The Stroller, January 22, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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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.

Freeport Area Library accepts donations

The Freeport Area Library is accepting donations of new and used household items, books, toys, games, puzzles, and DVDs for upcoming sales.

For more information, call 724-295-3616 or visit

Donations are welcome for the Friendship Garden Food Pantry

Donations for the Pantry at Tarentum Friendship Garden can be made at the Pantry on First Avenue or the side doors of First United Presbyterian Church at 913 Lock St., Tarentum.

Items you need include cereal, tuna, bread, canned vegetables and fruits, soup, macaroni and cheese, rice, spaghetti and pasta sauce.

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels looking for volunteers

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to help in the kitchen and make deliveries in Arnold, New Kensington, and Lower Burrell.

To give a few hours a week of your time call 724-334-4404 and leave a message.



13th February: 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. Cost: $ 20 per table with electricity; 15 dollars without. Face masks and social distancing required. Reservations and details: Linda, 724-882-8776


February 7th: Orders for a Fat Cat’s Subs Hoagie sale in favor of the Lower Valley Little League are being accepted. Closing date for orders: January 31st. Cost: $ 9 for a 13-inch hoagie. Pickup: Noon to 2pm February 7th from Fat Cat’s Subs, 1401 Freeport Road. Varieties: Italian, ham and turkey. Assignments: [email protected] or visit Fat Cat’s Subs.


20. February: Fun and Freedom Youth Sports are hosting a designer wallet from 6pm to 9pm at the Acme Club, 230 Herron Ave. The doors of the photo booth open at 5:15 p.m. There will be side and 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. Winners do not have to be present. All covid-19 guidelines are followed. Details: 724-274-7773


Feb. 8 to 14: The Hilltop Hose Company No. 2 is sponsoring a raffle “For the Love of Cash” from February 8th to 14th. Cost: $ 10 including two numbers. The draws are based on the 7pm daily lottery. Tickets: 724-224-9968 or stop at the Fire Station at 1501 Cambridge St., Natrona Heights on Tuesday evenings.

Kiski municipality

Today: The cakes ordered by the voluntary fire brigade of the Kiski municipality are collected from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the fire station 1037 Route 56. Details: Morgan, 724-466-2812

New Kensington

Thursday: Orders for a sale of Fat Cat’s Subs are being accepted to aid Allegheny Valley animal welfare officers. Varieties: Italian, turkey or ham and cheese. Cost: $ 9. Closing date for orders: Sunday 9 p.m. Pickup: Thursday 11am to 1pm and Thursday 4pm to 6pm from Fat Cat’s Subs, 832 Fifth Ave., New Kensington. Assignments: [email protected]


Saturday: The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is hosting a blood donation from the Vitalant Community from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Church Community Hall, 1261 Pennsylvania Ave. Appointments are recommended. A contribution is made to the Riverview Community Action Corporation’s food pantry for every blood donor. Events: Dale, 412-209-7000, email [email protected] or visit the Donate Blood button at and use group code C5300082


Tuesday: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6:30 pm at the library at 331 School St. This month’s pick is “There There” by Tommy Orange. Details: 724-274-9729


Saturday: A takeaway spaghetti dinner is available from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Bethel AME Church, 250 Seventh Ave. instead of. Menu: Spaghetti, USD 1; Sweet potato tarts and bean cakes, $ 7; Banana bread and garlic cheddar bread, $ 4; Chilli, smokehouse chilli, vegetables, ham, and beans, $ 5 each. Details: 724-224-2417

Saturday: The closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220

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