Thursday, November 1, 2012

Weekend Guide, November 2 to 4 - "After Sandy" edition

This is probably the shortest Weekend Guide we'll ever publish...but there's still dancing, music, and (finally!) trick-or-treating.

Updates as they happen will be posted continually, so check back regularly!

Friday, November 2

All schools in the Easton Area and Wilson Area school districts are closed today, along with Notre Dame High School and St. Jane Frances de Chantal School. Additionally, EASD offices are closed, but Wilson Area district offices are open.

Lafayette College is closed and classes are cancelled, though essential employees should report to work.

College Hill Nursery School is closed.

St. Andrew's Nursery School in Palmer Township is closed.

The Career Institute of Technology is closed. Offices open at 11 a.m. are closed.

The Family YMCA, both the main and childcare facilities, are closed.

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts is closed.

The Northampton County Courthouse, county Court of Common Pleas and government offices are closed. However, power was been restored to the area on Thursday evening--expect that they will be open on Monday.

Northampton County senior centers, including the Easton Area Senior Center and the South Side Senior Center are open today.

AAA Northampton County office is closed.

Crayola LLC's Palmer facilty is open, R & D report to corporate cafe at 8 a.m.

Lafayette Ambassador Bank offices in Wilson and in Saucon Valley are still closed. All other branches are now open.

The Easton vs. Nazareth Area High School football game has been rescheduled to Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m., Cottingham Stadium, 21 North 11th St.

Second Harvest has USDA disaster boxes of food for distribution to Lehigh and Northampton county residents affected by the power outages. Distribution  is today from 7 a.m to noon. Call 610-434-0875 for information.

Here's what is happening:

Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and bake sale too. First United Church of Christ, 27 N. Third St. 610-258-3361 or

Dancing: 7 to 8 p.m., East Coast Swing lesson with Con Gallagher, dancing with DJ Carol Coffinger from 8 to 10 p.m.. $10 per person, benefits Third Street Alliance. 41 North Third St. 610-433-7804 or

Lilenca & B.D. Lenz: 8 p.m. Valenca, 64 Centre Square. 610-923-5142

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

Saturday, November 3

The Family YMCA remains closed today. now has power, and the Wellness Center (only) will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. No programs will run today. The center will resume full services tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 4 during regularly scheduled hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

AAA of Northampton County is still closed due to power outage.

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare has been without power, heat, and water since Sunday. They are seeking donations of water, ice, linens (especially heavier ones, like blankets), paper products and canned  and dry cat food, as well as cat litter. (They prefer Purina food but will accept any kind.) They also need volunteers to help clear downed branches and with other tasks around the facility. They will be there today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are located at1165 Island Park Road in Easton/Williams. Check their Facebook page for updates and how else you can provide assistance. Their phone does not currently work, but you can try it anyway to see if their service has been restored at 610-252-7722. More information about the center is located at

The Easton Farmers' Market Bacon Fest has been postponed until Saturday, Nov. 10. The Market will be open regular hours today, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Center Square.

The Notre Dame-GP vs. Wilson football game has been postponed until Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

The Crayola Experience on Centre Square is open.

At the State Theatre, tonight's performance by Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers has been postponed. Visit for more details.

The Salvation Army, 1110 Northampton St., one of a few places in Easton that has been offering a place to warm up and get a hot meal will offer only lunch today, from noon to 1 p.m. They are closed the rest of the day, but there are several other locations in the city those still without power can visit to grab a bite, warm up, and charge phones and other devices.

The Greater Shiloh Church is holding a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. for families affected by the storm. They are also seeking volunteers to help serve the meal. Shiloh Enrichment Center at 548 W. Canal St. Call 610-252-5640 for more information.

Here's what is happening:

Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bag day! Food and bake sale too. First United Church of Christ, 27 N. Third St. 610-258-3361 or

Trick-or-treating: 3 to 5 p.m. in the City of Easton and in Wilson Borough. 6 to 8 p.m. in Forks Township. (Palmer and Williams townships have postponed trick-or-treating indefinitely.)

Jack Furlong Quintet: 9 p.m. to midnight. The Lafayette Bar, 11 North 4th Street 610-252-0711 or

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

Porters' Pub reopens at 6 p.m., after getting power back this afternoon. Bar only, no food, this evening. 700 Northampton St.

Black & Blue is open tonight. Bar only, hopes to offer food later this evening. 683 Walnut Ave.

Sunday, November 4

Both performances of Golden Dragon Acrobats originally scheduled for today at the State Theatre have been postponed until Sunday, March 10 at 1 & 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the Nov. 4 performance will be honored at that time. Visit for more details.

The Easton-Phillipsburg Halloween Parade has unfortunately been cancelled. See you there next year.

Save the Date!

The First Moravian Church of Easton's holiday craft bazaar has been re-scheduled  for Friday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The kitchen will be open for lunch and supper, a bake sale will be held, and the bazaar will feature a wide variety of handmade items, including jewelry, needlework, Christmas decorations and ornaments, Moravian items, book, collectibles and more. The church is located at 225 North 10th St. Call 610-258-6317 for more information.

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Last updated on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 5:43 p.m.


  1. Just heard that the roof on St. Janes' Church collapsed. They may have to hold their services at another Church. Is this true?

    1. It would appear this is untrue--the church, in Palmer, currently seems to have power and looks to have come through the storm unscathed. It was dark, but it definitely did not suffer a roof collapse.

      The school, in Wilson, is in an area that currently is without power. It also appears to be intact.

      That said, if you attend St. Jane's Church, I would give the office a call to confirm service times on Sunday. Some area churches are reducing the number of services or changing their times this week due to the storm.

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