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The Stroller, July 13, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

The Stroller, July 13, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Publicize your community events, fundraisers and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15068. Please include a daytime telephone number.

Concert to benefit Ukraine relief programs

The Concordia Resident Chorale at Concordia at Cabot Haven Apartments, Jefferson Township, will perform a benefit concert for Ukraine at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Haven I dining room, 112 Marwood Road, entrance 2.

Donations will be accepted and split between Samaritan’s Purse and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for each group’s efforts in Ukraine. Free refreshments will be served.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For reservations, call Kassie Walker at 724-352-1571, ext. 8273.

Volunteers needed at Allegheny Valley Hospital

Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison, is seeking volunteers for its surgical service unit reception team.

Volunteers will greet patients and their families upon arrival and serve as a communications link between them and the surgeons and nursing staff. A minimum of four hours per week is requested and volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

To give your time, contact Kimberly Giovannelli at 724-226-7370, [email protected] or ahn.org/volunteer.

Apollo Meals on Wheels seeking volunteer help

Apollo Area Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help prepare meals and deliver meals to clients.

Hours for kitchen help are 7 to 9 a.m. and drivers 9 to 11 a.m., both Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. For details, call the office at 724-478-3117.


Allison Park

Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Fridays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578.


Today: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Details: 724-478-4831.

Thursday: The Yarn Good Time needle arts group at Apollo Memorial Library will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. to knit, crochet, embroider or cross stitch. All ages and skill levels welcome. Details: 724-478-4214.


Thursday: The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek and Ford City Library will host a free story night at 7 p.m. at the Crook Creek Park Outflow area. The selection will be, “Steve, Terror of the Seas,” by Megan Brewis and there will be activities. Children 3 and older welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: forms.office.com/r/jMgB6n3N49.


Today: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

Thursday: Bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.


Today: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Cash only. Donations of summer clothing, shoes, bedding and purses welcome. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095.

Sept. 17 and 18: Freeport Renaissance Association is accepting vendor applications for the annual September By the River event. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Art, food and business vendors welcome. Details: freeportcommunity.com or [email protected]


Thursday: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7:15 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road.


Friday: The 20-piece Shriners Stage Band will perform swing music from the 30’s through the 60s from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Syria Shrine Ballroom, 1877 Shriners Way. Admission: $5. Proceeds benefit Shriners projects.


Today: The Anime Club at Community Library of Allegheny County, 1522 Broadview Blvd., will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the library. Focused for adults, but teens who are at least in ninth grade welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or visit the calendar section at AlleghenyValleyLibrary.org.

Today: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean spring and summer clothing in all sizes is needed. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the front porch. Do not place donations in the blue bins behind the church.

Today: Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Pull into the center parking lot and food will be placed into your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday: Burtner House Restoration Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights. Details: [email protected]

Friday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

Tuesday: The Who Knew? program at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present, “Secrets of Our Rivers” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. and online at Zoom.us. Reservations required. Reservations: call 724-226-3491 or visit the calendar tab at alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

July 25 to 29: Harvest Church will host vacation Bible school, “Kidzfest Australia,” for children who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1207 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights. Registration: harvestpa.org/events. Details: 724-548-5643.

July 31: A purse bash to benefit Robin’s Home charity that provides help to low income women veterans and their children will be at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door; includes lunch. There will be a cash bar, pull tab tickets, a silent auction, pick of the table and raffles. Tickets: 724-904-7649.


Thursday: Bingo will be at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 754 N. Pike Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Under new management with higher payouts. The kitchen will be open. Proceeds benefit post and auxiliary projects.

Kiski Township

Friday: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will have a cookout from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the firehall, 1037 Route 56. Menu: barbeque chicken dinner, $12, includes baked potato and coleslaw; hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, funnel cakes and more. Bring a chair. There will be yard games, raffles56 and children’s activities. Details: 412-601-1782.


Thursday: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free, confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St. Face masks and social distancing required.

Thursday: The monthly Mingle on Market event will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Market Street. Bring a chair to listen to a guitar player from 6 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Masons Hall. A farmers market will be next to Fox’s Pizza and there will be food vendors on Second Street. Sponsored by Leechburg Area Community Association.

Friday: Leechburg Public Library will host a Jenga party from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for children in fourth through sixth grade at the library, 139 Market St. Building blocks will also be available.

Lower Burrell

July 25 to 29: Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder St., will have vacation Bible school, “Rocky Railway,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children age 4 to those who have completed fifth grade. Donations will be accepted. Reservations: bethelumc.us.

New Kensington 

Thursday: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by St. George Orthodox Church.

Thursday: Sally’s Outdoor Market will be from 2 to 6 p.m. weather permitting, at the Salvation Army, 255 Third St. There will be fresh produce, plants, baked goods, hot foods and more. Vendor spaces available. Details: 724-335-7221, ext. 106 or [email protected]

Thursdays: The Secular Organization for Sobriety/Save Our Selves (SOS) a support group for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, will meet a 7 p.m. at Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Center, 408 Eighth St. Details: 724-556-0737.

Thursday: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Sunday: Peoples Library is conducting a basket raffle to benefit the library. Baskets are on display at the New Kensington location, 880 Barnes St., and photographs of the baskets are available at the Lower Burrell library, 3052 Wachter St. The drawing will be July 17. Cost: $5 each. Tickets: at both libraries.


July 31: Reservations are being accepted for the Kerr Museum Victorian Bridal Luncheon set for 12:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club. Hats and fascinators welcome. Cost: $75. Reservations required by July 22. Reservations: 412-826-9295.


Aug. 6: A drag bingo featuring Divine Divas to benefit Guyasuta Youth Football will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at Comfort Inn RIDC, 180 Gamma Drive. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission: $25. Must be at least 18 to attend. Food and drinks will be sold. Tickets: tinyurl.com/mvec3ncw.


Today: Plum Community Center will have a free karaoke night with DJ Jim Barnett from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. BYOB.


Aug. 13: A cash bash to benefit Rory Ridge Horse Rescue will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rayburn Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Water Tower Road. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes food and drinks. There will be strip tickets, a basket raffle and 50/50. Winners need not be present. Tickets: 724-859-1972 or [email protected]


Thursday: Lower Valley Community Food Bank will distribute food from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday from the rear entrance of the Springdale borough building. Do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Anyone in need of food who lives in Springdale, Springdale Township, Cheswick, Harmar and the sections of Indiana Township and West Deer with a zip code of 15024 is welcome. New recipients can register Thursday.

July 20: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft workshop to make a glass jar luminary at 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper parking lot at First United Presbyterian Church, 913 Lock St.

Today: BridgePointe Church will have its free children’s summer reading program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church library, 400 E. Ninth Ave. Lunch and a snack will be served. Details: 724-671-7580.

Today: The Elks will host bingo at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: The free diaper bank at Highlands Family Center, 415 E. Fourth Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One distribution per child per month is available. Details: 724-224-9006.

Sept. 8 to 10: Summit Hose Co. is accepting crafter and vendor applications for its Fall Festival. No food vendors, please. Details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or [email protected]

Upper Burrell

Aug. 28: Sky View Radio Society is accepting reservations for flea market tailgating spaces at its Swap N’ Shop Hamfest set for 8 a.m. to noon at the society grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Cost: $5 per space. Reservations and details: John Italiano, 724-339-3821.


Thursday: The Farmer’s Market will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Avenue parking lot.

Washington Township

Today: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380.

Friday: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales start at 6 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.


Today: Armstrong County Republican Committee will host a free screening of the Dinesh D’Souza movie, “2,000 Mules,” at 7 p.m. at the Worthington-West Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Linton St. BYO snacks and drinks.