The Stroller, Jan. 17, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Start the new year off right! Publicize your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] Please include a daytime telephone number.

Open house planned at the Corner Launchbox

The Corner Launchbox in New Kensington will host a free open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the office, 701 Fifth Ave.

The facility offers support for small business development. Tours of the facility will be available. No reservations are required. For details, contact Alyssa at [email protected]

Free lunch offered Wednesday at Allegheny Valley Church of God

Allegheny Valley Church of God, 216 Catalpa St., New Kensington, will serve free grab and go lunches at noon Wednesday.

Beef stroganoff and cookies will be served for as long as the food lasts. For details, call 724-335-0994.


Allegheny Valley

Wednesday: The All Virtual chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 7 p.m. online at Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. No admission fee for guests. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Ariel Mookherji, 610-547-0004.


Wednesday: 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.

Feb. 11: Apollo Memorial Library is sponsoring a Valentine money raffle. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Pick 3 Pa. Lottery number. Cost: $2 per ticket, two numbers on each ticket. Winning number will receive $500 and the numbers one below and one above will each receive $25. Proceeds will benefit the library. Tickets: stop in at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is accepting orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pickup: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks required. Cost: $11 per dozen; 6 for $6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Wednesday: 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.


Wednesday: 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 clothing, winter coats, shoes, bedding and purses welcome. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095.


Today: A fundraiser to benefit the Highlands High School musical productions will be all day at Pizza Hut, 3036 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Request the cashier to credit your receipt and 15% of your check will be donated. Good on dine in, takeout and delivery orders.

Tuesday: The Who Knew? program at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present, “Glass Roots,” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. and online via Learn interesting facts about the history of the glass industry in the A-K Valley and Natrona Bottling. Reservations required. Masks required for in-person attendance. Reservations: call 724-226-3491 or visit the tab at

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean fall and winter 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.

Wednesday: A trivia competition will be at 6 p.m. at Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Form a team of up to four members of family and friends. The winning team will receive a gift card to Dairy Queen. Reservations required. Reservations:

Wednesday: 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: A Mass for singer Tom Petty will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 11th and Carolina streets, Natrona Heights. The Rev. Aaron Kriss will be the celebrant. Everyone welcome.

Saturday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free program, “Be In Charge of Your Own Health,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online attendance also available. Learn all about the Alle-Kiski Health Foundation and how you can take charge of your health with simple steps. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar section at

Jan. 26: The new Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 6 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be, “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. Copies are available at the library. Reservations required. Details and reservations: 724-226-3491 or


Today: 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.

Today: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for winter. To arrange a private tour, email [email protected] or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

Wednesday: Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., offers a free Senior Stretch chair class at 10:30 a.m. Details: 724-236-0080.

Lower Burrell

Today: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. in the post banquet room, Wildlife Lodge Road.


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at Panera Bread, Waterworks Mall, 942 Freeport Road. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848.


Today: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. Bring your unfinished knitting or crocheting project. All skill levels welcome. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Wednesday: The Wacky Wednesday program at 6 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library will celebrate National Popcorn Day with games, crafts and popcorn. Children of all ages welcome. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Feb. 13: Springdale High School Prom Committee is accepting basket auction donations for the annual prom fashion show. Details: 724-274-8100.

Summit Township 

Sunday: Table reservations are being accepted for an antique and classic bicycle swap meet set for 8 a.m. to noon at Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Vendor set-up will begin at 6 a.m. Cost: $30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp,724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.


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.


Tuesday: The YoYos Needles Art group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library reading room, 128C. Washington Ave. All skill levels welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212.

Wednesday: Vandergrift Public Library will host meet-up event for children of all ages who are home schooled at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Friday: Vandergrift Public Library and Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6 to 9 p.m. for students in sixth through 12th grade at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends with adult supervision. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Wednesday: The monthly Dollar Dinner at First United Methodist Church is canceled.

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