Catasauqua Borough’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with a rain date of Oct. 23.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19.
Featured will be homemade food including bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pierogies, spaetzle, kraut, potato salad and more.
There will be a biergarten for adults with German beer and wine. Soda will be available as well.
Join in for the 4 p.m. Mass beforehand featuring German hymns by the choir.
Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
For more information, call 610-262-7186.
Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 13 for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month service to be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.
Call the church at 610-261-2910 for more information.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.
The dinner is open to the public.
Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.
The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.
• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 29. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700
• Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball registration, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St. Questions about the boys programs: Tom Mullin at firstname.lastname@example.org; questions about the girls program: Stephanie Snyder at email@example.com
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a designer purse bingo 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to benefit Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish.
Doors open noon.
Coplay Democratic Club is holding its fall meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.
There will be candidates, or their representatives, in the Nov. 5 election at this meeting.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have a pork and sauerkraut or turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall. The meal is open to the public.
Coplay Public Library’s fall book and bake sale is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5. There will be thousands of hardcover and paperback books for all ages, DVDs, children’s toys and much more.
After you’ve picked out your items, don’t forget to browse the bake sale, filled with delicious homemade treats. If anyone would like to bake for the sale, contact a board member or stop into the library.
Reminder: Don’t forget to stop in for storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica 11 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Children of all ages are welcome.
Remember when our high schools offered courses in typing, shorthand, office machines and bookkeeping? Today, offices have been transformed by computers and modern technology. A number of years ago, Kathy Unger, a friend and former secretary at the Penn Dixie Cement Company, wrote me a description of her position.
Kathy graduated from Nazareth High School in 1956. An excellent student, she was hired and trained to fill in for other secretaries during vacations, maternity leaves and illnesses.
Boy Scout Troop 93 is planning a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.
There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free. Drinks, salad and ice cream are included.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 9 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Maria Santacoloma. Refreshments will be served.
Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a basket social, flea market and bake sale 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 5.
Browse tables for treasures, and buy some tasty treats from the bake sale.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its 150th anniversary celebration service 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5.
Come out and celebrate this memorable occasion.
Salem UCC will be hosting its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Oct. 7.
This is open to all.
Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will be hosting an open house and fall festival noon-4 p.m. Oct. 12.
Get photos with the firetrucks and take a chance to win some baskets. The kitchen will be serving cabbage and noodles, pierogi casserole and strawberry shortcake.
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt, is hosting a new children’s clothing sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13. Shop for clothing in sizes newborn through 14/16.
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is planning a basket party Oct. 26 and 27.