Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happenings

Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 26

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

MARCH 27

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Tuesdays until April 24. There will be no storytime April 10. Information and registration (required): 610-432-4339

MARCH 28

Long days in the pack house

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this sixth column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation on the Burgenland heritage in the Lehigh Valley. Many men who immigrated here worked in our cement plants. When they were hired at the plants, the Burgenlanders were working with many nationalities. For example, there were Hungarians, Slovaks, Croatians, Ukrainians, Poles, Russians and a majority of Pennsylvania Germans. The Atlas even had a group of Portuguese employees, who later moved to Palmerton and became key employees at the New Jersey Zinc complex.

Lehigh Township: Salem U.M. hosts dinner, basket social

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, is having a ham and dandelion dinner with a basket social 4-6 p.m. March 24.

For more information, call 610-767-8003.

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Lehigh Township Historical Society is holding a basket social 1-4 p.m. April 8 at Blue Mountain Fish and Game, 4190 Wood Drive, Walnutport.

The kitchen will be open. The basket drawings will begin 4 p.m. Winners will be notified by phone if not present.

Proceeds benefit the Lehigh Township Historical Centre and St. Paul’s Schoolhouse maintenance.

Catasauqua: Breakfast is set for March 25 at American Legion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its next homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon March 25. The public is invited.

Served will be all-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 610-264-1606.

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Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., will be holding a free rock-a-billy concert 7:30-11:30 p.m. March 30.

It offers dance classes, live music nights, etc.

For more information, call 610-443-0707.

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Moore Township: Spring bazaar set for March 24

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville, has a spring bazaar scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24.

There will be Easter candy, homemade crafts and white elephant items for sale. The kitchen will be open.

Christ UCC invites the community children to an egg hunt March 25 following the 9 a.m. worship service.

Also, the church is having a ham and dandelion dinner 3:30-6 p.m. April 14. Advance tickets are required and are available to be purchased by April 1.

For more information, contact the church at 610-837-6051.

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Allen/East Allen townships: East Allen Township plans egg hunt

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township’s egg hunt will be held 1 p.m. March 24 at Bicentennial Park East.

Rain date is March 25.

The event will be divided into the following age groups: ages 1 and 2; ages 3 and 4; ages 5 to 7; and ages 8 to 10.

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Kreidersville Cub Scout Pack 40 will hold its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. March 24 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville.

There is a cost.

For information, contact Brian Dungan at BrianDunganPack40@gmail.com.

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Northampton: Library fundraiser is tonight

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a fundraiser 5-8 p.m. tonight, March 22, at Santa Fe Taco, 2022 Main St.

The group will receive a percentage of the proceeds from that night. Dine-in or takeout meals are included in the fundraiser.

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Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St., will host a bowling benefit for the Dog TAGS Program of the Lehigh Valley 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 31.

The Dog TAGS organization works with veterans to get the service dogs they need to help with injuries caused by serving our country.

Coplay: Barkley to be celebrated Saturday

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Saquon Barkley parade and celebration will be held March 24.

Barkley is considered by many of the college football top analysts as the No. 1 pick for the NFL draft April 26. He sure is bringing a lot of attention to the “little town that could.”

The event will begin noon with a parade from Ninth and Chestnut streets to Coplay Parkway, located at Second and Keefer streets.

The post-parade event will consist of proclamations, speakers, music, food and beverages. It will run until 5 p.m.

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Happenings

Monday, March 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 19

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

MARCH 20

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Tuesdays until April 24. There will be no storytime April 10. Information and registration (required): 610-432-4339

Bath: Emmanuel’s plans dinner

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be holding a St. Patrick’s Day dinner 6-8 p.m. March 17 in the fellowship hall. Food will be served 6-7 p.m., and the menu will consist of corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings, plus wonderful desserts.

A freewill offering will be taken, and all proceeds will help the Houston-bound travelers.

For more information, call 610-837-1741.

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The Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. March 17. Tours of the campus will be offered.