The Stroller, Feb. 28, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Publicize your non-profit’s meetings, events and fundraisers in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] Please include a daytime telephone number.

Let us know about your Easter events

The Valley News Dispatch will be publishing a list of community Easter egg hunts and activities.

To have an event listed online and in the print edition, send the information as soon as possible to The Stroller, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Fourth Ave., Tarentum PA 15084 or email Carol Pinto-Smith; email [email protected]; or fax 724-226-4677.

Arnold seeking volunteers serve on municipal commissions

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Arnold planning commission and zoning hearing board.

Applicants must live in Arnold. Letters of interest should be sent to city hall, 1829 Fifth Ave., Arnold PA 15068 or emailed to [email protected]

HOPE Center accepting gift card donations

The Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center is accepting donations of gift cards in $10 or larger increments from BP, Community Market, Giant Eagle, Sheetz and Get Go.

Victims of domestic violence run short on money to purchase gasoline to get to work, take their children to doctor appointments or get to their hearings. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 67, Tarentum PA 15084 or delivered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays to the office at 500 E. Eighth Ave., Tarentum. For information, call 724-224-1100.


Allegheny Valley

Tuesday: Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. online. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848 or [email protected]


Thursday: Apollo Memorial Library will sponsor a new Teen Come As You Are Book Club at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month online at Teens are welcome to come with their latest or favorite reads, discuss with others and discover new books. Details: 724-478-4214

March 13: Space applications are being accepted by St. James Parish for a vendor fair planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center, 109 Owens View Ave. All vendors welcome. Cost: $15 per table; with electricity; $20. Masks and social distancing required. Reservations and details: Linda, 724-882-8776

March 17: St. James Parish is selling tickets for a Luck of the Irish scratch-off lottery ticket raffle. Winner will receive one complete roll of $5, $10 and $20 Pa. Lottery scratch off lottery tickets. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 17 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Cost: $10, includes two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776 or after weekend Masses in the church vestibule and the church office, 109 Owens View Ave. Proceeds will benefit the church operating budget.


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

Buffalo Township

Today: A take out spaghetti dinner will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Cost: $10, includes spaghetti, salad and rolls; extra homemade meatballs, $3. Call ahead or order at time of pickup. Members welcome for dine-in with limited seating. Face masks required to enter the building. Orders: 724-295-2656

East Vandergrift

March 21: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets for a Half A Cow raffle. Winner will receive half a cow, a 20-cubic feet freezer, $200 gift card to Naser’s Foods, $200 gift card to Rukas Beverage and a $100 gift card to Lackey’s Dairy Queen. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 21 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, after Sunday Mass in the church vestibule and the church office, 400 Kennedy Ave.


Monday: Freeport Council will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the borough office, 414 Market St. Details: 724-295-2251


Monday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a virtual performance of Dr. Seuss’, “There’s A Wocket in My Pocket,” by Stage Right at 6:30 p.m. online at Registration required. Registration:


Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall

March 14: A vendor bingo will be hosted at 1 p.m. in the Elks ballroom, 128 Market St. Doors open at noon. Ten games will award vendor prizes and the 11th game will be a $250 must-go jackpot. The kitchen will be open. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. Cost: $20. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or the lodge, 724-842-8071

April 1: Tickets are on sale for a No Foolin’ Lottery Scratch-off Ticket Raffle to benefit Leechburg Area Community Association and Leechburg Public Library. Winner receives one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 scratch-off tickets. Cost: $5, includes two numbers. Winning number will be the 7 p.m. April 1 Pick 3 number. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.

April 17: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications for vendors for an outside Rally on the River set for noon to 6 p.m. at the firemen’s grounds, 268 Canal St. Vendors are responsible for their own signs, tables, chairs and tent. No electricity available. No yard sale tents. Cost: $25 for a 25 x 25-foot area. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or Kari, 724-309-6143

Lower Burrell

Today: A takeout spaghetti dinner will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Menu: spaghetti, salad and roll, $8. Details: 724-335-4131

New Kensington

Monday: Pucketos Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. in United Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Ave. The program will be about teas and a light lunch will be served. Guests welcome. Like us on Facebook. Masks required and social distancing will be observed. Details: Pat, 724-275-7207

March 27: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is seeking gift basket and gift card donations for a virtual spring basket raffle. Deadline: Saturday. Details: Val, [email protected]

May 29: TryLife Center is accepting crafter and vendor applications for a fair set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Details: [email protected] or 724-339-9399, ext. 105

March 31: A quilt raffle will benefit Frankie’s Friends Cat Rescue in New Kensington and Black Cat Cat Rescue in Pittsburgh. The quilt is 37 x 37-inches and includes a hanging rod. The drawing will be March 31. For a photo, visit Frankie’s Friends on Facebook. Cost: $5. Tickets: email [email protected]

North Apollo

Monday: North Apollo Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the municipal building conference room, 1421 Leonard Ave. Details: 724-478-4802


April 10: Pawz for Cure animal charity is accepting reservations for tables and food trucks and gift basket donations for a craft and vendor show planned 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Parks Volunteer Fire Department, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Cost: tables, $25 or two for $35; food trucks, $50. Reservations and details: Joni, 724-681-5935

Riverview School District

Monday: Riverview School Board, budget meeting, 7 p.m., Tenth Street School Library, Oakmont.


Monday: Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company, 210 Horne Ave. There will be food, drinks and strip tickets. Masks required while not seated. Social distancing will be observed.


Tuesday: Springdale Free Public Library will offer an in-person storytime in observance of Dr. Seuss’ birthday at 11 a.m. for children in preschool and younger at the library. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729


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.

Wednesday: Tarentum Elks will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Upper Burrell

March 17: Upper Burrell and Portvue volunteer fire departments are selling tickets for a Luck of the Irish $15,000 cash prize drawing. Cost: $20 per ticket, includes eight numbers. The winning number will be taken from the 7 p.m. March 17 Pennsylvania Pick 4 number. Details and tickets: text 412-926-4678


March 13: Vandergrift Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 141-143 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets required, and seating will be limited. Cost: $40 and $25, paid in advance. Early birds, additional cards and specials will be sold. Masks required. Tickets: noon to 4 p.m. today, Friday, March 3 and March 5 at bar, or call 724-396-1727

Monday: Vandergrift Council will meet at 7 p.m. online at, Access information: meeting ID, 7674634644; audio only, call 4086380968

Washington Township

March 28: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. Cost: 12 x 24-foot space, $25; 12 x 48-foot space, $45; inside 32-foot space, $55. Vendor set up will begin at 11 p.m. March 27. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Food and beverages will be sold inside. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

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