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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Northampton: Historical society open July 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. July 21. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

The station is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area. This year, artifacts from businesses — past and present — of the four wards of Northampton are featured.

There is no charge to visit the museum, but donations are accepted for the upkeep of the museum. New members are also welcome.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Catasauqua: More bands coming to amphitheater

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Smith Compound Band will be performing 7-10 p.m. July 19 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Ain’t Dead Yet will perform 7-10 p.m. July 20 at the amphitheater.

Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!


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Fullerton: St. John’s plans July 19 bingo

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be having a gift card bingo 7 p.m. July 19.

The doors will open 6 p.m.

Tickets are now available for a discounted price, and they will also be available at the door for the regular price.

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


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., would like to remind its parishioners that food will be collected for the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank July 21.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Nature program is July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Jolie Chylack, from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the Buckets Full of Nature program about the sun and moon 10 a.m. July 18.

Everyone is invited to this program to learn more about these solar bodies.


Dawn Sellers, from Center for Vision Loss, will be presenting four programs at the library this month.

• July 24, 11 a.m. — Eyes at the Library storytime for preschool and early elementary-age children to attend with their parents

• July 24, 2 p.m. — Teen Seen program about importance of eye care for students in grades 6-12


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at state Rep. Jeanne McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. American Legion membership is not required to take advantage of this program. Information and to schedule an appointment (required): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Remembering: Coplay Cement Company: Progress in the industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am looking at a rare piece of Saylor history — a century-old booklet titled “Cimento Portland Saylor’s Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.”

Coplay Cement decided to open an export sales office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. They decided this was necessary to continue to be competitive.

When World War I started in 1914, European cement companies curtailed exporting their cement to many customers in Latin America; as a result, United States companies filled the void.

Coplay Public Library: Blast Off into Reading storytime set for July 11

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Blast Off into Reading storytime will be held 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays — July 11, 18 and 25. Everyone is welcome to attend; no preregistration is necessary.


The free movies continue 5-7 p.m. at Coplay Public Library.

The July 15 movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

The July 22 movie is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.


The teen space-themed escape room will be 3-4 p.m. July 17.

Teens can help choose the room theme and puzzles.


Cementon/Egypt: Parish festival is set

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is hosting a parish festival 12:30-8 p.m. July 14 at Egypt Memorial Park, Hillcrest Lane and Curt Simmons Drive, rain or shine.

The event will include a bake sale, games, entertainment, food, bingo and a raffle.

There will be an outdoor Mass before the event, starting 11:30 a.m.


It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School at Egypt Community Church, to be held 6-8:30 p.m. July 15-19. The theme is “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World.”

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays through September

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. July 14.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.