The Stroller, Nov. 23, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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HOPE Center collects donations for dog breeding SAF-T

The Alle-Kiski HOPE Center offers an Animal Shelter and Families Together (SAF-T) for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing abuse with their pets.

The kennel allows families to bring their pets safely with them to an on-site kennel while they are staying at the shelter. Supplies needed include small bowls for cats and dogs, canned cat and cat food, dry cat food, small litter boxes, lumpy litter, small cat toys, small cat beds, small to medium cat carriers, dog leashes, small to medium dog beds, flea and tick control For cats and dogs, PetSmart and Petco gift cards. All items must be new.

If ordering online, order delivery to 500 E. 8th Ave., Tarentum PA 15084. Supplies can also be brought from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. For more details, call 1100-224-724.

Turkey scramble to block roads

The Kiski Valley Turkey Trot 5K and 1-mile Fun Run Walk for the Kiski District Youth Network will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at Kunkle Park, 985 Pine Run Church Road, Washington Township.

Residents are reminded that the Pine Run Road from Kunkle Park to the Watson Road junction will be closed during the race, along with the Pine Run side roads, except for emergency vehicles. For details, visit

Holiday party planned at Knead Community Cafe

The holiday party for the Knead Community Café, New Kensington, will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. December 11 at the café, 1011 Barnes St.

Admission is $50 and includes appetizers and buffet. Entertainment will be by Vida Loves Donnie Duo. BYOB.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, stop at the coffee shop or visit



Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co No. 2 will be hosting Bingo at 7pm at Firehall, 325 In North Street opens at 5:30pm Prize money has been raised and there will be a grand prize of $1,000 USD. details: 724-478-4831.

Wednesday and Saturday: The Apollo District Historical Society will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St. The current gallery is a vintage game show.


Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave. , accepts requests to sell the weekly pierogi. Varieties: Potatoes and sauerkraut. Reception: from 12:30 to 4 pm on Friday in the church social hall. Face masks required. Cost: $11 per dozen; 6 for $6. Request #%s: 9257-339-724, 8-10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


Wednesday: Meets Al-Anon at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.

Buffalo Town

December 1st: GFWC Saxonburg Women’s Club will host their annual December banquet at 6 p.m. at Smokin’ Toads, 110 S. Pike Road. Social media time is 5:30 pm. Reservations are required today.

East Vandergrift

December 6: The Diocese of Our Lady of Peace is sponsoring the Saint Nicholas Day lottery. The winning numbers will be noon and 7pm on December 6. The Noon winner receives $1,000 and a $100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. The winner at 7 p.m. will receive $1,300 and a $100 gift certificate to Pounds Turkey Farm. Cost: $10 for two numbers. the tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186, church office or after Sunday mass in the church vestibule.

free port

Wednesday: The Department of Clothing will be open for the Freeport United Methodist thrift store, 211 Fourth Street, from noon to 3 p.m. cash only. Donations of clothing, winter coats, shoes, bedding and wallets are welcome. Donations must be washed and free of pet hair. details: 724-295-3095.

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processing: The Freeport District Library accepts donations of new and used homewares, books, games, puzzles, holiday decor, and gently used DVDs for their next sale. Hours of Operation: 10 AM to 6 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; From noon to 5 pm on Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. details: 724-295-3616.


Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1-4 p.m. Clean fall and winter clothing is needed in all sizes. Bring donations on Wednesdays or leave them on the front porch. Don’t put donations in the blue boxes behind the church.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches’ Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Pull into the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your car. Those who are not yet registered should come from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Wednesday: Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St. , free class in the big stretching chair at 10:30 am details: 724-236-0080.

December 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for artisans and sellers to display their crafts this Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Firehouse, 268 Canal Street. Cost: $30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for a day; Or $50 for both days. details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or or Shay, 724-596-2858.

December 18: Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St. Selling annual Christmas bread. Orders are taken for assorted homemade cookie trays. Cost: Large trays, $40; Small trays, $30. Application deadline: November 30. Request #%s: 2665-882-724, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

New Kensington

November 30: The adoption fee will be waived for veterans through the end of the month at Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St. details:

December 1st: The Library of Peoples will host an online discussion with author and Valley News Dispatch reporter, George Guido, at 7 p.m. on Guido will discuss his book, “The Neighborhoods of the Alle-Kiski Valley.” Reservation required. Reservations: 724-339-1021, internal. 10 Provide your name, phone number, and email address, or visit the Peoples Library on Facebook.

December 7: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church accepts pierogi sale orders. Varieties: Potato and Cheese, Sauerkraut, Cheese and Cottage Cheese with Sugar, $10 per dozen frozen. Reception: 1-5 p.m. December 7 at the church, 150 Metric Street. Application deadline: November 26. Request #%s: 724-226-0942 or


Wednesday: Christopher Light sells lottery tickets on lottery tickets. The winner will get $100 in Pa. Scratch off lottery tickets and $150 cash. Cost: $5 for four opportunities. The winning number will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pa. Pick 3. Christopher’s Light is a nonprofit organization that provides apparel, support, and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong counties. the tickets: 724-448-1349.


December 1st: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a program on essential oils and plant medicine at 6 p.m. in the library, and 331 School St. Peter C. Durny Speaker. Reservation required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7-8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, and will be an opportunity for silent prayer at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bridge Point Church will present, “Stop, Go Down, and Read” from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church’s Children’s Library, 400 E. Ninth Ave. Free snacks for children will be distributed.

Wednesday: Bingo at the Elks has been canceled this week.

Uber Borel

December 11: Upper Burrell’s senior citizens’ celebration of the holiday will take place by car from 1-3 p.m. in the town hall. Seniors must live in Upper Burrell. Reservations are required by December 3rd. Reservations: 724-335-3517.

December 24: The Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company and Vigilant Hose Company of Port Vue are sponsoring a $15,000 cash withdrawal. The winning number will be 24 Pa. Lottery Pick 4. Cost: $20 for eight numbers. the tickets: Send a private message on the company’s Facebook page.


Today: The YoYos Needles Art Collection will meet at the Vandergrift Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library’s reading room, 128C. Washington Ave. Please note the new date and time. We welcome all skill levels. No reservation needed. details: 2212-568-724.

November 30: Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Autumn book sale until the end of November in the library. Cost: Books, $3 for a Giant Eagle bag; Puzzles, $1. details: 2212-568-724.

December 2nd: The Vandergrift Public Library’s free Light up the Library event will be held at the Library, 128C Washington Ave. Children and their families can come at 5:30, 6 or 6:30 p.m. to allow for social distancing. Face masks are optional. Activities will include making cards, building decorations, decorating cookies, refreshments, and photos with Santa. Reservation required. Reservations: 2212-568-724.

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