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The stroller, January 8, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

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Drive-through food distribution takes place at Pittsburgh Mills on Tuesday

The Alegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be holding a drive-thru food distribution for anyone in need from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the former JC Penney store at the Pittsburgh Mills Galleria, Frazer .

Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Monday to ensure sufficient food is available. To book, visit or dial 412-460-3663, ext. 655. You will need your name, email, postal code, email address, current weekly income and license plate number of the car that will be taking the food.

Individuals must stay in their vehicle. For details, call 724-226-0606.

Pajamas, slippers and socks requested by HOPE Center

The HOPE Alle-Kiski Center is soliciting donations of new pajamas and slippers for men and women and socks for women.

All sizes are required. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the administrative office, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Tarentum. If you are ordering online, request delivery to this address. For details, call 724-224-1100.



Today: A vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. James Church Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776.


Monday: The Springdale High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Cheswick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566.

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Today and Sunday: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be holding a clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of the church, 420 McKinley Ave. Christmas items will be half discounted.


Today: A gift of clothes and toys will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Fellowship, 42 Chestnut St., Natrona. Details: the Rev. Moses S. Simpkins, 412-853-7802.

Today: The Diaper Pantry at Christ Our Hope Anglican Church will be distributing diapers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 926 Painter Ave., and Sheldon Park, both in Natrona Heights. Beneficiaries must drive and stay in their vehicles. New beneficiaries must present their own ID, the child’s birth certificate and a current WIC or SNAP card.

Today: Allegheny Valley Community Library will welcome local author Jennifer Naviglia at 11 am as she reads aloud and answers questions about her first book, “K-9 Merlyn: Police Dog Extraordinaire” in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Reception of children from the 3rd to the 6th year. Face masks and registration required. Registration:

Sunday: The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Council Residence, 28 Garfield Street, Natrona. Cost: $ 6; under 6, $ 3.

Thusday: 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:

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 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. Deadline for paid orders: January 15. Pick up: January 27. Orders: Morgan King, call or text 724-466-2812.


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

Monday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for the winter. To arrange a private tour, email or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

Lower Burrell

Today: The Bethesda Lutheran Church Clothesline Ministry, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The jewelry room will be open. Cost: clothes, shoes and handbags, 25 cents each or 5 for $ 1. Follow us on Facebook.


January 15: 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:

New Kensington

Today and Monday: The community locker room, located at 1129 Kenneth Avenue, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family clothes, shoes, handbags and linens are available. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during opening hours only.


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.


Today: The cloakroom at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Sunday and Tuesday: 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.


Today: Bingo for veterans of foreign wars is canceled.

Wednesday : The Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., will be hosting toddler free time for children ages 4 and under at 11 a.m. at the library. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.