Jolie Chylack, coordinator from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present Buckets of Nature: Fossils Rock 6 p.m. July 19.
Books aren’t the only things that tell stories; rocks do, too. Become an archaeologist and join us for a session of discovery as we explore many of nature’s fossils and go home with your very own fossil design.
This free program is open to all ages; kids and adults alike can learn and have fun.
The “Libraries Rock” theme continues throughout July for our library programs.
The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Smith Compound Band 7-10 p.m. July 20.
Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.
The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
You are welcome to stop by for its weekly specials. There will be a half-price sale on a different type of clothing each week.
A Splash & Dance event is set for 6-8:30 p.m. July 19 at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. Deejay Freddy Milander Jr. will entertain. Contests and prizes are also part of the fun.
Lehigh County Conservation District will be at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., 1-2 p.m. July 19 for Buckets Full of Nature: Fossils Rock!
The library will also present a free children’s movie 5-7 p.m. July 23, a kids’ music program 6-7 p.m. July 25 and storytime 3-4 p.m. July 26.
Northampton Area Historical Society will hold a special program titled “First Ward Businesses of a Bygone Era” 10 a.m. July 21 at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring photos of earlier businesses and join in the discussion.
Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open 1-3 p.m. July 22.
It is open to the public the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.
The senior youth group of St. John’s United Church of Christ will be enjoying a day at Knoebels amusement park July 30. They will be meeting 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the church, 575 Grape St., to carpool to the park.
Be sure to pack a lunch and a reusable water bottle, as well as money for rides, dinner, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
If you would like to prepurchase your tickets, you can buy a voucher for tickets, as well as all-day ride passes, at any Weis Markets location.
• Sheet music art (for teens in grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. VBS will continue until July 20.
Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will host baseball and softball sign-ups 6-8 p.m. July 13 or noon-2 p.m. July 21 at the Hokey Park Pavilion, Lehigh Street.
Sign up for 10U, 12U, 14U or 18U (for girls) or Grasshopper, Biddy, Midget, Knee-hi and Majors (for boys).
For questions, contact Chris Hudak at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, runs 6-8 p.m. July 23-27, with a closing program July 29.
In this fourth column, I am down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, visiting with Mike and Donna Bednar. Mike is a well-known railroad historian, a former railroad worker and engineer. He has authored a number of railroad books and magazines. Mike has had 41 years of experience with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Conrail and Reading and Northern Railroad. Mike knows his railroads!
He traces the Lehigh Railroad back to its roots when the first tracks were laid in 1851 to link Allentown and Easton.
Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., presents Stereotype July 13. Doors open 5 p.m.
New Constitution will play July 20, and Common Bond plays July 27.
The club’s annual fundraiser, to help defray expenses for a person with medical issues, will be Oct. 5 with Lucky 7 taking the stage.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s Altar & Rosary Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 8 a.m. service July 15.
A special breakfast for the organization will follow at the church’s social hall, 4 S. Fifth St.
The society was organized July 15, 1928.
Community Days is underway! Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
This annual event, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club, will continue through July 15 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Northampton Area Historical Society will hold an open house 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the Siegfried Railroad Station, 21st Street.