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

Publicize your club meetings, community events and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] Please include a daytime telephone number. PSNK Alumni golf outing planned Oct. 8 Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society will host a golf outing Oct. 8 at […]

Publicize your club meetings, community events and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] Please include a daytime telephone number.


PSNK Alumni golf outing planned Oct. 8

Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society will host a golf outing Oct. 8 at Totteridge Golf Course, 325 Hannastown Road, Salem Township.

Registration and breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. The event is a scramble and there will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. A reception and awards dinner will be at 2:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit the Alumni Society scholarship program. For details, contact Kary C. Milan at 724-334-6057 or [email protected]


Donations sought for Gilpin-Leechburg Park improvements

The Gilpin Leechburg Joint Recreation Authority is accepting donations to be used to match a grant to complete upgrades and improvements at the park located in Gilpin.

The park is used by many residents as well as a local Boy Scout troop, the Leechburg Area High School softball team, ASA Softball, Little League and the school district field days.

Proposed improvements will be completed to the basketball court, tennis court, parking area, pavilion, concession stand and softball viewing area.

Donations can be mailed to Gilpin/Leechburg Joint Recreation Authority, P.O. Box 211, Leechburg PA 15656.


Calendar

Apollo

Sept. 6: St. James Parish is selling tickets for a Labor Day lottery ticket raffle. The winner will receive one roll of $5, $10 and $20 Pa. Lottery scratch-off tickets. Cost: $10 for two numbers. The winning number will be the first officially drawn Pick 3 number at 7 p.m. on Labor Day. Proceeds benefit the church operating budget. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, at the parish office or in the vestibule after weekend Masses.

Sept. 18: Tickets are on sale for the Apollo Area Historical Society 50+1 Anniversary banquet planned at Apollo First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 214 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets: 724-478-2899, stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St., or send a check made out to AAHS to P. O. Box 434, Apollo PA 15613

Brackenridge

Wednesdays: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

Buffalo Township

Aug. 26: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit vitalant.org and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664.

East Vandergrift   

Sept. 6: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling tickets for a Labor Day weekend cash raffle. Winners will be the first officially drawn Pick 3 number of the 7 p.m. Sept. 4, 5 and 6 drawings. Prizes are $500 Sept. 4 and 5 and $1,500 Sept. 6. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Debbie, 724-859-3186, at the parish office or in the vestibule after weekend Masses.

Sept. 18: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church will have a cash bash at 7 p.m. the church, 420 McKinley Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission: $25, includes food, beverages and chances to win $3,000 in prizes. Must be at least 21 to attend. There will be pull tabs, 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle. Tickets: Crystal, 724-882-9212, at the parish office or in the church vestibule after Sunday Mass

Kittanning

Sundays and Thursdays: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. Free admission. Alternate hours available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707

Leechburg

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Monday: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, is sponsoring a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Sept. 6 in the church sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for anyone who has lost an important person in their life and needs help dealing with the grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be observed. Participants can join the group at any session of the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or [email protected]

Lower Burrell

Sept. 11: Church of God is accepting space reservations for a parking lot treasures sale set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Cost: $5 for two parking spaces No food vendors please. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Mondays and Saturdays through Aug. 30: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens and blankets. All summer clothing will be free Monday through Aug. 30. Donations accepted during open hours only.

Oct. 9: Tables reservations are being accepted for a craft and vendor show at East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

Parks

Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390

Plum

Monday: The Monday Market will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plum Creek Park baseball fields, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. Vendors change weekly.

Tarentum 

Today and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: The Elks will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Upper Burrell 

Aug. 29: Sky View Radio Society is accepting reservations for flea market tailgating spaces for its annual Swap n Shop Hamfest set for 8 a.m. to noon at the society grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Cost: $5. Reservations: John, 724-339-3821

Vandergrift

Aug. 31: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $1 each or $5 for an arm’s length. The drawing will be Aug. 31. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave. For a photo of the quilt, visit vandergriftpubliclibary.org. Details: 724-568-2212

Verona

Sept. 18: Twin Boro Apaches Football Team will sponsor a comedy night at 8 p.m. in the Eagles upstairs ballroom, 315 James St. There will be a DJ and three comedians. Admission: $25, includes beer and Italian buffet. Tickets: J.B. Schaal, 412-735-5806 or Joe, 412-337-0384 The event is part of the Verona 150th anniversary celebration.

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