The stroller, February 14, 2021: Occasions within the Alle Kiski Valley

Post your nonprofit’s meetings, fundraisers, and community events on The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to Please provide a phone number for the day.

Wheel Good Wednesday events planned in Apollo

The Apollo Parades and Events Committee will sponsor the Wheel Good Wednesday Food Truck Events in the community from May 5th to October 6th.

Supplier applications are now accepted. The events take place every second Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jen at

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels looking for volunteers

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to help in the kitchen and make deliveries in Arnold, New Kensington, and Lower Burrell.

To give a few hours a week of your time call 724-334-4404 and leave a message.


Allegheny Valley School District

Tuesday: Allegheny Valley School Board, regular session, 7 p.m. at the Marshall Auditorium in Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School, 501 Butler Road, Springdale. Details:


17. March: St. James Parish is selling tickets to a Luck of the Irish scratch card raffle. The winner will receive a full roll at $ 5, $ 10, and $ 20 per year. Lottery scratch-off lottery tickets. The winning number is 5pm on March 17th. Daily Pick 3. Cost: $ 10 including two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, or after weekend masses in the anteroom and church office, 109 Owens View Ave. The proceeds go to the operating budget of the church.


Tuesday: Arnold Council, Special Session, 4 p.m., online at Access information: ID, 818 1077 7485; Audio only, call 312-626-6799

Butler County

Monday: Butler County’s National Alliance for Mental Illness has a free online support group on for families and friends of people with mental illness. The group meets every first Saturday and third Monday of the month. Registration required. Registration: 724-431-0069 or Attendees must confirm attendance by 3 p.m. the day before each meeting in order to receive a link to attend.

East Vandergrift

March 21st: The parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, sells raffle tickets for a raffle with half a cow. The winner will receive half a cow, a 20 cubic foot freezer, a $ 200 gift card for Naser’s Foods, a $ 200 gift card for Rukas Beverage, and a $ 100 gift card for Lackey’s Dairy Queen. The winning number is 9pm on March 21st. Daily Pick 3. Cost: $ 10 for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, in the anteroom and office at 400 Kennedy Ave. after Sunday Mass.

Fox Chapel

February: Fox Chapel Area High School is hosting a blood donation at the Vitalant Harmar / Fox Chapel Donor Center, 2585 Freeport Road, Suite 207 in February. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The donors must be at least 16 years old and will be tested for antibodies against covid-19 free of charge. Events: 866-366-6771, indicating that the donation is for the Fox Chapel Area High School drive, or click the Donate Blood button on and use group code HS010025


Tuesday: The Fawn-Frazer Water Authority will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the office at 326 Donnellville Road. Details:


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 the sponsor code GTVFD


20. February: The designer wallet planned by Fun and Freedom Youth Sports was converted into a purely virtual event from 6 p.m. Cost: 35 USD, including participation in 13 prize draws. There will be side and 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. Details: 724-274-7773 or visit the group’s Facebook page.


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library is hosting a virtual presentation of the Who Knew? “All That Jazz” program online at 6 pm. Learn fun facts about jazz in Pittsburgh and our neighborhoods. Registration required. Registration: Visit the EventKeeper section of

Highlands School District

Monday: Highlands School Board, 7 p.m. online at Access information:

Kiski Area School District

Monday: Kiski Area School Board, regular meeting, 7 p.m., online. Access information:


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.

April 1st: Tickets are available for a No Foolin ‘Lottery scratch-off ticket raffle, which will benefit the Leechburg Area Community Association and the Leechburg Public Library. The winner will receive a $ 20 roll and a $ 10 roll of scratch cards. Cost: $ 5, includes two numbers. The winning number is number 19 on April 1st. Choose 3. Tickets: Visit the library, 139 Market St.

17th April: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications for sellers for a rally by the river, which will take place between 12:00 and 18:00 on the fire station. 268 Canal St. Vendors are responsible for their own signs, tables, chairs and tents. No electricity available. No yard sales tents. Cost: $ 25 for a 25 by 25 foot area. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or Kari, 724-309-6143

Lower Burrell

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Office, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. New members are invited to participate. The district meeting and banquet will be held at the Post Office in March.

New Kensington

Monday: New Kensington Municipal Sanitary Authority, 7 p.m., 120 Logans Ferry Road. Details: 724-335-9813

27th of March: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is looking for gift basket and gift card donations for a virtual spring basket raffle. Deadline: February 20th Details: Val,

May 29th: The TryLife Center is accepting applications for artisans and salespeople for a show from 10 am to 3 pm at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Details: 724-339-9399, ext. 105


Monday: Oakmont Council, 7 p.m. Ordinary Session, Meeting House, 767 Fifth St. Details: 412-828-3232


10th of April: Pawz for Cure Animal Charity is taking table and food truck reservations, as well as gift basket donations for a craft and vendor show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parks Volunteer Fire Department, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Cost: Tables, $ 25 or two for $ 35; Food trucks, $ 50. Reservations and details: Joni, 724-681-5935


Tuesday: The Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Main St., is hosting a pancake dinner on Shrove Tuesday in the church from 4pm to 7pm. Eat in or take out. Donations are welcome. Use the driveway from the parking lot behind the church.


February 23: The Tuesday Night Book Club in the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6pm in the library, 331 School St. The selection is “Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin. Reservation needed. Reservations: 724-274-9729

February: The Springdale Free Public Library is offering a fine amnesty until February 28th. The return of overdue items from the library and any fines for that item will be waived, regardless of how long they were checked out. The Book Drop is available 24/7 for all items except CDs and DVDs. Details: 724-274-9729

Springdale Township

Monday: The Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Department hosts bingo at the Fire Station at 851 Parkway Drive, Harwick. The doors open at 5 p.m. Masks required. The seats are changed to enforce social distancing.


Today and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. An opportunity for silent prayer is at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday: Tarentum Elks has bingo at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. at 7:00 pm. The kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upper Burrell

17. March: Upper Burrell and Portvue Volunteer Fire Brigades are selling tickets to a raffle for the $ 15,000 Irish cash prize. Cost: $ 20 per ticket, including eight numbers. The winning number will be determined from the Pennsylvania Pick 4 number on March 17th at 7pm. Details and tickets: Text 412-926-4678

Washington Township

28th March: Room requests for an auto parts swap meeting between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66, are accepted. Cost: 12 x 24 feet, $ 25; 12 x 48 foot square, $ 45; within 32-foot space, $ 55. The provider will begin setting up on March 27 at 11:00 PM. First come first serve. Items include parts and accessories for automobiles, classics, high-performance vehicles, trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, or boats. Food and drinks are sold inside. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

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