At the George Taylor House, Front and Poplar streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, hear the story of the “Franklin Militia.” General Ben Franklin presents his tales 2 p.m. There will be tours 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced. Legend has it that Franklin was befriended back in 1745 by a mouse named Amos, who, as the story goes, was responsible for literally all of his remarkable achievements as an inventor, publisher and statesman.
There also will be a movie shown for the kiddos, so tell your friends!
Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.
Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.
A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham sandwiches and more.
Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., will hold an annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5 in the social hall.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-2227.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet noon Aug. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.
Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Those interested in trips should contact Sharon at 610-261-9182.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main. St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12.
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.
• Beading club (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.
• Super Science & Amazing Art with Miss Cathy, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652
Parkway Pool is doing a brisk business, with the steamy hot weather a factor. Two buses from children’s day care centers contribute daily to the uptick in attendance, and certainly the Aqua Zumba classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings have boosted pool attendance.
Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community board on Chestnut Street, between Giant Gas and the war memorial, has been a huge success. A listing is free to all community events and organizations. Call 610-262-8625 if interested.
The Aug. 2 meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will feature the presentation “Victorian Flowers” by Kathleen Coddington. It will take place 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.
Horticulture and artistic design entries should be in place early.
Curious garden-friendly visitors are welcome to share the hospitality and this month’s intriguing program.
The George Taylor House will be rocking and rolling Aug. 6 for First Sunday Shindig. During the event, the winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced.
Recently, some of my loyal readers requested I recall Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. As a youngster, it was a treat to visit the park. My parents would visit the park on many Sunday afternoons. There was always plenty of activity. I wonder how many of my readers have been at the park!
My friends at the Lehigh Township Historical Society wrote a great book of Lehigh Township giving us an accurate history of the park far superior to my youthful memories.
Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold an open music request night 7-10 p.m. July 29 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. D’s Entertainment Connection will play the music you want to hear. Doors open 4 p.m. The public is invited. There is no charge for members.
Prugal, an Irish rock band, will take to the stage 8-11 p.m. Aug. 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
The VFW hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night.
• Half-price sale on all clothing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until July 29 during store hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
• Munchkin Music, 11 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
This evening, July 20, there is a family fun night at Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., 6-8:30 p.m. Freddie Frederick Jr., a local deejay, will play the music.
The evening includes games, contests and dancing.
The Bacon Strip will have food available at the concession stand.
Construction activity is underway at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St. A backhoe has moved mounds of ground as an elevator being installed there.
Seniors, in particular, are happy for the project, which has been discussed for years.