• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 1-3 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700
• Gentle chair yoga class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 29. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.
Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.
The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.
There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and more.
Sunshine Symphony will be performing 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.
As always, don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. Aug. 5. All are welcome.
The next meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will be 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Bonnie Pancoast will present a brief tutorial on Pennsylvania native bees.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 has recently sold its building and is looking for a new location in the Northampton or surrounding communities to house the honor guard.
VFW Post 4714 has been located in Northampton since 1945 and, during that time, served all veterans and the local community. Due to the lack of active members and the ongoing costs to maintain the VFW building, the building was sold. The VFW intends to keep the honor guard, but a location is needed to house uniforms and equipment as well as conduct monthly meetings.
Here at the library, we are often asked to recommend a good book.
Suffice it to say, there are many definitions of a good book. Just Google the best books of 2018, and you will marvel at the variety of those mentioned.
Some books are considered good because they have won major awards. Some books we expect to be good because they are the latest by our favorite author. In this column, we will feature works by authors generally acknowledged for the quality of their work. Some will be more recent than others. We hope that you will find all of them interesting.
• Movie: “Apollo 13,” 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Out of This World game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Arts and crafts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
North Catasauqua will hold an electronic recycling event 9 a.m.-noon July 27 at the North Catasauqua public works building, 1460 Main St. This event is only open to North Catasauqua Borough residents. Only cash or check will be accepted.
The Clap will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
The concert is part of the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee 2019 summer concert series.
Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will have its annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3 in the social hall of the church, 1324 Newport Ave. Entrance to the hall is from the back of the church off Stewart Street.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-2227.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17.
Food will be available for purchase.
Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.
The year is 1920, and this writer and my friend Larry Oberly are at the Lehigh Valley Railroad station in Coplay. With us is Mike Bednar, a railroad engineer and rail historian from Darktown, Whitehall Township.
We convinced Mike to flag down a Lehigh Valley passenger train so we could board the train and visit some projects that have used cement from the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.
We will be traveling to the Catskill Mountains in New York state to view the construction of an aqueduct that will supply fresh water to New York City.
The family splash and dance night at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, originally scheduled for July 18 but canceled because of weather, is now set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 25.
Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church social hall, 18 S. Third St.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association is launching its annual fund drive, which will run through August.