The Stroller, Aug. 31, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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‘Harwick Remembered’ book on sale at Springdale Library

Springdale Free Public Library is selling copies of the new book, “Harwick Remembered,” by Carroll Gagliardi Lund.

The book includes photographs and interviews with many of the Harwick village people. Cost is $25 plus tax.

To purchase a copy, call the library at 724-274-9729 or stop in at the library, 331 School St., Springdale.

Proceeds will benefit the library.

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank open Wednesday

The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches 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. To make a donation, visit


Allegheny Valley

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. online. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. All meetings will be held online until further notice. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848 or


Wednesday: 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. at the old Stanford lot on Clifford Avenue. Food truck vendors who would like to participate at a future event can email

Sept. 9: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 is accepting orders for a Sprankle’s Hoagie sale. Paid orders are due by Sunday and pickup will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Varieties: baked ham, turkey, roast beef, deli, veggie, all for $7.50; deluxe Italian, $8. Orders: private message on the company Facebook page.

Sept. 12: St. James the Greater Church, 109 Owens View Drive, is accepting applications from vendors for an outdoor flea market and vendor fair. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flea market donations will be accepted until Sept. 8. Registration and questions: Linda Grimm, 724-882-8776


Saturday: Homemade doughnuts will be sold from 6 to 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1721 Victoria Ave. Orders: 724-339-4830

Sept. 11: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for its potato and kraut pierogi sale. Orders will be taken from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday. Pickup will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 in the church social hall. Face masks required at pickup. Cost: $10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257


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


Sept. 18: St. Joseph High School is conducting a $20,000 Super Raffle. Cost: $100 per ticket. Prizes include a $20,000 grand prize, three $1,000 runner-up prizes. Winner need not be present. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets: 724-224-5552 or Proceeds help to keep tuition affordable for students at the school.

Kiski Township

Saturday: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company will host a car cruise from noon to 5 p.m. at the firehall, 1037 Route 56. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 vehicles and trophies will be awarded. Entry fee: $10. There will be food, a silent auction and door prizes. CDC guidelines will be observed. Details: Dan, 724-339-3495


Wednesday: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the museum, 118 First St. All experience levels welcome. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

Sept. 19: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting reservations from food trucks for a food truck rally planned for noon to 6 p.m. at the fire company grounds, 268 Canal St. The event will benefit the new river rescue boat fund.

Lower Burrell

Mondays through Thursdays: American Legion kitchen will be open for takeout orders from members and guests from 3 to 7 p.m. at the post, 1100 Wildlife Lodge Road. Menu: visit Orders: 724-339-9417

New Kensington 

Oct. 24: Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., is accepting applications from crafters and vendors for an outdoor fall harvest fair. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Details: 878-302-3270 or


Today: The Monday Market will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plum Creek Park baseball fields.


Sept. 13: Springdale Recreation Committee is accepting orders for a pepperoni roll sale. Pick up will be Sept. 13 at the borough office. Cost: $12 for a six-pack of rolls. Orders: 724-274-6800 or stop in at the borough office

Sept. 16: The Craft Group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 1 and 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Attend either session. The first project will be to finish the tea cups that were not finished last year. New members welcome. CDC guidelines will be observed. Reservations required. Reservations and information: 724-274-9729


Wednesday: The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Face masks required.


Ongoing: Vandergrift Public Library is conducting a Kid’s Summer Book Sale. Choose a type and theme for your child’s books, fill out an order form and librarians will contact you to go over details, confirm payment and schedule a pickup at the library. Cost: $10 per bag of gently-used books. Orders: 724-568-2212, or visit the library website.


Cancellations and changes

Allegheny Township

Sept. 6 and 7: The annual Labor United Celebration planned for Northmoreland Park is canceled.


October: The Prospect Cemetery annual ghost tours are canceled. Details: 724-224-4552


September: The annual September By the River festival is canceled.

October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled. 


All activities at Burtner House are canceled through the end of the year.


Oct. 3: The annual Oktoberfest at Concordia Lutheran Ministries is canceled. A drive-in fireworks display is still planned. Details will be announced.


Sept. 19: The annual Pink Day festival is canceled.

October: The Halloweenburg Festival is canceled.


Sept. 19: The Fall Festival Street Sale planned by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is canceled.

Riverview Community Action Corp. is closed for all activities except home delivered meals. Questions: 412-828-1062

Parks Township

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.

Washington Township

Sept. 19: The annual Moonlight Bingo at Washington Township Volunteer Firehall is canceled.

Small Acts of Kindness

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