The Stroller, March 7, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

The Valley News Dispatch will publish a list of community Easter egg hunt and activities.

To list an event online and in print, email the information to The Stroller, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Fourth Ave., Tarentum PA 15084, or email Carol Pinto-Smith as soon as possible. Email; or by fax 724-226-4677.

The transit food distribution is scheduled for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are hosting a drive-through food distribution for the needy in the back lot near Dick Sporting Goods at the Galleria in Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm. Cars are not allowed to arrive before 4 p.m.

Reservations are required to ensure there is enough groceries available. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663 ext 655. Keep your license plate number of the car you are in at the event, name, email Address, zip code, date of birth and current weekly income ready. Bring your confirmation page or email for your reservation to the event.

People must stay in their vehicle except to use the outside toilets provided. After driving into the distribution area, recipients should park their car and unlock the trunk or back seat for the groceries to be loaded.

Volunteers are needed to support the distribution. For more information, call 724-226-0606.

Vandergrift Meals On Wheels is looking for volunteers

Vandergrift Meals On Wheels needs regular and replacement volunteers to help pack, drive, and deliver food.

To offer your time and for more information, call 724-567-7893.


Allegheny Valley School District

Tuesday: Allegheny Valley School Board will set the agenda at 7 p.m. in the jr.-sr. High School Marshall Auditorium, 501 Logan Road and online. Access information:


Tuesday: The Arnold Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 601 Drey St. Details: 724-337-4441

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 p.m. in the social hall of the church. Face masks are required upon pickup. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Assignments: 724-339-9257


Tuesday: United Steel Workers Local 1196 Retirees and Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Local 1196 Union Hall, 1080 Brackenridge Ave.

Deer Lakes School District

Tuesday: The Deer Lakes School Board will hold the agenda online at 7:00 p.m. Access information:

East Vandergrift

Today: There is a general sale from noon to 1pm in the basement of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, 420 McKinley Ave. Face masks and social distancing required.


Tuesday: Fawn Supervisors will conduct the regular 6pm meeting online at Access information: under the Zoom Meetings tab

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 6pm to 8pm, Wednesdays from 12pm to 3pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Cash only. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095


Monday: Gilpin Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting online at Details: 724-845-0981


Today: Cadette Scouts will be conducting a drive-through cookie sale for Girl Scouts from 11:45 am to 2:00 pm at Guardian Angels Parish, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights. Flavors: Thin peppermints, tagalongs, shamrocks, samoas, toffee flavor, Do-Si-Dos, S’Mores and Lemon Ups.

Monday to 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

Highlands School District

Monday: The Highlands School Board will host the meeting online at 7 p.m. at Access information:

Kiski municipality

Monday: Kiski Township Regulators will hold the agenda at 6:00 p.m. at the chapel at 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737


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 when sold out


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.

the 14th of March: A vendor bingo will be held at 1:00 pm in the Elks Ballroom, 128 Market St. Doors, which is open for lunch. Ten games are awarded seller awards, and the eleventh game is a $ 250 must-go jackpot. The kitchen will be open. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the Lodge, 724-842-8071

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.

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

Monday: The Lower Burrell Council will have the regular session online at 7:00 p.m. online at Access information:

Tuesday: The Burrellton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Community Presbyterian Church. 2751 Grant St. face masks required. Guests welcome. Details and guest registration: 724-335-3353

New Kensington

March 31: A quilt raffle will benefit 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

Oklahoma Borough

Monday: The Oklahoma Council will meet online at 7:00 p.m. at Details and public comment: or 724-567-5727


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


19th March: A senior safe driving course is held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Plum Senior Center, 499 Center New Texas Road. PennDOT approved and for drivers who are at least 55 years old. Safe drivers receive a 5 percent discount on car insurance for three years. Details and registration: 724-283-8845 or

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will hold the agenda at 7 p.m. at the High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100

Riverview School District

Monday: The Riverview School Board will hold the agenda at 7:00 p.m. online at Access information:


17. March: Wacky Wednesday, a free program for children of all ages, will meet at 6pm at the Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St.. The project will hatch chicken eggs and there will be a story and craft for St. Patrick’s Day. Registration and face masks required. Registration: 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. Face masks are required at all times. The seats are changed to enforce social distancing.


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

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


Monday to March 31st: The Vandergrift Public Library is holding 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.

Washington Township

28th March: Room requests are accepted for an auto parts swap meeting between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. 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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