Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Catholic Church to host block party June 21-23

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 21-23.

There will be delicious homemade food, a bake sale and money and basket raffles as well as games for adults and kids. Bingo will be played in the air-conditioned church hall.

Music for all three nights will be provided by D.H. Productions.

In addition, you can enjoy the children’s lip sync contest Friday and hourly “Minute to Win It” games Saturday. Register for these at the disc jockey booth.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


Bath: Study group to meet June 21

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sacred Heart Church’s men’s Scripture study group will meet 7-8:30 p.m. June 21 in the Burkhardt building of the church, 210 E. Northampton St. The study is the Second Book of Kings, using Dr. Scott Hahn Ignatius Catholic Bible study.

There will be no meetings in July and August, so see you in September.

Email Lew Ferris, deacon, at for any questions.


Allen/East Allen townships: Township offices closed July 4

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


The fourth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 28 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane (off Colony Drive), East Allen Township. The rain date is July 29.

Time of the event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration 9 a.m.-noon. Awards will be distributed 3 p.m.

Lehigh Township: Open house is set for July 1

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society is holding an open house 1-4 p.m. July 1 at the Historical Centre Museum, 3811 Lehigh Drive (Route 248 in Pennsville).

Visitors will receive a small American flag and can participate in a museum scavenger hunt.


Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, announces registration for Vacation Bible School is now open. VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children 3 years old (potty trained) to children completing sixth grade in June 2018.

Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, with a closing program 7 p.m. July 13.

Northampton: Queenship of Mary will hold festival

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual festival noon-8 p.m. June 24 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Traditional picnic foods — hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, corn on the cob, sno-cones, ice cream and funnel cakes — will be sold.

There will also be a variety of ethnic foods, such as cabbage and noodles, Vietnamese egg rolls, Mario’s pizza, pierogies and longos (Hungarian fried bread dough).

A bake sale, a basket raffle and other raffles will be held.

There will be activities for the kids and bingo as well.

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.


The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North Catasauqua.



Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. The program will continue Mondays and Wednesdays.

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo serves breakfast June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon June 17.

It is open to the public. There is a cost.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is holding Vacation Bible School June 18-22 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Superheroes of the Bible,” and the curriculum was written by the church’s Christian education committee.

To preregister, call the church office at 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, visit or just come to the church 9 a.m. June 18.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.


The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.


Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.


Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To register your child, call the church office at 610-395-3613 or go to