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• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton
• Quota Club of Northampton meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, cost (for dinner) and reservations: 610-262-5070
• Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information: 610-437-3700
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a soup, salad and sweets event 4-6 p.m. Feb. 10. The soups are ham and string bean, chili, beef vegetable, potato, chicken corn chowder and chicken orzo.
This is an all-you-can-eat dinner complete with salads and desserts. Takeout is also available.
For more information, call 610-264-4091.
Just a reminder that the Woman’s Club of Catasauqua will be having a lively new program, “Living on a Shoestring with Fashions and Food,” starting 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Salem UCC.
Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, will hold a valentine dance for fourth- and fifth-grade students 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
A photo booth will be available.
Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance with DJ Flip 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale at the post.
The VFW will host button box and polka entertainment 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16.
Karaoke with Crazy K is scheduled 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.
A ham dinner will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., 4-6 p.m. Feb 10.
Coplay’s next 150th anniversary committee meeting will be 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. All interested civic groups and organizations need to attend before it’s too late to participate in the sesquicentennial celebration.
Kickoff is set for April 6, 2019.
In this third column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, officials and media about the Burgenlanders who emigrated to Northampton, Coplay and the Lehigh Valley. In my last column, we spoke about Mr. Paul Eberhart’s American experience. His former neighbor on 10th Street, Northampton, Mr. Frank Spitzer, had a similar experience.
Frank was born in Austria July 13,1904, on a 50-acre Burgenland farm.
He recalled, “My brothers were in World War I. Austria-Hungary, in those years, was a member of the Triple Alliance with Germany.”
• Tai Chi, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information: 610-437-3700
• Creation Station Club (for kids of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: fire company at 610-317-0808
Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 in Good Shepherd Catholic School’s gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.
Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.
Bingo prizes will be gift cards from area stores and dining and entertainment venues.
The cost of a ticket includes 20 games. Special games will be available for purchase.
Highlights of the day also include a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, mystery envelope game and a cash drawing.
Food will be available for purchase.
The Woman’s Club of Catasauqua will be having a lively new program called “Living on a Shoestring with Fashions and Food,” held 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St.
Some of the club members will be modeling clothes from Catasauqua Community Thrift Store, where many members volunteer.
A meal will be prepared by Heidi and John Brubaker.
The public is welcome to join.
Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., is the local branch of the Greater Valley YMCA.
Coplay Lions Club will sponsor its annual all-you-can-eat Super Bowl buffet breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 4 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
This event is open to the public, and children under 5 eat for free.
For more information, call 610-262-9937.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will be holding its annual youth Souper Bowl Feb. 4, starting 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call the Rev. Timothy D. Boyer at 610-261-2003.