A 10:30 a.m. polka Mass will kick off St. Peter's Catholic Church's 59th annual homecoming picnic Aug. 4.
The Schanta Band will perform the music at the event, to take place at the church, located between Coplay and Center streets and Fifth and Sixth streets.
The one-day festival is one of the major events held in the community each summer.
A Dip-N-Dance is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the parkway pool.
A Christmas in July event at the pool is scheduled for the following Friday, July 25.
The Northampton Area Food Bank asks for your support during its annual Christmas in July food/fundraiser.
Food bank volunteers will b e at Dollar General 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-21.
During the summer months, donations decrease. However, clients continue to need assistance. Volunteers will provide a list of items needed.
The food bank is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, visit www.northamptonareafoodbank.org.
In this third column, I am speaking to my good friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company, where he and his father gave dedicated service to the firm for 68 years. We are remembering some of the history of the company.
One of the ladies who gave us a look back at the early days of the plant was the late Mrs. Betty Rohn, whose grandparents sold some of their farm to Keystone in 1925. Her father, Clarence Lerch, was a superintendent at the plant.
The Northampton Liederkranz is looking for bowlers to form leagues and play at the club, located at 402 E. Ninth St.
Various days and times are available.
Contact Mike Stahl at 610-704-2390.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.
Hours are 1-3 p.m.
The borough's 33rd annual Community Days Fair is under way. It will continue through July 13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Coplay Sports Inc. announced it is holding its 22nd annual fund drive.
Proceeds will benefit youth programs and projects under way or planned for the Sixth Street ball fields and field house. These include baseball, softball, basketball and cheerleading.
In its appeal, the organization reports projects for 2013 and 2014 are:
· Continue direction and sponsorship of annual borough Christmas parade.
· Continue to add dirt to the infields to help with drainage.
· Maintain and make repairs to the exterior of the field house.
A basket social, sponsored by Gold Star Moms from Wreaths Across America, will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.
Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit international organization, will be placing wreaths on the grave sites of veterans Dec. 14. The local chapter will be placing wreaths at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Airport Road in Allentown.
For more information, call Carol Resh at 610-398-1124.
The next business meeting of the Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company will be Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in membership or volunteer participation in the fire company's activities is invited to attend. For more information, contact Chief Robin Yoder at 610-554-3301.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.
According to Joseph Keglovits, chair of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, a total of 66 volunteers assisted the committee during the recent Small Town USA Carnival.
"Their help and participation helped make the carnival a big success ane run smoothly," he said.
The reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at the George Taylor House July 4 at 10 a.m.
The George Taylor House will also be open for tours from 9 a.m. to noon.
Come on out and start your holiday with a little bit of history!
Hot July news for all Catasauqua Garden Club members: Fran Cundall has been forced to cancel her presentation on native plant alternatives for the July meeting.
The show, however, will go on as Linc Coffin, Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss the pros and cons of growing fruit in the backyard garden.
The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Community Days Fair, set for July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, features rides, games, food and entertainment.
The Northampton Area Public Library has begun its annual fund drive.