The stroller, October 29, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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A new school in Kensington to salute local veterans

Mary Queen of Apostles School, 110 Elmtree Road, New Kensington, will host a Veterans Tribute on November 10 in the school cafeteria.

The school will honor all family members and friends who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. Veterans are expected to arrive by 12:15 pm and will eat a pasta lunch with the students at 12:20 pm A patriotic music program will then follow.

Community members who wish to participate should call Kristin Macieoce at 724-339-4411 or email [email protected] by Monday.

Tarentum-Brackenridge Holiday Parade seeks participants

The Tarentum and Brackenridge Recreation Councils are accepting requests from groups, fire departments, clubs and organizations to parade or sponsor a float in the Christmas Parade on November 20.

The program will begin at noon under the Tarentum bridge. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and will cross the two boroughs. For details, call Barbara at 724-826-1545.

Cemetery cleanup at Greenwood Memorial Park

Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell will remove flowers and decorations and overturn vases for winter on Monday, weather permitting. Families are requested to remove any objects from the graves they wish to keep before this day.



Saturday: St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church will host a pop-up fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon in the church’s social hall, 1610 Kenneth Ave. Frozen potato or sauerkraut pierogi will sell for $ 11 per dozen.

Township of Buffalo

Sunday: A spaghetti dinner will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Menu: spaghetti, salad and rolls $ 10; additional homemade meatballs, $ 3. Takeout strongly encouraged. Limited dinner available. Orders: 724-295-2656


Saturday: Christ the King Parish will be hosting a Halloween Dance in the Parish Hall, 125 Park Road. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $ 40 per couple; $ 25 per person; includes beer and buffet. BYOB. Music by DJ Mixmasters. Disguises optional. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. The profits go to the church. Tickets: 724-842-4981

November 1 and 8: Christ the King Ward is accepting orders for Walnut, Apricot, Poppyseed, and Crescent rolls for the Thanksgiving / Christmas season. Long rolls cost $ 12.50 each with an order deadline of Monday. Pick-up: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 10 or 11. Croissant rolls cost $ 6.50 per dozen with an order deadline of November 8. Pick-up will be from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 16. Orders: Toni, 724-309-1976 or Anne, 412-549-1583

November 7: Take-out turkey dinners will be sold from 3:30 p.m. until food runs out in a drive-thru service at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Co. Cost: $ 11. Advance orders preferred. Orders: 724-845-7200


November 19: Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh is accepting orders for a Jenny Lee Swirl Bread sale. Varieties: Classic Cinnamon, Cinnamon Raisin, Apple Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Cinnamon Pie. Cost: $ 5. Pick up: November 19. Details: 412-378-9290


TodYes : Natrona Heights Foreign War Veterans will have a 7 p.m. bingo at the station, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and the end game jackpot.

Canton of Kiski

November 24: The Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for pies and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisins, harvest and pumpkin pies, and pumpkin rolls, all at $ 10. Deadline for paid orders: November 13. Pick up: November 24. Orders: Morgane, 724-466-2812


Sundays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until October 31. Free admission. Alternative times available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707


Saturday: Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Details: [email protected]

November 6: Leechburg Rotary will be serving a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Hall of the Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main Street. Dine in or take out. Cost: $ 6; 12-18 years old, $ 5; 6-12, $ 2; under 2 years, free. The proceeds will go towards renovations at Gilpin-Leechburg Park. Tickets: Pat, 724-991-6923

November 6: The 13 Stories group will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Leechburg Elks, 228 Market Street. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Cash bar. Admission: $ 10. Tickets: Ruth, 724-422-4913 or The Lodge, 724-842-8071

November 14: A barbecue dinner will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Avenue, to benefit Craig and Melissa Hubert of Leechburg who lost their home in a fire. Donations of baskets are accepted for a silent auction. To donate to the auction, contact Sherry Jackson Price on Facebook.

December 18: The Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St., will be holding its annual Christmas bake sale. Orders are taken for an assortment of homemade cookie trays. Cost: large platters, $ 40; small trays, $ 30. Order deadline: November 30. Orders: 724-882-2665, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday

Lower Burrell

Saturday: A charity and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trinity United Christian Church, 3400 Garvers Ferry Road. To donate, call the church office at 724-230-0866. The profits go to the missions of the church.

Saturday: Karaoke with DJ Brian Barbieri from 8 pm to midnight at Moose, 499 Reimer St. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-335-4131

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the group Shot O’Soul from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on duty. Members and three guests are welcome.

Sunday: A take-out spaghetti dinner will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moose, 53 rue Reimer. Menu: spaghetti, salad and bun, $ 8.

New Kensington

Saturday and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and has clothing for all family members, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, bags to hand, household items, sheets and blankets. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during opening hours only. Try your luck for free at a monthly basket raffle.

November 7: A benefit spaghetti dinner to benefit the Knead Community Café will be held from noon to 5 pm at the Banquet on Barnes Café, 1011 Barnes St. Dine in or take out. Menu: spaghetti with red or alfredo sauce, meatball, sausage, cheese manicotti, bread stick and salad, $ 15; children’s dinner, spaghetti, meatball, salad and breadsticks, $ 7. Free drinks with dinners on site. Tickets: visit the Event section of, at the cafe and at the door

New Kensington-Arnold School District

Sunday: The PTA of the New Kensington-Arnold School District is organizing a fundraiser for the sale of spirits shirts. Order deadline: Sunday. Delivery is scheduled for late November or early December. Orders: Details: [email protected]


Saturday: Oakmont Carnegie Library will be hosting a big book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd. Fill a bag for $ 5. Bags provided by the library. Face masks compulsory. Details: 412-828-9532


Sunday: The Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a musical night for members and guests from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite string instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Details: 724-845-2390

Penn hills

November 6: A great bingo benefiting life-changing service dogs for Veterans will take place at 5 p.m. at Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Company # 7, 125 Universal Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost: $ 10. There will be a basket raffle, specials, 50/50 raffle, door prize and a $ 500 jackpot game. Tickets: Joanne, 412-496-3711 or [email protected]


Sunday: A flu shot clinic will begin at 11 a.m. in the Stock Exchange room of the Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, 550 Center New Texas Road. Appointment required. Bring your insurance card. Appointment : 412-793-4525


Saturday: The cloakroom at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A mini flea market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Details: 724-224-9220

Saturday: The Penn State Alumni Society will host a TV night to watch the Battle of the Nittany Lions in Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarentum Elks, 219 E. Sixth Ave. There will be free food, drink specials, prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

November 9, 10, 16 and 17: SS. The Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., will have its annual Christmas nut roll sale. The varieties are nuts, apricots and poppy seeds. Cost: $ 12. Orders: Lynn, 724-717-8001, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Saturday: Victorian Vandergrift Museum and Historical Society, 184 Sherman Ave., will display memorabilia from former Kiski Area High School football coach Frank Morea from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a clearance sale in the museum gift shop. Details: 724-568-1990

November 4: The Vandergrift Public Library will be hosting an Adult Craft Night at 6 p.m. at the Library, 128C Washington Ave. Make a fall or winter / Christmas wreath. Cost: $ 20, includes supplies, instructions and refreshments. Paying reservation required before November 3. Cash or checks accepted. Details: 724-568-2212

Township of Washington

Today: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales begin at 6:00 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult.

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