Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

North Catasauqua: Recreation committee plans summer events at park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

North Catasauqua Recreation Committee has some fun events planned for this summer at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.

Come on out and enjoy this calendar of events:

• July 12: The Clap concert, 7-10 p.m.

• July 18: Family night, 6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 1: Family night carnival, 6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 14: Wiffle ball championship game, 7 p.m.

• Aug. 17: Caribbean Rhythm concert, 7-9 p.m.

• Sept. 7: Brian Dean Moore Band concert, 7-10 p.m.

All of these events are free.



Monday, June 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Movie: “School of Rock,” 5 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Cement Belt Fair, 6-11 p.m., at Victor Talotta Park, Fornaciari Drive and Dewey Street, Cementon. The event will continue until June 30.

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Catholic Church to host block party June 21-23

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 21-23.

There will be delicious homemade food, a bake sale and money and basket raffles as well as games for adults and kids. Bingo will be played in the air-conditioned church hall.

Music for all three nights will be provided by D.H. Productions.

In addition, you can enjoy the children’s lip sync contest Friday and hourly “Minute to Win It” games Saturday. Register for these at the disc jockey booth.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


Northampton: Queenship of Mary will hold festival

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual festival noon-8 p.m. June 24 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Traditional picnic foods — hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, corn on the cob, sno-cones, ice cream and funnel cakes — will be sold.

There will also be a variety of ethnic foods, such as cabbage and noodles, Vietnamese egg rolls, Mario’s pizza, pierogies and longos (Hungarian fried bread dough).

A bake sale, a basket raffle and other raffles will be held.

There will be activities for the kids and bingo as well.

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.


The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North Catasauqua.



Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. The program will continue Mondays and Wednesdays.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.


The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.


Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.


North Catasauqua: Carnival continues to June 16

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The North Catasauqua small Town USA carnival will continue through June 16 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The event will feature live music, carnival rides, games, a raffle and a food court. Discounted carnival rides are offered on Thursday and Saturday.

Volunteers are needed to help with the carnival. Email to sign up.

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To register your child, call the church office at 610-395-3613 or go to


Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.