In partnership with Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church is hosting a free community meal 4-6 p.m. Jan. 19. The church is located at 3355 MacArthur Road.
For more information, contact Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241 or 610-266-4000.
Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will be holding boys and girls registration for the upcoming baseball and softball season at Hokendauqua Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, on the following days: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19; 2-4 p.m. Jan. 30; and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5.
Today, I am speaking to Mr. Terry Reppert of Laurys Station, Lehigh County. Terry was born in Northampton and has a keen interest in local history. His grandmother Florence Kleppinger was a member of a prominent family who operated a flourishing market on Main Street in Northampton many years ago.
The family’s roots can be traced to the Palatinate area of Germany. John George and Margaretta Kleppinger came to America in 1739 in search of a better life. They first settled in Trappe, Montgomery County.
The Northampton Area Public Library is currently looking for adult volunteers to monitor the teen lounge, which runs every Monday through Thursday after school, 2:30-5 p.m. Contact the library at 610-262-7537 if you are interested in volunteering.
Northampton Banquet and Events Center hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the games begin 7 p.m.
The kitchen is open. Proceeds benefit the center.
• 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
• Knit and chat, 9-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700
• Current events informal discussion group, 2-3:30 pm., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700
• Coplay Public Library board meeting, 7 p.m., in borough council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will be having its third annual Sweets with Your Sweeties 4-6 p.m. Feb. 6. This is a really fun family event!
The menu consists of turkey barbecue, hot dogs, chips, beverages and a dessert bar. Activities include decorating your own cupcake or cookie, a valentine craft, guessing jars and a basket raffle.
Proceeds benefit Numan Orphanage Center in Ethiopia and Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project.
This event has advance tickets only; there will be no tickets sold at the door. There is a family rate.
A reminder that the borough is taking the names of persons, usually youngsters, who will shovel snow from sidewalks in the borough.
Residents wanting their sidewalks cleared of snow and ice, usually seniors, can contact the borough office for such help.
Coplay Public Library continues its varied fundraising activities. The current fundraiser is a pierogy sale. Orders are being taken at the Fifth and Center streets location.
Storytime with Miss Jo will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28. All ages are welcome, and there is no preregistration.
Start off 2016 with a look back at your favorite authors of 2015. Some of our patrons’ top picks include James Patterson, Dr. Seuss and Stephen King. Stop in to see where your favorite authors placed.
Scrabble night will be 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25. Our experts are always ready for a challenge.
Also, try out the latest fad, adult coloring programs. From noon to 3 p.m. every Saturday, you can just stop in and unwind from a stressful week.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in the church social hall.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be holding a Longaberger bingo Jan. 22. Doors open 6 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door only upon availability. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address to purchase advance tickets.
As we start a new year, many people are sure to have exercise more as one of their New Year’s resolutions.
Lucky for us, the brisk winter weather has not yet arrived. You can enjoy walking, running or biking on the beautiful Ironton Rail Trail and get your resolution in motion.
Surely colder weather will arrive soon. The winter months are a great time to get yourself organized.
Purge your clutter and clean your house — maybe even redecorate. When spring comes, the house will be all tidy, so you can spend more time outside!
Registration for the children’s winter programs at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will begin 9 a.m. Jan. 11. Programs will be held Feb. 2-March 24 and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Register for the following:
• Wonderful Ones for ages 10 months to 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays
• Toddler Storytime for 2-year-olds, 11-11:20 a.m. Tuesdays or 10-10:20 a.m. Wednesdays
• Creative Preschoolers Storytime for ages 3 and up, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays or 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays