Over the years, I have written a number of columns on the Penn-Dixie Cement Company. The company operated three plants in Bath and Nazareth and employed many area residents. One of my former students, Blaine Hoffmeister, of Bath, gave me a rare Penn-Dixie paper named Penn-Dixie Cementer, dated April/May 1941.
• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.
• Movie: “Sing,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
The St. John’s United Church of Christ men’s breakfast group will have its next breakfast 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.
Please note: The August date has been changed to the first Saturday.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., announces the first day of school for first through eighth grades will be Aug. 27.
Kindergarten orientation will be Aug. 27 and 28, and the first full day of kindergarten will be Aug. 29.
St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.
The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.
There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.
Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.
Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.
Emil Schanta Polka Band will provide the music 1-5 p.m., followed by Flirtin with the Mob band, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Remember that Musikfest begins this week and runs through Aug. 12.
There is entertainment scheduled throughout the day, so you are sure to find some great free shows that will interest you.
Stop by and enjoy some fantastic food and listen to some fun and different music.
This is a great way to broaden your musical catalog.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay, will hold its annual picnic and homecoming noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 on the church grounds.
Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Creation Station Club. The next event is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and is open to all kids.
Construction play teaches children to problem-solve, connect socially, understand and be inquisitive in their play. Playing with no specific set purpose or limitations allows children to use the full force of their imaginations. Also, building something gives children immense satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment, which is great for their confidence and sense of independence.
The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the Allentown Marine Band 7-10 p.m. Aug. 3.
Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!
The Night at the Races event will take place Aug. 4 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Doors open 6 p.m., and races begin 7 p.m.
Donations (a minimum of $10) will be taken at the door.
Enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner, beer and soda.
You must be 21 or older to attend.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.
Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK
Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
Aug. 24 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K
Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side
Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box
• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s social hall, 18 S. Third St.
The club members plant and take care of flowers at public sites, such as the library grounds.
The St. John’s Lutheran Church Bible study group will have a summer cookout and movie July 29 beginning 6 p.m. at the parsonage of Pastor Timothy Boyer, Third and Coplay streets.
Another such evening will be held Aug. 19.