• Deadline to order homemade potato filling, to be picked up 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 or before or after the 10:30 a.m. worship service Nov. 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. Information, cost and orders: 610-697-1130, 610-262-6466 or 610-262-7551
• Registration begins for storytime, Santa visit and Christmas craft event, to be held 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., invites the public to attend a special akathist prayer service to the Most Holy Theotokos before her Icon of Pochaev 6 p.m. Nov. 16. The prayer service will be heartfelt and meant for people of all faiths.
Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Call 610-997-5459 for information.
Catty Seniors Plus will meet a week earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The meeting starts 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.
Doors open noon.
A few weeks ago, Bob Mentzell, a friend, former outstanding teacher at Northampton High School and current school board member, forwarded this writer a series of photographs showing my father, Anthony Pany, working on the Smith farm in East Allen Township during the Great Depression.
Anthony emigrated to the United States as a youth from Austria. His education in this new country was limited. In order to help his large family, he was hired as a farm hand on the Smith farm.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 16, featuring Kate Spade, Fossil, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach items. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.
A ticket includes 20 games of bingo. Specials will be sold separately.
A Chinese auction will also be held.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For tickets, call 610-262-2668.
Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.
Don’t forget to pick up your soup orders from St. Mary’s Church 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the parish center kitchen, 122 Union St.
There is a craft show scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 in the gymnasium of Catasauqua Area High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
There will be many crafters and vendors, as well as food and baked goods available in the cafeteria.
All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Music Arts Booster Association.
Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17.
Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17.
Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
The organization is open to anyone who wants to join its ranks.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is holding a blood drive Nov. 30 for Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
The drive starts 8 a.m. in the church social hall.
Donors must be at least 17 years old.
• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Land preservation open house (organized by Moore Township Land and Preservation Board), 7 p.m., at Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-9449
The Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast and quilt raffle 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 9.
Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, toast and a beverage.
There is a cost.
Call 610-262-3813 for tickets or information.
An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.
The dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, rolls, ice cream and beverages.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank has a dwindling supply of food staples on its shelves with schools back in session.
The food bank is asking for donations of boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, canned pasta and spaghetti sauce.
The pantry in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 12.
The food bank is open to borough residents with proof of residency.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.
The event features a variety of crafters and vendors, a basket raffle, food to eat in or take out and a delicious bake sale.
Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will be having a storytime for children ages 3 to 5 starting 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.
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