News, notes and tidbits from around the Lehigh Valley

With the influx of news filtering in throughout the week, some stories are bound to slip through the cracks. Here are this week's news, notes and other tidbits from around the Lehigh Valley:

ARTSQUEST AND MARTIN GUITAR | Mike Fitzgerald, of Media, Pennsylvania, has been selected as the winner of ArtsQuest and C.F. Martin & Co.'s inaugural Martin Guitar Contest, which was held in August during Musikfest in Bethlehem. Fitzgerald received a D-35 Martin acoustic guitar as part of his winnings, as well as as a trip to the Martin Guitar factory in Upper Nazareth Township. Martin Guitar Chariman & CEO Chris Martin presented Fitzgerald with the guitar, according to a news release.

EASTON FARMERS' MARKET | The final "Weyerbacher Wednesday" is to 5 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, Sept. 16. in Centre Square, Easton. Local food writer Carrie Havranek will be on hand to give a tutorial at 5:30 p.m. on how to preserve summer fruits and vegetables through the winter season. Wednesday will also mark the final Market Drum Circle, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information:

STATE THEATRE | Auditions for the Moscow Ballet's winter performance at the State Theatre in Easton will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Pennsylvania Classical Ballet, 1716 Washington Ave., Northampton. Auditions, part of the Moscow Ballet's Dance With Us" program, are open to local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7-16. The Moscow Ballet is scheduled to perform their "Great Russian Nutcracker" holiday show Dec. 12. Student dancers must have at least a year's worth of ballet training, dress in dance attire and are allowed to bring Pointe shoes, according to a news release. Information: