The Stroller, February 15, 2021: Events in the Alle Kiski Valley


Post your nonprofit’s meetings, fundraisers, and community events on The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected]. Please provide a phone number for the day.

Highlands students run a virtual talent show

Highlands High School will host a February Follies virtual talent show online on on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Student soloists will make vocal and instrumental selections. Entry is free and the public is welcome. For access information, visit and click the February Follies icon.

Garden center that accepts applications for a university scholarship

The Greensburger Garden Center is accepting applications for the Katherine Mabis McKenna Scholarship 2021.

The price is $ 1,500. Applications must be submitted in Westmoreland County or its adjacent counties and completed for a year at an accredited college or university seeking a two- or four-year degree in botany, horticulture, forestry, landscaping, or a related field.

You can get an application and further information at or by calling 724-837-0245. The application deadline is May 31st.

Pantry available in Harrison

The Natrona Community Pantry is located in Natrona Community Park, 12-20 River Road, Harrison.

Everyone in need is welcome. Donations are welcome. Recommended items include canned fruits and vegetables, spices, salt and pepper, tuna, cake mix, powdered milk, and tea bags.

Free takeaway lunch on Wednesday at Allegheny Valley Church of God

Allegheny Valley Church of God, 216 Catalpa St., New Kensington, serves a free takeaway lunch Wednesday lunchtime.

Beef vegetable soup is served as long as the food lasts. Attendees are reminded to observe social distancing when picking up. For more information, call 724-335-0994.


Allegheny Valley School District

Tuesday: Allegheny Valley School Board, regular session, 7 p.m. at the Marshall Auditorium in Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School, 501 Butler Road, Springdale. Details:


17. March: St. James Parish is selling tickets to a Luck of the Irish scratch card raffle. The winner will receive a full roll at $ 5, $ 10, and $ 20 per year. Lottery scratch-off lottery tickets. The winning number is 5pm on March 17th. Daily Pick 3. Cost: $ 10 including two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, or after weekend masses in the anteroom and church office, 109 Owens View Ave. The proceeds go to the operating budget of the church.

Apollo Ridge School District

Tuesday: The Apollo-Ridge School Board will conduct the agenda online at 6:30 p.m. Access information:


Tuesday: Arnold Council, Special Session, 4 p.m., online at Access information: ID, 818 1077 7485; Audio only, call 312-626-6799

East Vandergrift

March 21st: The parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, sells raffle tickets for a raffle with half a cow. The winner will receive half a cow, a 20 cubic foot freezer, a $ 200 gift card for Naser’s Foods, a $ 200 gift card for Rukas Beverage, and a $ 100 gift card for Lackey’s Dairy Queen. The winning number is 9pm on March 21st. Daily Pick 3. Cost: $ 10 for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, in the anteroom and office at 400 Kennedy Ave. after Sunday Mass.

Fox Chapel

February: Fox Chapel Area High School is hosting a blood donation at the Vitalant Harmar / Fox Chapel Donor Center, 2585 Freeport Road, Suite 207 in February. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The donors must be at least 16 years old and will be tested for antibodies against covid-19 free of charge. Events: 866-366-6771, indicating that the donation is for the Fox Chapel Area High School drive, or click the Donate Blood button on and use group code HS010025


Tuesday: The Fawn-Frazer Water Authority will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the office at 326 Donnellville Road. Details:


Tuesday: In the social hall of the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department, 113 Fire Hall Road, a blood donation by the American Red Cross Blood community will take place from 12.30pm to 6.00pm. Events: 800-733-2767 or visit and use the sponsor code GTVFD


Saturday: The designer wallet planned by Fun and Freedom Youth Sports was converted into a purely virtual event from 6 p.m. Cost: 35 USD, including participation in 13 prize draws. There will be side and 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. Details: 724-274-7773 or visit the group’s Facebook page.


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library is hosting a virtual presentation of the Who Knew? “All That Jazz” program online at 6 pm. Learn fun facts about jazz in Pittsburgh and our neighborhoods. Registration required. Registration: Visit the EventKeeper section of

Highlands School District

Today: Highlands School Board, 7 p.m. online at Access information:

Kiski Area School District

Today: Kiski Area School Board, regular meeting, 7 p.m., online. Access information:


Today: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is holding bingo at 7 p.m. in the fire station, 268 Canal St. The doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen is open.

April 1st: Tickets are available for a No Foolin ‘Lottery scratch-off ticket raffle, which will benefit the Leechburg Area Community Association and the Leechburg Public Library. The winner will receive a $ 20 roll and a $ 10 roll of scratch cards. Cost: $ 5, includes two numbers. The winning number is number 19 on April 1st. Choose 3. Tickets: Visit the library, 139 Market St.

17th April: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications for sellers for a rally by the river, which will take place between 12:00 and 18:00 on the fire station. 268 Canal St. Vendors are responsible for their own signs, tables, chairs and tents. No electricity available. No yard sales tents. Cost: $ 25 for a 25 by 25 foot area. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or Kari, 724-309-6143

Lower Burrell

Today: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Post Office, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. New members are invited to participate. The district meeting and banquet will be held at the Post Office in March.

New Kensington

Today: New Kensington Municipal Sanitary Authority, 7 p.m., 120 Logans Ferry Road. Details: 724-335-9813

27th of March: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is looking for gift basket and gift card donations for a virtual spring basket raffle. Deadline: February 20th Details: Val, [email protected]

May 29th: The TryLife Center is accepting applications for artisans and salespeople for a show from 10 am to 3 pm at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Details: 724-339-9399, ext. 105


Today: Oakmont Council, 7 p.m. Ordinary Session, Meeting House, 767 Fifth St. Details: 412-828-3232


10th of April: Pawz for Cure Animal Charity is taking table and food truck reservations, as well as gift basket donations for a craft and vendor show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parks Volunteer Fire Department, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Cost: Tables, $ 25 or two for $ 35; Food trucks, $ 50. Reservations and details: Joni, 724-681-5935


Tuesday: The Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Main St., is hosting a pancake dinner on Shrove Tuesday in the church from 4pm to 7pm. Eat in or take out. Donations are welcome. Use the driveway from the parking lot behind the church.


February 23: The Tuesday Night Book Club in the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6pm in the library, 331 School St. The selection is “Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin. Reservation needed. Reservations: 724-274-9729

February: The Springdale Free Public Library is offering a fine amnesty until February 28th. The return of overdue items from the library and any fines for that item will be waived, regardless of how long they were checked out. The Book Drop is available 24/7 for all items except CDs and DVDs. Details: 724-274-9729

Springdale Township

Today: The Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Department hosts bingo at the Fire Station at 851 Parkway Drive, Harwick. The doors open at 5 p.m. Masks required. The seats are changed to enforce social distancing.


Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. An opportunity for silent prayer is at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tarentum Elks has bingo at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. at 7:00 pm. The kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Upper Burrell

17. March: Upper Burrell and Portvue Volunteer Fire Brigades are selling tickets to a raffle for the $ 15,000 Irish cash prize. Cost: $ 20 per ticket, including eight numbers. The winning number will be determined from the Pennsylvania Pick 4 number on March 17th at 7pm. Details and tickets: Text 412-926-4678

Washington Township

28th March: Room requests for an auto parts swap meeting between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66, are accepted. Cost: 12 x 24 feet, $ 25; 12 x 48 foot square, $ 45; within 32-foot space, $ 55. The provider will begin setting up on March 27 at 11:00 PM. First come first serve. Items include parts and accessories for automobiles, classics, high-performance vehicles, trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, or boats. Food and drinks are sold inside. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

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