Are you ready to celebrate Earth Day April 22?
Think about planting a flowering tree or shrub to commemorate the day.
This would also be a great day for a picnic at a local park or a stroll on the beautiful Ironton Rail Trail.
The spring weather is feeling more comfortable each day.
As usual, many outdoor lovers can be seen biking, walking and running on the Ironton Rail Trail.
Enjoy this first bit of warm weather.
And, now that the weather is warmer, take advantage of the beautiful Stiles Playground.
The kick-off party for the Whitehall Township Public Library's 50th anniversary was held Saturday, April 11 at the library.
More than 100 people attended the party, where they enjoyed music, food and good conversation.
On behalf of the library board, staff and friends of the library, I would like to thank everyone for their help in making the event happen and all who attended.
During the celebration, the library received proclamations from State Reps. Julie Harhart (R-183rd) and Daniel McNeill (D-133rd) and from State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18th).
Fullerton and Coplay will hold sign-ups for the newly formed Whitehall Connie Mack baseball team Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fullerton Playground, 901 Jefferson St.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will host a Longaberger basket bingo tomorrow.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The games begin at 7 p.m.
There will be 20 games, a chance basket, specials, a 50/50 drawing and an auction.
The kitchen will be open.
The Whitehall Women's Club welcomes all to its meeting 7 p.m. April 13 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The program includes honoring the April Girl of the Month and special music by the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers.
On Saturday, May 2 Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Homemade baked goods will also be for sale.
Camp Rhythmo returns to the Whitehall area (Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ironton Rail Trail) July 6 through 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AARP Charter 3115 will meet today at noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
Refreshments will be available during the social hour.
Beverley Bley, L.P.N., a certified hypnotherapist, will speak on "Nurse Wishy-Washy."
New members are welcome.
For information, call 610-395-2810.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, is hosting a Longaberger basket bingo Friday, April 17.
Doors open 6 p.m., and games begin 7 p.m.
There will be 20 games, a chance basket, specials, a 50/50 raffle and an auction.
Boy Scout Troop 79 from St. John the Baptist Church in Stiles is currently conducting its annual Easter flower sale at Ruffenach Hall, located on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets.
You can stop in and peruse the colorful and fragrant selection of flowers Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through 5 p.m.
The Scouts are always eager to help customers by wrapping the flowers in pretty paper and helping carry your purchases out the door.
Support the Scouts and have a Happy Easter.
Tax Day is coming quickly.
The kick-off party for the library's 50th anniversary is scheduled for Saturday. April 11, 1-4 p.m.
Cake, refreshments, music and a photo display of the history of the library will be available.
Everyone is invited to our 2015 celebration of 50 years of service to the Whitehall and surrounding communities.
Keep an eye on this column and read our newsletter and website for more information concerning extra programs this coming year.
Spring has arrived.
Or, maybe not!
Even with winter weather in the air, the atmosphere is always perfect at the Coplay Public Library.
Are you looking for pleasant weather and sunny skies?
Stop in, pick up a book and travel somewhere 60 degrees and sunny without leaving the library.
Or, maybe you want to travel somewhere icy-cold with bone-chilling winds.
Perhaps you'd prefer to travel to another time and enjoy a romantic or mysterious Victorian novel.
With books from our friendly library, the possibilities are endless.
On Saturday, May 2, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Homemade baked goods will also be for sale.
Camp Rhythmo returns to the Whitehall area (Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ironton Rail Trail) July 6-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This year's theme is "Go the Distance!" Activities include music, yoga and creative arts.
There is a cost with a special discounted rate now until March 31.
For more information or to register, contact Michael Bodnyk at 866-430-0810.
Help is needed for the annual cleanup day at the Egypt Memorial Park on Saturday, March 28. Volunteers are being sought, beginning at 8 a.m. Bring shovels, rakes, paint brushes and gloves, and be prepared to assist with getting the playground ready for the upcoming spring season.
Visit the park website at www.egyptpark.org for more upcoming events this year.
Egypt Community Church, 4129 South Church St., Whitehall, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11.