North Catasauqua Column
North Catasauqua's Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church will be hosting a halupki dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Serving between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., church volunteers will also offer takeout meals.
An adult dinner includes halupki, sides, dessert and a beverage.
A smaller reduced-size meal is available for older children and those under the age of 5 eat free.
Halupki may also be purchased separately by advance order, due by Monday, Oct. 29, by calling 610-395-5737.
Pickup of orders will take place during the dinner.
The church is located at 1023 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
This month's meeting of St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church.
A light lunch will be served in the church basement.
This month's casino trip is planned for Friday, Oct. 26.
Seats are still available for the bus trip to Harrah's, Chester.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, a trip to Rainbow Dinner Theater is planned, to see a performance of "Christmas in Paradise." Seats are still available.
These trips are open to the public.
For ticket information, contact Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.
The Porter-Chapman Masonic Lodge is hosting an open house Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The event will feature a sale of Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, and "Thirty-one" Life Simplified products, in addition to a mini Chinese auction.
The lodge is located at 1103 Sixth St., adjacent to the North Catasauqua Park.
Calling all chili cooks!
The Suburban North YMCA will be including a chili cook-off contest at its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Guests at the event will sample the entries and vote on their favorite.
The top three cooks with the most votes will win gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses.
Chili tasting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is a $10 entry fee.
If you would like to display your crafts, baked goods or specialty items, tables are available to rent.
Plans for the fair include the craft sale, a tricky tray auction and food.
Proceeds from these events will benefit the youth scholarship fund.
Also at the Y, registrations are now being accepted for the basketball program, which begins the week of Nov. 5 for children age 4 through second grade.
Open gym time is for youth in grades five and up, everyday after school. It is free to members or $2 for nonmembers.
Boy Scouts and volunteers from the local Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council will be out Saturday, Nov. 10, collecting nonperishable food for the annual Scouting For Food community food drive.
Door hangers were delivered throughout many area neighborhoods last Saturday, letting residents know about the food drive.
For residents who did not get a door hanger, food may be dropped off at any participating area Walmart or Wegmans store, at WFMZ-TV, Bennett Toyota, the United Way of the Lehigh Valley or the Minsi Trails Council office.
This is one of the area's largest single-day food drives.
Last year Scouting For Food brought in nearly 200,000 pounds of food for local food banks.
That's enough food to feed more than 8,000 people for a week.
This is the Boy Scout's 26th year conducting the annual food drive, with more than 3 million pounds of food being distributed to local food banks during this period.
Trick-or-Treat Night in North Catasauqua this year will be Saturday, Oct. 27, with a rain date of Oct. 28.