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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Fullerton: Parish festival set for June 7, 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be holding its annual parish festival 6-10 p.m. June 7 and 5-10 p.m. June 8.

Come out for delicious food, including pork barbecue, cabbage and noodles, potato pancakes, sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken barbecue, pierogies, walking tacos, waffles and ice cream, snow cones and more.

There will be baked goods, drinks and a beer stand.

There will be games for children, raffles and live entertainment. Join the balloon guy and strolling magician for fun on both nights.


Coplay: Library hosts events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library embarks on a series of summer programs this month.

Blast Off into Reading storytime with Miss Veronica and Miss Janice will be 11 a.m.-noon June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The free Monday movie event is 5-7 p.m. The library will be showing “Star Trek” (2009), June 10; “Star Trek into Darkness,” June 17; and “Star Trek Beyond,” June 24.

The annual summer reading program unfolds this month. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”


Whitehall Township Public Library: New website launched

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website. Please take some time to look at it; more information will be added this month. Thank you to Big Pixel and our tech guy, Jim Gilbert, for helping us build and launch the new site. Please use this address, whitehallpl.org, and make the change to your devices.


The summer reading program for kids, teens and adults is underway. Our theme this year will be “A Universe of Stories.”

Northampton: Wear orange June 7

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 7-9 as National Gun Awareness Weekend — and June 7 as National Gun Awareness Day — in the borough.

“I join with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, annually each June to remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and must declare that we, as a country, must do more to reduce gun violence,” he said.

Reenock encourages residents to wear orange June 7 to help raise awareness of gun violence.



Monday, June 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Movie: “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Registration begins for youth and adult summer reading programs, during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Cementon/Egypt: Curt Simmons Day festivities planned

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Curt Simmons Day festivities will begin noon June 1 with a parade down Main Street and will continue with an opening program, presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7239, at the monument and an all-day festival at Egypt Memorial Park, Hillcrest Lane and Curt Simmons Drive.

Musical entertainment will be provided 1-4 p.m. by Jake Kaligis and Crippled Moonshine and 6-10 p.m. by The Aardvarks.

Coplay: Borough groups meet May 30

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime will be held 11 a.m. May 30 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. May 30 in the social hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7:30 p.m. May 30 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.


Suburban North Family YMCA is offering a new weekly camp program at Saylor Park in Coplay for children ages 5-14 years beginning June 17 and ending Aug. 16.

Camp is held 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hokendauqua: Church hosts car wash, bake sale

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a car wash and bake sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road. It will be held in the church parking lot, next to Rita’s.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the church.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, is planning its Vacation Bible School for 6-8 p.m. July 22-26, with the closing program July 28. The theme will be “Giddyup Junction — Taking God’s Love to New Frontiers.”

Northampton: Paw Prints event planned for June 2

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The annual Paw Prints on the Canal event will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 at Canal Street Park.

Bring your pet out for a great day!

Many vendors will be represented.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.