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Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s Day with Irish literature

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Did you know the month of March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars?

Traditionally in days gone by, this was the time of year to resume military campaigns interrupted by winter.

We, however, have safely welcomed March with open arms, because daylight saving time began March 8, and spring is officially here March 19 — right after all the fun of St. Patrick’s Day March 17.

Northampton: Spring craft fair planned

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Reminder: Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will be holding Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27.

Catasauqua: Come hungry for March 15 breakfast

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., is holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon March 15.

The breakfast includes made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For cost and other information, call 610-264-1771.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church group will meet 10 a.m. March 16 at the church, 604 Fourth St.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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Happenings

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 9

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

MARCH 10

• Stitch and chat meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Governor Wolf Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., on the historical society grounds, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Information: govwolf.org

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: 610-317-0808

Northampton: Northampton AARP to meet March 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s to hold Lenten dinner

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will be holding a Lenten dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 20 in the parish center.

The menu includes pan-seared fish or two crab patties with a choice of macaroni and cheese, cabbage and noodles or parsley potatoes. You can also have a choice of stewed tomatoes, creamed cabbage or applesauce.

Each platter comes with green beans, roll and butter.

Remembering: The Weaver family and the Civil War

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this column, Margie Jenkins, a descendant of the Weaver family, and her daughter Susan Jenkins take us back to Weaversville. The year — 1850.

Family members were housed in a number of buildings on the property. Samuel Weaver had eight brothers and sisters and eight children (four died in infancy), plus his wife, Maria Magdalene Fatzinger Weaver, so Samuel decided to build a new home.

North Catasauqua: Orders due for paska, kielbasa

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., is taking orders for freshly baked paska bread and kielbasa for Easter. The deadline to order is March 25.

Orders for paska are limited, as a maximum of 300 will be made, so call early.

For cost and to place an order, call 610-395-5737.

Pickup will be 3-6 p.m. April 4 in the church hall, accessed by side steps to the lower level.

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Mark your calendar for the Easter egg hunt at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

This year’s event is set for 1 p.m. April 15.

Coplay: CFC plans March 8 bingo

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will be holding a bingo event 2 p.m. March 8 to benefit the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.

Doors open 1 p.m. The games begin 2 p.m.

A cash drawing is also part of the day.

Food and baked goods will be available to purchase.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring an item for the Snack Pack Pals program. A list of items needed can be found on the Facebook page, Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.

For more information, call Lana Snyder at 610-533-1357.

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Happenings

Monday, March 2, 2020 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 2

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

MARCH 3

• Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Creation Station, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

MARCH 4