Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Happenings

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 3

• Half-price sale, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until April 14.

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club to meet April 4 at Slovak Center

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club springs into action with its first meeting of the season, to be held 1 p.m. April 4 at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Lynn Dautrich, a Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss transitioning to organic gardening. Dautrich will highlight many of the benefits and challenges of organic gardening and will share some of his experiences of gardening in the great white north.

Horticultural and artistic exhibits should be in place early, so the presentation can start on time.

Northampton: Bowling benefit to be held March 31

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St., will host a bowling benefit for the Dog TAGS Program of the Lehigh Valley 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 31.

The Dog TAGS organization works with veterans to get the service dogs they need to help with injuries caused by serving our country.

A bake sale, basket raffle and T-shirt and wristband sale will also be a part of the day.

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Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has announced the following upcoming events.

• 10 p.m. April 6, karaoke with Crazy K

• 7:30 p.m. April 13, polka and button box

Coplay: Borough offices closed March 30

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough Office and Public Works Department will be closed March 30 in observance of Good Friday.

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March 30 is the deadline to apply for lifeguard, pool manager and part-time work positions in the borough. Apply at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 31. A party will follow.

A congregational breakfast is planned for 8:45-10 a.m. April 1.

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Happenings

Monday, March 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 26

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

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

MARCH 27

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Tuesdays until April 24. There will be no storytime April 10. Information and registration (required): 610-432-4339

MARCH 28

Long days in the pack house

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this sixth column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation on the Burgenland heritage in the Lehigh Valley. Many men who immigrated here worked in our cement plants. When they were hired at the plants, the Burgenlanders were working with many nationalities. For example, there were Hungarians, Slovaks, Croatians, Ukrainians, Poles, Russians and a majority of Pennsylvania Germans. The Atlas even had a group of Portuguese employees, who later moved to Palmerton and became key employees at the New Jersey Zinc complex.

Catasauqua: Breakfast is set for March 25 at American Legion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its next homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon March 25. The public is invited.

Served will be all-you-can-eat eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 610-264-1606.

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Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., will be holding a free rock-a-billy concert 7:30-11:30 p.m. March 30.

It offers dance classes, live music nights, etc.

For more information, call 610-443-0707.

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North Catasauqua: Egg hunt is set for March 25

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

North Catasauqua’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled 1 p.m. March 25.

Hosted by Charotin Hose Company, the hunt will be held at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The event will be divided into the following age groups: infant to age 2; ages 3 and 4; ages 5 and 6; and ages 7 and 8.

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Porter-Chapman Masonic Lodge 367, 1103 Sixth St., will be having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. March 24.

There will also be a basket/gift raffle with multiple prizes. The winners will be drawn at the end of the event.

Northampton: Library fundraiser is tonight

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a fundraiser 5-8 p.m. tonight, March 22, at Santa Fe Taco, 2022 Main St.

The group will receive a percentage of the proceeds from that night. Dine-in or takeout meals are included in the fundraiser.

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Hampton Lanes, 326 Main St., will host a bowling benefit for the Dog TAGS Program of the Lehigh Valley 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 31.

The Dog TAGS organization works with veterans to get the service dogs they need to help with injuries caused by serving our country.

Coplay: Barkley to be celebrated Saturday

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Saquon Barkley parade and celebration will be held March 24.

Barkley is considered by many of the college football top analysts as the No. 1 pick for the NFL draft April 26. He sure is bringing a lot of attention to the “little town that could.”

The event will begin noon with a parade from Ninth and Chestnut streets to Coplay Parkway, located at Second and Keefer streets.

The post-parade event will consist of proclamations, speakers, music, food and beverages. It will run until 5 p.m.

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