The Stroller, Might 27, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Community welcome to place flags in Brackenridge

Members of Brackenridge American Legion will place flags on veterans’ graves Saturday in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge.

Community members are welcome to help. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the turnabout at top of the cemetery. All help is appreciated.

Free concert planned in Butler County

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble will present a free concert of patriotic selections at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carousel Shelter at Alameda Park, 182 Alameda Park Road, Butler Township.

Bring a chair or blanket. Social distancing will be observed.



June 12: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. Cost: $15; with electricity, $20. Face masks required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776


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


Today: Bingo will be hosted by the American Legion at 7:15 p.m. at the post, 845 First Ave. Face masks and social distancing required. The kitchen will be closed.

East Vandergrift 

June 20: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets for whole pig raffle. The winner will receive a whole pig, a 20-cubic foot freezer, a $200 gift card to Locust Grove Country Shop, a $200 gift card to Rukas Beverage and a $100 gift card to the Vandergrift Fox’s Pizza Den. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. June 20 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Tickets are $10 for two numbers. Proceeds will benefit the parish operating budget. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday Mass in the church vestibule


Today and Saturday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cash only. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095


Today: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7:15 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road.


Friday: Harmar Supervisors will conduct a special meeting at 10 a.m. at the municipal building, 701 Freeport Road, to act on certain personnel matters and make appointments. Public welcome.


Friday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

June 11 : St. Joseph High School is conducting an online basket raffle as part of the annual Spartan Scramble golf outing. Prizes include an autographed helmet by Pittsburgh Steeler Devin Bush, class baskets, special coaching sessions and more. Visit to view prizes and buy tickets. Details: Jennifer MacNeil, 724-226-8043 or Proceeds help to keep tuition affordable.

June 11: St. Joseph High School is conducting a $20,000 Super Raffle. Cost: $100 per ticket. Prizes include a $20,000 grand prize, three $1,000 runner-up prizes. Winner need not be present. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets: 724-226-7877. Proceeds help to keep tuition affordable for students at the school.


Monday: Tickets are on sale for a Memorial Day Lottery Scratch-off Ticket Raffle to benefit Leechburg Public Library. Winner receives one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 scratch-off tickets. Cost: $5. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.; Sprankle’s Neighborhood Market or Leechburg Pharmacy

Today: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free, confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, meets at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St. Face masks and social distancing required.

June 13: The Elks will host a vendor bingo at 1 p.m. in the lodge ballroom, 228 Market St. Doors open at noon. There will be a 50/50 raffle, small games of chance, food and a silent auction. Must be at least 18 to attend. Cost: $20. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the lodge, 724-842-8071

Lower Burrell

Saturday: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St. Proceeds will benefit the church youth group.

New Kensington

Today: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open with new selections. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required except when eating. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403

Today: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go dinners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by an anonymous donor. Those picking up meals are reminded to observe social distancing while waiting in line.

Friday: The River Community Church, New Kensington, will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 200 Freeport Road. Vendor applications are being accepted for future markets. Details: Nicky, 724-337-4837 or

Saturday: TryLife Center will host a craft and vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the banquet hall of Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Admission: $2; children 5 and younger, free. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50. Food will be sold at Leo’s Sports Page bar. Masks required.

Saturday, Monday and Wednesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The closet offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens and blankets. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a basket raffle monthly.


Today: Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at the firehall, 415 Old Abers Creek Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Face masks required. Details and other new safety policies: under the weekly bingo tab.


June 1: Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St., is taking reservations for a free holiday craft class set for noon to 2 p.m. Decorate a holiday plate using fabric. Plates and fabric will be supplied, or bring your own. Reservations: 702-496-6268


Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220


Today: St. Gertrude Church will sell frozen meatballs and spaghetti sauce from 4 to 6 p.m. by curbside pickup at the church social hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Cost: sauce, $7 per quart; meatballs, six for $3. Please enter the driveway near Sandra Lynn’s Dance School and follow the arrows to the social hall door. Items will also be available after the Saturday and Sunday Masses at the church while supplies last.

Through Friday: Vandergrift Public Library is having a spring cleaning book sale. Cost: $3 per bag, provided by the library. Individual items: hardback books, audiobooks, puzzles, DVDs, and music CDs, $1; paperbacks, $50 cents; large paperbacks, $75 cents; TV series, $3. Details: 724-568-2212

Saturday: Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Washington Township

Today: Washington Township Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the municipal building, 285 Pine Run Church Road, followed by the Washington Township Municipal Authority at 7 p.m.

West Deer

Today: A food truck roundup will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nike site, West Deer Senior Citizen Center, 4834 Gibsonia Road. Hosted by the township Parks and Recreation Department.

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