The Stroller, September 12th, 2021: Occasions within the Alle-Kiski-Tal

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Drive-through grocery delivery for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will have drive-through food distribution for everyone in the back parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Galleria in Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Organize the needy. Cars are not allowed to arrive before 5:00 p.m.

In order to ensure sufficient catering, a reservation is required by Monday 5:00 p.m. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663 ext. 655. You will need your name, email address, zip code, email address, current weekly income, and the license plate of the car that is collecting the food.

People have to stay in their vehicle. For more information, call 724-226-0606.

After school reading aid for children

Redemption Church in Lower Burrell will be offering post-school reading classes this fall for second- through fifth-grade students in need of reading assistance.

Applications are accepted. A free reading assessment clinic will be held by appointment at Church at 232 Hillcrest Drive on September 14th. Volunteers are also very welcome. To schedule an appointment, contact Janet Smith at 724-237-5234 or



September 10: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., will resume weekly pierogi sales. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Collection: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall of the church. Face masks required upon collection. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Assignments: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays


Wednesdays: Al-Anon will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Avenue, at 8 p.m. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.


Monday: The Springdale High School Alumni Association meets at 7 p.m. at Cheswick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566

East Vandergrift

Today: From noon to 1 p.m. in the basement of Our Lady Church, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave.

Today: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish will attend mass at 11 am on the church lawn in front of the grotto, 420 McKinley Ave. celebrate. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. In bad weather, mass takes place in the church. Ice cream sandwiches are then served.


Tuesday: A blood donation campaign by the American Red Cross Blood Community will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Hall, 113 Fire Hall Road. Events: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD

Thursday: Cub Scout Pack 553 hosts registration evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gilpin Park Pavilion 2 in Gilpin-Leechburg Park, Park Road. Details: Adam Spiering, 412-889-1295 or


Today: The Knights of Columbus will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Meetinghouse, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Costs: $ 6; younger than 6, $ 3.

Monday: Allegheny Family Network and Powered by Love are sponsoring a professional parent-to-parent support group from 6pm to 8pm at the Allegheny Family Network North office, 1600 Pacific Ave., Suite 10. Participation in person and online. Child care and refreshments are provided. Registration required by Monday. Sign up: Jean Ericsson, 724-594-5968

17th of September: The Allegheny Valley Community Library is hosting “Discover Family Roots: Extra! Extra! Finding Your Ancestors in Newspapers, ”at 1pm in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Pamela Israel, Genealogist of “Unlock Your History”, will be the speaker. Reservations and face masks required. Reservations:

25th of September: The Community Library of Allegheny Valley sells Love Your Library t-shirts on Cost: $ 19.99; Youth Shirts, $ 17.99. Those who buy a shirt can come to the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 25 and tie their shirt. All consumables included. The proceeds from the sale will go to the library and will be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation for the month of Love Your Library. Details: 724-226-3491

November 6th: Highlands Marching Band is looking for sellers for a fall craft show. Opening times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications:


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

Lower Burrell

Monday: The board of directors of the Leechburg City Library will meet at 6.30 p.m. in the library, Marktstrasse 139. Public reception.

Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company organizes bingo at 7:00 p.m. in the fire station, Kanalstrasse 268. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The kitchen is open.

Monday: All-Kiski Several sclerosis support group will To meet at 7th pm in to trust room from Puckety Presbyterian Church, 1009 Puckety church Street. guest speaker DR. Ronald party will to discuss stem cell regenerating Medicine. New Members welcome. Details: Maria, 724-337-7133, or Sharon, 724-393-1517

Tuesday: The Burrellton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 pm at the Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St. Roxanne Swan to discuss “Native Plants for Challenging Spaces”. Guests welcome. Details and guest registration: 724-335-3353

New Kensington

Monday and September 18: The communal closet at 1129 Kenneth Ave. is open 11am to 1pm. The closet provides fall clothing for all family members, uniforms for the Mary Queen of Apostles School students, linens, and household items. Donations are only accepted during opening hours. Take part in a monthly basket raffle.

Monday: The Pucketos Garden Club meets at 10:30 am in Memorial Park. Member Jeanne Smith will lead a workshop on making backyard bouquets out of flowers and plants. The meeting and a light lunch take place afterwards. Like us on Facebook. Details: Pat, 724-275-7207

Oct 9: Table reservations are being taken for a craft and merchant show at the East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh Street. Cost: 10 USD. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

October, 16th: The Knead Community Café accepts space requests from artisans and vendors for a harvest festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Applications: or drop by the café Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North Apollo

Oct 9: The North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is seeking food truck sellers and donations for basket auctions for their food truck rally, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the fire station, 311 16th St. Details and applications: Chris at or leave a message on the station at 724-478-4260


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club is hosting a music night at the club at 1111 Shipman Road from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390


Monday: The GFWC District Women’s Club Saxony meets at 7 p.m. in Abba’s House, Main Street.


September 14, 21 and 28: Springdale’s free public library takes reservations for the Tuesday Story Times. Schedule: Read to Me, Infants 2 Years and Under, 10:30 am to 11:00 am; and Story Explorers ages 3 and 4, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

September 24th: The Springdale Free Public Library takes orders for cakes, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin rolls, apple dumplings and snails from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Flavors: Chocolate Meringue, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Apple, Dutch Apple, Blackberry, Wild Blueberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Peach, and Raisin, all $ 10; Pumpkin rolls, $ 10; 6 cinnamon buns with white frosting, $ 7; 6 cinnamon rolls with cream cheese glaze, $ 7.50; Apple dumplings, 3 for $ 8; 12 snails, $ 7.50. Order deadline: Monday. Collection: after noon on September 24th at the library, 331 School St. Assignments: 724-274-9729


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

Wednesday: The Elks will be playing bingo at the Lodge at 219 E. Sixth Avenue at 7:00 p.m. 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 at 8:15 pm


September 22nd: The Vandergrift Public Library will host a home school meet and think tank at the library, 128C Washington Ave., at 11:00 AM. Home school students of all ages are welcome to meet others and learn more about library resources. The group plans to meet monthly. Registration required. Sign up: 724-568-2212


September 18: The Twin Boro Apaches Football Team will be sponsoring a comedy night at 8:00 p.m. at the Eagles’ Ballroom upstairs at 315 James Street. There will be a DJ and three comedians. Admission: $ 25, includes beer and Italian buffet. Tickets: JB Schaal, 412-735-5806 or Joe, 412-337-0384 The event is part of Verona’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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