The Northampton Borough Police Department is hosting a fishing derby April 28 at the Hokendauqua Creek, directly behind the police station at 1401 Laubach Ave.
The derby is hosted by the department in an effort to raise funds for equipment purchases but, more importantly, to further a positive outlook of police in the community and to provide a chance for the residents to get to know and interact with the officers of the department.
• Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua
• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
• “Native Plants in the Home Garden” spring gardening program, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700
Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.
This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.
The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., has a bag sale going on until April 21. Please stop in.
Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM, 1103 Sixth St., will host a cash bingo 3 p.m. April 22.
Doors will open 1 p.m., with the kitchen offering food from Grumpy’s Road House and other items.
A Chinese auction will also be held.
This event provides income for charitable and fraternal activities. Most recent bingo jackpots have been in excess of $300.
For reservations, call Bill at 610-437-6925
Catty Seniors Plus will have a luncheon for members 1 p.m. April 25 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.
Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.
Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.
The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.
There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.
Takeouts are available.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.
We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Contact Steve Burker at email@example.com for more information.
Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.
For more information, contact Brittany at 610-533-4141.
When postal rates increase, there is a collective groan! Remember when you thumbed through your pile of stamps to find the exact postage for your mail? Thankfully, the dilemma for some of us was solved by the Forever Stamp, a great improvement from the past.
I found an old column written by my good friend Al Recker more than 15 years ago. It is very enjoyable, so we thought we would share it with you.
Fifteen years ago, the 37-cent stamp made an appearance at our post offices.
Al writes, “When the post office opened, it took on the appearance of a supermarket.”
• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Information: Thomas at 610-262-1243
Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.
Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.
The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.
All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged to attend.
Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.
Breakfast and lunch will be available.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 15.
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 suggested, so call the club at 610-264-1771.