The stroller, July 1, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Annual golf outing planned by the Tarentum Lions Club

The Tarentum Area Lions Club will be hosting its annual golf outing on July 10 at the Lenape Heights Golf Resort, 950 Golf Course Road, Manor Township.

A shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. The cost is $ 85 per player and includes golf, cart and a hot lunch. There will be skill prizes and a silent auction.

The profits will be donated to local non-profit associations. For details, call Dan at 724-224-8137.

Fireworks Eve party scheduled for Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, welcomes the public to watch the Tarentum fireworks display at dusk Saturday from its parking lot at 857 10th Ave.

Free popcorn and water will be available.

Advice available for job seekers

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches offers free support services to anyone who lives in Allegheny County and needs help writing their resume, finding a job and preparing for an interview.

For information, call Michelle at 724-226-0606, ext. 16.

Fireworks scheduled for Saturday in Saxonburg

New Life Christian Ministries and the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a twilight fireworks display on Saturday at the Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival grounds, 210 Horne Ave.

A free shuttle service will be available to the event from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from New Life, 139 Knoch Road, Jefferson Township and Knoch High School with return service until 11:00 p.m.



Sunday: St. James Parish sells raffle tickets to win a propane barbecue, metal fire pit and gift cards to Naser Foods, Held’s Shop n Save and Rukas Beverage. Cost: $ 10 for two issues. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, in the hall of the church after masses and at the parish office

July 10: 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 Ave. All sellers are needed. Cost: $ 20; without electricity, $ 15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776


Saturday: Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the church. Menu: choice of plain pancakes, blueberries, pecans and chocolate chips or French toast, sausage and drink. On site or to take away. Cost: $ 7.50; 12 and under, $ 5. Details: 724-339-2377


Today: The bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Eastern Deer

Today: The East Deer Commissioners will hold a joint meeting at the Municipal Building, 927 Freeport Road. Details: 724-224-3434


Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. Participants will be able to discover how the group supports the success and growth of businesswomen. Meetings take place on the first and third Friday of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and details: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578

Free port

Saturday: The clothing ministry of the Freeport United Methodist Church thrift store, 211 Fourth Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Cash only. Donations should be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095

Today: The Freeport Renaissance Association will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Park kiosk. Everyone is welcome.

Today: The Freeport Food Truckin ‘will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laube Hall parking lot. Vendor Fee is $ 25 for the first week and $ 50 for each additional week and will benefit the Restore Freeport Community Park. Details: Jackie, 724-234-9373


Today: The Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host a 7:15 p.m. bingo at the Fire Hall, 113 Firehall Road.


Friday: Natrona Heights Foreign War Veterans will have a 7 p.m. bingo at the station, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and the end game jackpot.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will sponsor a free performance of the children’s play, “The Rainbow Colored Fish,” by Stage Right at 6:30 p.m. online at Registration required to access information. Registration:

Canton of Kiski

Saturdays: The Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a flea market and a craft exhibition from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the fire station, 1037 Route 56. Vendor spaces available. Cost: $ 10 per space per week, benefits the fire department. Details: 724-681-2023


July 8: A Seniors for Safe Driving class will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Covenant Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St. The PennDOT approved class and for drivers 55 years of age or older. Safe drivers can get 5% auto insurance discount for three years. Details and registration: 724-283-8845 or


Saturday: The Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Details: [email protected]

Today: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free and confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 , Main Street. Masks and social distancing required.

Today: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society’s free genealogy group will meet from 11 am to 1 pm at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Disinfection stations will be available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

Friday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be organizing a fish fry from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire station, 268 Canal Street. Orders: 724-842-3141 or 724-845-1684

August 7: Vendor requests are accepted by the Leechburg Area Community Association for an event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Leechburg Riverfront Park Kiosk. Cost: $ 30 per 10 x 10 foot table. Reservations: leave a message for Doreen, 724-448-4188

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 2800 Schreiber Street. The Lower Burrell Lions will sell brooms.

July 10: Space reservations are being accepted for a Parking Lot Treasures Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of God, 273 Chester Drive. Cost: $ 5 per seat. Reservations: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Today: The new Kensington Eagles auxiliary bingo will take place at 7 p.m. at the airfield, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open with new selections. Social distancing will be respected and masks are mandatory except for eating. Public reception. Details: 724-448-7403

Today: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will be offering free on-the-go dinners from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Thursday at Café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by St. George’s Orthodox Church. Meal pickers are reminded to observe social distancing while in line.

Today, Friday and Saturday: The new Kensington Arts Center will host an artist show from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the center, 950 Fifth Ave. Artists will include Mondu, Neo-Soul and Rap, Jerry Jefferson, Gospel Rap and Praising, and MJ Smittle.

Friday: River Community Church in New Kensington will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 200 Freeport Road. Requests from suppliers are accepted for future contracts. Details: Nicky, 724-337-4837 or [email protected]

Saturday and Monday: The community locker room will be closed for the Independence Day holidays. Normal hours will resume next week.

July 10: Peoples Library will present “Walloping Weather” with Mad Science at 1 pm in the courtyard behind the library, 880 Barnes St. Children 12 and under can find out why it rains, what causes lightning and how the weather is predicted. Reservations required. Reservations:

July 10: A cornhole tournament to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling will begin at noon at The Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be cash prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Registration fee: $ 50 per team. Registration: JB Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867


Today: The Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a bingo at the Fire Station, 415 Old Abers Creek Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Masks required. Details and other new security policies: under the weekly bingo tab.


July 19: Springdale Free Public Library’s Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for Grades 3 to 6 will meet at 6 p.m. at the Library at 331 School Street. The theme for each evening will be STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729


Saturday: The Eagles will be hosting a holiday barbecue from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the overhead parking lot, 204 Wood Street. Menu: half chicken with baked potato, $ 12; or a half-pound burger with fries, $ 10, both with coleslaw. On site or to take away. Public reception. Details: 724-224-9961

Saturday: The cloakroom at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220

High Burrell

Saturday: Manchester Presbyterian Reform Church, 204 Manchester Hill Road, will have an 8am to 3pm indoor flea market at the church. Profits will be donated to the Church’s Mercy Fund which helps those in need.


Today: The Farmers Market will be open from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details:

July 10: A children’s vendor show to benefit pediatric cancer research will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. This is an event organized by children, for children to support children. Vendors can offer any type of merchandise suitable for children. Cost: $ 40; child sellers, $ 20. Applications: [email protected]

August 31 : Vandergrift Public Library raffles a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $ 1 each or $ 5 for an arm’s length person. The draw will take place on August 31. Tickets: stop at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212

Township of Washington

Friday: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a 7 pm bingo at the Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 pm and sales begin at 6 pm. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult.

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