The Stroller, May 18, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley |

2022-05-21 21:55:27 By : Mr. Steven Shi

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Golf event to benefit Burrell Education Foundation

Burrell Education Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Outing will be June 13 at Hill Crest Country Club in Lower Burrell.

Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m. Fee is $125 per golfer; $475 per foursome; foursome must be paid in full prior to June 10. Entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments and a barbeque dinner.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit the educational, cultural and recreational activities of the Burrell Educational Foundation for students and teachers of the Burrell School District.

For details, call Michael Discello at 724-334-1406, ext. 2091.

Tarentum Night Market to open season

The first monthly Tarentum Night Market event of the summer will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in downtown Tarentum. There will be music, food and shops will be open.

Help needed at New Kensington Salvation Army

The New Kensington Salvation Army is looking for a volunteer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays to be a receptionist at the center, 255 Third St.

For information, call Laurie Suprano at 724-335-7221, ext. 106.

Today: The East Coast All Virtual chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 7:30 p.m. online at Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Jennifer Pasquale, 412-908-1663.

Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Fridays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and sign-on information: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578.

Today: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Details: 724-478-4831.

May 23: The Knee High To Nature Series at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek will offer a free science program, “Awesome Opossums,” for children in elementary school at 6 p.m. May 23 at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Reservations required. Reservations:

Today: 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.

Thursday: Bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Today: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Cash only. Donations of spring and summer clothing, shoes, bedding and purses welcome. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095.

May 24: St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. in the church hall. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and use group code G0040286.

Thursday: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7:15 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road.

Friday: The 20-piece Shriners Stage Band will perform swing music from the 30’s through the 60s from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Syria Shrine Ballroom, 1877 Shriners Way. Admission: $5. Proceeds benefit Shriners projects.

Today: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean spring and summer clothing in all sizes is needed. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the front porch. Do not place donations in the blue bins behind the church.

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

Thursday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a car and bike cruise from 5 to 9 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Weather permitting. There will be food, music and a 50/50 raffle.

Friday: The new Discovering Family Roots group at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Share ideas with others, learn new research tips, and see what research resources are available in the library local history department. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar tab at

Friday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

Saturday : Harrison Township Recreation board is seeking owners of commercial and non-commercial vehicles to participate in its third annual touch-a-truck event planned at Highlands High School, Natrona Heights. Details: Natalie Cale, 724-448-6588 or

May 25: The Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be, “The Crossing,” by Michael Connelly. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations:

Thursday : Leechburg Public Library, 137 Market St., will host a movie night at 6 p.m. featuring Disney Pixar’s, “Coco,” rated PG. Tickets must be reserved by Friday. The library is now closed on Saturdays. Tickets: stop in at the library.

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

Thursday: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.

May 28: Leechburg Public Library is selling chances to win a summer basket that includes a pool bag, four pool towels, four commemorative cups and a Leechburg Pool pass for a family of four. Drawing will be Memorial Day weekend. Tickets: $10, available at the library, 139 Market St.

May 28 to Oct. 8: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the upcoming season. Markets are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2800 Bethel St. Setup begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $40 for the season and free electric is available. Merchandise must be home grown, homemade or hand crafted. Vendors must participate the whole season. Details:

Fridays: A new 4-H Club for children age 5 to 18 is being organized and plans to meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The River Church, 200 Freeport Road. Details: Mary or Laura Stone at

Thursdays: The Secular Organization for Sobriety/Save Our Selves (SOS) a support group for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse, will meet a 7 p.m. at Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Center, 408 Eighth St. Details: 724-556-0737.

Thursday: Heritage Hospice will host a free Grief Support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 2400 Leechburg Road, building 300. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Details: Amber, 724-334-6600 or

Thursday: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Thursday: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are donated by Highmark Wholecare. Details: 878-847-7997.

Friday and Saturday: East Kensington Community Circle will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community circle building, 1785 Seventh St. There will be a summer basket raffle and the kitchen will be open.

Sunday: River Church, 200 Freeport Road, is accepting registrations for its annual car show. An outdoor worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. and the car show will be afterward. Registration: 724-337-4837 or

Saturday: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is accepting vendor applications for a crafter, vendor and food truck event planned at the firehall, 311 16th St. Applications: or

Thursday: Parks Township Sportsman Club Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. New members welcome.

Thursday : The SOS Ministry at Holy Family Parish , 2000 Oblock Road, will offer a free program, “What My Family Should Know,” at 1 p.m. in the Our Lady of Joy Church hall. Attorney Jake Noble will discuss legal documents and papers you should have in place for your family. Reservations required. Reservations: 412-793-4511, ext. 107 or

May 21: The free Allegheny County Family Drive-in Movie series planned in Boyce Park wave pool parking lot will be, “Over the Hedge,” rated PG. Reservations required. Gates open at 6 p.m. and close at dusk when the movie starts. There is a 100-vehicle limit. Registration:

Thursday: The adult Scrapbooking Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Details: 724-274-9729.

Monday : The Sherlock Holmes Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” chapters 1 to 4. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Tuesday : The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be, “The Personal Librarian,” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Today: 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.

Thursday: The free diaper bank at Highlands Family Center, 415 E. Fourth Ave., will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One distribution per child per month is available. Details: 724-224-9006.

Today: The Community Watch Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the borough building. The next meeting will be in September.

Thursday: The Gathering on Grant event in downtown will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Businesses will be open and there will be music, vendors and games.

Saturday: Vandergrift Presbyterian Church is accepting donations for a rummage sale. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at the church, 195 Washington Ave. Please no televisions, furniture, computers or suitcases without wheels.

June 2: Vendor applications are being accepted for the Vandergrift Farmers Market planned from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 2 through Oct. 13 in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details:

Today: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380.

Thursday: Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380, will host a seminar on human trafficking at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Public welcome.

Friday: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales start at 6 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.

Thursday and Friday: St. Michael Church, Curtisville, will sponsor a flea market from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church, Liberty Street. Items will include collectibles, art, ethnic items, books, souvenirs, icons, fabrics and plants. Details: 724-265-1005.

Saturday: Deer Lakes Youth Lacrosse will host a comedy night fundraiser at West Deer Fire Hall No. 1, 1520 Saxonburg Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. David Kaye, Sean Collier and Trey McDonough will be the featured performers. Cost: $40, includes dinner buffet and draft beer. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50. Must be 21 to attend. BYOB. Tickets: Details: 412-920-5653.

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