Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.
Registration is required.
Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.
Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.
The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.
Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our July food drive, which benefited Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association’s food bank. Your donations were greatly appreciated!
We are entering the final weeks of our summer learning program. We still have some stuffed animals looking for a good home. For a small donation, your child can select a stuffed animal from our stuffed pet adoption center.
All proceeds will go to Peaceable Kingdom.
Join us for our movie night 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. We will be showing “The Lorax.” Bring your blankets!
Today I return to the old Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. The year is 1947. My father had just purchased his first post-war automobile: a 1947 Plymouth. We drove to the park on a sunny summer Sunday to enjoy the day.
Back in the Revolutionary War era, an old grist mill, which ground wheat, oats and corn, was still on site but no longer in operation. Community groups attempted to preserve the old mill, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
• Camp Rhythmo one-week musical theater workshop (for grades 1-8), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Registration: camprhythmo.org; information: 866-430-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
At the George Taylor House, Front and Poplar streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, hear the story of the “Franklin Militia.” General Ben Franklin presents his tales 2 p.m. There will be tours 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced. Legend has it that Franklin was befriended back in 1745 by a mouse named Amos, who, as the story goes, was responsible for literally all of his remarkable achievements as an inventor, publisher and statesman.
There also will be a movie shown for the kiddos, so tell your friends!
It’s time to find your favorite basket and begin filling it with your cleverly themed basket ideas. Mark your calendar for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church’s eighth annual basket social during Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6, 7 and 8. Start collecting your items now!
Each basket needs to be worth at least $25. Feel free to drop off any nonperishable items at the parish office for the spectacular committee to make up a basket for you.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8, you will have a chance to meet some of the everyday heroes who keep us safe on a daily basis. Our guests will include Whitehall Township’s fire and police departments, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Lehigh County’s deputy sheriff and local K-9 police. We will even have a MedEvac helicopter!
Come to the library picnic area and parking lot.
There will be a party for all of the children who participated in the summer reading program. It will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the library.
Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.
Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.
A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham sandwiches and more.
It is already time for Musikfest in Bethlehem! The festival begins tomorrow, Aug. 4, and runs through Aug. 13.
There are many free performances you can watch as you stroll through the festival. The artists are always fantastic. There also is a huge variety of delicious food for purchase. The arts and crafts area is really unique, too.
The festival ends with a fabulous fireworks display, so keep your eye on the sky the evening of the 13th.
Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., will hold an annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5 in the social hall.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-2227.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet noon Aug. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Those interested in trips should contact Sharon at 610-261-9182.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main. St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12.