Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands
The ninth annual homemade holiday sale, benefiting Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands, is planned for Nov. 7-9 in the church hall of St. John Fisher Church, 1229 Third St., North Catasauqua.
The event is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9.
The sale will feature one-of-a-kind gifts from more than 30 local crafters. There will be food and baked goods for sale, including pierogies, halupkies, halushki, kiffles, turkey bowls, filling, chicken corn chowder, apple dumplings and more.
Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Coalition announces its 2019 T-shirt design contest to promote breastfeeding awareness. The coalition’s panel of judges will select one winning image to be used on an upcoming series of T-shirts. Winners will be announced Dec. 1.
The rules include:
• Design must promote breastfeeding awareness and the coalition’s mission “to facilitate community efforts to promote, protect and support breastfeeding as a cultural norm across Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties.”
Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters
Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters, a nonprofit organization, will present the 28th annual art auction Nov. 3 at Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Preview time begins 1:30 p.m., and bidding time starts 2 p.m.
Once a year, LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand-painted items — all unique and one of a kind.
For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.
Disability resource fair
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, is hosting a disability resource fair 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., Catasauqua.
The event will feature vendors and organizations with programs and services available to disabled veterans.
“My resource fair is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and health care professionals,” McNeill said.
Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension invites you to learn how to better manage your weight through healthy eating as part of its Let’s Cook with Penn State Extension cooking class series.
Let’s Cook for Weight Management will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. This hands-on cooking class will teach participants how to use a variety of ingredients to make healthy meals and how to eat fewer calories while still feeling satisfied.
Stockings For Soldiers
The Lehigh Valley Press, a division of Times News LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for Stockings for Soldiers. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.
All are invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a homemade lasagna dinner in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24. In addition to lasagna, salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.
There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free.
Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.
All profits will benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.
A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.
The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
All are invited to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a cheesesteak dinner 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the handicapped-accessible parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown.
The menu will also include coleslaw, chips and a beverage, plus a make-your-own ice cream sundae. Come with a hearty appetite, and bring your friends and neighbors.
There is a cost. Children ages 3 and under eat for free.
PENN STATE EXTENSION
The Lehigh Valley Landscape Update will be offered Sept. 10 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township. Doors open 4:30 p.m., and the program will run 5-8:45 p.m. with a break for supper and networking.
Discussion will focus on strategies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases in ornamental plants and lawns. This course is for all people involved in the green industry, including landscapers, nursery operators, garden center employees, etc.
The fee to attend includes a networking meal and handouts.