The Stroller, February 22, 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.

Knead the Community Café and accept donations

The Knead Community Café in New Kensington welcomes donations for the daily running of the café at 1011 Barnes Street.

The café’s wish list includes white premium serviettes, Clorox cloths, disposable latex or nitrile gloves in large or extra-large disposable containers with 6 × 6-inch or 9 × 9-inch single-compartment Styrofoam folding boxes, foil packaging and instant Ice tea mix with lemon and sugar, Tide or Gain washing powder, Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaner with lavender scent and Sam’s Club gift cards.

Donations are accepted Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can get help from the HOPE Center hotline

If you’ve gotten into an unsafe situation through social distancing, you can call the Alle-Kiski HOPE Center’s 24-hour helpline at 724-224-1266.

The hotline provides information on domestic violence, community resources, safety planning, assistance, and more.


Allegheny parish

Wednesday: The Allegheny Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Community Building, 136 Community Building Road. Details: 724-842-4641


March 13th: Room registrations are being accepted by St. James Parish for a 9:00 am to 2:00 pm vendors fair at the community center at 109 Owens View Ave. All providers are welcome. Cost: $ 15 per table; with electricity; $ 20. Masks and social distancing required. Reservations and details: Linda, 724-882-8776

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

Today: The Apollo-Ridge School Board will hold the regular meeting online at 6:30 p.m. Access information:


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for their Pierogi sale. Varieties: potatoes and sauerkraut. Orders: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Collection: Fridays from 12.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in the social hall of the church. Masks required upon collection. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Assignments: 724-339-9257

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


Today: Harrison Commissioners will conduct the regular 6pm meeting online at Access information: [email protected] or 724-226-1393 until 2:30 am today

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank is open to all those in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Enter the center parking lot and groceries will be placed in your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come on Wednesday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

1st March: The Allegheny Valley Community Library has a virtual performance by Dr. Seuss’ “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” from Stage Right at 6:30 pm online at Registration required. Registration:


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.

Tuesday: The Gilpin Leechburg Recreation Authority meets at 6 p.m. at the Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St.

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

School district of the Leechburg region

Wednesday: The Leechburg Area Education Board will hold the regular session at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 215 First St. Details: 724-842-9681

New Kensington

27th of March: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is looking for gift basket and gift card donations for a virtual spring basket raffle. Deadline: Saturday. 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


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

Plum School District

Tuesday: Plum School Board, regular meeting, 7 p.m., High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100


Sunday: The Springdale Free Public Library is offering a nice amnesty until Sunday. Return any overdue items that belong to the library and any fines for that item will be waived, regardless of how long it was checked out. The Book Drop is available 24/7 for all items except CDs and DVDs. Details: 724-274-9729

2nd March: The Springdale Free Public Library is offering on the occasion of Dr. Seuss held a personal storytelling lesson for preschoolers and younger children in the library at 11 a.m. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729


Today: 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

Western deer

4th of March: In the West Deer Ward, a ward blood donation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 109 East Union Road chapel. Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins are not guaranteed. The donors are tested for Covid-19 antibodies free of charge. Events: 412-209-7000 or click the Donate Blood button at and use group code C5300094

Local | Valley News Dispatch

More Valley News shipping stories