Margaret Matika, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John M. Matika.
Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Holuko) Novak.
She was the proprietor of a ceramics business for many years until she retired.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.
There will be cash bingo 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Doors open 1 p.m.
There will be specials, a 50/25/25 raffle and gift card basket raffle.
Refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit programs for the center.
For cost and other information, contact Chris at 610-820-0316 or Diane at 610-799-2644.
Note, there will be no bingo in December. The games will resume in January 2020.
• Deadline to order homemade potato filling, to be picked up 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 or before or after the 10:30 a.m. worship service Nov. 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. Information, cost and orders: 610-697-1130, 610-262-6466 or 610-262-7551
• Registration begins for storytime, Santa visit and Christmas craft event, to be held 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
St. Luke’s University Health Network plans to open a new, eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Fountain Hill in early 2020.
The new unit is part of an expansion dedicated to improving pediatric health care in the region and providing advanced care to critically-ill children close to home. In addition to adding pediatric critical-care specialists, the expansion includes several new pediatric subspecialists and primary care physicians.
Ulysses String Quartet performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.
The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E Flat Major,” Op. 33, “The Joke”; Paul Frucht: “Rhapsody”; Komitas, “Armenian Folk Songs,” Beethoven, “String Quartet No.4 in C Minor,” Op.18 No.4
The Vision String Quartet cancelled. Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, November 13: Beef w/ onion and Dijon mustard sauce, cauliflower au gratin, sauteed red cabbage, dinner roll, spiced apricots.
Thursday, November 14: Creamed turkey, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, biscuits, orange gelatin.
Friday, November 15: Pork and pea carbonara (light egg and cheese sauce) over spaghetti, Italian vegetable blend, fresh fruit salad.
Monday, November 18: Cheeseburger, French onion soup, carrot raisin salad, sandwich roll, orange.
The Allentown Band presents the 17th Annual “Salute the Troops” Concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Auditorium, Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.
Proceeds from the concert, sponsored by Morning Star Rotary Club, Bethlehem, benefit Victory House of the Lehigh Valley.
The band will be joined on several selections by members of the Northeast Middle School Band and Select Chorus and the Men’s Chorale of the Lehigh Valley.
Ronald Demkee is Conductor of the Allentown Band.
Brian Rupnik and Denise Parker are Directors of Northeast Middle School Band and Chorus.
Allentown native Alex Meixner, ArtsQuest 2019 Linny Award-winning Performer of the Year, will be honored 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.
There will be food, dancing and music.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Main Street Cruisers, followed by a performance by Meixner.
Attendees will hear about programming planned for the 2020 Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration, Memorial Day Weekend, presented by the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society, co-founded by Meixner.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, November 13: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.
Thursday, November 14: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry filled cookie.
The “Lowdown”: It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ latest album is “Out of the Blues” since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. For the second time, singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs takes the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The concert is rescheduled from the June 21 show that was postponed at the State. Tickets for that show are being honored for the Nov. 19 performance.