Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual picnic Sept. 9 at Egypt Memorial Park, 4548 Main St., Egypt.
The picnic will begin with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.
A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m. The Large Flowerheads will take the stage 4-7 p.m.
Other highlights of the event, which will run until 7 p.m., include children’s games, basket raffle, games of chance, ethnic foods and baked goods.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Sept. 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Doors open 11 a.m.
• Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Community of Distinction award ceremony, 4-7 p.m., at Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. During the ceremony, there will also be an exhibit of the Bryden Horseshoe Works/Phoenix Forge Group history, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association and Phoenix Forge Group. Information: 610-231-0603 or catasauqua.org
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
The final event of the season hosted by North Catasauqua Recreation Committee will be a Brian Dean Moore Band concert 7-10 p.m. Sept. 7.
This will conclude the series of free concerts at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest, presented by North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13, at the North Catasauqua park. While the event has been held on a Sunday in the past, this year’s Autumnfest is on a Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 14.
GirlCrue is coming to Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., 7-10 p.m. Aug. 24.
Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a free community picnic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. The picnic will be held on the Walnut Street side. If it rains, it will be inside in the fellowship hall.
Hot dogs, snacks and desserts will be served. Come out and join in for fellowship, fun and food.
One of our loyal readers recently asked me about the history of Treichlers. I refreshed my memory by dusting off a 1920 volume of “History of Northampton County.” So here is a brief look at the cozy village.
A polkarolldies — polka, rock ‘n’ roll and oldies — dance will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.
There is a cost, which covers music, food, fun and fellowship.
A cash raffle drawing will also be held.
Tickets for the dance can be purchased at the door or in advance at the church office.
For cost or other questions, call 610-262-7186.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will have its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8.
Coplay Community Days opens its 38th annual festival Aug. 24-26 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets. There will be popular music acts and a large number of food stands.
The fare includes chicken paprikash, Wienerschnitzel, potato pancakes with sour cream, boom boom shrimp, halupki, roast beef sandwiches, sweet potato fries, turkey and pork barbecue, cabbage and noodles, pizza, hot dogs, burgers, fries and more.
The Party in the Park opens with a blessing 5:15 p.m. Aug. 24. Following that, the Aardvarks perform at the pavilion stage 6-10 p.m.
• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy at 610-767-5061
• Movie: “Mary Poppins” (G) (with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke), 4:30-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary committee will meet 7 p.m. this evening, Aug. 16, in council chambers at the borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
A parade with a historical theme will be held May 18, 2019, with the line of march beginning at Second and Chestnut streets, which was the same route the 100th centennial parade took in 1969.
From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Coplay Public Library will have a free music movie for all to enjoy. “Mary Poppins” is the featured film.
Also, a teen program called Sound: Body and Mind is set for 6-7 p.m. Aug. 22.
Register your 4- or 5-year-old for one of Suburban North Family YMCA’s early childhood programs. The preschool program is geared for children ages 3 and 4. It is held 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and emphasizes social interaction, cooperation and cognitive development.
The pre-K program is held 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is for children ages 4 and 5.
Call the YMCA at 610-264-5221 for questions or to register your child. The programs begin the week of Sept. 4. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants.