Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happenings

Monday, July 23, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JULY 23

• “Name That Tune” (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Movie: “Mamma Mia!,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 to sixth grade), 6-8 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. VBS will continue until July 27, with a closing program July 29. Information: 610-435-0451

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Park Amphitheater presents live music

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Smith Compound Band 7-10 p.m. July 20.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.

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The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

You are welcome to stop by for its weekly specials. There will be a half-price sale on a different type of clothing each week.

Coplay: Have fun at Splash & Dance July 19

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A Splash & Dance event is set for 6-8:30 p.m. July 19 at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. Deejay Freddy Milander Jr. will entertain. Contests and prizes are also part of the fun.

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Lehigh County Conservation District will be at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., 1-2 p.m. July 19 for Buckets Full of Nature: Fossils Rock!

The library will also present a free children’s movie 5-7 p.m. July 23, a kids’ music program 6-7 p.m. July 25 and storytime 3-4 p.m. July 26.

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Northampton: Historical program to feature first ward

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Historical Society will hold a special program titled “First Ward Businesses of a Bygone Era” 10 a.m. July 21 at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring photos of earlier businesses and join in the discussion.

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Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open 1-3 p.m. July 22.

It is open to the public the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.

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Happenings

Monday, July 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JULY 16

• Sheet music art (for teens in grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Vacation Bible School, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. VBS will continue until July 20.

Black Diamond takes final trip

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I am down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, visiting with Mike and Donna Bednar. Mike is a well-known railroad historian, a former railroad worker and engineer. He has authored a number of railroad books and magazines. Mike has had 41 years of experience with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Conrail and Reading and Northern Railroad. Mike knows his railroads!

He traces the Lehigh Railroad back to its roots when the first tracks were laid in 1851 to link Allentown and Easton.

Coplay: Coplay Saengerbund schedules Stereotype concert July 13

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., presents Stereotype July 13. Doors open 5 p.m.

New Constitution will play July 20, and Common Bond plays July 27.

The club’s annual fundraiser, to help defray expenses for a person with medical issues, will be Oct. 5 with Lucky 7 taking the stage.

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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s Altar & Rosary Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 8 a.m. service July 15.

A special breakfast for the organization will follow at the church’s social hall, 4 S. Fifth St.

The society was organized July 15, 1928.

Northampton: Come on out to Community Days!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Community Days is underway! Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

This annual event, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club, will continue through July 15 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

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Northampton Area Historical Society will hold an open house 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the Siegfried Railroad Station, 21st Street.

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North Catasauqua: Seniors plan birthday bash

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus is planning a second birthday bash July 25 to celebrate the birthday of the United States, as well as birthdays of the club’s members.

Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

The organization meets at Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St., which is handicapped accessible.

A picnic lunch is planned, followed by bingo games. There will be no speaker.

This meeting is for members only, who are encouraged to bring a donation item for Catasauqua Area Food Bank.

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Catasauqua: Catty park to host live music

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents The Cherry Bombs 7-10 p.m. July 13.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association announces the summer hours for the Biery House Museum and Art Gallery. The museum will be open 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month until September.