Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual community tree lighting is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
Santa will make an appearance. There will be Christmas carols and entertainment in the auditorium by Lori Kulp Woodward and James Hummel.
Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served. Children will receive a small gift bag.
Coplay Sports will hold its annual Christmas parade 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15.
The parade will travel all the borough streets with Santa and Mrs. Claus on a sleigh.
Best of luck to all of the high school students participating in winter sports in the 2019-20 season.
Wishing you a successful season — but most of all, have fun.
We are into the hype of the holiday season.
Shoppers are running around looking for deals, and neighbors are decorating their homes and yards to bring holiday spirit to the community.
Thank you to all of the neighbors who have brightened our surroundings by adorning their homes with holiday decorations and lights.
Start off the Christmas season with barbershop quartet ffourtissimo 7 p.m. Dec. 5.
The quartet will deliver fun renditions of classic holiday songs as well as a few newer tunes.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop by the library 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7.
We will take your picture with Santa and post it to Smug Mug, where you can access it and print copies.
See the handout at the front desk or our website for more information.
Pets are invited but must be on a leash and have a current vaccination form.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will host the Whitehall High School Chorale for a Christmas concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
All are welcome.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is planning an Advent cantata 3 p.m. Dec. 7.
All are invited.
St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold a holiday breakfast and gift raffle 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 8.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-1130 a.m. Dec. 8.
Come fill up on all your favorites of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, cheesy Tater Tots, Danish, juice and coffee.
St. Elizabeth’s bakery elves will be in full swing by mid-December making delicious Christmas cookie cutouts. Prices are by the quarter pound.
Deadline for ordering is Dec. 10. Pickup will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 in the parish hall.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the Siegfried Railroad Station for holiday shopping 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7.
The society will be offering its fundraising items at discounted prices. T-shirts will be half off the original price. Miniatures, collectible plates from the centennial of Northampton and collectible Christmas balls will all be discounted. Other items will also be on sale.
For more information, call 610-262-8198.
• Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m., in the upstairs parlor of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 19. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700
I have completed reading the book “Geography, Geology and Genius,” written by Martha Capwell Fox, a friend. Martha is a passionate historian who has authored a number of books pertaining to our local history.
I have used some of her research for my columns. One of my other favorites is “Catasauqua and North Catasauqua,” which she wrote in 2002.
Martha serves as historian and archives coordinator at the National Canal Museum in Easton.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its annual blood drive benefiting the Miller-Keystone Blood Center 8 a.m. Nov. 30.
Donors must be at least 17 years old and be no less than 110 pounds.
The bloodmobile is equipped to accept red cells, plasma and platelets. Donors are reminded to bring identification.
The fourth annual O’ Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Doors open 4:45 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Coplay Community Plaza.
My name is Veronica Laroche, and I am the new director at Coplay Public Library.
I am a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, and I am currently attending the University of Illinois for my master’s degree in library and information science. I have been working at the library since May 2015 and have loved every minute of it.
I look forward to further getting to know the community and serving its needs. Feel free to stop in anytime and introduce yourself — my door is always open.