• Read-and-treat night (for the Whitehall-Coplay School District community, up to and including third grade), 6-7:30 p.m., in the library of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road
• Big Daddy Weave and Brandon Heath performance, 7 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or bethanywes.org; tickets: TicketFly.com or at the church
North Catasauqua Borough Council said the 2018 Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest was a hit. The car show had 198 cars and drew in a nice crowd.
Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present “Mystery at the Manor” 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Blue Monkey Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1094 Howertown Road.
You’re invited to help solve the mystery of who killed Lord Heathcliff. Following the show, there will be karaoke.
The ticket price includes the entertainment and a buffet dinner.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be having its second annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 20.
Joe Weber Band will again take the stage in the parish hall.
German-themed foods, such as homemade spaetzle, bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, German potato salad, kraut and more, will be available for purchase.
New this year is the addition of a biergarten in the parking lot. Oktoberfest brews will be featured in this area, only for adults age 21 and older.
Inside, there will be a basket raffle. Be sure to enter the door prize drawing as well.
In this second column, I am continuing to speak to the Rev. Jaroslav “Jerry” Mraz, former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton, who, with his mother, came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1939. With war clouds on the horizon, his father had arrived in New York in 1937 to work for his uncle.
Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a Longaberger purse bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
There will also be an all-you-can breakfast starting 8 a.m. Oct. 21.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be held in the church hall and is open to the public.
There will be a meeting of the Coplay American Legion baseball committee 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426, 134 S. Second St.
Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day in the borough, in recognition of the 70th annual event happening that night.
There will be goblins, ghosts and other scary characters to delight the children at the parade, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club.
Ralston Coleman, parade committee chairman, said the Exchange Club is marking the 70th anniversary with a string band in full Mummers regalia and a singing princess in the parade lineup.
• Basket raffle starts, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event runs until noon Oct. 29, when winners will be drawn. Information: 610-432-4339
• 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
Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.
The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.
Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.
According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.
Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.
Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.
There is a cost.
For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.
Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:
The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.
Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.
Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.
As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.
Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.
Sponsorship levels are available.
The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.