Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will again host a pre-Thanksgiving pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. Nov. 23.
Featured will be pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Breakfast is dine in only.
Breakfast is by donation, as are the assorted baked pies, breads, etc. Proceeds benefit the discretionary fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Tickets are not required.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., still has tickets available for its delicious prime rib dinner scheduled for Dec. 14.
The library’s annual book sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23.
You can, of course, find new and gently used books and media, as well as tables of holiday items and yummy treats for sale.
There will be a bag sale noon-3 p.m. Nov. 23. You can bring any size bag!
The library will only be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27 and will be closed all day Nov. 28.
We wish everyone a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.
The 53rd annual ecumenical community Thanksgiving service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N. Third St.
St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church join Redeemed Christian Church of God for the service. There will be special music for the program.
The church will provide a full buffet following the service for those attending.
Coplay Public Library will have a game night 5-7 p.m. Nov. 25. The public is invited to participate for the free event.
Danielle O’Brien from 3d Dance Studio in Northampton has been nominated for the Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year.
She is one of 29 dance teachers from across the Unites States vying for the award, which honors instructors who have made a positive impact in the lives of their students and communities. These instructors have been nominated by members of their respective communities.
An online vote will take place through Nov. 28 at greatmats.com/2019-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php.
We are well into November and already planning our Thanksgiving meals! Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 28.
Do not forget about the people in our community who will have a tough time putting a meal on the table. Donate to your local food banks whenever possible.
Eager shoppers are certainly looking forward to Black Friday Nov. 29. The excitement and anticipation of the season are building.
Get in the holiday spirit by going out and about. Be safe and courteous on the roads and in stores during this season of peace.
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
The youth group of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is hosting a roast beef lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 4331 Main St. Lunch includes beef, potatoes, two vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage.
Tickets may be available on the day of the lunch, but order now by calling Lisa at 610-262-4053 to guarantee a seat.
Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will be a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child during its national collection week Nov. 18-25. Shoe boxes will be filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.
A few weeks ago, Bob Mentzell, a friend, former outstanding teacher at Northampton High School and current school board member, forwarded this writer a series of photographs showing my father, Anthony Pany, working on the Smith farm in East Allen Township during the Great Depression.
Anthony emigrated to the United States as a youth from Austria. His education in this new country was limited. In order to help his large family, he was hired as a farm hand on the Smith farm.