November is National Novel Writing Month. For the month of November, Northampton Area Public Library will offer Come Write In, a quiet space for you to write your novel, beginning 5 p.m. Mondays.
There will be a book bingo for children and their families 6 p.m. Nov. 12. Play to win new or slightly used books.
Any child up to and including fifth grade is invited to play.
Don’t miss the no-sew emoji pillow program for teens 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Make emoji pillows and keep them for yourself or give them as gifts.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank has a dwindling supply of food staples on its shelves with schools back in session.
The food bank is asking for donations of boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, canned pasta and spaghetti sauce.
The pantry in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 12.
The food bank is open to borough residents with proof of residency.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.
The event features a variety of crafters and vendors, a basket raffle, food to eat in or take out and a delicious bake sale.
Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will be having a storytime for children ages 3 to 5 starting 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.
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The Governor Wolf Historical Society’s monthly tavern night will be held Nov. 8 on the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.
The campus opens 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment begins 7 p.m.
The Fabulous ’60s Revival Band will perform oldies hits.
The event is BYOB; bring whatever snacks and beverages you wish. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available.
There is an admission fee. No advance reservations are needed.
Visit govwolf.org for cost and other information.
Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be holding a gift card bingo 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
The Center for Humanistic Change will be presenting the HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) program 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Hope Lutheran Church.
HOPE, developed in response to the growing concern around heroin and opioid abuse in the Lehigh Valley, builds awareness through the stories of local families coping with the effects of addiction.
Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, asks all to please remove the plants, flowers and artificial flowers from the cemetery by Nov. 8 in preparation for the Christmas holiday.
There will also be an outdoor cleanup day for the cemetery and church grounds 9 a.m. Nov. 9, with a rain date of Nov. 23. Volunteers are needed and are asked to bring their own tools.
Do not place any Christmas arrangements on the cemetery until after Thanksgiving.
• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua
• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Keep Me In Stitches meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151
Today, I continue my 2001 visit with Mr. George Maureka on Penn Street in Bath.
At age 15, he started to work for a Bath plumber for $8 a week, allowing George to learn the plumbing trade. World War II interrupted his plumbing career. He would serve with honor in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.
Returning home, his father wanted him to work at the Penn Dixie Cement Company like the rest of the family. Area cement plants needed employees, and dozens of men were hired daily at local plants.
The fall basket bazaar and bake sale will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Berlinsville. The drawing will be held 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3.
The kitchen will also be open.
For more information, call 610-767-3107.
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A variety bingo fundraiser is planned for Nov. 3 at East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd. Doors will open 11:30 a.m., and games will begin 1 p.m.
Prizes include items from Pampered Chef, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Scentsy, Coach, Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke. There will be door prizes and raffles.
For advance tickets, call 610-767-7140. Tickets will also be available at the door.
East Allen Township is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster. The bus will leave 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School.