The Catasauqua Thrift Shop will reopen Jan. 2, 2017, after having been closed for the holidays.
The store will begin the new year with a half-price sale on all clothing during the first week, Jan. 2-7, 2017.
Normal business hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Donations of good, used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours.
Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Catasauqua library: ’Tis the season for many holiday traditions: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa!
On Dec. 25, Christians all over the world will celebrate the miracle of Christmas, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. There will be candles lit, carols sung, traditional decoration hung, food eaten and presents exchanged. Many Christians will attend church services, and many will celebrate quietly and reverently in their own way.
The celebration of the spirit of Christmas takes many forms. Perhaps it is best represented by the words of Dickins’ character Tiny Tim who, at the end of “The Christmas carol,” says, “God bless us everyone.”
Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed the week of Dec. 25 and will reopen Jan. 2. There will be a half-price sale on all clothing Jan. 2-7. Please stop in! Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Donations of good, used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during the store’s operating hours.
Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
The borough office and the public works department will be closed for the Christmas holiday beginning tomorrow, Dec. 23, through Dec. 26. The office and department will reopen Dec. 27.
Refuse will be picked up Tuesday and Wednesday, a day later than the usual schedule.
For families wanting their children to experience a holiday model train display, there will be an opportunity tonight, Dec. 22 — from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — on the second floor of the borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. Come see a large room full of trains that glide through villages and more.
• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Model railroad and train display, 6-9 p.m., on the second floor of Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
• Northampton Area Middle School/High School caroling and chorus concert, 7 p.m., at the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.
• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is taking halupki orders. Orders must be placed by Feb. 4, and pickup will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church.
Call Marty at 610-262-5292 or Linda at 610-837-3076.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 is planning a New Year’s Eve party. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31.
The event includes a catered dinner from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., domestic beers, party favors and entertainment by DJ Bubba from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
There is a cost.
Northampton Fire Department will again host a Santa Run. It is set to begin noon Dec. 17.
Those interested in having Santa and his helpers visit your child that day can drop off a gift at the station, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16.
For more information, call Nick at 484-225-7075.
Northampton Area Food Bank will be sponsoring a Stuff Your Purse designer purse bingo fundraiser Feb. 5, 2017.
Organizers are seeking sponsors — either individuals, families, organizations or businesses — to fund a designer purse or gift card.
Tomorrow night (Dec. 16) — from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. — is the last night for the Little Elves Workshop to be held at the Suburban North Family YMCA. Parents can enjoy an evening out to do their shopping or whatever you may choose, while the YMCA supervises your children.
There will be pizza and cookies, holiday crafts, games, songs and holiday movies.
For more information, contact the YMCA at 610-264-5221 or visit greatervalleyymca.org.
In this second column, we are speaking to members of the Drauch family, who presented a piece of folk art to the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in memory of their father and brother, dedicated cement workers at the Keystone Cement Company.
The Drauchs resided in Salisbury Township while their father and brother worked at Keystone. In those days, there was no Salisbury High School, so they attended and graduated from — do you remember? — Fountain Hill High School.
Luminaria Night at the Park will be presented by the North Catasauqua We Sing Community Chorus 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17 at the William J. Albert Memorial North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St. Rain date will be Dec. 20.