The Stroller, May 7, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

The Stroller, May 7, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

If your organization or community is planning a Memorial Day event, please send the information in as soon as possible to: Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084; e-mail or fax 724-226-4677.

Ladies tea to benefit Knead Café

A ladies afternoon tea will be from noon to 3 p.m. May 23 at Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., New Kensington.

Tickets are $35 and include a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and teas. Advance tickets only; no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited. A maximum of eight people will be seated at each table.

For tickets, click on the Events tab at or stop in at the café.

Free car seat safety checks offered in Harrison

State Sen. Lindsey M. Williams and the Pennsylvania State Police will offer free car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to noon May 15 by appointment at 1826 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, Harrison.

A state trooper will work with you one-on-one to help install your child’s car seat or double check that it is properly fitted in your vehicle.

For an appointment, call 412-364-0469.

TryLife Center accepting donations

The TryLife Center in Lower Burrell is accepting donations of gently-used baby items, children’s clothing in sizes newborn through 4T, maternity clothes, baby and toddler toys and children’s books.

Used cribs and car seats will not be accepted. Items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays the red donation door. Ring the door for assistance.

Items left outside the hours listed above will not be protected from the weather and may have to be disposed of. For details, call 724-339-9399.

Animal Protectors offers community pet pantry

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley in New Kensington has a community pet pantry that offers free pet food to those in need.

Wet and dry dog and cat food is available. Stop in from noon to 6 p.m. and ring the doorbell at the backdoor of the shelter, 730 Church St., or call 724-339-7388.


Leechburg High School Class of 1961 will have a reunion Sept. 10 and 11. Classmates should email their contact information to Patti Papp Breman at

In Our Schools

Kiski Area School District

Tickets available for district’s Kennywood Day

Kennywood Day will be May 29 in the district. Tickets will be sold online only at

Tickets are $29 each, plus a $3 processing fee and tax.



Saturday: A vendor fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. Face masks and social distancing required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776


Today: 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: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free teen technology show, “TikTok, YouTube and Making Your Own Beats,” at 11 a.m. online at Students age 12 to 16 can learn how to create their own original beats and songs that can be shared online. Registration required. Registration:

May 15: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free gardening program, “Tomatomania,” with garden writer Jessica Damiano at 11 a.m. online at Topics will include how to plant, prune, fertilize and maintain tomato plants. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar section at

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.

Kiski Township

May 20: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a Marianna’s Hoagie and Pizza sale. Orders and payment are due Wednesday. Delivery will be May 20. Hoagies are 14 inches and varieties are Italian, ham and Swiss, turkey, All-American, roast beef, smoked ham and cheddar, traditional, three cheese and ham club. Pizzas are 12 inches in diameter and varieties are pepperoni, cheese and white. Cost: hoagies and pizzas, $9 each. Orders: Jan, 724-664-8751

May 28: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for pies, rolls and snails from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisin, bumbleberry and strawberry rhubarb, all $9.50; pumpkin rolls and cinnamon rolls, $7 for six; and snails, $7 per dozen. Paid orders due May 16. Pickup May 28 at the firehall. Details and orders: call or text Morgan, 724-466-2812


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


Today: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host a fish fry from 3 to 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Menu: baked or fried fish dinners, shrimp dinners, chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, fries and coleslaw. Orders: 724-842-3141 or 724-845-1684

May 31: 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

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The ClothesLine ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outdoors, weather permitting. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. Cost: all items, 25 cents each or five for $1. Face masks required. Updates: ClothesLine on Facebook

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

May 22: Church of God will host a parking lot treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Spaces:$5. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or

May 29: TryLife Center is accepting donations for the basket auction at the craft and vendor show at Quality Inn, New Kensington. Baskets can be taken to the center, 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Call 724-339-9399 to schedule a delivery time or arrange pickup.

New Kensington

Saturday and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 to 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will host a virtual Bow Wow Bingo at 7 p.m. online at Cost: $25 for one card; $5 for each additional card. There will be 10 games. A gift card prize will be announced before each game, and prizes will be mailed to winners. Bingo cards and instructions will be emailed. Registration required. Registration:

May 22: Table reservations are being accepted by the East Kensington Community Circle for a flea market planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Circle building, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $10. The kitchen will be open and there will be a summer basket raffle. Details: Bridget, 724-339-2392


Saturday: The Garden Club of Oakmont will have its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hoffstot’s parking lot, Allegheny Avenue. Selections will include annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, lettuce, herb bowls and container plantings. Flowers will be available by the flat or market park. Checks, cash or credit cards accepted. Covid-19 protocols will be followed. Oakmont Lions will sell brooms. Proceeds will benefit club projects.


Monday: The Mystery Lover’s Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “Standing in Another Man’s Grave,” by Ian Rankin. New members welcome. Face masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Wednesday: Springdale Free Public Library will host a craft program to learn how to make fabric flowers at 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Supplies provided. Bring a pair of scissors that will cut fabric. Face masks required. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729


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

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.


Saturday: The Board of Trustees at Torrance State Hospital will have an open meeting via conference call at 1:30 p.m. Details and access information: 724-459-4411

Upper Burrell

May 21: Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for a Fat Cat’s hoagie sale. Varieties: Italian, ham and turkey, $8 each. Paid orders due by May 14. Delivery will be May 21 in the fire company social hall, 4370 Seventh Street Road. Orders and details:


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.

Ongoing: Vandergrift Public Library has expanded its in-person operating hours. Hours are: 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Porch pick up is still available by request. All other safety precautions will still be enforced including masks and social distancing. Items required for return are being accepted at the desk. Details: 724-568-2212

2021-05-07 10:01:00

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