The stroller, July 5, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Avonmore VFD Accepts Military Banner Orders

The Avonmore Volunteer Fire Department sponsors a Hometown Hero Banner program that recognizes veterans and current serving men and women in the Avonmore area.

The banners measure 30 x 60 inches and will be displayed in the Borough from Memorial Day to Veterans Day each year and stored during the winter.

The cost of a banner and materials is $ 125. For details, stop by the borough office, 619 Allegheny Ave., or the public library. The order deadline is July 31st.

Free movie offered at Hartwood Acres

The free Allegheny County Movies in the Parks series will feature the movie “Cars” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartwood Acres Amphitheater in Indiana Township.

The film is rated G. Doors open at 7 pm and the film begins at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers

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

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


Allegheny Valley

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley section of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. Participants will be able to find out how the group supports the success and growth of businesswomen. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of the month. Reservations required. Reservations: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848 or [email protected]

Wednesday: The All Virtual chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 7:30 p.m. online at Participants can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Guests welcome at no charge. Reservations required. Reservations and connection information: Jennifer, 412-908-1663


Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be having a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The prizes have been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 jackpot. Do not miss. Details: 724-478-4831

Saturday: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. James Parish Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. All sellers are needed. Cost: $ 20; without electricity, $ 15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776

August 2 to 6: Bible Presbyterian Church, 214 Railroad Ave., will host a vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-478-3556 or 724-697-4148


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

Free port

Wednesday and Saturday: The thrift store clothing ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Cash only. Donations should be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095


Wednesday: The free summer children’s play program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together will feature Arts and Crafts Time with Allison at 12:30 p.m. at the Natrona Pavilion, 10 River Ave. Funding for programs provided by PNC Charitable Trusts. Details: Pat, 724-224-7599

Wednesday: The Agape thrift store at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks required.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Stop in the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered should come from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will sponsor a free performance of the children’s play, “The Rainbow Colored Fish,” by Stage Right at 6:30 p.m. online at Registration required to access information. Registration:


Today: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through September 6 at Church Sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for all those who have lost important person in their life and needs help coping with grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be respected. Participants can join the group at any session in the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or [email protected]

Today: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal Street. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Wednesday and Saturday: Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Details: [email protected]

August 7: Vendor requests are accepted by the Leechburg Area Community Association for an event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Leechburg Riverfront Park Kiosk. Cost: $ 30 per 10 x 10 foot table. Reservations: leave a message for Doreen, 724-448-4188

Lower Burrell

Tuesday: The Lower Burrell Council will hold the agenda meeting at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall at 2800 Bethel Street. The date has been changed due to Independence Day. Details: 724-335-9875

Saturday: Space reservations are being accepted for a Parking Lot Treasures Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of God, 273 Chester Drive. Cost: $ 5 per seat. Reservations: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Today: The community locker room will be closed for the Independence Day holidays.

Saturday: Peoples Library will present “Walloping Weather” with Mad Science at 1 pm in the courtyard behind the library, 880 Barnes St. Children 12 and under can find out why it rains, what causes lightning and how the weather is predicted. Reservations required. Reservations:

Saturday: A cornhole tournament to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling will begin at noon at The Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be cash prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Registration fee: $ 50 per team. Registration: JB Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867


July 19: Springdale Free Public Library’s Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for Grades 3 to 6 will meet at 6 p.m. at the Library at 331 School Street. The theme for each evening will be STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729


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

Wednesdays : The Tarentum Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the First United Presbyterian Church, 913 Lock Street.

Wednesdays : BridgePoint Church, 400 E. Ninth Ave., will offer Stop, Drop and Read for children from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until June 30 at the church. There will be a story hour, crafts and a free lunch.

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


Tuesday: The Vandergrift Public Library will be hosting a free story hour for children 10 and under at 11 a.m. in the Kennedy Park Lookout. Time permits. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212

Saturday: A children’s vendor show to benefit pediatric cancer research will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. This is an event organized by children, for children to support children. Vendors can offer any type of child friendly merchandise. Cost: $ 40; child sellers, $ 20. Applications: [email protected]

Until July 31: The Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., has a book sale during library hours. Cost: $ 3 per bag the size of a giant eagle available at the library. DVDs, audiobooks and puzzles available separately.

August 31 : Vandergrift Public Library raffles 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 person. The draw will take place on August 31. Tickets: stop at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212


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