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The Stroller, March 28, 2024: Activities in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Yard maintenance services available in Arnold, New Kensington

As part of its program to help young people develop skills and find jobs, Sonward Youth Programs in New Kensington is offering basic yard care to residents of Arnold, New Kensington and the surrounding area.

Services include lawn mowing, weed trimming, light cleanup and garbage removal. Single jobs and contracts are available and the group is insured. Pay what you can or the suggested donation amount.

For details, call 724-393-0154. Profits will support ongoing skill training and job opportunities for young people at Sonward.

Boy Scouts to gather food, paper items for local food bank

Boy Scout Troop 854 will organize a Scouting For Food collection drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Verona Giant Eagle.

Non-perishable food items, laundry and paper products and monetary donations will be accepted and given to the Riverview Community Action Center food bank in Oakmont.

The troop serves boys age 11 to 18 who live in Oakmont and surrounding communities and meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Oakmont Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Scoutmaster Dave Scatena at 412-708-1569.



Today: The Yarn Good Time needle arts group at Apollo Memorial Library will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Details: 724-478-4214.

Saturday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $25, includes all games except the optional quickie. Full kitchen available. Details: 724-478-4831.


Today: A free community lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Tomb, 1821 Fifth Ave. Details: 878-847-5646.

Saturday: The Tomb, 1821 Fifth Ave., will have evening fellowship from 7 to 9 p.m. Details: 878-847-5646.


April 6: Avonmore Public Library will sponsor a bingo fundraiser at the Avonmore Civic Center, 423 Westmoreland Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m., early birds will be at 12:45 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost: $20 if reserved before April 6; $25 at the door. There will be a $200 must-go jackpot game, specials, free coffee and cookies and a 50-50. Refreshments will be sold. Reservations: 724-388-2123.


Today: Bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave. Details: 724-994-6030.


April 13: Freeport Area Library, 428 Market St., is accepting donations for its spring flea market during normal business hours. Donations of vintage jewelry, household items, glassware, seasonal décor, toys, puzzles and games welcome. Details: 724-295-3616.


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


Today: Mimi the Pie and Cinnamon Roll Lady will have a sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until sold out in the main lobby at Allegheny Valley Hospital, 1301 Carlisle St. Cash or checks payable to AVH Auxiliary will be accepted. Profits will benefit auxiliary projects for the hospital.

Friday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Natrona Heights will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50-50 raffle, and a final game jackpot.

Fridays: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will have Toddle Time for kids aged 15 months to 3 years and their caregiver at 9:30 a.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. No reservations needed. Details:

April 16: The PriorityCare program at Allegheny Valley Hospital will provide a free educational program about Medicare at 2 p.m. in the Charles W. Young Conference Center at the hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. Bruce Martindale, senior benefits consultant for Highmark, will be the speaker. Reservations are necessary. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

April 27: Faith Lutheran Church is taking table reservations for an indoor garage sale scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1500 Broadview Blvd. The cost is $15, and space is limited. Details: 724-224-5777.

Jefferson Township

Today: Bingo will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 754 N. Pike Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Proceeds will support post and auxiliary projects.

Lower Burrell

Friday: The Adult Day Care Mobile Veterans Program will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. There will be a meet-and-greet, Gerofit exercise, games, Mindful Meditations, lunch, and entertainment. Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, all veterans are welcome.

Saturday: In observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, DJ Timmy V will play music from the Vietnam War era from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. Members and three guests are welcome.

New Kensington  

Today: Peoples Library will sponsor an arts, crafts, and STEM workshop for all ages at 11 a.m. at the library, 880 Barnes St. A free Knitting for Beginners class will be at noon. Needles and yarn will be provided. All skill levels are welcome. Details: 724-339-1021.

Today: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Sales will take place from 6 to 6:50 p.m. The cost is $25 for a 12-on package; specials will be available. The kitchen will be open. The public is welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Today: Knead Community Café will distribute free grab-and-go meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the cafe, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by Michele Corey. Details: 878-847-7997.

April 7: St. George Orthodox Church Fellowship Committee is currently accepting orders for a spinach pie sale. The order deadline is Friday. Pickup will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 7 in the church hall, 1150 Leishman Ave. The cost is $55 for a dozen and $30 for half a dozen. Orders and details: 724-337-3918.

April 27: The Eagles are now taking applications for a vendor and crafter show scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. The cost is $25 for an 8-foot table and $15 for a 4-foot table, which includes two chairs. Details: Shell Schafer, 412-522-8799.

April 27: Space reservations are being accepted by Redemption Church for a craft and vendor fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Quality Inn, Tarentum Bridge Road. The cost is $35, which includes one 8-foot table and two chairs. No electricity will be available. The application deadline is April 13. Info and uses:

North Apollo 

Today: A teenager skate evening to help the David Leech Elementary School PTA in Leechburg will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Valarena Sk8 Land, 320 18th St. Admission: $6; renting skates costs $3. The PTA will get $3 from each ticket sold.

April 13: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is allowing reservations for a craft and vendor fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehall, 311 16th St. Details: Allison King, 724-472-5346 or [email protected]; or Amber Harman at 724-596-0486 or [email protected].


April: Riverview Community Action Corporation is selling tickets for a lottery calendar raffle based on the 7 p.m. Pa. Daily Lottery Pick 3 drawing. Cost: $5 each; three for $10. Tickets: stop in at the front desk, 501 Second St. Details: 412-828-1062.

April 13: Table reservations are being accepted by Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church for a fleatique scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church social hall, 12 Washington Ave. Cost: $30. Paid reservation deadline: Friday. Reservations: Maria, 412-828-7549; or Jean, 412-243-1262.

Parks Township

Friday: Parks Township Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7 p.m. in the firehall, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m.


April 6: Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a designer purse gala from 2 to 5 p.m. April 6 at the firehall ballroom, 290 Horne St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $50, includes appetizers, drink, dessert and two numbers for the drawings. There will be side raffles, a basket raffle, pull tickets, specialty drinks and a cash bar. Winner need not be present. Ticket holders must be at least 16. Tickets:


Today: Lower Valley Community Food Bank will distribute food from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday from the rear entrance of the Springdale borough building, 325 School St. Do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Anyone in need of food who lives in Springdale, Springdale Township, Cheswick, Harmar and the sections of Indiana Township and West Deer with a zip code of 15024 is welcome. New recipients can register Thursday.

Today: The diaper pantry at St. Mark Lutheran Church will distribute free diapers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 600 Pittsburgh St. Recipients must register in advance. First-time recipients must provide their own ID, the child’s birth certificate and a current WIC or SNAP card. Distributions are the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Registration: 724-274-5313.


Saturday: 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.


April 13: A drag queen bingo to help TinyCause animal shelter will be at 7 p.m. at The Center on Franklin Avenue, 262 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, strip tickets and a 50-50 raffle. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door; includes eight regular games that pay $100 each, specials, soft drinks and food. BYOB. Must be 21. No refunds. Tickets:

Washington Township

Friday: Bingo at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company is canceled due to Good Friday.


Today: The Matrona Family Resource Center at Cabot Church, 707 Winfield Road, will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. New and gently used children’s clothing is sizes preemie through 10/12 will be available, as well as strollers, car seats, toys and more. No reservations required. Details: 724-524-1809 or

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