St. Andrew’s Church
All are invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a homemade lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24. In addition to lasagna, salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free.
Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.
All profits will benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.
A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.
The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Celebrate recovery, remember those lost to addiction and find help for those who still struggle at an addiction and recovery forum, to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Northampton Community College’s Bethlehem campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
The event includes special programs, guest speakers and community outreach tables.
The schedule is as follows:
Guest speakers — 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., College Center, Room 220
Current drug trends — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., College Center, Room 220
Here’s a chance to learn about amateur radio as emergency communication, public service in community events or as a hobby for casual conversations with other “hams” locally or around the world, even astronauts in orbit. This is done using noncommercial radio transmissions; this is not CB radio.
Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd.
A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill’s office at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits.
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for donors of all blood types. More than 450 donors are needed every day regionally. Donations decrease during the summer due to vacations and increased travel, accidents and seasonal illnesses.
Individual donors must be 16 years old (parental consent required) or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be feeling healthy and provide valid identification. They may not have donated in the past eight weeks.
Drum and bugle corps
More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.
The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.
Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild
The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.
Several guild members will participate in a show-and-tell switchup, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.
Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.
There is a small fee for nonmembers.
For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.
Penn State EXTENSION
Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.
The class will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.
A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration demonstration.
Register at extension.psu.edu/managing-invasive-plants. There is a fee.
Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.
Concession stands will open 3 p.m.
WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live 3 p.m.
There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along 8:15 p.m.