The Stroller, March 14, 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.

Raffle to benefit Burrell-New Kensington Rotary projects

Burrell-New Kensington Rotary is conducting an online Win Our Wallet raffle to benefit the club community projects and grants.

A wallet that contains gift cards, cash and lottery tickets worth over $1,200 will be given away. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $25.

For more information and to buy a ticket, visit

PHEAA to stream webinar about student financial aid

A webinar about the financial aid process will be offered from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. March 24 by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

Topics will include how to file the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs.

Registration is required. To register, visit

Free webinar offered about managing income and expenses

Pennsylvania CareerLink Alle-Kiski will offer a webinar about managing your income, expenses, spending and saving at 10 a.m. March 24 on

Ganele Ydres from Woodforest Bank will be the presenter. For information and to register, call 724-334-8600.


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]


Today: Apollo Parades and Events Group will meet at 4 p.m. in the borough building, 809 N. Warren Ave. The May 1 and 2 May Daze event will be discussed. Anyone interested in helping is welcome. Details: [email protected]

Apollo-Ridge School District

Monday: Apollo-Ridge School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 6:30 p.m. online at To be granted permission to speak, participants must display their first and last name, and when recognized, will be asked to provide their address of residency. Access information: meeting ID, 987 7332 8338; password, 228504.


Today: Arnold No. 2 Auxiliary and Arnold Fireman’s Band will host a luncheon bingo at 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Social Center, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $5, includes light lunch and one lapboard. Players must be at least 12 years old.

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. Face masks required at pickup. Cost: $10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257


Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Cash only. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095


Monday: Harrison Water Authority, 5 p.m., authority office complex, 1705 rear Freeport Road, Harrison. Details: 724-226-2500

Tuesday: Burtner House Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights. Topics of discussion will include upcoming events, social media upkeep and fundraising.

Tuesday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present a virtual presentation of the Who Knew? program, “America Red Cross,” at 6 p.m. online. Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section of

Through April 3: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will sponsor a coloring contest for children in observation of National Library Week. Coloring pages are available at or in the library lobby, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Entries will be displayed in the lobby. A mystery prize will be awarded. Deadline: April 3

Highlands School District

Monday: Highlands School Board will hold the regular meeting at 7 p.m. online at Access information:

Kiski Township

April 1: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for pies and nut logs from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisin, and pumpkin and pumpkin rolls and nut logs, all $9.50; nut logs and pecan pies, $12. Paid orders due March 19. Pickup: April 1 at the firehall. Details and orders: call or text Morgan, 724-466-2812

Kiski Area School District

Monday: Kiski Area School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. online. Access information: [email protected] or 724-842-0457 by 11 a.m. Monday


Aug. 5 to 8: The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is accepting space applications from vendors. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5, noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7, and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Vendors in the artists market must offer handmade goods. Food vendors can be for-profit or non-profit organizations. Applications: Information: [email protected] Deadline: June 30 or when sold out


Today: 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

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.

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/Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will host the District 27 meeting and banquet at 2 p.m. at the post, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. VFW Department President Wendi Henneman will be in attendance. The Lower Burrell Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the post. Members are encouraged to attend both events.

New Kensington

Today: New Kensington Municipal Sanitary Authority will meet at 7 p.m. at the office, 120 Logans Ferry Road.

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]

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

North Apollo

April 10: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department will host a virtual cash bash at noon on Facebook. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Winners will be notified. Tickets: [email protected], Fox’s Pizza in Apollo or call 724-596-7293


Monday: Oakmont Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the borough building, 767 Fifth St. Details: 412-828-3232


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


Tuesday: Springdale Council will meet at 6 p.m. online at Access information: or 724-274-6800

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesdays, a free program for children of all ages, will meet at 6 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. The project will be hatching chicken eggs, and there will be a St. Patrick’s Day story and craft. Registration and face masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729

March 23: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “The Chaperone,” by Laura Moriarty. Copies are available at the library. Reservations and face masks required. Reservations: 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.

Upper Burrell

Wednesday: 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. Wednesday Pennsylvania Pick 4 number. Details and tickets: text 412-926-4678


Through March 31: Vandergrift Public Library will hold a Luck O’ The Irish book sale at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Choose from various themed or author-styled books or DVD bundles selected by library staff. Prices vary. Hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Profits will be used for library operating expenses.

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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