• Tickets go on sale for fall basket raffle, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 14, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information and cost: 610-432-4339
• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
Today, I am a guest of Local No. 14 United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union, Coplay. The union is voting to ratify an understanding with Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.
Our readers may remember some of the former dedicated cement workers. The union leaders were Ralph Talotta, Adolph Wechsler, Edward Klucsarits, Caffiro Bartoni, Joseph Ehrets and Jerry Neuman.
The agreement was for two years: May 1, 1961, to May 1, 1963. The vice presidents of Coplay Cement were Louis Stamburg and Paul Lentz.
Lehigh Township Historical Society is presenting a free program on Pennsylvania German gravestones 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in the social hall of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road.
Michael Emery, of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will discuss the materials used, engraved text and decorative styles found on the grave markers. After the presentation, there will be a walk through the cemetery to view the old stones.
The St. Paul’s Schoolhouse next to the church will also be open 10-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold its fall garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Siegfried Station, 21st Street.
Organizers will be accepting donations from the public for its sale. Donations may be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20.
On the day of the garage sale, preordered mums will be available for pickup 8-11 a.m. at the station. Extra mums will also be available for purchase.
For more information about the historical society events, call 610-262-8198.
Don’t miss the Coplay Borough 150th anniversary pub crawl, scheduled for Sept. 21.
The crawl starts 3:30 p.m. at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St. The crawl continues on to 2nd Street Tavern, 33 N. Second St.; then to American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.; and ends at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Participants are then encouraged to return to their favorite spot.
East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department will begin its fall walking club 9-10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Bicentennial Park West. All ages are welcome to walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If interested, contact Chuck Frantz, department director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.
East Allen Township is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music Theatre, Lancaster. The bus will depart 8 a.m. from Catasauqua High School. Show time is 10:30 a.m. Lunch at Shady Maple will follow.
Cost includes transportation, tickets and lunch.
Moore Township invites the community to a free movie night 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Borek Field in the Moore Township Recreational Center, 635 English Road.
The feature movie will be “Incredibles 2.”
No outside food or drink is permitted. The snack stand will be open serving popcorn, candy, hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, chicken fingers, chicken wings, ice cream and more.
For more information, call the township at 610-759-9449.
Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is hosting live music by Jesse Wade 8-11 p.m. Sept. 21. There is a cost.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be hosting a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 22.
There is a cost. Children ages 5 and under eat for free.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market and basket raffle 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28.
There will be food to eat in or take out, a bake sale and lots of treasures.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will once again be sponsoring its annual Fest ‘O Fall noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.
The rain date will be Oct. 6.
• Sign-ups begin for fall children’s programs (for 3 months to fifth grade), to be held the week of Oct. 22, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Sign-ups begin for family Halloween craft, to be held 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will have a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. There is a cost.
The event is open to the public.
Reminder: Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a barbecue dinner 1-5 p.m. Sept. 14. It will take place in the upper lot by the picnic stand.
The menu includes half of a barbecue chicken, baked potato, coleslaw and roll.
Tickets will only be sold in advance. Call Linda at 610-751-0997.