Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Whitehall Township Public Library: Reading program party is Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The adult summer reading program will end 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Please turn in your reading logs by that date.

The wrap-up party will be 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 22. You may attend either or both!

Come to our party to discuss what you read — the good, bad or whatever. Come share with us and get your prize.


Our fourth Tuesday adult coloring club will meet 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Anyone 18 years old and older is welcome to join us.

Fullerton: St. Elizabeth of Hungary starting aerobics classes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, will be offering aerobics classes.

The instructor, Karen Hoff, is offering 10 weeks of classes 6-6:50 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 5 to Nov. 7 in the parish hall. This includes 50 minutes of aerobic exercises, followed by 30 minutes of toning and floor-work exercises for all who wish to stay.

All that is needed is a towel or mat. Feel free to bring light weights as well.

Registration deadline is Sept. 1.

Stiles: St. John’s plans church picnic

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Stiles residents, mark your calendar for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s annual church picnic, set for Sept. 3. More details will come, but do save this date for a fun day of games, food and entertainment.


Good luck to all of the students in our community who are heading off to college. Enjoy this exciting new experience!


Summer is quickly winding down — it’s time for The Great Allentown Fair again. The fair opens Aug. 29 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Catasauqua: Summer concerts will be held at park

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua summer concert series in the park continues with a concert 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, which was rescheduled from July 17, at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St. Featured is Steel Creek Country, sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18, Jersey Girls and the Back Alley Boyz, ’50s and ’60s rock-n-roll music, will entertain. This concert is sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.

The summer series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.


Northampton: Library has solar eclipse viewing glasses

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Be ready for the solar eclipse Aug. 21 with your free solar eclipse viewing glasses from the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Glasses are available one per person, and quantities are limited. They are made possible by STAR_net.


Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.


Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.



Monday, August 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 14

• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration: camprhythmo.org

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

AUG. 15

• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.


With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

Hokendauqua: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Faith

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Camp Rhythmo’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Also, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14-18, “FIT-tastic” summer camp is coming to Faith. Participants will enjoy interactive science workshops, an all-original musical, dance, yoga, creative arts and more.

To register for this event, visit camprhythmo.org; for questions, call 866-430-0810 or email infor@camprhythmo.org.