The final day to order homemade potato filling from St. John’s Lutheran Church is Nov. 8.
Pickup is scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the church, 18 S. Third St.
Call 610-697-1130 or 610-262-7661 to order.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will hold a Very Important Volunteer (VIV) dinner Nov. 10 in the church hall, 4 S. Fifth St.
Cocktails start 4:45 p.m. and dinner is served 5:45 p.m. at this adult-only event.
Commitment to Family and Community has the following upcoming events at the 165 Cherry St. location.
• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537
• Prayer gathering, 7-8 p.m., at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St.
Coplay Borough is looking for someone to donate an evergreen tree for the town’s Christmas display, which will be decorated in conjunction with Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s tree-lighting ceremony and program.
Coplay Borough Council meets Nov. 6 for its monthly workshop to discuss agenda items for the Nov. 13 meeting. Both sessions start 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
The food pantry, sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association, is looking for donations for Thanksgiving.
The Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, is holding a breakfast social 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3.
The menu includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, toast and beverage.
There is a cost.
For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall of the church, 1343 Newport Ave. Singer Donna Parsons will entertain.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
In this third column, I am speaking to the Rev. Jerry Mraz, an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton.
The Bel Canto Youth Chorus of the Bach Choir in Bethlehem will offer a freewill concert 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St.
This amazing and auditioned elite youth choir, directed by Joy Hirokawa, is well known for its musically innovative and artistic renditions and has frequently performed abroad.
Bob Yoder, a Pennsylvania Master Gardener, will share the history of the current attempt to save the American chestnut at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Nov. 7.
• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306
• Sugar skull decorating event (for teens), 3 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Trick or treat, 6-8 p.m., in Allen and East Allen townships
The clock is ticking! The Nov. 8 start of the SPARK Evergreen’s automation system at the Public Library of Catasauqua is right around the corner.
Make a special trip to the library right now or any day before Dec. 1 to get a bar code on your library card that will be your ticket into our new automated circulation system. Every patron — adult or child and including new patrons — who gets a card bar coded by Dec. 1 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 cash prize. Once we are live with the system, all patrons will need to have a bar-coded card.
Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its Halloween walkathon Oct. 27.
Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St. The walk starts 9 a.m., rain or shine. Those planning to attend are encouraged to walk in costume. Sponsor sheets are available at the food bank. Participants may also bring their own sheet to the registration area.
Halloween Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is Nov. 3.
The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding a chicken dinner bingo Oct. 27. Doors open 4 p.m.
There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.
Trick-or-treat night in Catasauqua will take place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Have a spooktacular time, and stay safe!
The Bel Canto Youth Chorus of the Bach Choir, Bethlehem, will offer a free-will concert 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St.