Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fullerton: Training for altar servers to begin

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., has announced that all students soon to enter fifth through eighth grades are invited to be trained as altar servers.

Training will take place June 25-28.

Call Mary Spieker at 610-266-0695 if interested.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, 585 Grape St., will be having its Vacation Bible School 5:45-8 p.m. July 23-27.

This year’s program is titled “River Rapids.”

For more information, call 610-264-8421.

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Whitehall Township Public Library: Coloring programs planned

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Color to the Music program for kids is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 26. Kids and adults alike are invited to come out and listen to some music while they color.

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The adult coloring club will meet 11 a.m. June 26. Anyone 18 years old and older is welcome to join us every fourth Tuesday of the month.

The library has some supplies but invites you to bring your own as well.

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Northampton: Queenship of Mary will hold festival

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual festival noon-8 p.m. June 24 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Traditional picnic foods — hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, corn on the cob, sno-cones, ice cream and funnel cakes — will be sold.

There will also be a variety of ethnic foods, such as cabbage and noodles, Vietnamese egg rolls, Mario’s pizza, pierogies and longos (Hungarian fried bread dough).

A bake sale, a basket raffle and other raffles will be held.

There will be activities for the kids and bingo as well.

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.

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The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North Catasauqua.

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Happenings

Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 18

• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or vbspro.events/p/e4b084

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

• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. The program will continue Mondays and Wednesdays.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.

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The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.

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Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.

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Hokendauqua: Churches set service times

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, starts its services for the summer June 17. There will be only one service on Sundays — 9 a.m.

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First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua announces its services for the summer also begin June 17, starting 9:30 a.m.

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Communities That Care members will meet at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 8:30 a.m. June 22.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will be holding a car wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

Coplay Public Library: Library has special hours June 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Summer hasn’t officially started, but schools are out, the weather is warmer — and who could wait for that first water ice or ice cream?

Mark your calendars for upcoming library events.

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The library will be open noon-5 p.m. June 14 due to SPARK training.

No fines will be charged for items due June 14. Don’t forget you can use the drop box located outside the library to return materials if the library is closed.

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

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

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There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To register your child, call the church office at 610-395-3613 or go to bethanyumchurch.com.

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Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.