Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coplay: Dinner is set for Saturday

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will have a baked chicken dinner 4-6 p.m. June 9 in the church hall.

The menu includes chicken, lettuce with bacon dressing, baked beans and more.

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The Ironton Rail Trail Commission will hold its annual 5K run/walk 8 a.m. June 10, starting at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

The IRT will again be part of Coplay Community Days in late August.

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Coplay Sports Inc. will meet at its Sixth Street field house 8:30 p.m. June 13, following games and league play by its youth.

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Lehigh Township: Register now for Hope’s VBS

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced that registration for Vacation Bible School is now open.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children age 3 and potty trained to children completing sixth grade in June. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, with a closing program 7 p.m. July 13.

The theme this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

Reservations can be made online at vbs.hopecherryville.org or by completing a registration form obtained from the church office.

A T-shirt is provided for each student registered by June 17.

Happenings

Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 4

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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

JUNE 5

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-1652

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township

Railroad memories

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, I received a call from Mr. Jim Rowland, editor of Lehigh Lines, official publication of Railroad Historians of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Jim requested some information on the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and the railroad network at the Atlas plants.

Jim, a former Egypt resident, today resides in Maryland. Two friends, both railroad buffs in the chapter, are Mike Bednar, of Darktown (Hokendauqua), and a former student, Kermit Geary, of Lehigh Township.

Allen/East Allen townships: Covered bridge fest set for June 2, 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival will be held June 2 and 3. Admission and parking are free.

The opening ceremony will begin 11 a.m.

Highlights of the event include a 5K/10K race, pie and cake contests, dog agility demonstrations, food and refreshments, live entertainment and more.

For a full list of activities, visit kreidersvillecoveredbridge.org.

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East Allen Township is accepting registrations for its summer camp program for girls and boys ages 5 to 12.

Register 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton: Paw Prints festival is June 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Paw Prints on the Canal is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Canal Street Park. It will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by Northampton Borough and benefits the Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Highlights of the day include a rescue parade, noon, and a sharp-dressed pet contest, 1 p.m. Northampton’s K-9 unit will offer demonstrations.

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Quota Club of Northampton will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9 at Canal Street Park.

Rain date is June 10.

Moore Township: Poker run planned for June 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a poker run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2. There will be food and a deejay 2-4 p.m.

Contact the club at 610-837-0310 to preregister and receive a discount.

Point Phillips is also having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. June 10. There is a cost.

For more information and cost, call the club.

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Moore Township Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for fall sports — including soccer, football, baseball, softball and cheerleading — 10 a.m.-noon June 3.

Catasauqua: Concert is planned for June 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Groove Merchants will perform 7-10 p.m. June 1 at Catasauqua Park Ampitheater, 501 American St. Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. Featured is a basket raffle, bake sale, pickled red beets and lots of food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have items you would like to donate (no TVs or electronics) or any questions, call either the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822.

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Lehigh Township: Historical society to host open house

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society will be holding an open house 1-4 p.m. June 3 at the Historical Centre Museum, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

Learn about the history of Lehigh Township while viewing the numerous items the historical society has collected.

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Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced registration for summer 2018 Vacation Bible School is now open online.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children from 3 years old and potty trained to children completing sixth grade.

The theme this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

Coplay: Borough pool sets summer hours

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool will open for the June 9-10 weekend and then daily starting June 11 through the end of August.

Councilman Steve Burker, recreation commission chairman, said the hours are noon-7 p.m.

Season passes are available at the municipal building office, 98 S. Fourth St.

Returning for the summer are the popular aqua Zumba classes, held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 18.

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