• Morning Glories meeting, 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua
• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Reservations: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061
Moore Elementary Parent Teacher Association is having a vendor and craft show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.
The event will be held in the all-purpose room at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive.
Stop in for some early holiday shopping and support local vendors.
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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is hosting its annual turkey dinner 6 p.m. Nov. 17. There will be a bake sale during dinner hours. Proceeds benefit Point Phillips’ children’s events.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 17.
Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.
The prizes will include items from the Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach collections.
A ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately. A Chinese auction is also planned.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
For tickets, call 610-262-2668.
In this fourth column, we are speaking to the Rev. Jerry Mraz, a native of Czechoslovakia, who was the last full-time pastor at Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Northampton.
The church was organized in 1905, an era when many ethnic churches were formed by immigrants in the Lehigh Valley. Holy Trinity’s roots were laid by dedicated Slovaks, who constructed the church on land formerly owned by John Smith, a wealthy local property owner.
Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 18.
There is a cost. It is open to the public.
Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will host a free Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22. If you will be alone this Thanksgiving, you are invited to come enjoy a great meal with all the trimmings and great fellowship.
Also, the Festival of Trees event will be held 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 15, at the red barn above the north parking lot of the church.
Come out and see a live nativity, Christmas videos, trees, refreshments and more. All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan’s missions.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will host the 52nd annual Coplay Ecumenical Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 18.
St. John’s Lutheran Church joins the St. Peter congregation for the special service, where the combined choirs from the two churches will sing.
A special offering will be taken to support a borough organization.
Coplay Garden Club will provide flowers for the event.
A notice has gone out that there will be another shipment of beams for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge construction coming through the borough shortly.
Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 18. There will be great breakfast food, including made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.
The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 19.
Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 30th annual holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.
• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton
• Cupcake-decorating event (based on the Netflix show “Nailed It — Cupcake Challenge”), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main St., will be holding its annual basket raffle noon-6 p.m. Nov. 10 and 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11. There will be food, refreshments, ticket purchases and basket viewing.
The drawing will be 3 p.m. Nov. 11. You need not be present to win.
For donations, contact Bill and Linda at 610-837-0901.