Monday, September 23, 2013

This Week in Easton, September 23 to 26

Need a little culture in your life? This is a very good week to make it happen...

Monday, September 23

Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority Meeting: 5:30 p.m. County Council Meeting Room, third floor, Northampton County Courthouse, 669 Washington St.

Open Mic Night: 6 to 10 p.m. P.A. will be provided, please bring yourself, your songs and your instruments. Come to play or just come to enjoy the music. BYOB ok, but please, no soda or food. New Seasons Event Center, 905b Line St. Email for more info.

Wilson Area School Board Excellence in Education Committee meeting: 6:15 p.m. William P. Tollinger Administration Building, 2040 Washington Blvd., Wilson Borough.

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

Forks Township Historical Society Meeting:
7 p.m. Easy parking and handicap accessible. Enter via Sullivan Trail or Zucksville Road. All welcome. Faith Lutheran Church, 2012 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township. For more information contact Karl Miller at 610-253-1035.

Film Screening - "Shun Li and the Poet": 7 p.m. Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon. There she meets a local fisherman, Bepi; a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed "The Poet." Their tender, delicate friendship grows, but gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship. 2011, Italian & Mandarin with English subtitles, 100 min. Not rated. Free. Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St. 610-258-2917 or

"From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes - The Mathematics of Origami": 7:30 p.m. Robert Lang, the world's foremost paper-folding artist, who also happens to be a physicist, will lead the presentation, part of Lafayette College's "Crease Fold and Bend" origami exhibition, a collection of sculptures that blend math and science. Free. Williams Center for the Arts theater, 317 Hamilton St. 610-330-5361

Trivia Night: 8 p.m. Two Rivers Brewing Company, 542 Northampton St. 610-829-1131 or

Tuesday, September 24

Duplicate Bridge: 11:30 a.m. Temple Covenant of Peace, 1451 Northampton St.

Easton City Council committee meeting: 6 p.m. City Hall, city council chambers, sixth floor, 1 South Third St. CANCELLED

Palmer Adult Book Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. This month's book is "Turn of Mind" by Alice LaPlante. Informal discussion, open to the public. New members welcome. Palmer Branch of the Easton Public  Library at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township. Click here for more information.

Palmer Township Board of Supervisors meeting: 7 p.m. In the Palmer Library meeting room, at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township.

Forks Township Planning Commission workshop:
7 p.m. Forks Township Municipal Complex, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township.

Line Dancing: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Beginner lessons 7:15 p.m. Open dancing follows. $5 per person. Tatamy Fire Company, 164 Bushkill St., Tatamy. 610-759-2786 or

Trivia Night: 7 to 10 p.m. Hosted by comedienne Liz Russo. The Easton Fire Department will be guest bar tending from 5 to 7 p.m. too! Rivals, 5 Lehn's Court. 610-392-2932 or

Bingo: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, corner of South Fourth and Ferry streets.

Wednesday, September 25

Williams Township Sewer Advisory Board meeting: 9 a.m. Williams Township Municipal Complex, 655 Cider Press Road, Easton (Williams Township)

Weyerbacher Wednesday: 4 to 9 p.m. This is the last week of the year for Easton Farmers' Market's new weekday evening market. Twenty producer-only vendors offer fresh locally grown produce, herb, flowers, raw milk, cheese and yogurt, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan breads and baked goods, prepared foods, and vegan specialties. or click here for more information.

FAM(iliarity) Tour: 5:30 p.m. This Downtown walking tour will point out unique historical points, new businesses and upcoming downtown & residential developments, promoting the economic development the city has seen in the recent years and the walkability of the downtown district. The tour takes about 45 minutes. Free. Starts from the Weyerbacher sampling tent (samples included!) on the south side of Centre Square.

Easton City Council meeting: 6 p.m. Please note the change in location for this meeting! St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 600 West Berwick St.

Easton Block Watch Association Quarterly Meeting: Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. Scheduled speakers include Easton Police Chief Carl Scalzo and Nurture Nature Center Director Rachel Hogan. Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St. Click here for more information.

Palmer Township Environmental Steering Committee meeting: 7 p.m. In the Palmer Library meeting room, at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township.

Williams Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting: 7 p.m. Williams Township Municipal Complex, 655 Cider Press Road, Easton (Williams Township)

Non-fiction Book Group meeting: 7 p.m. This month's book is "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. By delving into introspection, Cain helps introverts and extroverts understand each other better. New members are welcome. Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Easton Public Library, 515 Church St. Call 610-258-2917 ext 393 or email for more info.

Local Authors Night: 7 p.m. Celebrate the wealth of local talent here in the greater Lehigh Valley area. 50 authors of all genres will be here to read from and sign their books. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to interact with your favorite writers and discover new ones. Barnes & Noble, Southmont Center, 4445 Southmont Way, Bethlehem Township. 610-515-0376

Tower Suite: 7 p.m. Vintage Restaurant at The Club at Morgan Hill, 100 Clubhouse Drive. 610-923-8480 or

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

Traditional Irish open jam session: 7:30 p.m. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Sound Prints: 8 p.m. Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas. Tickets are $20 per person. Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.  610-330-5000 or

Jeremy Robert: 8 p.m. Riegelsville Tavern, 1274 Easton Road, Riegelsville. 610-510-3030 or

Jam Session: 8 p.m. Hosted by Lou Franco. Rivals, 5 Lehn's Court. 610-392-2932 or

Thursday, September 26

AAUW Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes books, DVDs, CDs and tapes.  Sale runs through Sept. 28--today is half-price day and bag days are Sept. 27 and 28. Eddyside Poolhouse, Route 611 North and East Lafayette Street. Click here for more details.

Open House & Info Session: 3 to 9 p.m. During this Boys & Girls Club of Easton open house, an information session will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Phillipsburg/Easton Halloween Parade scheduled for Sunday, October 27--input will be taken regarding ideas for this event. The open house event will offer pre-registration for the upcoming 2013-2014 Citywide Basketball Program, after school tutoring and homework help, and tours of the club’s facilities. Boys & Girls Club of Easton, 210 Jones Houston Way. 610-253-5846 or email for more information.

Artist Talk - Matthew Christopher on "Abandoned America": 6 to 8 p.m. A journey through the artist’s photographs and experiences in abandoned buildings over the past decade, this lecture examines the dangers and rewards of exploration, successes and failures in preservation and restoration and what they mean to the community are explored. Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St. 610-253-4432 or

Author Talk with Wallace Stroby: 7 p.m. Author and crime novelist Wallace Stroby will discuss his book, "Kings of Midnight." Question and answer session, book sale and book signing too. Free. Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St. 610-258-2917 or

Bring (or wear) Your Own Vinyl night: 8 p.m. to midnight. With the Easton Record Exchange. Black & Blue, 683 Walnut St. 610-438-3604 or

Karaoke and PBR Retro Thursday: Karaoke is 8 to midnight. PBRs are $1 all night. Smoke free from 8 to 11 p.m. La Pazza Bar, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

YanCarlos Sanchez: 8 p.m. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Karaoke: 8 p.m. Riegelsville Tavern, 1274 Easton Road, Riegelsville. 610-510-3030 or

Alex Radus: 9:30 p.m. Pearly Bakers, 11 Centre Square. 610-253-9949 or

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Last updated on Tuesday, September 24 at 12:39 p.m.


  1. Hi, according to the Lafayette website, Sound Prints is on Wed not Thurs.

    1. Whoops, sorry about that. Thanks for catching it. I've fixed it now.