BY NINA ELIAS
Oh 2017—you were a strange, strange beast. No matter how you feel about the year we've had, one thing remains true for all of us: it was a fantastic year to live in the Lehigh Valley. We hope these event roundups helped you fall in love with the LV over and over each week. Find more fun with the final events roundup of the year! Happy New Year to all!
Merry Christmas! Hang out with your fam, eat too much, and relax. THAT’S what living well is to us!
Emmaus Holiday Doors and Windows Contest (All Day | Free)
Grab your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa and go for a stroll or drive through beautiful Emmaus. This year’s windows are “Classic Dickens”
Tuesday Night Trivia at Hardball (7pm - 9pm | Free)
Do you need a reason? Gather the widest range of smarties you know and sip on some local, gluten-free cider. Spoiler alert—you might see us there!
The Roast of 2017 Comedy Show (8pm - 9:15pm | $10)
You thought 2016 was bad? "Hold my beer," said 2017. Join the Lehigh Valley’s most pissed off citizens as we send up a year that’s had it coming since January 1st. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley.
Project Keep Warm Volunteer Sorting Event (5pm-7:30pm | Free)
The season of giving doesn’t—and shouldn’t—stop on December 25th. Help the Lehigh Valley Business Group sort their Project Keep Warm donations. Bring the whole family to help this wonderful cause!
Watercolor Class (5pm-6:30pm | $15)
Jenel Schaffer invites you to relax into the New Year—a concept I’m in serious need of—and “Paint the Music.” All materials are provided!
Live Reindeer Appearance at Da Vinci Science Center (11am - 3pm)
OMG. How fun is this?! Make your trip to Da Vinci Science Center extra seasonal with real reindeer from Z Arch Barn Farms!
From Milk to Curd: Cheesemaking With Valley Milkhouse (2pm-4pm | $30)
Join Stefanie Angstadt, owner and cheesemaker of Valley Milkhouse Creamery, for a workshop dedicated to all things cheese! You’ll learn how to make a simple ricotta “basket” style cheese using only a stock pot, vinegar, a stovetop and cheesecloth. Only 12 seats for this awesome class!
So Long 2017 Poetry Reading + Open Mic at Coffee House Without Limits (7pm - 9pm | Free)
How would you say goodbye to 2017? Four local poets will share their farewells, then jump up on stage for the open mic portion and share your choice words while you enjoy some local coffee.
NYE Pop Up Chef Dinner at Cafe Frais (6:30pm-9pm | $70/person)
If you haven’t tried this fantastic new local eatery, this is a fantastic opportunity to see and taste all they have to offer! Click through to view the menu—guaranteed to make you hungry!
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