Catasauqua Press

Monday, September 16, 2019

Northampton: AARP group to meet Sept. 11

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Sept. 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will hold its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14.

The drawing will take place 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14. You don’t need to be present to win.

More than 400 items, including local gift certificates, door prizes and other items, are part of the raffle.

The kitchen will also be open the same hours for food and beverages.

The event benefits Northampton Area Food Bank and the church.

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The 30th Northampton Uptown Street Fair will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14 on Main Street.

More than 100 local food, craft and merchant vendors are expected to participate.

The Roxy Theatre will offer tours all day.

The lineup for live entertainment is as follows:

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jordan White on the main stage

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brenna on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 1-5 p.m., Andrew Lobby on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 3-5 p.m., Bryant Brothers on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 3:30-5 p.m., Tim Harakal on the main stage

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Reminder: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual family picnic Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park, Main and Bank streets. The day begins with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

Ethnic food, baked goods, children’s games, a basket raffle and games of chance are part of the event, held noon-7 p.m.

A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m., followed by The Large Flowerheads 4-7 p.m.

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Quota Club of Northampton will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Organizers are looking for vendors of yard sale items as well as crafts and other specialty items. There will be both indoor tables and outdoor spaces for vendors available for a fee.

Contact Sharyn at 610-261-1277 for more information or to reserve a space.

Funds from the yard sale help support Quota community service projects throughout the year.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 has recently sold its building and is looking for a new location in Northampton or the surrounding communities to house the honor guard.

VFW Post 4714 has been located in Northampton since 1945 and, during that time, served all veterans and the local community. Due to the lack of active members and the ongoing costs to maintain the VFW building, the building was sold. The VFW intends to keep the honor guard, but a location is needed to house uniforms and equipment as well as conduct monthly meetings.

Do you have a space for the VFW in your community? Call and leave a message at 610-262-3891.

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Northampton Farmers Market is open 3-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 1 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

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Email information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.