The Stroller, April 25, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Rabies Clinic offered Saturday in New Kensington

Allegheny Valley Animal Welfare Officers will host a rabies, distemper, and microchip clinic in the animal shelter parking lot at 730 Church St., New Kensington on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The services and costs available are: annual rabies vaccine, $ 15; Distemper vaccine, $ 20; Microchip, $ 20; Flea and tick treatment, $ 10; Deworming, $ 10. Get rabies, distemper, and a microchip for $ 50. Only cash is accepted.

The animals must be at least three months old to receive a rabies shot. Dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash and cats must be in a luggage rack. Masks and social distancing are required.

Volunteers are welcome to clean up the Natrona community

A community cleanup will take place on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Natrona section of Harrison.

Community members are welcome to meet at the Natrona Playground on River Avenue. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided and gift card prizes will be given out at 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Natrona Comes Together. Call Patty at 724-226-1812 for details.

Master gardener to give away free tree saplings

Penn State Master Gardeners of Armstrong County are holding a drive-through tree seedling giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Arbor Day as deliveries take place in the lower parking lot of the Belmont Complex, 415 Butler Road, East Franklin, last Friday.

An American redbud (Cercis canadensis) seedling will be given to the first 100 cars that pass through. Covid-19 security guidelines are followed. Drivers should stay in their vehicles.

Free concert scheduled on Friday at Riverview Park in Tarentum

The band American Pie will give a free concert at the Carl J. Magnetta Memorial Amphitheater in Riverview Park, First Avenue, Tarentum on Friday from 4pm to 7pm.

The snack hut opens at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Carrie at 724-448-1470.



8th of May: St. James Church is looking for food truck vendors to attend a vendors fair scheduled for 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church at 109 Owens View Ave. Table motions are accepted. Cost: 15 USD; with electricity $ 20. Face masks and social distancing required. Details: 724-882-8776

Apollo-Ridge School District

Monday: The Apollo-Ridge School Board will hold the regular meeting online at 6:30 p.m. Access information:


Tuesday: The Brackenridge Council will hold a special voting session online at at 4:00 p.m. Access information:

Buffalo Township

Today: A takeaway spaghetti dinner is available from 2pm to 6pm at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, and Rolls, $ 10; extra homemade meatballs, $ 3. Call ahead or order at the time of pickup. Members are welcome for dinner with limited seating. Face masks are required when entering the building. Assignments: 724-295-2656

Thursday: Zion United Methodist Church in the Buffalo Ward is hosting a blood donation in the ward at the church’s Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dates recommended. Blood donations are tested for Covid-19 antibodies. Bring and ID mask. Participating donors will take part in a random drawing to win one of four pairs of Lower Bowl tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguin hockey game on May 8th. Events: 412-209-7000 or visit and click the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Look for the group code C664

Burrell School District

Tuesday: The Burrell School Board will host an online budget workshop at 7:00 p.m. Details:


Monday: The Cheswick Council will conduct the regular 7pm session online at Access information:

Free port

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: The Department of Clothing for Thrift Stores at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is open Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cash only. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095


Tuesday: In the social hall of the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department, 113 Fire Hall Road, a blood donation by the American Red Cross blood community will take place from 12.30pm to 6.00pm. Events: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD

2.May: Chicken takeaway food is sold from 4:30 p.m. until food is used up at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Coleslaw, Bun, and Dessert, $ 10. Pre-orders are strongly recommended. Assignments: 724-845-7200


Monday: The Yarn Friends group at the Allegheny Valley Community Library will meet online from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. New members of all skill levels and ages are welcome. The group is working on blankets for Project Linus. Registration required. Registration and delivery list: or 724-226-3491

Monday: Harrison Commissioners will conduct the regular 6pm meeting online at Access information: or 724-226-1393 by Monday, 2.30 a.m.


Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is holding bingo at 7 p.m. in the fire station, 268 Canal St. The doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen is open.

Lower Burrell

Today: A take-away spaghetti dinner is available from 1pm to 5pm at Moose, 499 Reimer St. Menu: spaghetti, salad and rolls, USD 8. Details: 724-335-4131

Tuesday: Veterans of Foreign Wars bingo at 7pm at the Post Office, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. The doors open at 5 p.m.

May 29th: The TryLife Center is accepting donations for the basket auction scheduled for the Craftsman and Seller Show at the Quality Inn, New Kensington. Baskets can be brought to the center at 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Call 724-339-9399 to agree on a delivery time or to arrange a pick-up.

Tuesday and May 1st: West Pennsylvania Girl Scouts hold registration events at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Pavilion, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road, Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and May 1 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Girls in preschool up to 11th grade are eligible. Face masks and social distancing required.

New Kensington

Monday: The community closet at 1129 Kenneth Ave. is open from 11pm to 1pm


Today: The Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a food truck rally at the Fire Station at 415 Old Abers Creek Road from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outdoor seating will be available and there will be activities for children, instant win tickets and a 50/50 raffle. Social distancing required.

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will hold the regular 7pm meeting at the High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100


Today: A food truck festival will take place today from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on the carnival grounds of the Saxonburg volunteer fire brigade. Funded by the fire brigade.


Today and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Silent prayer opportunity is at 6:30 pm

Wednesday:Tarentum Elks have bingo at 7:00 pm at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. 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 until 8.15 p.m.

Washington Township

Until May 3rd: On the Pine Run in Kunkle Park there is a fishing area for children up to 10 years old for children up to 10 years old. Sponsored by the Washington-Bell Lions Club. Thanks to Black Leggs Trout Nursery for delivering the fish and Eagle Scout Jared Burk and other volunteers. Details: 724-727-3515

Western deer

Monday: The Deer Creek Drainage Basin Authority will hold the agenda at 7:00 p.m. online at Access information:

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