The Hokendauqua chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its 2018 beginners’ fly-tying course Jan. 6, 2018. The classes are three hours each for a total of 24 hours.
They will start 9 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018, and will run for eight consecutive Saturday mornings through Feb. 24, 2018. The classes are held in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave.
The library board and staff would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and healthy New Year! Thank you to all of our volunteers and patrons who help the library throughout the year.
Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 and 11, 2018. All ages are welcome, and no preregistration is necessary.
The library will be closed Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, 2018, for New Year. Items due on those dates will now be due Jan. 2, 2018.
Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a Silver Feier New Year’s Eve celebration 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Emil Schanta Band will entertain.
For more information, call 610-262-9937
For the 3,000-plus people who call the one square mile of Coplay home, 2017 was a pretty good year.
Phase three of the Community Plaza was completed; there are only three more phases to go. Family and businesses can still contribute to the clock and a other plaza projects.
Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed through Jan. 1, 2018, for the holidays and will reopen Jan. 2, 2018.
There will be a half-price sale on all clothing Jan. 2-6, 2018. Please stop in.
The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Donations of clean, gently used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours. Proceeds from sales are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Egypt Fire Company invites the public to enjoy its monthly spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018. On the menu is all-you-can-eat spaghetti with traditional sauce, meat sauce and/or meatballs, fresh Italian bread from Egypt Star bakery, tossed salad, desserts and beverages.
Take-out meals will also be available.
Children ages 7-12 eat at a reduced rate, and kids under the age of 7 eat for free.
The fire company is located at 4099 Kuhn Lane.
Proceeds help the fire company volunteers continue protecting and serving the community.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10, 2018, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.
If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.
Reminder: The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1, 2018.
Happy New Year!
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• Coloring club (for 18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• What Are You Reading Now? book club, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive
• Simply Play program, 1-2 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
The Whitehall Township Public Library board and staff would like to wish all of our library patrons a blessed and merry Christmas season. The library will have special hours during the Christmas season.
We will be closed Christmas Eve (observed) Dec. 23 and Christmas Day Dec. 25. We have regular hours Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29. We close 1 p.m. on New Year’s Eve (observed) Dec. 30 and are closed New Year’s Day Jan. 1, 2018.
The outside drop box is open all the time, so items may be returned in the yellow boxes. Please come in to get your movies and books before Dec. 23.
We are in the midst of the busy holiday season. Most of us will be enjoying gatherings with friends and relatives. Have a wonderful time, and please remember to select a designated driver and be safe.
The shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, is occurring Dec. 21. We are sure to have a cold winter, but the upside is we will have longer days from this point forward.
Travel safely over the next week since the shoppers will still be bargain hunting and completing last-minute tasks. Have a safe holiday season.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be having a 6 p.m. Christmas Eve service Dec. 24. This service is filled with children singing, stories shared and much more. There will be soloists and time to sing Christmas carols.
There will also be a 9 p.m. sacred worship/holy communion service. This is a quieter and more reflective service. Special music will include the hand bell, jubilation and chancel choirs and soloists.
Candle lighting will be included during both services.