Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Catasauqua: Ensemble festival is planned

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will be holding an ensemble festival 4 p.m. Nov. 12. All are invited.

The presentation, featured by American Guild of Organists, Lehigh chapter, will include piano, organ, choir, bells, horns, guitars and instruments that can be used in worship.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Bob Richelderfer at 610-262-0443.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is sponsoring a gift card bingo 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Doors open 12:30 p.m. with food available for purchase.

Bath: Gun club plans block shoot

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, will be holding a surf and turf block shoot Nov. 12, starting noon.

Refreshments are included. The kitchen will also be open for food orders.

For more information, call 610-261-2210 after 4 p.m.


Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road. The public is welcome.

The Governor Wolf Historical Society museum will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18, with tours offered.

Allen/East Allen townships: Tavern night set

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold a tavern night 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 10 on the Governor Wolf Historic Society campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Two bands will be featured — The Blue Route Blues Band in the Academy building and The Damn Dutch in the Ralston McKeen House.

There will be an exhibit by local artist Gene Allen, complimentary light refreshments and handmade strudels for sale.

The event is BYOB, and attendees must be 21 and over.

A $10 donation is requested.


Northampton: Veterans Day events planned

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Joint Veterans will present a Veterans Day service 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the memorial plaza, 14th Street and Washington and Dewey avenues. Members of Fred A. Snyder American Legion Post 353, Catholic War Veterans Post 454 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will preside. All are invited to attend.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold a veteran appreciation night Nov. 11 at the post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 7 p.m.

Lehigh Township: Hope plans annual nativity display

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds of nativities of all styles, materials, origins and sizes will be on display for families, friends and neighbors to view at the 18th annual open house nativity display. The event will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26.

Admission is free, and refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Children are also encouraged to come and take in the sights and make a nativity craft in the children’s nativity center.

Lehigh Township: Salem U.M. will host dinner

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut supper 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4.

For more information, call 610-767-8003.


St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Berlinsville, will hold its fall bazaar and bake sale during the weekend of Nov. 4-5. Hours are 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5.

For more information, call 610-767-3107.


Coplay: Remember to vote

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The polls will be open Nov. 7 for the municipal election. The polling places in the borough are at Commitment to Family & Community on Cherry Street and St. John’s Lutheran Church on South Third Street. Council seats and the mayor’s office are on the ballot.


Reminder: Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at its quarters off Sixth Street. The upcoming basketball program and cheerleading will be on the agenda.


Catasauqua: Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters to host Nov. 5 art auction

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters group will present its 26th annual art auction Nov. 5 at Sheckler Elementary School, 14th Street. Preview time is 1 p.m., and bidding time is 2 p.m.

Once a year, LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand-painted items, all unique and one of a kind.

Tickets for a pre-lit Christmas tree filled with painted ornaments will also be available. All ornaments are hand-painted by the members.

For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.


Northampton: Tucker’s Toy Run set for Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The seventh annual Tucker’s Toy Run will be held Nov. 4 at Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, 21st and Canal streets. This ride honors the life and memory of Tucker Stuart, who died in 2011 in a motorcycle accident.

Those planning to participate should arrive 11 a.m. The ride will begin noon. It will leave the parking lot at Tri-Boro and travel to St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, where gifts will be given to children in the pediatric unit as well as other children in the Lehigh Valley.

Rain date is Nov. 5.

The event will also include a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.

Northampton Area Public Library: Northampton Area Public Library will hold fall book sale

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The libary’s fall book sale is Nov. 1-4. Children, teen and adult books, as well as DVDs and CDs, will all be on sale. The bag sale will be Nov. 4.


The Organizing Christmas program is 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Join us for an informal session on tips and tricks to get organized for Christmas. We will provide handouts on what to do weekly for the four weeks leading up to Christmas.

Bring your own tips to share!

Registration is required.