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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Coplay Public Library: ‘Apollo 13’ shown July 29 at library

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The free movies continue at Coplay Public Library. The entertainment begins 4:30 p.m.

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”

The Aug. 5 viewing is episodes 1-3 of season 1 of “Doctor Who.”

The Aug. 12 showing is episodes 4-6 of season 1 of “Doctor Who.”

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.

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Reminder: Blast Off into Reading storytime will be held 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays — July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8. Everyone is welcome to attend; no preregistration is necessary.

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The Out of this World game night will be 5-7 p.m. July 29.

Northampton: Queenship of Mary Church to hold annual garage sale

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will have its annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 in the social hall of the church, 1324 Newport Ave. Entrance to the hall is from the back of the church off Stewart Street.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-262-2227.

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.

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Remembering: Taking a tour aboard the LV Railroad

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The year is 1920, and this writer and my friend Larry Oberly are at the Lehigh Valley Railroad station in Coplay. With us is Mike Bednar, a railroad engineer and rail historian from Darktown, Whitehall Township.

We convinced Mike to flag down a Lehigh Valley passenger train so we could board the train and visit some projects that have used cement from the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.

We will be traveling to the Catskill Mountains in New York state to view the construction of an aqueduct that will supply fresh water to New York City.

Cementon/Egypt: Gun raffle runs until Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A gun raffle, sponsored by Egypt Fire Company, 4099 Kuhn Lane, is underway. A total of 30 guns, valued at $17,000, will be raffled off Aug. 4.

For information or to purchase tickets, contact the fire company by calling 610-262-6003, by emailing egyptfireco1@hotmail.com or via Facebook at Whitehall Fire Department Station 39.

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Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8. Children under the age of 4 eat for free.

Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss it. More information will be coming soon.

Hokendauqua: Legion to host event

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Jones Quigg American Legion Post 739, 3739 American Legion Drive, will hold a special celebration July 27.

A 75th anniversary observance is planned, with legislators speaking noon. The grand opening event will be 1 p.m.

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There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative free community meal 4-6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

For more information, call 610-435-0451.

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The 11th annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Coplay: Splash and dance now July 25

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The family splash and dance night at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, originally scheduled for July 18 but canceled because of weather, is now set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 25.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.

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Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church social hall, 18 S. Third St.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association is launching its annual fund drive, which will run through August.

Catasauqua: The Cherry Bombs will perform July 26

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cherry Bombs will be performing 7-10 p.m. July 26 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!

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Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 27.

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Have a great week!

Stiles: Historic Bethlehem Blueberry Festival to be held July 20, 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Visit the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem to attend the Historic Bethlehem Blueberry Festival July 20 and 21.

There are blueberry treats, like pies, strudels, ice cream and coffees to enjoy. Kids can partake in crafts, and there are culinary contests and pie-eating contests, too.

There is an admission fee.

Stop by and check out the festival.

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Remember to visit the farmers markets in our area. This is the best time to enjoy some fantastic locally grown produce!

Coplay: Splash and dance event set for July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., will be rocking 6:30-9 p.m. July 18 for the family splash and dance.

Contests, games and dancing are on the agenda.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment.

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Don’t miss the lunar landing 50th anniversary party noon-2 p.m. July 20 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Highlights of the event include the showing of the moon landing, moonwalking lessons and cookie decorating.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.