The Porter-Chapman Lodge 637 will host a ham dinner Saturday, May 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The fundraising meal will include mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and applesauce, with cake or pie for dessert. Takeout meals are also being offered.
The temple is located at 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.
For additional information, contact Jeff Fink at 610-440-2443.
Don't forget, when school ends in June, free beginner tennis lessons will again be given at the Fuller Courts at the Catasauqua playground.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church choir, 417 Howertown Road, will sponsor an Armed Forces Day Salute May 18 at 6:30 p.m. with St. Paul's Night of Music.
Choral groups from across the Lehigh Valley will perform patriotic music.
A free will offering will benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.
The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. Sales will take place south of Race Street and up to and including Circle Drive.
Good Shepherd Catholic School will present A Night of the Arts 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the school gymnasium.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature art exhibits by students in grades K-8, including recent award-winning works in various mediums.
Music will be provided by the school choir and band. In addition, the Good Shepherd Catholic School drama program will entertain with selections from its 2012-13 theater productions.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door. For additional information, call 610-262-9171.
In this continuing series, I'm down in the hamlet of Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar. Mike is a well known authority on Lehigh Valley Railroad history. We are following the saga of his father, Joseph, who served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.
After serving in the Pacific, facing the Japanese on the Island of Okinawa and welcoming the end of World War II, the young veteran would return to his home in Darktown. He boarded a train at Baltimore, switching to a Reading Co. train in Harrisburg.
The George Taylor House will hold its opening day ceremony 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The George Taylor Monument will be dedicated in celebration of its 200th anniversary.
The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will present an honor guard salute and the Sheckler Elementary School band will perform at 2 p.m. Guided tours of the George Taylor House are set for 2-4 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be plentiful.
The Liederkranz will be selling hot dogs and refreshments during the Spring Thaw Rendezvous, set for Saturday, May 4, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
A hot dog-eating contest will begin at 3:30 p.m. There is an entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded.
For more information, call Mike, 610-704-2390.
Later that evening, the Liederkranz will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the club, 402 E. Ninth St.
Entertainment by a deejay is set to start at 9 p.m.
Along with Bill's Lunch and the Wachovia building, the former Santee's auto repair shop is up for sale.
The attractive and clean repair shop at Second and Center streets will be missed by those who brought their vehicles there for maintenance and repairs. Buddy Santee was at the helm of the business for years. Before that, his dad, a longtime borough fire chief, ran the business.
The bank, which has been on the market for the last several years, now sports a "for rent" sign. Many are wondering why no new tenant is occupying the colonial style structure.
The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee's Family Restaurant on Saturday, May 11. The restaurant is located just off Catasauqua Road, near Airport Road.
The public is invited to come for a pancake breakfast at the restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m.
While the restaurant is not generally open for breakfast, it does offer nonprofit and civic organizations an opportunity to have pancake breakfast fundraisers at its location.
Anyone interested in helping to organize the North Catasauqua/Catasauqua Fourth of July celebration for 2014 is invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, May 8. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., Catasauqua.
"J4" is an observance held whenever July 4 falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The location of the event alternates between North Catasauqua and Catasauqua, but participation on the planning committee is open to residents of both boroughs regardless of the location. The 2014 event will be in North Catasauqua.
A basket raffle will be held 6-8 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets.
Those who play have the opportunity to win themed baskets, plants, pictures and gift certificates.
Proceeds of the event will benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Project and Holy Trinity's Sidewalk Fund.
Winners will be notified by telephone.
For more information, contact Janis Charvala at 610-440-0073.
A community yard sale us set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. May 4, at Second and Race streets.