St. John’s United Church of Christ, 22 Atlas Road, Howertown, is hosting “Shroud Encounter,” a documentary of the Shroud of Turin, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
The 14-foot-long Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery, bearing the faint front and back image of a 5-foot, 10-inch bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the Bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus.
Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, will be holding a farmers market and craft event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26. Local vendors will feature farm produce, crafts, homemade pierogies and baked goods.
For more information, call 610-767-8361.
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Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.
Registration is required.
Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.
Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.
The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.
Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.
Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having a peach festival 3-9 p.m. Aug. 12. There will be food, games, a cake walk, 50/50 prize raffle and bingo.
Live music will be by Dan Flok and The Ravens.
In case of rain, food will be sold inside the church from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the church at 610-759-1652.
Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 2715 Mountain View Drive, is having a movie night Aug. 12. The film shown will be “Woodlawn.”
• Camp Rhythmo one-week musical theater workshop (for grades 1-8), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Registration: camprhythmo.org; information: 866-430-0810 or email@example.com
• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville, will hold a chicken barbecue dinner Aug. 19 at the church, 8142 Valley View Road. There are two seatings — 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The cost of a ticket includes half of a chicken, potato, pickled cabbage, roll and butter, and a homemade dessert.
The deadline to reserve tickets is Aug. 8.
For tickets and other information, call the church at 610-837-7426 or Steve at 610-837-7731.
At the George Taylor House, Front and Poplar streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, hear the story of the “Franklin Militia.” General Ben Franklin presents his tales 2 p.m. There will be tours 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced. Legend has it that Franklin was befriended back in 1745 by a mouse named Amos, who, as the story goes, was responsible for literally all of his remarkable achievements as an inventor, publisher and statesman.
There also will be a movie shown for the kiddos, so tell your friends!
Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.
Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.
A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham sandwiches and more.
Bath American Legion Bowling Lanes, 278 Race St., has open bowling 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays and 6:30 p.m.-closing Saturdays. The social hall also is available year-round for parties, small gatherings, meetings, showers and, of course, bowling birthday parties.
Call 610-837-8336 or 610-704-0383 for more information.
Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., will hold an annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5 in the social hall.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-2227.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet noon Aug. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Those interested in trips should contact Sharon at 610-261-9182.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main. St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12.