Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be having a basket social, featuring many different baskets, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7.
There will also be a bake sale, flea market tables and food. The food available for purchase Friday will be hot dogs, barbecue, potato salad, pierogies, potato chips, pickles and hot and cold beverages. Saturday morning breakfast will consist of eggs, pancakes, meat, home fries, doughnuts and hot and cold beverages.
For more information, contact Ann at 610-821-0568 or email@example.com.
Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 14.
There is a cost. The meal — which can be enjoyed in the social hall or taken home — includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, cupcake and beverages.
For details, call 610-262-7186.
Reminder: Oktoberfest is planned for 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.
Karaoke with Crazy K is set for 8-11 p.m. Oct. 14.
The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee has announced the schedule of events for the 11th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest, set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8. The event will be held at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
The betterment committee is sponsoring a kids’ pie-eating contest. New this year, the contest is open to the general public, ages 8-12. The winner will take home $50!
Entry forms are available at North Catasauqua Borough Hall. The contest is limited to 10 participants. Entries will also be accepted at Autumnfest.
The community food bank, operated by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association in the basement of borough hall, will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 10. Among the more immediate needs, food pantry volunteers say they need donations of rice, fruit cups, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly.
Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sixth Street field house. The public is invited.
The upcoming youth basketball and cheerleading programs will be on the agenda.
In this third column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are over at the old Essroc Cement office, now Lehigh Hanson. Essroc was formerly Coplay Cement, so we were given permission to search for some old Coplay history.
There are records for the early Coplay Cement Company, which was founded in 1866. Many are handwritten. We found many interesting flashbacks to the company’s past. Among the photographs we found were many projects in New York City, Maryland, New Jersey and other East Coast cities that used Coplay Cement.
• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua
• Mini and junior youth groups (K-5) meeting and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. The event will continue the first Tuesday of each month until April 2018.
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-1652
• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua
St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
Country-western singer Donna Parsons will entertain.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.
Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
There are a couple of major community-based fund drives, which are held annually, that are currently taking place — to benefit Coplay Lions Club and Coplay Fire Department. Both groups are seeking donations from residents and businesses.
A free program on family care-giving — and deciding when it’s time to get help — will be presented 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, by Hartzell’s Pharmacy. The event will take place at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.
Putting a senior care plan in place can be a difficult task to handle alone. Knowing which options to choose from becomes overwhelming at times. Learn about the best options available to address your loved one’s medical and safety needs at this event.
One of the goals of every library is to be a link in the chain of community information resources. With that in mind, your library is especially pleased to host Hartzell’s Pharmacy’s “Health Talks: Family Caregiving and When It’s Time to Get Help.” This informative program will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 28.