The stroller, October 10, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


The Valley News Dispatch lists fall events and Halloween parades, parties and trick-or-treat nights. Information should be emailed to [email protected]

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the Red Kettle

The Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Red kettles will be placed at local retailers from November. The physical locations of the kettles will offer Google and Apple Pay options to provide the public with a secure, contactless option to donate.

Volunteer bell ringers will be required to follow Covid-19 safety guidelines and receive training on how to safely perform their duties and interact with the public. To volunteer your time, call the New Kensington Center at 724-335-7221 or the Allegheny Valley Center in Brackenridge at 724-224-6310.

Drive-thru food distribution scheduled for Tuesday at Pittsburgh Mills

The Alegheny Valley Association of Churches and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be holding a drive-thru food distribution for anyone in need from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the former JC Penney store at the Pittsburgh Mills Galleria, Frazer .

Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Monday to ensure sufficient food is available. To book, visit or dial 412-460-3663, ext. 655. You will need your name, email, postal code, email address, current weekly income and license plate number of the car that will be taking the food.

Individuals must stay in their vehicle. For details, call 724-226-0606.



October 16: A night at the races will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the St. James Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. Doors will open at 5:30 pm Food will be served at 6:00 pm and races will begin at 7:00 am. Menu: burgers and cheeseburgers, chicken fillets, kielbasa and sauerkraut, cowboy beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, dessert and drinks. Admission: $ 20, includes food. You must be 21 years old to participate. There will be 50/50 raffles, basket raffle and zippers. Tickets: in the hall of the church before and after the weekend masses and at the door

October 30: Halloween bingo will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Apollo Hose Company No. 2, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and food will be served at 7:00 a.m. Cost: $ 40, includes game pack, dauber, food, soft drink, and games and music. Ticket office: or after 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the fire station. Details: 724-549-1601 or [email protected]


Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., accepts orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pick up: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks compulsory. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Due to the rising cost of ingredients, prices as of October 15 will be $ 11 per dozen and $ 6 for 6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


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


October 17: The Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a stuffed cabbage sale. Cost: $ 2 each. Pickup: drive-thru 4:30 p.m. on October 17. Orders required. Orders: 724-845-7200, leave a message


November 6: Highlands Marching Band is looking for vendors for an Autumn Craft Show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications: [email protected]


Tuesday: The Saxonburg Goldenagers will meet at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dinnerbell Road. Lunch will be served and there will be entertainment. New members welcome.

Canton of Kiski

October 23: The Kiski Township Fire Department is looking for suppliers for its fall festival. There will be a vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food trucks from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a meeting with firefighters, EMS and the police from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details: Morgan, 724-466-2812, or Tracy, 724-681-6665

November 24: The Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for pies and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: Chocolate Meringue, Coconut Meringue, Lemon Meringue, Apple, Dutch Apple, Blackberry, Wild Blueberry, Razzleberry, Cherry, Peach, Raisins, Harvest and Pumpkin Pies, and Pumpkin Rolls, all at $ 10. Deadline for paid orders: November 13. Pick up: November 24. Orders: Morgane, 724-466-2812


On Monday: The Leechburg Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Library, 137 Market Street. Public reception.

On Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

October 24: First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be offering the GriefShare program, “Surviving the Holidays,” at 2 pm in the church social hall. Details: 724-845-7518

October 24: A scholarship scholarship sponsored by the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Doors open at noon and there will be parallel draws. Admission: $ 20, includes food, beer and drinks. You must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets: 724-448-1052

December 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for Artisans and Vendors for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Craft Show at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $ 30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for a day; or $ 50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or [email protected] or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

Tuesday: The Burrellton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 pm at Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St. Joel Hawthorne will discuss “Rain Gutter Gardening”. Chris Hawthorne, State Co-Chair of Youth Activities for the Federation of Garden Clubs, will talk about the purpose and implementation of a program and competition for student participation on poetry and the sculpture. Guests welcome. Details and guest registration: 724-335-3353

New Kensington

Today: A Vitalant Community Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity Hall at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 221 Ridge Ave. Appointments recommended. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate blood button at and use group code C5300045

November 13: Allegheny Valley Custodians are seeking donation of gift cards and baskets for the annual 4 p.m. raffle at the Comfort Inn & Suites, RIDC Park. Details: [email protected]


Tuesday: A Vitalant Community Blood Drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Large Group Teaching Room at Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road. Donors will receive a T-shirt. Appointments recommended. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button on and use the group code HS010025


November 24: Christopher’s Light sells tickets for a lottery ticket raffle. The winner will receive $ 100 in Pa. Lottery scratch tickets and $ 150 in cash. Cost: $ 5 for four chances. The winning number will be November 24, 7 p.m. Choose 3. Christopher’s Light is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, support and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong counties. Tickets: 724-448-1349


October 20: Oakmont Paranormal Society will present a 6 to 7:30 p.m. program at the Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Drake Bowan will be the speaker. Reservations required before October 15th. Reservations: 724-274-9729


Wednesday: The Elks will host the bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.

November 9, 10, 16 and 17: SS. The Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., will have its annual Christmas nut roll sale. The varieties are nuts, apricots and poppy seeds. Cost: $ 12. Orders: Lynn, 724-717-8001, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

High Burrell

In progress: Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring an array of tips for earning a $ 15,000 store credit at Lojak’s Cycle Sales, Fawn. Cost: $ 50 per chance. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook and Instagram when all tickets are sold. Tickets: send a message to the firefighters’ Facebook page or click on here.


October 16: A drag queen bingo will be held at 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food and strip tickets. BYOB. You must be 21 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20, includes eight sets and a dauber. CDC guidelines will be followed. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

Township of Washington

November 7: Space requests are being accepted for a 7 am to 4 pm auto parts exchange meeting at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4078 Route 66. Cost: 12 x 24 foot space, $ 25; 12 x 48 foot space, $ 45; inside the 32-foot space, $ 55. Supplier installation will begin at 11 p.m. on November 6. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories for anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

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