Monday, October 28, 2013

This Week in Easton, October 28 to 31

A week of frights and candy is upon a few other things. Enjoy!

Monday, October 28

City of Easton 2014 Budget Review Session: 6 p.m. Expected revenue for the coming year is to be the topic of discussion by city council, with all city department directors set to be present. City Hall, city council chambers, sixth floor, 1 South Third 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 okay, but please, no soda or food." New Seasons Event Center, 905b Line St. Email for more info.

Palmer Township Shade Tree Committee meeting:
6:30 p.m. In the Palmer Library meeting room, at the Municipal Complex, 1 Weller Place (off of Newburg Road), Palmer Township.

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

Forks Township Historical Society Meeting:
7 p.m. Ned Heindel will present "Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Germans." All are welcome, handicap accessible. Faith Lutheran Church, 2012 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township. 610-253-1035

"Bashar al-Assad and the Disintegration of Syria": 7:30 p.m. Talk by David Lesch, who is the author of 12 books, has been quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide, and is a frequent commentator on Middle East issues on numerous well-known media outlets. In addition, he has appeared at and been a consultant to the United Nations on a variety of Middle East issues and met on a regular basis between 2004 and 2009 with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, as well as consulting with the Bush and the Obama administration officials on an ongoing basis on U.S. relations with Syria. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. Free and open to the public. Lafayette College, in Colton Chapel, with the reception and book signing in the lobby at Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Click here for a Lafayette College campus map.

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

Tuesday, October 29

 Naturalist Walk: 9 to 11 a.m. Join Preserve Manager and Natural Lands Trust Wildlife Coordinator Tim Burris to explore the 200-acre Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring your water bottle. Walks will meet in the parking lot at Mariton. We will proceed in misty conditions but cancel in case of downpour or lightening. This event is free, but please preregister. Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary, 240 Sunnyside Road, Williams Township. For more information, please email Tim at

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

Easton Area School Board meeting: 7 p.m. Education Center, board room, 1801 Bushkill Drive, Forks Township.

Make a Floral Pumpkin Topiary: 7 p.m. Open to all, but class size is limited. $12 materials charge (cash only), registration required. Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Handicapped accessible. Easton Area Public Library, Catherine Drake Meeting Room (lower level), 515 Church St. Call Jennifer Stocker to register at 610-258-2917, ext. 310 or register on the event calendar at

Panel Discussion - "Marriage Equality Update: Post-DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)": 7 p.m. The last of Lafayette College's planned events for LGBT History month. Free and open to the public. Lafayette College, Farinon College Center, in the Marlo Room. Click here for a Lafayette College campus map.

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, October 30

 Non-Fiction Book Group meeting: 7 p.m. This month's selection is "Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion" by Elizabeth L. Cline. Learn how stores came to be filled with ridiculously cheap clothing that won’t hold up through a season of washing. Easton Public Library, Marx Room, 515 Church St.

Free Texas Hold'em: 7 & 9 p.m. Registration is 15 minutes prior to each game. La Pazza, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

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

 Waver Wednesday: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. All new wave, dark wave, indie and electronica music, with DJ Brad Scott Smith and DJ Mumbler. 80s themed costume party tonight too!  Two Rivers Brewing Company, 542 Northampton St. 610-829-1131 or

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

Thursday, October 31

'Cause we know this is just how all the little angels that
ring your doorbell tonight are going to look...right?
Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat time tonight is 6 to 8 p.m. for the City of Easton, Wilson Borough, West Easton, Glendon Borough, Palmer Township, Forks Township, and Williams Township, as well as in Stockertown and Tatamy.

Cops 'n Kids Reading Room open: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children receive three free books for visiting. Easton Area Community Center, back entrance, 901 Washington St. 610-250-6562

Trunk or Treat: 6 to 8 p.m. Bible inspired activities. Green Pastures Community Church, 28 North 10th St. 610-253-8001

"Light the Night": 6 to 8 p.m. Fun activities and safe trick-or-treating. Rain or shine, hosted by Easton Weed and Seed. Centennial Park, on the corner of South 12th and Ferry streets.

"Return of the Living Mullet" Halloween Party: 8 p.m. to midnight. "Best in Show" prize for the best mullet, music jams, and "scary fun". Those wearing a mullet will get a free Jell-O shot too. Be over 21. La Pazza, 1251 Ferry St. 610-515-0888 or

Halloween Party: 8 p.m. to midnight. Get your freak on! With the Easton Record Exchange. Black & Blue, 683 Walnut St. 610-438-3604 or

24th annual Halloween Bash: All evening. A pumpkin carving contest ("we'll supply the pumpkins, sharp knives and alcohol. You supply the talent!"), bobbing for apples, and a costume contest are all part of the fun for those over 21. Porters' Pub, 700 Northampton St. 610-250-6561 or

Halloween Costume Party: With Lelica, Trio Feat, Doug Hawk, and BD Lenz. Prizes for best costume. Maxim's 22, 322 Northampton St. 610-252-2622 or

Halloween Party: 9:30 p.m. With DJ Richie R. Pearly Bakers, 11 Centre Square. 610-253-9949 or

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Last updated on Tuesday, October 29 at 12:53 a.m.


  1. Waver Wednesdays is having an 80s costume party at Two Rivers Brewing Co this week! 8:30-11:30 with DJ Brad Scott Smith and DJ mumbler.

    Ed (mumbler)