The Stroller, Feb. 12, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Annual Shamrock Shuffle event planned in West Leechburg

The St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shuffle 5K and one-mile Fun Walk will begin at 10 am March 12 at West Leechburg Fire Department Social Hall, 1116 Gosser St.

The course will run through the streets of West Leechburg and return to the fire hall. A virtual option is also available. Check-in begins at 9 am Cost is $25 for the live 5K, and $20 for the live Family Walk and both virtual events.

Participants must register by Feb. 25 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Costumes are encouraged and leashed furry friends are welcome. To register, visit A portion of proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For details, visit

Support available for parents living in recovery

Wesley Family Services in New Kensington will offer a seminar series, “Families in Recovery: Strengthening Connections One Day at a Time,” from 12:30 to 2:30 pm Wednesdays March 2 through April 13 at the Pioneer Building, 1015 Fourth Ave.

The group is for parents and caregivers who are in recovery or experiencing issues with substance abuse. The class is for adults only and masks are required. Lunch will be served at noon.

To enroll, contact Samantha Maggio at 724-217-8306 or



Today: St. Vladimir Church will have a pop-up pierogi sale from 9 to 10:30 am at the church, 1610 Kenneth Ave. Varieties: potato or sauerkraut. Cost: $11 per dozen. Karen’s Cookies will sell cookies and treats.

Today: Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 am to noon at the church. Menu: choice of plain, blueberry, pecan and chocolate chip pancakes or french toast, sausage and drink. Dine in or take out. Cost: $7.50; 12 and younger, $5. Details: 724-339-2377.


Today: Cadogan Community Park Committee will sell 7-layer lasagna dinners from 4 to 6 pm at the township building, 333 First Ave. Menu: lasagna, salad, bread and dessert, $12. Dine in or take out. orders: Jeanne Richardson, 724-902-7156.


Monday: Springdale High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 pm in Cheswick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Masks recommended. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566.


Today: A clothing and toy giveaway will be from 11 am to 3 pm at 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 distribute diapers from 9 am to 1 pm at the church, 926 Painter Ave., and at Sheldon Park, both in Natrona Heights. Recipients must drive up and remain in their vehicles. First-time recipients must provide present their own identification, the child’s birth certificate and a current WIC or SNAP card.

Tuesday : Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host a bedtime story hour for children age 3 to 5 at 9:30 am at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket and stuffed friend. No reservations required. Details: 724-226-3491.

Feb 19: Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd., will offer a free program, “Cooking On a Budget,” at 1 pm in the library and online. Reservations required. Reservations:

Feb. 23: The Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 6 pm at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be, “Delicious! A Novel,” by Ruth Reichl. Online participation available. Details:


Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 pm at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 pm The kitchen will be open.

Monday: Leechburg Public Library Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 pm at the library, 137 Market St. Public welcome.

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

Thursday: Leechburg Public Library will host a free movie night featuring, “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” at 6 pm at the library, 139 Market St. Tickets: stop in at the library by today.

March 17: Leechburg Public Library is conducting a raffle to win one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 Pa. scratch off lottery tickets. Cost: $5, includes two numbers. The winning number will be the 7 pm March 17 Pa. Pick 3 drawing. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.

May 7: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting vendor applications for an outdoor craft show. Cost: $25 for a 12 x 12-foot space. No electricity available. Bring your own table, chairs and tent. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090.

Lower Burrell

Today: The ClothesLine ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be open from 9 am to 1 pm The jewelry room will be open. Cost: clothing, shoes and purses, 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Follow us on Facebook for weather cancellation information.

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the G6 Band from 8 to 11 pm at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Feb 22: Bethel Nursery School, 159 Alder St., will begin to accept enrollment applications for new pupils. There will be no open house. Registration forms will be emailed. Details: 724-339-2764 and leave a message with your email address.

New Kensington

Feb 25: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is accepting orders for Jenny Lee Swirl breads. Flavors: classic cinnamon, cinnamon raisin, cinnamon apple and cranberry swirl, $5 per loaf. Order deadline: Saturday. Pickup: Feb. 25 at Animal Protectors, 730 Church St. orders: form.jotform/com/220054107871145 or Details: Standard, 724-448-5894.

Feb. 26: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is taking orders for a frozen pierogi and stuffed cabbage roll sale. Pick-up will be from 10 am to 5 pm Feb. 26 in the church social hall. Pierogi varieties: cottage cheese with or without sugar, sauerkraut and potato with cheese. Advance orders required. Cost: pierogi, $10 per dozen; stuffed cabbage, 2 for $6, 4 for $12 or six for $18. Order deadline: Friday. orders: Valerie, 724-226-0942 or


Monday: The Mystery Lovers Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 10 am at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “Eight Perfect Murders,” by Peter Swanson. Copies available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Wednesday: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft workshop to make a hydrangea wreath at 1 pm at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: Organizers of the Tarentum Night Market events will host a winter market from 10 am to 2 pm in the Murphy Building, 414 Corbet St. There will be book signings by local authors, and artisan vendors and crafters. For a list of vendors, visit Tarentum Night Market on Facebook.

Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm Details: 724-224-9220.

Tuesday: The CPUser Group computer and technology club will meet at 7:30 pm online at The program will be, “My Favorite Android Apps.” Guests welcome. Guest registration:


Today: Bingo will begin at 7 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 pm The kitchen will be open.

Wednesday: Vandergrift Public Library will host meet-up event for children of all ages who are home schooled at 12:30 pm at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Feb. 18: Vandergrift Public Library and Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6 to 9 pm for students in sixth through 12th grade at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends with adult supervision. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Feb 22: Vandergrift Public Library will host a Board Game Night for students who are in at least fourth grade from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Through Feb. 28: Vandergrift Public Library will have a book sale during operating hours. Fill a grocery store bag provided by the library for $3. DVDs, audio books, CDs and puzzles must be purchased separately. Hours: 1 to 8 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds benefit the library.

Washington Township

Feb 19: A Moonlight Bingo will begin at 7:30 pm at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 pm Cost: $35 includes buffet and drinks. Those attending must be at least 21 years old. Tickets: 724-727-3079 or visit Washington Township VFC – Westmoreland on Facebook.

March 27: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 am to 4 pm at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. Cost: outside 12 x 24-foot space, $25; outside 12 x 48-foot space, $45. Vendor set up will begin at 11 pm March 26. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Food and beverages will be sold inside. Rain or shine. Details: 724-727-3079.

West Deer

March 26: Donations and sponsorships are being accepted by Change For Cancer for a spaghetti dinner planned from 11 am to 7 pm at West Deer American Legion to benefit cancer patient Pete LaCava. Items needed include pasta, spaghetti sauce, bread, rolls, large bags of lettuce, desserts, sugar, bottled water, canned pop, lemonade mix, paper products and gift cards and gift baskets for an auction. Details: 724-994-7646 or

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