The stroller, Could 17, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

Information about Memorial Day events should be sent as soon as possible to: Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084; Email or fax 724-226-4677.

Help needed placing flags on animal graves in Freeport

On Wednesday, volunteers will be required to plant flags on veterans graves for Memorial Day in the St. Mary and Freeport cemeteries.

To give your time, meet at the Freeport Veterans of Foreign Wars at 6pm on Wednesday. 102 Fifth St. Rain dates are Thursday and Friday. For more information, call 724-295-2280.

Animal Protectors offers a communal pantry for pets

The Allegheny Valley Animal Welfare Officers in New Kensington have a community pet pantry that offers free pet food to those in need.

Wet and dry dog ​​and cat food is available. Stop by 12pm to 6pm and ring the doorbell at the back door of the shelter at 730 Church St. or call 724-339-7388.

Free takeaway lunch on Wednesday at Allegheny Valley Church of God

Allegheny Valley Church of God, 216 Catalpa St., New Kensington, serves a free takeaway lunch Wednesday lunchtime.

Sloppy Joes is served as long as the food lasts. For more information, call 724-335-0994.



Wednesday: Wheel Good Wednesday, a food truck event sponsored by the Apollo Events Committee and the Apollo Area Historical Society, takes place from 5pm to 8pm on the old Stanford lot on Clifford Avenue. Food truck vendors wishing to attend a future event should send an email to

June 12: Table reservations are accepted for a vendors fair, which is held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the St. James Parish Community Center, 109 Owens View Ave. it’s planned. Cost: 15 USD; with electricity $ 20. Face masks required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Apollo-Ridge School District

Today: The Apollo-Ridge School Board will hold the agenda at 6:30 p.m. online at Access information:


6th of June: Arnold Volunteer Engine Co. will be at Arnold No. 2 Training and Social Hall, 1702 Fifth Ave., sponsor a drag queen bingo. The doors open at 12 noon. Cost: 30 USD; $ 35 at the door, includes eight regular games, and there are specials and additional packages. The kitchen is open from 12 noon to 2 p.m. BYOB. Must be at least 21 years old. Tickets: 724-335-3850

East Vandergrift

20th June: The parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, sells raffle tickets for the entire pig raffle. The winner will receive a whole pig, a 20 cubic foot freezer, a $ 200 gift card for the Locust Grove Country Shop, a $ 200 gift card for Rukas Beverage, and a $ 100 gift card for the Pizza Den by Vandergrift Fox. The winning number is the 8pm number on June 20th. Daily Pick 3. Tickets are $ 10 for two numbers. The proceeds will benefit the community’s operating budget. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday mass in the anteroom


Tuesday: The Burtner House Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights.

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library is hosting a virtual presentation of the Who Knew? “Remembering Local Veterans” program at 6 pm online at Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section of

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks required.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank is open to all those in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Enter the parking lot in the center and groceries will be placed in your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 11th: St. Joseph High School is holding a $ 20,000 super raffle. Cost: 100 USD per ticket. Prizes include a grand prize of $ 20,000 and three runner-ups of $ 1,000. The winner does not have to be present. Only 500 tickets are sold. Tickets: 724-226-7877. The proceeds help keep tuition affordable for the school’s students.

Kiski Area School District

Today: The Kiski Area School Board will hold the regular session at 7:00 p.m. online at Access information: or 724-842-0457 by Monday 11 a.m.


Today: 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.

25. May: The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., is holding a wine and cheese painting in the library at 6 p.m. to commemorate National Wine Day. Cost: $ 20, including canvas and paints. Reservation needed. Reservations: 724-236-0080

31. May: Tickets for a raffle for Memorial Day Lottery scratch-off tickets to benefit the Leechburg Public Library are available. The winner will receive a $ 20 roll and a $ 10 roll of scratch cards. Cost: $ 5. Tickets: Library stop at 139 Market St .; Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market or Leechburg Pharmacy

Lower Burrell

Saturday: Church of God is holding a parking lot treasure sale at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Spaces: $ 5. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or

May 29th: The TryLife Center accepts donations for the basket auction at the Craftsman and Sellers Fair at the Quality Inn in 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.

New Kensington

Today: The New Kensington Municipal Sanitary Authority will meet at the 120 Logans Ferry Road office at 7:00 p.m. Details: 724-335-9813

Today: The New Kensington Civil Service Commission will meet at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, 301 11th St..

Tuesday: East Kensington Community Circle is hosting an Election Day takeaway lunch at the Community Circle building, 1785 Seventh St. Menu: beef vegetable soup, cabbage and noodles, ham grills, hot sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, cakes, coffee, pop and water. Delivery on site possible. Advance orders for soup are strongly recommended. Pre-orders: 724-339-7887. Take away orders on Tuesday: 724-337-7392

Wednesday Pennsylvania CareerLink Alle-Kiski offers free workshops on for anyone who needs help with résumés and interviews. A workshop on résumés takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and an interview workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Details and registration: 724-334-8600

Saturday: The Corner Launchbox, Pittsburgh SCORE, and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship are running a free Build Your Business webinar online from 9 am to 11:30 am for women interested in starting or growing their businesses. Registration required. Registration:

Saturday: Table reservations are accepted by East Kensington Community Circle for a flea market scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Circle building at 1785 Seventh St. Cost: 10 USD. The kitchen will be open and there will be a summer basket raffle. Details: Bridget, 724-339-2392


Today: The Monday market takes place on the baseball fields of Plum Creek Park at 1040 Ross Hollow Road from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Providers change weekly.

Tuesday: The Plum Community Center is hosting a Vitalant Community Blood Drive from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Dates recommended. Blood donations are tested for Covid-19 antibodies. Bring your ID. Participating donors will receive a $ 5 Amazon gift card that can be redeemed via email. Events: 412-209-7000 or visit and click the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Look for the group code P953.


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.

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