Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hokendauqua: VBS to start Aug. 13

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will have Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17. The program, “Shipwrecked — Rescued by Jesus,” is free and open to children from age 3 to sixth grade.

To register, visit whitehall.lehighbible.com/activities/vacation-bible-school.


Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 10th annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair. It will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, with a rain date of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19, at the church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Coplay Public Library: Enjoy Brit rock at the library

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our final summer music theme weeks are here.

This week we are celebrating British rock. The week of Aug. 13, we will finish with good old rock ‘n’ roll.


Our free Thursday storytimes for August will be 3-4 p.m.

The theme Aug. 9 will be Let’s Move Too, and Aug. 16 will be Let’s Sing Too.


Our Wednesday youth programs for kids and teens will continue 6-7 p.m.

There will be a program for children Aug. 15 called “Rhythm, Rhyme & Repeat.” The teen program “Sound: Body and Mind” is scheduled for Aug. 22.


Coplay: Charity event is planned for Saturday

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Each year, Sunday Pool League hosts a charity pool tournament and fundraiser to benefit a local cause or organization. This year, the league is pleased to announce that proceeds will be donated to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, Lehigh Valley.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care has one goal — to bring permanence to the lives of waiting children and youths. Through foster care, foster-to-adopt (legal-risk placements), special needs and domestic adoption, Diakon focuses on uniting children and youths with forever families.


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 6

• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

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

AUG. 7

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Fullerton: Men’s breakfast set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The St. John’s United Church of Christ men’s breakfast group will have its next breakfast 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Please note: The August date has been changed to the first Saturday.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., announces the first day of school for first through eighth grades will be Aug. 27.

Kindergarten orientation will be Aug. 27 and 28, and the first full day of kindergarten will be Aug. 29.


Coplay: Church picnic is planned for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.

The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.

There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.

Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.

Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.

Emil Schanta Polka Band will provide the music 1-5 p.m., followed by Flirtin with the Mob band, 5:30-9:30 p.m.


Stiles: Musikfest fun is about to begin

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Remember that Musikfest begins this week and runs through Aug. 12.

There is entertainment scheduled throughout the day, so you are sure to find some great free shows that will interest you.

Stop by and enjoy some fantastic food and listen to some fun and different music.

This is a great way to broaden your musical catalog.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay, will hold its annual picnic and homecoming noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 on the church grounds.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Next Creation Station Club event is Aug. 7 at library

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Creation Station Club. The next event is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and is open to all kids.

Construction play teaches children to problem-solve, connect socially, understand and be inquisitive in their play. Playing with no specific set purpose or limitations allows children to use the full force of their imaginations. Also, building something gives children immense satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment, which is great for their confidence and sense of independence.


Catasauqua: Allentown Marine Band comes to borough park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the Allentown Marine Band 7-10 p.m. Aug. 3.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


The Night at the Races event will take place Aug. 4 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Doors open 6 p.m., and races begin 7 p.m.

Donations (a minimum of $10) will be taken at the door.

Enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner, beer and soda.

You must be 21 or older to attend.