The Stroller, Oct. 14, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Truck and tractor pull planned Saturday in South Buffalo

South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will host its third annual benefit truck and tractor pull Saturday at the firehall, 100 Fire Hall Road.

Breakfast and registration will be at 8 a.m., tractors will begin at noon, and trucks will start at 5 p.m. A car show will be from noon to 6 p.m. The car show entry fee is $20.

There will be a concession stand, basket raffle and 50/50. Spectator admission is $10 per vehicle. Proceeds will benefit Taylor Roles, 12, of South Buffalo who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.

For details, call Erin at 724-599-4563 or visit SouthBuffalo VFD on Facebook.

Pot roast and wine on the menu at Peoples Library fundraiser

Peoples Library will sponsor a different kind of Adventure with Wine event – a drive-thru takeout meal with wine from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 with pick-up in the parking lot behind the New Kensington location, 880 Barnes St.

The menu will be by Hoffstot’s Café Monaco of Oakmont and will include mixed greens with cider poppyseed vinaigrette, braised beef pot roast, rosemary and shallot mashed potatoes, baby green beans, roll and butter, blueberry custard with whipped cream; and wine.

Cost is $35. Reservations are required by Oct. 27. To register, visit



Saturday : A Night at the Races will be at 7 p.m. at St. James Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food will be served at 6 p.m. and the races begin at 7. Menu: hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, kielbasa and sauerkraut, cowboy beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. Admission: $20, includes food. Must be 21 to attend. There will be 50/50 raffles, a basket raffle and pull tabs. Tickets: in the church vestibule before and after weekend Masses and at the door

Oct. 30: A Halloween Bingo will be at 8 p.m. at Apollo Hose Company No. 2, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food will be served at 7. Cost: $40, includes game packet, dauber, food, pop, games and music. Tickets: or after 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the firehall. Details: 724-549-1601 or


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is accepting orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pickup: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks required. Cost: $10 per dozen. Due to the rising cost of ingredients, effective Friday prices will be $11 per dozen and $6 for 6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Saturday: The Tomb, formerly known as Sheep Coffeehouse, 1821 Fifth Ave., will have fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Free Lunch with Us is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Details: 724-339-8888

Saturday: A stuffed chicken breast dinner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1721 Victoria Ave. Cost: $10. Dine in or takeout. Details and orders: 724-335-0101


Today: Bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Oct. 23: Pioneer Hose Co. Auxiliary will sponsor a designer purse bingo at 1 p.m. at the firehall, 124 Morgan St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25, includes 15 games, light lunch and a beverage. There will be five specials, door prizes, a basket raffle and 50/50. Tickets: Tammy, 724-681-0533


Today: The Pittsburgh Shrine Center will present the last free outdoor concert of the season from 7 to 9 p.m. under cover at the center, 1877 Shriners Way. The band will be the Nighthawks. Gates open at 6 p.m. Seating and tables will be provided, and food and beverages will be sold. No outside food and beverages, please.


Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. at Eat N Park Restaurant, Route 8 and Saxonburg Blvd. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Fridays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578


Oct. 23: A free introduction to fly fishing class will be offered at 1 p.m. at Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road. Must be at least 12 years old. Other classes will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Details: Greg Mix, 724-882-0940


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

Friday and Saturday: Christ the King Church, 125 Park Road, will host a rummage sale. An Early Bird sale will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. Admission: $2. Saturday hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free admission.

Sunday: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a stuffed cabbage sale. Cost: $2 each. Pickup: drive-thru at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Orders required. Orders: 724-845-7200, leave a message


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.

Saturday: Building Block of Natrona will host its free Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet outreach for residents in need at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Free produce and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed until supplies run out. No income verification required. Everyone welcome. Masks required.

Nov. 6: Highlands Marching Band is seeking vendors for a fall craft show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications:

Kiski Township

Oct. 23: Kiski Township Fire Department is seeking vendors for its Fall Fest. There will be a vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food trucks from noon to 8 p.m. and a meet-and-greet with fire, EMS and police personnel from 2 to 6 p.m. Details: Morgan, 724-466-2812, or Tracy, 724-681-6665

Nov. 24: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for pies and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisin, harvest and pumpkin pies, and pumpkin rolls, all $10. Paid order deadline: Nov. 13. Pick-up: Nov. 24. Orders: Morgan, 724-466-2812

Indiana Township

Sunday: Allegheny County Parks Department will host a campfire ghost story event at 7 p.m. in the Hartwood Acres stables. Listen to spooky stories and songs by the glow of a roaring campfire. Wear a costume for a chance to win a prize. Face masks required. Registration required. Registration: visit


Today: Leechburg Public Library will have an Adult Game Night at 5 p.m. at the library, 137 Market St. Learn new games and play the classics. Details: 724-238-0080

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

Today: Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will hold its annual public meeting at 6 p.m. at the museum, 118 First St. There will be no program and face masks are required.

Saturday: Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church free takeout monthly Pot Love Dinner will begin at noon at the church, 271 Main St. Reservations required by noon Friday. One dinner per family member limit. Those with reservations will be served first. Line-up will be outside and social distancing must be observed. Everyone welcome. Reservations: 724-845-1901 or email

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers should wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations welcome.

Oct. 23: A spaghetti dinner to benefit Leechburg Public Library will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Menu: spaghetti, salad and bread, $8. There will be a bake sale, a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. Tickets: stop in at the library, 137 Market St., or Coco Coffee House. Details: 724-238-0080

Oct. 24: First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will offer the GriefShare program, “Surviving the Holidays,” at 2 p.m. in the church social hall. Details: 724-845-7518

Oct. 24: A purse bash sponsored by the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Doors open at noon and there will be side raffles. Admission: $20, includes food, beer and beverages. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets: 724-448-1052

Dec. 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is seeking crafters and vendors for a Christmas craft show set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for one day; or $50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market will celebrate the final market of the season with an Oktoberfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the municipal building, 2800 Schreiber St. The Lions Club will sell brooms. There will be free hot dogs and popcorn, music, face painting, tattoos and crafts.

Saturday: A luncheon bingo will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch, 15 games win $20 each; four specials win $30 each; and a $100 must-go jackpot. Bring a dauber. Details: 724-335-4131

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature Jukebox Johnny from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Saturday: Katy Bastline will host a bake sale and 50/50 raffle to benefit New Kensington Police K9 Max from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mogie’s Magill Grill, 3210 Leechburg Road.

New Kensington 

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 Joe Gentile and Joe Paletta. Those picking up meals should observe social distancing while waiting in line.

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

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

Saturday: Peoples Library will host a Teen and Tween Hangout from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library courtyard, 880 Barnes St. Create sidewalk chalk art, share some poems, play board games and pick up a goodie bag. Details: 724-339-1021

Saturday: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Catholic Church, 150 Elmtree Road, will have a drive-thru Slavic Food Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. Menu: stuffed cabbage, two for $6, four for $12 or six for $16; hot sausage, kielbasa sandwiches, haluski, pies and nut rolls. Details: 724-337-8162

Nov. 13: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is seeking gift card and basket raffle donations for the annual cash bash set for 4 p.m. at the Comfort Inn & Suites, RIDC Park. Details: 


Nov. 24: Christopher’s Light is selling tickets for a lottery ticket raffle. Winner will receive $100 in Pa. Lottery scratch-off tickets and $150 in cash. Cost: $5 for four chances. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Nov. 24 Pa. Pick 3. Christopher’s Light is a non-profit that provides clothing, support and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong counties. Tickets: 724-448-1349


Wednesday : Oakmont Paranormal Society will present a program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Drake Bowan will be the speaker. Reservations required by Friday. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Oct. 23: Springdale Free Public Library will host a Fall Party and Applefest for children of all ages and their families from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. There will be applesauce, apple cider and pumpkin carving. Costumes welcome. Face masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Nov. 13: A cash bash to benefit Springdale Volunteer Fire Department will be at the Springdale Veterans Association, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the first drawing will be at 4. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20. Must present a ticket at the door to enter. Tickets: 724-274-5090


Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dollar breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Details: 724-224-9220

Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17: Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., will have its annual Christmas nut roll Sale. Varieties are nut, apricot and poppy seed. Cost: $12. Orders: Lynn, 724-717-8001, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Upper Burrell

Oct. 23: A free drive-thru Halloween celebration for township children 12 and younger will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the municipal building parking lot. Wear a costume and pick up a treat bag. Reservations required by Friday. Reservations: 724-335-3517

Ongoing: Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a tip board to win a $15,000 store credit at Lojak’s Cycle Sales, Fawn. Cost: $50 per chance. The drawing will be conducted on Facebook and Instagram live when all tickets are sold. Tickets: send a message on the fire company Facebook page or click here.


Today: The Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details:

Friday: Vandergrift Public Library and Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6 to 10 p.m. for students in sixth through 12th grade at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends with adult supervision. 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.

Saturday: A drag queen bingo will be 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food, and strip tickets. BYOB. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20, includes eight games and a dauber. CDC guidelines will be observed. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

Washington Township

Friday: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales start at 6 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.

Nov. 7: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4078 Route 66. Cost: 12 x 24-foot space, $25; 12 x 48-foot space, $45; inside 32-foot space, $55. Vendor set up will begin at 11 p.m. Nov. 6. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

West Deer

Saturday: A Fall Festival will be from noon to 9:30 p.m. in Bairdford Park. There will be a DJ, food, crafters, carnival rides, hayrides, a balloon artist, face painting, a pie-eating contest and fireworks at 8:30 p.m.

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