Mark your calendar now for the Charotin Hose Company Bingo Extravaganza. Enjoy a homemade dinner and 15 games of cash bingo on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Slovak Center in North Catasauqua. For tickets and information, email email@example.com or call Susan at 610-554-4308.
The Northampton Area Public Library will hold a rubber-stamping and card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
There is a fee for materials, and you will create cards with envelopes.
Seating is limited.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Egypt Memorial Park.
The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.
Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.
Coplay Community Days begins 5-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, with pay-one-price rides 5-10 p.m.
It continues tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, noon-10 p.m.
The event will include entertainment, food and activities. Rides will be offered through Saturday but not on Sunday.
Coplay Community Days began in 1981 as a way to bring visitors to the Saylor Cement Museum and kilns and to pay tribute to retired Coplay Cement Manufacturing workers. It originated as a two-day event, expanding last year to four days.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.
Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.
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A Christmas in August basket social will take place Saturday, Aug, 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.
It will benefit Wreaths Across America for Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road, Allentown.
This event is intended to raise money to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all the approximately 2,600 veteran graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Dec. 15. The organization of Wreaths Across America has placed 325,000 wreaths worldwide.
The organization's website address is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.
The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-election in 2014, with the term beginning in 2015.
The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool will close for the season this Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Northampton Area Public Library will host a "Hunger Games and Beyond" trivia tournament Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The tournament is open to 11- to 18-year-olds. Teams of two will compete, so bring a partner or let the library organizers pair you up.
Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Space is limited, so call the library at 610-262-7537 to register.
This program is presented by the NAPL Board of Advisory Teens.