It's time to register to have your house in the Patriotic Home Decorating Contest sponsored by the J4 Committee. The decorations may be bunting, ribbons, flowers, figures, pictures, lights and flags. They must be visible from the street and the American flag must be prominently displayed.
Community Days will be held July 9-12 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 4-11 p.m. Saturday.
Schisler Funeral Home will be celebrating its 85th anniversary. Stop by the booth to receive a free commemorative mug and birch beer July 9 and 10. Free refills will be offered, while supplies last.
Fireworks will be Saturday night.
The Northampton Area Public Library and Appalachian Creations Inc. have teamed up to refurbish the entrance landscape of the library building, 1615 Laubach Ave.
Coplay Sports Inc. is holding its 23rd annual community fund drive.
Although the organization is not setting a fund drive goal, donors are recognized on three levels.
The presidents club is for those contributing $25 or more; honorary directors are those donating $10-24; friends of Coplay Sports give $5.
Coplay Sports provides girls and boys baseball, softball and basketball at all skill levels and supports the annual Christmas parade.
Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., Catasauqua, is holding a strawberry festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29.
It will feature strawberries, ice cream, cake, hot dogs and live music. All are welcome to this event.
Celebrate with the Catasauqua Garden Club, Wednesday, July 2, as Dan Kunkle talks about the garden fireworks that native plants provide.
The fun information sessions begin at 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
Northampton VFW Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host a preventive health event Tuesday, July 22.
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings that day.
It is almost time for residents of Catasauqua and North Catasauqua to come together to show their patriotism by taking part in the joyous J4 celebration.
The J4 Committee is made up of volunteers planning this year's celebration to take place Saturday, July 5, at the North Catasauqua Playground. The event kicks off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony. The rain date is July 6.
Individuals or groups of people interested in having a float or walking in the parade are needed. Call Dennis Kisthart, 610-266-5144, if interested.
"Fizz, Boom, Read," isn't a reference to fireworks on the Fourth of July, but rather the theme for Coplay Public Library's summer reading program.
The annual summer reading program begins Monday, June 23 and concludes Aug. 9.
Patrons are invited to stop in noon-7 p.m. June 23 for the program kick-off day and to register.
The program will feature Wacky Wednesday science experiments and other activities throughout the summer.
Boswell is a super friendly, laid back and affectionate boy who adores attention. He gets along great with other cats and is loved by all the shelter volunteers at Peaceable Kingdom. He is about 3 years old, and is neutered, vaccinated, tested and microchipped. He would be the perfect addition to either an active or a quiet household. Anyone interested in adopting Boswell can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-360-8771. Cats for adoption can be visited at the shelter 11a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
· St. Mary's Church annual block party – 6-10 p.m., Second and Union streets, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-0332.
· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers meeting – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Information: Ann Wertman at 610-298-3254 or email@example.com.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.
The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.