The Coplay Public Library board meets at 7 p.m. this evening, Sept. 10, at the Fifth and Center streets library. The public is invited to attend.
The annual “Light Up Your Neighborhood” is being observed Friday, Sept. 11 in the borough in observance of the horrific morning when thousands of lives were lost by terrorists commanding commercial jet planes. Residents are encouraged to place luminaria along their walkways and porches at dusk.
Egypt Community Church is hosting a Fall Holiday Shop 10 a.m-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. Vendors representing a number of companies will display their wares under one roof, and most will have cash and carry items available.
Lunch will be available for purchase, and there will also be a bake sale and raffle.
The church is located at 429 S. Church St., Whitehall.
In my last column, I wrote about the trials and tribulations the Northampton Area School Board confronted when a new senior high school was constructed in 1961. This was the third high school to be built to serve area students.
Education in the borough can be traced to a log school built in 1793 on what is now Dewey Avenue. The first high school was called Alliance High School in 1902. With the advent of the cement industry, a new high school was constructed on the corner of 18th Street and Lincoln Avenue in 1910.
Our 50/50 raffle is now under way! Stop by the library to purchase your tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4 p.m., Oct. 3.
Don’t miss your chance to be a big winner!
Please join us for our annual open house 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10. We will be thanking our volunteers and staff for all of their help. Refreshments will be served.
Storytime with Miss Jo will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24. All ages are welcome, and there is no preregistration. For more information, call the library at 610-262-7351.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be holding its annual Applefest and craft fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. The festival includes crafters, a bake sale, children’s games, food and entertainment by deejay Helmut Fried.
The first bingo of the fall season will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Second and Union streets, starting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13. The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out.
For information, call 610-264-0332. This event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.
• Bag sale at Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday. The sale runs through Sept. 12.
• Jazz band workshop, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700
• Friends of the Whitehall Township Public Library meeting, 10:00 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall. Information: 610-262-7598
Northampton’s Street Fair will be held noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, on Main Street, between 18th and 21st streets. Sponsored by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will again feature crafters, tours of the Roxy Theatre and live music by Steel Creek Band and Henry Laurito.
The youth of St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton, will be selling candy, water, soda and punch balloons 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday at the Street Fair. The theme of the booth is “Candy Land.” All proceeds benefit the group’s trip to the National Youth Event 2016.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, would like to remind all that the worship services and Sunday school return to fall hours on Sept. 13: services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m., and Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.
The annual Rally Day and church picnic will take place throughout the morning and afternoon. Some of the activities featured will be a bingo game and desserts.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, will hold a painting party to celebrate Rally Day 9 a.m., Sept. 13. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Lehigh University recently welcomed students from the Class of 2019. This incoming class of more than 1,200 individuals represents an accomplished, diverse group of students who hail from 43 U.S. states and 27 international countries and territories.
Students from the area include the following:
Bath: Zachary Miller
Northampton: Travis Weghofer and Emily Seier
Whitehall: Jacob Buskirk, Sharon Chen and Madeleine Pasda
• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700
• Ashtanga yoga, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and registration: 610-437-3700
• Current events informal discussion group, 2-3:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700