The stroller, Might 22, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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GriefShare program offered in Leechburg

The first Evangelical Lutheran church in Leechburg organizes a 13-week GriefShare self-help group in the church, 358 Main St.

The group is intended for anyone who has lost an important person in their life and may need help dealing with the grief and hardships that loss may have caused. The meetings take place in the church shrine. Masks are required to enter the building and social distancing is observed.

Participants can join the group at any session of the class. For details and to register, call 724-845-7518 or email

Volunteers had to place flags on veterans graves

Help is needed to plant flags on veteran graves at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin on Wednesday.

To take your time, meet at 9:30 am in the cemetery chapel.

Plum Rotary raises funds for animal shelters

Donations will be accepted by Plum Rotary for local animal shelters through June 15

Items needed for dogs and cats include new or carefully used leashes and collars, food and toys. Heartworm, flea and tick medication, as well as liquid, chewable and gel-like multivitamins.

Donations can be made at the Plum municipal building, S&T Bank in Murrysville, Penn Hills and Holiday Park Shop ‘n Save markets.

Pantry available in Harrison

The Natrona Community Pantry is located in Natrona Community Park, 12-20 River Road, Harrison.

Anyone who needs help is welcome. Donations are welcome. Recommended items include canned fruits and vegetables, spices, salt and pepper, tuna, cake mix, powdered milk, and tea bags.

Drive-through grocery delivery on the Lernerville Speedway

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host a drive-through food distribution for those in need on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lernerville Speedway, 313 N. Pike Road, Buffalo Township. Cars are not allowed to arrive before 11am

Reservations are required to ensure enough groceries are available and fill up quickly. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663 ext 655. Bring your reservation confirmation page or email with you to the event. No proof of eligibility is required and everyone is entitled to food.



June 12: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendors fair, which is held from 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 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:


May 29th: The Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Vladimir is taking orders for a sale of cabbage rolls, pierogi and haluski. Cost: six frozen stuffed cabbages, $ 12; Cardboard Haluski. $ 6; Dozen Pierogi from St. John the Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, $ 10. Pick-up: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29 at the Church Hall, 1610 Kenneth Ave. Closing date for orders: Tuesday. Assignments: 724-681-3383, Mondays to Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

6th of June: Arnold Volunteer Engine Co. will be at Arnold No. 2 Training and Social Hall, 1702 Fifth Ave., sponsor a drag queen bingo. The doors open at 12 noon. Cost: 30 USD; $ 35 at the door, includes eight regular games, and there are specials and additional packages. The kitchen is open from 12 noon to 2 p.m. BYOB. Must be at least 21 years old. Tickets: 724-335-3850

Buffalo Township

Sunday: A takeaway spaghetti dinner is available from 2pm to 6pm at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, and Rolls, $ 10; extra homemade meatballs, $ 3. Call ahead or order at the time of pickup. Members are invited to dine in the hall and on the terrace. Assignments: 724-295-2656

East Vandergrift

20th June: The parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, sells raffle tickets for the entire pig raffle. The winner will receive a whole pig, a 20 cubic foot freezer, a $ 200 gift card for the Locust Grove Country Shop, a $ 200 gift card for Rukas Beverage, and a $ 100 gift card for the Pizza Den by Vandergrift Fox. The winning number is the 8pm number on June 20th. Daily Pick 3. Tickets are $ 10 for two numbers. The proceeds will benefit the community’s operating budget. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday mass in the anteroom

Free port

Today: Freeport Kiwanis is sponsoring a pancake breakfast from 8 am to 11 am at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 323 Fifth St. Cost: $ 8. Eat in or take it with you. The proceeds will go to the club’s scholarship program.

Today and Wednesday: The Department of Clothing for Thrift Stores at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is open 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


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

Monday: The Harrison Commissioners will hold the regular 6pm meeting at 1 Municipal Drive. Required masks and attendance may be limited due to capacity constraints.

June 11th: St. Joseph High School is holding a $ 20,000 super raffle. Cost: 100 USD per ticket. Prizes include a grand prize of $ 20,000 and three runner-ups of $ 1,000. The winner does not have to be present. Only 500 tickets are sold. Tickets: 724-226-7877. The proceeds help keep tuition affordable for the school’s students.

Kiski municipality

Today: The voluntary fire brigade of the Kiski community is holding a food truck rally from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the fire station 1037 Route 56.


Thursdays and Sundays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free entry. Alternative hours by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or


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.

Tuesday: The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., is holding a wine and cheese painting in the library at 6 p.m. to commemorate National Wine Day. Cost: $ 20, including canvas and paints. Reservation needed. Reservations: 724-236-0080

31. May: Tickets for a raffle for Memorial Day Lottery scratch-off tickets to benefit the Leechburg Public Library are available. The winner will receive a $ 20 roll and a $ 10 roll of scratch cards. Cost: $ 5. Tickets: Library stop at 139 Market St .; Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market or Leechburg Pharmacy

Lower Burrell

Today: Church of God is holding a parking lot treasure sale at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Spaces: $ 5. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or

Today: In the Veterans of Foreign Wars, DJ Paul will be on the post from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Members and three guests are welcome.

Monday: Foreign war veterans and relief workers meet at 6 p.m. at the Post Office, Wildlife Lodge Road. Checks are distributed to the winners of the student essay contest and pizza is served. The regular meetings take place afterwards.

May 29th: The TryLife Center accepts donations for the basket auction at the Craftsman and Sellers Fair at the Quality Inn in New Kensington. Baskets can be brought to the center at 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Call 724-339-9399 to agree on a delivery time or to arrange a pick-up.

New Kensington

Today and Monday: The community closet at 1129 Kenneth Ave. is open from 11am to 1pm. The closet provides clothing for all family members, uniforms for Mary Queen of Apostles School students, shoes, purses, household items, linens, and blankets. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations are only accepted during opening hours. Use the monthly chance to win a basket raffle.

Today: A flea market takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Kensington Community Circle, 1785 Seventh St. The kitchen is open and there is a summer basket raffle.

Today: Table reservations are accepted by East Kensington Community Circle for a flea market scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Circle building at 1785 Seventh St. Cost: 10 USD. The kitchen will be open and there will be a summer basket raffle. Details: Bridget, 724-339-2392

Monday: A free webinar on Human Resources Fundamentals for Startups and Entrepreneurs will be offered online at 1:30 p.m. by The Corner Launchbox, Pittsburgh SCORE, and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. Registration required. Registration: //

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


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


Today and Sunday: The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company is organizing a food truck festival on the carnival grounds today from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


June 1: Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St., is taking reservations for a free holiday crafting class, which runs from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Decorate a holiday plate with fabric. Plates and cloth are included or bring your own. Reservations: 702-496-6268

Springdale Township

Today: A food truck rally will be held at the Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 851 Parkway Drive, from 12pm to 6pm. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Part of the proceeds will go to the fire brigade and there will be an all-day 50/50 raffle and competitions.


Today: A dollar pancake breakfast is available from 10 am to 2 pm at the Bethel AME Church, 250 Seventh Ave. Details: 724-224-2417

Today: The closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220


See you on Friday: The Vandergrift Public Library has a spring cleaning book sale. Cost: USD 3 per bag, provided by the library. Unique Pieces: Hardcover 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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