The Stroller, November 2nd, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski-Tal

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Help needed with Vandergrift Meals On Wheels

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.

Free Salvation Army lunch distribution on Thursday

The Allegheny Valley Salvation Army and Community Center in Brackenridge offers free takeaway lunches in the center’s parking lot at 917 Brackenridge Ave on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.

Lower Valley Food Bank provides assistance

Lower Valley Community Food Bank is handing out food from the back entrance of the Springdale district building from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

Enter Walnut Street on the side of the county building on James Street. Anyone in need of food is welcome. New recipients can register on Thursday. The Thanksgiving distribution will be on November 18th.



Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be playing bingo at 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall, 325 N. Fourth St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. The prizes have been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 must-go jackpot. Details: 724-478-4831


Thursday: Bingo starts at 7:15 pm at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Butler County

Thursday: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Butler County will host a free online support group for families and friends of people with mental illness on at 7 p.m. The group meets every first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-431-0069 or Participants must confirm their participation by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting in order to receive a link to participate.

Free port

Wednesdays: The thrift store apparel service at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is open from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Only cash. No donations are currently accepted. Details: 724-295-3095

Thursday: The Freeport Renaissance Association meets at 7 p.m. at 1833 Coffee and Tea Co., 300 Fifth St. New members are welcome.


Thursday: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting bingo at 7:15 pm at Firehall, 113 Firehall Road.

Monday: The Christ the King Congregation is taking orders for half moon buns for Thanksgiving / Christmas season. Crescent Rolls are priced at $ 6.50 per dozen with an order deadline of Monday. The collection will take place on November 16th from 1pm to 5.30pm. Assignments: Toni, 724-309-1976 or Anne, 412-549-1583

Sunday: Takeaway turkey food is sold from 3:30 p.m. until the food runs out in a passage at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Co. Cost: $ 11. Pre-orders preferred. Assignments: 724-845-7200


November 19th: The Department of Addiction Restoration in Pittsburgh takes orders for a Jenny Lee Swirlbrot sale. Varieties: classic cinnamon, cinnamon raisins, cinnamon apple and cinnamon pumpkin pie. Cost: $ 5. Collection: November 19th. Details: 412-378-9290


Wednesday: The Agape thrift store at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mask requirement. Clean autumn and winter clothing of all sizes is required. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the porch. Do not throw donations in the blue bin behind the church.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to all those in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Drive into the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered should come on Wednesday from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Kiski municipality

November 24th: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is taking orders for cakes and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Flavors: Chocolate Meringue, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Apple, Dutch Apple, Blackberry, Wild Blueberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Peach, Raisins, Harvest and Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Rolls, all $ 10. Payment deadline for orders: November 13th. Collection: November 24th. Assignments: Morgan, 724-466-2812


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

Thursday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society’s free genealogy group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and mask required. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

Saturday: Leechburg Rotary serves a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30 am to 11:30 am in the community hall of Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main St. Take-away or take-away. Cost: $ 6; 12-18 years, $ 5; 6-12, $ 2; younger than 2, free of charge. The proceeds will go to the redevelopment of the Gilpin-Leechburg-Park. Tickets: Pat, 724-991-6923

Saturday: The 13 Stories Band will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Leechburg Elks, 228 Market St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entry: $ 10. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the Lodge, 724-842-8071

14th November: A barbecue dinner will be served from 2pm to 5pm at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. to help Craig and Melissa Hubert from Leechburg who lost their home in a fire. Basket donations are accepted for a silent auction. To donate to the auction, contact Sherry Jackson Price on Facebook.

December 11th and 12th: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for craftsmen and salespeople for a Christmas crafts show, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the fire hall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $ 30 for a eight-foot table and two chairs for one day; or $ 50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or or Shay, 724-596-2858

Dec 18: The Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St., hosts their annual Christmas bakery sales. Orders for various homemade biscuit bowls are accepted. Cost: large trays, $ 40; small trays, $ 30. Closing date for orders: November 30th. Assignments: 724-882-2665, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

New Kensington

Today: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provides clothing for all family members, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens, and blankets. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations are only accepted during opening hours. Take part in a monthly basket raffle.

Thursday: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at Aerie, 2134 Freeport Road at 7:00 PM. Doors open from 5 p.m. The kitchen will open with new offers. Social distancing is observed and there is a mask requirement, except when eating. Public reception. Details: 724-448-7403

Thursday: The Knead Community Café in New Kensington will be serving free take-out dinners on Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Group at Northwestern Mutual. Those picking up meals should maintain social distancing while waiting in line.

Sunday: A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Knead Community Café will take place from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Banquet on Barnes Cafe, 1011 Barnes St. Take-away or take-away meals. Menu: Spaghetti with Red or Alfredo Sauce, Meatballs, Sausage, Cheese Manicotti, Breadstick, and Salad, $ 15; Kid’s meal, spaghetti, meatballs, salad, and breadsticks, $ 7. Free drinks at dine-in dinner. Tickets: Visit the events section of, in the café and at the door

Penn Hills

Saturday: Veteran’s Life Changing Service Dog Super Bingo will be held at 5 p.m. at Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Company # 7, 125 Universal Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost: 10 USD. There will be a basket drawing, specials, a 50/50 drawing, a door prize and a $ 500 jackpot game. Tickets: Joanne, 412-496-3711 or


November 11th: A Veterans Day Family Fun Night will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Remember our veterans with stories, crafts, and activities. Registration and face mask required. Sign up: 724-274-9729


Today: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Central Presbyterian Church, Allegheny St 305, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Silent prayer opportunity is available at 6:30 pm

Wednesday: BridgePoint Church offers “Stop, Drop and Read” from 3pm to 4pm at the Church Children’s Library, 400 E. Ninth Avenue. Free take-away meals for children will be distributed.


Wednesday: The Vandergrift Public Library’s YoYos Needles Art Group meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s reading room, 128C. Washington Ave. All experience levels welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212

Thursday: The Vandergrift Public Library is hosting an adult craft night at the library, 128C Washington Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Make an autumn or winter / Christmas wreath. Cost: $ 20, including supplies, instructions, and refreshments. Paid reservation required by Wednesday. Cash or checks are accepted. Details: 724-568-2212

Washington Township

Thursday: A drive-thru turkey dinner is served from 4pm to 6pm at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380. Menu: turkey, filling, sauce, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, corn and pumpkin pie. Donations are accepted. Go around the back of the church.

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