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Thursday, April 11, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Slovak church to host dinner

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat spring pasta dinner Saturday, April 20, 4-7 p.m.

Music will be provided by Dice Productionz.

For tickets, call Edna Balent at 610-261-4035.


The Northampton Area Public Library is joining with many schools, libraries and groups nationwide to encourage turning off televisions, computers and video games during the upcoming Screen-Free Week.

The library will hold a family craft time Thursday, May 2, 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.

The library will also celebrate Children's Book Week with a family story and craft. This program will take place Tuesday, May 14, 10 a.m. or 6 p.m., or Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m.

Registration for both programs is under way at the library and will continue until the sessions are filled. A current library card is needed to register.

For more information, call 610-262-7537.


The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting Tuesday, April 30, in the fellowship hall of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Dinner will be held 6-7 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, turkey barbecue and drinks. Covered dishes and desserts are appreciated.

The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. The board encourages all volunteers, clients and anyone else interested in the food bank to attend this meeting and slide presentation. Area churches are asked to invite their congregants.

For more information, visit www.northamptonarea http://www.


Good Shepherd Catholic School's Little Lambs Preschool will host the "Reading Power" Story Hour on Tuesday, April 16, 10-11 a.m., for children ages 2 to 5.

The event, which will take place in the gymnasium, will include story time, play time, snack time and a special guest appearance by Clifford, the Big Red Dog. Each child who attends will receive a free book.

School tours will be offered after the event.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by April 13. Call 610-262-9171 or email


Good Shepherd Catholic School is accepting registrations for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

Class space is currently available in the 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool classes and full-day kindergarten.

Early education classes are filling and may be limited; interested families are encouraged to register at their earliest convenience.

All families interested in registering their children for preschool through eighth grade are asked to fill out a registration packet and submit that information with their registration fee to hold their spot in the desired class.

Families are invited to schedule a tour of the school and are welcome to have their child shadow a classroom before or after registration.

Good Shepherd Catholic School serves students residing in the school districts of Northampton, Catasauqua, Whitehall-Coplay, Parkland, Northern Lehigh and Bethlehem.

Call 262-9171 or email for additional information.


The Quota Club of Northampton is running a bus trip fundraiser to New York City to see the Broadway musical "Newsies" on Saturday, May 4. The bus will leave from Northampton at 8 a.m. for a 2 p.m. show.

Call Judy at 610-440-0517 for more information or to purchase tickets.


The Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue, hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the games begin at 7 p.m.

The kitchen is open.

Proceeds benefit the Northampton Recreation Center.


The fifth Annual Make A Wish Cut-A-Thon will be held Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shear Impressions, 1774 Main St., Northampton.

Call 610-261-4510 to schedule an appointment.

All proceeds will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.


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