Registration for the 2017 summer reading program is underway. Parents, please hurry on down to the library to sign up your children aged 4 through grade 12 for a series of free programs we promise will delight one and all.
Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold an adult craft night 6 p.m. May 16. This night will focus on upcycled crafts; all supplies are provided. Sign up soon, as space is limited.
The spring book sale at the library will take place May 17, 18 and 20. Children, teen and adult books, DVDs and CDs will all be on sale. A bag sale is set for May 20.
• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton
• Lehigh Elementary School spring chorus concert, 7 p.m., at the school, 800 Blue Mountain Drive, Walnutport
• Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association food bank open, 8:30-10 a.m., in the basement of Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets
• Moms in Prayer meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: momsinprayer.org or Fawn at 610-262-0519
In today’s column, Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant manager of the Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville, recalls its sad closing:
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 6. A fantastic basket raffle with great prizes will be featured.
There also will be a bake sale with lots of good food to eat in or take out.
If you have items you would like to donate or have any questions, call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822.
The youth group at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, is hosting a taco and potato bar 4-7 p.m. May 6.
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is having a ham and chicken dinner with all the fixings 4-7 p.m. May 6 in the church’s social hall.
Coplay Public Library also will be at the church hall, holding its basket raffle, an annual popular event that coincides with the dinner.
The community food bank operated by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association will be open 8:30-10 a.m. May 9 at its pantry in the basement of borough hall, Fourth and Center streets.
Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will begin its monthly open house May 21.
The station will be open 1-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through October.
The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area.
More restoration, funded by the Northampton County hotel tax, has been done at the station. The public is invited to see the work that was done.
• Moms in Prayer group meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: momsinprayer.org or Fawn at 610-262-0519
• Northampton Area Middle School concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.
• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.
• AARP Chapter 115 meeting, noon, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. Information: 610-395-2820
Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a pulled pork sandwich dinner 4-7 p.m. May 6.
A basket raffle and bake sale will be held as well.
Tickets are available at the door.
Call 610-262-7186 for additional information.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will host a Cinco de Mayo party, with music by Friends of Tom, 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.
The VFW hosts a polka and button box event 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Post home.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association (HCPA) is sponsoring a historic walking tour of the mansions and homes of Bridge Street tonight, April 27.
If interested, meet at the public library, Third and Bridge streets, 5 p.m. for the tour.
After the tour, there will be refreshments at the library and hands-on research of Catasauqua history through the Internet.
There is a cost; cash or check, made out to HCPA, will be accepted. Credit payment via Square will also be available.
Call Deb at 610-231-0603 for cost and other information.