The Stroller, July 16, 2022: the events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Advertise your community events, fundraisers, and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send the information at least a week in advance to [email protected] or Trolley, 210 Wood Street, Tarantum PA 15068. Please include a phone number during the day.

The Athletes Federation plans a youth sports festival

The Vandergrift Athletic Association will host a free NRA-supported youth sports festival from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 20 at the club, Sportsmen’s Drive, Washington Township.

Activities will include archery, flintlock rifle, .22 caliber rifle and clay shooting. Information will be available from Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Pa. Game Commission, Tri-County Trout Club and Wild Turkey Federation.

Children ages 8 to 16 are welcome, accompanied by an adult, and are not required to participate in shooting events. Supplies and equipment will be provided. To obtain an application, visit For more details, call 724-727-3628 or 412-795-0095.

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to serve meals in Arnold, New Kensington and Lower Burrell.

If you can set aside a few hours a week, please call 724-334-4404 and leave a message.



today: The Christmas turkey dinner will be in July from 4-6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1721 Victoria Street. Cost: $10. Have dinner or eat out. details: 724-335-0101.

Sunday: The Food Truck Festival will be from 3 to 9 p.m. in the area at 1701 Fifth Avenue. Bathrooms and tables will be available in Bingo Hall 2 of the Arnold Fire Department.

East Vandergrift

Sunday: Our Lady of Peace Parish hosts a game of bingo at 6:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 411 McKinley Ave. Doors open at 5:30 pm


Sunday: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-Tique Antiques and Collectibles Show will open the season from dawn to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine location, off Bull Creek Road. Rainy or sunny. Pets are not allowed. Spaces: $30 per month; $150 for this season. Customer parking: $3. details: [email protected] or 724-224-0178.


today: Frazer No. will host. 2 Volunteer Fire Department A truck touching and food cart crowd event occurred from 1-6 p.m. in the Pittsburgh Mills Mall parking lot between Dick’s Sporting Goods and GQT Movie Theatre. There will be a gift basket auction, tip raffle and 50/50. Free parking and covered seating will be provided.

free port

September 17 and 18: The Renaissance Freeport Association is accepting vendor applications for its annual September By The River event. Opening hours: noon to 8 pm on September 17 and 10 am to 4 pm on September 18. details: or [email protected]


today: The Building Block of Natrona will host a free outreach program at Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet for residents in need at 1 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Complimentary products, personal care and hygiene products will be distributed, first come, first served, until supplies run out. No income verification required. Masks are optional and everyone is welcome.

today: It will be karaoke night from 8pm to midnight at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. We welcome members and guests.

Tuesday: Who knew? The program will present at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, “Secrets of Our Rivers” at 6 p.m. at the Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. and online at Reservation required. Reservations: Call 724-226-3491 or visit the calendar tab at

From 25 to 29 July: Harvest Church will host a “Kidzfest Australia” Vacation Bible School for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Church, 1207 Pacific Ave. , Natrona Heights. Recording: Harvest. details: 5643-548-724.

July 31: The money bag will be for Robin’s Home, a charitable foundation that provides assistance to low-income veteran women and their children at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11am, lunch will be served at 12:30pm, and bingo starts at 1pm. Cost: $35 up front; $40 at the door; Includes lunch. There will be a cash bar, tickets to swipe tabs, a silent auction, table selection and raffles. the tickets: 724-904-7649.

From 1 to 5 August: Guardian Angels Parish will have a Vacation Bible School, “Monumental,” from 6-8:30 p.m. for children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at Paterson Hall Parish, 800 Montana Ave. , Natrona Heights. We welcome volunteers. Reservation required. Reservations: 724-226-4900 or [email protected]


July 18 to 22: Apollo Free Methodist Church will have a Vacation Bible School, “Monumental,” 6-8:30 p.m. at the church, 1027 Route 56. Dinner will be served to the whole family at 5:15 each night. Reservation required. Reservations: details: 724-478-3025.


Sunday and Thursday: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 330 N. McKean St., will open. It is open from 1 to 3 pm. Other hours are available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the museum via the North Grant Avenue entrance. details: 724-548-5707 or [email protected]


today: The Clothing Closet will open at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers must wear a face mask and bring a bag. Donations of clothing are welcome.

today: Crossroads Community Presbyterian Church will receive a free monthly meal at the Pot Love noon dinner at the church, 271 Main St. There is a limit of one dinner per family member. Those with reservations will be served first. The squad will be outside. Everyone is welcome. Reservations: 724-845-1901 or [email protected]

Today and Wednesday: The Leechburg Museum will be open from noon to 3 pm. Alternate times are available by appointment. details: 724-845-8914 or [email protected]

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

Lower Borel

Monday: Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at 7 p.m. in the subsequent banquet room. New members must bring their own membership card.

From 25 to 29 July: Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder Street, will have a Vacation Bible School, “Rocky Train,” 9:30 a.m. to noon for 4-year-olds for those who have completed fifth grade. Donations will be accepted. Reservations:

New Kensington

Today and Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Available items include clothing for the whole family, shoes and linens. First time customers get 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during business hours.

Sunday: The Aluminum City Terrace Activity Group will host a bingo from 2-4pm at the 136 Aluminum City Terrace Activity Center. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., and snacks will be served. General welcome.

Sunday: The People’s Library is conducting a basket draw in favor of the Library. Baskets are on display at the New Kensington site, 880 Barnes St. Pictures of the baskets are available at Lower Burrell Library, 3052 Wachter St. Cost: $5 each. the tickets: in both libraries.


July 31: Reservations are accepted for the Kerr Museum Victorian Bridal Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Oakmont Country Club. Hats and stoles are welcome. Cost: $75. Reservations required by July 22nd. Reservations: 412-826-9295.

Oakmont / Fraser

Until August 31: Panera Bread CafĂ© will donate a portion of sales from each Frozen agave lemonade, Frozen lemonade, Drop lemonade cookies, and lemonade sold to the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation, a children’s cancer charity that funds cancer treatment and research. Donations will also be accepted. Participating stores include Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Fraser, and Allegheny River Blvd. , Oakmont.


August 6: A bingo raffle featuring the Divine Divas for the Guyasuta Youth Football Team will be from 5-10 p.m. at Comfort Inn RIDC, 180 Gamma Drive. Doors open at 4 pm. Admission: $25. You must be at least 18 years old to attend. Food and drinks will be sold. the tickets:


Sunday: Parks Township Sportsmans Club will host a packed evening of country music from 5-8pm at the club, 1111 Shipman Rd. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. General welcome. details: 724-845-2390.


August 13: The cash party for Rory Ridge Horse Rescue will be from 4-7 p.m. at Rayburn Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Water Tower Road. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $20, including food and beverage. There will be tickets for striptease, basket raffle and 50/50. Winners do not have to be present. the tickets: 724-859-1972 or [email protected]


Monday: The Knotty Knitters group will meet at the Springdale Free Public Library at 6 p.m. Bring your unfinished knitting or knitting project. We welcome all skill levels. Reservation required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Wednesday: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft workshop to make a luminous glass bowl at 1 p.m. in the library, Reservation required for 331 School St. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

July 25: The Sherlock Holmes Book Club at the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6 p.m. in the library, 331 School St. Reservations: 724-274-9729


today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will also be a dollar breakfast. details: 724-224-9220.

today: Bethel AME Church, 250 W. Seventh St. , you’ll get a $1 macaroni and meatball dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at the church. Other items available for fast food include pork, beans, stuffed pepper soup, and chili, $4; Cheddar cheese, garlic, apple bread and bananas $5.

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7-8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, and will be an opportunity for silent prayer at 6:30 p.m.

From 8 to 10 September: Summit House accepts applications from professionals and vendors for the Fall Festival. No food vendors, please. details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or [email protected]

Uber Borell

August 28: The Sky View Radio Society accepts reservations for specific Swap N’ Shop Hamfest flea market spaces from 8 a.m. to noon on the community grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Cost: $5 per space. Reservations and details: John Italiano, 724-339-3821.


today: Vandergrift Fire Department #1 will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse, 278 Franklin Street. Doors open at 5pm There will be 16 regular games, 4 specials and a 50/50 grand prize. Payments will be determined by the number of players. details: [email protected] or Vandergriftvfd1 on Facebook.

West Der

today: The United Bull Creek Presbyterian Women’s Association will have an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 224 Tarentum Culmerville Rd. Food and drinks will be sold.

today: Spaghetti dinner for cancer patient Michael Camp will be from 1-8pm at West Deer American Legion, 57 Superior Road. Cost: $10; 12 and younger, $7; Includes all you can eat spaghetti, meatballs, mixed salad, wraps and drinks. There will be a silent auction fee at 6pm, bake sale and 50/50.

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