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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran to hold designer bag bingo Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 17.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.

The prizes will include items from the Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach collections.

A ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately. A Chinese auction is also planned.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.


Hokendauqua: Nov. 16 meeting planned for Communities That Care group

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Communities That Care group will meet 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.


Come out Nov. 18 and enjoy a designer handbag bingo — featuring Vera Bradley, Coach and Michael Kors purses — at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Doors open noon, and bingo starts 2 p.m.

There will be 20 regular games. Specials, a tricky tray, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will also be available for a cost.

Tickets for the bingo are $5 cheaper in advance.

Cementon/Egypt: Scouts to host spaghetti dinner Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 59, Egypt, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt.

There will also be homemade baked goods for sale.

Proceeds benefit the troop’s general and equipment funds.

Children under age 5 eat for free.

For ticket information, call Andy at 610-554-1821.


Santa Claus will be visiting the children of Cementon Dec. 15.

Coplay Public Library: Book sale set for Nov. 16, 17 at library

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

There will be a book sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 at Coplay Public Library.

There are lots of treasures that could make a great addition to your holiday shopping lists.

We accept donations year round for all our book sales. For your safety, please drop them off during open hours, which are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Call the library at 610-262-7351 or check the website, coplaypubliclibrary.org, for donation guidelines.


Coplay: Thanksgiving service planned

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will host the 52nd annual Coplay Ecumenical Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

St. John’s Lutheran Church joins the St. Peter congregation for the special service, where the combined choirs from the two churches will sing.

A special offering will be taken to support a borough organization.

Coplay Garden Club will provide flowers for the event.


A notice has gone out that there will be another shipment of beams for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge construction coming through the borough shortly.

Catasauqua: Catty Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 18. There will be great breakfast food, including made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 19.


Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 30th annual holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.


Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 12

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Cupcake-decorating event (based on the Netflix show “Nailed It — Cupcake Challenge”), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537

Northampton: Municipal building will close in observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s municipal building will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall of the church, 1343 Newport Ave. Singer Donna Parsons will entertain.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Maria Santacoloma, from United Health Care, will make a presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets will be on sale for the group’s annual Christmas party during this meeting.

Stiles: Thanksgiving is approaching

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

We are well into November, and Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner. We will celebrate Thanksgiving Nov. 22, the fourth Thursday of November.

Get your shopping list in order because you don’t want the holiday to sneak up on you.


The food banks of the Lehigh Valley are always in need of supplies, but especially this time of year. If you can, please make a donation to your local food bank to make the holiday happier for others.


Catasauqua: Craft fair to be held Nov. 10

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its fall craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10.

There will be crafters, a bake sale, basket raffle and lots of good food. Also available will be pickled red beets.

If you would like to reserve a table, call the church office at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822. There is a fee.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is hosting a brass quintet concert offered by Mother Jones Brass 7 p.m. Nov. 16.