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The Stroller, Sept. 8, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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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 facemasks 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.

TryLife Center accepting donations

The TryLife Center in Lower Burrell is accepting donations of gently-used children’s clothing in sizes newborn through 4T, maternity clothes, highchairs, pack n’ plays, walkers and infant seats.

Other items needed include diapers, wipes and bottles. Items that cannot be accepted are toys, books, games, adult clothing, children’s clothing size 5T and larger, used cribs, used car seats and furniture.

Donations should be dropped off from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the red donation door at the center, 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road. Any items left outside of these hours will be exposed to the weather.

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.

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 Rametta Audiology and Hearing Aid Center. Those picking up meals are reminded to observe social distancing while they wait in line.


Allegheny Valley School District

Today: Allegheny Valley School Board will conduct the planning meeting at 7 p.m. online. Access information: avsdweb.org


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, 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 Tuesday. Registration and 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.


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: Arnold Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the public safety building, 601 Drey St. Details: 724-337-4441


Today: Avonmore Council will meet a 7 p.m. in the Civic Center, 423 Westmoreland Ave. Details: 724-697-4415

Burrell School Board

Today: Burrell School Board will conduct the agenda meeting online. Access information: Burrell.k12.pa.us/board


Wednesday: Cheswick Council will hold the caucus meeting at 7 p.m. at the borough firehall, 1411 Spruce St. Details: 724-274-5125

Deer Lakes School District

Today: Deer Lakes School Board will conduct the agenda meeting at 7 p.m. online. Access information: deerlakes.net Audio only: 312-626-6799

East Deer

Wednesday: East Deer Supervisors will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 927 Freeport Road. Details: 724-224-3434


Today: Fawn Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. outside the municipal building, 3054 Howes Run Road. Details: 724-226-0666


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


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


Wednesday: Harrison Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 1 Municipal Drive., Natrona Heights.

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.

Sept. 16: 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

Hyde Park

Today: Hyde Park Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 715 Main St.

Kiski Township

Wednesday: Kiski Township Supervisors will conduct the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737


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.

Leechburg Area School District

Wednesday: Leechburg Area School Board will have the agenda meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 215 First St. Details: 724-842-9681

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: 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.

Sept. 14: 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

Plum School District

Today: Plum School Board will conduct a discussion meeting at 7 p.m. followed by a special voting meeting in the high school library, 900 Elicker Road.


Friday: Glenshaw Century Club is accepting orders for a takeout pasta dinner set for 3 to 7 p.m. at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, 1520 Butler Plank Road. Menu: stuffed shells in marinara sauce, meatballs, tossed salad with homemade Italian vinaigrette, focaccia bread and biscotti. Cost: $15, cash only due at time of pickup. Orders: 412-487-7194 or glenshawcenturyclubinc.@gmail.com. Include name, telephone number, number of dinners and requested pickup time. Proceeds will benefit the Century Club Scholarship Fund.


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. 14: 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

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


Today: Tarentum Council will meet at 6 p.m. online at Zoom.us. Relevant reports, documents and communications to be presented at the meeting as well as access information will be posted at tarentumboro.com

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

Thursday: 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.


Today: Vandergrift Council will conduct the regular meeting online at 7 p.m. at Zoom.us. Meeting ID: 7674634644 Audio only: 408-638-0968

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

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.

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.

Thursday: 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.

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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