Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem is the scene of Touchstone Theatre’s 8th annual Young Playwrights Festival on Saturday at 7 p.m., a showcase of new plays written by local elementary and middle school students. A gala reception will follow.

The evening is a culmination of an eight-week, after-school residency, Young Playwrights Lab, developed by Touchstone and the Bethlehem Area School District. This year’s participating schools in Bethlehem and Allentown include Central Elementary, Donegan Elementary, Dual Language Charter School, Freemansburg Elementary, Harrison Morton Middle, and Lincoln Elementary.

For further info: touchstone.org


Camelot for Children logo Camelot for Children, based in Allentown, will be doing another fundraising “Shindig” with plenty of dancing on Nov. 16, with a musical act soon to be announced. In the meantime, a Magical March is set for Saturday on the SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem. Presented by Josh Early Candies, the event benefits the nonprofit organization which provides a social gathering place and support network for youngsters who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill or disabled, as well as their families.

Registration kicks off at 8:30 a.m., at the Air Products Town Square at SteelStacks, with welcoming ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., and the March step-off at 10 a.m. The route is stroller and wheelchair friendly; there will be a Resource Fair, refreshments and entertainment.

For more info: camelotforchildren.org