The Stroller, 10.10.2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski-Tal

The Valley News Dispatch compiles a list of fall events and Halloween parades, parties, and trick or treating. Information should be emailed to

Salvation Army seeks Red Kettle volunteers

The Salvation Army’s West Pennsylvania Division is seeking volunteers for the annual Red Kettle campaign.

Red kettles will be placed at local retailers from November. Physical kettle locations will offer Google and Apple Pay options to provide a secure, contactless way for the public to donate.

Volunteer ring bells must follow Covid-19 safety guidelines and are trained in how to safely perform their duties and interact with the public. To reserve your time, call the New Kensington Center at 724-335-7221 or the Allegheny Valley Center in Brackenridge at 724-224-6310.

Drive-through grocery delivery for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host a drive-through food distribution for those in need on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the former JC Penney store in the Galleria in Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer.

In order to ensure sufficient catering, a reservation is required by Monday 5:00 p.m. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663 ext. 655. You will need your name, email address, zip code, email address, current weekly income, and the license plate of the car that is collecting the food.

People have to stay in their vehicle. For more information, call 724-226-0606.



October, 16th: A Night at the Races takes place at 7:00 p.m. at St. James Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. instead of. Admission is at 5.30 p.m. Food is served at 6:00 p.m. and the races start at 7th Tender, Kielbasa and sauerkraut, cowboy beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Admission: $ 20, including food. Must be 21 to participate. There will be 50/50 raffles, a basket raffle and pull tabs. Tickets: in the anteroom before and after the weekend masses and at the door

30th of October: A Halloween bingo will take place at 8:00 p.m. at Apollo Hose Company No. 2, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and food is served at 7:00 a.m. Cost: $ 40, includes game pack, Dauber, food, pop, games, and music. Tickets: or from 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the fire station. Details: 724-549-1601 or


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for their weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Collection: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall of the church. Face masks required. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Due to the rising cost of ingredients, starting October 15, prices will be $ 11 per dozen and $ 6 for 6. Assignments: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays


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


Oct 17: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is taking orders for a stuffed cabbage sale. Cost: $ 2 each. Pick-up: Drive-through at 4:30 p.m. Oct 17, orders required. Assignments: 724-845-7200, leave a message


November 6th: Highlands Marching Band is looking for sellers for a fall craft show. Opening times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications:


Tuesday: The Saxonburg Goldenagers meet at noon at Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dinnerbell Road. Lunch is served and there is entertainment. New members welcome.

Kiski municipality

23rd October: Kiski Township Fire Department is looking for sellers for its fall festival. There is a dealer show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food trucks from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a meet-and-greet with fire, rescue and police personnel from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details: Morgan, 724-466-2812 or Tracy, 724-681-6665

November 24th: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is taking orders for cakes and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Flavors: Chocolate Meringue, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Apple, Dutch Apple, Blackberry, Wild Blueberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Peach, Raisins, Harvest and Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Rolls, all $ 10. Payment deadline for orders: November 13th. Collection: November 24th. Assignments: Morgan, 724-466-2812


Monday: The board of directors of the Leechburg City Library will meet at 6.30 p.m. in the library, Marktstrasse 137. Public reception.

Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company organizes bingo at 7:00 p.m. in the fire station, Kanalstrasse 268. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The kitchen is open.

October 24th: The First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., is offering the GriefShare program “Surviving the Holidays” at 2 pm in the church hall. Details: 724-845-7518

October 24th: A wallet sponsored by the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club will be held from 1pm to 4pm at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Admission: $ 20, includes food, beer, and drinks. Must be 21 to participate. Tickets: 724-448-1052

December 11th and 12th: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for craftsmen and salespeople for a Christmas crafts show, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fire hall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $ 30 for a eight-foot table and two chairs for one day; or $ 50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

Tuesday: The Burrellton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 pm at Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751. Grant St. Joel Hawthorne will discuss Rain Gutter Gardening. Chris Hawthorne, vice president of youth activities for the Federation of Garden Clubs, will speak about the purpose and implementation of a program and competition for student participation in poetry and sculpture. Guests welcome. Details and guest registration: 724-335-3353

New Kensington

Today: A Vitalant Congregation blood drive will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Trinity Hall, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 221 Ridge Ave. instead of. Appointments are recommended. Events: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button on and use group code C5300045

November 13th: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is soliciting donations of gift cards and raffles for the annual 4:00 p.m. Cash Bash at the Comfort Inn & Suites, RIDC Park. Details:


Tuesday: A Vitalant Community blood drive will be held from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Large Group Classroom at Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road. Donors receive a t-shirt. Dates recommended. Events: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button on and use group code HS010025


November 24th: Christopher’s Light is selling tickets for a lottery ticket raffle. The winner will receive $ 100 in scratch cards for the Pa. Lottery and $ 150 in cash. Cost: $ 5 for four chances. The winning number is November 24th at 7pm. Choose 3. Christopher’s Light is a nonprofit providing clothing, support, and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong Counties. Tickets: 724-448-1349


the 20th of October: The Oakmont Paranormal Society will host a program from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Springdale Free Public Library, 331 St. Drake Bowan’s School. Reservation required by October 15th. Reservations: 724-274-9729


Wednesday: The Elks will be playing bingo at the Lodge at 219 E. Sixth Avenue at 7:00 p.m. The kitchen is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Menu: Assignments: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 pm

November 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th: Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., will host their annual Christmas Nut Roll Sale. Varieties are nut, apricot and poppy seeds. Cost: $ 12. Assignments: Lynn, 724-717-8001, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Upper Burrell

Constantly: The Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a billboard to win a $ 15,000 credit at Lojak’s Cycle Sales, Fawn. Cost: $ 50 per chance. The drawing will be held live on Facebook and Instagram when all tickets are sold. Tickets: Send a message on the fire department’s Facebook page or click here.


October, 16th: Drag queen bingo will be held at 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall # 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food and strip tickets. BYOB. Must be 21 to participate. Cost: $ 20, includes eight games and a dauber. The CDC guidelines are adhered to. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

Washington Township

November 7th: Space requests are accepted for auto parts swaps from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4078 Route 66. Cost: 12 x 24 foot space, $ 25; 12 x 48 foot space, $ 45; within 32-foot space, $ 55. Vendor setup begins November 6th at 11:00 PM. First come first serve. The articles include parts and accessories for automobiles, classics, high-performance vehicles, trucks, automobiles, motorcycles or boats. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

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