In anticipation of spring’s fair days, the library has recently added a resource for those of you who like to “get away from it all” for a day’s outing, a weekend mini-vacation or more. A Gateways Inc. kiosk that displays dozens of free promotional brochures on travel destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York and New England is now a permanent library fixture. It’s a cornucopia of getaway possibilities!
On March 26, Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative will hold a cash bingo at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.
Bring an item for Whitehall-Coplay School District’s Snack Pack Pals program.
Tickets are $5 cheaper in advance.
Call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241 for more details.
• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton.
• Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township meeting, 6 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua
• Hoagie sale, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. The sale continues March 15.
The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a cash bingo and lunch 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Slovak Center, Fifth and Grove streets. Lunch and 15 games are included in the ticket price. There also will be an auction raffle, drinks and 50/50 at an additional cost. Doors open 12:30 p.m.
Reserve your tickets by calling 610-554-4308. If any are still available, they may be purchased at the door.
St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold its Lenten fish dinner 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, March 10, in the parish center. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock; vegetables; cole slaw; choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or macaroni and cheese; rolls with butter; beverages; and dessert.
Take-out meals are available as well.
Email email@example.com or call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.
• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• George Taylor House gift shoppe meeting, 6 p.m., at the GTH, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua
• Friends of the Library group meeting, 10 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The group meets the second Friday of each month. Information: 610-432-4339
St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. March 13 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave. Parkland High School’s Strolling Strings will perform.
If Northampton schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the meeting is canceled.
Northampton Exchange Club will holds its annual spring craft fair and tricky tray raffle 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Admission is free.
In this third column, Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager of the Allentown State Hospital farm in Weaversville, helps us remember the farm colony. His words:
Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission has a work party scheduled for Saturday on the Coplay portion of the trail. Volunteers should show up 8 a.m. in the area of North Second Street.
American Club of Coplay has a hoagie sale on tap for March 14 and 15. Volunteers make thousands of hoagies monthly, most as fundraisers for youth groups and schools.
Want a part-time job this summer with the public works department? The borough is accepting applications at the municipal office until March 17.
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652
• AARP Chapter 3915 meeting, noon (doors open), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bring a baked good for refreshment. In the case of inclement weather and schools are closed, there will be no meeting.