Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., will present Caribbean Steel Rhythm 7-10 p.m. June 29.
Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will host an open house 9 a.m.-noon July 1 and July 4 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.
There will be a private collection of Catasauqua memorabilia on display.
For more information, call 610-231-0603.
Spark is here! Our new library system will be up and running noon today, June 28.
We are joining Whitehall Township Public Library and Emmaus Public Library on this journey, which will offer patrons easier access to a wider variety of materials. Over the next four months, eight other libraries in our area will join our Lehigh-Carbon Library Cooperative.
We appreciate your patience while the staff learns the new system and procedures.
The borough’s 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. tonight, June 28, in council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.
The sesquicentennial parade will be May 18, 2019. The parade’s theme will have historical tones.
Children in the borough, ages kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s summer breakfast camp at Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N. Third St. The breakfast is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
There are activities and crafts, as well as a free bagged lunch.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following events:
• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. June 29
• Music by DJ Flipside, 7:30 p.m. June 30
• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. July 6
• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. July 13
For more information, call 610-262-3891.
Northampton Borough’s municipal building will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will hold its annual picnic, rain or shine, noon- 5 p.m. July 9 at 26th Street Playground.
It’s time to register children for the 2018 Vacation Bible School at Egypt Community Church.
This year’s theme is “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.”
VBS is open to children 3 to 12 years of age. Children will experience the thrill of traveling back to ancient Babylon with Daniel and his friends, with Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-13.
The church is located at 4129 S. Church St.
To register, visit egyptcc.org and click on the VBS link or call 610-262-4961.
In this third column on train memories, we fondly “remember” when the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Northampton & Bath, Ironton and the Lehigh Valley Traction Company trolleys served transportation needs in our communities.
Old-timers recalled the impact of the Great Depression on their families. In those days, trains hauled millions of tons of coal.
If, for some reason, they stopped in a community, some folks would actually climb the coal cars and throw some of the coal on the ground for their heating needs.
Vacation Bible School at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, runs July 23-27, with a closing program July 29.
Children from age 3 to those in sixth grade are welcome to attend the program, held 6-8 p.m. The theme this year is “Shipwrecked — Rescued by Jesus.”
For more information or to register, call the church office at 610-435-0451.
There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal Aug. 5 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. The free meal, guaranteed for the first 100 guests, will be served 4-6:30 p.m.
• Movie: “School of Rock,” 5 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Cement Belt Fair, 6-11 p.m., at Victor Talotta Park, Fornaciari Drive and Dewey Street, Cementon. The event will continue until June 30.
• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 21-23.
There will be delicious homemade food, a bake sale and money and basket raffles as well as games for adults and kids. Bingo will be played in the air-conditioned church hall.
Music for all three nights will be provided by D.H. Productions.
In addition, you can enjoy the children’s lip sync contest Friday and hourly “Minute to Win It” games Saturday. Register for these at the disc jockey booth.
For more information, call 610-264-0332.
The 70th annual Cement Belt Fair will begin June 25 and run through June 30 at Cementon Park.
The fair is open 6-11 p.m.
Stop by and enjoy some delicious food and entertainment! The kids are sure to love the rides, too.
The fair always closes with a spectacular fireworks show, so pay attention to the night sky June 30. Stiles residents may be able to catch a glimpse of fireworks from their front or back porches.
Summer officially arrived 6:07 a.m. June 21.
We are finally entering into some warmer — even hot — weather.