Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Allen/East Allen townships: Church plans Blue Christmas service

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A Blue Christmas service is planned for 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville.

This service is an opportunity for the congregation and its neighbors to worship together and find support as they deal with loss and grief during the holiday season.


Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, is planning to host a New Year’s Eve party 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Bath: Museums are open Dec. 21 for tours

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Dec. 21.

Tours of the society’s campus will be offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., will also be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 21.

Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314.


Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, set its Sunday school Christmas pageant for 10:15 a.m. Dec. 22.


Northampton: Municipal building closed Dec. 24, 25

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s municipal building will close Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.


Reminder: Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., holds bingo every Monday night.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. The games begin 7 p.m.

The kitchen is open.

Proceeds benefit the Northampton Recreation Center.


Email information to, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

Catasauqua: Cookies, cocoa with cops is planned

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

December’s Cookies and Hot Chocolate with the Cops program will be held Dec. 19 at Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St.

Drop in 5-7 p.m. to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with the cops in the community room.


Children in fifth through eighth grades are welcome to join the basketball program at Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., during the winter holiday.

The program runs noon-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and then 10-11 a.m. Saturdays from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4, 2020.

The program is free and will feature food, fun, games and prizes.

Coplay: Train display opens Dec. 19

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don’t miss the holiday model railroad display, featuring nine trains on two operating HO-scale modular layouts, built by Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101. The display will run 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 19 to Jan. 5, 2020, in room 201 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

For more information, contact Richard Lobach at 610-965-2598 or Michael Busch at 610-440-1875.



Monday, December 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 16

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

• Band, orchestra and chorus concert, 6:30 p.m., at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

DEC. 17

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Dec. 19. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Parade is Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Sports’ annual Christmas parade is scheduled for Dec. 15, starting 10:30 a.m.

The parade runs throughout the borough, starting at Front and Hokendauqua streets and traveling into the Echo Manor and Parkway West neighborhoods.

Coplay residents are invited to drop off presents for Santa and the Coplay Sports elves to deliver.

The gift drop-off dates are 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Coplay Sports field house, 666 Potter Terrace. Gifts should be able to fit into a regular-sized grocery bag.

The parade rain dates are Dec. 21 or 22.

Allen/East Allen townships: Tree lighting planned

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Kreidersville Covered Bridge annual tree lighting will take place 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at 100 Covered Bridge Road.

This community event will feature caroling around a campfire, snacks, hot chocolate and even a visit from a certain special someone from the North Pole.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Dec. 15.


Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, is planning a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.

It is open to the public.

There is a cost.


Catasauqua: Santa breakfast set for Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 14.

Come out for a scrumptious breakfast, and meet jolly old Santa!


Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., is holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.

This is a buffet with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.


Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be holding a turkey/ham raffle Dec. 15.

Doors open 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served 2 p.m.