The Stroller, March 21, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Apollo Cemetery sponsor Saturday’s cleanup day

At the Apollo Historic Cemetery, which is permanently maintained by the Apollo Area Lions Club, there will be a cleaning and working day on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The 589 Boy Scout Troop from Spring Church, Kiski Township, and the Apollo-Ridge LEO Club will attend, and community members are welcome to volunteer.

Tasks include raking leaves and picking up twigs. If possible, volunteers should bring rakes, gloves, and leaf blowers. Social distancing and masks are encouraged.

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches accepts donations for the food bank

Donations are welcome for the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches’ food bank in Harrison.

The most needed items include diapers, bread, spaghetti and sauce, bottled juice, and canned chicken and tuna. They can be dropped off Wednesdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office, 1913 Freeport Street, Natrona Heights.

To make a monetary contribution online, visit



March 28th, April 3rd, April 4th: St. James Parish is sponsoring a Spring Fling raffle. Cost: $ 10, including three-digit numbers. Winning numbers are the 7pm Pa. Lottery pick 3 number. Prizes: March 28, $ 500; April 3, $ 500; April 4th and 4th, $ 1,500. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776

10th of April: Table requests are being accepted for a vendors fair, which is held 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Community Center on St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. it’s planned. Cost: 15 USD; with electricity $ 20. Face masks and social distancing required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Apollo-Ridge School District

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


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for their Pierogi sale. Varieties: potatoes and sauerkraut. Orders: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Collection: Fridays from 12.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in the social hall of the church. Face masks are required upon pickup. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Assignments: 724-339-9257


28th March: St. Lawrence Catholic Church is taking orders for a sale of cooked cabbage rolls. Cost: 6 for $ 15. Orders required today. Collection: 4 to 6 p.m. March 28 at the church. Cash or checks accepted, payable on collection. Assignments: 724-763-4159 or 724-763-3205 or click here.

Deer Lakes School District

Monday: The Deer Lakes School Board will host a special session online at 4:45 pm at Details: or 724-265-5300

Free port

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: The Department of Clothing for Thrift Stores at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is open Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cash only. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095

Tuesday: The Church of St. Mary Mother of God, 608 High St., is hosting a blood donation from the Vitalant Community in the church hall from 1pm to 6pm. A donation is made to the local food bank for each donor. Dates recommended. Dates: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Now button on and use group code G0040286


Monday: Harrison Commissioners will conduct the regular 6pm meeting online at Access information: or 724-226-1393 by Monday, 2.30 a.m.

Monday: The Yarn Friends group at the Allegheny Valley Community Library will meet online from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. New members of all skill levels and ages are welcome. The group is working on blankets for Project Linus. Registration required. Registration and delivery list: or 724-226-3491

Until April 3rd: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will host a children’s drawing competition during National Library Week. Coloring pages can be found at or in the library lobby at 1522 Broadview Blvd. Entries will be displayed in the lobby. A mystery prize will be awarded. Deadline: April 3rd


August 5th to 8th: The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival accepts space applications from providers. Hours of Operation: 5pm to 10pm, August 5th, 12pm to 10pm, August 6th and 7th and 12pm to 6pm, August 8th. Vendors in the artist market have to offer handmade goods. Grocery sellers can be nonprofit or nonprofit organizations. Applications: Information: Deadline: June 30th or until sold out

Kiski municipality

20th of April: The voluntary fire brigade of the Kiski community takes orders for a sale of Marianna’s Hoagie and pizza. Orders and payment are due by April 10th. It will be delivered on April 20th. The Hoagies are 14 inches tall and the varieties are Italian, Ham and Swiss, Turkey, All-American, Roast Beef, Smoked Ham and Cheddar, Traditional, Three Cheese and Ham Club. Pizzas are 12 inches in diameter and varieties are pepperoni, cheese, and white. Cost: Hoagies and pizzas, $ 9 each. Assignments: Jan, 724-664-8751


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 drawing, 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 3 on April 1st at 7pm. Select the number 3. Tickets: Visit the library, 139 Market St.

10th of April: Leechburg Elks will open the band “13 Stories” from 7 to 10 pm in the ballroom of the Lodge, 228 Market St. Doors, at 6 pm. Cost: 15 USD, including buffet. Cashbox. Public greeting. Tickets: 724-842-8071 or 724-422-4913

17th April: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications for sellers for a rally on 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 courtyard sales tents. Cost: $ 25 for a 25 by 25 foot area. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or Kari, 724-309-6143

Lower Burrell

Tuesday: Veterans of Foreign Wars bingo at 7pm at the Post Office, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. The doors open at 5 p.m.

New Kensington

Saturday: The Allegheny Valley Animal Welfare Officers will hold their spring basket raffle online from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Basket themes include dogs, cats, wine, exercise, relaxation, books, gift cards, chocolates, and wreaths. Cost: 10 for $ 10 or 25 for $ 20. The winners will be announced online on Facebook at 1 p.m. on Saturday and notified by telephone. The prizes must be picked up at the shelter. Tickets: Visit the Enter Contest tab at

March 31: A quilt raffle will go to Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue in New Kensington and Black Cat Cat Rescue in Pittsburgh. The quilt is 37 “by 37” and includes a hanging bar. The drawing will be on March 31st. For a photo, visit Frankie’s friends on Facebook. Cost: $ 5. Tickets: Email

May 29th: The TryLife Center accepts applications from craftsmen and suppliers for a trade fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Details: or 724-339-9399, ext. 105

North Apollo

10th of April: The North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is holding a virtual cash bash on Facebook at noon. Cost: $ 10 for two numbers. The winners will be notified. Tickets: Venmo @ NorthApollo-VFD, Fox’s Pizza in Apollo or call 724-596-7293


April 16: The Garden Club of Oakmont is accepting applications for its $ 2,000 annual scholarship. Applicants must reside in the Riverview School District and complete post-secondary professional, technical, or bachelor’s degrees during the 2021-22 school year. Deadline: April 16. Applications:


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

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will hold the regular 7pm meeting at the High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100


Tuesday: The Tuesday Night Book Club at the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6:30 pm at the library at 331 School St. The selection will be “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. Copies are available from the library. Reservations and face masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

27th of March: The Springdale Free Public Library is offering a virtual cookie decorating program for children online at at 11 a.m. Registration and email address required. Come to the library to pick up your free take and make kit. Registration: 724-274-9729 or email


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


Today: A Spring Vendors Show is held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at The Center on Franklin Avenue, 262 Franklin Ave. instead of. There will be food, crafts and entertainment.

Until March 31: The Vandergrift Public Library is hosting a Luck O ‘The Irish book sale at the library at 128C Washington Ave. Choose from a variety of themed or author-designed books or DVD bundles selected by the library staff. The prices vary. Opening times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 7pm; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Profits are used for the running of the library.

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