Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happenings

Monday, September 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 18

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The club will also meet 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

SEPT. 19

• Movie: “Captain Underpants,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• George Taylor House Committee meeting, 7 p.m., at the pavilion, Poplar and Lehigh streets

SEPT. 20

Coplay: Borough churches will host dinners this Saturday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Interested in dining out this weekend? Two borough churches have dinners scheduled, and the public is invited. At St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., the congregational community dinner features shepherd’s pie, with creamed cabbage, applesauce, rolls and butter, and beverages from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

At St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., the menu includes Italian fare — spaghetti or baked ziti, with all the fixings — 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16.

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Coplay Public Library has an open house at the Fifth Street location 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14.

Northampton: Railroad station to open doors to visitors Sunday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17. The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of the Northampton area. This year, the borough’s first ward is being highlighted.

The historical society’s fall garage sale is planned for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30.

Donations for the sale are accepted and can be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27, 28 and 29 or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29. Volunteers are also needed at these times to help set up for the sale.

Whitehall library: Genealogy sessions set for Sept. 16, 21

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Intro to Genealogy sessions will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 16 and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. Let us help you figure out where your family came from.

Library director Patty Vahey will show you how to use our Ancestry and Heritage Quest databases to search for records, documents and some of our research items found in the Pennsylvania collection at the library and authoritative websites.

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Our third Monday open mic and jam night will be 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Tom Cooney and Donny Goldman will be featured.

Catasauqua: Grand opening is planned

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

From noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, the new Catasauqua Borough Municipal Building, 90 Bridge St., will be having its grand opening. The building will be open for tours. There will also be food and drinks for sale, entertainment and so much more for the community to enjoy. This event is not to be missed!

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The George Taylor House committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the pavilion.

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Fullerton: Sleepout planned at St. John’s

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be having a sleepout for homelessness event Sept. 22-23.

Also, Rally Day starts 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24. At the 10:45 a.m. service, there will be the installation of Faith Formation teachers and a blessing of backpacks, with the Chancel Choir singing.

Call the church office at 610-264-8421 for more information.

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Happenings

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 11

• Whitehall Woman’s Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

SEPT. 12

• Cub Scout Pack 40 sign-up night, 6:45 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville. Information: Cubmaster Brian Dungan at briandunganpack40@gmail.com or visit cubscoutpack40kreidersville.org

• Fullerton American Legion ladies auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., at the post home, Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street

SEPT. 13

Hokendauqua: Area churches plan Rally Day festivities

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will hold its Rally Day 9-10 a.m. Sept. 10. The public is invited to attend.

Karen Gensey, Whitehall Township historian, will talk about MacArthur Road and the history of St. John’s — the oldest church on MacArthur Road. The church will be celebrating with cookies and drinks.

The public is also invited to attend the church service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cementon/Egypt: Church hosts picnic at park

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The public is invited to the annual family picnic hosted by Assumption B.V.M. Parish of Northampton Sept. 10 at Egypt Memorial Park. The picnic will begin with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass, followed by outdoor events noon-7 p.m.

Attendees can purchase ethnic foods and baked goods, play children’s games and games of chance, and purchase tickets for a basket raffle.

A deejay will provide music noon-3 p.m. Live music will be performed 3-7 p.m. by Pennsylvania Villagers.

Come and enjoy this family-friendly summer celebration.

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