The Stroller, June 19, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


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Apollo-Ridge reschedules kindergarten registration

Registration for children in the Apollo-Ridge School District who will enter kindergarten in the fall has been rescheduled to be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Only one parent may accompany their child. Parents are asked to wear a face mask to the appointment.

Parents who had appointments before the covid-19 shutdown have been rescheduled. Daytime appointments are available Thursday for those who have not yet registered. For an appointment, call Kimberlie Akins at 724-478-6000, ext. 5001.

Springdale Free Public Library planning summer reading and lunch programs

Springdale Free Public Library will offer free lunches for children 18 and younger from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 29 to July 28 at the door 22 entrance of Springdale High School on Colfax Street.

Free summer reading take and make craft kits with activities for a week will be distributed Mondays for children in sixth grade and younger. Those who are not getting lunch can pick up their kits on Mondays at the library, 331 School St.

Registration is required. To register, call the library at 724-274-9729 or message the library Facebook page.

La Roche University plans virtual admission events

La Roche University, McCandless, has virtual admission events scheduled for prospective students.

Summer Night sessions will be at 5 p.m. June 22, 30, July 8, 14, 27 and Aug. 5. There will be virtual tours and admission counselors will discuss the admission process, financial aid, academic programs and study abroad options.

To register, visit

Penn State Extension offers free webinar for non-profits

“Covid-19 and Non-Profits – Impacts and Actions,” will be offered online from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday by the Penn State Extension.

The webinar will provide information about the impacts that the covid-19 pandemic has had, and potentially will have, on non-profit organizations.

Registration is required by Thursday. To register, click here.

Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church plans outdoor worship service

Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, Leechburg, will have an outdoor worship service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company grounds at the bottom of First Street, Leechburg.

There will be a Father’s Day recognition, music, scripture and stories.

Those attending should wear a mask and bring a lawn chair. Social distancing will be observed. Parking will be in the lot. Please do not park between the social hall and the truck facility.

For questions, email or call 724-845-1901.


Buffalo Township

Today and Saturday: A rummage and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 678 Sarver Road.  


Sunday: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-Tique antique and collectible show will be from daybreak to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road. Rain or shine. No pets permitted. Spaces: $30 per month. Parking: $3. CDC requirements will be observed. Details: or 724-224-0178

Wednesday: Fawn Supervisors will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting afterward at the municipal building, 3054 Howes Run Road. Face masks are required, and social distancing will be observed. Comments should be sent to the municipal building or emailed to by today.


The book drop at Community Library of Allegheny Valley is now open. Curbside service will begin Monday.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: A parking lot treasures sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Church of God, 273 Chester Dr. Spaces: $5. Space reservations: 724-335-4422 or

Saturday: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in city hall parking lot, 2800 Bethel St. Face masks are required. Details: 724-339-1452

New Kensington

Saturday: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 750 Church St. Rain or shine.

Saturday and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 25 people can be in the store at one time. Donations are not being accepted at this time.


Saturday: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1261 Pennsylvania Ave., will host a Vitalant blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 724-822-0382 or 877-258-4825 or visit and use group code C5300082.


Saturday: Barbeque dinners will be sold from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at King’s Deliverance Holiness Church, 1007 Custer St., North Vandergrift. Menu: half slab rib meal, 4-bone rib meal, leg/thigh meal, half chicken meal, barbeque slab, hot sausage sandwich and desserts. Sides: seafood salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, green beans and candied yams. Meals include two sides. Cash App info: $kdhcbbq. Advance orders: text Dee, 412-952-7768, Kimberly, 412-585-6497 or Pam, 724-980-6054

South Buffalo

Saturday: South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will host a truck and tractor pull starting at 10 a.m. at the fire hall, 695 Freeport Road. Concessions will be open. Details: or 724-992-2214


Wednesday: Springdale Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a take-and-bake carnival pizza sale. Pick-up: 3 to 6 p.m. in front of the fire hall, 845 Lincoln St. Cost: pepperoni, $10; plain, $9, cash only. Order deadline: 3 p.m. Tuesday. Orders: call or text 724-274-5090

Cancellations and changes


Apollo Area Historical Society museum is closed. The April 5 program about trolleys is rescheduled to be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St.


July 1: The reopening of the Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is postponed until July 1. Details: 724-295-2476

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


Sunday: The Super Bingo at the Veterans of Foreign Wars is canceled. Details: Lorraine, 412-537-5934


Aug. 22: The Wine and Food Festival planned at Burtner House is canceled. No decision on the Harvest Festival has been made yet.


July 30 to Aug. 2: The Fort Armstrong Folk Festival is canceled.


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

Leechburg High School Class of 1953 Reunion planned in June is canceled.

Leechburg High School Class of 1960 Reunion planned for August is postponed until Aug. 7, 2021.


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


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.


The annual Springdale Jubilee, parade and fireworks are canceled.

Springdale High School Alumni Association meetings are suspended until further notice. The Monte Carlo night planned for April 25 has been rescheduled to Oct. 3.

Sept. 12: Springdale Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled the May Cash Bash to be Sept. 12. Current tickets will be honored in September and the Progressive 50/50 will be drawn. Please hold on to your tickets. The fire department thanks you for your understanding and support and urges everyone to stay safe.

Sept. 13: The craft and vendor fair is canceled.


July 3: The Summit Hose Independence Day fireworks are canceled.

West Deer

West Deer Farmers Market is canceled this year.

July 31 and Aug. 1: West Deer Community Days are 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.


Aug. 9: The Festa Italiana is canceled.

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