The first 2019 meeting of Catty Seniors Plus will be 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.
The new officers are Dorothy Vassa, president; Tom Zeth, vice president; Doris Miller, treasurer; and Barbara Perdick, secretary. Joe Vassa is program chairperson.
The speaker this month is Sandra Bordner, a Catasauqua resident, from Keller-Williams. She was very helpful in planning the club’s 2018 Christmas party.
Refreshments will include coffee and doughnuts to celebrate the new year.
• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 12.
• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363
• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Larry Oberly and Edward Pany, local historians, will speak about the origins of the Borough of Northampton.
Refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 14 in the church’s social hall, 1434 Newport Ave.
If Northampton schools are delayed or closed due to snow, the meeting will be Jan. 21.
The borough will pick up Christmas trees Jan. 4, 11 and 18.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank, housed in the basement of borough hall, will be open to residents 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 8.
Proof of residency is required.
The association is asking for food donations to fill the shelves at the pantry, noting there are no food drives during the winter.
Borough council will hold a workshop meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to set the agenda for the Jan. 15 meeting.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a free community lunch 11 a.m. Jan. 7.
All are welcome.
For more information, call 610-264-4091.
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I hope everyone had a nice holiday and a great start to 2019!
• New Year’s Eve celebration, 3:30-7 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
• New Year’s Eve party, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.), at Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information and cost: Kathy or Rich at 610-746-4847
• New Year’s Eve party (featuring Banned from the Ranch), 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m., at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Moore Township. Information and cost: 610-837-0310
The 2018 North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Lights self-tour runs through the end of the holiday season. Tour participants can view the winning homes as well as the many other decorated homes. A copy of the tour is available on the front porch of North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St., or by visiting NorthCatasauquaBettermentCommittee.webs.com.
There are still sponsorships available for the streetside snowflake ornaments.
Catasauqua Community Thrift Ship, 113 Bridge St., will be having a half-price sale on everything in the shop Jan. 2-12, 2019.
Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store hours.
Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Coplay Saengerbund is hosting an early New Year’s Eve celebration — 3:30-7 p.m. — at the club, 205 S. Fifth St.
The ballroom is expected to be packed with couples enjoying a late-afternoon gathering and listening to polka music by the Emil Schanta Band.
Elsewhere in the borough, restaurants will be crowded with diners enjoying chefs’ holiday specials. Others will celebrate at home.
New Year’s Day is observed in many homes with a pork and sauerkraut dinner, a custom that invokes good luck for the year.
Northampton Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1, 2019, in observance of New Year’s Day.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2019, in the church’s social hall, 1434 Newport Ave.
If Northampton schools are delayed or closed due to snow, the meeting will be Jan. 21, 2019.
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Happy New Year!