The stroller, May 23, 2021: events in the Alle-Kiski valley



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Lower Burrell PD to welcome a cafe with a cop

“Coffee with a Cop†will be sponsored by the Lower Burrell Police Department from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 2800 Bethel St.

The event aims to encourage positive interaction and constructive dialogue between law enforcement officials and the public they serve.

The event will take place outdoors and social distancing will be observed.

For more details, contact patroller Rob Acquaviva at 724-339-4287, ext. 270 or

Reverse parade to honor Springdale graduates

A reverse parade in honor of the Springdale High School Class of 2021 will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Springdale.

Seniors will line up along Lincoln Avenue and family, friends and the community are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and drop by to show their support. The parade schedule will be on Porter Street and will follow a signposted route. The rain date is Wednesday. Participants must stay in their vehicle.

The event is sponsored by the Springdale High School Alumni Association and the Dynamo Education Foundation.

Knead Community Café accepts donations

Knead Community Café, New Kensington, accepts donations to help with the day-to-day running of the café, 1011 Barnes St.

Items on the cafe’s wish list include premium white towels, Clorox wipes, disposable latex or nitrile gloves in large or extra large, 6 x 6 inches or 9 x 9 inches with a hinged compartment on-the-go Styrofoam, awesome degreaser, powdered coffee creamer, tin foil, Tide Gold Gain powder laundry detergent and Sam’s Club gift cards.

Donations will be accepted during business hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Canton of Allegheny

Tuesday: Christopher’s Light children’s charity will host an information meeting for those looking to volunteer at 6 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at King’s Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road. Details:


June 12: 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 Avenue. Cost: $ 15; with electricity, $ 20. Face masks required. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Apollo-Ridge School District

Monday: The Apollo-Ridge School Board will hold the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. online. Access to information:


Saturday: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church accepts orders for a sale of stuffed cabbage, pierogi and haluski. Cost: six frozen stuffed cabbages, $ 12; haluski cardboard. $ 6; dozen pierogi from St. John the Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, $ 10. Pick up: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 29 in the parish hall, 1610 Kenneth Avenue. Order deadline: Tuesday. Orders: 724-681-3383, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday

June 6: Arnold Volunteer Engine Co. will sponsor a drag queen bingo at 2 p.m. at Arnold No. 2 Training and Social Hall, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $ 30; $ 35 at the door, includes eight regular games and there will be specials and additional packages. The kitchen will be open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. BYOB. Must be at least 21 years old. Tickets: 724-335-3850

Township of Buffalo

Today: A take-out spaghetti dinner will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: spaghetti, salad and rolls, $ 10; additional homemade meatballs, $ 3. Call ahead or order at pickup. Members are welcome to dine in the lobby and on the patio. Orders: 724-295-2656

East Vandergrift

June 20: The parish of Notre-Dame, Reine de la Paix sells raffle tickets for the whole pork raffle. The winner will receive a whole pig, a 20 cubic foot freezer, a $ 200 gift card to Locust Grove Country Shop, a $ 200 gift card to Rukas Beverage and a $ 100 gift card to Pizza Den by Vandergrift Fox. The winning issue will be the June 20 issue at 7:00 PM Daily Pick 3. Tickets are $ 10 for two issues. The proceeds will benefit the parish’s operating budget. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday mass in the church hall


Monday: The Yarn Friends group at the Allegheny Valley Community Library will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. online. New members of all skill levels and ages are welcome. The group is working on covers for Project Linus. Registration required. Registration and list of supplies: or 724-226-3491

Monday: Commissioners Harrison will hold the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive. Masks required and attendance may be limited due to capacity limitations.

June 11: St. Joseph High School is having a great $ 20,000 raffle. Cost: $ 100 per ticket. Prizes include one grand prize of $ 20,000 and three other prizes of $ 1,000. The winner does not need to be present. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets: 724-226-7877. The product helps keep the tuition affordable for the students of the school.


Today: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Other hours available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or


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

Tuesday : The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., will host a Wine and Cheese Painting Night at 6 p.m. at the library to commemorate National Wine Day. Cost: $ 20, includes canvas and paintings. Reservation required. Reservations: 724-236-0080

May 31st: Tickets are on sale for a Memorial Day Lottery Scratch Ticket raffle to benefit the Leechburg Public Library. The winner receives a roll of $ 20 and a roll of $ 10 scratch tickets. Cost: $ 5. Tickets: stop at the library, 139 Market St .; Sprankle Neighborhood Market or Leechburg Pharmacy

Lower Burrell

Monday: Foreign war veterans and auxiliaries will meet at 6 p.m. at the station, Wildlife Lodge Road. Checks will be distributed to the winners of the essay contest and pizzas will be served. Regular meetings will take place after.

May 29: TryLife Center is accepting donations for the Basket Auction at the Craft & Vendor Show at the Quality Inn, New Kensington. Baskets can be brought to the center, 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Call 724-339-9399 to schedule a delivery time or arrange pickup.

New Kensington

Monday: The community clothing closet, 1129 Kenneth Avenue, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for the students of the Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, handbags, blankets. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during opening hours only. Try your luck for free on a monthly basket draw

Monday: A free webinar on human resources basics for start-ups and entrepreneurs will be offered at 1:30 p.m. online by The Corner Launchbox, Pittsburgh SCORE and the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. Registration required. Registration: //

Wednesday Pennsylvania CareerLink Alle-Kiski will be offering a free 10 a.m. online workshop on for anyone who needs help spending, saving and managing their income. Details and registration: 724-334-8600


Monday: The Monday market will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Plum Creek Park baseball fields, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. The sellers change every week.

Plum School District

Tuesday: The Plum School Board will hold the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library, 900 Elicker Road. Details: 412-795-0100.


Today: The Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company will host a food truck festival from noon to 6 p.m. today at the carnival grounds.

Wednesday: A Bike Night in support of Sponsor the Troops will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saxonburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 W. Main St. Music will be provided by the Shiners Acoustic Trio and Terry Lee Spencer and there will be live music. food, raffles and a prize gate. Details:


June 1: Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St., is taking reservations for a free craft class for the holidays from noon to 2 p.m. Decorate a holiday plate with fabric. Plates and cloth will be provided or bring your own. Reservations: 702-496-6268


Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, with an opportunity for silent prayer at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tarentum Elks will host the bingo at 7 p.m. at the pavilion, 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 before 8:15 p.m.


Until Friday: The Vandergrift Public Library is having a Spring Cleaning Book Sale. Cost: $ 3 per bag, provided by the library. Individual items: hardcover books, audiobooks, puzzles, music DVDs and CDs, $ 1; paperbacks, 50 cents; large paperbacks, 75 cents; TV series, $ 3. Details: 724-568-2212


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