The Stroller, April 23, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Golf outing to benefit Leechburg Education Foundation

The Leechburg Education Foundation/NexTier golf outing will be June 4 at the Links at Spring Church, 3257 Balsiger Road, Kiski Township.

The event will be a four-person scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $90 if paid by May 23 and includes buffet dinner, refreshments, hot dogs at the turn and cart. The cost increases to $100 per golfer after that date. There will be a putting contest, basket raffle, skill prizes and a 60/40CQ raffle where the winner receives 60 percent of the pot.

For details and to register, contact Mike at 724-664-4438 or

Medical school scholarship available for local students

The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation is accepting applications for the $5,000 Dr. Richard A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Award.

To be eligible, candidates must be starting their first year of medical school this summer or fall, graduated from a high school in the Alle-Kiski Valley, completed an undergraduate program and been accepted into an accredited medical school or osteopathic school of medicine and be pursuing a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

For details and an application, call 724-294-3157 or email Application deadline is May 15.

Murder masquerade dinner to raise money for veterans

Brackenridge American Legion will host a murder masquerade dinner at 2 p.m. May 7 at the post, 845 E. First Ave.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $40 and includes dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. Costumes are encouraged. There will be a silent auction, games of chance, cash bar and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit veterans.

For tickets, call or text 412-956-7284. Ticket deadline is May 1.


Buffalo Township 

April 28: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664.


Monday: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will host a card party and game board social from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 610 High St. Cost: $10, includes salad buffet, refreshments and door/table prizes. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Men are welcome to bring their poker friends. Reservations and details: Carol, 724-316-1204.  


Monday: The Outside the Lines Adult Crafting Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The group project will be a DIY bulletin board. Join the group project or bring your own. New members of all skill levels welcome. Reservations and supply list: or 724-226-3491.

May 3: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present a program featuring Mother Goose character Mary Mary Quite Contrary in person at 10 a.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Children age 3 to 5 welcome. Reservations required. Reservations:

May 21: Harrison Township Recreation board is seeking owners of commercial and non-commercial vehicles to participate in its third annual touch-a-truck event planned at Highlands High School, Natrona Heights. Details: Natalie Cale, 724-448-6588 or


Today and Sunday: American Legion will host a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the post, 754 N. Pike Road. Lunch will be available and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Benefits the Junior Auxiliary.


Mondays: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will sponsor a GriefShare support group for anyone who has lost a loved one from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through June 6 in the church sanctuary, 358 Main St. Masks will be required, and social distancing observed. Participants can join at any session of the program. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or email

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.

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

April 30: A paint night to benefit veterans’ charity Five Forces will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Leechburg Volunteer Firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: 4-foot welcome sign, $45; or a noodle board, $65, all supplies provided. BYO drinks. Must be at least 21. Reservations required. Reservations: Jodie, 412-216-9511 or Mandy, 724-882-9852.

May 7: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting vendor applications for an outdoor craft show. Cost: $25 for a 12 x 12-foot space. No electricity available. Bring your own table, chairs and tent. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090.

Lower Burrell

Today: A rummage and bake sale will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder St.

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the 56 East Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Sunday: A takeout spaghetti dinner will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Menu: spaghetti, salad and roll, $8.

Weekdays: Lower Burrell Lions brooms are available at the City Hall tax office, 2800 Bethel St.

May 5: VCA Valley Veterinary Hospital, 853 Falcon Park Road, will host a Vitalant blood drive – for humans – from 2 to 6 p.m. at the hospital. The blood mobile will be on site. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and use group code P915.

May 14: The annual Animal Protectors Hearts for Strays spring luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at Hill Crest Country Club. Doors open at 10 a.m. There will be a basket raffle, door prizes, card games and a 50/50 raffle. Cost: $30. Reservations: or the events tab at

May 28 to Oct. 8: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the upcoming season. Markets are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2800 Bethel St. Setup begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $40 for the season and free electric is available. Merchandise must be home grown, homemade or hand crafted. Vendors must participate the whole season. Details:


May 10: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manor Township Volunteer Firehall, 167 Byron St., McGrann. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and search for manortwpvfc.

New Kensington

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during open hours.

May 14: Vendor applications are being accepted by Knead Community Café for an outdoor Mother Nature’s Garden Market at the café. Items must be natural of plant-based products or garden related. No hot food vendors. Rain or shine. Details and applications:

May 17: East Kensington Community Circle is accepting orders for its Election Day beef vegetable soup sale. Cost: $8 per quart. Pickup: May 17 at the Community Circle Building, 1785 Seventh St. Road. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: Judy, 724-339-7887.

April 29: Valley Points YMCA will host a Boys’ Night Out for boys in first through sixth grade from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the YMCA, 800 Constitution Blvd. There will be dodge ball, basketball, swimming and pizza. Cost: $15 per child; $5 for each additional sibling. Reservations are required by noon April 29 and are limited to 20 children. Reservations: or stop in at the YMCA.

North Apollo

May 21: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is accepting vendor applications for a crafter, vendor and food truck event planned at the firehall, 311 16th St. Applications: or


Today: Riverside Women’s Association will host a yard sale from 9 a.m. till sold out at 1244 Pennsylvania Ave. Details:


Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a country music jam night from 5 to 8 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public welcome. Details: 724-845-2390.


Today: Wilkinsburg Stamp Club will host its 77th annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Park Firehall, 415 Old Abers Creek Road. Free admission.


Today and Saturday: Friends of South Butler County Library will host an indoor mini golf event and basket raffle at the library, 240 W. Main St. A Fairway Frolic Happy Hour will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Cost: $25, includes unlimited golf, snacks, a complimentary drink and cash bar. Links at the Library for children and adults will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5, with a maximum of $25 per family; children 5 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit the library.

South Buffalo

April 30: Freeport Hockey will sponsor a Night at the Races at South Buffalo Firehall, 100 Firehall Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and races will begin at 7. Admission: $25, includes dinner; horses, $20 in advance, reserved tables, $10. BYOB. Tickets:


Monday : The Geraldine Yanni Science program at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. There will be the year-end party. Children in third and fourth grades welcome. Space is limited. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Tuesday : The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be, “The Woman They Could Not Silence,” by Kate Moore. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Today: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society Heritage Museum will present a short film, “The Gene Montemurro Story,” at 2 p.m. at the museum, 224 E Seventh Ave. Montemurro retired in 2016 after 66 years as a shoe repairman. Masks are required and will be provided to those without one. Donations will be accepted. Reservations requested. Reservations: 724-224-7666.

Sunday 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.

Sunday: The concert series at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., Tarentum, will feature north Indian classical music by sitar player Michael Griska at 4 p.m. at the church. Donations will be accepted. Details: 724-224-9220.

Sunday: Jeanne Cecil, director of the Rachel Carson Homestead, will tell the story of Carson’s life at 2 p.m. at the Alle-Kiski Heritage Museum, 224 E. Seventh Ave. Donations will be accepted.


Wednesday : Vandergrift Public Library will host a meet-up for home-schooled students at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. The project will be, “Make Your Own Magnetic Slime.” Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Mondays: The Chess Club for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays April 25, and May 2 and 9 at the library, 128C Washington Ave. No experience necessary. Chess boards provided. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

May 3: Vandergrift Public Library will host a free Mother’s Day garden party at 6 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Children who are at least 3 years old can bring their mom, grandma or someone special for a story time and craft. Children will plant a flower for their special adult to take home and paint a stone to place in their garden. Flowers and speaker provided by PennState Extension Master Gardeners of Armstrong County. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Washington Township

Through May 2: A fishing area for children 10 and younger is available on Pine Run in Kunkle Park. Sponsored by the Washington-Bell Lions Club. Thanks to Black Leggs Trout Nursery for supplying the fish and Eagle Scout Jared Burk and other volunteers. Details: 724-727-3515.

May 1: Tickets are on sale for a super bingo at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. There will be 24 games with winnings totaling $6,000. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door, includes one card. The kitchen will be open and there will be instant tickets and a 50/50 raffle. Reserved seating available for parties of 6 or more. Tickets: Details:

West Deer

Today: Amateur Astronomers of Pittsburgh will host a star party at 8:10 p.m. at the Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory, 225 Kurn Road, in Deer Lakes Regional Park, weather permitting. Bring binoculars, a blanket and camping chair. Please use parking lights only when you drive through the park gate. Donations will be accepted. Details and weather updates: 724-224-2510 or

May 7: East Union Presbyterian Church is seeking craft vendors for a craft show at the church, 292 East Union Road. Details: Mary Lynn, 412-767-5750.

West Leechburg

Thursday: Rep. Jason Silvis will host a seminar on Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Leechburg Fire Hall, 1116 Gosser St. Representatives from Firearm Owners Against Crime, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office and local and state police will speak and answer questions. The County Sheriff’s Department will issue concealed carry permits. Applicants must be a resident of Westmoreland County and have a valid Pa. driver’s license. Permit cost is $20, cash or check.

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