Weekend Roundup: 7 Ways to Show Your Pride Before Summer's Over

By Siobhan DeRemer

It's been a rain-filled August so far in the Valley and if you're sick of checking for water in your basement, it's time to enjoy the sliver of summer that's left. Keep those pumpkins and lattes away with a few events this weekend that will get you out into the sun (or keep you inside depending on the weather!) to grab that last dose of vitamin D.


Jenny's Kuali 6th Anniversary (11am - 9pm / Free)
One of our favorite SouthSide staples is turning six and celebrating this whole weekend! Make some dinner or lunch plans with Jenny and grab a chance for Jenny's Kuali gift cards, hats, and Malaysian gifts.

Mandala Class at Paintsome Pottery (7pm - 9pm / $5)
This spot is home to tons of blank pottery open to your most creative ideas. This week's class involves learning the Zen art of creating mandala but you can paint whatever shape (plate, mug, or platter) your heart desires.

Easton Yoga Rocks: Boy Band Edition (6:30 - 7:45 pm / Prices vary)
If you've always wanted your yoga session to throw in a little boy band action, this class is definitely going to be your jam. Join Kate at Easton Yoga for an all-levels class with your favorite ballads from some of the best heartthrobs in recent history. Sign up here


Grand Opening of the Game Gallery Bethlehem (12pm / Free)
Southside Bethlehem's newest game spot (since it was on North Side) is celebrating their grand opening on Saturday with an '80s best dressed contest, '80s movies on the projector, and door prizes. Check out their epic pinball machine and retro gaming console collections.

Food Truck Festival at Lehigh Valley Zoo (10am - 4pm / Tickets vary)
Nothing pairs quite so well with the adorable animals at the Zoo than gourmet food from local food trucks. Activities and special exhibitions are planned for the day, too. Ticket prices are the same as usual so grab them when you can!


Pride in the Park  (12 - 6pm / $5)
Join this vibrant community for a celebration of all things Pride in the Valley. Moved to the Jewish Community Center from Cedar Beach Park (thanks, floods), check out the vendors, events, and live entertainment all focused on inclusion (and fun). 

Hats, Mats, and Scarves at Easton Public Market (3 - 5pm / Free) 
If you're heading to the Easton Public Market on Sunday afternoon, consider stopping by the Crochet for a Cause effort to help the Chase the Chill with hats and scarf crochet work. No experience necessary: You can always help them make plarn (plastic yarn) if you want to assist but knitting/crochet isn't your jam.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

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8 Ways To Embrace Your Outdoorsy Side This Weekend



Last Weekend for the Kutztown Folk Festival ($14 adults, free for kids under 12)
Don’t miss the last weekend of the Kutztown Folk Festival, which runs through July 8. While new attractions are featured each year, essential elements of artisan crafts, music, folk-life demonstrations, family-friendly activities, and food aplenty—all delivered with an authentic Dutch accent—remain firmly intact. 

First Friday Southside Bethlehem (6-9pm/ various locations)
Don't have any plans tonight? Now you do! As the kids say, this is event is LIT (wait, do they still say that?). Head over to Bethlehem’s Southside Arts District and choose from literally dozens of awesome events and performances to check out. We’re pretty excited about the free wine, beer, nibbles, and live music at Domaci Home. 


Streamside Walk and Talk (10am/ Free, but registration requested)
Nature's good for the body and soul. So put on those walking shoes for Nurture Nature Center's series along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. Learn about what lives in and along the Bushkill Creek and what makes this stream so special. Meet at 13th Street entrance of Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

Paint Your Pet at Black River Farms (11am - 2pm/ $35)
You haven't REALLY proven your love to your dog until you've painted his portrait. Simply bring along a photo (on your phone is fine), and you’ll be guided through the step by step process. Don't worry, additional creative inspiration provided by the glass of wine you’ll be sipping as you paint. Purchase tickets here.

Terrarium Workshop at Weyerbacher (12:30-2:30pm/ $45)
Terrarium workshop, beer, and and a food truck. Yes please! This lovely little workshop includes a complementary 12-oz brew of your choice, instruction, 3 healthy succulents, moss, soil, stone, decorative wood, and everything you need to make your own mini ecosystem. Bonus: Couchpota-doh food truck will be there serving delicious bites (EMPANADAS!). Sign up here


Sunday Morning Kayak Trip at Lake Nockamixon (8:30am-12pm)
Lake Nockamixon provides a beautiful place to spend a morning paddling. This largest body of water in Bucks County is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and home to a wide variety of water-loving animals. Natural Lands staff member Tim Burris, preserve manager of Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary, will guide the trip and highlight interesting finds along the way. *If this sells out, keep in mind that you can still rent kayaks and paddle boards at Lake Nockamixon to go on an adventure of your own!

Easton Heritage Day (All day/ free)
Heritage Day is a free, full-day family festival that showcases local history, offers activities for kids and live music performances, and concludes with an amazing fireworks display over the Forks of the Delaware. It celebrates Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. At noon on July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. For a full list of events, visit

Go Canoeing, Paddling, or Biking! (11:30am - 4:30pm/ prices vary)
Want to get on the water? You can cruise down the Lehigh Canal in a paddleboat for only $12 per hour, or a canoe for just $10 per hour. Land activities more your speed? Then rent a bike and pedal down the canal path for $15 per hour. Life jackets and helmets are provided. (Rentals available Wednesday - Sunday at the National Canal Museum)

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17 Places to Get Moving (and Bring your Pup!) This Week (4/9 - 4/15)



Well, the weather in the Valley hasn't exactly gotten the spring memo yet, but our events list keeps growing! Here's a list of 17 places you can check out this week for a bit of mindfulness, movement, and even 2 events you can bring your pet to (dog-friendly movie anyone??). You'll be so busy during the earlier part of the week so you can enjoy the 70s we are supposed to get on Friday and Saturday—finally!


5 Buck Breakfast Bites (9-10am / $5)
Start your week on the right foot by meeting nutritionist Laura Scarpino for a healthy breakfast at the Restoration Space in Bethlehem. She'll guide you through the basics of clean eating and answer any questions you may have about your nutrition journey.

Isle of Dogs Dog-Friendly Screening (7:30-9:15pm / human prices vary; dogs $5)
This new Wes Anderson movie tells the story of an entire island of dogs...and your pup can join in the viewing! Lights will be dimmed and sound quieter to let your dog enjoy the show so you can hug your best friend at the cute parts!


Yin-Yang Yoga (5:30-6:45pm / $5 for yoga; $7 for meditation)
This yoga combo class at the Beleno Center merges 20 minutes of vinyasa yoga with a more chill 50 minutes of yin yoga, which uses mostly seated postures. Great for beginners and veterans and followed by an optional mediation class for those that wish to stay and clear their minds a bit more.

Paint & Create at Fiamma Italian Grill (6:30-9pm / $25)
Feed your face with some yummy stuff from Fiamma's menu and let Paint of Mind guide you through creating your own artwork. Grab tickets here.


Functional Movement Screening & Resistance Stretching (6-8pm / Free)
At Comprehensive Chiropractic in Allentown, trainers from Body Elite will be doing a short demo to highlight the importance of stretching followed by examples of a stretching routing that can be done daily to hit the typical problems (upper back, shoulders and hips). 

Women's Self Defense Workshop (7:45-9:15pm / Free)
As beautiful and safe as it is here in our Lehigh Valley bubble, it's never a bad idea to know what to do in an unsafe situation. Check out this free class at either the Bethlehem or Allentown branch of Leading Edge Martial Arts so you can prepare and feel the safest you can be. Register here.


Joe's Dinner at Trout Creek Healing Collective (6:30-8:30pm / $8-12)
This week's dinner program is centered around blood sugar and mood stabilization through whole foods. Even if you don't have a blood sugar condition, you can learn about the benefits of whole foods and cook and eat all together. Register here

Champagne & Cupcakes with Girls on the Run (7-9pm / $50) 
Join Girls on the Run Lehigh Valley's 2nd annual Champagne & Cupcakes event at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Sip on champagne while tasting and voting on several Lehigh Valley bakers' cupcake creations. Learn more and support this great local organization. Grab your tickets here.


Live Music & Yoga (6:30-7:45pm)
Yoga instructor Brooke Kohler will lead an all levels class set to live guitar music. Head to Easton Yoga and start your weekend with an energetic flow and a bit of free dancing. Price varies for classes.

Comedy Night at Blue Mountain Vineyards (6:30-9:30pm / $20)
Start your weekend with a wine tasting and some adult humor at Blue Mountain in New Tripoli. Three to four local comedians will be there to get you laughing (21 and older only). Bring your own food; wine will be available for purchase. Grab tickets and make a reservation here.


Spring Inner Peace Holistic & Metaphysical Expo (10am-6pm / $7 per day; $10 both days)
Running Saturday and Sunday, this expo is a quick trip out 78 to Hamburg. Featuring speakers, mini sessions, and local vendors, find some inner peace this spring. Grab tickets here.

Tomato Grafting Workshop (10am-12pm / $60)
Experts at the Rodale Institute will will show experienced and inexperienced growers and farmers the ancient art of grafting. You'll leave with two grated tomato plants and the confidence to get them off to a good fruitful start. Register here.

Make Your Own Kombucha (12-2pm / $20)
Love the fizzy love from a bottle of kombucha (you're not alone; we're all 'booch lovers here at Live Well!)? Save some cash and find out how to make your own SCOBY and why this magic drink is so good for your health. Register here.

National Pet Day at the Shelby (3-6pm / Free)
Join other LVers on the patio at the Shelby with their pets to celebrate National Pet Day! Treats and special vendors will be there to help enjoy the day.


Yoga at Lost Tavern Brewery (10:30-11:30am / $20)
Enjoy an hour of yoga at Lost Tavern, a pint of their beer (try Bramble On, their IPA with fresh raspberries and blackberries), and some time to chill before your week starts. Sign up in the taproom and bring your own mat!

Allentown Fiber Festival (10am-5pm / Free)
Calling all fiber artists! Browse 74 (!) vendors at this festival that brings local fiber crafters together for classes, shopping, and creativity. Learn more about vendors and details here.

Make the Most of Your Urban Garden (1:30-3pm / Free)
Get a ton of bounty out of your small gardening plot with the tips from this workshop at the Easton Public Market Community Room. Learn how to start your own spot and how to navigate seed packets and what to plant when.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions! And be sure to keep an eye on any events we share through our Facebook page.

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8 Ways to Think Spring This Week in the Lehigh Valley (3/27-4/1)

8 Ways to Think Spring This Week in the Lehigh Valley (3/27-4/1)

If John Lennon was right when he said A dream you dream together is reality, then can we all get together and just dream of spring already?! This week's events should help get you in the spirit. Here's hoping the weather follows our lead...

19 Ways to Spread the Love This Week in the Lehigh Valley (2/12 – 2/18)


by Siobhan DeRemer

It's the season of love! We think you should always find time to give yourself a little love and spread the love around, but what better excuse to get out of the house this week and show your love around the Lehigh Valley! Here are some (mostly free!) events where you can spread love, grab a beer, or just plain boycott the holiday and do whatever you want! Love means never having to say you're sorry, right?? Have a great week, and from all of us at Live Well, we love you!


Lehigh Valley Girls Pint Out Night (6pm-8pm / Free)
Are you a female that loves the science and craft behind beer just as much as you like drinking a pint? Come to the first 2018 meeting of LV Girls Pint Out at Grain in Allentown—no membership process, just come enjoy door prizes and chatter about craft beer. See how Girls Pint Out works to influence the craft beer community and why they have over 80 chapters in 40 states!

Yoga Nidra and Pranayama (6:30pm-8pm / Free)
This collaboration between the Cancer Support Community and Kula Heart Yoga is the absolute perfect way to start your Valentine's week with tapping into your innermost truth through gentle movement and guided meditation. The class is free to anyone affected by cancer and runs each Monday through April. 


Happy Mardi Gras! We all know it's time for some overindulgence (be sure to grab your organic fasnachts early before they sell out!) but before you dive into that King Cake, why not take some time to make a promise to yourself this season? It's SO much nicer than giving something up—and you might just stick with it longer than getting rid of those hard ciders from your fridge.

How to Empower Women (4pm-5pm / Free)
In such a testy climate for women, this panel discussion at Moravian College's Priscilla Payne Hurd campus employs frontline activists to open up about social justice and gender equality. Hosted by the biweekly podcast Inside 254 that focuses on gender events and world issues.

Happy Hour Food Forum (5pm-7pm / Free)
Join Wild Fox Farm along with Buy Fresh Buy Local, Godshall Farm, and Penn State Extension - Lehigh County at Bethlehem Brew Works for an open conversation between consumers and Lehigh Valley food producers. Discuss the what, where and whys of your food choices—which may be a great start to a promise to yourself this season to care more about what goes into your body and how our local growers can help you make the right choices.

Galentine's Day!
Chances are if you've been reading this blog or you've gotten to know any of us, you know we are all fans of ladies celebrating ladies and we just so happen to also love ourselves some Parks & Rec. Put ovaries before brovaries this year by hitting up your favorite spot or check out the specials at Allentown Brew Works, Sunset Grille, and Ju-Ju Monkey (wine tasting, yass!) and be sure to treat yo'self.  


Happy Valentine's Day, loves!

Singles Awareness Day Anti-Valentine's Day (6pm-8pm / Free)
Are you single and super over this love-filled commercial holiday? Or maybe you are attached but not into the overpriced, underwhelming food you might find at other local places. Check out Cafe Frais' delicious fare and let Tre Locally Sourced feed you this Wednesday.

Valentine's & A Good Cause
Starting tonight at Union & Finch in Allentown and continuing through February 17, enjoy a prix fixe dinner offering for $45—$5 of which will go directly to the American Heart Association. A great way to celebrate a romantic dinner and give back this V-Day.


Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils for Moms (11am-12:30pm / $5)
Learn how essential oils can improve your everyday life—and your kids' lives too. Make an herbal infusion for daily use and find out how essential oils can help the health and wellness of your family. Grab tickets here.

Pizza and Chocolate with IABC (5:30pm-7pm / $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers)
If one of your goals this year is to get networking and grow your business life, why not do it over pizza and beer at the Easton Public Market? The IABC Lehigh Valley brings fellow business communicators together to share stories and make connections while you can have pizza and beer from Scratch, learn about chocolate from Chocodiem, and search for new strategies to take home with you. Register here.

Immunity Boosting Syrups & Elixirs Workshop (6pm-8pm / $40)
Get out of this heinous flu season unscathed! Join the experts from Hilltop Herbals at Common Space in Easton and make delicious tasting medicinal syrups and elixirs that you can sip to boost your immunity or drizzle over food. Includes a detailed demonstration with recipes and a full bottle of syrup to take home.


Mystery Book Discussion Group (10am-11am / Free)
Each third Friday, this group meets to discuss a monthly mystery title at the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem. Making a promise to read more this season? Let these guys keep you accountable and find some great titles in the process.

Fowler Literacy Center Open House (11am-3pm / Free)
Have you always wanted to get your GED or want to look into more literacy education opportunities for your kids or friends? The Fowler Literacy Center, partnered with ProJeCt of Easton, wants to help you achieve those goals. Find out what they're all about—no excuses!


Lehigh Valley Beer Week
One of my favorite weeks in the Valley, LV Beer Week has its official start tonight and goes through February 24th with TONS of events all around the area. Some of my favorites to check out: cheese and beer pairing at Yergey, Meet the LV Brewers, Pints for Paws at Broadway Social (benefitting Last Chance Ranch), and Pour It Forward at Porter's Pub (benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Easton). 

Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge (9:30am-2pm / $50 min donation)
Maybe your promise this year is to be freezing cold and if so, the Polar Plunge is totally for you. Take a freezing dip in the Delaware and raise money for the Special Olympics. Even if you're "Too Chicken" (raising my hand over here), you can still donate and stay warm while everyone else jumps in!

Elderberry Syrup Workshop (10am-12pm / $40)
Elderberry is known for its healing properties as an immune booster through the cold and flu season. Learn about gathering and the benefits of this healing berry. You'll make a delicious tasting medicinal cordial that you can serve your dinner guests in mixed drinks, sip on cool winter evenings, drizzle on your favorite dessert or morning oats. Deliciousness and immunity? Sign us up.

Photography Boot Camp with Dan's Camera (10am-3pm / $70)
Making more time for hobbies is definitely on my list this year, so if you have a camera you've been dying to capture the world with, Dan's Camera City experts will guide you through the basics in this in-depth course. If you can't make the February class, there's one happening on March 17, too! Sign up here.


SouthSide Cocktails & Craft Beer Week
When you're skirting around the Valley this weekend into next week checking out Beer Week, don't forget about SouthSide Bethlehem and all they bring to the craft beer and cocktail scene. Through February 25, check out tours of Social Still, meet the brewers at Bonn (they're awesome), and enjoy weekly specials and pairing menus.

Yoga & Brunch at Easton Public Market (8am-9:30am / $22)
If you're sick of all the booze and chocolate-filled treats from the week, sign up for some poses and breakfast from Greenmouth to bring your body back to normal. And if you want to go right back to the chocolate on Monday, we don't judge, you earned it!

Mead Mug Making Class (2pm-3pm / $30)
I've never dabbled in ceramics, but knowing I could make a cup especially for mead totally has me intrigued. All ages can enjoy a pottery class, but for the older artists, the class includes a mead tasting of the selections from Colony Meadery. Grab a spot here.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

13 Fun, Healthy Things To Do This Week in the Lehigh Valley (2/5-2/11)

13 Fun, Healthy Things To Do This Week in the Lehigh Valley (2/5-2/11)

Hoo boy, how about that episode of This Is Us? Oh...and the Superbowl 😂 We kid we kid! All three LWLV gals partied it up (aka, ate a lot of cheese) at Siobhan's annual Superbowl Party, and now we're ready to recommit to all the healthy choices we've been making this year. Check out these super fun ways you can join us!

15 ways to stay cozy (or get moving) in the Lehigh Valley This Week (1/22 - 1/28)


By Siobhan DeRemer


SouthSide Bethlehem Restaurant Week
Just when you thought you were done touring Easton and Saucon Valley’s restaurant specials, now the SouthSide of Bethlehem has its chance! Enjoy discounted lunch and dinner selections all along SouthSide this week (through Jan 27). One of our fave offerings: Lit’s 2 macarons and drip coffee for just $5! Click the link for menus and hours.

Adult Winter Reading Program (9am - 9pm / Free)
Sign up at the Allentown Public Library to spend the winter reading (twist our arms, right??) and you could win a Chromebook among other fantastic prizes. Attend a library session, sign up, log your page-turners, and win prizes. Runs through March 3rd!

Bethlehem Food Co-op Mixer with The Yoga Loft (5:30pm - 7:30pm / Free)
Join the BFC for a fun evening of socializing, eating, drinking, and yoga-ing with community members at The Yoga Loft in Southside Bethlehem. Free yoga demos, drink samples from Social Still, soups/smoothies from Playa Bowls, and if you’re one of the first to join the Co-op, you get $35 in yoga bucks to use at the Yoga Loft!


Taco Tuesday at Social Still (4pm - 10pm)
Not much is better than a $5 taco plate and a $5 local craft beer to keep your week going. Even if beer isn’t your jam, grab some tacos and enjoy one of Social Still’s insanely well crafted cocktails on the side instead!


Beer Run Club at Bethlehem Brew Works (6:30 - 8pm / Free)
Come warm up and run a 5K through historic Bethlehem before you enjoy a fresh craft beer from BBW’s selection. Bonus: Stay for Steel Trap Trivia at the Steelgaarden that starts at 9pm!

Belly Dance Returns (7:45pm - 8:45pm / Prices vary)
Want to get your belly dance game to another level? Check out this mixed level class offered at Easton Yoga that covers essential moves and some short combos and foot patterns.


Pints & Pics (6pm - 9pm / Free)
Presented by Dan’s Camera City at Hijinx Brewery in Allentown, grab a beer and chat to your photographer heart’s content about photo gear. Lighting and a model will be set up so bring your own gear and chat with other local photogs about the best LV locations and more. Register for free here.

Valley Community Orchestra Concert (7pm / Free)
Enjoy the sounds of this community group formed to keep music skills intact for those who may not have the chance to perform professionally.


LV Pet Expo (4pm - 9pm / $4-11)
The biggest celebration of pets of all kinds in the LV is back at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Starting today and running through the weekend, head into Ag Hall (with your pet!) to check out local vendors, performing pups, alpacas, and so much more. Grab tickets online to save money (so you can buy more treats at the show, of course).


ArtsQuest Annual Souper Bowl IX (12pm - 3pm / $35)
Football fans, step aside. It’s soup time! Grab your tickets and head to the SteelStacks for the Ninth Annual Souper Bowl benefitting the Arts Education Fund. Enjoy 19 (!) locally concocted stews, chowders, and gumbos while playing the raffle and listening to live music. VIPs are sold out, but general admission is still available and ArtsQuest members get a discount!

Moravian Apothecary Tour (1pm - 2pm / $15)
Calling all history buffs! Head to the Moravian Museum for this walking tour around historic Bethlehem to learn how the Moravians treat ailments & what types of medical practices were established in early Bethlehem. Explore the Apothecary that ran from 1743 - 1952 and represents what is left of the oldest continually operated drug store in the United States.


Historic Bethlehem Restaurant Week Begins
'Tis the season to check out some of the best food the Valley has to offer! This week, it’s downtown Bethlehem’s chance. Through Feb 3, find special prices for lunch and dinner at some of your favorite Main & Broad Street eateries. Check the link for menus!

Opening Day of “Women of Vision” (12pm - 4pm / Free)
On Sundays when admission to the Allentown Art Museum is free, it’s the perfect day to see the newest exhibit “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment” featuring 100 images from female photojournalists telling their story through images taken on assignments all around the globe. Opening Day features workshops and special presentations centered around the new exhibit, but if you’ve got Sunday plans, the exhibition runs through April 8.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club at Moravian Book Shop (3:30pm - 4:30pm / Free)
Can’t get enough of sci-fi reads and need a friendly group to discuss and geek out with? Look no further than the monthly meeting of the Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club! Call to find out what the monthly pick is, get your read on, and then meet up to chat about it. Free and open to all!

Dessert Class at Seasons, Bethlehem (5:30pm - 7:30pm / $25)
Just in time for celebrating love in February, learn how to make expert-level tiramisu, truffles, and ice cream in this hands-on cooking class. Free glass of wine and 10% Seasons’ delicious oils and vinegars, too!

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

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17 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Week in the Lehigh Valley (1/16-1/21)

17 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Week in the Lehigh Valley (1/16-1/21)

Yoga, meditation, anxiety workshops—oh my! If this week doesn't help you destress, detoxify, and get on with a blissful 2018, I don't know what will. Take advantage of the many ways to learn something NEW this week—including treating yourself a new restaurant during one of the four (!) restaurant weeks. Enjoy!

21 Events to Welcome 2018 This Week in the Lehigh Valley (1/1 - 1/7)


By Siobhan DeRemer

Welcome to 2018! It's time for new beginnings, goals, and a chance to start (or keep!) living well into January. Open your journal, calendar, or that stocking-stuffer notebook you got from your favorite aunt and set yourself up for greatness this year. We know you can do it! And we're here to help: Keep an eye out for articles from us on how to volunteer your time, get moving, eat well, and be healthy this coming year and check out some of these local events to start your year right! 


Happy New Year! Ring in the new year with a massage from Elements Massage in Allentown or detoxing colonic treatment from Healing Hands in downtown Bethlehem, make a change with a cut/color from Sato Salon Organics in Allentown, or head to Elaine Zelker Photography in Easton to create your own vision board (5pm-8pm / $15). Head here to sign up and for more info. 


Kid's Knitting Class (4pm - 5:30pm | $70)
If you're looking for a fun crafty activity for your little ones (though these classes are better for those ages 7+) before school starts again, sign up for this three-day class at Lille Syster in downtown Easton. Includes three 90-minute sessions where kids will learn to cast on and off, and even make a scarf and other little items. To sign up and check out more Kid's Classes, go here.

Intro to Tai Chi Talk (5:15pm - 6:15pm | Free)
Come in to meet the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem's newest teacher of tai chi, learn a bit more about the practice, and sign up for classes. Now's the time to start a practice if you've ever been interested in this spiritual and meditative practice. In case you miss this one, there's another on Wednesday morning at 10am! Register for the event here.

Special New Year New Vision Workshop (6pm - 8:30pm | $45)
If you've been digging around for your purpose and how to channel what 2018 might bring to you, head to Andrea Brock Healing in Bethlehem to help find your direction. Maximize your potential and start your year with meditation, numerology, and guidance. 


Cooking Matters Cooking Course (2pm - 3pm | Free)
If cooking more healthfully is on your agenda for the new year, sign up at the Reference Desk at Allentown Public Library for this weekly afternoon course. You'll learn some basic nutrition and how to make simple and healthy meals.

Weekly Music Meditation & Reiki (4:30pm - 5:30pm | Class costs vary)
Carrie Beleno leads the first weekly hour-long class of the year at Beleno Spiritual Healing Center and the music and rhythm will lead the meditation. Spend an hour unwinding, working with breath and receive healing Reiki energy to boost and balance your body, mind and soul. Classes every Wednesday in case your first week doesn't feel as rhythmic as you'd like!

K. Shan Performance Fitness Training (7pm | Free)
Tired of big box gym experiences and want a more personalized experience? Check out the facilities and experts at K.Shan Performance Fitness in Bethlehem. There'll be a free nutrition presentation on Wednesday and then a goal-setting presentation on Thursday. We love a fitness community that empowers their members and knows their stuff!


Khineder Journey One Year Anniversary Sale (10am - 6pm | Free)
We found the lovely Khineder Creations (which we featured in this year's local gift guide) in Emmaus and can't wait to celebrate one year of their homemade items! Enjoy 25% off everything in their shop on Thursday & Friday!

North American Whisky Tasting at Red Stag (7pm - 9pm | $25)
Still not over the delicious tipples from your New Year's celebration on Sunday?? If you're still not satisfied, enjoy the amazing selection at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and let them drop a little whiskey knowledge on you, too (at least do a little learning in the new year!). Four amazing options and enjoy a complimentary Lyft coupon on the Pub if you need it.


First Friday in South Side Bethlehem (6pm - 11pm | Free)
On the first First Friday of the year, tons of South Side business and shops in the SouthSide Arts District will be offering specials (think Bonn Place Brewing, Jenny's Kuali, and many more of your favorites), showing local art, and giving the chic home/furniture store Domaci an official welcome to their new home on the South Side (they're having a self-serve s'mores bar; how can you go wrong?). 

Vinyl Night at Hop Hill Brewing (5pm - 10pm)
When you've freezed a bit supporting local art at South Side First Friday, bring your favorite vinyls and drinking pants down to Hop Hill Brewing. Every first friday through March, they'll be offering retro vinyl musical selections and, of course, their top-notch brews and local food.


Arts, Crafts & Drafts at Weyerbacher (12:30pm - 2pm | $30)
So we always love the idea of wining it up and painting a picture of your favorite animal, but what's even better is having options. Weyerbacher totally gets us and now has a chance for you to create anything you'd like with their various craft projects—and the first beer's included. 

Ashtanga for Beginners, Part 2 (1pm - 3pm | $25)
If you joined Lehigh Valley Yoga for the first part of their Ashtanga workshop, they're continuing the practice with another 2-hour session focusing on the challenge of previous poses and building on finishing and refining your practice.

Hava Java Cafe Open Mic (7pm - 10pm | Free)
Every Saturday evening, local artists flex their musical muscles at local coffee hangout Hava Java in Allentown's West End Theatre District. Maybe their next lineup will include you? If not, there will certainly be a chair with your name on it to enjoy local tunes and a warm cup.


Kids in the Kitchen with Chef Ada (10am - 11:30am | $20/person; ages 7-11)
Chef Ada Chandler at Easton Public Market will guide kids through a recipe including hands-on demonstrations, tastings, and other interactive opportunities. This week: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies (we know we didn't have enough of these during the holidays). Let your kids learn the kitchen basics while you shop the market!

Ice Scraper 5K with Lehigh Valley Road Runners (10am - 2pm | $10)
LVRR offers you a perfect race to start your 2018 fitness and running goals off right. No-frills and fun, even for beginners, this race should be a great time to test out that new Fitbit, Apple Watch, or just your favorite new running tights. 

Wine and Yoga at Folino Estate (11am - 12pm | $20)
Nearby in Kutztown, Folino Estate has some of the most beautiful event spaces—and wine, did we mention wine? Enjoy a yoga class in their private event space and a complimentary glass of wine afterward (along with 10% off in the restaurant or tasting room). Nothing says Welcome 2018 like a little wellness and a little wine, are we right? 

Hate-to-Waste Regift Party (7pm | Free)
Let's be honest, not every gift you receive at the holidays is your fave, but we all know one's less-personal item might be someone else's treasure! Bring a wrapped gift you aren't in love with to Ashley's in Easton and trade for one that might be more your style—or just gift someone an item and enjoy snacks and drink specials to start the new year with a giving spirit.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

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9 Ways to Say "See Ya!" to 2017 This Week in the Lehigh Valley (12/25-12/31)

9 Ways to Say "See Ya!" to 2017 This Week in the Lehigh Valley (12/25-12/31)

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!

13 Joyful and Healthy Things to Do This Week in the lehigh valley (12/11–12/17)


By Siobhan DeRemer

The craze of the holidays is hitting us all hard and when you live around or in the Christmas City, it's bound to be a part of your schedule (even if you haven't penciled it in)! Here are a few local event highlights this week to help you feel festive and fulfilled. Mark your calendars and put yourself in control of your own holiday spirit! 


Pre-Holiday Stress Buster Drumming at Living Room Yoga (7:30pm-11:30pm/ $10)
Join Lehigh Valley Drum Circle for some meditative drumming, focused breathing, and guided imagery and start your week playfully and stress-free. If the flow hits you and you want more, check out their other drum circle events throughout the month. More info and registration here.


Drink ‘n’ Draw at Steel Stacks (7pm-10pm/ Free)
Grab a cocktail to keep warm and come sketch to your heart’s content at Steel Stacks for their monthly drink & draw event. This month’s will be holiday themed and includes live model sketching time. Free to join, but find out more about the group here.


Asanas, Bubbles & Chocolate at Barreform (7pm-8:30pm/ $18)
Enjoy the ABCs of the season with a yoga flow from Laurel at Barreform in Bethlehem and ending with chocolate and bubbles. Not a bad way to spend a midweek evening! While you’re there, check out the other amazing Pilates, reformer, and barre classes this studio offers. More info and sign up here.


Canvas & Cocktails at Triple Sun Spirits (6:30pm-9pm/ $25)
Homemade gifts can be some of the most meaningful ones out there, so get your drink on from some of the delicious tipples from Triple Sun in Emmaus and let Kristina from Paint of Mind guide you through painting a snowy barn scene. Get your creative juices flowing—even if it’ll never end up on someone’s fridge. More info and tickets here.

Allentown Public Library Used Book Bag Sale (10am-7pm/ $5)
APL has the readers on your holiday shopping lists in mind this year—not to mention your wallet! Purchase a brown bag from the library for $5 and fill it to the brim with assorted titles from the APL collection. All proceeds benefit the library; can’t go wrong there! More info here.


Healthy Happy Hour at Greenmouth with Local FolkPunk Artist (5pm-6:30pm/ Free)
Hit up Greenmouth’s Healthy Happy Hour with special guest, Bronze for Birdy, a passionate FolkPunk, baritone, ukulelist, songstress, and local artist. Come out for some good tunes and great samples (and discounts!). More info here.


Jazz in the Christmas City (8pm-11pm/ Free)
Spice up your trip down to the South Side by stopping by Steel Stacks for some live piano and jazz vocals. Whether you’re stopping by on the way to or from Christkindlmarkt or just in need of a relaxing evening, grab a drink and check out local jazz artists inside the ArtsQuest building. More info here.

All Level Holiday Open House at Blue Lotus, Nazareth (9am / Free)
Blue Lotus’s new location is open to the public with a morning including an all level yoga class, refreshments, and a drawing for a month of unlimited classes. Registration is required and can be done through phone or at the studio. More info here.


Lit Pop Up Holiday Mart (10am-3pm/ Free)
Get some more gifts off your list and browse the collection of ceramics, jewelry, artwork, and more from local artists that Lit will have on display. And, of course, while you’re there, be sure to sample some coffee or a seriously delicious baked good from Lit’s masterful kitchen.

‘Tis the season for Salutations! This Sunday is the day for yoga events, so we’re including a number of them for your choosing. Namaste on, Live Well-ers.

Yoga & Bruch at Easton Public Market (8am-9:30am/ $18)
With Easton Yoga & Greenmouth Table. Register through Easton Public Market.

Pints & Poses at the Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing (10am-11am/ $20)
Ticket price includes class, beer cocktail, and some snacks. Grab tickets here.

Yoga at Lost Tavern Brewery (10:30am/ $20) 
Yoga lead by Chris MoDavis Yoga, pint of your choice, and a full 30 minutes to hang out before normal business hours begin. Sign up to save your spot at the taproom on Main Street in Hellertown. 

Detox-Retox Yoga at Eight Oaks Distillery (11am-12pm/ $20)
Enjoy a hatha flow class, specialty cocktail, and light snacks. Grab tickets here.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.

11 Healthy And Festive Things To Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley


Need a post-holiday reboot and recentering? We do too. That’s why we’re extra pumped for some of this week’s events, including a guided meditation, a 5k race, and a plenty of yoga to help get your mind and body back in balance. Of course, there’s also happy hour yoga at Triple Sun in case you need to be eased back into your healthy routine. 

Keep reading to see all this week has to offer! 


Yoga Happy Hour at Triple Sun Spirits (6-8pm/ $15)
Revitalize and reinvigorate yourself with an hour of instructor-led yoga followed by a delish cocktail made with Triple Sun Spirits liquor. Register here

Monday Meditation at The Loving Piece (6:30-7:30pm/ $10 cash)
Starting the holiday season with meditation sounds like just what we all need (even if we don’t think we have time for it). Relax and slow down for an hour at the Loving Piece with this guided session with a chance to share your thoughts with the group afterward. More info here.


Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt (through Dec. 23rd/ $9 for adults)
Hit your daily step count with ease as you peruse the aisles of handmade works (like gorgeous ornaments and nutcrackers) by more than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans at the 25th season of Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt. More info here


Holiday Art Mart at The Art Establishment (through Dec. 23rd/ Free)
Browse the handmade gifts and support local artwork from 15 local vendors as you check family and friends (or yourself) off your holiday list this year. More info here


Lehigh County Humane Society Giving Tree (through Dec. 24th/ Free)
Make a pup or kitty happy this holiday by stopping by the shelter in Allentown and grabbing a ticket from the Giving Tree that lists an item each dog and cat needs. Gift suggestions include toys, bowls, medical treatments, or bedding. You can also sponsor an animal for the season if you can’t visit in person! More info here

Eat, Drink, and Speak Spanish at Tapas on Main (5-7pm/ Free to participate)
Want to brush up on your Spanish but have no one to practice with? Head to Tapas on Main to do just that in a low pressure environment with free appetizers and $5 sangria! (We’re all about that liquid courage because our skills aren’t so bueno.) More info here


Yoga Jewelry Trunk Show at AntiGravity Yoga Lab (5-7pm/ Free)
Shop some of the prettiest yoga-inspired Jeanne Verger  jewelry as you sip on wine and nibble on tasty appetizers. Bonus: There’s also a hot yoga class that will be held from 5:45-6:45pm if you want to make the most of your trip to the AntiGravity Yoga Lab. More info here

Cookie Workshop at Sweet Girlz Bakery (6-9pm/ $75)
Take our money! If you want to bake Christmas cookies for gifts, but don't want the mess or clean up, come bake in the Sweet Girlz Bakery in Easton. You'll leave with 10+ dozen cookies to share in flavors like chocolate chip, peanut butter, coconut drop, chocolate crackle, cinnamon crisp, molasses, sugar, and oatmeal raisin. More info here, and call to reserve your spot!


Zwift Virtual Reality Bike Ride at Trek Bicycle Store (various times/ free)
You shouldn’t cancel your weekend bike ride just because it’s cold outside. Head to the Tilghman Street or Bethlehem Trek Bicycle Store to check out Zwift, an immersive cycling workout/game that takes you across beautify virtual landscapes as you pedal indoors. More info here


Artistic Flow at Easton Yoga (12-3:30pm/ $45)
If you’re looking for something to spark your creative senses, this is just the thing: a 90-minute guided flow followed by a fluid acrylic painting lesson, a freeing form of painting that uses a mix of mediums to effortlessly create abstract patterns and colors reminiscent of the natural world. Tickets and more info here.

Ice Scraper 5K Race (8:30am check-in time/ $10)
Get your winter run on with the Lehigh Valley Road Runners as the Ice Scraper race series kicks off in Little Lehigh Parkway. If you’re a beginner or looking to get yourself back out there and take a break from holiday stress, sign up here.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

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by Siobhan DeRemer

We're here again highlighting healthy, fun, and wellness-friendly events happening all around the Lehigh Valley this week! Mark your calendars and check back here each week for even more options; as always, let us know if we missed something or you'd like to add to this list each week.


Spirits & Wellness with Body Elite at Triple Sun Spirits (7pm - 9pm/ $15)
Join the trainers and experts from Body Elite in Allentown (if you didn't make the Open House last week or you want even more info!), a health club centered on wellness and health education in addition to fitness. They're pairing a short training session with the small-batch mixology of Triple Sun Spirits. Come find out what BE is all about and enjoy local spirits. More info and sign up here.

As we've mentioned on other Monday lists, if you want to start your week of with a little mindfulness and yoga, head to the Yoga Loft at 6:30pm with Melanie Smith Yoga for a $16 drop-in class from their Empowered in Practice series.


It's Health-Forward Tuesday in the LV this week. The three events we found are centered around your health questions, wellness solutions, and natural remedies for health concerns.

Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Season (1pm - 3pm/ $30) 
Join Certified Aromatherapist,The Aroma Girl, Suzanne Stout, at Beleno Healing Center for 2 hours of learning how essential oils can help you breathe easier this winter. Bonus: you get to create and take home your own aromatherapy! More info and tickets here.

Answers to Your Thyroid Questions (6pm - 7pm/ Free)
One of our founders battles with a thyroid disease, and she’ll be the first to tell you: there are a LOT of questions. Here’s a free way to get some of yours answered at Kirshner Health Solutions in Allentown! More info and tickets here.

Intestinal Hyperpermeability "Leaky Gut" Class (6pm - 7pm/ Free)
Join Herbalist Cheryl Karcher at Nature's Way in Easton as she explains how important the intestinal health is to the entire body, combating chronic health issues and how to improve and heal your gut. Event is free, but registration is required. More info here.


Healthy Living Wednesday at Easton Public Market (2pm - 3pm/ Free)
Easton Public Market has healthy recipes and options on the top of their list and this event every third Wednesday of each month helps you put eating well at the top of your list, too. This free event includes Nutritionists Alison Unger and Carissa Hrichak from Easton Hospital for tips, techniques, and recipes with your health as the focus. The healthy cooking demos and recipes focus on delicious and nutritious foods with health benefits for you and your family. More info here.

Healing Hands Massage and Wellness Center Grand Re-Opening (5pm - 8pm/ Free)
One of our favorite massage and wellness centers in the area has expanded to three floors of services and they are having an Open House to thank those who have made it possible! Enjoy a complimentary chair massage, cocktail, foot soaks, and food by Corked on Main Street in Bethlehem to celebrate this local wellness success. More info here.


Wine'd Down Workshop at Banana Factory: Succulent Wall Hanging (6:30pm - 9pm/ $55)
Create a succulent-inspired wall hanging using wool, fabric, and yarn to weave a beautiful, impossible-to-kill (our favorite part!) piece of artwork for yourhome or to give as a gift. Teaching Artist Mallory Zondag will lead the class, and a voucher for a glass of wine or beer will be provided to students to get the creative juices flowing! All materials are included. This class is for students aged 21 and older. More info here.


Grand Opening of Cafe Frais in Allentown (8am - 8pm/ Free)
The chefs behind the Tre Locally Sources food truck have opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Allentown and their grand opening promises to be a yummy one. Highlighting local ingredients and fresh brunch/lunch ideas, this place seems like it'll be on our list of favorites soon! More info here


Saturday Sample Sale at Essence of Health (11am - 2pm/ Free)
We love a good try-before-you-buy situation. Sip some traditional Ayurvedic beverages or some delicious bone broth while you learn more about what Essence of Health in Easton has to offer! More info here.

LV Vegan s'MAC DOWN (2pm - 5pm / Free)
12 local LV vegan chefs are here to fulfill your mac & cheese needs! Open to the public, you can try the local takes on this comfort food, vote for your favorite, and see what other restaurants in the area have for vegan options, too. More info here


Paddle Board Yoga at Allentown YMCA (1:30pm - 2:30pm/ Free)
Fall may have finally arrived in the Lehigh Valley, but you can close your eyes and pretend you’re on a warm, still lake during this paddle board yoga class. And thanks to Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley, this class is free to anyone affected by cancer. Get more info and register here

Yoga and Brunch at the Easton Public Market (8am-9:30am / Cost: $18)
Is this the best Sunday ever?! I think so. Join Easton Yoga and Greenmouth Table at the Easton Public Market for the ultimate #selfcareSunday! More info here

Pints & Poses Yoga at the Brewery (10am - 11am/ $20)
This month’s Pints & Poses event will be held at the Tap Room at Weyerbacher! $20 gets you a great yoga class, a beer cocktail, and snacks—what more could you ask for? Grab your mat and get tickets here.

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

11 Things To Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (11/6 - 11/12)


By Stephanie Eckelkamp

You know the drill! We've got some kick ass wellness related events for you to add to your calendar. Lots of awesome food stuff this week. Holler if we missed something!


Paint Your Own Broth Bowl at CoreLife Eatery in Allentown (6:30-8pm/ Cost: $35)
We chat about bone broth all the time here at Live Well, so we’re super pumped that Paint of Mind gives you the chance to not only try CoreLife’s housemade broth, but paint your own broth bowl too! Trust us, it’s yummy; we were just there last week! Cost includes painting party, broth bowl, and dinner. More info here.


Wild Fox Farm Pop Up at 187 Rue Principale in Emmaus (5:30-7:30pm)
Want to learn more about a local sustainable farm that produces some seriously delicious meats and veggies? Head to 187 Rue Principale in Emmaus this Tuesday to nosh on some awesome food and learn about their winter CSA (yep, we said winter!). More info here


Eat Your Science with Alton Brown at The State Theatre in Easton (7-9pm/ $55)
If you’re a food nerd like us, chances are you love Alton Brown. So grab your tickets for Eat Your Science, featuring songs, ridiculous puppets, and wild culinary demonstrations. It’s kid-friendly, but definitely not just for kids. Get tickets here


Body Elite Open House in Allentown (5-8pm/ Free)
Come out and learn more about Body Elite, a personal training and massage destination right in across from Dorney Park in Allentown. They’re teaming up with other health-minded local businesses (Mind of the Athlete, Priority Physical Therapy, and Comprehensive Chiropractic)
to host a VIP open house complete with wellness checks and clinics. Register here

The Suppers Program at Trout Creek Healing Collective in Allentown (6:30-8:30pm/ Cost varies)
The Trout Creek Healing Collective is a collective of holistic practitioners, organic farmers, neighbors and friends that come together to put their shared values into practice. And every so often, they host Suppers, a cook-it-yourself community dinner for anyone who wants more vibrant health. Recipes include nearly all whole food ingredients (no milled grains or refined sugars up in here!), and only costs what the ingredients cost, which is usually around $8 to $12. Register here. 


Importance of Sustainable Farming Talk at Nature’s Way in Easton (6-7pm/ Free)
Want to learn more about sustainable agriculture and the farming techniques that are used to protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare? Head to Nature’s Way for a talk with Rich DiFebo from Harvest Home Meats, which produces 100% grass-fed beef. More info here

Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo (5:30pm-10pm / Cost varies)
The Zoo’s light presentation of just about 1 million (energy conserving) lights kicks off this Friday and goes through December 21st. The fourth year promises a ton of fun and wonder (and animal visits) for kids and adults so you can get your 10k steps in through the nighttime labyrinth. More info and ticket information here.


Balancing the Mind with Ayurveda at Easton Yoga (11-12:30pm/ $30)
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that originated in India, but there are so many interesting ways you can apply its principles to modern life. In this interactive lecture, you’ll find out your dosha (kind of like your Ayurvedic personality type), learn what foods and activities nourish your specific dosha, and practice a type of relaxing breathwork called pranayama. Sign up here

Turkey Tips & Tricks at Easton Public Market (11am-1pm / Free)
First time hosting Thanksgiving? Get your turkey plan in line for the upcoming holidays with the help of the experts at the Easton Public Market so you can stress less about the big day and devote more energy to what really matters: giving thanks...and, you know, eating. More info here


Yoga Under the Sphere at Nurture Nature Center in Easton (12-1:15pm/ $15 cash only)
To experience yoga like never before, try this all-levels yoga class that takes place under the amazing sphere inside the Nurture Nature Center in downtown Easton. Come bask in the glow of the Earth while you work on your Downward-Facing Dog. More info here

Yoga at the Brewery at Lost Tavern Brewing in Hellertown (10:30am-11:30am / Cost: $20)
Or, if you’re the boozy yoga type, maybe this event’s more your style. Tickets include an hour class, a pint of your choice, and a 30 minute window after the class to relax and enjoy the taproom prior to the doors opening for business at noon. More info here

*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

11 Things You Should Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (10/16 - 10/22)


By Stephanie Eckelkamp

Guys, this week is pretty awesome: We've got a kick ass drumming workout, a food truck fest, haunted ghost tours, running races, healthy cooking demos, and a lot more. Check out our weekly curated events list and mark your freakin' calendars. You won't be disappointed. 


Live Music at Playa Bowls in Bethlehem (4 - 7pm/ Free)
Have you checked out Bethlehem’s newest and trendiest destination for healthy eats? If not, get your butt to Playa Bowls, home of some magnificently kick-ass smoothie bowls, on Monday night and listen to some sweet acoustic tunes from musical guest John Rodden. More info here


Guided Nature Walk in Easton (9am - 12pm/ Free, registration required) 
Got the day off from work? Or want just want to play hookie? Then we’ve got just the thing: A guided nature walk through the Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary in Easton, where you’ll search for birds, flowers, butterflies, and other autumn wonders. Register here.

Sip and Sculpt Party at Bethlehem Brew Works (6:30 - 9:30pm / $45)
If you can't possibly go to another paint and sip party, Glossy Stones is taking over the Bethlehem Brew Works for a new kind of inebriated craft time. If you're conjuring up images of Ghost, don't worry—you'll be using air dry clay to craft ornaments, trinkets, or whatever your creative side(or favorite Pinterest board) can think of. $45 gets you all your supplies, instruction, personalized kit, goodie bag, appetizers, and a complimentary beverage. Get your tickets here.


Healthy Cooking Demo by Two Local Nutritionists at Easton Public Market (2 - 3pm/ Free)
This is the perfect event for anyone who wants to eat healthier and reduce their intake of refined carbs. Alison Unger and Carissa Hrichak, nutritionists from Easton Hospital, will offer tips and techniques for packing healthy lunches, and recipes for low calorie/low carb lunch options, including apple chicken salad lettuce wraps. YUM! More info here


Tre Locally Sourced Food Truck at Hop Hill Brewing in Bethlehem (5 - 8:30pm/ Free)
Have you been to Hop Hill? It’s an awesome tasting room (with giant Jenga!) that’s just a little bit off the beaten path, but totally worth a visit. Especially this Thursday, since Tre Locally Sourced Food Truck, a new-ish food truck focused on (you guessed it) seasonal-inspired cuisine that is regionally grown and raised. We can get behind that! More info here


Haunted Walking Tours in Easton and Bethlehem (Times and prices vary)
Since it’s Halloween and all, you might as well do something a little on the spooky side this week (and hike up that step count while you’re at it!). That’s why we fully support a haunted walking tour. Lucky for you, there are loads of options: the 14th Annual Haunted Easton Walking Tour on Friday night from 8pm-9pm, and loads of options this week in Bethlehem from the Moravian Book Shop starting at 6pm. More info on Easton tours here, and Bethlehem tours here.

Runner’s World Half Marathon and Festival (All weekend) 
The Runner’s World Half and Festival kicks off tonight and features loads of races (5k, 10k, half marathon, kids races, dog races, and more) and festivities. Best part? There’s still time to register! Registration information here.


Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival at Coca Cola Park (12pm - 10pm/ $35)
Helloooo! This is were ⅔ of the Live Well Lehigh Valley crew will be this Saturday. Want to join us? Buy your ticket NOW. We’ll be sipping on local wines and ciders, and noshing on some delicious food truck fare, and jamming out to the musical stylings of Tim Harakal (swoon!). Buy tickets here

Free Mini Consultations with Herbalist at Nature’s Way in Easton (1pm - 3pm/ Free) 
How cool is this? Every Saturday, you can head to Nature’s Way (an amazing health food and supplement store) for a quick consultation with herbalist Cheryl Karcher to see what natural remedies might suit your lifestyle. More info here


Pound and Pour at Allentown Brewworks (2 - 2:45pm/ $20)
This Sunday, you can experience POUND, an alternative group fitness class inspired by drumming, at Brewworks. By using lightly weighted drumsticks while completing cardio and strength exercises, this workout transforms drumming into an intense and insanely fun exercise. Plus, it just looks pretty damn cool (see pic above) AND you get a free beer after the class. What more could you want? More info on how to register here….we advise you do so ASAP.  

Easton Food Truck Festival (12 - 6pm/ Free) 
YASSS! What’s better than a crap load of food trucks in one place? Literally nothing….well, maybe if it was a food truck and puppy fest, but we’ll settle for this. The invite promises lot's of delicious food, drinks, craft beer, and live music. We’re sold. More info here

Yoga and Brunch at Easton Public Market (8 – 9:30 am/ Cost: $18)
Enjoy a one-hour gentle morning flow guided by an Easton Yoga instructor to wake your body up followed by a nutritious breakfast from Greenmouth Table. Talk about a healthy start to your Sunday! More info here.


*Got an event we should list in upcoming weeks? Shoot us an email here or leave a comment to be considered. We have final approval for all listings, but we love suggestions!

12 Things You Should Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (10/9 - 10/15)


By Stephanie Eckelkamp

You know the drill by now! Here's our curated list of awesome events in the LV this week. We've got everything from boozy yoga and nature hikes to volunteer projects and FREE bacon happy hours (yassss). Enjoy!


Nothing crazy going on today. So chill out and meditate, read a book, or do something else that makes you happy. 


LV Style Insider Happy Hour (5:30pm - 7:30pm/ Free)
Mix and mingle with LV locals and nosh on some free h’ourdourves at Centro. Great event for anyone who’s been meaning to network more (because it usually kind of sucks, amiright?). Bonus: You might get your pic taken by Lehigh Valley Style! More info here


Starry Night at Paint and Party (6:30pm - 8:30pm/ $30)
Tonight, the pros at Paint and Party in Allentown will walk you through creating your very own version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. No experience necessary. Just grab your gal (or guy) pals and a bottle of vino and get ready to embrace your creative side. Sign up here

Free Bacon Happy Hour at Two Rivers (4pm - 7pm/ Free)
Here at LWLV, we’re firm believers that bacon can be part of a healthy diet (we just balance it out with lots of Brussels sprouts and kale and kombucha). So, we’re pretty pumped that every Wednesday Two Rivers offers $1 off all drafts, ½ price bar appetizers, and FREE motherlovin’ bacon. More info here


Monocacy Park Stream Restoration Progress & Planting (4pm - 5pm/ Free)
Itching to be of service? Join Wildlands Conservancy in Monocacy Park for an afternoon of planting wildflower plugs and learning more about the native plantings scheduled for next spring. Register here

Harnessing The Power Of The New Moon (6:30pm - 7:30pm/ $15)
Need to harness some good vibes? Join Jamie Hamod, energy intuitive and guide, at The Loving Piece in Easton for a night of learning how to use the power of the New Moon to set intentions and manifest goals. Don’t knock it til you try it. More info here


Fall Fest at Palmer Nursery (3pm - 9pm Fri, 10am - 6pm Sat + Sun/ Free)
Grab the fam and head out to Easton for Palmer Nursery’s 3rd Annual Fall Fest featuring live music, food vendors, games, and contests. Feed their resident goats, rabbits, and fish while you’re there. We freakin’ love goats. More info here.


Steel Fitness Premier Fit Fest Open House (7am - 5pm/ Free)
Get a free workout in for a good cause this Saturday! Steel Fitness in Allentown will be holding its first open house allowing non-members to workout, sample classes, and take a swim in their pools or dip in the hot tub. The gym will also be hosting the Girls on the Run Lehigh Valley Run-a-Thon to help more LV girls have access to this after school program that emphasizes health and fitness. More info here

Dinner with Friends Wild Fox Farm at House and Barn (7pm / $65 with drinks, $50 without)
Want to get your hands on some local farm-to-table fare? One of our fave local restaurants, House & Barn,  will be serving up Wild Fox Farm goodness alongside some amazing drink pairings for a night that’s sure to be absolutely delicious. More info here

Stroll Along Bushkill with Get Out Lehigh Valley (10am - 12pm/ Free)
We love a good nature walk. Join Get Out Lehigh Valley for a 2.5 mile walk along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail from 13th Street and the old Simon Silk Mill to 3rd Street at the base of Lafayette College in Easton. More info here.

Poses for Puerto Rico at Lehigh Valley Yoga (1pm + 2:30pm/ Cost: $20 donation)
This Saturday, you have two opportunities to join Lehigh Valley yoga for a calming yoga and meditation class that benefits hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. More info here


Pints and Poses at Weyerbacher (10am - 11am/ $20)
Grab a mat and join guest instructor Amber Campbell in front of the brewhouse for a yoga flow followed by a beer cocktail and some tasty snacks. To purchase tickets, click here

Emmaus Night Out at Yergey and Triple Sun (5pm - 8pm/ Free)
Hey Emmaus locals! Come out and meet your neighbors at Yergey Brewing and Triple Sun, sip on beer and cocktail specials, and nosh on some awesome food from Licensed to Grill. Bonus: There will be Oktoberfest-themed specials, like wild boar sausage, 1/2 lb beef Franken-"footer" (nope, we have no idea what that is), sautéed cabbage and noodles, and more. More info here.



15 Things You Should Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (10/2 - 10/8)


By Siobhan Deremer

Did you dive into fall last weekend by checking out Jack-O-Lantern lane, picking pumpkins at one of the Valley's farms, or tasting some of the fall sangria at Sleepy Cat? Well, this week brings even more fun fall activities to try! Here are some highlights:


First Monday at 99 Bottles (5pm – 7pm/ Free)

Celebrate the First Monday of October in downtown Allentown at 99 Bottles' special happy hour event. Network with Lehigh Valley professionals and enjoy local drinks and food! RSVP and more info here.

I Pink I Can with Lehigh Valley Health Network (5pm – 7pm/ Free)

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lehigh Valley Health Network is holding their free program covering topics in women's health with resource stations on breast health, cancer services, and many more. For those who can't make it to the Cedar Crest location, the program will be simulcast to other locations around the Valley. Sign up here.


Core Life and Emmaus Run Inn Group Run (6pm - 8pm/ Free)

If you haven't checked out CoreLife in the Hamilton Crossings yet, what better way to get a taste than as running fuel? Get your group run on with the Run Inn in Emmaus and then try an amazing grain bowl or beverage from CoreLife. RSVP and more info here.

Yoga Tuesdays with Easton Yoga (12:30pm – 1:20pm/ Cost varies; check site for more info)

Come relax, recharge, and find some afternoon Zen with the Easton Yoga teachers in the galleries at the Allentown Art Museum each Tuesday through December 19. The best part is if you sign up for four sessions, you'll get a fifth one free! Prices vary (and are very reasonable; especially if you're a Museum member) and kids are welcome. More info here.


Bakery Class at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub (6:30pm – 8pm/ Cost: $20)

Every first Wednesday of the month until the end of the year, the traditional Irish bakers at McCarthy's will walk you through a delicious recipe. This month it's Cranberry White Chocolate scones (our mouths are watering already!). Class sizes are limited to 10 so sign up early! Register and more info about upcoming classes here.

Farm Incubator Tour at The Seed Farm (3pm – 5pm/ Free)

Are you an up-and-coming farmer/gardener looking to explore more agricultural opportunities? Get a tour of the Seed Farm in Emmaus and see if sustainable farming is in your future. Network with other farmers in the area and find out about what other events are coming up through the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture. Preregister and find more info here


Meet the Therapy Dogs at Easton Public Library (7pm – 8:30pm/ Free)

Have you been wondering about whether your pup has what it takes to be a therapy dog? Or perhaps you're just interested in how animal assistance benefits others (or could benefit you)—or maybe you just want to pet some super friendly dog friends! Either way, come meet the dogs of the Lehigh Valley K-9 Therapy Group and get some daily fluff therapy! More info here.

Free Will Beer Dinner at Wegmans Allentown (6:30pm – 8:30pm/ Cost: $40)

If you've been wanting to check out the brews this Perkasie brewery has to offer (their Kragle IPA is one of our faves), you'll just have to make the trip to west Allentown for this chance! Paired with the delicious food at Wegmans, Free Will is featuring some of their favorite flagships and even a new beer for those attending. Reserve seats at the Catering Desk in Wegmans Allentown and find more info here.


Raise Your Spirits Painting Party (6:30pm - 9pm/ Cost: $10)

Come and enjoy some local spirits from Kilimanjaro Distillery while you flex your artist muscle decorating growlers, mugs, or goblets. All supplies included! Be sure to try one of our favorites, Xplorer Apple Pie Moonshine; perfect for the fall season! More info here.

Hip Hop Open Mic at Coffee House Without Limits (7pm – 9pm/ Free)

Have you wanted to debut your material but haven't found the right venue? Let Coffee House be your perfect spot. Come listen to some local talent, share a rhyme or two, and enjoy some freshly brewed java. (Also, DON'T miss their cat-themed poetry night coming up on 10/13!). 

Fall Art Show in Emmaus (6pm – 10pm/ Free)

Triple Sun Spirits in Emmaus has teamed up with King Koffee and Yergey Brewing to showcase works from some of the Lehigh Valley's best local artists. Put your art on the wall or come grab a cocktail or a beer and find that perfect piece for right above your couch or mantel. Friday is the kickoff meet and greet and art will be displayed throughout the winter season. More info here.


Fall Yoga on the Farm (10am - 1pm/ Free)

Let the Rodale Institute's gorgeous 333 acres help you find your center with this 1-hour yoga sessionfollowed by a stroll around the farm and meditation to get you ready to start fall with a clear mind. Attendance is limited, so be sure to register and get more info here.

Bethlehem Harvest Festival (11am - 8pm/ Free)

If you're still missing the bustle of Musikfest and Celtic Classic, have no fear! Downtown Bethlehem has you covered for the fall with their Harvest Festival along Main Street. Vendors, family events (petting zoo and pumpkin painting for kids), and live music are free (food is available, too), but if you want to get in on the specific soup, wine, or beer tastings, you'll need a passport which you can grab in advance here


Yoga Under the Sphere (12pm - 1:15pm/ Cost: $15)

Running three more times before the end of 2017 (Oct 8, Nov 12, and Dec 10), this all-levels yoga class takes place under the amazing sphere inside the Nuture Nature Center in downtown Easton. Come bask in the glow of the Earth while you work on your Downward-Facing Dog. More info here.

Arts, Crafts, and Drafts at Weyerbacher (12:30pm/ Cost: $30)

Arts, Crafts & Drafts is a unique art experience looking to tap into your creative side. Instructors will encourage participants to push their boundaries, unleashing the artist brewing inside them. Classes are for all levels and are designed to quench your thirst for a creative adventure! More info and tickets here.

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10 Things You Should Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (9/18 – 9/24)



Happy Monday, Lehigh Valley! We hope you had an amazing weekend chock-full of awesomeness and had time to stop by the West End World of Food Festival, a Barre3 community class, the organic apple festival, or one of the other kick-ass happenings we highlighted in last week's post. 

But if not, no worries! We've curated another killer lineup of just-as-awesome, wellness-oriented events this week that you don't want to miss. Enjoy: 


SUP Yoga at Spruce Run Reservoir with Miss Melanie Yoga (6:30 pm - 8 pm/ Cost: $40)

Summer's coming to a close, so there are only a handful of options left to get out on the water with Miss Melanie Yoga and try out stand up paddle board yoga. No experience or board necessary! What better way to spice up an otherwise mundane Monday? Sign up here


Doggie "Yappy" Hour for Charity at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Animal lovers, you can now justify tipping back a few on a Tuesday! Every week, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works hosts a “yappy” hour with proceeds from select drinks benefitting a different dog charity (this week: Powell House, which provides hospice/long-term care for aging or sickly dogs).  And yes, there will be pups in attendance. More info here


Painting at Wild Fox Farm (7pm - 9 pm/ Cost: $18)

Everyone needs a creative release to feel their happiest. And we've got just the thing: Wild Fox Farm has partnered with Paintsome Pottery for a mason jar painting night so you can create some cute seasonal decor on the cheap. Price includes all your supplies. Sign up here.

Open Mic Night at Hardball Cider (7pm - 9 pm/ Cost: Free)

This is the first night of a weekly open mic offered in Hardball's awesome spot on Main Street in Bethlehem. Come try their ciders, new food, enjoy some local talent, and maybe even get yourself on stage and perform a bit. More info here.


Massage Happy Hour at Triple Sun Spirits (6 pm – 8 pm/ Cost: Free)

Not to play favorites, but we're really, really excited about this. I mean, what could be better than sipping on a cocktail made from locally distilled spirits and then getting a free chair massage? Might just be the official recipe for happiness. Bonus: YergFest 2017 is taking place the next door down, so you can hit up both events at once. More info here.    


South Mountain Equinox Night Hike (7 pm – 8 pm/ Cost: $5)

What better way to close out a hectic week than with a gorgeous sunset hike through South Mountain Preserve to celebrate the equinox and changing of the seasons? At the very least, it's a way to burn some calories before you hit the bar. Because life's all about balance, right? Sign up here

Sweat 'n Sip Happy Hour at ND Wheelhouse (6 pm – 7 pm/ Cost: $10)

Want something a little more invigorating to get your weekend started? How about a killer nightclub-inspired spin class (yes, we've taken one and there are indeed strobe lights) followed by some fabulous wine and healthy nibbles to recharge. And believe us, you will freakin' earn those nibbles. Reserve your spot here.


SUP Yoga at Spruce Run Reservoir with Miss Melanie Yoga (2:30 pm - 4 pm/ Cost: $40)

If you missed the Monday class, this is really one of your last chances to challenge your balance and step out of your comfort zone with SUP yoga. And if it's a hot day, you can "accidentally" fall in. Sign up here


Barre3 in the Park (9am -10am/ Cost: Free)

Another free outdoor Barre3 community class? Yes, this is real life! Bonus: This one's located in the gorgeous Rose Garden at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, sunscreen, and a friend who wants to SWEAT. Arrive around 8:30 am to register. More info here

Yoga on the Patio at CoreLife Eatery (9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Got the pre-Monday blues? Counter that shit with a calming outdoor yoga class led by a Steel Fitness Premier instructor followed by some nutritious eats. All registered participants will receive 50% off their meal at CoreLife Eatery after the class, a 7-day pass to Steel Fitness (score! we love this place), and be entered in the drawing for a basket of goodies. Register here


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13 Things You Should Do This Week In The Lehigh Valley (9/11 - 9/17)


By: Stephanie Eckelkamp

How many of you just had an awesome weekend? You went to an outdoor yoga class, took a night club inspired spinning class at ND Wheelhouse, checked out Hardball Cider's new tasting room, or even hit up Brew at the Zoo.

Or maybe the weekend caught you by surprise. You had no idea what awesome events were going on in your area, and you kind of just let it get filled up with random errands and Netflix. It's cool, happens to the best of us. But it doesn't have to. 

That's why Live Well Lehigh Valley is starting weekly events roundups, highlighting a curated list of LV events focused on fitness, food, and general mental and physical wellness. There's a little something for everyone!  


Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week (now - 9/16)

If you’ve been meaning to hit up downtown Allentown to check out the mouthwatering meals and drinks from trendy spots like The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Grain, Centro, Bell Hall, The Dime, and Queen City BBQ—there’s no better time than now! Restaurant week runs today through Saturday Sept. 16th and features gourmet prix-fixe menus ranging from $15 to $40 for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Here, check out the list of participating restaurants and their pricing.


Doggie "Yappy" Hour for Charity at Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Animal lovers, you can now justify tipping back a few on a Tuesday! Every week, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works hosts a “yappy” hour with proceeds from select drinks benefitting a different dog charity (this week: The American Bulldog Rescue).  And yes, there will be pups in attendance. More info here


Bethlehem Food Co-op Main Street Mingle (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm/ Cost: Free)

Whether you're thinking of joining the Bethlehem Food Co-op or not, this event located at the Main Street Commons is an awesome way to get to know some wellness-minded LV locals and explore a few Bethlehem-based businesses. Brew Works will be offering beer tastings, Franklin Hill Vineyards will supply the wine, there will be some delicious appetizers from Social Still, and you'll get to tour a few of Captured Lehigh Valley Escape Room's spaces. Bonus: free chair massages from Rockin' Good Health! More info here


Barre3 at The House and Barn (5:45 pm – 6:30 pm/ Cost: Free)

Want to hang out with us this week? Chances are at least one of the three Live Well ladies will be getting our sweat on at the free Barre3 community class at House and Barn in Emmaus. Snacks and sips to follow. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and (if you’re anything like me) a sizeable sweat towel. More info here.

Outdoor Yoga at Allentown ArtsWalk + After Party at Queen City BBQ (6pm – 7pm/ Cost: $8)

If barre workouts aren’t your jam, here’s another kick-ass way to spend your Thursday night. Really, what’s better than a little outdoor yoga in the crisp almost-fall air followed by happy hour specials and some amazing pulled pork? Nothing, absolutely nothing. More info here.


BYOB Painting Class at Paint on Main (6:45pm – 8:45 pm/ Cost: $35)

Skip happy hour and tap into your artistic side—with a little help from your good friend pinot noir—at Paint on Main in Emmaus. Bonus: No experience is needed! Local artists will guide you step by step to create your masterpiece. Check out upcoming classes and sign up here.


Organic Apple Festival at Rodale Institute (10 am – 4 pm/ Cost: $10 for parking)

Pick organic apples at the Rodale Institute, shop from a variety of organic vendors, enjoy organic food and beverages, listen to live music, and hop on a wagon for a tour of the property. And if you’re into running, be sure to sign up for the An Apple a Day 5k, which takes place at 9 am. More info on the festival here.  

Snip N Sip Flower Arranging at Easton Public Market (10am – 11pm/ Cost: $40)

We’re pumped about this new flower arranging class (with refreshments!) at Easton Public Market in which you get to create a beautiful bouquet of hydrangea, red roses, orange roses, yellow roses, mint leaves, chili peppers, and more. Bonus: Creating something with your hands requires you to be mindful and in the moment—serving as a form of meditation. More info here.

West End World of Food Festival (11 am – 10 pm/ Cost: Free)

Located at 19th and Liberty Streets in Allentown, the 3rd annual West End World of Food Festival has something for everyone – music, crafts, childrens’ activities, beer, wine and, of course, a wide variety of food to enjoy. Fingers crossed that Hai Street Kitchen, makers of the ridiculously amazing sushi burrito, will be in attendance again this year. More info here.   


Barre3 at the Library (9am -10am/ Cost: Free)

If you missed Thursday’s free Barre3 class, there’s another chance to get in on all the muscle-quivering action at the Bethlehem Area Public Library. Be sure to bring your own mat! More info here.

Yoga and Brunch at Easton Public Market (8 am – 9:30 am/ Cost: $18)

Enjoy a one-hour gentle morning flow guided by an Easton Yoga instructor to wake your body up followed by a nutritious breakfast from Greenmouth Table. Talk about a healthy start to your Sunday! More info here.

Run Brunch at Union & Finch (9:30 am/ Cost: Free)

If you run to eat, join Run Happy Lehigh Valley for their monthly run brunch! Meet at Union and Finch in Allentown, run (or walk) 1.5 miles out and back, then return to U&F for some delicious food and beverages. Runners of all speeds welcome. More info here.

Yoga at Easton Riverside Festival of the Arts (9:30 am – 10:45 am/ Cost: Free)

If you’re planning to attend the Easton Riverside Festival of the Arts and all of its amazingness (food trucks, libations, stilt performers, hands-on workshops, and loads of local art), you might as well hit up the free yoga class in Scott Park. Bring your own mat. More info here.


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