Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold its annual Blessing of Pets this Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 2 p.m.
The pet blessings will take place in Parker Hall, in the lower level of the church.
The public is welcome to bring Fido or Tabby or other pets.
The Whitehall Food Pantry, located at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Mechanicsville Road, is continually in need of food donations, and will need more, especially as volunteers begin preparing to assemble Thanksgiving food baskets.
Egypt Community Church, 4129 South Church St., will be hosting an all-you-can-eat ham dinner and Chinese auction 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
The cost of the meal will include beverages and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout orders will also be available. Proceeds from the fundraising dinner will benefit the church's missions. Call 610-262-4961 for ticket costs and more information.
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Stiles residents, mark your calendars.
The annual Coplay Halloween Parade will take place starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
This is always a fun community event where you are able to meet and greet your friends and neighbors and support the participants in the parade.
Stiles residents can simply take a quick walk into Coplay to enjoy this event.
As usual, the parade route starts at Ninth and Chestnut streets and ends at Fifth and Hokendauqua streets.
Hope to see you there!
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for October and early November:
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 5-7 p.m., New member Mixer.
Sunday, Oct. 6 – 2 p.m., Whitehall Halloween parade.
Monday, Oct. 7 – 11 a.m., Saladworks ribbon cutting, 2419 MacArthur Road.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lehigh Valley Business Expo, chamber pavilion, AgHall, Allentown.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 7:30 a.m., board of directors' meeting.
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet at noon today, Thursday, Oct. 3, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
Refreshments will be available between noon and 1 p.m.
Flu shots will also be given.
Rob Ballonoff will entertain with vocals and acoustical guitar.
New members are welcome.
For more information, call 610-395-2820.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., will host a basket social 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
Hokendauqua Park & Playground (HPPA) boys and girls basketball registration will be held at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Oct. 1; and Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Coaches and those interested in coaching are asked to attend the Oct. 8 meeting.
The Cementon Athletic Park Association's new basketball program is available to all boys and girls in kindergarten through the second grade.
The 2013-14 basketball season will run from the beginning of November to the end of January.
Sign-ups will be held in the Cementon Park meeting room 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19.
Practices will be held at the Cementon Park building and multiple gyms on the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus. Days and times are to be determined.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Friday, Oct. 4.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
The event will feature 20 games, three specials and a Chinese auction.
Food will be available to purchase.
Proceeds will benefit the church's general fund and Phoebe Ministries.
Tickets will be sold in advance for a discount but will also be available at the door.
To purchase in advance send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the church.
If you are looking for something fun to do next weekend, plan on stopping by the Celtic Classic in nearby Bethlehem.
The festival runs from Sept. 27-29.
There will be highland games to watch and great musical entertainment, too. Also, interesting ethnic foods will be available for purchase.
The first day of autumn is fast approaching.
On Sept. 22, we will say goodbye to the summer. Enjoy the cooler, brisker weather we are having right now.
Don't miss the changing of the leaves which will take on colors quickly!
The Hokendauqua Park & Playground will hold basketball registration for boys and girls at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18; Thursday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Coaches and those interested in coaching are asked to attend.
You may visit www.hokeypark.org for registration forms and for more information.