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Thursday, September 25, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Registration for programs to open

Fall children's programs at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will be held Oct. 28 through Dec. 11.

Wonderful Ones, for children ages 10 months to 2 years, will be held Thursdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

Toddler Storytime, for 2-year-olds, will be held Tuesdays, 11-11:20 a.m., or Wednesdays, 10-10:20 a.m.

Creative Preschoolers Storytime, for ages 3 and up, will be held Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m., or Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Family Toddler/Preschool Storytime will be held Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7 p.m.

The Storycraft program, for children in kindergarten, first or second grade, will be offered Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

A family Halloween craft party is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m.

Registration for the programs will begin in the library on Monday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m., and will continue until the sessions are filled. You must have a current library card to register. For more information, visit or call 610-262-7537.


The Ron "Punkin" Miller 2014 Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 11 at Willowbrook Golf Course, Howertown Road.

This is a four-person scramble format with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The fee includes golf, beverages through the day and immediately after the tournament, dinner and prizes.

Contests include long drive, closest to the pin and pot of gold.

In memory of "Punkin," $500 of the proceeds will be donated to the Whitehall High School Baseball Booster Club. The remainder of the proceeds will benefit the Met Life Orioles Blue Mountain League baseball team.

For cost and other information, contact Mark Washburn at 610-657-7767 or Dave Stoudt at 610-390-5983.


Northampton VFW Post 4714 will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at the post home, 1204 Main St. All active members are encouraged to attend.


The annual Northampton Area Food Bank Halloween walkathon will be held (rain, snow or shine) Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the food bank on Canal Street and the walk begins at 9 a.m.

This is a 4-1/2-mile course from the Canal Park Heritage Walkway to Municipal Park and back.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to wear a costume and bring along friends, kids and pets.

Refreshments will be served.

For donation forms and other information, email or stop by the food bank on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon.


St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave. Pete Begley will entertain.


The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library chartered bus trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in New York City on Nov. 14 is now full.


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