The Stroller, June 6, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski-Tal

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Poppy Day in the Apollo area takes place on Friday

American Legion’s Poppy Day in Kiski Township takes place on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Apollo and North Apollo.

Locations include Naser Foods in West Apollo, Elderton Bank, and Held’s Shop and Save, both in North Apollo; and Fox’s Pizza Den and BZ Mart, both in Apollo Plaza. All proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Butler, Oakland and Pittsburgh. Help support the veterans.

Old and used American flags are collected on Poppy Day and disposed of at a ceremony on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the pavilion of Spring Church Lutheran Church, Route 56, Kiski Township.

Leechburg Museum sells memorial stones

The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society plans to build a sidewalk by the museum in honor of the museum’s longtime president and volunteer assistant to the late Nancy Crawford Nawrocki.

Bricks sell for $ 50 and contain three lines of 15 characters each that can be personalized with the names of loved ones.

To order a brick, visit

Firefly program planned at the Outdoor Discovery Center

The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek, Bethel, will host a firefly program for children at the primary school in the center, Kerr Road, on Crooked Creek Dam Road, June 18-19, 7:00 pm-9:00pm

Choose one of the two sessions. The class sizes are limited. This is a free program, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are required. For reservations; Visit

The Outdoor Discovery Center in Crooked Creek is a multi-purpose facility operated under the auspices of the Armstrong Center for Community Learning and available year-round to organized groups and businesses for environmental education, workshops, meetings, or retreats.



Today: The free program “Caves of Western Pennsylvania” with speaker Tom Metzgar will take place at 6:30 pm in Drake’s Log Cabin, Williams Alley. Funded by the Apollo Area Historical Society.

Wednesday: State Representative Jason Silvis will host a Veterans Affairs event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his office, 112 North Plaza. A Veterans of Foreign Wars Department duty officer will assist veterans, their spouses, and family members. Reservations required. Reservations: 833-431-0494.

Saturday: Table reservations are being made for a 9:00 am to 2:00 pm merchant fair at the Community Center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. accepted. Cost: 15 USD; with electricity, $ 20. Face masks required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776


Tuesday: The Arnold Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., followed by the regular meeting in the boardroom on the first floor of the Public Safety Building, 601 Drey St. Details: 724-337-4441


Today: A concert with soloist Bronwyn Wain will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the upper parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church, 857 10th Avenue. In bad weather, the event takes place in the church shrine or in the social hall. Donations are accepted.


Monday: The Springdale High School Alumni Association meets at 7:00 p.m. at Cheswick United Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Please do not park in front of the church. Use the parking on the side street or park on the other side of the street. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566

East Vandergrift

Today: From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm there will be a digging sale in the basement of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave. Face masks required.


Today: The board of directors of the Leechburg Area Pool meets at 6:00 p.m. at the pool, Park Drive. Public reception.

15th June: A blood donation campaign by the American Red Cross Blood Community will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Hall, 113 Fire Hall Road. Events: 800-733-2767 or visit and search for the sponsor code GTVFD

Indiana Township

Tuesday: Indiana Township Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at the Community Building, 3710 Saxonburg Blvd., Dorseyville. Details: 412-767-5333

Kiski municipality

Monday: Kiski Ward overseers conduct the agenda meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the ward building at 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737

Tuesday: A blood donation campaign by the American Red Cross Blood Community will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 1037 Route 56. Events: 800-733-2767 or visit and use the sponsor code KiskiTwpVFD

Putty tanning

Tuesdays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., is open for tours from 1pm to 3pm. Free entry. Alternative times possible by arrangement. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or


Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company organizes bingo at 7:00 p.m. in the fire station, Kanalstrasse 268. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The kitchen is open.

June 13th: The Elks are holding a dealer bingo at 1:00 p.m. in the Lodge Ballroom, 228 Market St. Doors are open for lunch. There is a 50/50 raffle, small games of chance, food and a silent auction. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the Lodge, 724-842-8071

14th June: The First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg is organizing a 13-week GriefShare self-help group in the church district, Mainstr. 358. The group is aimed at anyone who has lost an important person in their life and may need help dealing with the grief and hardship that loss may have caused. The mask requirement when entering the building and the distance rules are observed. Participants can join the group at any session of the course. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or

June 21st to 25th: First Baptist Church, 111 Siberian Ave., will host a free Big Fish Bay vacation Bible school for kindergarten through 12th grade children from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the church. Masks optional. Registration required. Registration: 724-842-3051 or

Lower Burrell

June 19th: Applications are accepted for an open-air flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road. Cost: $ 15 for a 10 foot court. Details:

New Kensington

Today: The Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church is holding a Strawberry Festival in the church from 1pm to 3pm, 750 Church St. Menu: ham grill, macaroni salad, strawberries, ice cream, cake and drinks. Cost: $ 7. Dine on site or take away.

Monday: The Pucketos Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. in the courtyard of the Peoples Library, 880 Barnes St. members plant the library gardens and share a light lunch. Plants are donated to be sold to library members. Be sure to label plants with their names and growing requirements. Guests welcome. Like us on Facebook. Details: Pat, 724-275-7207


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

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will hold the agenda meeting and a special voting meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the high school library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100


Monday: Bingo starts at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Saxony Volunteer Fire Brigade, 210 Horne Ave. There is food, drinks and strip tickets.


14th June: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Mystery Lover’s Book Club meets at 10 am in the library at 331 School St. The selection is “Real Murders” by Charlaine Harris. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729


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

Wednesday: Tarentum Elks will be playing bingo at 7:00 pm at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Avenue. 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 at 8:15 pm


Monday: The Vandergrift Council meets at 7 p.m. at the county building at 109 Grant Ave. and online at Access information: Meeting ID, 7674634644; audio only, call 408-638-0968

Western deer

Thursday: West Deer Township is holding a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the township building at 109 East Union Road. Dates recommended. All donations are tested for Covid-19 antibodies free of charge. Events: 412-209-7000 or click the Donate Blood button on and use group code C5300094

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