Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Coplay Public Library: Storytime event planned for Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 22 and 29 and Sept. 5.

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The library will be returning to normal hours Aug. 26.

The library will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Episodes 10-12 of season 1 of “Doctor Who” will be shown 4:30 p.m. Aug 26.

Episode 13 of season 1 of “Doctor Who” will be shown Aug. 28.

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.

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The library’s game night is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 26.

Catasauqua: Video Daze concert to be held Aug. 23 at park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Video Daze, a 1980s tribute party band, will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23 in the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Just three more weeks to go, and the summer band series wraps up for summer 2019.

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A back-to-school bash, organized by Revolution Church, will be held 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua.

Northampton: Quota Club plans Sept. 21 yard sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club of Northampton will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Organizers are looking for vendors of yard sale items as well as crafts and other specialty items. There will be both indoor tables and outdoor spaces for vendors available for a fee.

Contact Sharyn at 610-261-1277 for more information or to reserve a space.

Funds from the yard sale help support Quota community service projects throughout the year.

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Hokendauqua: Blessing of the backpacks planned

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

On Aug. 25, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will have its blessing of the backpacks during the 9 a.m. worship service.

Students, teachers, instructors and administrators are encouraged to bring their backpack, briefcase, portfolio, etc., for a prayer, blessing and special gift to begin the 2019-20 academic year.

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Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s picnic and rally day, to be held Sept. 8 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

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Cementon/Egypt: Fire company plans breakfast

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8.

There is a cost for adults and older children. Those ages 4 and under eat for free.

The Friends of the Tomcat will host a blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the day of the breakfast in the firehouse parking lot. Donors who show their blood donation sticker will receive a $1 discount on breakfast.

For more information, call the firehouse at 610-262-2077.

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Remembering: Coplay Cement and World War II

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When the United States entered World War II, the War Production Board was formed to mobilize American industry for war production. Donald Nelson, a former Sears executive, was appointed the director. He possessed unlimited power to head the war effort.

The factories of America were now manufacturing tanks, planes and anything needed to win the war. The machine shops of our local cement companies worked 24-hour shifts to support the war effort.

Coplay: Don’t miss Coplay Community Days

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days is here! The event is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets.

The festive atmosphere includes great attractions and fun for everyone.

Attendees will get to enjoy a variety of food options, including pot roast, pizza, halupkies, cabbage and noodles, boom boom shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet potato fries, turkey and beef barbecue, potato pancakes and more.

Musical entertainment includes:

• The Aardvarks — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 23

• Craig Thatcher Band — 2-4 p.m. Aug. 24

Happenings

Monday, August 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 19

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. Information and appointments (encouraged): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

Catasauqua: Big Wahu Caribbean Band plays Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Big Wahu Caribbean Band will play 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

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Revolution Church will be holding a back-to-school bash 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Kids will be treated to games, hot dogs, chips, snow cones and school supplies. There will also be a bouncy house, dunk tank and basketball toss.

Stiles: Check out Coplay Community Days

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Stiles residents, take a walk or short drive into Coplay Borough to enjoy the 39th annual Coplay Community Days, held Aug. 23-25 at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

There will be food for purchase and free entertainment.

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The Great Allentown Fair begins Aug. 27 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Take a drive to the Allentown Fairgrounds and enjoy the varied entertainment along with all your favorite foods.

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Remember to take advantage of the public pools our township has to offer. Soon, we will be saying goodbye to summer.