The Stroller, Aug. 8, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Highlands band slates Pie Night

The Highlands High School Varsity Marching Band annual Pie Night will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Golden Rams Stadium, Harrison.

Cost is $5 and includes a slice of pie, drink and a performance by the marching band. Rain date is Wednesday.

Drive-through food distribution set for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host a drive-thru food distribution for anyone in need from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the rear parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer. No cars are permitted to arrive before 5 p.m.

Reservations are required by 5 p.m. Monday to ensure enough food is available. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663, ext. 655. You will need your name, email, zip code, email address, current weekly income and license plate number for the car that will pick up the food.

Individuals must remain in their vehicle. For details, call 724-226-0606.

Age of Aquarius concert canceled

The Age of Aquarius concert schedule Aug. 15 at Lingrow Farms in Gilpin is canceled.


Happy Birthday to Carl F. Harvey of Buffalo Township who will celebrate his 88th birthday tomorrow.



Today: Apollo Events Committee will meet at 2 p.m. in Owens Grove Park. In case of rain, the meeting will be in the borough building conference room. Reservations requested. Reservations:

Aug. 14: St. James Church will host a vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center, 109 Owens View Ave. Tables: $20; without electricity, $15. Table reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776

Sept. 6: St. James Parish is selling tickets for a Labor Day lottery ticket raffle. The winner will receive one roll of $5, $10 and $20 Pa. Lottery scratch-off tickets. Cost: $10 for two numbers. The winning number will be the first officially drawn Pick 3 number at 7 p.m. on Labor Day. Proceeds benefit the church operating budget. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, at the parish office or in the vestibule after weekend Masses.


Tuesday: Bingo will resume at 7 p.m. at St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave. CDC guidelines will be observed. Unvaccinated players must wear a face mask. Those who are vaccinated are also encouraged to wear a mask. Future games will depend on compliance.


Today: An autism-friendly open stage by Band Together Pittsburgh will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in the upper parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church, 857 10th Ave. Free bottled water and popcorn will be served. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in the church sanctuary or social hall.

Tuesday: United Steel Workers Local 1196 Retirees and Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) will meet at 1 p.m. at the Union Hall, 1080 Brackenridge Ave.

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


Monday to Aug. 14: Butler Lions Club will sell merchandise to benefit charity at the Butler Farm Show. Items for sale include brooms, dustpans, garbage bags, fire starters, mints and cleaning cloths.


Monday: Springdale High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Cheswick United Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Please do not park in front of the church. Use side street parking or park across the street. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566

East Vandergrift 

Sept. 6: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling tickets for a Labor Day weekend cash raffle. Winners will be the first officially drawn Pick 3 number of the 7 p.m. Sept. 4, 5 and 6 drawings. Prizes are $500 Sept. 4 and 5 and $1,500 Sept. 6. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Debbie, 724-859-3186, at the parish office or in the vestibule after weekend Masses.

Fox Chapel

Thursday: Fox Chapel Area High School will sponsor a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Vitalant Harmar/Fox Chapel Donor Center, 2585 Freeport Road, suite 207. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be at least 16 years old. Appointments: 412-209-7000 and specify the donation is for the Fox Chapel Area High School drive, email or click on the Donate Blood button at and use group code HS010025.


Aug. 15: Orders are being accepted by Gilpin Fire Department for a drive-thru chicken dinner sale. Cost: $10. Pick-up begins at 4:30 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Advance orders required. Orders: 724-845-7200


Monday through Friday: Harvest Church will host Kidzfest from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Natrona Community Park, 12-20 River Road. Children entering first through sixth grade welcome. Details: 724-548-5643 or

Aug. 25: Christ Our Hope Anglican Church will offer a seminar, “Loss of a Spouse,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 926 Painter Ave., Natrona Heights. Topics will include how to find the strength to go on, how to handle the loneliness and what to do with your spouse’s belongings. Cost: $10. Scholarships are available. Registration and information: 724-895-3105 or email


Tuesday: Saxonburg Goldenagers will meet at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dinnerbell Road. Lunch will be served by the American Legion Auxiliary. New members welcome.

Kiski Township 

Monday: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 1037 Route 56. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code KiskiTwpVFD


Monday: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 6 in the church sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for anyone who has lost an important person in their life and needs help dealing with the grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be observed. Participants can join the group at any session of the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Lower Burrell 

Aug. 28: The K9 Officer Derek Kotecki Baskets for the Blue basket raffle and vendor show is accepting items and gift certificates for the auction and raffle prizes. Details: visit the Events Calendar at or

New Kensington

Wednesday: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will host a virtual Bow Wow Bingo at 7 p.m. online at Cost: $25 for one card; $5 for each additional card. There will be 10 games. A gift card prize will be announced before each game, and prizes will be mailed to winners. Bingo cards and instructions will be emailed. Registration required. Registration:

Oct. 9: Tables reservations are being accepted for a craft and vendor show at East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

Oklahoma Borough

Monday: Oklahoma Council will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 170 Thorn St.


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390


Today: A meet and greet event with the Boyce Park Rangers will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carpenter Log House on Pierson Run Road in Boyce Park. Tours of the house will be available. Donations will be accepted to support Carpenter Log House. Sponsored by the Allegheny Foothills Historical Society.

Monday: The Monday Market will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plum Creek Park baseball fields, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. Vendors change weekly.


Aug. 18: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft workshop at 1 p.m. to make a suncatcher using marbles and glass beads at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Aug. 18: Springdale Volunteer Firemen are accepting orders for a take-and-bake carnival pizza sale. Pickup: 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the firehall, 845 Lincoln Ave. Cost: whole pepperoni pizza, $10; whole plain pizza, $9. Order deadline: Aug. 11. Takeout only. Orders: 724-274-5090


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

Upper Burrell

Aug. 29: Sky View Radio Society is accepting reservations for flea market tailgating spaces for its annual Swap n Shop Hamfest set for 8 a.m. to noon at the society grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Cost: $5. Reservations: John, 724-339-3821


Aug. 18: “Dance the Story,” an active, dance-centered program with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, will be at 11 a.m. at the Casino Theatre. Sponsored by Vandergrift Public Library, the program will explore movement and dance and is suitable for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212 or at the library

Aug. 31: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $1 each or $5 for an arm’s length. The drawing will be Aug. 31. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave. For a photo of the quilt, visit Details: 724-568-2212


Monday: GFWC Saxonburg District Women’s Club will host a trivia night and membership drive to begin the new club year at 6 p.m. at Winfield Winery, 1026 Winfield Road, Cabot. Food will be served. New members welcome.

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