The borough’s street sweeping will take place May 9 and 10. All streets will be posted, giving residents advance notice. Vehicles left on the street can be subject to fines or towing.
The grass clippings and yard waste pickups will continue each Friday. Residents are reminded to bundle branches and put clippings in receptacles not to exceed 35 pounds.
The borough would also like to remind residents that plastic recyclable items cannot be put in plastic grocery bags for pickup.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. May 6. All are welcome!
Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 11 at the Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon or until all of the plants are sold.
Plants of all sizes and cultivars, including some heirloom tomato plants, will be available. Come early for the best selection!
A Pennsylvania Master Gardener will be available to sell soil test kits and discuss the invasive Spotted Lanternfly.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet May 8 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment will be music by the Dave and Brenda Rehrig Duo.
Refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.
The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
• Family storytime, activities and crafts (in honor of Children’s Book Week), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
• Family storytime, activities and crafts (in honor of Children’s Book Week), 10 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537
Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family” will run 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28.
The performances are held in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
To order tickets, visit cattytheatre.org or call 610-841-3747.
Catasauqua will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 27 at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to noteworthy citizens and/or organizations.
Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. April 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.
The Coplay Community Days committee will meet 7 p.m. April 25 in the council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.
Coplay Democratic Club will host a meet the candidates event April 28 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.
There will be a club business meeting 1 p.m., and the candidates will speak 1:30 p.m.
Meet county, school board and borough council candidates.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will host a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 28.
The menu includes the usual favorites. This month’s special is creamed chipped beef on toast.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information or cost, call 610-262-2559.
• “Conversation about Memory Loss” (presented by LifeSpring in Home Care of Eastern Pennsylvania), 4 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue April 25 and 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
The Catty Seniors Plus group meets April 24 at the Slovak Center, 1223 Fifth St. Doors will open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.
The luncheon is for members who signed up. Dessert and coffee will be offered after the luncheon, and bingo will be played.
A dinner show is being planned Nov. 12 to the Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, to see “Miracle of Christmas,” followed by a luncheon at the Hershey Farm Grand Smorgasbord. A nonrefundable deposit is required.
For more information, call Joe Vassa at 610-264-2853.
Today, I continue my visit to the new Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., and recall the history of a neighboring community, whose roots go back to 1737.
As I wrote in the last column, many of the first settlers were of Scotch-Irish heritage. With the end of the Revolutionary War, many of the early Penn land deeds were in dispute, resulting in many of the early settlers moving to western Pennsylvania.