The Stroller, Sept. 1, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Casino Theatre seeking donations

The Casino Theater in Vandergrift is seeking donations to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the theater during the current pandemic.

Since mid-March six shows at the theater have been canceled, but the costs of maintenance and utility bills continue to come in. Revenue lost from these performances could top $25,000.

The theater is marking its 120th anniversary this year and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Donations can be sent to Casino Theatre Restoration and Management, 145 Lincoln Ave., PO Box 202, Vandergrift PA 15690. Contributions are tax deductible.


Free meals and face masks available at Highlands Family Center

Highlands Family Center, Tarentum, will distribute free precooked meals from Eat N Park and fabric face masks from Hanes by appointment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the center, 415 E. Fourth Ave.

Appointments are required. For an appointment, call the center at 724-224-9006. Call as soon as possible. Spots go quickly.


Saxonburg ambulance service conducting subscription campaign

Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Division is conducting its annual subscription campaign for 2020-21. Subscription fees are due by Sept. 15.

Recently, the ambulance service mailed letters to residents in the service area of Saxonburg, Jefferson, Clinton and a portion of Buffalo Township. If you did not receive one in the mail and wish to subscribe, contact the secretary at 724-352-3300.


Knead Community Café to distribute grab and go dinners

Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go dinners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St.

This week’s sponsor is Burrell-New Kensington Rotary. Those picking up meals are reminded to observe social distancing while they wait in line.


Ekastown Road to be closed Wednesday

PennDOT plans to close Ekastown Road in Buffalo Township to traffic from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday between Obringer Lane and Fleming Road to replace a failing pipe.

The suggested detour is take Route 228 to Route 356, to Route 28 to the Millerstown Exit, to Route 908 back to Ekastown Road.

PennDOT requests that the public follow social distancing guidelines and avoid contact with construction personnel.


Salvation Army offers free lunches

The Allegheny Valley Salvation Army and Community Center in Brackenridge offers free grab and go lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in parking lot at the center, 917 Brackenridge Ave.


Calendar

Allegheny Valley

Today: 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 skinger607@dollarbank.com

Apollo

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 apolloevents@gmail.com.

Thursday: Apollo Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the WCTU building, 317 N. Second St.

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

Arnold

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

East Deer

Thursday: East Deer Commissioners meeting is canceled and will be combined with the 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. meeting.

Freeport

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Freeport Area Library will have a liquidation sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Camerlo’s Market, 318 Fifth St. Proceeds will benefit the library.

Gilpin

Thursdays: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department kitchen will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays for takeout food. Menu: visit the department Facebook page. Orders: 724-845-7200, leave a message

Harrison   

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 SaintJosephhs.com. 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

Leechburg

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. Ancestry.com and Newspaper.com 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 facebook.com/post868/. Orders: 724-339-9417

New Kensington 

Thursday: New Kensington Zoning Hearing Board will meet at 7 p.m. to hear an appeal to grant a variance to allow use of 215 Tarentum Bridge Road for a car wash.

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 kneadcommunitycafe.org/events

Springdale 

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

Tarentum

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

Thursdays: Rams Youth Football Association will sponsor a weekly food truck fundraiser with Sonny’s Smorgasbord from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dreshar Stadium, First Avenue. A portion of proceeds helps the association to keep costs affordable for families.

Vandergrift 

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

Sunday and Monday: The annual Labor United Celebration planned for Northmoreland Park is canceled.

Brackenridge

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

Freeport

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

October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled. 

Harrison

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

Jefferson

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

Leechburg

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

October: The Halloweenburg Festival is canceled.

Oakmont

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.

Saxonburg

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.

Springdale 

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.

Tarentum

Today: The Tarentum Council meeting scheduled today is canceled and will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 online at Zoom.us. Details: tarentumboro.com

Washington Township

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


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 vndnews@tribweb.com.

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