The Stroller, March 2, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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Donations accepted for Leechburg boat ramp project

The Leechburg district accepts donations that are to be used for the construction of a primitive boat ramp in the Leechburg Riverside Park.

A $ 3,000 grant has been secured and when $ 1,000 is raised an additional $ 5,000 grant will be received from Armstrong County. The total cost of the project is $ 9,000.

To contribute to this project, send a check payable to the Leechburg Gazebo Boat Ramp to the district office at 260 Market St., Leechburg PA 15656.

Salvation Army free distribution scheduled for lunch on Thursday

The Allegheny Valley Salvation Army and Brackenridge Community Center are offering a complimentary takeaway lunch in the downtown parking lot at 917 Brackenridge Ave. on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Allegheny Valley

Wednesday: The All Virtual chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet online at 7:30 p.m. at Participants can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Guests are welcome free of charge. Reservation needed. Reservations and credentials: Jennifer, 412-908-1663


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


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


Thursday: Bingo is hosted by the American Legion at 7:15 pm at the Post Office, 845 First Ave. Face masks must be worn. Seating arrangements will reflect social distancing. The kitchen is closed.

Freeport Area School District

Thursday: Freeport Area School Board, Agenda, 7:30 p.m., High School Audion, 621 South Pike Road / Route 356, Buffalo Township. Details: 724-295-5141


Wednesday: The Gilpin Zoning Hearing Board will hold an online public hearing at 6:00 p.m. Access information: 724-543-1120

Thursday: The Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting bingo at 7:15 p.m. in the Firehall, 113 Firehall Road.


Wednesday: The Harrison Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the meetinghouse, Park Avenue and Springhill Road. Details: 724-226-1393

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 in Natrona Heights. Enter the parking lot in the center and groceries will be placed in your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday: The free genealogy group of the Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society meets from 11 am to 1 pm at the museum, 118 First St. Please note the time change. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Disinfection stations will be available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

Thursdays: An Al-Anon Family Group on the New Path, a free, confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. 251 Main St. Face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Friday: Trinity United Christian Church, 3400 Garvers Ferry Road, is taking orders for a weekly take-away fast sale. This week’s flavors are portobello mushroom cream and French onions. The soup is packaged to take away and needs to be heated at home. Cost: $ 7 per quart. Collection: Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church door. Advance reservations required by Wednesday. Cash and checks made out to the Church were accepted. Assignments: 724-230-0866 or Text 724-994-9665

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 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]


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


19th March: A senior safe driving course is held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Plum Senior Center, 499 Center New Texas Road. PennDOT approved and for drivers who are at least 55 years old. Safe drivers receive a 5 percent discount on car insurance for three years. Details and registration: 724-283-8845 or


Today: 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.

Wednesdays: BridgePoint Church, 400 E. Ninth Ave., is home to a parent-run study capsule in the lower level church hall from 1pm to 4pm. Free high-speed internet, meals, and access to the Church Children’s Library are provided. Use the entrance on Corbet Street. Reservation needed. Reservations: 724-671-7580

Upper Burrell

Wednesday: Upper Burrell supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. at the office, 3735 Seventh St. Details: 724-335-3517

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

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


Eastern deer

Thursday: The East Deer Supervisors’ agenda is canceled. Regulators will hold a combined meeting online on March 11th. Details:

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