The Stroller, Jan. 20, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Publicize your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected]. Please include a daytime telephone number.

HOPE Center accepting donations for its SAF-T pet kennel

The Alle-Kiski HOPE Center offers a Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) Kennel to victims of domestic violence who are fleeing abuse with their pets.

The kennel allows families to bring their pets with them safely to an on-site kennel during their shelter stay. Supplies needed include small bowls for cats and dogs, canned cat and kitten food, dry kitten food, small litter boxes, clumping litter, small cat toys, small cat beds, small to medium cat carriers, dog leashes, small to medium dog beds, flea and tick control for cats and dogs and gift cards for PetSmart and Petco. All items should be new.

If you are ordering online, request delivery to 500 E. 8th Ave., Tarentum PA 15084. Supplies can also be brought from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For details, call 724-224-1100.


Allison Park

Friday: The Pittsburgh North chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, 4289 Mt. Royal Blvd. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Fridays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Kathy Bell, 412-855-0578.


Feb. 11: Apollo Memorial Library is sponsoring a Valentine money raffle. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Pick 3 Pa. Lottery number. Cost: $2 per ticket, two numbers on each ticket. Winning number will receive $500 and the numbers one below and one above will each receive $25. Proceeds will benefit the library. Tickets: stop in at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is accepting orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pickup: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks required. Cost: $11 per dozen; 6 for $6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Today: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department will host bingo at 7:15 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road.


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

Jan. 26: The new Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley 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


Today: The free genealogy group at Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.

Today: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free, 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 St. Face masks and social distancing required.

Jan. 29: A concert featuring King Lou Hock and his Flying Circus will be at 6 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds from raffles and basket auction will benefit Pink Day. To donate a basket for the auction, send a private message to Leechburg’s Pink Day 2022 9/17/22 on Facebook.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature DJ Timmy V from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests

New Kensington

Today: Heritage Hospice will host a free Grief Support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 2400 Leechburg Road, building 300. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Details: Amber, 724-334-6600 or [email protected]

Today: New Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will be at 7 p.m. at the aerie, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403.

Today: Knead Community Café in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the café, 1011 Barnes St. This week’s meals were donated in memory of Rose, John and Julia Discello, Ralph Varrato Jr. and Ralph Varrato III. Those picking up meals should observe social distancing while waiting in line.


Today: Parks Township Sportsman Club Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. New members welcome.


Tuesday: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be, “Boys In The Boat,” by Daniel James Brown. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Feb. 13: Springdale High School Prom Committee is accepting basket auction donations for the annual prom fashion show. Details: 724-274-8100.

Summit Township 

Sunday: Table reservations are being accepted for an antique and classic bicycle swap meet set for 8 a.m. to noon at Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Vendor set-up will begin at 6 a.m. Cost: $30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp,724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.


Saturday: Lottery tickets, gratitude hearts and wooden Tarentum cutouts will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Murphy building, 412 Corbet St. Proceeds will benefit Community Library of Allegheny Valley, Harrison. Details: Cindy, 724-612-0076.

Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220


Friday: Vandergrift Public Library and Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6 to 9 p.m. 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.

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

Washington Township

Friday: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company bingo is canceled this week and will resume Jan. 28.