St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, will host Operation Secret Santa 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
Lehigh Valley Moms on a Mission invite members of the public to drop off donations at the church so they may assist families in need.
They are asking for donations of nonperishable food for local food banks; unwrapped new toys, books or games; and gift cards or monetary donations.
The wish list also includes blankets and comforters, towels, sheets and pillowcases, cleaning products, backpacks, hats, lotions, shampoo and soap and other everyday items.
The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its 33rd annual Christmas house tour of historic homes and landmarks Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A patrons' tour will be held Friday evening, Dec. 6.
Some of the six homes featured this year have never been on the tour before. All the homes, as well as the Siegfried Log Cabin in Bath, will be decorated for the holidays by local florists.
Hundreds of nativities will be on display for families, friends and neighbors to view at the 14th Annual Open House Nativity Display at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.
Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Anyone willing to share a nativity for the display is welcome to bring it to the church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, 1-7 p.m. Nov. 29.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Klecknersville, invites girls ages 8-14 to A Life of Faith Girls Club.
The group meets 2-4 p.m. the third Sunday of the month, September through May, and offers time for fun, snacks and making crafts.
For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.
The church will also hold a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The church children's community Christmas party is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. It will feature story-telling, songs and snacks.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch buffet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
Reservations are suggested.
For more information, call 610-264-1771.
The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Holy Trinity Church, Fourth and Pine streets.
The program will be entitled "Lehigh Valley Murders."
The group will also be preparing for the Holly Fair at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nov. 30.
For more information, contact President Yvonne Rentzler at 610-264-4924.
St. Peter's Catholic Church is participating in the Warmth for a Friend coat drive. Containers have been placed in the church vestibule for those who wish to donate.
Coats can also be dropped off at the Coplay Municipal building on Fourth Street.
The drive will take place Nov. 23 through Dec. 9. Coats will be delivered on Christmas Day to the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown.
The drive is sponsored by Coplay residents Sophie and Amanda Kesselring and Richard Manganaro.
In this concluding column I am up in Lehigh Township speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock and daughters Doris and Lorene. Sterling was born in 1921 and is one of the most senior retirees from the Universal Atlas Cement Co. in Northampton.
While being employed at the Atlas he desired to purchase a farm. The year was 1947.
Quota of Northampton is again accepting contributions of either new, unwrapped gifts of your own choosing or a financial donation for its "elves" to shop so that less-fortunate children in the community can enjoy Christmas.
The club will also operate a Christmas store for young clients of the Northampton Area Food Bank Saturday, Dec. 7. Each child will be able to pick out a gift for every family member at no charge. In addition to gifts for children, the club is also looking for small gifts for adults and siblings.
The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company will once again help Santa deliver some of his goodies 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Deliveries are limited to Lehigh Township only.
For more information, contact Wanda Kern at 610-767-9082 or visit www.facebook.com/ LTVFC under "events."
Bethany Wesleyan Church will host This Hope in Concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
This Hope will be joined by BWC's Voices of Praise choir and Children's Choir.
Christ United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut St., will hold a vendor sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
For more information, contact Jessica Kraemer at 610-837-1174.
St. John's Lutheran Church will host the Bath Area Council of Churches Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Choirs from all area churches will provide special music.
No contemporary worship service is scheduled.
The Bath Area Food Bank, located at St. John's Lutheran Church, will be open 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.