The stroller, Sept. 19, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

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The Valley News Dispatch is compiling a list of fall events and Halloween parades, parties and candy nights that will take place on The Stroller page and online.

Information should be submitted in writing to: Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084 or by email to [email protected]

AK Band Festival will take place on Tuesday

The annual Alle-Kiski Band Festival kicks off Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Kiski Area High School Stadium, 240 Hyde Park Road, Allegheny Township.

Schools participating in the non-competitive event include Burrell, Deer Lakes, Freeport Area, Highlands, Kiski Area, Leechburg Area, Penn Hills, Plum, Springdale and Valley.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $ 5. The rainy date is Wednesday.

Participants wanted for a fundraising walk

Churches in the Apollo area will sponsor the area CROP walk at 2 p.m. on October 3 on the Roaring Run Trail in Kiski Township.

Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the trail. Walkers and sponsors are needed to help end world hunger.

For any questions or information, contact the coordinator Diane Baer at 724 478-1786. In 2020, over $ 1,000 of the proceeds was donated to the Apollo-Ridge Food Bank.



Today: Arnold No. 2 Auxiliary and Arnold Fireman’s Band will host a 1:30 p.m. Bingo Breakfast at the Arnold Social Center, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $ 6, includes a light lunch and a lapboard. Players must be at least 12 years old.

Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., accepts orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pick-up: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the church social hall. Masks mandatory during pickup. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Today: The Kelly Station Sportsman’s Club will be hosting a Lucky Turkey Shotgun Shooting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the club, 657 Logansport Road. The winners of each round will receive a turkey, ham or a special prize. Ten rounds are shot at 30 yards for $ 3 per round. Limited to .12 and .20 caliber shotguns, the club will provide the cartridges. Food and drink will be sold and club tours and member information will be available.


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


Today: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-Tique Antiques and Collectibles Show will take place from dawn to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed mine site, near Bull Creek Road. Rain or sun. No pets allowed. Spaces: $ 30 per month. Customer parking: $ 3. Details: [email protected] or 724-224-0178

Wednesday: A free introductory fly fishing course will be offered at 7 p.m. at Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road. Must be at least 12 years old. The other classes will take place at 1 p.m. on October 23 and at 7 p.m. on November 17 and December 15. Details: Greg Mix, 724-882-0940


Tuesday: The Astralis trio will perform at 6.30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 125 Park Road. The trio consists of flute, trumpet and harp and will present the world premiere of “Atomic Turquiose”, by Daniel Dorff. Donations will be accepted.


Today: A Homeless Veterans Awareness Day will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Way. There will be food trucks, a silent auction, vendors, a car show and a 50/50 raffle. Music will be provided by John Melnick, Para Bellum, Miss Freddye’s Blues Band and The Shiners. Profits will be donated to the Ride for Homeless Vets. Details: 724-448-6874

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will present a Who Knew? program, “Alle-Kiski Sports Notables,” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. The program will discuss the history of local sport and notable athletes from the Alle-Kiski Valley. Registration and masks compulsory. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section of

Saturday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library sells “Love Your Library” t-shirts at Cost: $ 19.99; youth shirts, $ 17.99. Those who buy a shirt can come from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 25 to the library and dye their shirts. All supplies included. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library and will be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation for Love Your Library month. Details: 724-226-3491

October 3: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a drag queen bingo featuring Miss Thea’s Drag Queens at 2 p.m. at the station, 894 Veterans Way. Doors open at noon and food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost: in advance, $ 30; at the door, $ 35, includes eight regular games and a buffet. There will be a cash bar, specials, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. You must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets: call or text 724-448-8624 or post

November 6: Highlands Marching Band is looking for vendors for an Autumn Craft Show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications: [email protected]

Canton of Indiana

Today: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rural Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, 135 Little Deer Creek Road. Menu: spaghetti, salad, roll and iced tea, lemonade or coffee, $ 10; soup, salad and bun, $ 5; wedding soup, $ 3; meatballs, $ 1.50; soft drinks and bottled water, $ 1. On site or to take away.


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


On Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

December 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for Artisans and Vendors for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Craft Show at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $ 30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for a day; or $ 50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or [email protected] or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

On Monday: The Auxiliary Foreign War Veterans will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall after the banquet.

New Kensington

September 30: St. George’s Orthodox Church is accepting orders for a sale of cooked grape leaves. Cost: $ 12 per dozen, $ 6 for six. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 30 at the church office, 1150 Leishman Ave. Order deadline: September 26. Orders: 724-337-3918

October 9: Table reservations are accepted for a craft and vendor exhibit at the East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $ 10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

October 16: Knead Community Café is accepting space requests from artisans and vendors for a harvest fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Applications: [email protected] or go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the café

Apollo North

October 9: The North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is seeking food truck vendors and basket auction donations for its Food Truck Gathering which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Hall, 311 16e St. Details and applications: Chris at [email protected] or leave a message at the station at 724-478-4260


Today: 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


On Monday: Unity Golden Age Club will meet at noon at Unity Community Church Café, 215 Unity Center Road. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. The program will be “Patriotism in Action”.

Saturday: FallFest 2021 will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Plum Baseball Fields, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. There will be food, craft beer, pony rides and a farmers market. A square of pumpkins for the first 500 children of the borough registered will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations:


Tuesday and September 28: The Springdale Free Public Library accepts reservations for Tuesday story times. Schedule: Read to Me, infants up to 2 years old, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Story Explorers, ages 3 and 4, from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Thusday: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Mystery Lover Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Library, 331 School Street. The selection will be “A Share in Death” by Deborah Crombie. Copies available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729

September 28: The Springdale Free Public Library Tuesday Night Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 331 School Street. The selection will be “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland” by Jim Defede. Copies are available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

October 7: The Springdale Free Public Library is accepting orders for a Fat Cats Subs sale. Varieties: Italian, ham or turkey, $ 9. Order deadline: Wednesday. Pickup: October 7. Orders: 724-274-9729


Today 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.

Wednesday: The Elks will host the bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.


Wednesday: The Vandergrift Public Library will host a home school reunion and focus group at 11 a.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Students of all ages are encouraged to meet other people and learn about library resources. The group plans to meet monthly. Registration required. Registration: 724-568-2212

October 16: A drag queen bingo will be held at 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food and strip tickets. BYOB. You must be 21 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20, includes eight sets and a dauber. CDC guidelines will be followed. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

Western Deer

Today: A spaghetti dinner to benefit Deer Lakes Band Boosters will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Deer Creek Diner, 12 Creighton Russellton Road. On site or to take away. Menu: spaghetti with meatballs, side salad, bun, butter and dessert, $ 10. The Dinner on site option comes with a time slot. Outdoor seating will be available, weather permitting.

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