The stroller, Might 24, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Advice for those with financial problems

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches provides free support services for anyone struggling to make ends meet, unemployed, or need help with budgeting and talking to bill collectors.

For more information, please contact Michelle at 724-226-0606, ext. 16.

TryLife Center accepts donations

The TryLife Center in Lower Burrell accepts donations of gently used baby items, children’s clothing in sizes from newborns to 4T, maternity wear, baby and toddler toys, and children’s books.

Used cots and car seats are not accepted. Articles are accepted at the red donation door on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call the door for assistance.

Items left outside of the above times are not weatherproof and may need to be disposed of. For more information, call 724-339-9399.


Allegheny parish

Tuesday: Christopher’s Light Children’s Fund is holding an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering at 6 p.m. in the banquet room of King’s Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road. Details:


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

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


Saturday: 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

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

Wednesday: Freeport International Baseball Invitational meets at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall of Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St. Anyone interested in participating is welcome. Details:


Wednesday: The Harrison Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 1 Municipal Drive at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, is open from 1pm to 4pm. Masks required.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank is open to all those in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 1913 Freeport Road in Natrona Heights. Enter the parking lot in the center and groceries will be placed in your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.


Today: 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

Saturday: The Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., opens for the season. Opening times: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Details:

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: 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.

New Kensington

Today: 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 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


Today: 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.

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will have its regular session at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100.


Wednesday: A bike night in favor of Sponsor the Troops will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Saxonburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 W. Main St. The music will be played by The Shiners Acoustic Trio and Terry Lee Spencer and there will be food, sweepstakes and door prizes. Details:


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


Wednesday: Tarentum Elks have bingo at 7:00 pm at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. 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 until 8.15 p.m.


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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