Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Coplay: Purse bingo planned for Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a designer purse bingo 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to benefit Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish.

Doors open noon.

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Coplay Democratic Club is holding its fall meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

There will be candidates, or their representatives, in the Nov. 5 election at this meeting.

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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have a pork and sauerkraut or turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall. The meal is open to the public.

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Remembering: Office secretary recalls working at Penn Dixie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Remember when our high schools offered courses in typing, shorthand, office machines and bookkeeping? Today, offices have been transformed by computers and modern technology. A number of years ago, Kathy Unger, a friend and former secretary at the Penn Dixie Cement Company, wrote me a description of her position.

Kathy graduated from Nazareth High School in 1956. An excellent student, she was hired and trained to fill in for other secretaries during vacations, maternity leaves and illnesses.

Northampton: Boy Scouts to serve spaghetti Oct. 5

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 is planning a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.

There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free. Drinks, salad and ice cream are included.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 9 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided by Maria Santacoloma. Refreshments will be served.

Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Catasauqua: Basket social, flea market set

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a basket social, flea market and bake sale 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 5.

Browse tables for treasures, and buy some tasty treats from the bake sale.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its 150th anniversary celebration service 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Come out and celebrate this memorable occasion.

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Salem UCC will be hosting its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Oct. 7.

This is open to all.

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North Catasauqua: Blood drive planned

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Porter Chapman Masonic Temple, 1103 Sixth St., is planning a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12.

To schedule a donation time, email PHermany@gmail.com.

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The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee’s Autumnfest and car show will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The rain date is Oct. 19.

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Porter Chapman is planning an afternoon of bingo with cash prizes Oct. 27.

The fun begins 1 p.m. when the kitchen opens with a menu including items from Grumpy’s Roadhouse. Bingo begins 3 p.m.

Happenings

Monday, September 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 30

• Basket raffle begins, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event ends noon Oct. 14. Information and cost: 610-432-4339

• Sip and Shop event (benefiting Lehigh County Humane Society), 5-6:30 p.m., at D&S Florist, 107 Chestnut St., Bath

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

OCT. 1

Coplay: Garden club plans Sept. 26 meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

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Explorer Scout Post 101 meets 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church is encouraging its congregation to bring nonperishable food items during morning worship Sept. 29. The items will be distributed to Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank.

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Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., is gearing up for its popular book and bake sale Oct. 4 and 5.

Northampton: Troop 93 to hold spaghetti dinner

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 is planning a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free.

Drinks, salad and ice cream are included in the meal price.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

Catasauqua: Community lunch served Sept. 28

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 28.

There is no cost for lunch, but donations are accepted.

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A Pennsylvania Master Gardener will discuss “compost, the single most important supplement you can give your garden,” according to Catasauqua Garden Club. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Members should have their artistic and horticultural entries in place early, so the meeting can start on time.

Happenings

Monday, September 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 23

• Tickets go on sale for fall basket raffle, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 14, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information and cost: 610-432-4339

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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