Groundhog Day is Feb. 2.
I am sure many of us will be hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow — that should then result in an early spring!
Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3.
Once again, the AFC Champion New England Patriots will take on the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, whose last Super Bowl appearance was in 2001. The 53rd Super Bowl starts 6:30 p.m. and will be played in Atlanta.
If you are going to a party to watch the game with family and friends, be safe and select a designated driver. Enjoy the game and the commercials.
The St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the parish hall, 618 Fullerton Ave.
The group’s next casino trip is Feb. 20 to Mohegan Sun. The next planned excursion is March 13 to the Silver Birches Irish Festival.
Call Barbara at 610-266-2874 for more information or to reserve a seat.
The men’s breakfast group of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will have its next meeting 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.
All are welcome.
Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.
The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.
To learn more about the new program, visit gv-ymca.org/building_bright_stars.html or call 610-264-5221.
The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.
The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.
The 2019 officers are as follows:
Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment will be music by Chuck Longenecker. Refreshments will be provided.
Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has planned these activities for the upcoming months.
• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month
• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month
As of Feb. 4, Whitehall Township Public Library will become part of the new Lehigh-Carbon Library Cooperative.
This SPARK project has been in the works since October 2016, and we are proud to offer all of these new resources and services to our patrons.
• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall
• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.
Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.
While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.
In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but organizers are looking to add a second event.
See related story on page B3.
In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.
Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.
Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement production.”
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.
All are welcome!
The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.
There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information or questions, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.