The stroller, November 23, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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HOPE Center collects donations for its SAF-T farm

The Alle-Kiski HOPE Center offers a Shelting Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) kennel for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing abuse with their pets.

The kennel allows families to bring their pets with them safely to an on-site kennel during their stay at the shelter. Supplies needed include small bowls for cats and dogs, canned food for cats and kittens, dry food for kittens, small litter boxes, clumping litter, toys for small cats, beds for small cats, carriers for small to medium cats, leashes for dogs, beds for small to medium dogs, flea and tick control for cats and dogs and gift cards for PetSmart and Petco. All items must be new.

If ordering online, request delivery at 500 E. 8th Ave., Tarentum PA 15084. Supplies can also be brought in from 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays. For details, call 724-224-1100.

Turkey Trot to close roads

The Kiski Valley Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Benefiting the Kiski Region Youth Network will begin Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Kunkle Park, 985 Pine Run Church Road, Washington Township.

Residents are reminded that Pine Run Road in Kunkle Park at the Watson Road intersection will be closed during the run, as well as Pine Run back roads, except for emergency vehicles. For more details, visit

Holiday party planned at Knead Community Cafe

A Graze Party to benefit the Knead Community Café, New Kensington, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 11 at the café, 1011 Barnes St.

Admission is $ 50 and includes appetizers and a buffet. Entertainment will be provided by Vida Loves Donnie Duo. BYOB.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets stop at the cafe or visit



Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be having a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The prize money has been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 jackpot. Do not miss. Details: 724-478-4831.

Wednesday and Saturday: The Apollo Area Historical Society will be open from 11 am to 2 pm in the WCTU building, 317 N. Second St. The current exhibit is an exhibit of vintage toys.


Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., accepts orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pick-up: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the church social hall. Masks required. Cost: $ 11 per dozen; 6 for $ 6. Orders: 724 339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Wednesday: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Avenue. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.

Township of Buffalo

1st December : The GFWC Saxonburg District Women’s Club will be holding their annual December banquet at 6 pm at Smokin ‘Toads, 110 S. Pike Road. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m. Reservations required today.

Vandergrift is

December 6: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish sponsors a Saint Nicholas Day raffle. The winning numbers will be those of noon and 7 p.m. December 6 Pa. Lottery Daily Pick 3 issues. The lunchtime winner receives $ 1,000 and a $ 100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. The 7 pm winner receives $ 1,300 and a $ 100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. Cost: $ 10, for two issues. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, church office or after Sunday mass in the church lobby.

Free port

Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. In cash only. Donations of clothing, winter coats, shoes, bedding and handbags are welcome. Donations should be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095.

Free port

In progress: The Freeport Area Library is accepting donations of new and lightly used household items, books, games, puzzles, holiday decorations and DVDs for its next sale. Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Details: 724-295-3616.


Wednesday: The Agape thrift store at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean fall and winter clothing of all sizes is required. Bring donations on Wednesdays or leave them on the porch. Do not put donations in the blue bins behind the church.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Stop in the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered should come from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday: The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., offers a free Senior Stretch Chair class at 10:30 am. Details: 724-236-0080.

December 11 and 12: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for artisans and vendors for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Craft Show at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal Street. 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.

December 18: The Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St., will be holding its annual Christmas bake sale. Orders are taken for an assortment of homemade cookie trays. Cost: large platters, $ 40; small trays, $ 30. Order deadline: November 30. Orders: 724-882-2665, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

New Kensington

November 30: Adoption fees will be waived for veterans until the end of the month at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St. Details:

1st December : Peoples Library will host an online chat with author and Valley News Dispatch correspondent George Guido at 7 p.m. on Guido will talk about his book “Neighborhoods of the Alle-Kiski Valley”. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-339-1021, ext. 10 and provide your name, phone number and email address, or visit Peoples Library at Facebook.

December 7: Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church accepts orders for a pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and cheese, sauerkraut, cottage cheese and cottage cheese with sugar, $ 10 per dozen frozen. Pickup: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. December 7 at Church, 150 Elmtree Road. Order deadline: November 26. Orders: 724-226-0942 or [email protected]


Wednesday: Christopher’s Light sells tickets for a lottery ticket raffle. The winner will receive $ 100 in Pa. Lottery scratch tickets and $ 150 in cash. Cost: $ 5 for four chances. The winning number will be 7 pm Wednesday Pa. Pick 3. Christopher’s Light is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, support and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong counties. Tickets: 724-448-1349.


1st December : The Springdale Free Public Library will be offering a program on essential oils and herbal medicine at 6 pm at the library, 331 School St. Peter C. Durny will be the speaker. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: BridgePoint Church will be offering “Stop, Drop and Read” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the church children’s library, 400 E. Ninth Ave. Free take-out meals for children will be distributed.

Wednesday: Bingo at the Elks is canceled this week.

High Burrell

December 11: The Upper Burrell Seniors’ Vacation Celebration at the wheel will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Township Building. Seniors must live in Upper Burrell. Reservations required by December 3. Reservations: 724-335-3517.

December 24: The Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company and the Vigilant Hose Company of Port Vue are sponsoring a $ 15,000 raffle. The winning number will be number 4 in the Pennsylvania December 24 Lottery. Cost: $ 20 for eight issues. Tickets: send a private message on the Facebook company page.


Today: The YoYos Needles Art group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room, 128C. Washington Ave. Please note the new date and time. All skill levels are welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212.

November 30: The Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., is having a fall book sale through the end of November at the library. Cost: books, $ 3 for a Giant Eagle bag; puzzles, $ 1. Details: 724-568-2212.

December 2: Vandergrift Public Library’s free Light up the Library event will be held at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Children and their families can attend at 5.30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6.30 p.m. to allow for social distancing. Face masks optional. Activities will include card making, ornament making, cookie decorating, refreshments and photos with Santa Claus. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.


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