Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMildred Ronco, a resident of AseraCare in Northampton, dons a party hat for her 106th birthday celebration. Her birthday was March 25. The party was held March 27 at Chandler Estates IV in Pen Argyl. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMildred Ronco, a resident of AseraCare in Northampton, dons a party hat for her 106th birthday celebration. Her birthday was March 25. The party was held March 27 at Chandler Estates IV in Pen Argyl.

Northampton: Borough egg hunt is Saturday

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The borough will hold its annual Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. April 8 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Rain date is 1 p.m. April 9.

The event is open to all borough residents up to age 10. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

No registration is necessary.

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The Northampton Area Public Library will host a program on starting seeds and other gardening tips 1 p.m. April 8. The event will be presented by the Indianland Garden Club.

The library will also host a 6:30 p.m. April 26 presentation by Sharon Taylor and C. Terry Walters, who will discuss their book “The Lost Haven of Sharon Taylor.” The book deals with gender equality in sports and Title IX.

Call the library at 610-262-7537 to sign up for either event.

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Northampton Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-8 p.m. April 8 at the station, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

A bake sale, basket raffle and 50/50 drawing will be held as well.

There is a cost. Kids 5 and under eat free.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will host a performance by Tommy Zito 7-10 p.m. April 8 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

A Cinco de Mayo party, with music by Friends of Tom, is planned for 7:30 p.m. May 6.

The VFW hosts a polka and button box event 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Post home.

Also, the VFW social hall is now accepting new members for 2017. Membership is open to the public.

For more information, visit the VFW website, Northamptonvfw.com, or call 610-262-3891.

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A spaghetti dinner for the Autism Speaks walk and “To Alpha Centauri and Back” team will be held 4-7 p.m. April 9 at the The Gin Mill & Grille, 1750 Main St.

The cost of a ticket includes the meal and entertainment. Drinks are not included.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds will benefit the Lehigh Valley Walk for Autism Speaks. The dinner is hosted by Jonah and his team, “To Alpha Centauri and Back.”

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. April 10 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Singer Glen Kakowski will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet April 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open noon.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

If interested in any trips, contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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The fourth annual Spring Bouquet concert will be held 3 p.m. April 23 in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue. The concert of vocal and instrumental music ranging from Samuel Scheidt to John Rutter will be performed by Debbie Glick, flutist; the Rev. Todd Fennell, bass-baritone and trombonist; and Sandra Deiter, accompanist and organ soloist.

Glick, a private flute instructor, teaches fourth- through eighth-grade band for the Alexandria Township School District in Pittstown, N.J.

Fennell, a member of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the St. Luke’s Singers, is pastor of St. Paul’s UCC.

Deiter, a former member of the artist faculty of Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J., is organist and choir director at St. Paul’s.

A free-will offering will be received to benefit future musical programs at the church.

A social in the parlor will follow the concert.

For more information, call 610-261-2910.

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Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting April 25 in the social hall of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Dinner will be served 6-7 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue and drinks will be provided.

Covered dishes and desserts are welcome.

The business meeting begins 7 p.m.

If you want to know more about the food bank, are interested in volunteering or are currently volunteering there, you are asked to attend.

Area churches and businesses are encouraged to have members and employees attend as well.

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