Ironton Rail Trail’s 5K run/walk is set for June 4 at the North Whitehall athletic fields. Walkers start 9:30 a.m., and runners begin 10 a.m. Register from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Post-race awards, food and drinks are part of the program.
Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.
Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.
• Luncheon program on Coplay-Northampton Bridge replacement and Catasauqua Iron Works project, 11:30 a.m.-noon (registration) and noon-1 p.m. (program), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, registration and cost: http://web.lehighvalleychamber.org/events/Get-the-Facts-Catasauqua-Iron-...
• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
The public is invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a deliscious pork barbecue dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
The dinner will be held in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 1.
Children 3 years of age and younger eat free. Call 610-865-3603 for ticket information.
Rita’s Italian Ice and beverages will also be served.
Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a free balance and fall prevention screening 10 a.m.-noon today, May 25, at his borough office, 2030 Center St. It is conducted by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 1-888-447-3422.
“As people age, their risk of falling increases,” Mako said. “When a person falls, it can result in sprains, broken bones and other health issues. By preventing falls through increasing a person’s balance, health care costs decrease and independence increases.”
Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426 will hold its annual Memorial Day program May 28.
The contingent, honor guard, rifle squad and auxiliary will begin the day attending special services at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Catasauqua Fire Police will be holding a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27 at the fire training grounds off Race Street.
You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a small price. You must bring your own tables and cover.
For price and other information, call 484-951-6148.
On May 29, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will participate in these Memorial Day events.
Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m.
Pine Street Bridge, 10:15 a.m.
North Catasauqua Playground, 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary’s Cemetery, 10:45 a.m.
At the post, 330 Second St., 11:15 a.m.
• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Moms in Prayer group meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: momsinprayer.org or Fawn at 610-262-0519
• Adult coloring club meeting (18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.
Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.
Tires from cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans will be accepted. Tires from large trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and bicycles will not be accepted.
At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.
Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.
Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered.