The Stroller, Sept. 16, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley |

2022-09-17 06:48:53 By : Ms. Jackie Guo

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Project SEED accepting donations to feed local children

New Kensington-Arnold Project SEED volunteers will have the first packing day of the school year at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alle-Kiski Center for Active Adults, 1039 Third Ave., New Kensington.

Program co-founder Joanne Cecchi estimates that Project SEED will feed approximately 230 children each week in the district’s elementary schools and provide a free food pantry to students in the upper elementary, and middle and high school buildings. This will be the 10th year that Project SEED will provide weekend food bags for children in need.

To support this project, visit or send a check to Project SEED, c/o Alle-Kiski Center for Active Adults, 1039 Third Ave., New Kensington PA 15068.

Lower Burrell church to sponsor touch-a-truck event

Christian Assembly of God will host a touch-a-truck event in honor of first responders from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road.

A worship service will begin at 10 a.m. at the VFW. After the service there will be trucks, games and treats. The public is welcome.

Dance planned for adults with special needs

A dance for young adults with special needs will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Laube Hall, 115 Community Park Road, Freeport.

Cost is $25 per attendee, and $15 for a chaperone, and includes snacks and drinks. There will be a DJ, dancing and a limbo contest. Those attending must be at least 16 years old. All staff including the DJ has clearances.

For tickets and more information, email The event is sponsored by Therapy House LLC.

Jim Walters of Lower Burrell would like to thank everyone who participated in the Sept. 11 Moving Flag Tribute in Harrison. “It really was overwhelming to see young men and women carrying the American flag and they did it with pride. You made an old Marine Corps Vietnam veteran very proud of all of you. In the Marine Corps we have a saying we share with each other: “Semper Fi.”

Today: Alle-Kiski Day Quilters and Sewers will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny Township municipal building, 136 Community Building Road. Bring your project. No dues or fees. Free parking, lighting, tables and electrical outlets available. Bring a lunch. The group meets the first and third Friday of each month. Details: Pat, 724-601-3089.

Sunday: Apollo Area Historical Society will host authors John Haltigan and Arthur Fox as they discuss their book, “In the Center of the Storm,” at 3 p.m. at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St. The book is about the 139th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Donations will be accepted. Details: 724-478-2899 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 serve a free breakfast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday: Arnold Democrats will have a picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. in Arnold Fireman’s Park, by the 18th Street ball fields. Look for the signs. A candidate will speak and hot dogs and water will be provided. Bring a covered dish to share. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-337-8733 or

Oct. 2: The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek will host, “Magic and Mystery at Crooked Creek,” from 1 to 5 p.m. at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Children 8 to 12 years old welcome. Parents should plan to drop off children at 1 p.m. and pick them up at 5 p.m. Children will go on a 1.5-mile hike and gather ingredients to create magic crystal wands to take home, play games and enjoy a snack. Cost: $50 plus $4.67 in Eventbrite service and processing fees. Tickets:

Saturday: The St. Lawrence Parish Fall Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the church, First Street. Entertainment: noon to 3 p.m., Dave Paleczny; 3 to 5 p.m., Endless Thirst; and 5 to 9 p.m., DJ Jack McKernan. There will be food, baked goods, games, a bounce house and a basket raffle. Details: 724-763-9141.

Sunday: National Association of the Women’s Interactive Network will sponsor a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Deer Athletic Field, 700 Front St., Creighton. Details: 412-965-3971, or

Saturday: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish will host a cash bash in the church social hall, 411 McKinley Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. The first number will be pulled at 7 p.m. Admission: $25 and includes five numbers, food and beverages. There will be strip tickets, a basket auction and 50/50 raffles. Those attending must be 21 years old. Tickets: Crystal, 724-882-9212.

Sunday: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 411 McKinley Ave., will have an outdoor Mass at 11 a.m. on the church lawn. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. There is limited shade in the area, so bring s sun umbrella or wear a hat or sunscreen. Ice cream sandwiches will be served afterward. In case of rain, the event will be in the church.

Sunday: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-Tique antique and collectible show will open the season from daybreak to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road. Rain or shine. No pets permitted. Spaces: $30 per month. Customer parking: $3. Details: or 724-224-0178.

Saturday : The Freeport Eagles will sell outdoor-grilled half chickens from 11 a.m. until sold out at the aerie, 101 Fifth St. Advance orders recommended. Cost: $9, includes coleslaw. Dine in or take out. Orders: 724-295-9979.

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.

Today : 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.

Saturday : 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: 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 Discovering Family Roots group at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Share ideas with others, learn new research tips, and see what research resources are available in the library local history department. Reservations required. Reservations:

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 Needle and Thread Club for students who are at least in fourth grade at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 1 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd, Natrona Heights. The project will be backpack charms. Basic materials provided. Reservations required. Reservations: or call 724-226-3491.

Saturday: Guardian Angels Parish Quilters will have a yard and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 204 Elbrook Drive, Natrona Heights. Proceeds will benefit the group’s Quilts for the Homeless project.

Saturday: Building Block of Natrona will host its free Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet outreach for residents in need at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Free produce and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed, first come, first served, while supplies last. No income verification required. Everyone is welcome. Masks not required but encouraged.

Saturday: A karaoke night will be from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Members and guests welcome.

Saturday : 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:

Tuesday : The PriorityCare program at Allegheny Valley Hospital and Highmark will offer a free Medicare workshop at 6 p.m. in the Charles W. Young Conference Center at the hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. The presentation is for educational purposes and no plan-specific details will be shared. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

Sept. 24: A happy hour cash bash will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Cost: $25, includes five numbers for the drawings, sandwiches, salads and sweets. There will be karaoke with Bucky after the drawings. Public welcome. Tickets: stop in at the post.

Sept. 25: Harrison Hills Park will offer a free guided hike, “Hit the Trail,” with the park rangers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the park. Meet in the lower Environmental Learning Center parking lot. This is a 2-mile hike with moderate elevation changes. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. Reservations required. Reservations:

Sept. 25: Boy Scout Troop 186 will host their annual chicken barbeque from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn at the corner of Broadview Blvd. and Montana Avenue, Natrona Heights. Cost: $14, includes half chicken, plain or barbeque; coleslaw, two rolls and a side of Birdville Sauce. Dinners for advance purchased tickets are guaranteed available until 4 p.m. Jars of Birdville Sauce and homemade baked goods will be available. Cash and credit cards accepted. Tickets:

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

Saturday: Kiski Township Volunteer Firemen will sell barbequed chicken dinners from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out at the firehall, 1037 Route 56. Menu: half chicken with baked potato and coleslaw, $12; half chicken, $9; breaded shrimp with baked potato and coleslaw, $9. Details: Diane, 412-601-1782.

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

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers should wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations welcome.

Saturday: Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church will have its free takeout monthly Pot Love Dinner at noon at the church, 271 Main St. Reservations required by noon Friday. There is a one dinner per family member limit. Those with reservations will be served first. Line-up will be outside. Everyone is welcome. Reservations: 724-845-1901 or

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

Nov. 12: A turkey trot bingo to benefit Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $30, includes card, dauber, food and drinks; extra cards, $5. There will be a $1,000 cover-all jackpot game. Reserved seating available for parties of eight or more. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets and reservations: John, 724-549-8867 or Melissa, 724-332-9090.

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: Peoples Library will offer at STEM project for children of all ages at 11 a.m. at the library, 3052 Wachter Ave. No reservations required. Details: 724-339-1021.

Saturday: A luncheon bingo will be at 1 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games that win $20 each; four specials that win $30 each; and a $100 must-go jackpot. Details: 724-335-4131.

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the Magic Moments band from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post, Wildlife Lodge Road. Members and three guests welcome.

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.

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.

Tuesday : The Salvation Army Church and Community Center will offer sewing classes from noon to 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning Sept. 20 at the center, 255 Third St. All experience levels welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-335-7221.

Oct. 1: St. George Orthodox Church is accepting orders for its Middle Eastern food sale. Pick up will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the church, 1150 Leishman Ave. Menu: grape leaves, green beans and rice, kibbee, babaganoush, spinach pies, meat pies, pita bread, hummus and baklawa. Order deadline: Sept. 23. Orders: 724-335-9988 or

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

Tuesday: The SOS Ministry Team at Holy Family Parish will sponsor a Senior Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Our Lady of Joy Church hall, 2000 Oblock Road. There will be free flu shots and blood pressure screenings and a certified Alzheimer care professional will give a presentation at 11:30 a.m. Reservations required. Reservations: 412-793-4511, ext. 107 or

Sept. 24: The comedy night at Logans Ferry Heights Fire and Rescue has been canceled.

Sunday: Addiction Recovery Ministry have an recovery celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. at Atithi Studio, 1020 N. Canal St. There will be music, art, food and information. Details: 412-378-9290.

Wednesday : Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft workshop to make a Steelers glass or pumpkin decoupage at 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

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

Saturday: The Academy Chamber Ensemble will present a concert, “Variations on Variations,” at 7 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. Donations will be accepted. Details: 724-224-9220.

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.

Wednesday : Vandergrift Public Library will host a home school creative program, “Be A Biologist,” at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Children can learn how to help migrating hummingbirds. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

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.

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.

Sept. 25: West Leechburg resident Kevin Smith will discuss his book, “God Discovery: How Science and Logic Reveal the Existence of God,” at 4 p.m. at West Leechburg Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 1116 Gosser St. Music will be by Wayne Shaffer and there will be a silent auction. Admission: $15, includes a three-course buffet dinner. Proceeds will be donated to Light of Life Mission and the fire department. Tickets: 724-433-0794 or email Ticket deadline is Monday.

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