The stroller, June 28, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Youth tennis clinics planned for New Ken

The Town of New Kensington Recreation Commission will sponsor a Youth Tennis Clinic July 26-29 at the Valley High School tennis courts, Stevenson Blvd.

Tennis coach and official Rachael E. Link will be the manager. The schedule:

• 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Kindergarten to Grade 3

• 10 to 11 a.m., fourth and fifth year

• 11 am to noon, for grades six to eight.

The cost is $ 40. The clinic will follow CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. To register, call the town hall at 724-337-4523. For any questions, send an email to [email protected]

Free movie offered at Hartwood Acres

The free Allegheny County Movies in the Parks series at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater in Indiana Township will feature the movie “The Croods – A New Age” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The film is rated PG. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.



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. The prizes have been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 jackpot. Do not miss. Details: 724-478-4831

Sunday: 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.

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


Today: The Yarn Friends group of the Allegheny Valley Community Library will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The group is working on covers for Project Linus. New members of all levels and ages are welcome. Registration required. Registration: or 724-226-3491

Tuesday: The free summer children’s play program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together will feature the Kids Club with Miss Jennifer at 12:30 p.m. at the Natrona Pavilion, 10 River Ave. There will be games, prizes, activities, crafts and a story hour. Funding of 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.

July 7: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will sponsor a free performance of the children’s play, “The Rainbow Colored Fish,” by Stage Right at 6:30 p.m. online at Registration required to access information. Registration:


Tuesdays and Thursdays: 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]

July 8: A Seniors for Safe Driving class will be held from noon to 4 pm at the Covenant Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St. The PennDOT approved class and for drivers 55 years of age or older. Safe drivers can get 5% auto insurance discount for three years. Details and registration: 724-283-8845 or


Today: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Today: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through September 6 at Church Sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for all those who have lost important person in their life and needs help coping with grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be respected. Participants can join the group at any session in the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or [email protected]

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

New Kensington

Thursday: 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 liquor store, beer, wine, snacks, bakeware, Igloo cooler, American flags and more . Cost: $ 5. The winner will be drawn Thursday at 6 p.m. 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


Wednesday: The Oakmont Republican Party will meet at Oakmont Tavern, 814 Allegheny River Blvd. Social time will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 a.m. Public reception.


Today: The Monday market will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the baseball fields at Plum Creek Park, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. The sellers change every week.


Wednesday: A bike night to benefit Sponsor the Troops will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Saxonburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 W. Main St. Music will be by Shag Dog Melon Head. There will be food from Fat N Nat and Emporio Meatball, raffles and door prizes. The group’s mission is to provide morale, morale, welfare and recreational items to deployed US troops. Details:


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


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.

Wednesday: 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: 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.


Today: Vandergrift Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 109 Grant Ave. to review a special exemption requested by Allegheny Ludlum for a height variation for the ATI factory. Public reception.

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]

August 31 : Vandergrift Public Library raffles a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $ 1 each or $ 5 for an arm’s length person. The draw will take place on August 31. Tickets: stop at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212


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