The Stroller, April 16, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Golf outing and walk to benefit NAMI Butler County

The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) Butler County Golf Scramble and Walk for Mental Health will be May 21 at Bonniebrook Golf Course, 200 Serene Lane, Summit Township.

Check-in and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 am and the shotgun start will be at 10. Cost is $75 per person or $275 for a foursome and includes cart, continental breakfast, hot dog at the turn and dinner. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Walk for Mental Health participants will meet at the course clubhouse and walk the Rails to Trails at noon. For tickets, visit For details, call 724-431-0069 or email Proceeds will benefit NAMI Butler County.

Vendor spaces available for Flea-tique season

The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-tique will begin the season May 15 at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road, Route 28, exit 14 in Fawn.

Flea-tickets will run through October on the third Sunday of the month, rain or shine. Vendors deal only in antiques and collectibles. Spaces are 24 x 20-feet and cost $30 per month or $150 per season reflecting one free month. Hours are dawn to 1 pm

Checks made out to AKVHS can be mailed to 224 E. Seventh Ave., Tarentum PA 15084. For details, call 724-224-0178 or email Proceeds benefit the society’s Heritage Museum and the Tour-Ed Mine Museum.



Wednesday: The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek will offer a workshop to make your own succulent dish garden at 6 pm at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Cost: $30, includes all materials, light snacks and beverages. Reservations required. Reservations by credit card: City Grows, 412-235-7721.

April 23: The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek will offer a hands-on program for families with children who are at least 7 years old, “Leap Into Herpetology,” at 11 am at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Naturalist April Claus will discuss the reptiles and amphibians of Pennsylvania. Donations will be accepted. Reservations required. Reservations:

Buffalo Township

April 28: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 pm at the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664.


April 23: Cadogan Centennial Committee will host a pulled pork sandwich dinner from 4 to 6 pm in the township hall, 333 First Ave. Menu: pulled pork sandwich, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw and dessert, $12. Reservations required by Wednesday. Reservations: David, 724-902-7287 or Jeanne, 724-902-7156.


April 25: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will host a card party and game board social from 6:30 to 10 pm in the church fellowship hall, 610 High St. Cost: $10, includes salad buffet, refreshments and door/table prizes. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Men are welcome to bring their poker friends. Reservations and details: Carol, 724-316-1204.


Tuesday: A Seniors for Safe Driving class will be offered from 9 am to 1 pm at the Harrison High-rise, 2006 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. The class is PennDOT approved and for drivers who are at least 55 years old. Safe drivers can receive a 5 percent discount on auto insurance for three years. Cost: $16. Sponsored by Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso. Details and registration: 724-283-0245 or

Thursday: The PriorityCare program of Allegheny Valley Hospital will host a free seminar, “The Importance of Colorectal Screening: A Surgeon’s View,” at 6 pm in the Charles W. Young Conference Center at the hospital, 1301 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

May 21: Harrison Township Recreation board is seeking owners of commercial and non-commercial vehicles to participate in its third annual touch-a-truck event planned at Highlands High School, Natrona Heights. Details: Natalie Cale, 724-448-6588 or


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: 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.

April 30: A paint night to benefit veterans’ charity Five Forces will be from 6 to 8 pm at Leechburg Volunteer Firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: 4-foot welcome sign, $45; or a noodle board, $65, all supplies provided. BYO drinks. Must be at least 21. Reservations required. Reservations: Jodie, 412-216-9511 or Mandy, 724-882-9852.

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 Clothing Closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 am to 1 pm All items are 20 cents each. Customers should wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations welcome.

Today: The monthly luncheon bingo at the Moose is canceled. The next luncheon bingo will be May 21.

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7 pm in the post banquet room, Wildlife Lodge Road. Volunteers are needed to work the May 7 Poppy Day event. New members are encouraged to attend.

May 5: VCA Valley Veterinary Hospital, 853 Falcon Park Road, Lower Burrell, will host a Vitalant blood drive – for humans – from 2 to 6 pm Wednesday at the hospital. The blood mobile will be on site. Appointments are recommended. Notes: 412-209-7000 or visit and use group code P915.

New Kensington

Today: The River Church will host a Kids Closet clothing giveaway from 10 am to 1 pm at the church, 200 Freeport Road. Donations welcome.

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during open hours only.

April 22: Valley Points YMCA will host a Girls’ Night Out for girls in first through sixth grade from 5:30 to 7:45 pm at the YMCA, 800 Constitution Blvd. There will be dancing, crafts, games, swimming and pizza. Cost: $15 per child; $5 for each additional sibling. Reservations are required by noon Monday and are limited to 25 children. Reservations: or stop in at the YMCA.

May 14: Vendor applications are being accepted by Knead Community Café for an outdoor Mother Nature’s Garden Market at the café. Items must be natural of plant-based products or garden related. Not hot food vendors. Rain or shine. Details and applications:


April 23: Riverside Women’s Association is accepting donations for its annual yard sale. Donations can be dropped off on the porch at 1244 Pennsylvania Ave, Oakmont. Details:

oklahoma borough

April 23: A Family Feud Game Night will be at Oklahoma School House Hall, 171 Thorn St. Doors open at 6 pm The game show host will be Patrick Fisher. Cash prizes. Cost: $20, includes refreshments, food and entry into feud play. Must be at least 21. Tickets and reservations for tables for eight or more: 724-596-7293. Sponsored by North Apollo and Oklahoma volunteer fire departments.


Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a country music jam night from 5 to 8 pm at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public welcome. Details: 724-845-2390.


Wednesday: Plum Community Library will offer a spring craft workshop for adults at 6:30 pm at the library, 445 Center New Texas Road. Make a mini ceramic watering can planter. Reservations required. Reservations:


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

April 23: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a free class on how to use a Cricut machine at noon at the library, 331 School St. Bring your own t-shirt or bag. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

April 25: The Geraldine Yanni Science program at the Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 pm at the library, 331 School St. There will be the year-end party. Children in third and fourth grades welcome. Space is limited. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

April 26: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 pm The selection will be, “The Woman They Could Not Silence,” by Kate Moore. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm A dollar breakfast will be from 8 am to noon. Details: 724-224-9220.

Tuesday: The CPUser Group computer and technology club will meet at 7:30 pm online at The main presentation will be, “Your Digital Legacy,” by Joe Kissell. A will takes care of your physical possessions, but what about your digital life? Anyone with an interest in computers and technology is welcome. Details and guest registration:

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 pm


Mondays: The Chess Club for children in kindergarten through eighth grade at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Mondays April 18 and 25, and May 2 and 9 at the library, 128C Washington Ave. No experience necessary. Chess boards provided. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

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.

April 28: A workshop to make a 15-inch welcome sign will be at 6 pm at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Cost: $40, or $45 for with a custom last name. Paid reservations required by Monday. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Washington Township

Through May 2: A fishing area for children 10 and younger is available on Pine Run in Kunkle Park. Sponsored by the Washington-Bell Lions Club. Thanks to Black Leggs Trout Nursery for supplying the fish and Eagle Scout Jared Burk and other volunteers. Details: 724-727-3515.

May 1: Tickets are on sale for a super bingo at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 11:30 am and bingo starts at 2 pm There will be 24 games with winnings totaling $6,000. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door, includes one card. The kitchen will be open and there will be instant tickets and a 50/50 raffle. Reserved seating available for parties of 6 or more. Tickets: Details:

West Deer

May 7: East Union Presbyterian Church is seeking craft vendors for a craft show at the church, 292 East Union Road. Details: Mary Lynn, 412-767-5750.

West Leechburg

April 28: Rep. Jason Silvis will host a seminar on Pennsylvania’s concealed carry laws and the Castle Doctrine from 6 to 8 pm at West Leechburg Fire Hall, 1116 Gosser St. Representatives from Firearm Owners Against Crime, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office and local and state police will speak and answer questions. The County Sheriff’s Department will issue concealed carry permits. Applicants must be a resident of Westmoreland County and have a valid Pa. driver’s license. Permit cost is $20, cash or check.

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