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Coplay Community Days set for this weekend

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days begins 5-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, with pay-one-price rides 5-10 p.m.

It continues tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, noon-10 p.m.

The event will include entertainment, food and activities. Rides will be offered through Saturday but not on Sunday.

Coplay Community Days began in 1981 as a way to bring visitors to the Saylor Cement Museum and kilns and to pay tribute to retired Coplay Cement Manufacturing workers. It originated as a two-day event, expanding last year to four days.

Allen/East Allen column: This is the last week for Tai Chi in the Park

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Just one more week to enjoy Tai Chi in the Park.

Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, from 7:30 to 8 a.m., head to East Allen Township's Bicentennial Park to join a group practicing qigong and tai chi.

There is no cost to attend.

For more information, contact Linda Wiland at 610-262-8818 or linyuswil@verizon.net.

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East Allen Township is now accepting sign-ups for its fall soccer program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12.

Bath column: Christ U.CC. to host pig roast Sept 9

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Christ United Church of Christ invites the public to a pig roast and covered dish picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Covenant United Methodist Church on Mountain View Drive,

The event begins at noon. Sunnieside Bluegrass Band will perform at 1:30 p.m. followed by a friendly softball game between the two churches at 3 p.m.

For more information, call 610-837-0345.

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Practice for Christ Church's senior choir will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

Catasauqua column: Salem U.C.C. to host flea market

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.

Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.

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My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. Have a great week!

Lehigh Township column: Church yard sale to include early bird special Aug. 31

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

There will be an "early bird special" starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, for the Hope Lutheran Church Annual Yard Sale.

There is a cost for this one-day special and the fee will be collected at the door. You will be granted early access to all of the items available at the yard sale.

Church members are are also looking for volunteers to provide baked goods and home-cooked dishes to be be sold at the event.

Anyone interested should contact Ralph Fisher at 610-392-4985.

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Moore column: Zion Wesleyan to hold craft show

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

The 4th annual church craft show at Zion Wesleyan Church will be held Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be food and fun for everyone and free children's fingerprinting. McGruff the crime dog will also make a special appearance.

The craft show will be held rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is located at 1001 Deemer Road, on the corner of East Scenic and Deemer.

For more information, call Shannon at 610-438-5190.

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Legion to host basket social

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Columns

A Christmas in August basket social will take place Saturday, Aug, 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.

It will benefit Wreaths Across America for Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road, Allentown.

This event is intended to raise money to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all the approximately 2,600 veteran graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Dec. 15. The organization of Wreaths Across America has placed 325,000 wreaths worldwide.

The organization's website address is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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Northampton column: Pool closes Aug. 18

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool will close for the season this Saturday, Aug. 18.

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The Northampton Area Public Library will host a "Hunger Games and Beyond" trivia tournament Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The tournament is open to 11- to 18-year-olds. Teams of two will compete, so bring a partner or let the library organizers pair you up.

Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Space is limited, so call the library at 610-262-7537 to register.

This program is presented by the NAPL Board of Advisory Teens.

Currently no candidates on Nov. ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Columns

There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.

The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-election in 2014, with the term beginning in 2015.

Allen/East Allen column: Harhart to hold senior expo

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, will hold a senior expo Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road.

Dozens of vendors will be on hand to offer information on programs and services for seniors. Health screenings will be available as well.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

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East Allen Township is now accepting sign-ups for its fall soccer program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12.