The Catasauqua Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
Pennsylvania master gardender Marianne McNeil will discuss green gardener, an approach that minimizes disruption of native habitats, maximizes soil quality, practices green pest management and conserves water and fertilizers.
Entries for judging must be in place by 12:45 p.m. Remember to return your club project at the meeting, if it is not already in your compost pile.
Garden friendly visitors are welcome.
The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 22nd anniversary meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
The rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will follow in the social hall. Mike Skweir will provide the music.
Today, Aug. 29, is the deadline for tickets for the Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library's chartered bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), will hold its annual Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 8.
One service is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the pavilion, weather permitting. A picnic follows, from noon to 3 p.m. with a deejay and games for the entire family.
The public is invited. For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.
Point Phillips Rod and Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
For more information, contact the club at 610-837-0310.
The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will host an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
The menu includes soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. Proceeds benefit the fire company.
Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, did not have its activites schedule at press time.
For information on the center, call Edith Knauss at 610-767-2977.
Sign-ups for East Allen Township's fall soccer program are under way.
Register at the municipal office, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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Today, I continue my discussion with my friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. Steve and his father recorded 68 years of service at the plant.
Stephen was given an excellent education at the Swain School in Allentown, where achievement and personal relationships contributed to a broad-based educational curriculum. The headmaster of the school was Mr. Jim Swain.
Stephen graduated in 1974 in a graduating class of six students.
"I know in a class of six, I made the top 10," Stephen comments with a sense of humor.
The Lehigh Township Rails to Trails organization will be selling raffle tickets through October for gift certificates to local restaurants.
Tickets will be sold 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Redner's in Northampton. Tickets will also be available at Dream Come True at Becky's Drive-In Oct. 6, at the Slatington trailhead of the D&L Oct. 12 and at the Walnutport Canal Festival Oct. 20.
Each certificate is valued at $25. First prize will include three certificates, second will be two certificates and third will be one certificate.
Christ United Church of Bath, 109 S. Chestnut St., will be holding a ham and string bean dinner this Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. Takeout platters are available.
Through the end of this month, Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township, will be collecting peanut butter in family size plastic jars.
The Bath Area Food Bank is also in need of Hamburger Helper and sides (made by Knorr) with either rice or noodles in a sauce.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will hold a special garage sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the station, located on 21st Street.
Most of the items for sale will be railroad memorabilia – postcards, books, photographs, pamphlets, etc.
Information on other modes of transportation and miscellaneous items will also be available.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-4748.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 8, at Egypt Memorial Park.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., just had its summer sale and changeover to fall and winter clothing.
The store reopens Monday, Aug. 26, with all new items.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Stop by for great savings on all fall and winter items.
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