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Coplay: Warmth for a Friend drive ends Saturday

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The last day to donate a coat, sweater, scarf or gloves for the Warmth for a Friend drive is Dec. 17. The drop-off locations include St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.; St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.; the library, 49 S. Fifth St.; the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.; and the post office, 918 Chestnut St.


Commitment to Family & Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 18 at its hall, the former Coplay Fire Company, 165 Cherry St.


Coplay: Community Plaza fundraiser is Dec. 9

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The fundraiser for the borough’s Community Plaza, Second and Chestnut streets, is tomorrow evening, Dec. 9, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion. Doors open 5:45 p.m.

Social Call will perform 7-10 p.m.


There is a parade coming to the borough Dec. 11 — perhaps not as big as some parades, but one that girls and boys will be excited about. Santa will be on a sleigh, and Mrs. Claus will be at his side.

Northampton: AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

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

Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Food and entertainment will be provided.


Northampton Fire Department will again host a Santa Run. It is set to begin noon Dec. 17.

Those interested in having Santa and his firefighting helpers visit your child that day can drop off a gift at the station, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14-16.

For more information, call Nick at 484-225-7075.


Catasauqua: Salem to host Santa breakfast

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 10, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa. All ages are welcome for a mix-and-mingle breakfast with St. Nick.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage and home fries, along with pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and much more. There also will be crafts.

Call 610-264-4091 for more information.


Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., will have a live nativity 4-8 p.m. Dec. 10. The event is free for all.

For more information, visit



Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 8

• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra practice, 9-10:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

DEC. 9

• Polka and button box event, 7:30-10:30 p.m., at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, Northampton. This event is held every Friday. Information: 610-262-3891

Hanover Township: Brunch with St. Nicholas will be hosted by St. Andrew’s

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The deadline is nearing to register for the brunch with Santa at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The church welcomes all children under age 12, with adult supervision, to a fun-filled brunch with Saint Nick 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 17.

Each child will be treated to a breakfast and then will have the opportunity to create a craft and have a picture taken with Santa.

The party is free, but children must be registered.

Parents should call 610-865-3603 by Dec. 14 for information and to register.

North Catasauqua: Lions holiday meal is Saturday

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by The Press in Columns

All seniors from North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the Lions Club holiday meal 11:45 p.m. Dec. 3 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The meal is free but the Lions Club would appreciate it if guests would make a reservation by calling Joe at 610-264-4130. If there is no answer, just leave a message.


Catasauqua: Tree lighting to be held Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua’s annual tree lighting will take place at the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, this year for the first time. The historic home will host the community tree lighting and old-fashioned Christmas event 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4.

From 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., the craft tent will be open; at 6 p.m., there will be carolers singing, and the tree lighting will start; and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive. The event ends 8 p.m.

The gift shop will be open, the house will have re-enactors and visitors can enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate.

Northampton: Block party planned

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will hold a preschool block party 10 a.m. Dec. 3. This program includes playing and building with NAPL’s block collection. Children can have fun while, at the same time, strengthen vocabulary and learn problem-solving, reading readiness and social skills. This program is recommended for preschoolers ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required for this event.

The library also will hold a family Christmas craft workshop 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Dec. 15.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 1

• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• AARP Chapter 3115 meeting, noon, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. Information: 610-395-2820

• Fundraiser for Coplay Public Library, 5-10 p.m., at Blue Monkey Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1094 Howertown Road, North Catasauqua. Stop in at the library to pick up a flier to give to your server at the restaurant. Fifteen percent of your check total will be donated to the library. Information: 610-262-7351