The Stroller, May 4, 2023: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley (2024)

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Memorial Day events to be published

The Valley News Dispatch is compiling a list of Memorial Day observances to be published in the Valley News Dispatch and online at

If your organization or community is planning an event, please send the information in as soon as possible to: Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084; e-mail or fax 724-226-4677.

Free picnic planned Saturday in Natrona

Fun and Freedom will sponsor a free Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Natrona Park, River Avenue, Harrison.

There will be food, face painting, games and more. Everyone is welcome. For details, call 724-274-7773.

VFW schedules Poppy Day collection

The New Kensington Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lower Burrell will conduct its annual Poppy Day Saturday at various merchants in Arnold, Lower Burrell and New Kensington.

Volunteers will ask for a donation to help provide a few extra amenities for veterans in the three VA Hospitals in the Pittsburgh area.

Cash bash to fund trip to Florida basketball tournament

Burrell Boys Basketball Boosters will host a cash bash from 7 to 10 p.m. May 19 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars pavilion, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $30 in advance, $35 at the door and includes buffet dinner, two beverages and one entry for the drawing. BYOB and light snacks. There will be a basket auction, and corn hole and can jam games. Must be at least 21 to attend.

For tickets, contact Chevelle at 412-583-9656 or Proceeds will be used to fund the team’s trip in December to the Daytona Beach Sunshine Classic basketball tournament.

Volunteer help needed at Prospect Cemetery

Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge is looking for a volunteer to trim weeds at the 13-acre site.

Equipment is provided and hours are flexible. To offer your time, call Cindy at 724-612-0076.


Allegheny Township

Friday: Alle-Kiski Day Quilters and Sewers will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny Township municipal building, 136 Community Building Road. Bring your project. No dues or fees. Free parking, lighting, tables and electrical outlets available. Bring a lunch and drinks. The group meets the first and third Friday of each month. Details: Pat, 724-601-3089.


Today: Apollo Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St. New members welcome.

Saturday: Apollo Memorial Library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave., will host Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cereal from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the library. Wear pajamas if you like. Details: 724-478-4214.

May 27: St. James Parish will sponsor a Super Patriotic Bingo at 7 p.m. in the parish activity center, 109 Owens View Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $30, includes bingo supplies, food and drinks. Must be at least 21. There will be instant tickets, a basket raffle and a $1,500 cover-all jackpot game. Those attending are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776.


Saturday: Homemade doughnuts will be sold from 6 to 10 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1721 Victoria Ave. Cost: $8 per dozen. Orders: 724-335-0101.

Saturday: Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the church. Menu: choice of plain, blueberry, pecan and chocolate chip pancakes or French toast, sausage and drink. Dine in or takeout. Cost: $9; 12 and younger, $7. Details: 724-339-2377.

Saturday: Contemporary Christian band Risen to Save will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Tomb, 1821 Fifth Ave. Details: 724-339-8888.


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

Butler County

Today: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Butler County will offer a free online support group at 7 p.m. at for families and friends of those living with a mental illness. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-431-0069 or

East Vandergrift

Saturday and Sunday: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basem*nt of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave. Easter items will be half off.


Today: Freeport Renaissance Association will meet at 7 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 411 High St. New members welcome.


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


Today: Allegheny Valley Association of Churches will sponsor its annual National Day of Prayer service at 7 p.m. at Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, 1428 Broadview Blvd. Public welcome.

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.


Today: Bingo will be at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 754 N. Pike Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Proceeds benefit post and auxiliary projects.


Today: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will open for the summer season. Free admission. Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, may change for special events. Free parking is available behind the museum via North Grant Avenue. Details: 724-548-5707 or or visit Armstrong County Historical Museum/Genealogical Society on Facebook.


Today: 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 required. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: A vendor and craft show and flea market will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kinloch Fireman’s Club, 915 New York Ave.

May 20: Church of God is accepting space reservations for a parking lot treasures sale set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Cost: $5 per space. No rain date. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or

Oct. 22: New Kensington Moose is accepting table reservations for a fall craft and vendor show planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, 499 Reimer St. Spaces limited to one representative from each company on a first come, first served basis. Cost: $25 for an 8-foot table; $20 for a 6-foot table. Reservation deadline is Sept. 1. Reservations: text 724-448-2506 or

New Kensington

Today: 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.

Saturday: Local author George Guido will discuss local history at 2 p.m. at Peoples Library, 880 Barnes St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-339-1021.

May 13: Vendor applications are being accepted by Knead Community Café for an outdoor May Market at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Vendors who sell homemade, natural-based or garden-themed products welcome. Rain or shine. Details: Kathy, 878-999-8680 or

May 16: East Kensington Community Circle is accepting orders for its Election Day beef vegetable soup sale. Cost: $8 per quart. Pickup: May 16 at the Community Circle Building, 1785 Seventh St. Road. Orders required by Thursday. Orders: Tracy, 724-339-7887.


Friday and Saturday: Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, 550 Center New Texas Road, will host its 61st annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Lunch and baked goods will be sold.

Saturday: Plum Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a touch-a-truck event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plum Middle School/Holiday Park Elementary School campus. Admission: $5. There will be a bounce house, obstacle course, food, crafts, free face painting, photo ops with Elsa and Anna and the Pirate Parrot. Details:

Saturday: A designer purse bash will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Plum Creek-Monroeville Masons, 9521 Saltsburg Road. Doors open at noon. Cost: 40, includes food and refreshments. There will be a silent auction and 50/50. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Widow Sons Masonic Riders Association, Tyrian Chapter. Advance tickets recommended. Proceeds will benefit Masonic Charities. Tickets: 724-335-5307 or 412-607-8762.


Today: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Weekdays: Free food and hygiene items are available at Highlands Family Center, 415 E. Fourth Ave., suite 12. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Details: 724-224-9006.


Wednesday : A toddler story time will be at 11 a.m. at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Wednesday : Vandergrift Public Library will host a Mother’s Day game night and craft for all ages from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Space is limited. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Saturday and May 13: Boy Scout Troop 551/6551 will sell flowers for Mother’s Day from noon to 5 p.m. at Leo’s Tire Service, 166 Lincoln Ave.

June 24: Vendor space reservations are being accepted by Vandergrift Pride in the Park. Seeking food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, musicians and artists. Details: visit Vanderpride on Facebook.

Washington Township

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.

West Deer

Saturday: East Union Presbyterian Church will host a spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church activity center, 292 East Union Road. There will be food and a raffle. Free admission.

The Stroller, May 4, 2023: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley (2024)


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