Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival
532 Main St., Bethlehem, 18018 celticfest.org. This dedicated group continues to preserve and promote the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance. Watch top athletes from around the world display feats of strength, speed, and skill as they compete for the title of U.S. Champion. Sept 22 – 24, 2017.
Apple Picking in the Valley
Officials estimate Pennsylvania’s apple crop this year will be around 10 million bushels according to the Produce News.Most places sell apples by the pound; keep in mind that some may not accept credit cards. The Valley has a number of orchards ready for your apple picking adventures.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
101 Doe Mountain Ln., Macungie, (610) 682-7100
Bear Creek Mountain Resort is open to the public for recreational (seasonal) activities, dining options and the award-winning spa. A year-round resort set on 330-acres offers boatloads of fun for all ages. From skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing in the winter and hiking, biking, fishing, boating, tennis, and geocaching during the spring through fall months, you’ll find plenty of options! Over seven miles of wooded mountain biking and hiking trails encircle the resort.
June 2 - Dec 1 Monthly on the 1st Friday 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 6-9 PM bananafactory.org. On first Friday of every month, South Bethlehem comes alive for a community celebration. Local merchants, restaurants and galleries open their doors to celebrate our awesome community. These First Friday activities are headquartered at the Banana Factory Arts Center – the fun kicks off at 6 p.m. each month and wraps up around 9 p.m. Event is free for everyone, family friendly and full of creative activities!
Model Train Exhibit
July 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018 weekly on Sun, Fri, Sat, 901 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA, (610) 797-7743 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Adults $8, Seniors (65 & over) $6, Children (5-12) $3 (4 and under free) modeltrainexhibit.com. Model Train Exhibit runs every hour on the half hour for 30 minutes then shut down for 30 minutes to let the trains cool. At that time you will be asked to leave the exhibit, but the ticket you purchase is good for the day, allowing you to come back as many times as you like.