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Public welcome to view meteor showers at Harrison Hills Park
Friends of Harrison Hills Park welcomes the public to view the Perseid Meteor Shower from 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesday at the park in Natrona Heights, Harrison.
Park rangers will be on hand to teach about meteor showers and answer questions. Bring a blanket or chair.
Allegheny County to place rabies vaccines
Allegheny County will continue to place rabies vaccine baits across the county, especially in parks.
The baits will be delivered both by hand from ground vehicles and by helicopter. Helicopters will fly in north-south transects that do go over residential areas. As the transects are close together to ensure sufficient baiting, residents may see the helicopters moving slowly over the same area multiple times within a short period of time. Helicopter baiting will begin today and run through Aug. 17
Residents should keep dogs on a leash and not allow them to eat the bait. Bait will not harm your dog but may cause an upset stomach and/or diarrhea if they eat too many. If bait must be moved, use a latex glove or plastic bag to touch it.
For details, call 877-722-6725 or 412-350-4046 or visit www.achd.net/raccoon/.
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank accepting donations
The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank is accepting donations.
To contribute, send a check to AVAC, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1524 or visit avaoc.org.
The food bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Harrison. Food will be bagged in advance and placed into vehicles.
Food truck event planned Wednesday in Apollo
The Wheel Good Wednesday food truck event sponsored by the Apollo Events Committee and Apollo Area Historical Society will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the old Stanford lot on Clifford Avenue.
This week’s truck lineup includes Kaczor Ravioli Co., Revival Chili, Wine O’Clock Somewhere, Tommy’s Catering, Rollin Up, Frank’s Red Rocket and Kona Ice.
Food truck vendors who would like to participate at a future event should email email@example.com.
Tuesday: Arnold Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. in the public safety building, Drey Street, regarding the 2020 Community Development Block Grant program. The regular council meeting will be afterward. Details: 724-337-4441
Wednesday: Buffalo Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. via videoconference. Access information: BuffaloTownship.com
Aug. 27: Zion United Methodist Church, 438 Bear Creek Road, will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at the church family life center. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button at Vitalant.org and use group code C664
Burrell School District
Tuesday: Burrell School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 7 p.m. online. Access information: district website
Deer Lakes School District
Tuesday: Deer Lakes School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 7 p.m. online at Zoom.us. Access information: Deerlakes.net
Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. at the church. Cash only. Donations must be laundered. Details: 724-295-2476
Tuesday: Hyde Park Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the borough office, 715 Main St. Bids will be opened for Phase 1 of the 2020 First Avenue Storm Water System Improvement Project will be opened.
Tuesday: Indiana Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the township building, 3710 Saxonburg Blvd.
Aug. 16: Rural Ridge Volunteer Department is accepting orders for a barbeque chicken dinner set for noon to 5 p.m. at the firehall, 135 Little Deer Creek Road. Dine in or takeout. Menu: half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. Cost: $12. Debit cards accepted. Orders: 724-265-4000 or send an instant message on the department Facebook page.
Kiski Area School District
Wednesday: Kiski Area School Board will conduct the information meeting at 7 p.m. via teleconference. The agenda will be posted on the district website. Access information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-842-0457.
Tuesday: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Marianna’s Hoagie and Pizza sale. Orders and payment are due by Tuesday. Delivery will be Aug. 19. Hoagies are 14 inches and varieties are Italian, ham and Swiss, turkey, All-American and ham club. Pizzas are 12 inches in diameter and varieties are pepperoni, cheese, white and meat supreme. Cost: hoagies and pizzas, $9 each. Orders: Jan, 724-664-8751
Wednesday: Kiski Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the township building, 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737
Leechburg Area School District
Wednesday: Leechburg Area School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 215 First St. Face masks and social distancing required.
Aug. 29: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is taking reservations from food trucks for a rally planned for 4 to 9 p.m. at the fire hall, 311 16th St. Reservations: email@example.com
Plum School District
Tuesday: Plum School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 7 p.m. followed by a special voting meeting in the high school library, 900 Elicker Road.
Aug. 21: Glenshaw Century Club is accepting orders for a takeout chicken dinner set for 3 to 7 p.m. at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, 1520 Butler Plank Road. Menu: marinated grilled boneless chicken breast, rice pilaf, six-bean salad, tossed salad with homemade Italian vinaigrette, roll and butter and a brownie, $15, cash only. Payment is due at time of pickup. Orders: Edie, 412-487-7194 or glenshawcenturyclubinc.@gmail.com. Include name, telephone number, number of dinners and requested pickup time. Order deadline: noon Aug. 19. Proceeds will benefit the Century Club Scholarship Fund.
Wednesday: The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the intersection of Lock Street and 10th Avenue. Face masks required.
Cancellations and changes
Aug. 14 to 30: Performances of the play, “Baboon,” at the Freeport Theatre Festival are postponed.
Sept. 6 and 7: The annual Labor United Celebration planned for Northmoreland Park is canceled.
Aug. 28: The Butler High School Class of 1970 reunion is canceled and rescheduled to be the weekend of Aug. 28, 2121, at Butler Country Club. There are plans for a neighborhood night and golf outing.
Aug. 29: The Armstrong County Labor Day Parade and Ethnic Feastival are canceled.
September: The annual September By the River festival is canceled.
October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled.
Aug. 22: The Wine and Food Festival planned at Burtner House is canceled. No decision on the Harvest Festival has been made yet.
Sept. 19: The annual Pink Day festival is canceled.
Today: Lower Burrell Council meeting is canceled.
Riverview Community Action Corp. is closed for all activities except home delivered meals. Questions: 412-828-1062
Oct. 3: The Cash Giveaway Bash sponsored by Upper Burrell and Parks volunteer fire companies is canceled.
Sept. 12 and 13: The Saxonburg Festival of the Arts is canceled.
The weekly Mingle on Main events are canceled. Refunds will be sent to vendors who signed up.
Oct. 3: The Monte Carlo Night planned by Springdale High School Alumni Association is canceled. Association meetings are suspended until further notice.
Sept. 12: Springdale Volunteer Fire Department has canceled the Cash Bash. The 50/50 Progressive Raffle tickets dated May 9, 2020 will be drawn on Sept. 12. The fire company thanks everyone for their continued support during this trying time.
Sept. 13: The craft and vendor fair is canceled.
West Deer Farmers Market is canceled.
Aug. 28: The West Deer Police Benefit Golf Scramble that was to be May 1 is rescheduled to be Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh North Golf Course, Richland Township. Cost: $85 per golfer. Registration form: click here.
Small Acts of Kindness
Did your neighbor call and check on you, or bring a face mask or groceries? The Stroller wants to recognize those around us who are performing small acts of kindness for others during this stressful time. Send a short, one-paragraph note highlighting someone and how they helped you, your family or your organization to The Stroller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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