Today, I continue my visit to the new Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., and recall the history of a neighboring community, whose roots go back to 1737.
As I wrote in the last column, many of the first settlers were of Scotch-Irish heritage. With the end of the Revolutionary War, many of the early Penn land deeds were in dispute, resulting in many of the early settlers moving to western Pennsylvania.
Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.
The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.
Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter gingerbread houses and will receive a goody bag.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickley’s, 2918 MacArthur Road, will have a Tenebrae service 7:30 p.m. April 18. The service will include a Disciples Communion.
Do you have a child playing baseball or softball at Hokendauqua Park this season? Join Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association for its 2019 opening day ceremonies April 27. The teams will be meeting at Hokendauqua Fire Company, Second Street, and they will be escorted to the park by firetrucks starting 7:30 p.m.
This year, the ceremonies will be held under the lights at the park.
A chalk talk by Elva Hurst is planned for 7 p.m. April 27 at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St.
Visit her website at elvaschalkart.com for information on the artist, her studio and the old art of chalk talk.
The presentation will be open to the public.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church’s youth group will be hosting a penny party 1 p.m. April 28 at the church, 4331 Main St., Egypt. Doors open noon.
Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.
Any yard waste materials must be in containers or bundled for the Friday collections.
There is no yard waste pickup April 19.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s Easter egg hunt is set for 1 p.m. April 20 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.
The various age groups — 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 — will line up on the southwest area of the lawn.
Along with prize eggs for the various age brackets, there will be additional goodies to ensure each child is part of the experience.
The stories of Jesus were told orally for years before they were written down in the Gospels. The Rev. Todd Fennell will tell the stories of Jesus’ last week from Mark’s Gospel 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 19, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
A freewill offering will be received.
Storytime with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. April 18 and 25 and May 2. After the readings, there will be time to work on a fun, seasonal take-home craft.
Children of all ages are welcome for this social and creative learning experience. No preregistration is required.
Free movie Saturday will be April 20.
The first film will be “The Croods” starting 11 a.m., followed by “The Book Thief” beginning 1 p.m.
• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Easter and make-a-bunny craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
The 10th annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K walk, 8K run and kids’ fun run is scheduled for April 13 along the Ironton Rail Trail. It begins at Saylor Park.
Registration starts 7 a.m., the 8K run begins 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk steps off 9 a.m. and the kids’ fun run starts 10:30 a.m. The awards and post-race refreshments begin 11 a.m.
The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.
Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. April 15.
The speaker will be Sandra Arden, director of Public Library of Catasauqua.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will present the program “The Ironmen of Catasauqua,” starting 7 p.m. April 16 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.