There will be a lot more than pride on the line when the Parkland Trojans host their rivals from Emmaus in the last regular season football game on Friday night.
At 8-1, Parkland currently shares first place in the Lehigh Valley Conference with the Whitehall Zephyrs.
And with Whitehall playing winless Northampton in their last game, the Trojans will probably need to beat the formidable Green Hornets—who are 6-3—to stay on top in the conference.
We haven’t even begun to talk about what the game may mean in terms of how or even if the Trojans are seeded in the state playoffs.
So to sum up, it’s an important game. It starts at 7 p.m. in Orefield.
Here’s what else is going on in and around South Whitehall this weekend:
- Joan Rivers, the ribald, brassy comedian and TV host who has been making people laugh for more than five decades, brings her standup comedy act to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are from $35 to $65.
- Parkland Library's new book group for adults will discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Saturday at 2 p.m.
- Feel like taking a hike at night? You can do that Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus. $3 gets you in for the hike, stories around the campfire, hot chocolate and s'mores. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.
- Learn about ghost hunting from the Ghost Hunters
Incorporated paranormal investigative team Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society Museum, 407 Franklin Street, Alburtis. This is a free event, but not recommended for kids under 12 unless they have parental accompaniment.
- Dynamic filmmakers from throughout the region will be spotlighted during the third-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival Thursday through Saturday at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem. Fifteen different films and two web series will be showcased over the course of five screening blocks. Admission for each block is $5 for the public and $4 for ArtsQuest Members. Tickets are on sale now atwww.artsquest.org/film and 610-332-3378; they’ll also be available at the ArtsQuest Center Box Office.
- The fourth-annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival takes place Friday through Sunday at the Banana Factory and SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The festival features presentations by renowned photographers such as Eugene Richards, Olivia Bee, Chase Jarvis and Stephen Wilkes, as well as dynamic photography exhibits including the Pennsylvania Photographers Competition, InVision College Photography Contest Exhibit and the work of the acclaimed photographers who are part of the Olympus Visionary Program. Click here for information about presentations and tickets.
- CNN prime-time host Piers Morgan visits the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a discussion that will also feature Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist and “Today Show” contributor. Morgan will talk about his career, his passionate campaign against gun control and his new book (based on his diary), Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors and free for ArtsQuest members.