Monday, June 18, 2012

This Week in Easton, June 18 to 21

Welcome to our new weekly feature! And just in time too, because there's a lot going on this week. (But isn't it always like that in Easton?)

"This Week in Easton" lists what's happening during the weekdays, from special events to who's playing to government meetings, all in one handy place. Not just in the City of Easton, but for the entire greater Easton area...Published every Monday morning!

Monday, June 18

Williams Township Summer Recreation program: Begins today, runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through July 27. The program is for Williams Township children aged 5 to 13. Please pack a lunch and drink for your child(ren). Williams Township Municipal Park, adjacent to the municipal offices on Cider Press Road, Williams Township. You may register your child(ren) under the Municipal Park Pavilion on the first day. For more information, call 610-258-6788.

Easton Area Community Center Summer Day Camp: Begins today, runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch and a snack. For ages 5 to 15 years, age appropriate programming. The EACC is also open from 2 to 5 p.m. for non-camping members. $25 per week. Through August 17. 901 Washington St. 610-253-8271

Summer Book Sale: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bag day! Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St. 610-258-2917 or

Adult Summer Reading Program: Begins today. Prizes include gift certificates from Giant, Redner’s, ShopRite, Weis, Wegmans, Colonial Pizza and Spaghetti House, Forks Mediterranean Deli, New Wok ‘n’ Roll, Northwood Deli, Pizza d’Oro plus others. Complete a short entry form, read books (print or eBook), audio books included. Entrants must have a valid, fine-free EAPL card. Enter online or use the paper forms available at the Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St., Southside branch, Room 102 at 401 West Berwick St., or Palmer branch, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township. or 610-258-2917

Free summer lunch program:  Begins today, for school-aged city children under 18. Served from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays, sponsored by Easton Weed and Seed in partnership with the YMCA of Easton
Phillipsburg and Vicinity. Heil Park, just below Heil Pool, 900 Packer St.

Summer Nights program kickoff: 4 to 7 p.m. The band Joyous will provide Motown sounds and block party picnic kicks off the free summer program. Program runs daily, Monday through Thursday, and also offers a free meal for both children and adults from 4 to 5 p.m. for the duration of the program, through August 16. Centennial Park, South 12th and Ferry streets. For more information, call the Weed and Seed office at 610-438 2680 or email coordinator Laura Accetta.

COPS & Community Workshop: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Part of a series of workshop meetings designed to improve the Easton Police Department's relationship with the community. Free and open to all members of the Easton community, but registration is required. Register online here, call facilitator Guillermo Lopez at 484-450-6224, or email him. Alternatively, call the Easton Weed and Seed office at 610-438-2680. At Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St.

City of Easton Zoning Hearing Board meeting: 7 p.m., City Hall, 1 South Third Street, sixth floor.

Wilson Borough Council meeting: 7 p.m. Borough Hall, 2040 Hay Terrace, Wilson Borough.

Williams Township Land Preservation Board meeting: 7 p.m. Williams Township Municipal Building, 655 Cider Press Road, Williams Township.

Tuesday, June 19

College Hill Neighborhood Association General Members' Meeting: 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Don Tyson from Easton's own Netherlands Bulb Company, current and new members to discuss College Hill-related issues and projects. College Hill Presbyterian Church, 501 Brodhead St.

Easton Recreation Board meeting: 7 p.m., City Hall, 1 South Third Street, sixth floor.

Palmer Township Recreation Board meeting: 7:30 p.m., Palmer Library Meeting Room, Weller Place, Palmer Township.

Wednesday, June 20

Spring Garden Children's Center camp program: Begins today. For children 3 years old to first grade, various art programs designed to introduce young children to art. Mexico will be highlighted as children create a colorful bouquet of paper flowers and learn about Mexican holidays. Class for three-year-olds runs from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. today, and one for four-year-olds is at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. "Painting With the Masters" is this week's theme for kindergarteners and first graders, with "Piet Mondrian and Primary Colors" running from 12:15 to 1 p.m Spring Garden Children's Center, 401 West Berwick St. Visit, click here for printable brochure or call 610-252-0559.

Nurture Nature Center Craft Event: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 4 to 12. Use old cereal boxes and craft materials to create nature dioramas. $5 per child. Please register in advance. 610-253-4432 or email Gabby Salazar. Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St.

Easton Redevelopment Authority meeting: 5:30 p.m. City Hall, 1 South Third Street, sixth floor.

Easton Business Association Mixer: 5:30 p.m. Easton Business Association Monthly Mixers are held on the Third Wednesday of each month in a different location. Sweet Girlz Bakery, 40 North Third St. 610-829-1030

Williams Township Planning Commission meeting: 7 p.m. Williams Township Municipal Building, 655 Cider Press Road, Williams Township.

Free Texas Hold'em: 7 and 9 p.m. La Pazza, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

Open Mic with Scott Harrington: 9:30 p.m. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Thursday, June 21

Easton Parking Authority meeting: 7 p.m., City Hall, 1 South Third Street, sixth floor.

Forks Township Board of Supervisors meeting: Workshop meeting, 6:30 p.m. Regular board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Supervisors' chambers in the Forks Township Municipal Complex, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township.

First Anniversary Celebration: Black & Blue opened one year ago today. 8 p.m. to midnight. Bring (or wear) your own vinyl party. DJs Horrible Pete/Ernie/Will. 683 Walnut St. 610-438-3604 or

The Subtle Experience: Jazz with a Latin bent. 8 to 11 p.m. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Denis Montana and Go Trio: 9 p.m. to midnight. The Lafayette Bar, 11 North 4th Street 610-252-0711 or

DJ Discreet: 10 p.m. Pearly Baker's Alehouse, 11 Centre Square. 610-253-9949 or

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