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The Stroller, March 29, 2024: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

You can publicize your non-profit’s community events, fundraisers, and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send information at least two weeks in advance to or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084. Please include a

Advertise your non-profit’s community events, fundraisers and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send details at least two weeks ahead to or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084. Please include a daytime phone number.

Sponsors wanted for community outreach meal program

Knead Community Café in New Kensington is looking for sponsors for its Grab and Go community outreach meals.

Meals can be sponsored to honor or remember someone or to celebrate a business or organization.

For details and to register, go to

Color fun run planned April 27 in Gilpin

The second David Leech Elementary School Color Fun Run will take place at 11 a.m. on April 27 at Gilpin Leechburg Park, Park Road, Gilpin.

Check-in starts at 10 a.m. All David Leech Elementary students are automatically enrolled and will get a free T-shirt. Early registration for the public and any child 5 and older who doesn't attend David Leech Elementary School is $27 and includes a T-shirt. Extra T-shirts will be available for $10.

There will be a concession stand to support the elementary school PTA and Leechburg ASA Softball. To register by Monday, go to

Harm reduction conference scheduled Tuesday

Lost Dreams Awakening will host the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction for Humanity Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road, New Kensington.

The event will include talks, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and a vendor expo. Addiction treatment professionals, mental health practitioners, researchers, students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Reservations are necessary, but admission is free. For more details and to sign up, visit



Saturday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will hold 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.


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 organize 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.


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

Today: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host Toddle Time for children 15 months to 3 years old 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 offer 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 required. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

April 27: Faith Lutheran Church is accepting table reservations for an indoor garage sale planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1500 Broadview Blvd. Cost: $15. Space is limited. Details: 724-224-5777.

Lower Burrell 

Today: The Adult Day Care Mobile Veterans Program will be 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 observation 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 welcome.

Tuesday: Peoples Library will offer an online talk with curator Paula Johnson as she discusses the book, “Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People and Innovations That Feed Us” at 2 p.m. A recording will be available on demand for those who can’t watch live. Reservations required. Reservations:

New Kensington  

April 7: St. George Orthodox Church Fellowship Committee is accepting orders a spinach pie sale. Order deadline: today. Pickup: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 7 in the church hall, 1150 Leishman Ave. Cost: $55 a dozen; $30, half dozen. Orders and details: 724-337-3918.

April 27: Space applications are being accepted by the Eagles for a vendor and crafter show planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Cost: 8-foot table, $25; 4-foot table, $15; includes two chairs. Details: Shell Schafer, 412-522-8799.

April 27: Space reservations 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. Cost: $35, includes one 8-foot table and two chairs. No electricity available. Application deadline: April 13. Details and applications:

North Apollo 

April 13: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is accepting space reservations for a craft and vendor fair set 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 set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church social hall, 12 Washington Ave. Cost: $30. Paid reservation deadline: today. Reservations: Maria, 412-828-7549; or Jean, 412-243-1262.

Parks Township

Today: 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 15: Starting April 15, St. Margaret Foundation is offering a free eight-session virtual mindfulness and meditation class called “Mindful Break”. The sessions will last for 30 minutes and will cover topics such as staying focused, finding your purpose, and getting rid of negative thoughts. If you register by April 14, you will receive the sessions weekly in your inbox. Registration: 412-784-4205 or


April 6: On April 6 from 2 to 5 p.m., the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company will host a designer purse gala at the firehall ballroom, 290 Horne St. The event includes appetizers, drinks, dessert, and two numbers for the drawings for an admission fee of $50. There will also be side raffles, a basket raffle, pull tickets, specialty drinks, and a cash bar. You do not have to be present to win, and ticket holders must be at least 16 years old. Tickets:


April 11: The Springdale Free Public Library is starting a free Dungeons and Dragons Club for students from fifth grade through adults. An organizational meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations are necessary. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


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 11: The Tarentum Recreation Board is hosting a Spring Senior Bingo and dinner at 1 p.m. at Dalton’s Edge, 700 Second Ave. Reservations are required. Reservations: 724-224-1552 or 724-448-1470.


April 13: A drag queen bingo, benefiting TinyCause animal shelter, will take place at 7 p.m. at The Center on Franklin Avenue, 262 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event includes a basket raffle, strip tickets, and a 50-50 raffle. The cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, which includes eight regular games paying $100 each, specials, soft drinks, and food. This is a 21+ event with no refunds. Tickets:

Washington Township

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

West Deer

April 7: The Owls Club is hosting a chili cook-off for members and their guests. Chili should be brought in a crockpot by noon, and prizes will be given to the top three chilis. Cost to taste entries and vote: $5 per cup.

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