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The stroller, January 13, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

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Nominations sought for the Alumni Hall of Fame

The Allegheny Valley School District is accepting nominations for its Alumni Hall of Fame.

Applicants can be living or deceased and must have graduated from the district at least 10 years ago or attended a school within the current district boundaries.

Nomination forms are available on the Alumni link on the Community page on the district website, and at the central office and must be postmarked by January 31.

For more information, contact Jan Zastawniak at 724-274-5300 or

Monthly outreach activities in Harrison

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

Do not arrive before 12:45 pm. Free products and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. No income verification required. Masks are mandatory and everyone is welcome.

Reservations are accepted for the free Pot Love dinner

The Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church’s free monthly take-out dinner will begin at noon Saturday at the church, 271 Main Street.

Reservations are required before noon on Friday. There is a limit of one dinner per family member. Those who have reserved will be served first.

The queue will be outside and social distancing will have to be respected. Everyone is welcome. For reservations call 724-845-1901 or email



On Saturday: The Knee High To Nature series at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Crooked Creek will provide the sponsor with a winter science program for elementary school children at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Choose one or the other of the sessions. Reservations required. Reservations:


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

Sunday: Highlands Boys Basketball Boosters bingo will take place at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Hose Fire Hall, 124 Morgan Street. Doors open at noon. Cost: $ 20, includes 20 regular games and five specials with cash prizes. There will be a $ 500 jackpot game, silent auction and sweepstakes. Snacks and drinks will be sold. Tickets: message Pioneer Hose Ladies Auxiliary Brackenridge PA on Facebook.


Friday: A Red Cross community blood drive will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Gilpin Volunteer Firefighters Social Hall at 113 Fire Hall Road. Go to: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD.


Today: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be hosting an adult painting class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. The subject will be a snowman on a winter night. Price: $ 5, includes materials. Reservations required. Reservations:

Friday: Natrona Heights Foreign War Veterans will have a 7 p.m. bingo at the station, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and the end game jackpot.

January 19: A competition will be held at 6 p.m. at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Form a team of up to four family and friends. The winning team will receive a gift card to Dairy Queen. Reservations required. Reservations:

January 22: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be offering a free program, “Take Charge of Your Own Health,” 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online presence also available. Learn all about the Alle-Kiski Health Foundation and how you can take charge of your health in just a few simple steps. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar section at

January 26: Allegheny Valley Community Library’s new Kitchen Sink Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. in the Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. Copies are available at the library. Reservations required. Details and reservations: 724-226-3491 or

Canton of Kiski

January 27: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for baked goods from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach and raisin pies and pumpkin rolls, all for $ 10 ; cinnamon buns with cottage cheese or cream frosting, $ 7.50 for 6; snails, $ 7.50 per dozen; assortment of pies of 4 pies of 4 inches, apple, blackberry, cherry and razzleberry, $ 9.50; and pepperoni rolls, $ 5. Order deadline paid: Saturday. Pick up: January 27. Orders: Morgan King, call or text 724-466-2812.


Today: 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.

On Saturday: The annual Leechburg Elks Hoop Shoot competition will take place at noon in the gymnasium at Leechburg Area High School, Center Avenue. Boys and girls aged 8 to 13 are welcome. Students will be divided into age groups determined by their age as of April 1, 2022. Details: Anthony Shea, 724-842-8071 or

On Saturday: The locker room at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items cost 20 cents each. Customers must wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations are welcome.

January 20: The Leechburg Public Library will be hosting a free movie night, featuring the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library, 139 Market Street. Tickets must be reserved before Saturday. Tickets: stop at the library.

Lower Burrell

On Saturday: A bingo breakfast will be held at 1 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer Street. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games that earn $ 20 each; four specials that win $ 30 each; and a must-have jackpot of $ 100. Details: 724-335-4131.

On Saturday: Veterans of Foreign Wars will perform the Stagger Lee Band from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the station. Members and three guests are welcome.

New Kensington

Today: The new Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Playground, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Public reception. Details: 724-448-7403.

Today: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will be handing out free take-out meals from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Those who pick up meals should respect social distancing when in line.


Today: The Lower Valley Community Food Bank will distribute food from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. from the back entrance of the Springdale Borough building. Do not arrive before 12:45 pm. Anyone in need of food who lives in Springdale, Springdale Township, Cheswick, Harmar and sections of Indiana Township and West Deer with a zip code of 15024 is welcome. New recipients can register on Thursday.

January 19: The 6 p.m. Wacky Wednesday program at the Springdale Free Public Library will celebrate National Popcorn Day with games, crafts and popcorn. Children of all ages are welcome. Registration and masks compulsory. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Township of the Summit

January 23: Table reservations are accepted for an 8:00 a.m. to noon Classic Bike Exchange meeting at the Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Supplier installation will begin at 6:00 a.m. Cost: $ 30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp, 724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.


On Saturday: The cloakroom at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dollar breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon. Details: 724-224-9220.


On Saturday: The Vandergrift No. 1 Fire Department will be holding a 7:00 p.m. bingo at the Fire Hall, 278 Franklin Avenue. The doors will open at 5 p.m. There will be 16 regular and 4 special games and a 50/50 jackpot. Payment to be determined according to the number of players. Light refreshments and drinks will be sold. Details: or Vandergriftvfd1 on Facebook.

January 19: The Vandergrift Public Library will be hosting a meet-up event for homeschooled children of all ages at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

January the 21st : The Vandergrift Public Library and the Kiski Region Youth Network will be hosting a free after hours teenage event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for students in grades 6-12e at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends under adult supervision. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Township of Washington

Friday: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a 7 pm bingo at the Fire Station, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 pm and sales begin at 6 pm. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult.