• 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
• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Other storytime dates are Jan. 14, 21 and 28. Information: 610-262-7351
• AARP Chapter 3115 meeting, noon, at The American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Information: 610-395-2810
The library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the holiday. The library board and staff send along best wishes for a happy New Year. We appreciate all the help, support and donations you have given us during the past year. It is a pleasure to serve the Coplay community!
See if you can stump our experts! Stop by the library for some fun and games: Trivia Saturday and adult coloring, noon-3 p.m. Jan. 2; and Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25.
Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association will be holding boys’ and girls’ registration for the upcoming baseball and softball season at Hokendauqua Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, on the following days: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19; 2-4 p.m. Jan. 30; and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5.
Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate (for first-time players), proof of health insurance and contact information including phone numbers and e-mail addresses for completion of the registration form.
The George Taylor House had such an overwhelming response to its first old-fashioned Christmas event that it was decided to keep it decorated and open for tours during the month of January. If you or an organization would like to schedule a tour, call the Catasauqua Borough office at 610-264-0571.
A few years ago, I wrote a series tracing the history of the Haff Hospital in Northampton. It was a local hospital founded by Dr. Charles Haff, who became a medical icon in the community.
I also wrote about his love of music and the rare instruments he owned and performed on.
While researching another story, I found a rare photograph and writeup on Haff’s musical interests in the 1948 Northampton High School “Amptennian.”
The first of several Christmas tree pickups by borough public works crews took place yesterday, Dec. 30. Pickups will continue throughout January.
The trees will be used for mulch.
The borough does not impose an additional fee for tree pickups.
Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., celebrates Dec. 31 with a “New Year’s Eve Explosion” event, beginning with a hot buffet and followed with music by deejay Jerry “Hottub” Greene.
There also will be a surprise fountain and a champagne toast at midnight.
The evening will bring family and friends together.
The Egypt Fire Company will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8.
This is your opportunity take your family out to a hearty, affordable meal at the fire company social hall.
You can visit with other community members while also supporting this important team of volunteers who keep your community safe and who also happen to make a pretty tasty pasta meal.
Happy New Year! If you have any announcements for events occurring in the Cementon and Egypt areas, please contact me at email@example.com.
The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 11 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
Dale Sine, formerly of the Melody Aces, will entertain.
If Northampton schools are delayed or closed, the meeting is canceled.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 13 at Northampton Memorial Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.
• New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Bath. There will be live music and food. Information and tickets: 610-837-0310
• New Year’s Eve party, at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. There will be music, food and beverages. Information, time and cost: 610-262-9937
• Storytime (for ages 3-5), 10:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The library hosts storytime every Saturday morning. Information: 610-264-4151
Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has set the date for its 50th reunion. It will take place Oct. 8, 2016, at Hungarian Hall, Northampton.
More information will follow, but in the meantime, save your dimes, quarters and dollars. This will be the most memorable reunion yet.
Any suggestions or ideas for the reunion, contact Brenda Henning, chairperson, at 610-432-5663 or 484-226-5114.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any information you would like published in this column. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!