The Stroller, Sept. 17, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Leechburg food truck rally to raise money for new river rescue boat

Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host a Food Truck Rally on The River from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the fire company grounds, 268 Canal St., Leechburg.

There will be chuck-o-luck, a 50/50 raffle, a DJ, strip tickets and a touch-a-truck with units from Gilpin, Allegheny Township, Parks Township and Hyde Park fire departments and Lower Kiski Ambulance Service.

Proceeds will benefit the fund for the new river rescue boat.


Free movie in the park scheduled in Plum

A free Movie in the Park will be Saturday evening at the soccer fields at Larry Mills Park, Fontana Drive, Plum.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. The featured film will be, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” rated PG. Bring a blanket or chair or sit in your car.


Free produce distribution set in Natrona

Building Block of Natrona will host its free Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet outreach for residents in need at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona, Harrison.

Patrons should not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Free produce, and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed.

Extra hygiene steps will be taken. Income verification is not required, and everyone is welcome. Face masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.


Calendar

Arnold

Today: A praise and worship service will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the community room of Arnold Towers, 1528 Horne Blvd., Arnold. The Revs. Carmen Butler and Harold M. Mele Jr. will be the speakers. Details: 724-334-1849.

Saturday: Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the church. Menu: plain, blueberry, pecan and chocolate chip pancakes and french toast. Dine in or take out. Cost: $7.50; younger than 12, $5. Details: 724-339-2377

Gilpin  

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

Sunday: 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

Harrison

Saturday: A free clothing and toy distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Word of Faith Christian Fellowship, 42 Chestnut St., Natrona. Incontinence diapers of all sizes will be available.

Leechburg

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

Lower Burrell  

Saturday: Church of God will host a parking lot treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Spaces: $5. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or lbcog@hotmail.com

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. Lower Burrell Lions will be selling brooms. 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 

Today: New Kensington Board of Health will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. in city hall, 301 11th St. Social distancing will be observed.

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 during operating hours.

Oct. 1: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is taking orders for a Fat Cat’s Subs hoagie sale. Varieties: Italian, turkey and ham and cheese. Cost: $8, cash or check payable at pickup. Order deadline is 9 p.m. Sept 27. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the new building, 730 Church St. Orders: tlibengood@animalprotectors.net.

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

Oakmont

Today: Oakmont Zoning Hearing Board will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 767 Fifth St. Details: 412-828-3232

Saturday: Riverside Women’s Association will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1244 Pennsylvania Ave. Rain date is Sept. 26. Proceeds will benefit local club charities and scholarships.

Parks

Today: Parks Township Sportmen’s Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. New members welcome. Details: 724-845-2390 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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

Plum

Saturday: A rummage sale to benefit Plum Community Library will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library meeting room, 445 Center New Texas Road. Details: 412-798-7323

South Buffalo 

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

Springdale 

Sept. 30: Springdale Free Public Library is conducting a bingo fundraiser through Sept. 30. Cards are three for $10 and can be purchased at the library, 331 School St. Stop in participating borough businesses to pull a number for your card. When you get an X, return the card to the library for a thank you gift and be entered into the grand prize drawing. A percentage of proceeds will be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation. Details: 724-274-9729

Tarentum

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.

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

Vandergrift  

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 after 2 p.m.: 724-568-1427

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: Cub Scout Pack 500 of Washington Township will host a Come Try Out the Pack day from 10 a.m. until a closing campfire in Kunkle Park, Washington Township. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are welcome. There will be outdoors activities, GaGa ball, soap box racers, rocket launches and demonstrations. Details: facebook.com/Pack500


  

Cancellations and changes

Apollo

Apollo Area Historical Society has canceled all programs for the rest of the year, including the banquet.

Brackenridge

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

Freeport

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

Saturday: The annual Pink Day festival is canceled.

October: The Halloweenburg Festival is canceled.

Oakmont

Saturday: 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.

Springdale 

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

Tarentum

October: The annual BooFest event is canceled.

November: The annual joint Christmas Parade with Brackenridge is canceled.

Washington Township

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

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