1. Doggie Days

Bethlehem’s Main Street is going to the dogs on Sunday October 21 for the fourth year in a row! The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and will again feature the “Mutt Strutt” Doggie Halloween Parade, where pups will be judged on their costumes in a variety of different categories. There will also be a marketplace of more than 50 dog-related retailers.

2. Meet author Roey Ebert at the Reading Room

Author of the children’s favorite “Vivian’s Beach Dream” will be at the Fowler Family Southside Center from 10am to noon on Saturday to meet and read to her young fans. Preregistration is required, so call 877-543-0998 to reserve a spot for your young family right now!

3. Watch the Runner’s World Half Marathon

Cheer on the runners as they complete their 5k, 10k on Saturday or half marathon on Sunday as they cross the finish line at the ArtsQuest Center! The whole weekend will be full of runner-oriented events at the ArtsQuest center including seminars, running films, live music, a pre race dinner and more!

4. Go on a History Mystery tour

Uncover the mysteries behind some of Historic Bethlehem’s oldest tales on this moonlit walk through the 18th century Colonial Industrial Quarter. A guide will escort you across the grounds where disastrous and odd events took place centuries ago. Relive the stories first hand through a Revolutionary War soldier recounting the burial of hundreds of his comrades just across the creek, or a blacksmith as his gavel makes chains needed to restrain some wild community members. All stories are rooted in historical fact and aim to both interest guests and leave them wondering what did happen in this industrial quarter so many years ago. This tour only runs for the next two weekends, so get your tickets now!

5. See Kristin Chenoweth at the Lehigh University Gala

Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has replaced Katharine McPhee who had to withdraw from the evening’s performance for immediate medical reasons. Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. A veteran of the concert scene, Chenoweth had sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. Her numerous collaborations include The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo, among others. Tickets for the Gala evening on Saturday, starting at 4:30 with dinner and cocktail reception run at $550, but tickets for strictly the show range from $50 to $150.