Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.
Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK
Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
Aug. 24 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K
Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side
Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s social hall, 18 S. Third St.
The club members plant and take care of flowers at public sites, such as the library grounds.
The St. John’s Lutheran Church Bible study group will have a summer cookout and movie July 29 beginning 6 p.m. at the parsonage of Pastor Timothy Boyer, Third and Coplay streets.
Another such evening will be held Aug. 19.
The Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 8 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
If interested in any trips, please call Sharon at 610-261-9182
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.
Food will be available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be “Let’s Move” July 26 and “Let’s Sing” Aug. 2. Both programs are 3-4 p.m.
Our summer music-themed weeks are going strong. The theme for July 30 is musicals and soundtracks, and Aug. 6 will be British rock, a tribute to our friends across the pond.
Game night will be 5-7 p.m. July 30. Try your luck on a new game, or pick up pointers from the Scrabble experts.
Our Wednesday programs for kids and teens will continue 6-7 p.m. throughout August.
In this concluding column, Mr. Mike Bednar, noted local historian, recalls some of our railroad history. Mike worked on railroads for 41 years and, with the aid of his wife, Donna, wrote a number of books on railroad history and lore.
In the last column, we wrote about two famous Lehigh Valley Railroad trains — the Black Diamond and the John Wilkes.
Today, we board the Asa Packer, Maple Leaf and Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Philadelphia Flyer.
There will be Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meals at the following Hokendauqua churches.
• Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Aug. 5
• Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Sept. 18
• First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., Oct. 16
• Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, Nov. 20
The free meals are guaranteed for the first 100 guests and will be served 4-6 p.m.
For more information, call Judy at 610-767-5061.
Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the James Supra Blues Band 7-10 p.m. July 27.
Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments.
Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will be showing a family movie 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 28. The movie will be “Ferdinand” featuring John Cena.
The summer reading program concludes 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 31 with Officer Wiseman and his K-9 partner Zora visiting. There will be Oogie’s ice cream as well.
For more information, call 610-264-4151.
• “Name That Tune” (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• Movie: “Mamma Mia!,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 to sixth grade), 6-8 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. VBS will continue until July 27, with a closing program July 29. Information: 610-435-0451
We are more than half way through July. Now is the time to visit your local farmers markets and take advantage of the beautiful fruits and vegetables in season.
You and your family are sure to enjoy!
If you are looking for something fun to do nearby, check out the 31st annual blueberry festival at Burnside Plantation in historic Bethlehem July 21 and 22.
There is a fee to gain entrance.
You can enjoy delicious blueberry treats, see culinary contests, visit the crafters, watch the pie-eating contest, enjoy musical entertainment and much more.