What do summer reading registration, a plant and bake sale, a family movie, rare books and a presentation on container gardening have in common? They are all happening at the library in the month of May.
We promise you that children from age 4 through high school will enjoy all seven of our summer reading programs, which have been carefully selected to appeal to all ages. Program details are on our Facebook page at Catty Library, or get to it from our website, catasauquapl.org. Register now!
• Plant sale and auction hosted by Indianland Garden Club, 6-9 p.m. (cash-and-carry sale with auction begins 7 p.m.), at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information: Doris at 610-657-0864
• Elementary band concert, 7 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.
• Spring band concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.
• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: fire company at 610-317-0808
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season Mother’s Day, May 13.
There will be two seatings, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the club at 610-264-1771.
There will be a meet-and-greet movie night with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks May 18 at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St.
I found a 1941 copy of the Cement News, a weekly newspaper serving Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua, Cementon and the Cement Belt.
On Christmas 1941, we were a nation at war. The Cement News edition was a mixture of both Christmas news and alarm. We had traditional greetings from our local businessmen, Northampton Lumber, Roth Brothers, Northampton and Howertown dairies, Lentz Motors, Lahovski the tailor and many others. They are all gone — just local memories.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet May 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Those interested in trips are encouraged to call Sharon at 610-252-9182.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.
Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.
Does your garage or shed need a thorough cleaning? If you have old, used tires taking up space, note the borough is having a free tire drop-off May 19.
Watch for details in a subsequent column.
The bursts of muffled sound that punctuated the neighborhood in the lower part of the borough early April 28 was welcomed by residents.
The noise was the sound of drills at the construction site where a new Coplay-Northampton Bridge will go up.
The Pittsburgh-based construction company is on schedule for the anticipated 2020 opening.
The 12th annual small Town USA Golf Tournament, sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, is set for 8:30 a.m. June 10 at Willowbrook Golf Course.
This will be one of the last golf events to be held on Willowbrook’s current 18-hole course. The tournament will feature a shotgun start with a four-person scramble format.
For those who register by June 1, the cost will be discounted. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. June 8.
There will be men’s and women’s divisions. The tournament is open to the public.
• Deadline to sign up for bus trip to the Harrisburg governor’s residence, Hershey Gardens and Chocolate World, hosted by Indianland Garden Club, to be held June 7. Information, cost and to sign up: Linda at 610-767-6253
• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652
Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 28 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to Eugene Goldfeder, Jeffrey Mac- Hose, the Rev. George F. Spieker, Jillian Emert, Pat Kerin and Betty Miller.
The commission recognizes worthy individuals or organizations who have made a difference in the community by planting a tree and dedicating it at the annual Arbor Day celebration. This is an annual public service program of the borough by the commission and the mayor.
Local residents will gather to watch the NFL Draft tonight, April 26, to see which team picks Coplay resident Saquon Barkley.
At least two establishments will be holding NFL Draft parties: American Club of Coplay, 32 N. Third St., and Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St.
Both places will have a surprise guest and specials.
The parties begin 7:30 p.m.
A meat raffle will be held at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., April 29. Doors open 1 p.m.