Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lehigh Township: Basket social event set for March 30, 31

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Berlinsville, will hold its annual spring basket social and bake sale March 30 and 31.

The hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31.

The drawing will be 1:30 p.m. March 31. Winners do not need to be present to win; all winners will be notified by phone.

This event will have baskets designed to appeal to all age groups.

The bake sale will have many tasty treats to satisfy a sweet tooth. The kitchen will be open with homemade hot food for sale, both to eat in or take out.

Northampton: St. Patrick’s Day party planned

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK 8 p.m. March 15.

For tickets and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month (except for March 15)

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29.

Happenings

Monday, March 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 11

• Registration begins for new baby lapsit program (for ages 3 months to 1 year), to be held 10 a.m. April 2 and 9 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Registration begins for life-size games event (for teens), to be held 3 p.m. April 10 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Ladies Bible study, 10:30 a.m., at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-837-1741

Cement and racing

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Nazareth has been the home to many local cement companies, which provided employment for numerous area residents. A neighbor to the old Nazareth and Lone Star cement companies was the Nazareth Fairgrounds, site of the former Nazareth Speedway.

The old track was purchased by Mr. David Jaindl, who intends to develop the site. This writer and many Lehigh Valley race fans attended many of the races. Years ago, I researched the site and actually purchased tickets to view the races. Guess it’s hard for some of my readers to believe!

Catasauqua: Bunco night event is March 8

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bunco night at the Biery House, 8 Race St., sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, will be held 7 p.m. March 8.

There is a cost. The event is BYOB. Prizes and light refreshments will be available.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

For pricing and more information, call 610-264-9716.

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Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., is hosting a Celtic sing-along with Celtic United and Police Chief Doug Kish providing vocals. The event is 5-8:30 p.m. March 10.

There is a cost. Food and beer will be served.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cake dinners

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Dinners include a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo group plans breakfast

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon March 17.

The public is invited. There is a cost.

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East Allen Township Parks & Recreation will be starting a free community walking club.

The program, Walk This Way to Better Health, will begin March 26. It will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive.

Looking ahead, East Allen Township is planning a community yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 at Bicentennial Park East.

Lehigh Township: Bethany sets date for illusionist event

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Harris the III, award-winning illusionist and storyteller, will be performing 7 p.m. March 29 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Bring the whole family for a transformative live experience that awakens wonder and can change lives.

Tickets are available at harrisiii.com or the church office.

For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.

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Northampton Area Public Library: Genealogy program is set for March 11

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a Family History Basics program 6 p.m. March 11 at Northampton Area Public Library.

Join Thomas McCullogh, assistant archivist for the Moravian Archives, as he leads you through the basics of genealogy.

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Registration begins March 11 for the new baby lapsit program.

The program is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 2 and 9 for babies ages 3 months to 1 year.

This program, featuring books, songs and action rhymes, will engage babies and promote early literacy skills.

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Registration begins March 11 for the teen life-size game event.

Coplay: 150th committee to meet

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the kickoff of Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary less than a month away, plans are being finalized for other celebratory events. The committee meets 7 p.m. March 7 and 21 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is a gala scheduled for April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St., as the opening event. Tickets are now available at the borough office.