Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hokendauqua: Hunger Initiative to meet Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative meeting is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.


Mark your calendar for a spirit night fundraiser benefiting Operation Christmas Child (OCC). This organization collects shoe box gifts for children around the world.

The event will take place 5-8 p.m. Sept. 4 at Chick-fil-A, 2610 MacArthur Road. A portion of the evening’s sales will go directly to OCC.

Northampton: Grace UCC will hold polkarolldies dance party Sept. 7

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A polkarolldies — polka, rock ‘n’ roll and oldies — dance will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.

There is a cost, which covers music, food, fun and fellowship.

A cash raffle drawing will also be held.

Tickets for the dance can be purchased at the door or in advance at the church office.

For cost or other questions, call 610-262-7186.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will have its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8.

Catasauqua: GirlCrue band set to perform

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

GirlCrue is coming to Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., 7-10 p.m. Aug. 24.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a free community picnic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. The picnic will be held on the Walnut Street side. If it rains, it will be inside in the fellowship hall.

Hot dogs, snacks and desserts will be served. Come out and join in for fellowship, fun and food.


Coplay: Coplay Community Days starts

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days opens its 38th annual festival Aug. 24-26 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets. There will be popular music acts and a large number of food stands.

The fare includes chicken paprikash, Wienerschnitzel, potato pancakes with sour cream, boom boom shrimp, halupki, roast beef sandwiches, sweet potato fries, turkey and pork barbecue, cabbage and noodles, pizza, hot dogs, burgers, fries and more.

The Party in the Park opens with a blessing 5:15 p.m. Aug. 24. Following that, the Aardvarks perform at the pavilion stage 6-10 p.m.

Coplay Public Library: Program is planned at library

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh County Conservation District will be at the library 1-2 p.m. Aug. 23 to present the Buckets Full of Nature: Space Rocks program.

Stop in and enjoy the show. Everyone is welcome!


Stop by the library booth during Coplay Community Days. We will be selling pull tab tickets under the pavilion Aug. 25 and 26.

For our younger fans, we will have a fish pond in the pool area noon-4 p.m. Aug. 25.


Game night will be 5-7 p.m. Aug. 27. Finish the summer by giving our Scrabble experts a run for their money.

Cementon/Egypt: Historical walk set for Aug. 25

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Local historian Karen Gensey will be leading an informative walk through Egypt beginning 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Whitehall Historical Preservation Society is hosting the event.

Gensey will share her knowledge about the history of this Whitehall village, walking to key areas with participants.

The walk is free to society members. There is a small fee for nonmembers.

If interested, call 610-776-7280.


The Egypt Memorial Park organization will be holding a designer purse bingo 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the park pavilion, 4548 Main St.


Monday, August 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy at 610-767-5061

• Movie: “Mary Poppins” (G) (with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke), 4:30-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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Coplay: Committee meeting planned for Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary committee will meet 7 p.m. this evening, Aug. 16, in council chambers at the borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

A parade with a historical theme will be held May 18, 2019, with the line of march beginning at Second and Chestnut streets, which was the same route the 100th centennial parade took in 1969.


From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Coplay Public Library will have a free music movie for all to enjoy. “Mary Poppins” is the featured film.

Also, a teen program called Sound: Body and Mind is set for 6-7 p.m. Aug. 22.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Reading program is ending soon; log your books

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Libraries Rock summer reading program will be ending this week. Please make sure you log all of the books you have read or listened to this summer.

Children from pre-K to 12th grade need to log all books before 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Adults can log books until 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

Thank you to all who participated in the program!


We will have the third Monday open mic and jam night 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up just before 6:30 p.m.