The Stroller, Aug. 28, 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. Allegheny Valley Association of Churches accepting donations for food bank Donations are welcome for the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches food […]

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.


Allegheny Valley Association of Churches accepting donations for food bank

Donations are welcome for the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches food bank in Harrison.

Items most needed include peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, cereal, canned tuna and chicken, juice and diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6. Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the office, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights.

Groups that would like to organize a food drive to benefit the food bank should contact the food bank coordinator at 724-226-0606.

To make an online monetary contribution, visit avaoc.org/programs/food-bank/.


Trylife Center seeks volunteers for day and night positions

TryLife Center, a pregnancy and family resource center in Lower Burrell, is accepting volunteer applications for day and night positions.

Applicants will be interviewed and if selected, will begin training in September. For an application, visit trylife.center/get-involved or call 724-339-9399.


Religion Digest

• Puckety Presbyterian Church, Lower Burrell, will offer the Daniel Plan classes about Faith, Focus, Friends, Food and Fitness at 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 26 in the church Faith Hall, 1009 Puckety Church Road. The topic will be food. Details: 724-339-1323


Calendar

Allegheny Township

Sunday: A fundraiser to benefit the Kiski Area Marching Band will be from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at King’s Family Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road. Dine in or takeout. Reservations required for dine in. Take a flyer with you and King’s will donate 20% of your pre-tax food and non-alcoholic beverage purchase to the band. Flyers required. For a flyer visit Kiski Area Bands on Facebook or contact Jodie at 412-952-1141 or [email protected] Reservations: 724-842-0361

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

Arnold

Today: The Tomb, formerly known as Sheep Coffeehouse, 1821 Fifth Ave., will have fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Free Lunch with Us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Details: 724-339-8888

Brackenridge

Sunday: Sons of the American Legion will serve an all you can eat community breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon in the American Legion, 845 E. First Ave. Cost: $7; younger than 12, $5.

Buffalo Township

Sunday: A spaghetti and ravioli dinner will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: ravioli, $14, or spaghetti, $10, with meat sauce, salad and rolls; extra homemade meatballs, $3. Call ahead or order at time of pickup. Limited dine-in and takeout available. Orders: 724-295-2656

Sunday: Buffalo Township Family Day will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Pike Square. There will be a touch-a-truck, vendors and food trucks. Sponsored by Friends of Buffalo Township and the township parks and recreation department.

Monday: Freeport Area High School Spirit Night will be at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the high school stadium. Tickets for a slice of pie and beverage will be sold from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Door 4 at the high school. Cost: $5. Tickets are not needed to enter the event. Rain date: Thursday.

Butler

Today: Butler Lions Club will sell merchandise to benefit charity at the Butler City Farm Market. Items for sale include brooms, dustpans, garbage bags, fire starters, mints and cleaning cloths.

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

Kiski Township

Today: A flea market and craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Kiski Township Firehall, 1037 Route 56. Cost: $10 per space. Vendor information: 724-681-2023

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, hosts 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

Today: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the municipal building, 2800 Schreiber St. The Lions Club will sell brooms.

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the DJ Tink Heavner from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

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

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will have a free sale 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. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a monthly basket raffle.

Sunday: Preserving Record Shop will host, Vegan and Vinyl, a free indoor/outdoor pop-up event featuring vegan treats from assorted vendors, art, merchandise and records from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shop, 1101 Fifth Ave.

Sept. 5: A drive-thru pasta dinner to benefit Lost Dreams Awakening will be from noon to 4 p.m. at 408 Eighth St., rear. Menu: pasta, meatball, salad, bread and beverage, $10. Tickets: 724-594-7993

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

Oct. 16: Knead Community Café is accepting space applications from crafters and vendors for a harvest fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Applications: [email protected] or stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the cafe

Parks

Sunday: 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.

Saxonburg

Tuesday: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Butler County will offer a free support group at 6 p.m. at Abba’s House, 320 Main St., for families and friends of those living with a mental illness. No reservations required. Details: 724-431-0069

South Buffalo

Sept. 10: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will have a fall festival and Oktoberfest from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Renshaw Farms, 314 Ford City Road. There will be food, wineries, a brewery and dancing. Music will be by the 56 East Band. Cost: $30; table of 10, $270. Tickets: Bridget, 724-294-0089 or Jeff, 724-596-0503

Springdale

Sept. 3: Springdale Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a community blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the lodge ballroom, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Donors will receive a free T-shirt. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and search for group code C3750040.

Tarentum 

Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220

Sunday 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.

Upper Burrell

Sunday: Sky View Radio Society will have its annual Swap n Shop Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon at the society grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Free parking. Admission: $5. Details: John, 724-339-3821

Vandergrift

Tuesday: 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 Tuesday. 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.

West Deer

Sunday: The Our Lady of the Lakes Car Cruise featuring the Ridge Runners Car Club will be from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Victor Church, 527 Bairdford Road. All car enthusiasts welcome. First 75 cars receive a dash plaque, and there will be a bake sale, food, basket raffle and DJ. Rain date: Sept. 12. Details: Glenn, 724-272-5171

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