Northampton Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Catasauqua: Church to host concert Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will host the Whitehall High School Chorale for a Christmas concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

All are welcome.

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Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is planning an Advent cantata 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

All are invited.

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St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold a holiday breakfast and gift raffle 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 8.

Northampton: Railroad station open for shopping

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the Siegfried Railroad Station for holiday shopping 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7.

The society will be offering its fundraising items at discounted prices. T-shirts will be half off the original price. Miniatures, collectible plates from the centennial of Northampton and collectible Christmas balls will all be discounted. Other items will also be on sale.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.

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Happenings

Monday, December 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 2

• Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m., in the upstairs parlor of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

DEC. 3

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

Coplay: St. John’s to host blood drive

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its annual blood drive benefiting the Miller-Keystone Blood Center 8 a.m. Nov. 30.

Donors must be at least 17 years old and be no less than 110 pounds.

The bloodmobile is equipped to accept red cells, plasma and platelets. Donors are reminded to bring identification.

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The fourth annual O’ Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Doors open 4:45 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Coplay Community Plaza.

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Remembering: Reading ‘Geography, Geology and Genius’

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I have completed reading the book “Geography, Geology and Genius,” written by Martha Capwell Fox, a friend. Martha is a passionate historian who has authored a number of books pertaining to our local history.

I have used some of her research for my columns. One of my other favorites is “Catasauqua and North Catasauqua,” which she wrote in 2002.

Martha serves as historian and archives coordinator at the National Canal Museum in Easton.

Moore Township: Gun club to host live music

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is hosting live music with the Jesse Wade Band 7-10 p.m. Nov. 29.

There is a cost. The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is having its annual indoor flea market 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1.

For more information, call 610-837-1901.

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Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next monthly meeting 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in the all-purpose room at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive.

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans party

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

After a hectic holiday, come to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, Nov. 29 for an evening of fun and relaxation.

Doors open 4 p.m. to purchase homemade comfort foods and desserts for your evening meal, purchase tickets, peruse the penny party items and examine the themed baskets that will be raffled off.

The penny party, featuring more than 350 items, begins 5 p.m.

Winners of the basket raffle will be announced 8 p.m.

A silent auction is also planned.

Other upcoming activities at Good Shepherd:

Catasauqua: Community lunch to be held Nov. 30

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is holding its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Dec. 2.

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The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, will take place July 4, 2020, at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Northampton: Borough tree lighting is Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton will hold its tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The program will begin 5:30 p.m. with carols. Santa is scheduled to arrive 6 p.m. aboard a borough firetruck.

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Reminder: The borough municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Judy’s Little Santa Shop with an event set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 at East Allen Township Fire Department, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Lehigh Township: Annual nativity display is planned

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church’s 20th annual nativity display will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 30 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the social hall, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.

There will also be a children’s craft center and music for your enjoyment.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203 or email office@hopecherryville.org.

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Hope Lutheran Church is hosting a family movie night Dec. 13 featuring “Home Alone.”

Doors open 6 p.m., and the show begins 6:30 p.m.