There is still time to have fun at the Haunted Hayride, sponsored by the Whitehall Township Fire Department.
The hayrides are Fridays and Saturdays in October, starting 7 p.m., at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.
Tickets are sold at the Parkway on the day of the ride.
Remember: Oct. 14 is Columbus Day, and many establishments will be closed.
There is also no mail delivery.
For those who have the day off, enjoy!
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will host its 10th annual basket social Oct. 11-13.
The event will run 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13.
There will be more than 200 baskets and gift cards. For the 10th anniversary, three baskets will have a hidden monetary prize. There will be several big-ticket items of gift cards, services, items and prizes. Food will be available for purchase all weekend.
For more information, call 610-266-0695.
One of our local Girl Scouts is working on her Gold Star, and she will present a program at the library titled “Reduce Plate Waste.”
The program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 14 in the library community room.
Learn about food conservation and how you can help minimize waste through interactive games and stories. A craft will follow the lesson.
The program is designed for children ages 4-7, but anyone may attend this free informational event.
Catasauqua Borough’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with a rain date of Oct. 23.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19.
Featured will be homemade food including bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pierogies, spaetzle, kraut, potato salad and more.
There will be a biergarten for adults with German beer and wine. Soda will be available as well.
Join in for the 4 p.m. Mass beforehand featuring German hymns by the choir.
Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information, call 610-262-7186.
Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 13 for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month service to be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.
Call the church at 610-261-2910 for more information.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.
The dinner is open to the public.
Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.
The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.
• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 29. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700
• Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball registration, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St. Questions about the boys programs: Tom Mullin at email@example.com; questions about the girls program: Stephanie Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a designer purse bingo 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to benefit Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish.
Doors open noon.
Coplay Democratic Club is holding its fall meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.
There will be candidates, or their representatives, in the Nov. 5 election at this meeting.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have a pork and sauerkraut or turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall. The meal is open to the public.
Coplay Public Library’s fall book and bake sale is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5. There will be thousands of hardcover and paperback books for all ages, DVDs, children’s toys and much more.
After you’ve picked out your items, don’t forget to browse the bake sale, filled with delicious homemade treats. If anyone would like to bake for the sale, contact a board member or stop into the library.
Reminder: Don’t forget to stop in for storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica 11 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Children of all ages are welcome.
Remember when our high schools offered courses in typing, shorthand, office machines and bookkeeping? Today, offices have been transformed by computers and modern technology. A number of years ago, Kathy Unger, a friend and former secretary at the Penn Dixie Cement Company, wrote me a description of her position.
Kathy graduated from Nazareth High School in 1956. An excellent student, she was hired and trained to fill in for other secretaries during vacations, maternity leaves and illnesses.