Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a blessing of backpacks (for students and teachers) during the 9 a.m. Aug. 27 service. All students are invited to bring their backpacks that morning.
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.
• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061
• Adult coloring club meeting (for 18 years old and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Summer reading program wrap-up party, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
The adult summer reading program will end 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Please turn in your reading logs by that date.
The wrap-up party will be 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 22. You may attend either or both!
Come to our party to discuss what you read — the good, bad or whatever. Come share with us and get your prize.
Our fourth Tuesday adult coloring club will meet 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Anyone 18 years old and older is welcome to join us.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, will be offering aerobics classes.
The instructor, Karen Hoff, is offering 10 weeks of classes 6-6:50 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 5 to Nov. 7 in the parish hall. This includes 50 minutes of aerobic exercises, followed by 30 minutes of toning and floor-work exercises for all who wish to stay.
All that is needed is a towel or mat. Feel free to bring light weights as well.
Registration deadline is Sept. 1.
Stiles residents, mark your calendar for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s annual church picnic, set for Sept. 3. More details will come, but do save this date for a fun day of games, food and entertainment.
Good luck to all of the students in our community who are heading off to college. Enjoy this exciting new experience!
Summer is quickly winding down — it’s time for The Great Allentown Fair again. The fair opens Aug. 29 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 4.
The Catasauqua summer concert series in the park continues with a concert 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, which was rescheduled from July 17, at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St. Featured is Steel Creek Country, sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service.
At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18, Jersey Girls and the Back Alley Boyz, ’50s and ’60s rock-n-roll music, will entertain. This concert is sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.
The summer series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.
Be ready for the solar eclipse Aug. 21 with your free solar eclipse viewing glasses from the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
Glasses are available one per person, and quantities are limited. They are made possible by STAR_net.
Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.
Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.
Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.
• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration: camprhythmo.org
• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township
• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.
There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.
Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.
With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.
Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.