The community food bank run by the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association will receive a major boost this weekend when the Boy Scouts of America holds its annual Scouting For Food drive.
Borough residents had door hangers placed on their properties advising them to set out donations Saturday to be delivered to the food bank.
Residents are asked to donate canned foods, baby formula, dry goods and paper products. Donors are reminded to check the expiration dates on donated food.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a half-price sale on women's slacks and jeans and plus size tops the week of Nov. 11.
Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Proceeds from sales are returned back to the community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.
Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Catasauqua, Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 1 p.m.
The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m.
Assumption of the Virgin Mary church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a Christmas nut roll sale.
For information and to place an order, call Marty at 610-682-4458 or Linda at 610-262-0265.
The church is also selling potato and cheese pierogies through Dec. 5.
Your order should be placed a week before you wish to pick it up.
For information or to place an order, call Kash at 610-262-3947.
Stop by the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, to celebrate International Games Day.
A Homemade Lasagna dinner will be served at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
Call 610-865-3603 for ticket information.
The St. Andrew's Episcopal Youth Group is planning a fundraising night at the Friendly's Restaurant on Catasauqua Road, Allentown, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.
During those hours, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all receipts to the youth group, who is raising money for church community kitchen updates.
The title of the Catasauqua Garden Club's Nov. 6 program is "Holiday Inspiration."
Master gardener Donna Baylor will share many holiday hints and design tips for this festive time of the year.
The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
Be sure to have your treasures in place for judging by 12:45 p.m.
Garden friendly visitors are welcome as the club begins the 2013 holiday season.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a fall craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday, Nov. 9.
My friend, Paula from Whitehall, was sitting at her aunt and uncle's pool enjoying a beautiful summer day. She looked down as the sun was shining on her legs and noticed a mole looked a little different.
What happened next was so interesting that I asked Paula if I could share her story.
On Tuesday, Paula went to her regular doctor, who decided the mole looked unusual. The center was definitely a darker color than the rest. The next Monday, the doctor performed a punch biopsy, where the affected area is cut out around and below the mole and sent it off to the lab.
In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock and his daughters, Doris and Lorene, up in Lehigh Township. Sterling is one of the senior retirees of the former Universal Atlas Cement Company in Northampton. The hardy Pennsylvania Dutchmen was born in 1921.
Both Sterling and his father, Arlo, were employed at the Lawrence Cement Company in Northampton. World War II transformed America. Many employees moved to industries vital to the war effort. Arlo now joined thousands of new employees at Bethlehem Steel.
Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 31.
Bob's Flower Shop, 1214 Main St., will hold a shopping fundraiser 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Quota Club of Northampton.
For more information, contact Casey Feinberg at 610-739-1642 or caseyf@ lehighvalleychamber.org.
A Toys for Tots kick-off event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.
There is a cost.
Local author Richard Osborne will give a presentation "Have You Read to Your Kids Lately?" 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Coplay Public Library.
Osborne will discuss the importance of quality time with your children at any age through reading and sharing the joy of a visit to your local library.
Osborne is the author of "How To Be Positive, Manifesting Your Dreams and Discovering Your True Self."
The Coplay Town Watch will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in borough council chambers.
Coplay residents are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Northampton's annual Jack Frost Parade will be held 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 24.
The rain date is Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents are urged to turn on their porch lights.
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual "Scare Away Hunger" walkathon this Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
Assumption BVM Church will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 27, in the social hall on East 22nd Street.