The stroller, June 22, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Plum Summerfest for Larry Mills Park

The annual Plum Summerfest will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Larry Mills Park.

There is a limited number of parking spaces in the park. Free round-trip transportation will be available from Amplify Church, 9400 Saltsburg Road.

Rides will be $ 20 for an all-night wristband or $ 3 for a one-way ticket. The Zambelli fireworks will take place on Saturday evening.

Distribution of free Salvation Army meals offered on Thursday

The Salvation Army and Allegheny Valley Community Center in Brackenridge offers free on-the-go lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the centre’s parking lot, 917 Brackenridge Ave.

Daniels and McClain to perform at Tarentum concert

The Tarentum Summer Concert Series will feature Daniels and McClain in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Carl J. Magnetta Jr. Memorial Amphitheater at Riverview Memorial Park with the band American Pie.

The Snack Shack opens at 6 p.m. The concerts are sponsored by Tarentum Recreation Board.


Allegheny Valley School District

Today: The Allegheny Valley School Board will hold the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Acmetonia Elementary School Forum, 300 Pearl Avenue. Public reception.


Wednesday: The Wheel Good Wednesday food truck event, sponsored by the Apollo Events Committee and the Apollo Area Historical Society, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the former Stanford Field on Clifford Avenue. Food truck vendors who wish to attend a future event should send an email to [email protected]

Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be having a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Prizes have been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 jackpot to be won. not to miss. Details: 724-478-4831

4th July: St. James Parish sells raffle tickets to win a propane barbecue, metal fire pit and gift cards to Naser Foods, Held’s Shop n Save and Rukas Beverage. Cost: $ 10 for two issues. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, in the hall of the church after masses and at the parish office

July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. James Parish Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. All sellers are needed. Cost: $ 20; without electricity, $ 15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776


Wednesdays : Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10e Ave. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.

Thursday: The bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Township of Buffalo

Wednesday: The Herbal Thymes Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, 438 Bear Creek Road. Erica Peiffer will discuss the gardens cultivated by gnomes. Details: Kathy, 724-335-5287

Thursday: Zion United Methodist Church will be holding a community blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Family Life Center Church, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Donated blood is tested for covid-19 antibodies. Bring ID. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit and click the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Look for the group code C664.


Thursday: The Pittsburgh Shrine Center will present a free outdoor concert featuring the Soulful Femme group from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. undercover at the center, 1877 Shriners Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seats and tables provided. Food and drinks will be sold. No food and drink outside, please.

Free port

Wednesday and Saturday: The clothing ministry of the Freeport United Methodist Church thrift store, 211 Fourth Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Cash only. Donations should be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095

Thursdays : The Freeport Food Truckin ‘will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laube Hall car park. Vendor Fee is $ 25 for the first week and $ 50 for each additional week and will benefit the Restore Freeport Community Park. Details: Jackie, 724-234-9373


Thursday: The Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a 7:15 p.m. bingo at the Fire Hall, 113 Firehall Road.


Today: The Burtner House Restoration Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights. Please note the date change for this month only.

Wednesday: The free summer children’s play program sponsored by the Natrona Comes Together association will have arts and crafts time with Allison at 12:30 p.m. at the Natrona Lodge, 10 River Ave. Funding for programs provided by PNC Charitable Trusts. Details: Pat, 724-224-7599

Wednesday: The Agape thrift store at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks required.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Stop in the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered should come from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Today and Thursday: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Alternative times available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or [email protected]


Wednesday and Saturday: Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Details: [email protected]

Thursdays :A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free and confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 , Main Street. Masks and social distancing required.

Lower Burrell

June 28: Veterans of the Foreign Wars are running a voting program for members until June 28 regarding smoking allowed in the post. Ballots are available in the canteen. Members are invited to participate.

New Kensington

Thursday: The new Kensington Eagles auxiliary bingo will take place at 7 p.m. at the airfield, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open with new selections. Social distancing will be respected and masks are mandatory except for eating. Public reception. Details: 724-448-7403

Thursday: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will be offering free take-out dinners from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals are sponsored by an anonymous donor. Meal pickers are reminded to observe social distancing while in line.

Saturday: The People’s Library will be offering an online program, “Bringing Nature to Your Garden,” with the Allegheny Land Trust’s Senior Director of Education and Curriculum at 11 a.m. on Learn how to make your garden an oasis for wildlife. Access Info: ID 875 4000 9179

1st of July: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley sells tickets for 4e of the July raffle. Prizes: Gift cards to Olive Garden or Longhorn Steak House, Sheetz and the Wine and Spirits store, beer, wine, snacks, bakeware, Igloo cooler, American flags and more. Cost: $ 5. The winner will be drawn at 6 p.m. on July 1 on Facebook Live. Tickets and full price list:

July 10: A cornhole tournament to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling will begin at noon at The Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be cash prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Registration fee: $ 50 per team. Registration: JB Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867


Thursday: The Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a bingo at the Fire Station, 415 Old Abers Creek Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Details: under the weekly bingo tab.


July 19: Springdale Free Public Library’s Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for Grades 3 to 6 will meet at 6 p.m. at the Library at 331 School Street. The theme for each evening will be STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729

1st of July: The Springdale Free Public Library is accepting registrations for a free kids’ lunch program that runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays starting July 1. Children 18 and under are eligible. Details and registration: 724-274-9729


Today: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays : The Tarentum Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the First United Presbyterian Church, 913 Lock Street.

Wednesday: The Elks will host the bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.

Wednesdays : BridgePoint Church, 400 E. Ninth Ave., will offer Stop, Drop and Read for children from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until June 30 at the church. There will be a story hour, crafts and a free lunch.


Thursday:St. Gertrude’s Church will sell frozen meatballs and spaghetti sauce from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. by curbside pickup at the church’s social hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Cost: sauce, $ 7 per liter; meatballs, six for $ 3. Please enter the alley near the Sandra Lynn Dance School and follow the arrows to the social hall door. Items will also be available after Saturday and Sunday church masses while supplies last.

Thursday: The Farmers Market will be open from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details:

July 10: A children’s vendor show to benefit pediatric cancer research will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. This is an event organized by children, for children to support children. Vendors can offer any type of merchandise suitable for children. Cost: $ 40; children’s vendors, $ 20. Applications: [email protected]


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