Trick or Treat in the Borough of Northampton will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents are asked to turn on their porch lights.
Northampton Area Public Library will be hosting a “Come Write In” writing space in honor of National Novel Writing Month. The space will be available 6 p.m. every Monday in November.
The library will also be hosting creative writing workshops for those ages 12 to 18, presented by Tom Tancin, author of “Atlantis Revolution Trilogy.” These workshops will also be held 6 p.m. every Monday in November.
Family research is on the agenda 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Stop by, and we will show you several of the resources available. We will discuss some of our databases (Ancestry Online, Sanborn Maps and Heritage Quest), which are located on the library homepage, whitehallpl.org. We will also introduce you to some other helpful websites, such as NARA (National Archives and Records Administration). It is free and open to the public.
The library will host its own Trick or Treat 2-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Come to the library for some fall fun.
Trick-or-Treat Night in Whitehall is slated for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30.
Neighbors, please turn on your porch light if you wish to participate in Trick or Treat and share sweet treats with the ghosts and goblins.
Parents and kids, remember to wear reflective tape or clothing so you can be more easily seen.
Lastly, drivers, please be cautious as you travel through the community during Trick-or-Treat hours.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Nov. 5 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.
Guitarist Dan Flok will entertain with songs from the ’60s through the ’80s.
Refreshments will be available.
Please bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.
For information, call 610-395-2820.
Visitors are welcome.
In my last column, I wrote about the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” Thomas Edison, and his interest in the cement industry. A man of a million interests, Edison decided to build a cement plant, which he designed by his own hand in 24 hours.
• 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
• Drop-in studio arts class, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
• Piloxing (mixes pilates and boxing movements), 10-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a blood drive 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9.
Contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 to schedule a time to donate.
Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s craft fair and quilt sale, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14. In addition to crafts and quilts, there also will be baked goods for sale.
Contact the church office at 610-435-0451 for more information.
Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. On the menu is the “best SOS in the Valley,” scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group has a treat in store for the community 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.
Three of the group’s authors will be competing for your vote for best book.
Commitment to Family and Community (CFC), 165 Cherry St., will have a Longaberger basket bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 23.
Other planned events for CFC are a meat raffle 1 p.m. Nov. 1 and a craft show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8.
Borough children are anxious for Oct. 30 when Coplay holds Trick-or-Treat Night 6-8 p.m.
Costumed boys and girls will go to homes that have porch lights on. Borough police will have extra officers out patrolling, ensuring the safety of young ones.
The rain date is Oct. 31.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church is hosting a two-day basket raffle party, with more than 300 gift baskets and prizes. Attend 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 31 or 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1. Bid on your favorite prizes with raffle tickets, purchased at the door. The drawing will be 2 p.m. Nov. 1. Bidders do not need to be present to win.
The church is located at 4102 S. Church St.
Laurel Fire Company is hosting its annual turkey raffle 2-6 p.m. Nov. 15. The organization will be offering 20 turkeys on the main ticket, with many more raffles throughout the day.