There will be cash bingo 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Doors open 1 p.m.
There will be specials, a 50/25/25 raffle and gift card basket raffle.
Refreshments will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit programs for the center.
For cost and other information, contact Chris at 610-820-0316 or Diane at 610-799-2644.
Note, there will be no bingo in December. The games will resume in January 2020.
• Deadline to order homemade potato filling, to be picked up 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 or before or after the 10:30 a.m. worship service Nov. 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. Information, cost and orders: 610-697-1130, 610-262-6466 or 610-262-7551
• Registration begins for storytime, Santa visit and Christmas craft event, to be held 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
The youth group of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is hosting a roast beef lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 4331 Main St. Lunch includes beef, potatoes, two vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage.
Tickets may be available on the day of the lunch, but order now by calling Lisa at 610-262-4053 to guarantee a seat.
Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will be a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child during its national collection week Nov. 18-25. Shoe boxes will be filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.
A few weeks ago, Bob Mentzell, a friend, former outstanding teacher at Northampton High School and current school board member, forwarded this writer a series of photographs showing my father, Anthony Pany, working on the Smith farm in East Allen Township during the Great Depression.
Anthony emigrated to the United States as a youth from Austria. His education in this new country was limited. In order to help his large family, he was hired as a farm hand on the Smith farm.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 16, featuring Kate Spade, Fossil, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach items. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.
A ticket includes 20 games of bingo. Specials will be sold separately.
A Chinese auction will also be held.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For tickets, call 610-262-2668.
Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
Coplay Public Library is holding its book sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Prices are low, especially in the sale room.
There are books in a variety of genres and age groups. A selection of toys will be also be available for purchase.
Visit coplaypubliclibrary.org, or call 610-262-7351 for more information.
The fall basket raffle is still going on. The drawing will be 4 p.m. Nov. 16.
There are more than 60 baskets with a wide variety of items and themes.
Don’t forget to pick up your soup orders from St. Mary’s Church 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the parish center kitchen, 122 Union St.
There is a craft show scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 in the gymnasium of Catasauqua Area High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
There will be many crafters and vendors, as well as food and baked goods available in the cafeteria.
All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Music Arts Booster Association.
Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17.
Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17.
Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
The organization is open to anyone who wants to join its ranks.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is holding a blood drive Nov. 30 for Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
The drive starts 8 a.m. in the church social hall.
Donors must be at least 17 years old.
• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Land preservation open house (organized by Moore Township Land and Preservation Board), 7 p.m., at Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-9449