Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Whitehall Township Public Library: Open mic event set for Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio and Earl Andrews for their support.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience!


There will be a movie night 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the community room. This month’s movie is “WALL-E” by Disney/Pixar.


Coplay: Community Days to be held Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s Community Days festival is right around the corner!

The three-day event will be held Aug. 23-25 at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

Admission and parking are free.

Highlights of the annual festival include daily and nightly live entertainment, food and drinks and kids’ activities.

See next week’s edition for a full schedule of activities.


There will be a family splash and dance noon-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.


Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church plans flea market, bake sale

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 17. Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.


Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold its Summerfest 2-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Outdoor entertainment includes Kate & Those Guys, 2-5 p.m., and Rock Solid, 6-9 p.m. Peter Johann Band will perform 9 p.m. inside the club.

The club will offer drink specials and food for purchase.

There is an admission fee.

For more information, call 610-704-2390.

Fullerton: Church collecting for food bank

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be collecting food for the food bank Aug. 18.


The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth’s will have its next casino trip to Mohegan Sun Aug. 21. The bus leaves the church parking lot 11 a.m.

To reserve a seat, call Irene at 610-264-2721.


Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua, will be having a yard sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 30. The yard sale will be held rain or shine.


Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 12

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 4-6 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Game night, 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

AUG. 13

Hokendauqua: Wheels of Faith set for Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 11th annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. There will also be entertainment, food and a 50/50 drawing.

Beginning 8:30 a.m. will be breakfast in the social hall. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy live music by The Exes.

The church will again donate part of the proceeds to Whitehall Area Food Bank.

In case of rain, the event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18.


Coplay: Final swim lessons set for Aug. 10, 11

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Parkway Pool will hold the final swim lessons Aug. 10 and 11. The pool-certified lifeguards are the instructors. More information is available by calling 717-809-6789.

The popular aqua Zumba lessons at the pool continue 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Instructor Tara Miller said if the weather results in a postponement, the lessons are rescheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.


The Coplay Democratic Club will hold its summer meeting 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.


Cementon/Egypt: Church plans anniversary party

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., is having a 285th anniversary celebration Aug. 17 and 18.

Festivities include a prayer walk 10 a.m. Aug. 17 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. The worship service will include hymns from the 1700s, historical presentations in period dress, a portrayal of the preacher Jonathan Edwards, a historical tour and a luncheon.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 610-262-4961.


Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8.

Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.

Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.

We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cody Templeton Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget those chairs, blankets and snacks.


Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold an open house for the school-age child care programs and the preschool classroom 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations.