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The Stroller, Sept. 10, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Free milk product distribution scheduled in Allegheny Township

A free drive-through dairy product distribution will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Allegheny Plaza, 500 Hyde Park Road, Allegheny Township, next to Big Lots.

Recipients should drive up, remain in their vehicle and boxes will be loaded into the car’s trunk. No registration is required. Service will be first come, first served, one box per family.

The event is sponsored by Harvest Community Church, Harrison, in conjunction with Marburger Dairy, the USDA Food and Drug Administration, local dairy producers and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. For details, visit harvestpa.org or call the church at 724-548-5643.

Apollo museum hosts exhibit about women’s suffrage

Apollo Area Historical Society, 317 N. Second St., Apollo, is hosting a new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives. “Rightfully Hers,” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 16 and then resume in the spring when the museum reopens. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Harrison diaper pantry plans monthly drive-up distribution

The Diaper Pantry at Christ Our Hope Anglican Church, Harrison, will distribute diapers 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 926 Painter Ave., and at Sheldon Park, both in Natrona Heights.

Recipients must drive up and remain in their vehicles.

First-time recipients must still provide present their own identification, the child’s birth certificate and a current WIC or SNAP card.

PennDOT announces work in Winfield

PennDOT crews will be working on Winfield Road in Winfield this week.

Crews will replace a failing pipe on the section of road between Stoney Hollow and Brose roads. All work will be done as weather permits.

Motorists including heavy truck traffic should use Clearfield Road to Mushroom Farm Road to State Route 422 to Route 356.

‘The Goonies’ to be screened at Hartwood Acres

The free Allegheny County Family Drive-in Movie Saturday in the Hartwood Acres Amphitheater will be, “The Goonies,” rated PG.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. There is a 300-vehicle limit, first-come, first served. Refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.



Friday and Saturday: Apollo will have cleanup days for borough residents who have paid up garbage bills from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the borough garage, First and Railroad streets. Materials that will not be accepted: electronics, tires, batteries, paint, hazardous materials, building materials and appliances.

Saturday: St. James the Greater Church, 109 Owens View Drive, will have an outdoor flea market and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions: Linda Grimm, 724-882-8776

Sept. 26: Apollo Area Historical Society will celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary at a dinner at 6 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 214 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a catered dinner will be followed by a video presentation of highlights of the group’s first 50 years. Cost: $15. Tickets: stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the society, 317 N. Second St. or send a check payable to Apollo Area Historical Society to AAHS, PO Box 434, Apollo PA 15613.

Apollo-Ridge School District

Today: Apollo-Ridge School Board will conduct a special meeting for general purposes at 6:30 p.m. online at Zoom.us. Access information: apollo-ridge.com


Friday: 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. Pickup will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday in the church social hall. Face masks required at pickup. Cost: $10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257


Today: 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

Sept. 20: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a takeout chicken dinner. Pickups will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Cost: $10. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: 724-845-7200


Saturday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host a Love Your Library Day for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children can stop by the library lobby and pick up a free book, take home activity and entry for a coloring contest. Deadline to return contest entries is Sept. 26. Details: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org

Wednesday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host a free online presentation, “The Magic of Doc Dixon,” at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.us. Registration required. Registration: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org


Saturday: The Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Face masks and social distancing required.

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 

Saturday: The ClothesLine ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be outdoors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. There will be an end of summer/back to school sale and clothing, purses and shoes will cost 10 cents. Some Halloween items available. Face masks and social distancing are required. The number of people admitted at one time may be limited. Cancellation details: ClothesLine on Facebook.

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

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: facebook.com/post868/. Orders: 724-339-9417

New Kensington 

Saturday: Garbage pickup scheduled for Friday will be picked up Saturday in the city due to the Labor Day holiday.

Saturday and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 25 people can be in the store at one time. Donations welcome only hours during operating hours.

Monday: New Kensington Council has rescheduled the Sept. 7 meeting to be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 online at Zoom.us. Meeting ID: 750 212 0247, password 5T9MV5. Audio only: 929-205-6099 with password 579972 Details: 724-337-4523 or cityclerk@newkensington.org

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


Friday: A takeout fish fry will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Parks Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1119 Dalmation Drive. Menu: Fish sandwich or chicken strips, fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and drink, $10. Orders: 724-567-5517


Saturday: A takeout chicken dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company, 155 Pittsburgh St. rear. Menu: half chicken, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw and roll. Cost: $12. Orders: 724-352-9948, on Saturday or at time of pickup.

South Buffalo 

Saturday: A takeout fish dinner will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Hall, 100 Firehall Road. Menu: fish sandwich, shrimp and chicken dinners, all $9, include roll, fries and coleslaw; fish sandwich with chips, $6; haluski and macaroni and cheese, $2; bake sale. No substitutions please. Orders: 724-295-2928

Oct. 10: South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual purse bash at 2 p.m. at the firehall, 695 Freeport Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $30, includes food and water. All other drinks BYOB. Only 250 tickets will be sold. There will be a basket raffle, bingo, 50/50, early bird specials and raffles for other purses. Tickets and details: call or text 724-355-3555


Monday: The Mystery Lover’s Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “The Wife,” by Alafair Burke. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Wednesday: 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


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

Friday: Tarentum Book Club will meet at the home of Linda Gibson. Pat Henry will lead the discussion of the book, “Blood on the River,” by Elisa Carbone. Hostesses will be Barb Reuning, Peggy Bonfiglio and Debbie Fugate.

Saturday: Bethel AME Church will sell takeout barbeque rib dinners from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, 250 Seventh Ave. Menu: ribs, baked beans, potato salad, corn on the cob, bread and dessert. Cost: $15. Face masks and social distancing required at pickup. Details: 724-224-2417

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220


Monday: A community Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room at the Masons, 113 Washington Ave. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org

Fridays and Saturdays: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will sell takeout food from 1 to 8 p.m. at the post, 141 Sumner Ave. Curb-side delivery available. Members welcome to dine in. Menu: visit the post Facebook page. Orders: 724-568-1427, after 2 p.m.

Sept. 30: Vandergrift Public Library is having a book sale through Sept. 30 at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Cost: $3 per Giant Eagle bag; used puzzles and audio books, $1. Details: 724-568-2212

Washington Township

Saturday: The annual cleanup day for township residents with ID will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the road department maintenance building, 3788 Route 66. Two truck loads per household permitted. Residents must unload their own vehicles. Items that will not be accepted: liquids, paints, chemicals, hazardous materials, electronics, televisions, appliances containing Freon, batteries, tires and household garbage.

Today: Washington Township Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. in the township office, 285 Pine Run Church Road. Details: 724-727-3515


Cancellations and changes


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.


Saturday and Sunday: The Saxonburg Festival of the Arts is canceled.


Oct. 3: The Monte Carlo Night planned by Springdale High School Alumni Association is canceled. Association meetings are suspended until further notice.

Sunday: The craft and vendor fair is canceled.


October: The annual BooFest event is canceled.

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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