The stroller, December 5, 2021: events in the Alle-Kiski valley

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Winter clothing collection underway at Knead Community Cafe

Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., New Kensington, collects new winter hats, gloves, scarves and socks of all sizes for distribution at their weekly Grab N Go meals.

Children’s items are especially needed. Donations will be accepted during regular coffee hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Santa Claus is going to visit Lower Burrell

Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Company No.3 will escort Santa Claus around town to meet the children from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Listen to Christmas music and look for the flashing lights. For the list of streets on the route, visit Lower Burrell Volunteer Fire Company # 3 on Facebook.



December 11: A vendor fair will be held 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 per table; without electricity, $ 15. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776.

December 31st : Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be having a New Years Eve bingo at 8:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen will be open with a full menu. There will be four Early Bird games, 17 regular games, four specials, and a must-see jackpot that will bring in $ 500. Cost: $ 25 for 12 on the package and hot dog with kraut, if purchased before December 22, after December 22, $ 30. Tickets: Shelby, 724-549-1601.


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 4:00 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.

December 23: A replenishment blood drive for Terry Spale will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10e Ave. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or Dawn Spale at 724-224-2224 or [email protected] or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Look for the group code Z0021156.

Vandergrift is

Today: A clearance sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Our Lady Church, Queen of Peace, 420 McKinley Ave.

On Monday: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish sponsors a Saint Nicholas Day raffle. The winning numbers will be the 12 noon and 7 pm numbers from Monday Pa. Lottery Daily Pick 3 numbers. 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 hall.


Tuesday: Saxonburg GoldenAgers will have their December Foreign War Veterans Luncheon on Dinnerbell Road. A catered lunch will be served at noon, followed by entertainment by the Knoch high school choir. Reservations required. Reservations: Lil, 724-352-1809.

Canton of Kiski

December 23: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for baked goods from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, raisin and pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls, all for $ 10; pecan pie and nut logs, $ 12.50; 6 ½ inch banana and cranberry bread, $ 7.50. Order deadline paid: Saturday. Pick up: December 23. Orders: call or text Morgan, 724-466-2812.


On Monday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for the winter. To arrange a private tour, email [email protected] or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

On Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Lower Burrell

December 13: The Foreign War Veterans Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the station for the Christmas party. Bring a dessert to share. Contributions for 2022 are payable. Bartenders will not hand out key cards. Please check the mail notice for key card information or contact President Debbie Stewart, PO Box 144, Apollo PA 15613.


December 11: The Crooked Creek Outdoor Discovery Center will sponsor a 2 p.m. painting fundraiser at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Cost: $ 35, includes supplies, apron and refreshments. The profits go to the educational programming of the center. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-763-6316 or visit the Scheduled Events tab on

New Kensington

On Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers clothing for all family members, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, bags to hand, household items, sheets and blankets. Visit the new home store. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during opening hours only. Try your luck for free at a monthly basket raffle.

Today: Aluminum City Terrace Activities Group will be hosting a 2 p.m. bingo at the Activity Center, 136 Aluminum City Terrace. Doors open at 1:30 pm Admission: $ 2, drinks included; plus 25 cents per card per game. Please bring quarters. Public reception.

Friday: Valley Points YMCA will be hosting a Girls’ Christmas Party from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for girls in grades 1 to 6 at the YMCA, 800 Constitution Blvd. Cost: $ 15 each; $ 5 for each additional brother or sister; includes pizza, crafts, games and swimming. Space is limited to 20 girls. Reservations required by noon on December 10. Reservations: stop by the YMCA.

Friday: St. George’s Orthodox Church, 1150 Leishman Ave., will sell Middle Eastern vegan lunches. Menu: falafel salad plate of five falafel balls, tomato lettuce, onions and a side of tahini topped with half a large pita bread, pickle and a side of rice and beans, $ 10. Orders required before Wednesday noon. Pick up: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on December 10 at the church office. Orders: 724-337-9845, leave a message.

December 16: Myrrh-bearing women at St. George’s Orthodox Church are accepting orders for a Christmas candy sale. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 16 at Church, 1150 Leishman Ave. Items and Prices: Sweet Bread, $ 4 per loaf; baklawa, $ 12 per corner of 10 coins; and sambosic, $ 2 each. Order deadline: December 10. Orders: 724-337-3918.


Wednesday: A community blood drive will be held from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Borough building, 767 Fifth St. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Donors will receive a neck warmer. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Look for the group code C5300082.


Today: The Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a musical night for members and guests from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite string instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Details: 724-845-2390.


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley section of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Panera Bread, Waterworks Mall, 942 Freeport Road. Participants can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848.


Tuesday: Westarm Physical Therapy and Home Health will be offering a free seminar, “Treating Dizziness and Dizziness with Physiotherapy,” at 6 p.m. at the Plum Community Center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Physiotherapist Will Jones will be the speaker. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-337-6522.

Saturday: The Plum Community Center will host a winter bingo to benefit Plum EMS and the Community Center at noon at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and early risers start at noon. There will be specials, a $ 500 jackpot, lotto draw tree, and food for sale. Admission: $ 25 in advance; $ 30 at the door; the early risers go their separate ways. Tickets: 412-795-2330 or stop in the center.


Wednesday: Wacky Wednesdays, a free program for K-6 children, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. The theme will be Christmas cartoon drawing. Registration and masks compulsory. Registration: 724-274-9729.


Today: The Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will present a concert, “Wintergrace,” at 2 pm, featuring traditional folk music and seasonal chants and songs from the Southern Appalachians and the British Isles. Donations will be accepted. Covid-19 protocols will be respected. Details: 724-224-9220 or visit Central Presbyterian Church Tarentum on Facebook.

Today and Tuesday: 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.

Tuesday: The Alle-Kiski History Center, 224 E Seventh Ave., will host clips from the military history video, “Southwest Pennsylvania Goes to War,” at 2 pm at the center. People with connections and memories of the Pearl Harbor attack will share their memories. Participation limited to the first 30 guests. Masks required.

Wednesday: The Elks will host the bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.

High Burrell

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 to the company’s Facebook page.


Tuesday: 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.

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