The Stroller, April 14, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Highlands musical productionseeking donations

Highlands High School will present the spring musical, “Mamma Mia! The Musical,” April 30, and May 1 and 2 to staff and cast member families.

Donations to help with costs are being accepted through Friday and will be acknowledged in the program. Checks payable to HHS Musical Productions can be mailed to the high school, 1500 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights PA 15065, Attn: Michael Zeiler. For details, contact Zeiler at 724-889-7906 or

Armstrong County museum seeking volunteers

The Armstrong County Historical Museum in Kittanning is looking for volunteers to staff the museum on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

Volunteers will greet visitors, guide them through the house, provide information about the exhibits and assist staff as needed. There will also be opportunities to help at special events throughout the year.

For information, call 724-548-5707 or email

Free movie planned in Boyce Park

The free Allegheny County Family Drive-in Movie series planned Friday in Boyce Park wave pool parking lot will be, “Zootopia,” rated PG.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. There is a 100-vehicle limit, first-come, first served. Gates will close when the movie starts, or the venue reaches capacity.

Movie audio is played through a radio transmitter on 87.9 FM.

Outdoor Discovery Center to celebrate Arbor Day

The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek will sponsor a free program, “Celebrate the Trees” for children and their parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the center, 142 Kerr Road, Bethel.

There will be activities about trees including a hike on the Discovery Trail, and each child will receive a tree seedling. Class size is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.

Registration is required. To register, visit

Oakmont Carnegie Library announces new hours

Oakmont Carnegie Library has expanded the hours that it will be open to the public.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Special hours for those who are immunocompromised or have special needs are available from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

For information, call the library at 412-828-9532.



April 30: Apollo Memorial Library is selling tickets for an April Showers of Cash raffle. The winner will receive $500. The winning number will be based on the 7 p.m. Pa. Lottery Pick 3 number. Cost: $2. Tickets: stop in at the library, 9 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

May 1 and 2: Reservations about being accepted from crafters and vendors for the Apollo May Daze set for noon to 5 p.m. Details and applications:

May 8: St. James Church is seeking food truck vendors to participate at a vendor fair planned 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 109 Owens View Ave. Details: 724-882-8776


Saturday: Calvary Lutheran Church will serve a roast beef dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, 1721 Victoria Ave. Dine in or takeout. Cost: $10. Reservations requested for groups of four or more. Orders: 724-335-0101


Thursday: Bingo will be hosted by the American Legion at 7:15 p.m. at the post, 845 First Ave. Face masks must be worn. Seating arrangements will reflect social distancing. The kitchen will be closed.

Buffalo Township

Today: Buffalo Township Supervisors will hold the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. online at Access information:


Wednesday: Cheswick Council will hold the caucus meeting at 7 p.m. at the borough firehall, 1411 Spruce St.


Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. online. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578


April 24: Freeport Area Library is accepting donations of usable household items, new and used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games and toys for a flea market sale. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Details: 724-295-3616 or

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Cash only. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095


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


Thursday: Harmar Supervisors will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. followed by the regular meeting in the municipal building forum, 701 Freeport Road. Details: 724-274-4550


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.

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.

Monday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a virtual program, “Reducing Clutter to Live A Simpler Life,” at 6:30 online at Sandra Kutchman, a professional organizer with Discover Organizing Inc., will be the speaker. Registration required. Registration:

Kiski Area School District

Today: Kiski Area School Board will conduct the information meeting at 7 p.m. online. Details:

Kiski Township

Today: Kiski Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737

April 24: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will host a parking lot bingo at 5 p.m. in the firehall parking lot, 1037 Route 56. The lot opens at 4 p.m. Cost: $15 per person, includes supplies. Only 125 spots are available. Reservations: Jason, 724-594-8336 or Megan, 724-575-2473


Aug. 5 to 8: The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is accepting space applications from vendors. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5, noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7, and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Vendors in the artists market must offer handmade goods. Food vendors can be for-profit or non-profit organizations. Applications: Information: Deadline: June 30 or until sold out


Thursdays: 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.

Leechburg Area School District

Today: Leechburg Area School Board will hold the agenda meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 215 First St. Details: 724-842-9681

Lower Burrell

May 29: TryLife Center is accepting donations for the basket auction planned for the craft and vendor show at Quality Inn, New Kensington. Baskets can be taken to the center, 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Call 724-339-9399 to schedule a delivery time or arrange pickup.

Manor Township

Thursday: Lenape Technical School Joint Operating Committee will hold the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the school library, 2215 Chaplin Ave. Details: 724-763-5910

New Kensington 

Thursday: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go dinners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored in honor of Keally, Will and Jean Simpson. Those picking up meals are reminded to observe social distancing waiting in line.

Thursday: Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the vo-tech along Stevenson Boulevard. Details: 724-337-3812

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 with new selections. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required except when eating. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403

April 18: First Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church Trinity Hall, 221 Ridge Ave. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 visit the Donate Now button at and search with group code C5300045.

April 22: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will sponsor an Earth Day bike raffle online. The winner will receive two unisex bikes, two air pumps, two helmets, two pairs of gloves, two handlebar bags, a bike lock, one year membership to the Butler Freeport Community Trail, trail t-shirts and local bike trail brochures. Cost: $10. Drawing: April 22 on Facebook Live. Tickets: visit or

April 29: Orders are being accepted for a Fat Cat’s Subs hoagie sale to benefit Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley. Varieties: Italian, turkey or ham and cheese. Cost: $9. Order deadline: 9 p.m. April 23. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. April 29 at Fat Cat’s Subs, 832 Fifth Ave., New Kensington. Pay at pickup, cash or checks only. Orders:


Thursday: Parks Township Sportmen’s Club will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. New members welcome. Details: 724-845-2390 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Saturday: An outdoor book sale will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Plum Community Library, 445 Center New Texas Road. Masks and social distancing required. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. No textbooks, encyclopedias or VHS tapes, please. Donations limited to two boxes per person. Please park at the Plum Senior Center. Rain date: Sunday.


Today: Saxonburg Police Department will host a meeting about scam telephone calls at 7 p.m. in Cooper Hall, 199 N. Rebecca St. Public welcome.


Thursday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the post, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 visit the Donate Now button at and search with group code C3750040.

Saturday: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 600 Pittsburgh St., is accepting orders for a takeout spaghetti dinner planned from 2 to 6 p.m. at the church. Menu: spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert, $8. Masks required at pickup. Advance orders: 724-274-5313

April 22: Springdale Free Public Library will host a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The program will be about Earth Day. Masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Springdale Township

Thursday: Springdale Township Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m. online at Access information:


Today: Tarentum Elks will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen will be open to the public from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: The Duquesne University Center for Integrative Health will offer free health screenings from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Murphy Building, 414 Corbet St. Screenings available will include blood pressure, diabetes risk, substance abuse, food insecurity, cholesterol and A1C. The event is part of the Tarentum Night Market. No appointments required.

Friday: The free diaper bank at Highlands Family Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 415 E. Fourth Ave. Distribution is limited to once per month per child. Details: 724-224-9006

West Deer

Today: East Union Presbyterian Church will have a takeout spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 292 East Union Road. Menu: spaghetti with choice of several sauces, salad and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Details: 724-265-1381

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