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The Stroller, April 4, 2024: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

You can advertise 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 no cost in The Stroller. Send details at least two weeks ahead to or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084. Make sure to include a daytime phone number.

Spring luncheon for raising funds for Peoples Library

Peoples Library will hold its yearly spring luncheon fundraiser on April 27 at the Banquet on Barnes event center at Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., New Kensington.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and a buffet lunch will be served at 1:30. There will be a basket raffle, gift card and lottery trees, a bake sale and 50-50.

Tickets cost $40. For tickets, go to, or visit the Lower Burrell or New Kensington locations. Ticket deadline is April 15.

Wildflower identification class planned

The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek, Bethel Township, will offer a no-cost class to identify wildflowers of Western Pennsylvania at 1 p.m. Saturday at the center, 142 Kerr Road.

Master Naturalist Susie Moffett will teach how to use identification tools such as Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide and then the group will head outside.

Reservations are necessary. For reservations, visit

Bingo fundraiser to benefit Zen Cat Sanctuary

Speed Family Blessing Box & Pantry, 1702 Fifth Ave., Arnold, will host a bingo fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday at the pantry to benefit Zen Cat Sanctuary in New Kensington.

Admission is $10. Food and drinks will be for sale and there will be specials, giveaway tickets and a 50-50 raffle.

For tickets, visit


Allegheny Township

Friday: Alle-Kiski Day Quilters and Sewers will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Allegheny Township municipal building, 136 Community Building Road. Bring your project. No dues or fees. Bring a lunch and drinks. Details: Pat, 724-571-7736.


Today: Apollo Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St. New members welcome.


Saturday : 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 for sale. Reservations: 724-388-2123.


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

Buffalo Township

Friday and Saturday: Sarver Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will have a rummage and bake sale at Christ Community Fellowship, 160 Singleton Road. Friday, early shopping from 6 to 8 p.m. with $5 admission fee; Saturday: fill a bag for $10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash and PayPal accepted. Details: [email protected].

East Vandergrift

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave. Details: 724-478-4958.


Today: Freeport Renaissance Association will meet at 7 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 411 High St. New members welcome.

April 13: The Freeport Area Library is collecting items for its upcoming flea market, including vintage jewelry, household goods, glassware, seasonal decorations, toys, puzzles, and games. Details: 724-295-3616.


Today: The Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bingo event at 7:15 p.m. at 113 Firehall Road.


Today: The Friends of Community Library of Allegheny Valley will have a meeting at 10 a.m. at the library, welcoming new members. Details: 724-226-3491.

Fridays: The Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host Toddle Time for children 15 months to 3 years old and their caregiver from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the library, no need to reserve in advance. Details:

Friday: The Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a bingo event at 7 p.m. at 894 Veterans Lane. There will be specials, a 50-50 raffle, and a final game jackpot.

April 16: The PriorityCare program at Allegheny Valley Hospital will present a free educational program about Medicare at 2 p.m. at the hospital's Charles W. Young Conference Center. Bruce Martindale, a senior benefits consultant for Highmark, will speak. Reservations are needed. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

April 17: The Coffeehaus Teen Book Club will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library. Seventh grade students are encouraged to read any book and be prepared to discuss it with other members. Reservations are required. Reservations:

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

April 28: Veterans of Foreign Wars District 29 Auxiliary Steering Committee will sponsor a bingo at 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Cost is $35, including lunch, 12 regular games, and three specials. Tickets: Amy, 724-882-5600, or Ceil, 412-759-8236 or at the post, 724-904-7649.

Jefferson Township

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


Today: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills required. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The Cool Change band will be featured 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 a free online talk with National Book Award winner Colum McCann, author of the book, “American Mother,” and Diane Foley, the inspiration for the book, at 2 p.m. A recording will be available on demand for those who can’t watch live. Reservations required. Reservations:

New Kensington  

Today: The New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road, with the kitchen open and public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Today: The Knead Community Café is giving away free grab-and-go meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the cafe, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are provided in memory of Phil LaRusse. Details: 878-847-7997.

April 22: The Myrrh Bearing Women of St. George Orthodox Church are taking orders for a sweets sale. Pickup is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on April 22 in the church hall, 1150 Leishman Ave. Prices are $14 per section for baklawa, and $3 each for sambosic. Quantities are limited. The order deadline is April 15. Orders: 724-337-3918.

April 27: The Eagles are accepting space 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, $15 for a 4-foot table, and it includes two chairs. Details: Shell Schafer, 412-522-8799.

April 27: Redemption Church is taking space reservations for a craft and vendor fair happening from 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. There is no electricity available. The application deadline is April 13. Details and applications:

North Apollo 

April 13: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is accepting space reservations for a craft and vendor fair happening from 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].

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.


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


Saturday: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at noon at the library, 331 School St. The group meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Bring your unfinished knitting or crocheting project. All skill levels are welcome. Reservations are required. 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.


Sunday: TinyCause animal shelter will host a vaccination clinic for cats and dogs from noon to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 131 Columbia Ave. The cost is $10 for rabies for cats or dogs, $15 for 3-year rabies with previous year’s shot verification, $15 for DHPP that protects against various canine diseases, and $15 for FVRCP feline combination vaccine. Only cash will be accepted. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.

Tuesday: A Creative-A-Tea party will be at 6 p.m. at the Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Create a pressed flower lantern, enjoy tea, and have some cookies. Reservations are required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

April 13: A drag queen bingo to benefit 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. The cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and it includes eight regular games that pay $100 each, specials, soft drinks, and food. Bring your own drinks, and you must be at least 21. There are no refunds. Tickets:

Washington Township

Friday: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold a bingo event at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and sales will start at 6 p.m. Free coffee will be served and the kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.


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

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