Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Coplay: Pediatric cancer run/walk is April 7

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A pediatric cancer 8K run and 5K walk will take place April 7.

The race and festivities will begin 8 a.m. at Ironton Rail Trail. Registration for the race and walk is 7-8 a.m.

There will be a fun run and obstacle course for kids aged 12 and younger.

Festivities include a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food and entertainment.


Coplay Food Bank is in need of canned fruit, fruit cups, cereal, tea, coffee and peanut butter. Donations can be dropped off at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St., during business hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Coplay library: Coplay Public Library book sale starts today, April 5

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our spring book and bake sale has finally arrived!

The preview night is 4-7 p.m. today, April 5. For a $5 donation, you can have first crack at our books. The regular sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6 and 7.

Delicious homemade baked goods from our fabulous volunteers will be waiting to entice you.


Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. April 5, 12 and 19.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend, and no preregistration is necessary.


Join us for a free movie April 21. This event is open to everyone.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until April 14.

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club to meet April 4 at Slovak Center

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club springs into action with its first meeting of the season, to be held 1 p.m. April 4 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Lynn Dautrich, a Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss transitioning to organic gardening. Dautrich will highlight many of the benefits and challenges of organic gardening and will share some of his experiences of gardening in the great white north.

Horticultural and artistic exhibits should be in place early, so the presentation can start on time.

Stiles: Scouts selling flowers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 59 from St. John the Baptist Church is currently holding its annual Easter flower sale this week.

Stop by Ruffenach Hall on the church grounds, 3024 S. Ruch St., March 29-31.

Make someone’s Easter happier by treating them with a beautiful plant while supporting the Scouts in the process!


Major League Baseball will hold opening day for the 2018 season March 29. This should please all the baseball fans in the community.


Northampton: Bowling benefit to be held March 31

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St., will host a bowling benefit for the Dog TAGS Program of the Lehigh Valley 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 31.

The Dog TAGS organization works with veterans to get the service dogs they need to help with injuries caused by serving our country.

A bake sale, basket raffle and T-shirt and wristband sale will also be a part of the day.


Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has announced the following upcoming events.

• 10 p.m. April 6, karaoke with Crazy K

• 7:30 p.m. April 13, polka and button box

Fullerton: Night at the Races set for April 7

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Come one, come all, to St. Elizabeth Regional School’s 10th annual Night at the Races, set for April 7 in the social hall, 435 Pershing Blvd.

The doors open 5:30 p.m., and races begin 6:30 p.m.

Your ticket includes chicken tenders, pork barbecue sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, ring bologna and cheese, chips, pretzels and adult refreshments. Other beverages are BYOB.

Tickets will be available at the door but are discounted if you purchase in advance. Call 610-264-0143 for prices and tickets.


Coplay: Borough offices closed March 30

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough Office and Public Works Department will be closed March 30 in observance of Good Friday.


March 30 is the deadline to apply for lifeguard, pool manager and part-time work positions in the borough. Apply at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 31. A party will follow.

A congregational breakfast is planned for 8:45-10 a.m. April 1.


Whitehall library: Whitehall Township Public Library will host book bingo

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our adult book-oriented bingo will be held 6:30 p.m. April 10 in the reference area to celebrate National Library Week. Come in and join the fun.

It’s great fun for patrons 18 years and older to brush up on your book titles and characters. You may win some cool prizes like mugs, water bottles, pens, candy or books.


We are excited about changing over to our new circulation and cataloging system called SPARK in April 2018.


Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Tuesdays until April 24. There will be no storytime April 10. Information and registration (required): 610-432-4339