Catasauqua Press

Friday, March 22, 2019

North Catasauqua: Seniors group meets March 27

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets 1 p.m. March 27 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

The speaker will be Mona DelSole, who will talk about consulting.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served. After the meeting, bingo will be played.

Plans are in the works for an Easter luncheon in April, with registration taking place at the March meeting.

A bus trip to the Sight and Sound Christmas show is planned for Nov. 12, with a lunch at Hershey Farm’s Grand Smorgasbord.

For more information, contact Joe Vassa at 610-264-4128.

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Coplay: St. John’s plans community dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will host a chicken potpie dinner 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the social hall.

The public is invited to this community dinner.

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Reservations and tickets for Coplay’s 150th anniversary gala, to be held April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, are now available at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., or by calling 610-262-6088.

The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, a family-style dinner, entertainment and more.

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Bath series begins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, this writer and my friend Larry Oberly start our series on the history of Bath by visiting the Bath Museum in the new borough complex, 121 S. Walnut St. The museum has moved from its old location at the former Washington Street building to its new home.

The new museum was rededicated in November 2018.

Enjoy Bath’s history in photographs.

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In two weeks — “Cradle of History.”

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve Lenten crab cake dinners

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 22 and 29.

Dinners include a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon March 24.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Catasauqua: Bag sale ends March 23

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The bag sale at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will end March 23.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The store will be closed the week of March 25 for cleaning and changeover. The store will reopen April 1 with all new clothing for spring and summer.

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The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon March 24.

Happenings

Monday, March 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 18

• Bag sale on everything in the store, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until March 23.

• Registration begins for One Book, Every Young Child program, to be held 10 a.m. April 16 (baby and toddler) and 10 a.m. April 17 (preschool) at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

Public Library of Catasauqua: We have a lot of meanings to explore in the month of March

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Every year, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17 — this year, on a Sunday.

St. Patrick’s Day is both a religious and a cultural celebration. The day began to celebrate the life of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. These days, people use the day to celebrate being Irish. Roughly translated as “Ireland forever,” we express appreciation of all things Irish when we exclaim, “Erin go Bragh.”

Coplay: Library board will meet March 14

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board will meet 7 p.m. March 14 at Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library, located at 49 S. Fifth St., will also show two free movies March 16 — “The Gnome-Mobile” 11:30 a.m. and “Leap Year” 1:30 p.m.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church reports it will have a community dinner 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the church hall, 18 S. Third St.

The dinner is open to the public and will feature shepherd’s pie with all the trimmings.

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Catasauqua: Catasauqua YMCA lists upcoming events, programs

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., has two new exciting events in the month of March.

Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, from Blondies Cupcakes, will help children ages 5 and up decorate their favorite cupcakes in a Lucky Cuppies event, scheduled for 7 p.m. March 15.

Family movie night is set for 6-9 p.m. March 29.

Contact 610-264-5221 for more information.

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The YMCA is also offering a variety of new programs for children this spring.

New preschool programs include basketball, soccer, track and the Read It, Make It, Take It program.

Northampton: St. Patrick’s Day party planned

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK 8 p.m. March 15.

For tickets and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month (except for March 15)

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29.