St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be having its second annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20.
Joe Weber Band will again take the stage in the parish hall.
German-themed foods, such as homemade spaetzle, bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, kraut and more, will be available for purchase.
New this year is the addition of a biergarten in the parking lot. Oktoberfest brews will be featured in this area, only for adults age 21 and older.
Inside, there will be a basket raffle. Be sure to enter the door prize drawing as well.
In this second column, I am continuing to speak to the Rev. Jaroslav “Jerry” Mraz, former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton, who, with his mother, came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1939. With war clouds on the horizon, his father had arrived in New York in 1937 to work for his uncle.
Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a Longaberger purse bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
There will also be an all-you-can breakfast starting 8 a.m. Oct. 21.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be held in the church hall and is open to the public.
There will be a meeting of the Coplay American Legion baseball committee 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426, 134 S. Second St.
Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 21.
It is open to the public.
There is a cost.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will be holding a trunk or treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21.
All kids and families are invited.
Members of Good Shepherd will be decorating their cars and passing out candy and other treats to kids.
For more information, email Brian Dungan at email@example.com.
Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, is having its annual fall festival 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20.
There will be food, games, tractor rides, chili and pie contests. The event will be held rain or shine.
For more information, contact the church at 610-759-7553.
The Northampton field hockey booster club is holding a gift card bingo fundraising event Oct. 21 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.
Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo begins noon. Advance tickets are discounted.
Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, has two upcoming events.
Big Daddy Weave and Brandon Heath will be performing 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are available on TicketFly.com or at the church.
The Fabulous Fall Fest craft show will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27. The handmade items, home shopping vendors, bake sale and great food will benefit Through These Hands Ministry.
For more information on either event, call the church office at 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.
Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day in the borough, in recognition of the 70th annual event happening that night.
There will be goblins, ghosts and other scary characters to delight the children at the parade, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club.
Ralston Coleman, parade committee chairman, said the Exchange Club is marking the 70th anniversary with a string band in full Mummers regalia and a singing princess in the parade lineup.
• Basket raffle starts, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event runs until noon Oct. 29, when winners will be drawn. Information: 610-432-4339
• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306
There will be baskets galore at the 24th annual fall basket social set for Oct. 12 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.
The walk-in social will start 4 p.m., and the drawing will begin 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified via phone that same evening.
Delicious homemade foods, baked goods and other refreshments will also be available.
The proceeds will benefit the church’s maintenance fund.
For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.
Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.
The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.
Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.
According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.