learn the basics of paper cutting. The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem, will host nationally recognized paper cutting artist Nancy Shelly in its Local Artist Spotlight workshop at 10 a.m. Friday morning. Registration is required (Class limited to 12 people). Cost is $25.00 for Historic Bethlehem members, $35.00 for non-members. Call 1-800-360-TOUR for reservations.


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