The Stroller, June 27, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Dynamic Community Foundation plans golf outing

A golf outing to benefit Dynamic Community Foundation, Freeport, will be Aug. 27 at Birdsfoot Golf Club, 225 Furnace Run Road, South Buffalo.

Check-in will be at 1 pm The event will be a 4-man scramble and a shotgun start will be at 2 pm Cost is $75 per golfer if paid by Aug. 1 and includes dinner, beer, beverages and hot dogs. After that date the cost is $80.

There will be skill games and a $10,000 hole-in-one jackpot. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner for $25.

For details, call 724-295-5500 or email

Free movie series set Monday at Hartwood Acres

The free Allegheny County Family Fun Drive-In movie series Monday at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater will feature the movie, “American Underdog,” rated PG.

Gates open at 7:30 pm and the show begins at dusk. Gates close when the movie starts. When the parking area fills up, a notice will be posted on the Allegheny County Parks Facebook page. Capacity is limited to the first 300 vehicles.



Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will host bingo at 7 pm at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 pm Details: 724-478-4831.

Thursday: Apollo Memorial Library is selling raffle tickets for a basket of scratch-off tickets and history items. Cost: $1 for 1; $3 for 5; and $5 for 10. The drawing will be June 30. Tickets: Stop in at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.


July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a flea market planned from 8 am to 4 pm at the Arnold Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 social hall, 1702 Fifth Ave. Set up will begin at 6 am Cost: $10 for two tables. Details: Jim Duncan, 724-754-7666.


Wednesday: Al-Anon will meet at 8 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

East Vandergrift

July 3 and 4: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets to win $1,000 cash and a $200 gift certificate to Naser Foods. Cost: $10 per ticket that has two numbers. Winning numbers will be the first officially drawn 7 pm Pa. Lottery Daily Pick-3 number on July 3 and 4. Each day’s winner will receive the cash and a gift certificate. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186 or after Mass in the church vestibule.

Ford City

July 16: Tickets are on sale for the Ford City Community Kennywood picnic at Klingensmith Drug Stores in Ford City, Kittanning and West Kittanning. Cost: $28 for a FunDay Pass. Passes can also be used weekdays through Aug. 19. An extra $10 fee will be charged to use the tickets on weekends through Aug 19. Bus tickets for the day of the picnic are also available for $8. Details: 412-389-8366.


Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 pm Cash only. Donations of summer clothing, shoes, bedding and purses welcome. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095.


Today: The free summer children’s playground program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together Association will present a reading program and bookmark games at 12:30 pm at the park pavilion.

Today: The Outside the Lines Adult Crafting Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 5:30 to 7 pm at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The group project will be a personalized flower pot. Join the group project or bring your own. New members of all skill levels welcome. Reservations and supply list: or 724-226-3491.

Tuesday: The free summer children’s playground program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together Association will present a reading program with a craft and games at noon at the park pavilion.

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 to 4 pm Masks required. Clean spring and summer clothing in all sizes is needed. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the front porch. Do not place donations in the blue bins behind the church.

Wednesday: Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 pm at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Pull into the center parking lot and food will be placed into your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Wednesday.

July 31: A purse bash to benefit Robin’s Home charity that provides help to low income women veterans and their children will be at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11 am, lunch will be served at 12:30 pm and bingo begins at 1 pm Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door; includes lunch. There will be a cash bar, pull tab tickets, a silent auction, pick from the table and raffles. Tickets: 724-904-7649.


Today: 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.

July 10: Team registrations are being accepted for the Shawn DesLauriers Bocce Tournament set for noon at the Marconi Club, River Avenue. Team fee: $300. There will be a basket raffle, food and a 50/50. Proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in DesLauriers’ name. Details: Dan Swartz,

Lower Burrell

July 25 to 29: Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder St., will have vacation Bible school, “Rocky Railway,” from 9:30 am to noon for children age 4 to those who have completed fifth grade. Donations will be accepted. Reservations:


July 6: Lenape Tech Adult Education will host a free adult student information night from 5 to 6 pm in the school cafeteria, 2215 Chaplin Ave. Sample programs include HVACR fast track, welding fast track, CDL, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician and online learning. Funding providers will be on hand. Reservations required by June 30. Reservations: 724-763-5916 or

New Kensington

Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday and noon to 2 pm Tuesday. Items available include clothing for all members of the family, shoes and linens. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during business hours.

saturday : Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is conducting a raffle to win four tickets to the July 31 Pittsburgh Pirate game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies, a parking pass and barbeque supplies. The drawing will be at 2 pm July 2 on Facebook Live. Cost: $10 each. Tickets:

July 17: Peoples Library is conducting a basket raffle to benefit the library. Baskets will be displayed tonight at the New Kensington library, 880 Barnes St., during June Fridays on Fifth celebration and at the library book sale. Photographs of the baskets will be available at the Lower Burrell library, 3052 Wachter St.. The drawing will be July 17. Cost: $5 each. Tickets: at both libraries.


Tuesdays: Taking Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 6 pm at Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Monthly dues: $5; first meeting is free. Details:

Tuesday: The Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band will perform at 8 pm at the Elks, 106 Washington Ave. Admission: $10.

July 31: Reservations are being accepted for the Kerr Museum Victorian Bridal Luncheon set for 12:30 pm at Oakmont Country Club. Hats and fascinators welcome. Cost: $75. Reservations required by July 22. Reservations: 412-826-9295.


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

Tuesday: A free outdoor storytime for children age 3 to 5 will be at noon near the water play area of ​​Riverview Memorial Park, First Avenue. Bring a blanket or chair. Sponsored by Community Library of Allegheny Valley. Weather permitting.

Wednesday: The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm in the upper parking lot at First United Presbyterian Church, 913 Lock St.

Wednesday: BridgePointe Church will have its free children’s summer reading program from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the church library, 400 E. Ninth Ave. Lunch and a snack will be served. Details: 724-671-7580.

Wednesday: The Elks will host bingo at 6:30 pm at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 to 8:30 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Sept. 8 to 10: Summit Hose Co. is accepting crafter and vendor applications for its Fall Festival. No food vendors, please. Details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or


Tuesday: The YoYos Needles Art group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 5:30 to 7 pm in the library reading room, 128C. Washington Ave. Please note the new date and time. All skill levels welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212.

Thursday: St. Gertrude Church will sell frozen meatballs and spaghetti sauce from 4 to 6 pm by curbside pickup at the church social hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Cost: sauce, $7 per quart; meatballs, six for $3. Please enter the driveway above Sandra Lynn’s Dance School and follow the arrows to the church basement doors. Items will also be available after the Saturday and Sunday Masses at the church while supplies last.

Through Thursday: The Books & More Store at Vandergrift Public Library will have a $3 bag sale. Bags provided by the library. Items individually priced will include puzzles, DVDs, audio books and CDs. 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

Wednesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6 pm at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380.

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