Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.
House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.
The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
The Catasauqua High School gymnasium was buzzing with excitement June 3 as family and friends filed in to witness the graduation of the Class of 2019. About 100 students marched together to the familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
Carter Weinhofer, valedictorian and class president, presented a speech on the past.
“These past few years were, in a word, indescribable,” he said.
Officials from Catasauqua, North Catasauqua, Hanover Township (Lehigh County) and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission met May 23 to discuss the development of a joint comprehensive plan between the three municipalities. Such a plan would allow all communities involved to determine their long-term development goals — both as individual municipalities and as a region — and then find ways to reach those goals cooperatively.
On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.
The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.
The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.
At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.
Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.
Deb Mellish, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s crafting guru, held an evening session for HCPA volunteers and supporters May 10 at the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua. The session, billed as Petals and Pearls, opened the creative juices for everyone to design their own earrings and walk off with a tea cup vase of fresh, arranged flowers.
Mellish supplied the beads from her extensive collection and flowers from her flower beds.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Councilwoman Christine Weaver resigned from council last week. She was in the second year of her second term.
“When I ran the first time, I only expected to be on council for one term,” Weaver said. “I initially ran to work with the group interested in developing the brownfield site that we now call Iron Works. The first phase of the project is completed with the new municipal building.