The Stroller, Aug. 29, 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. Casino Theater looking for volunteers The Casino Theater in Vandergrift is seeking volunteers to check in ticketed guests for productions. Volunteers […]

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.

Casino Theater looking for volunteers

The Casino Theater in Vandergrift is seeking volunteers to check in ticketed guests for productions.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and proficient in using a smart phone. Hours will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the show.

Students looking for community service hours are welcome. To give your time, contact Janice at [email protected] or [email protected]

Job fair set for Thursday in West Leechburg

A job fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at West Leechburg Fire Hall, 1116 Gosser St.

Employers are seeking those with a commercial driver’s license, and workers for the health care, manufacturing and food service fields. The event is hosted by Pa. Rep. Jason Silvis.


Allegheny Township

Today: 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


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


Today: 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.

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

Today: 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

Today: 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.


Tuesday: Cheswick Recreation Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Rachel Carson Park. Plans for Cheswick Day will be discussed. New members welcome.

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


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

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

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.

Today: 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


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


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.


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


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 and search for group code C3750040.


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: Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Upper Burrell

Today: 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


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 Details: 724-568-2212

Sept. 7: Vandergrift Public Library will offer a Board Game Night for students in grades 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations encouraged. Reservations: 724-568-2212


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

Today: 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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