The Stroller, Sept. 9, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley |

2022-09-10 08:01:51 By : Mr. SUP WIND

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9/11 Moving Flag Tribute planned in Harrison

The 9/11 Moving Flag Tribute will be Sunday on Broadview Blvd. in Natrona Heights, Harrison.

Walkers and runners of all ages will carry American flags from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the sidewalks from Lamparski Orthodontics to Morgan Street and back. Volunteers are welcome.

To participate, contact Kate at 724-664-9382 or Donations will be accepted for the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank and the Heroes Stocking Project.

Concert to raise money for NK Memorial Park

New Ken/Arnold Social in the Park will host a band blast benefit concert Sunday to help raise funds for renovations and repairs to Memorial Park.

The Band Blast will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Park, New Kensington, rain or shine. Admission is $5. It will feature festival seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.

Bands scheduled to appear on the main stage include A New Day Sunrise, We’re Almost Home, Johnson’s Crossing, the Rust Project, Low Life Drifters, Heidi and the Hellcats, Chip & Charge Ups, Curtis and the Shakerz, Cosmic Attack, Big House Pete and Jimmy Mac & the Attack.

There will be food vendors, attractions, community groups and a 50/50. Visit for band times.

Harrisville Community Band to play free concert Sunday

Concordia at Cabot Haven Apartments, Winfield, will host a free concert by the Harrisville Community Band at 4 p.m. Sunday on the Haven II patio, 148 Marwood Road, entrance 5.

Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For reservations and more information, contact Peggy Trettel at 724-352-5378 or

Oct. 8: Apollo Memorial Library will host an adult paint night fundraiser with Steele’s Brushes and Ceramics from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Cost: $35. Paid reservations required. Space is limited. Reservations: stop in at the library.

Saturday: The Tomb Coffeehouse, 1821 Fifth Ave. will host a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. by Des & Dave.

Sunday: A spaghetti dinner will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Tomb Coffeehouse, 1821 Fifth Ave. Menu: spaghetti, two meatballs, salad, bread and beverage. Cost: $9; 11 and younger, $5.

Saturday: A super bingo will begin at 1 p.m. at the Avonmore Senior Citizen Center, 458 Railroad Ave. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets and details: 724-697-4014.

Sept. 25: Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department is accepting vendor applications for its fall festival at the firehall, 108 Cochrans Mill Road. Details: Call or text Crissy Schaeffer, 724-525-5002 or email

Sept. 18: National Association of the Women’s Interactive Network is accepting table and space reservations for a flea market set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Deer Athletic Field, 700 Front St., Creighton. Cost: $25 for a 12 x 12-foot space paid in advance. No electricity available. Setup will begin at 7 a.m. No food or drink vendors. The association provides networking, professional mentoring and education to women experiencing economic hardships. Reservations: 412-965-3971, or

Sunday: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will host bingo at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall, 411 McKinley Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 24: St. Mary Mother of God Parish will host a fall festival from 6 to 10 p.m. in the church social hall, 608 High St. Breweries and wineries will be on hand and there will be heavy appetizers, dancing and indoor and outdoor seating. The 56 East Band will entertain. Cost: $30. Tickets: Bridget, 724-448-9645 or Jeff, 724-596-0503.

Sept. 28: St. Mary Mother of God Parish, 608 High St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. in the church hall. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and use group code G0040286.

Sept. 16: A Red Cross community blood drive will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Gilpin Volunteer Firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD.

Sept. 17: A super bingo to benefit Gilpin police K9 Rudy will be at 7 p.m. at the township firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission: $50, includes one game pack and one special pack. Extra game packs will be sold at the door and the kitchen will be open. Regular game payouts will be $60, specials will be $300 each and there will be one must-go jackpot game that will award $2,000. There will be a silent auction, strip tickets and a 50/50. Tickets: at the firemen’s regular bingo Thursdays at the firehall; at the municipal building, 589 Route 66; or call Sharon at 724-845-0981.

Today: 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.

Saturday: The Diaper Pantry at Christ Our Hope Anglican Church, Harrison, will distribute diapers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 926 Painter Ave., and at Sheldon Park, both in Natrona Heights. Recipients must drive up and remain in their vehicles. First-time recipients must provide present their own identification, the child’s birth certificate and a current WIC or SNAP card.

Saturday: A clothing and toy giveaway will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Word of Faith Christian Fellowship, 42 Chestnut St., Natrona. Details: the Rev. Moses S. Simpkins, 412-853-7802.

Sunday: The Knights of Columbus will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the council home, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Cost: $6; younger than 6, $3.

Sept. 13: Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation and Eureka Fire Rescue EMS will offer a free CPR/AED certification class for healthcare providers from 6 to 9 p.m. at the foundation, 1 Acee Drive, Natrona Heights. There may be a nominal fee for the certification card. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-294-3157.

Sept. 17: Harrison Hills Park will offer a free Junior Ranger program, “Seeds and Spores” with the park rangers,” from 1 to 3 p.m. in the park Rachel Carson shelter. All ages welcome. This is a 2-mile hike with moderate elevation changes. Bring water and wear closed toe shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Reservations:

Nov. 12: Table reservations are being accepted for the Knoch Knights Girls Basketball craft show at Knoch High School. Details: Shannon McGraw, 724-822-6803 or

Oct. 8: Kiski Township Volunteer Firemen will have a scrapbook day from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the firehall, 1037 Route 56. Cost: $20. Bring a covered dish to share. Reservations required by Sept. 29. Reservations: 412-601-1782.

Sundays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 330 N. McKean St., will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Other hours available by appointment. Free parking available behind the museum via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or

Mondays: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will sponsor a 13-week GriefShare support group for anyone who has lost a loved one at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 through Dec. 12 in the church social hall, 358 Main St. Participants can join at any session of the program. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or visit

Saturday and Wednesday: Leechburg Museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Other times available by appointment. Details: 724-845-8914 or

Dec. 10 and 11: Table reservations are being accepted for a Christmas craft and vendor show planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Leechburg Volunteer Firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $30 per day or $50 for both days, includes one table and two chairs. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or

Saturday: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market, 2800 Bethel St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lower Burrell Lions will sell brooms.

Saturday: The ClothesLine Ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothing, shoes and purses will be 25 cents each or five for $1. The jewelry room will be open and an adult-supervised craft will be available for children while adults shop.

Monday: The Seneca Unit Girl Scouts will host a meeting for new girls from Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell from 7 to 8 p.m. in Faith Hall at Puckety United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Puckety Church Road. Please arrive by 6:50 p.m. Parents and guardians must stay for a short informational program. Reservations required. Reservations:

Oct. 8 and 9: Vendors applications are being accepted for the Fall For Animals Festival set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Road. Cost: $60 for a 10 x 20-foot space. Spaces will be assigned by lottery. Electricity is available. Vendors must participate both days open to close. Paid reservation deadline: Sept. 23. Details: Rini, 724-859-3559.

Saturday and Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Items available include clothing for all members of the family, shoes and linens. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during business hours.

Sunday: Aluminum City Terrace Activities Group will host a bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. in the activities center, 136 Aluminum City Terrace. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Snacks will be served. Cost: $3, includes one board; extra boards, $1 each. Public welcome.

Friday: A food truck roundup will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at Riverside Event Center, 12 Washington Ave. There will be a cash bar and music. Proceeds will benefit Sunday school and youth programs at Dormition of the Theotokos Church. Details:

Saturday: Oakmont Carnegie Library will sponsor a craft supply swap from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd. Bring unused yarn, fabric and craft supplies. Remaining supplies will be donated to the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Details: 412-828-9532.

Tuesday : Riverview Community Action Corporation will host a free history program about former Oakmont resident Jessie Mathews Vann. Debra Sandoe McCauslin will be the speaker. Public welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 412-828-1062.

Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a country music jam night from 5 to 8 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public welcome. Details: 724-845-2390.

Sept. 23: A purse bash to benefit Good Samaritan Hospice Youth Bereavement Care will be at 6 p.m. at The Mansion, 141 Mansion Lane. Cost: $40, includes light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Outside snacks and BYOB welcome. Winners need not be present. Bring a bottle of wine to receive a ticket for the win-it-all wine table. Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets and details: 724-352-1571, ext. 8363 or

Saturday: Allegheny County Parks Department will host the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra in concert at 2 p.m. at the Boyce Park Wave Pool.

Sept. 24: Logans Ferry Heights Fire and Rescue will sponsor a comedy dinner show at the firehall, 1001 Summit Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Performers will include Sean Collier, Marcus Cox and headliner Mike Wysocki. Cost: $25, includes spaghetti dinner and dessert. There will be a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. Tickets: 724-339-2210.

Tuesday: A craft workshop to make a clock will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St. Use the front door on Pittsburgh Street. Bring a lunch. Reservations required. Reservations: call or text Amy at 702-496-6268.

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Sunday: Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will have a service of wholeness and healing at 6:15 p.m. at the church for anyone experiencing grief or loss.

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 12: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. in the banquet room of the Masons, 113 Washington Ave. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code Vandergrift.

Nov. 6: Tickets are on sale for a His/Her Fundraiser Bash set for 2 to 5 p.m. in St. Gertrude Church Hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Prizes will include designer handbags, patio and outdoor items and tools. There will be a silent auction and 50/50. Cost: $30. Proceeds will be used to restore the church floor. Tickets and basket donations: Megan Kiebler, 724-882-5035.

Today: 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: East Union Presbyterian Church will sponsor a free family movie night at 7 p.m. at the church community center, 292 East Union Road. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and lawn chair. Free popcorn.

Sept. 24 and 25: West Deer Dog Shelter is seeking gift basket and gift card donations to raffle off at the township festival. Money raised will help with vet bills, food, cleaning supplies and other shelter expenses. Donations can be delivered to the shelter, 109 East Union Road, Cheswick PA 15024. Details: 724-265-2780, ext. 224.

Sept. 24: East Union Presbyterian Church is accepting space reservations for a fall craft show at the church, 292 East Union Road. Details: Mary Lynn, 412-767-5750.

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