St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.
Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.
The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.
There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and more.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 has recently sold its building and is looking for a new location in the Northampton or surrounding communities to house the honor guard.
VFW Post 4714 has been located in Northampton since 1945 and, during that time, served all veterans and the local community. Due to the lack of active members and the ongoing costs to maintain the VFW building, the building was sold. The VFW intends to keep the honor guard, but a location is needed to house uniforms and equipment as well as conduct monthly meetings.
• Movie: “Apollo 13,” 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Out of This World game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Arts and crafts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is offering a hunter’s safety course 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 27.
All participants must register online at register-ed.com/events/view/121957 before attending.
Point Phillips offers a trap league open to the public 10-11 a.m. every Saturday.
For more information, call the club at 610-837-0310.
Mountain View Wesleyan Church invites anyone age 50 and over to join its Best Years seniors group.
Allen Township Fire Department will hold its annual indoor/outdoor yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27 on the station grounds, 3530 Howertown Road.
The kitchen will be open.
For information and table rental cost, call 610-502-0735.
Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 27 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, East Allen Township.
Registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 preregistered cars. Awards will be presented 3 p.m.
The Lehigh Township Rails to Trails group will be part of National Night Out, set for 6-10 p.m. Aug. 6 at Indian Trail Park, Lehigh Drive and Indian Trail Road.
The group will be offering short walks in the woods to view the progress on the path project and to discuss future plans. Members will also be handing out membership information and maps for trails in surrounding areas.
Raffle tickets will be available for a hiking kit consisting of a backpack, hiking pole, folding stool and safety vest.
Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will have its annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 in the social hall of the church, 1324 Newport Ave. Entrance to the hall is from the back of the church off Stewart Street.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-2227.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17.
Food will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.
The year is 1920, and this writer and my friend Larry Oberly are at the Lehigh Valley Railroad station in Coplay. With us is Mike Bednar, a railroad engineer and rail historian from Darktown, Whitehall Township.
We convinced Mike to flag down a Lehigh Valley passenger train so we could board the train and visit some projects that have used cement from the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.
We will be traveling to the Catskill Mountains in New York state to view the construction of an aqueduct that will supply fresh water to New York City.
The family splash and dance night at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, originally scheduled for July 18 but canceled because of weather, is now set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 25.
Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church social hall, 18 S. Third St.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association is launching its annual fund drive, which will run through August.
The Cherry Bombs will be performing 7-10 p.m. July 26 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.
Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 27.
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Have a great week!