The Stroller, Nov. 7, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Drive-through food distribution set for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host a drive-thru food distribution for anyone in need from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in parking lot of the former JC Penney store at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer.

Reservations are required by 5 p.m. Monday to ensure enough food is available. A limited number of home deliveries are also available to residents of the 15076, 15084, 15065 and 15024 zip codes. To make a reservation, visit or call 412-460-3663, ext. 655. You will need your name, email, zip code, email address, current weekly income and license plate number for the car that will pick up the food.

Individuals must remain in their vehicle. For details, call 724-226-0606.

Free formal dresses and shoes available for students

North Apollo Church of God, 507 N. 20th St., will host a Cinderella’s Closet event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for high school students.

Free formal dresses, accessories and shoes for high school students will be available. The student must be present to try on the dress. Face masks are required.

To donate a dress, shoes or accessories, bring them from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or during the event to the church. For details, text 717-991-5099.

Tarentum-Brackenridge holiday parade seeks participants

The Tarentum and Brackenridge Recreation boards are accepting applications from groups, fire departments, clubs and organizations to march or sponsor a float in the Nov. 20 Christmas parade.

Lineup will begin at noon under the Tarentum Bridge. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and proceed through both boroughs. For details, call Barbara at 724-826-1545.


Allegheny Township

Nov. 16: Westarm Physical Therapy and Home Health will offer a free seminar, “Are You Considering a Knee or Hip Replacement,” at 6 p.m. at the office, 1001 S. Leechburg Hills Road, Kiski Park Plaza. Dr. Eric Evans will be the speaker. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-337-6522.


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.


Today: Kelly Station Sportsman’s Club will host a lucky turkey shotgun shoot from 1 to 3 p.m. at the club, 657 Logansport Road. Winners of each round will receive a gift card or certificate. Ten rounds are shot from 30 yards for $3 per round. Limited to .12- and .20-gauge shotguns, the club will provide the shells. Food and drinks will be sold, and tours of the club and membership information will be available.


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.

Nov. 14: A turkey bingo will be at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Hose Co., 124 Morgan St. Doors open at noon. Sponsored by Pioneer Hose Auxiliary. There will be a silent auction and 50/50, and snacks and beverages will be sold. Cost: lapboards, $5; special packet, $5. .


Monday: Springdale High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. at Cheswick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Steering committee members and officers will be selected. Any member interested in a steering committee position should attend. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566.

East Vandergrift

Today: A rummage sale will be from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave.

Dec. 6: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is sponsoring a St. Nicholas Day raffle. Winning numbers will be the noon and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 Pa. Lottery Daily Pick 3 numbers. The noon winner receives $1,000 and a $100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. The 7 p.m. winner receives $1,300 and a $100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. Cost: $10, for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, the church office or after Sunday Mass in the church vestibule.


Nov. 17: A free introduction to fly fishing class will be offered at 7 p.m. at Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road. Must be at least 12 years old. Details: Greg Mix, 724-882-0940.


Monday: Christ the King Parish is accepting orders for crescent rolls for the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. Crescent rolls are $6.50 a dozen with an order deadline of Monday. Pickups will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Orders: Toni, 724-309-1976 or Anne, 412-549-1583.


Nov. 19: Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh is accepting orders for a Jenny Lee swirl bread sale. Varieties: classic cinnamon, cinnamon raisin, cinnamon apple, and cinnamon pumpkin pie. Cost: $5. Order deadline: Wednesday. Pickup: Nov. 19. Details: 412-378-9290.


Saturday: The Needle and Thread Club for students who are at least in fourth grade at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd, Natrona Heights. November’s project will be a counted cross stitch holiday ornament. Basic materials provided. Reservations and face masks required. Reservations: or call 724-226-3491.

Nov. 16: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present a free Who Knew? program, “History of Local Neighborhoods,” with author and Valley News Dispatch correspondent George Guido at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online attendance available via Registration and face masks required. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section of

Kiski Township

Today: An all you can eat breakfast will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Kiski Township Volunteer Firehall, 1037 Route 56. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, hash browns, French toast, biscuits and gravy, waffles, coffee and juice. Cost: $10; children 4 to 12, $6; 2 to 3, $2; 2 and younger, free.

Nov. 24: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for pies and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisin, harvest and pumpkin pies, and pumpkin rolls, all $10. Paid order deadline: Nov. 13. Pick-up: Nov. 24. Orders: Morgan, 724-466-2812.


Monday: 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.

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.

Nov. 14: A barbeque dinner will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave., to benefit Craig and Melissa Hubert of Leechburg who lost their home in a fire. Basket donations are being accepted for a silent auction. To donate to the auction, contact Sherry Jackson Price on Facebook.

Dec. 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is seeking crafters and vendors for a Christmas craft show set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for one day; or $50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or [email protected] or Shay, 724-596-2858.

Dec. 18: Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St., will have its annual Christmas Bake Sale. Orders are being taken for assorted homemade cookie trays. Cost: large trays, $40; small trays, $30. Order deadline: Nov. 30. Orders: 724-882-2665, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays

Lower Burrell

Monday: Alle-Kiski Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. in Faith Hall of Puckety Presbyterian Church, 1009 Puckety Church Road. Sarah Fischer, clinical evaluator for Neuro Restorative, will discuss, “Developing Strategists for Memory.” New members welcome. Details: Mary, 724-337-7133, or Carol, 724-335-7136.

Nov. 13: The Veterans of Foreign Wars is seeking vendors and crafters for a show at the post, Wildlife Lodge Road. No home improvement companies, please. Details: 724-339-6690, choose the office listing and leave a message for assistant manager Jamie.

New Kensington  

Today: A pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit Knead Community Café will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the café Banquet on Barnes, 1011 Barnes St. Dine in or takeout. Menu: spaghetti with red or alfredo sauce, meatball, sausage, cheese manicotti, bread stick and salad, $15; children’s dinner, spaghetti, meatball, salad and breadstick, $7. Free beverages with dine-in dinners. Tickets: visit the Event section of, at the café and at the door.

Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens and blankets. Visit the new home store. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a monthly basket raffle.

Wednesday: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will host a virtual Bow Wow/Meow Bingo at 7 p.m. online at Cost: $25 for one card; $5 for each additional card. There will be 10 games. A gift card prize will be announced before each game and prizes will be mailed to winners. Bingo cards and instructions will be emailed. Registration required. Registration:


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night for members and guests from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Details: 724-845-2390.


Tuesday: Plum Community Center will host a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000, [email protected] or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C528.

Tuesday: Larry Keough, James Keough and Jean Gess will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Plum Community Library, 445 Center New Texas Road. Reservations required. Reservations:

Nov. 16: Plum Community Center will host a vaccine clinic from 1 to 7 p.m. at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Covid-19 initial and booster shots and flu shots will be available. Registration required. Registration: or call 412-795-2330.


Thursday: A Veterans Day Family Fun Night will be at 6 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Remember our veterans with stories, crafts and activities. Registration and face masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Saturday: A cash bash to benefit Springdale Volunteer Fire Department will be at the Springdale Veterans Association, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the first drawing will be at 4. Must be at least 21 to attend. Cost: $20. Must present a ticket at the door to enter. Tickets: 724-274-5090.


Today and 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.

Today: The Academy Music Ensemble will present a concert, “Buried Treasure: Hidden Gems for Strings,” at 4 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served afterward.

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.


Monday: Vandergrift Public Library will offer a Board Game Night for students in grades 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations encouraged. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Tuesday: Vandergrift Public Library will host a free Thanksgiving storytime with a craft for children age 2 to 8 at 6 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Face masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Nov. 17: Vandergrift Public Library will host a Home School Meet Up and Think Tank at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Homeschoolers of all ages are welcome to meet others and learn about the resources at the library. The group plans to meet monthly. Registration required. Registration: 724-568-2212.

Washington Township

Today: An auto parts swap will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4078 Route 66. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. The firemen will sell food and refreshments. Details: 724-727-3079, leave a message.

West Deer

Nov. 20: Bull Creek Church Model Railroad Association is accepting orders for an Italian hoagie sale. Cost: $6. Order deadline: Nov. 14. Pickup: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20 in the side entrance of Bull Creek Presbyterian Church social hall, 224 Tarentum Culmerville Road. Orders: Rick, 724-448-8444 or private message Bull Creek Church on Facebook with your contact information and number of hoagies.