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Monday, June 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration for summer kids program (for Catasauqua residents in first through seventh grades), 5-6 p.m., at the large pavilion of Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St. Mandatory parent meeting will follow. Camp will be held 9-11 a.m. June 11-Aug. 2 at the Catasauqua park.

• Movie: “Star Trek” (2009), 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Rock painting event (organized by Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church’s women’s group), 7 p.m., at 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

Northampton Area Public Library: Sign up for summer programs

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Summer programs and the summer reading challenge have begun for all ages. Sign up now!


The Munchkin Music program is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 11 for babies and toddlers and 11 a.m. for preschool children. Registration is required.


What to do when your kids don’t want your stuff? Are you preparing to move or downsize? Join Jill from Senior Moves By Design 1:30 p.m. June 12 to learn how clutter can affect your health, how to decide what to keep and let go and to whom or where to give your unwanted stuff. Registration is required.


Catasauqua: Enroll now for summer camp

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is currently enrolling for weekly summer day camp programs at the YMCA, 880 Walnut St. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June 17-Aug. 23.

Summer day camp is for children ages 5 to 14 years old. There are optional extended hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including theme weeks, nature adventures, sports, arts and crafts, special events, water games, field trips and daily swim time at the Catasauqua pool. Daily lunch will be distributed to all campers.

Coplay: Library hosts events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library embarks on a series of summer programs this month.

Blast Off into Reading storytime with Miss Veronica and Miss Janice will be 11 a.m.-noon June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The free Monday movie event is 5-7 p.m. The library will be showing “Star Trek” (2009), June 10; “Star Trek into Darkness,” June 17; and “Star Trek Beyond,” June 24.

The annual summer reading program unfolds this month. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”


Allen/East Allen townships: Don’t forget to register for East Allen’s summer camp

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Time is running out to register for East Allen Township’s summer camp.

Sign-ups are being accepted at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The camp runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 17-Aug. 1 at Bicentennial Park for ages 5-12.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.


Reminder: A Butterfly to Remember memorial event will be held 6 p.m. June 13 at Wayne Grube Memorial Park, Pavilion No. 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township.

Bath: Strawberry festival is set for June 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, will be having a strawberry festival 3-9 p.m. June 8.

There will be lots of good food, games, a prize raffle, cake walk and bingo. Music will be provided by Country Rhythm.


Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, has announced the women’s group will be having a rock painting event 7 p.m. June 10.


Bath Community Days and carnival will be held June 12-15 at the Ciff Cowling Field, Allen Street. Hours are 6-10 p.m. each night except Saturday, which is 6-11 p.m.

Northampton: Wear orange June 7

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 7-9 as National Gun Awareness Weekend — and June 7 as National Gun Awareness Day — in the borough.

“I join with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, annually each June to remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and must declare that we, as a country, must do more to reduce gun violence,” he said.

Reenock encourages residents to wear orange June 7 to help raise awareness of gun violence.


Lehigh Township: Hope planning VBS

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12. There will be a closing program 7 p.m. July 12.

The theme, “To Mars and Beyond,” will have children journeying through space and exploring where God’s power can take them.

VBS is for children ages 3 years old, and potty trained, to children who will be completing sixth grade in June.

Registrations can be made at or by calling the church office at 610-767-7203.

T-shirts are provided for each student who is registered by June 16.


Monday, June 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Movie: “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Registration begins for youth and adult summer reading programs, during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Lehigh Township: Send in your news!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.


Reminder: Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3-5 and grades 1-5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.

For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit