The Stroller, Could 23, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Lower Burrell PD to host Coffee with a Cop

“Coffee with a Cop” will be sponsored by the Lower Burrell Police Department from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2800 Bethel St.

The event is to encourage positive interaction and meaningful dialogue between law enforcement officers and the public they serve.

The event will be outside and social distancing will be observed.

For details, contact Patrolman Rob Acquaviva at 724-339-4287, ext. 270 or

Reverse parade to honor Springdale grads

A reverse parade to honor the Springdale High School Class of 2021 will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Springdale.

Seniors will line up along Lincoln Avenue and family, friends and the community are encouraged decorate their vehicles, and drive by to show their support. Parade lineup will be on Porter Street and follow a marked course. Rain date is Wednesday. Participants must remain in their vehicles.

The event is sponsored by the Springdale High School Alumni Association and the Dynamo Education Foundation.

Knead Community Café accepting donations

Knead Community Café, New Kensington, is accepting donations to help the daily operation of the café, 1011 Barnes St.

Items on the café’s wish list include white premium napkins, Clorox wipes, disposable latex or nitrile gloves size large or extra-large, 6×6-inch or 9×9-inch single compartment Styrofoam hinged takeout containers, Awesome degreaser, powdered coffee creamer, foil sheet wraps, Tide or Gain laundry powdered detergent and Sam’s Club gift cards.

Donations will be accepted during business hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.


Allegheny Township

Tuesday: Christopher’s Light children’s charity will host an information meeting for those interested in becoming a volunteer at 6 p.m. in the banquet room of King’s Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road. Details:


June 12: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. Cost: $15; with electricity, $20. Face masks required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Apollo-Ridge School District

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


Saturday: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church is accepting orders for a stuffed cabbage, pierogi and haluski sale. Cost: six frozen stuffed cabbages, $12; carton of haluski. $6; dozen pierogi from St. John the Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, $10. Pickup: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29 in the church hall, 1610 Kenneth Ave. Order deadline: Tuesday. Orders: 724-681-3383, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays

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

Buffalo Township

Today: A takeout spaghetti dinner will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: spaghetti, salad and rolls, $10; extra homemade meatballs, $3. Call ahead or order at time of pickup. Members welcome for dine-in seating in the hall and on the patio. Orders: 724-295-2656

East Vandergrift

June 20: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets for whole pig raffle. The winner will receive a whole pig, a 20-cubic foot freezer, a $200 gift card to Locust Grove Country Shop, a $200 gift card to Rukas Beverage and a $100 gift card to the Vandergrift Fox’s Pizza Den. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. June 20 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Tickets are $10 for two numbers. Proceeds will benefit the parish operating budget. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday Mass in the church vestibule


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

Monday: Harrison Commissioners will conduct the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1 Municipal Drive. Masks required and attendance may limited due to capacity limits.

June 11: St. Joseph High School is conducting a $20,000 Super Raffle. Cost: $100 per ticket. Prizes include a $20,000 grand prize, three $1,000 runner-up prizes. Winner need not be present. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets: 724-226-7877. Proceeds help to keep tuition affordable for students at the school.


Today: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Free admission. Alternate hours available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or


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

Tuesday : Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., will host a wine and cheese painting party at 6 p.m. at the library to commemorate National Wine Day. Cost: $20, includes canvas and paints. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-236-0080

May 31: Tickets are on sale for a Memorial Day Lottery Scratch-off Ticket Raffle to benefit Leechburg Public Library. Winner receives one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 scratch-off tickets. Cost: $5. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.; Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market or Leechburg Pharmacy

Lower Burrell

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. at the post, Wildlife Lodge Road. Checks will be distributed to the student essay contest winners and pizza will be served. The regular meetings will be afterward.

May 29: TryLife Center is accepting donations for the basket auction at 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.

New Kensington

Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens and blankets. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a basket raffle monthly.

Monday: A free webinar about human resource basics for start-ups and entrepreneurs will be offered at 1:30 p.m. online by The Corner Launchbox, Pittsburgh SCORE and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. Registration required. Registration: //

Wednesday Pennsylvania CareerLink Alle-Kiski will offer a free online workshop at 10 a.m. on for anyone who needs help with spending, saving and managing their income. Details and registration: 724-334-8600


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.

Plum School District

Tuesday: Plum School Board will hold the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795- 0100.


Today: Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company will host a food truck festival from noon to 6 p.m. today at the carnival grounds.

Wednesday: A bike night to benefit Sponsor the Troops will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Saxonburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 W. Main St. Music will be by The Shiners Acoustic Trio and Terry Lee Spencer and there will be food, raffles and door prizes. Details:


June 1: Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St., is taking reservations for a free holiday craft class set for noon to 2 p.m. Decorate a holiday plate using fabric. Plates and fabric will be supplied, or bring your own. Reservations: 702-496-6268


Sunday 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: Tarentum 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 p.m.


Through Friday: Vandergrift Public Library is having a spring cleaning book sale. Cost: $3 per bag, provided by the library. Individual items: hardback books, audiobooks, puzzles, DVDs, and music CDs, $1; paperbacks, $50 cents; large paperbacks, $75 cents; TV series, $3. Details: 724-568-2212

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