The Stroller, February 28, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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

Let us know about your Easter events

The Valley News Dispatch will publish a list of community Easter egg hunt and activities.

To list an event online and in print, email the information to The Stroller, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Fourth Ave., Tarentum PA 15084, or email Carol Pinto-Smith as soon as possible. Email [email protected]; or by fax 724-226-4677.

Arnold is looking for volunteers in municipal commissions

Volunteers are required to serve on the Arnold Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Board.

Applicants must live in Arnold. Expressions of interest should be sent to City Hall, 1829 Fifth Ave., Arnold PA 15068, or by email to [email protected].

HOPE Center accepts gift card donations

The Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center accepts gift card donations in increments of $ 10 or more from BP, Community Market, Giant Eagle, Sheetz, and Get Go.

Victims of domestic violence lack the money to buy gasoline, get to work, take their children to doctor’s appointments, or get to their hearings. All donations are very much appreciated.

Cards can be mailed to PO Box 67, Tarentum PA 15084, or delivered to the office at 500 E. Eighth Ave., Tarentum, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 724-224-1100.


Allegheny Valley

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet online at 8:00 am. Participants can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month. Reservation needed. Reservations and credentials: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848 or [email protected]


Thursday: The Apollo Memorial Library will sponsor a new Teen Come As You Are book club online at every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Young people are welcome to bring their latest or favorite readings, discuss with others, and discover new books. Details: 724-478-4214

March 13th: Room registrations are being accepted by St. James Parish for a vendor fair held at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at 109 Owens View Ave Community Center. it’s planned. 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-off lottery ticket drawing. The winner will receive a full roll at $ 5, $ 10, and $ 20 per year. Lottery scratch-off lottery tickets. The winning number is the 17 o’clock number 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 will benefit the operating budget of the church.


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

Buffalo Township

Today: A takeaway spaghetti dinner is available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Cost: 10 USD, including spaghetti, salad and rolls; extra homemade meatballs, $ 3. Call ahead or order at the time of pickup. Members are welcome for dinner with limited seating. Face masks required to enter the building. Assignments: 724-295-2656

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 after Sunday Mass at 400 Kennedy Ave.

Free port

Monday: The Freeport Council will hold the regular 7pm meeting at the 414 Market St. District Office. Details: 724-295-2251


Monday: 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:


Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company holds bingo at 7 p.m. in the fire station

the 14th of March: A vendor bingo will be held at 1:00 pm in the Elks Ballroom, 128 Market St. Doors, which is open for lunch. Ten games are awarded seller awards, and the eleventh game is a $ 250 must-go jackpot. The kitchen will be open. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the Lodge, 724-842-8071

April 1st: Tickets are available for a No Foolin ‘Lottery scratch-off ticket drawing, 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 3 on April 1st at 7pm. Choose 3. Tickets: Visit the library, 139 Market St.

17th April: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications for sellers for a rally on 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 courtyard sales tents. Cost: $ 25 for a 25 by 25 foot area. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or Kari, 724-309-6143

Lower Burrell

Today: A take-away spaghetti dinner is available from 1pm to 5pm at Moose, 499 Reimer St. Menu: spaghetti, salad and rolls, USD 8. Details: 724-335-4131

New Kensington

Monday: The Pucketos Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Ave. The program includes teas and a light lunch. Guests welcome. Like us on Facebook. Required masks and social distancing are observed. Details: Pat, 724-275-7207

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 accepts applications from craftsmen and suppliers for a trade fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Details: [email protected] or 724-339-9399, ext. 105

March 31: A quilt raffle will benefit Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue in New Kensington and Black Cat Cat Rescue in Pittsburgh. The quilt is 37 “by 37” and includes a hanging bar. The drawing will be on March 31st. For a photo, visit Frankie’s friends on Facebook. Cost: $ 5. Tickets: Email [email protected]

North Apollo

Monday: The North Apollo Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the municipal building at 1421 Leonard Ave. Details: 724-478-4802


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 the Parks Volunteer Fire Department at 1119 Dalmation Drive. Cost: Tables, $ 25 or two for $ 35; Food trucks, $ 50. Reservations and details: Joni, 724-681-5935

Riverview School District

Monday: Riverview School Board, Budget Session, 7 p.m., Tenth Street School Library, Oakmont.


Monday: Bingo starts at 7 p.m. in the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company Ballroom, 210 Horne Ave. There are food, drinks and strip tickets. Masks required when not seated. Social distancing is observed.


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

Wednesday: Tarentum Elks has bingo at 7:00 pm at the Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. 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


March 13th: Vandergrift Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Post Office, 141-143 Sumner Ave. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets required and seating is limited. Cost: $ 40 and $ 25 prepaid. Early bookers, additional cards and specials are sold. Masks required. Tickets: Today, Friday, March 3 and March 5, noon to 4 p.m. at the bar or by phone at 724-396-1727

Monday: The Vandergrift Council will meet online at 7:00 p.m. at Access information: Meeting ID, 7674634644; Audio only, call 4086380968

Washington Township

28th March: Room requests are accepted for an auto parts swap meeting between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. 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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