15 Ways to Soak In Spring This Week (5/14-5/20)

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BY NINA ELIAS
 

There's something about being enveloped by comforting, warm air that makes me just want to RELAX. And that's what I love about this week's events—they encourage you to slow down and focus on whatever you feel like, be it crafting or emotional health or petting some adoptable dogs. 'Tis the season for taking it easy, my friends!

TUESDAY

Advances in Melanoma Cancer Care (5:00pm-7:30pm | Free)
Come and celebrate survivorship and learn about the latest advances in care, treatment and management of melanoma from Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute health care providers. Sign up for this free event here!

HiJinx and Union & Finch Collaboration: American Craft Beer Week (All week long!)
Union & Finch is teaming up with HiJinx to host some of their beers during American Craft Beer Week. HiJinx will release Earth, Wit & Fire EXCLUSIVELY to U&F! Don’t just go for the beer—there will be fabulous food pairings, as well.

Bird Walks (7:30am - 12:00pm | Free)
Join Preserve Manager Tim Burris and knowledgeable birders every Tuesday morning until June 5th for a guided tour to various locations in and around Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary in search of migratory and nesting bird species. Click here to register!

WEDNESDAY

Free Essential Oils Class (6:00pm | Free)
Join Hot Yoga 40 RP for a Free Essential Oils Class hosted by Molly Clarke, Katy Parenti, and Alesha Pretapoppa. Save money and improve your health by replacing toxic products in your home, and support your immunity with natural remedies that reduce stress and increase energy.

Free Women’s Health Fair (9:00am-1:00pm | Free)
In celebration of National Women's Health Week, the YMCA of Allentown is holding their 2nd annual FREE Women’s Health Fair! Complete with seminars on breast and cervical cancer, weight management, chiropractic screenings, healthy eating, and program demonstrations and more. Click here for more info!

THURSDAY

Bethlehem Farmer’s Market (11:00am-3:00pm | Free to attend)
It’s baaaaack! Head to Bethlehem’s bustling South Side for fresh produce, live music, and even an on-side tailor! Every Thursday through October. Click here to see this year’s vendors!

Art to Table: Paper and Fabric Flowers (6:00pm - 8:00pm | $35)
Is it really summer if you aren’t wearing a flower crown? Learn how to make your own (plus wreaths, garland, and more) at the next Art to Table event!

FRIDAY

2018 Spring Greek Food Festival (All weekend | Free to attend)
Okay, if you know me at all personally you know I look forward to the Greek Food Festival more than Christmas. Get thee to St. Nick’s all weekend long for the best darn moussaka (and everything else) you’ll ever eat! All weekend long—see you there!

Fresh Fridays - Opening Day! (12:00pm - 4:00pm | Free)
Brand new event! Looks like Downtown Allentown is getting in on the farmer’s market scene. We can’t wait to check it out

SATURDAY

Superhero 5K for Autism (10:00am | Raise what you can!)
Raise funds & awareness for Autism/Special Needs. Come prepared as your favorite superhero and walk, run or "fly" to the finish line! Two Options: Superhero 5k- Untimed fun run/walk or the Superhero Family Walk/Run (about 1 mile). There’s no registration fee—raise what you can! Click here to register.

Cultivating Emotional Freedom (2:00pm - 4:00pm | $35)
In this lively, all-levels workshop @ The Yoga Loft, veteran Kundalini Yoga instructor, Ravi Hari, will take you on a journey of discovery into the wonderful world of your own emotions utilizing the ancient tools of Kundalini Yoga-- movement, breath, postures, and sound. No previous yoga experience is needed! Click here for tickets.

Family Fit Day (11:30am - 1:00pm | Free)
Join Steel Fitness Riverport for family fun in "THE YARD”! Bring the whole family for FUNctional fitness including: Obstacle course, Fitness Challenges, Game, Prizes and more! Non-members welcome! Click here to register.

SUNDAY

Wimmer Wag Fest (11:00am - 4:00pm | Free)
Browse local, adoptable pets from over 30 participating rescues! There will be food, games, shopping, raffle prizes and demonstrations from our local K9 Police & K9 Arson dogs.

Yoga and Brunch with Easton Yoga and Greenmouth (9:00am - 10:30am | $22)
These are a few of our favorite things! Join Alicia Rambo Wozniak of Easton Yoga and Sarah Hinsch of Greenmouth Table at the Easton Public Market for a healthy and delicious start to your Sunday! Alicia will guide a one-hour gentle morning flow to wake your body up and Sarah will prepare a nutritious breakfast to enjoy at the end of class.

Food Truck Festival @ Coca-Cola Park (12:00pm - 8:00pm | $10-$20)
This suuuuper popular event will again be divided into two sessions -- one from 12-3 p.m. and the other from 5-8 p.m. -- and will feature close to 40 different food trucks!! Click here for tickets.

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