The Stroller, Oct. 23, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Donations being accepted for holiday turkey vouchers

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches is accepting donations to help with the food bank turkey voucher distribution.

To donate, send a check with “Thanksgiving” in the memo to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or visit All donations will be acknowledged.

Information sought for veterans tribute booklet

The Genealogy Group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society is collecting information about veterans to be published in a booklet.

Copies of the book will be sold and displayed at the museum. Information and photographs of veterans from Leechburg, Gilpin, West Leechburg, Allegheny Township and Hyde Park are being collected. There is no cost to participate.

Submission forms and instructions are available from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the museum, 118 First St., Leechburg, and at the Leechburg Public Library, Leechburg borough building and at the drive-thru window at the Gilpin Tax Office. Deadline is Nov. 11. For questions, contact Judy Wright at 724-681-9154 or

Vandergrift holiday event seeks parade participants

The Vandergrift Back When Holiday Extravaganza is accepting applications from groups, fire departments, clubs, organizations and school bands to march in the Dec. 3 parade in the borough.

Line-up will be at 5 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6. For details, email

Drive-through food distribution set at Lernerville Speedway

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host a drive-through food distribution for anyone in need from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway, 313 N. Pike Road, Buffalo Township. No cars are permitted to arrive before 11 a.m.

Reservations are required to ensure enough food is available and they fill up quickly. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663, ext. 655. There is no required proof of eligibility, and anyone is eligible for food.



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

Nov. 20: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 is selling tickets for a Black Friday cash and gift card raffle. Winner will receive $750 in cash and $750 in assorted gift cards. Winning number will be the evening Nov. 20 3-digit Pa. Daily Number. Cost: $10 for four numbers. Tickets: Fox’s Pizza in Apollo or


Today: The Tomb, 1821 Fifth Ave., will host John Melnick in concert at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Today: Bethlehem Temple Faith Church, 1377 Fourth Ave., will sell church items from noon to 4 p.m. at the church. Pews, Vulcan stove and more. Cash and carry only. Details: 724-640-5924 or 724-594-6552

Oct. 30: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church will have a pop-up fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon in the church social hall, 1610 Kenneth Ave. Frozen potato or sauerkraut pierogi will be sold for $11 per dozen. Orders are being accepted for pepperoni bread and pepperoni rolls from Fazio’s Italian Foods with pickup on Oct. 30. Cost: bread, $7.50; rolls $3. Order deadline: Wednesday. Orders: 724-681-3383, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Today: 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

Buffalo Township

Oct. 28: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664.

Butler County

Nov. 3: Rep. Marci Mustello will host a free luncheon for Butler County veterans at 11:30 a.m. at the Lyndora American Legion, 150 Legion Memorial Lane. Veterans and one guest welcome. Reservations required by Oct. 28. Reservations: 724-283-5852 or


Today: 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


Monday: Chris Zappa from Health Benefit Services will give a free seminar about Medicare Parts A and B, Advantage Plans and Medigap plans at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St. No reservations required. Details: 724-295-2281

Monday: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will host a fall Game and Card Social from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 610 High St. Cost: $10, includes salad buffet and refreshments. There will be door and table prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Men welcome. Reservations and details: Carol, 724-316-1204


Oct. 30: Christ the King Parish will host a Halloween Dance in the parish hall, 125 Park Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 8. Tickets: $40 per couple; $25 per person; includes beer and buffet. BYOB. Music by DJ Mixmasters. Costumes optional. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit the church. Tickets: 724-842-4981


Today: A clothing give-away and fun day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harvest Church, 1333 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. There will be free clothing, music, lunch, candy and more. Details: 724-548-5643 or

Today: Fun and Freedom Youth Sports and Natrona Comes Together Association will sponsor a fall fun event for youth from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Natrona Recreation Park, River Avenue. There will be games, prizes, crafts, treat bags, pumpkins and pumpkin decorating kits. Details: 724-274-7773

Monday: The Yarn Friends group at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. New members of all skill levels and ages welcome. The group is working on blankets for Project Linus. Registration required. Registration and supply list: or 724-226-3491

Wednesday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer an in-person program, “Let’s Draw Monsters,” with cartoonist Rick Stromoski at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Suitable for children in second through seventh grade. Reservations required. Reservations:

Thursday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free seminar for adults, “Computer Literacy: The Very Basics,” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491

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

Kiski Township

Today: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will host a fall fest from noon to 10 p.m. There will be food trucks, vendors and a meet-and-greet with fire, EMS and police personnel. A Haunted Hayride will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Hayride cost: $2.

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


Sundays and Thursdays: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. Free admission. Alternate hours available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707


Today: 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

Sunday : 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

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Nov. 6: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a gun and cash bash from noon to 5 p.m. at the truck building, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20, includes food, music and refreshments. Winners need not be present. Tickets: Doug, 724-448-2844 or the fire hall, 724-845-1684

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

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature DJ Paul from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

New Kensington 

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be 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. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a monthly basket raffle.

Monday: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. at East Kensington Circle banquet room, 1785 Seventh St. Road. Sponsored by Forever Daddy’s Girls Loving Hands Home Care Agency. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code EKCC

Wednesday: Alle-Kiski Valley Center for Active Adults will host a Tupperware bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center, 1039 Third Ave. Cash and carry items will be sold. Cost: one free card, two additional cards, $5; bring a friend and receive a free card. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 724-335-8597

Nov. 2: East Kensington Community Circle is accepting orders for its Election Day beef vegetable soup sale. Cost: $7 per quart. Pickup: Nov. 2 at the Community Circle Building, 1785 Seventh St. Road. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: 724-339-7887

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: 


Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night for members and guests from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Details: 724-845-2390

Penn Hills 

Nov. 6: A super bingo to benefit Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans will be at 5 p.m. at Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Company No. 7, 125 Universal Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost: $10. There will be a basket raffle, specials, 50/50 raffle, door prize and a $500 jackpot game. Tickets: Joanne, 412-496-3711 or


Oct. 31: A flu shot clinic will begin at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek, 550 Center New Texas Road. Appointments required. Bring your insurance card. Appointments: 412-793-4525


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


Sunday: Booktoberfest, an event to benefit South Butler Community Library, will be at 4 p.m. at Saxonburg Firehall. There will be music by the Barons Lite German Band, beer, a German dinner, a basket raffle and 50/50. Cost: $75 per couple; $40 each. Tickets:, or at the library


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


Today: A takeout dollar spaghetti dinner will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 250 Seventh Ave. Menu: spaghetti, salad and roll, $1. Details: 724-224-2417

Today: 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

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

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

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.


Nov. 30: Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., is having a fall book sale through the end of November at the library. Cost: books, $3 for a Giant Eagle bag; puzzles, $1. Details: 724-568-2212

Washington Township 

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

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