The Stroller, March 19, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Evening of Celtic music planned at Concordia Lutheran Ministries

Concordia Lutheran Ministries will host an evening of Celtic folk music by singer and songwriter Steel Clover at 7 p.m. March 29 in the Haven III dining room, 160 Marwood Road, Jefferson.

Tours of the facility will be available at 6 p.m. and there will be a reception after the concert. Reservations are required. For reservations, call Kassie Walker at 724-352-1571, ext. 8273 or [email protected].

Pysanky eggs, baked goods needed for sale to aid Ukrainian refugees

The Catholic churches of Ford City will sell pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs and baked goods after worship services April 9 and 10 to benefit Ukrainian refugees.

Volunteers are needed to donate the decorated eggs or ethnic Eastern European baked goods. Proceeds will be donated through the Diocese of Greensburg and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Parma. For details, email [email protected].

Religion Digest

Grief support group offered in Leechburg

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will sponsor a GriefShare support group for anyone who has lost a loved one from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays March 21 to June 6 in the church sanctuary, 358 Main St.

There will be video presentations, group discussion and some take-home workbook exercises. Masks will be required, and social distancing observed. Participants can join at any session of the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or email [email protected].

Mass for Ukraine set Tuesday

The Addolorata Society of Mt. St. Peter Church, New Kensington, will sponsor a Mass for Ukraine at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 100 Freeport Road. All are welcome.



Today: Apollo Area Historical Society will host a St. Patrick’s Day Flood walk at 1 p.m. at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St. In case of inclement weather, there will be an indoor program at 2 p.m.

East Vandergrift  

April 1: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets for a half a cow, a 15.5-cubic foot freezer, a $200 gift card to Rukas Beverage, a $100 gift card to Naser’s Foods, and a $100 gift card to Lackey’s Dairy Queen. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. April 1 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, at 724-859-3186, or after Mass in the church vestibule.


April 5 and 6: Christ the King Church is taking orders for their home-baked nut, poppy seed and apricot rolls and Paska Easter bread. Rolls are $12.50 and order deadline is March 21. Pick-up will be from noon to 5 p.m. March 30 and 31. Paska are $7.50 with raisins, $7 without raisins, and orders are due March 28. Pick-up will be from noon to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6. Orders: 412-549-1583 or 724-309-1976.


Today: Building Block of Natrona will host its free Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet outreach for residents in need at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Free produce and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed, first come, first served, until supplies run out. No income verification required. Masks are optional and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday: The PriorityCare program at Allegheny Valley Hospital and Natrona Heights Women’s Health will offer a program at 2 p.m. on the MonaLisa Touch medical procedure in the Charles W. Young Conference Center at the hospital, 1301 Carlisle St. Reservations required. The procedure is used to address issues associated with menopause. Reservations: 724-226-7339.

March 26: Faith Lutheran Church, 1500 Broadview Blvd., will host a class at 11:30 a.m. to learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating known as Pysanky. Cost: $25, includes supplies and lunch. Reservation deadline: Thursday. Reservations: Mary Lou, 724-224-4237.

April 3: A super bingo to benefit local veterans in need will be at 2 p.m. at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Cost: $40, includes package and lunch. Non-smoking venue. Tickets: Lorraine, 412-537-5954 or 724-904-7649, or at the post.

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 [email protected].

Kiski Township

April 30: Apollo Kiski Little League is accepting space reservations from vendors for Opening Day festivities. Cost: $20 per space. Details: Jen Lang, 724-448-3691.


Today: Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church will have its free takeout monthly Pot Love Dinner at noon at the church, 271 Main St. Reservations deadline is noon Friday. There is a one dinner per family member limit. Those with reservations will be served first. Line-up will be outside and social distancing must be observed. Everyone is welcome. Reservations: 724-845-1901 or email [email protected].

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

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. 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 winter. To arrange a private tour, email [email protected] or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

Tuesday: Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., will host a dental hygiene program at 6 p.m. for children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-236-0080.

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: A luncheon bingo will be at 1 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games that win $20 each; four specials that win $30 each; and a $100 must-go jackpot. Details: 724-335-4131.

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature karaoke with DJ Zombie from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Sunday: A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit Tri-City Soccer will be from noon to 6 p.m. at Lower Burrell No. 1 Firehall, 915 New York Ave., Kinloch. Menu: pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage; $10; children, $5. Dine in or takeout. Advance tickets recommended. Proceeds will raise funds for new field equipment and maintenance and coaches equipment. Tickets: Nadia Mock, 724-822-3029 or [email protected].

April 5 to 8: St. Margaret Mary Church is taking orders for its annual Easter nut and apricot roll sale through March 28. Payment is due at pickup. Cost: $13. Pickup is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 5 to 7 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at the church, 3055 Leechburg Road. Orders containing apricot rolls must be picked April 7 or 8. Orders:, Toni, 724-339-0839; or the parish office, 724-335-2336.

New Kensington

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

April 2: Redemption Church is accepting space applications from crafters and vendors for a fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 300 Tarentum Bridge Road. Cost: $35, includes table and two chairs. No electricity is available for crafter/vendor use. Forms and information: Marcie Covey, 724-448-4984 or [email protected]. Application deadline: March 20. Proceeds will benefit the church’s Clean Water Initiative to raise funds to dig wells for the people of Malawi.

April 5: St. John Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is accepting orders for an Easter pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and cheese, sauerkraut, cottage cheese and cottage cheese with sugar, $10 per dozen. Pickup: 1 to 5 p.m. April 5 in the church hall. Order deadline: March 25. Orders: 724-226-0942 or [email protected].

April 6: St. George Orthodox Church is accepting orders for a sweet sale. Menu: baklawa, $14 per section, and sambosic, $2.50 each. Order deadline: March 31. Pickup: noon to 2 p.m. April 6 at the church office, 1150 Leishman Ave. Orders: 724-337-3918.

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. No hot food vendors. Rain or shine. Details and applications:


Fridays: Plum Community Center will offer free instruction about technology devices from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays through April 1 by appointment at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Appointments: 412-795-2330.


Monday: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. Bring your unfinished knitting or crocheting project. All skill levels welcome. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Tuesday: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be, “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

March 28: The Geraldine Yanni Science program at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The project will be a robot hand. Children in fourth through sixth grades welcome. Space is limited. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

April 13: Springdale Free Public Library 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, pumpkin rolls, all $10; pecan pies and nut logs, $12.50. Paid order deadline: April 1. Pick-up: after noon April 13. Orders: 724-274-9729.


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

Today: A spaghetti dinner to benefit the children’s library and youth programs at Bridgepoint Church will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 400 E. Ninth St. Menu: spaghetti, salad, roll and dessert, $10; age 7 to 13, $5. There will be a basket raffle and music. Dine in or takeout.

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


Today: A spring vendor and food truck fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. Sponsored by Kiski Area East Primary PTO, there will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.

Today: 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.

March 23: Vandergrift Public Library will host a meet-up for home-schooled students at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. The theme will be, “Creative in Space.” Create a nebula in a jar and explore exploding space rocks. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Washington Township

March 27: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 p.m. 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

Saturday: Donations and sponsorships are being accepted by Change For Cancer for a spaghetti dinner planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 [email protected].