Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Coplay: Community Days to be held Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s Community Days festival is right around the corner!

The three-day event will be held Aug. 23-25 at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

Admission and parking are free.

Highlights of the annual festival include daily and nightly live entertainment, food and drinks and kids’ activities.

See next week’s edition for a full schedule of activities.

***

There will be a family splash and dance noon-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.

***

Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church plans flea market, bake sale

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 17. Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.

***

Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold its Summerfest 2-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Outdoor entertainment includes Kate & Those Guys, 2-5 p.m., and Rock Solid, 6-9 p.m. Peter Johann Band will perform 9 p.m. inside the club.

The club will offer drink specials and food for purchase.

There is an admission fee.

For more information, call 610-704-2390.

Happenings

Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 12

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 4-6 of season 1), 4:30 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

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

AUG. 13

Coplay: Final swim lessons set for Aug. 10, 11

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Parkway Pool will hold the final swim lessons Aug. 10 and 11. The pool-certified lifeguards are the instructors. More information is available by calling 717-809-6789.

The popular aqua Zumba lessons at the pool continue 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Instructor Tara Miller said if the weather results in a postponement, the lessons are rescheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

***

The Coplay Democratic Club will hold its summer meeting 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

***

Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.

Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.

We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cody Templeton Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget those chairs, blankets and snacks.

***

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold an open house for the school-age child care programs and the preschool classroom 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations.

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus to meet Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

The speaker is Diane Remaly from Caynus Financial Service.

Coffee and desserts will be served. Bingo will follow the meeting.

***

North Catasauqua is seeking applicants for chief of police. The department has four full-time officers and four part-time officers.

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays for tours

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. Aug. 11.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.

***

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

The Irish Stars, from Parker School of Dance, will perform.

Refreshments will be provided.

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

***

Happenings

Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 5

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 1-3 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

AUG. 6

• Gentle chair yoga class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 29. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Church picnic is set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have its homecoming picnic noon-10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the church grounds, 4 S. Fifth St.

Families from nearby neighborhoods and even across the country renew bonds at the picnic, which has tradition going back decades.

The event begins with the 10:30 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by Monsignor John Martin and the Emil Schanta Band in the church choir loft.

There will be food, including pierogies, halushki, clam chowder, burgers, pizza and more.