Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019


Monday, April 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week continues, at participating restaurants, bake shops and breweries in Whitehall Township, Coplay Borough, Catasauqua Borough and North Catasauqua Borough. The event will continue until April 13. Information, list of participants and menus:

• Celebration of the Arts event (organized by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township), 6 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans dinners April 5, 12

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold Lenten dinners 4:30-7 p.m. April 5 and 12.

Choose from hand-breaded fantail shrimp or a pan-seared cod platter. Each platter comes with a choice of one starch — parsley buttered potatoes, macaroni and cheese or cabbage and noodles — and a choice of one side, including stewed tomatoes, creamed cabbage or applesauce. All platters include a roll, corn or green beans, Jell-O cake and beverage. Soda is not included.

North Catasauqua: Spaghetti fundraiser planned for April 6

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Porter-Chapman Masonic Lodge 637 F&AM, 1103 Sixth St., will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-7 p.m. April 6.

There will be prizes and a basket raffle at the event.

Proceeds benefit Northampton Area Food Bank.

Call 484-894-0969 or email for more information or questions.


Also at the Porter-Chapman Lodge, a moolah bingo, with cash prizes, is set for 3 p.m. April 28. Doors open 1 p.m.

The kitchen will be open 1 p.m. with a full lunch menu, including pulled pork and hot dogs.

Coplay: Egg hunt is set for April 20

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association will have its annual community egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.

The hunt is for children ages 8 and younger. No registration is required.

The rain date is April 22.


Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., is hosting a used book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6.


Northampton: Historical program to be held April 6

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be presenting part two of the “Bygone Era — the Second Ward of Northampton” program 10 a.m. April 6 in borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Larry Oberly, vice president of the society, will be making the presentation. Slides of businesses and important events in the second ward and adjoining Allen Township will be shown.


Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration begins for Camp Whitehall (for children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade as of June 2019), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the recreation office of Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Road. Information and cost: Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 165,, or


Catasauqua: Community lunch to be held March 30

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold a free lunch for the community March 30.

Lunch begins 11 a.m. and closes 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome!


Boy Scout Troop 94 will be holding a breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31 at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice.

For pricing or other information, call 610-703-2722.


Coplay: Garden club to meet March 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club will hold a meeting 6 p.m. March 28 in the social hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The club will then head to North Catasauqua approximately 6:30 p.m. for a field trip at the Hickory Grove Greenhouses, 1096 Milton St.


Commitment to Family & Community is closing out the month with bingo and more March 29 at the hall, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins 7 p.m.

There will be a Longaberger purse bingo, Chinese auction, basket bingo and bake sale.

The kitchen will be open.

Northampton: Festival of Bands is planned for April 28

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event, featuring the Allentown, Marine, Municipal and Pioneer bands, will present a pops concert with music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Enjoy selections from The Association, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Journey, Queen and The Beatles.

The NAHS jazz ensemble will be a special guest.

Admission is free. All freewill offerings collected will benefit Lehigh Valley children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Walk This Way to Better Health walking club (organized by East Allen Township Parks & Recreation), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306