The Stroller, July 3, 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.

HOPE Center offers shelter for families and pets

The Alle-Kiski HOPE Center offers a Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) Kennel to victims of domestic violence who are fleeing abuse with their pets.

The kennel allows families to bring their pets with them safely to an on-site kennel during their shelter stay.

All services are free and confidential. For information, call the center’s 24-hour hotline at 724-224-1266.

Meals On Wheels volunteers needed

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Highlands Meals On Wheels is seeking volunteers to deliver food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to local residents.

To offer your time, call 724-226-3196 and leave a message. Monetary donations can be sent to Highlands Meals On Wheels, P.O. Box 396, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.

Leechburg Museum selling memorial bricks

Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society plans to construct a sidewalk in honor of longtime museum president the late Nancy Crawford Nawrocki.

Bricks are being sold for $50 and contain three lines with 15 characters each that can be personalized with names of loved ones.

To order a brick, visit

Apollo Library adjusts operating schedule

Apollo Memorial Library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave., has updated its operating hours.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 724-478-4214.



Sunday: St. James Parish is selling raffle tickets to win a propane grill, metal fire pit and gift cards to Naser Foods, Held’s Shop n Save and Rukas Beverage. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, in the church vestibule after Masses and in the parish office

July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. All vendors needed. Cost: $20; without electricity, $15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776

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


Today: 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 take out. Cost: $7.50; 12 and younger, $5. Details: 724-339-2377


Today and Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon today and noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Cash only. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095


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

Kiski Township

Today: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will have a flea market and craft show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the firehall parking lot, 1037 Route 56. Vendor spaces available. Cost: $10 per space per week, benefits the fire department. Details: 724-681-2023


July 8: A Seniors for Safe Driving class will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Covenant Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St. The class PennDOT approved and for drivers who are at least 55 years old. Safe drivers can receive a 5 percent discount on auto insurance for three years. Details and registration: 724-283-8845 or


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

Mondays: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host 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]

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.

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

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. Lower Burrell Lions will sell brooms.

July 10: Space reservations are being accepted for a parking lot treasures sale set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of God, 273 Chester Drive. Cost: $5 per spot. Reservations: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

New Kensington 

Saturday and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet will be closed for the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours will resume next week.

July 10: Peoples Library will present, “Walloping Weather,” with Mad Science at 1 p.m. in the courtyard behind the library, 880 Barnes St. Children 12 and younger can explore why it rains, what causes lightning and how weather is predicted. Reservations required. Reservations:

July 10: A cornhole tournament to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling will begin at noon at the Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in will be at 11 a.m. There will be cash prizes, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Entry fee: $50 per team. Registration: J. B. Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867


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


July 19: The Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for children in third through sixth grade at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The theme for each night will be STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729


Today: The Eagles will host a holiday barbeque from 2 to 8 p.m. in the aerie parking lot, 204 Wood St. Menu: half chicken with a baked potato, $12; or a half-pound burger with fries, $10, both with coleslaw. Dine in or takeout. Public welcome. Details: 724-224-9961

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: 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

Today: Manchester Reformed Presbyterian Church, 204 Manchester Hill Road, will have an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Proceeds will benefit the church Mercy Fund that helps those in need.


July 10: A kids vendor show to benefit children’s cancer research will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. This is an event by kids, for kids to support kids. Vendors may offer any kind of kid-friendly merchandise. Cost: $40; children vendors, $20. Applications: [email protected]

Through July 31: Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., is having a book sale during library hours. Cost: $3 per Giant Eagle-sized bag available at the library. DVDs, audio books and puzzles available separately.

Aug. 31: 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 Aug. 31. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212

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