15 Things You Should Do This Week in the Lehigh Valley (10/30-11/5)

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BY NINA ELIAS

It finally feels like fall in the Lehigh Valley, and that calls for good food, proper Fests, and warm comfort. This week is bringing you all of that, plus three (!) race opportunities on Sunday. We're totally going to need at least one of those after all this Halloween candy! Cheers to another week full of ways to live well.

MONDAY

Monday Night Meditation at The Loving Piece (6:30pm - 7:30pm / $10)
Is there a more peaceful way to start the week? Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and enjoy some guided meditation and journaling in a safe, comforting space for a $10 suggested donation.

Empowered in Practice (6:30pm - 7:55pm / $16 drop in or $75 for the series)
The Yoga Loft his hosting this incredible 6-week series on yoga, mindfulness meditation techniques, and journaling to help take your yoga off the mat and into your everyday life. Each week features a "challenge pose" and an opportunity to look inward and dispell fear. We're obsessed--especially because all levels are welcome.

TUESDAY

Grain’s 2nd Annual Halloween Happy Hour (5:00pm -9:00pm)
Get yourself and your best Halloween-costume-also-appropriate-for-the-office getup down to Grain for spooky drinks and food, live music, and a costume contest with a $100 prize. If this is the adult version of trick-or-treat, we are so happy to be alive.

WEDNESDAY

Free Intro to Tai Chi Talk (10am - 10:55am / Free)
Thinking about taking Tai Chi? Meet The Yoga Loft’s resident Tai Chi intructor, Hilary Smith, and pick her brain about incorporating Tai Chi practice into your fitness routine. These talks are a pre-requisite to registering for TYL’s Tai Chi Classes. Sign up, here.

LV Rise & Grind Glow Workout (5:45 am / Free)
You know the drill, #JustShowUp to this 5:45am GLOW workout in Trexler Park! And you thought you wouldn’t ever need those extra glow bracelets from that bachelorette party last year...

THURSDAY

Comprehensive Chakra Workshop (6:00pm - 9:00pm / $45)
Andrea Brock is giving a 3-hour workshop all about chakras: what they are, how to tell they’re unbalance, and how to heal and clear your own--complete with a binder and self-care action plan!

Infant Massage Introductory Class (12:30pm - 1:30pm / $30)
The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center at Children's HealthCare Center is leading a series of Infant Massage classes, and you won’t want to miss the introductory one. We had no idea this was a thing, but considering how much we love a good, healing massage, we can imagine babies do, too.

FRIDAY

Sneak Peek at Rumble Cardio MMA Fitness Classes (6:00pm - 7:00pm / Free)
Are you ready to rumble? Find out at Inner Strength Studio’s free sneak peek and happy hour. You KNOW how we feel about sipping & sweating! Click here to sign up.

Beleno “Chaos to Calm” Weekend Immersion (All weekend / $269)
Delve into “the universal life truths that can change the world” in this immersive wellness weekend with Reiki Master and empowerment teacher Carrie Beleno. Learn what they are, how they work, how to release grief, explore your life purpose, and more. Click here to register.

Open House at TITLE Trexler (5:00pm - 8:00pm / Free)
We feel it in our bones--boxing is going to be the next LV fitness craze! Get in on it at Title Trexler’s open house. Sip on Weyerbacher brews or CORELife broth while you meet the trainers, tour the facility, or take a class.

SATURDAY

PA Bacon Fest (All day / Free, $2 suggested donation)
Did you know this two-day festival brings together more than 50,000 people? Talk about the power of bacon! Get yourself to the Easton Circle for an unbeatable lineup of food trucks, local restaurants, and activities all about our favorite breakfast side in the world: BACON! Click here for more info.

Yoga at The Bookstore! (9:00am - 10:00am / $20)
You’ve seen beer + yoga and wine + yoga--how about some mead with your warrior II? Jacqueline Porterfield, owner operator of Lehigh Valley Yoga, is leading you through an hour class, with glass of mead and light fare waiting for you after savasana. Get the details here.

Ashtanga for Beginners (11:00am - 1:00pm / $25)
Join Lehigh Valley Yoga for a two-hour beginner introduction to Ashtanga. You’ll study the flow of the Sun Salutations and standing and seated poses. What a fantastic, judgement-free way to begin your yoga journey. Thanks, LVY! Details, here.

SUNDAY

South Mountain Race (9:00am - 12:00pm / $25-$35)
Talk about a classic fall race: this is the 41st year for the South Mountain 10-miler and 5K on two GORGEOUS courses along Saucon Creek and Saucon Park. Why not take in the Lehigh Valley fall foliage (it’s finally here!) while you earn your November miles? Register here by November 1!

Racin Bacon 5K (9:00am - 4:00pm / $35)
The perfect way to burn off all that bacon you’ll eat at this weekend’s PA Bacon Fest! In addition to a fantastic race that’s quickly becoming a local favorite, $35 registration fee gets you beer, bacon, and t-shirt. Sign up here.

United for Puerto Rico 5K Run/Walk & Virtual Run (9:00am / $35 before November 4)
Funds collected from this charity race will go to United for Puerto Rico, a nonprofit entity created under the Laws of Puerto Rico to provide assistance to individuals and small businesses devastated by Hurricanes Irma and María. This Sunday morning 5K takes you through the scenic D&L Sand Island trail in Bethlehem. Click here to sign up and get information about their after party at The Steel Pub, also benefiting United for Puerto Rico!

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