· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. at Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Al-Anon, Alateen and AA support group meetings – 7-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township.
Recently, a photograph of a packing gang at the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company was given to the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum by Mr. Frank Yandrasitz of Northampton.
His father was one of many local cement workers who was a native of Austrian-Hungary. Mr. Adolph Yandrasitz, as many of his countrymen, immigrated to the Lehigh Valley to work in the area cement plants. The cement companies sent employment agents to Austria-Hungary to entice men to work at their plants.
The Charotin Hose Company will be escorting Santa around the streets of North Catasauqua on Sunday, Dec.14. The visits to borough homes will start around 10 a.m. and will continue until they are finished. Wrapped gifts may be dropped off at the fire department at Fourth and Arch streets 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. Bring a completed registration form with you or you may fill one out at the fire station at the time of dropoff.
Saturday Christmas Strolls began Nov. 29 along Main Street.
Small business owners will create themed trees for visitors to enjoy.
The stroll hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will continue through Dec. 27.
The December meeting of the Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will include the Christmas party.
You must have a ticket to attend.
Entertainment will be provided.
The event will be held at the Northampton Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Those interested in going on bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Santa will be in town noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Coplay Fire Department station on Cherry Street.
Each child will receive a present. Parents are invited to take a photograph of their child with Santa. No reservations are required. The program is free.
The event will be held snow, rain or sun.
Coplay Scholarship Committee and Coplay Town Watch are joining forces for a fund drive, expected to be an annual event.
The Catasauqua Lions Club will hold its annual holiday meal this Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road.
All seniors from North Catasauqua and Catasauqua, or who belong to a church organization in either community, are invited to the holiday meal.
The meal is free, but a reservation is suggested by calling Joe at 610-264-4130.
The Borough of Catasauqua will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony this Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the municipal park, near the bathhouse.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold the annual Holly Fair this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Many crafters and vendors will be set up.
There will be an opportunity to have breakfast with Santa.
The kitchen will be open featuring kielbasa, hot dogs, sauerkraut, pierogies and baked goods.
For more information, call 610-264-3221.
St. Mary's Church, Second and Union streets, will hold a holiday breakfast buffet and tricky tray this Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Leaf collection, which began Oct. 20, was interrupted when the township's machine was out of service for maintenance.
Normally, leaf collection in the township is scheduled for Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall. Currently, the machine is repaired and back in service and public works personnel are attempting to get caught up on disposing of leaves which have been raked to the curb.
The township office reports as long as leaves are still coming down, the crew will continue the collection.
The borough will hold its annual tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Main Street and Laubach Avenue.
Good Shepherd Catholic School's choir will kick off the event with Christmas carols at 5:30 p.m.
Santa will arrive at 6 p.m.
The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will have its annual Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Northampton Memorial Community Center, Laubach Avenue and 16th Street.
Doors will open at 12:15 p.m.
"T & M," Tanya and Marguerite, will entertain.
Today I am reading the Nov. 20, 1952, edition of the Cement News, one of the last to be printed. The weekly for many years was published by Mr. Ed Royer who headed the Atlas Portland Cement Companies Print Shop. The shop was located in the Atlas Bag Factory, the current Northampton Community Center.
The edition was a pre-Thanksgiving issue, as both Northampton and Catasauqua high schools were making preparations for the traditional Thanksgiving football clash.