The Stroller, April 20, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley – TribLIVE

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Health fair planned Wednesday in Harrison

The Building Block of Natrona will host a free community resource fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Natrona Community Park, River Road.

A free light meal will be served beginning at 5 p.m., first come, first served, by Cracked Egg Catering.

Information available will include overdoes prevention resources, free Narcan and training, HIV and hepatitis C testing, summer childrens lunch program signup, and health screenings. For a complete list, visit

Burrell High to present, Little Women online

The Burrell High School Drama Department will livestream its spring musical, Little Women, online at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Cost for an access code to watch the musical is $10. For access, visit

Lower Valley Food Bank offers assistance

Lower Valley Community Food Bank will distribute food from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday from the rear entrance of the Springdale borough building.

No one should arrive before 12:45 p.m. Enter onto Walnut Street on the side of the borough building from James Street. Traffic volunteers will guide vehicles.

Anyone in need of food who lives in Springdale, Springdale Township, Cheswick, Harmar and the sections of Indiana Township and West Deer with a zip code of 15024 is welcome. New recipients can register Thursday.

Salvation Army free lunch distribution planned Thursday

The Allegheny Valley Salvation Army and Community Center in Brackenridge offers free grab and go lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays in parking lot at the center, 917 Brackenridge Ave.


Allegheny Valley School District

Today: Allegheny Valley School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m., in-person in the Acmetonia Elementary School Forum, 300 Pearl Ave., Cheswick, and online. Access information:


Thursday: Apollo Council will hold the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Soldiers & Sailors Hall, Park Avenue. Note the location change. Details: 724-478-4201.

May 8: St. James Church is seeking food truck vendors to participate in a vendor fair planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 109 Owens View Ave. Table applications are being accepted. Cost: $15; with electricity, $20. Face masks and social distancing required. Details: 724-882-8776


Thursday: Bingo will be hosted by the American Legion at 7:15 p.m. at the post, 845 First Ave. Face masks must be worn. Seating arrangements will reflect social distancing. The kitchen will be closed.

Buffalo Township

April 29: Zion United Methodist Church, Buffalo Township, will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. April 29 in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Blood donations are tested for covid-19 antibodies. Bring and ID mask. Participating donors will be entered into a random drawing to win one of four pairs of lower bowl tickets to the May 8 Pittsburgh Penguin hockey game. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664

Burrell School District

Today: Burrell School Board will hold the agenda meeting at 7 p.m. online at Access information:


Today: Cheswick Council will hold the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the borough firehall, 1411 Spruce St. Details: 724-274-5125

Deer Lakes School District

Today: Deer Lakes School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. online at Access information:


Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Cash only. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095


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

May 2: Takeout chicken dinners will be sold from 4:30 p.m. till the food runs out at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert, $10. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: 724-845-7200


Today: Harmar Water Authority will conduct the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the office, 200 Pearl Ave. Details: 724-274-7383


Today: Burtner House Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Natrona Heights.

Today: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present a virtual presentation of the Who Knew? program, Out of Rushmores Shadow, with Lou DelBianco at 6 p.m. online. Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section at

Wednesday: Harrison Zoning Hearing Board will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 1 Municipal Drive. Details: 724-226-1393

Wednesday: Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. 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 p.m. Wednesday.

Kiski Township

Saturday: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will host a parking lot bingo at 5 p.m. in the fire hall parking lot, 1037 Route 56. The lot opens at 4 p.m. Cost: $15 per person, includes supplies. Only 125 spots are available. Reservations: Jason, 724-594-8336, or Megan, 724-575-2473


Wednesday: 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. Please note the new time. Basic computer skills and face masks required. and are available. Sanitizing stations will be available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154

Thursdays: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free, confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone elses drinking, will meet at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St. Face masks and social distancing required.

Lower Burrell

Today: Veterans of Foreign Wars will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. Doors open at 5 p.m.

New Kensington

Thursday: Knead Community Caf in New Kensington will hand out free grab-and-go dinners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the caf, 1011 Barnes St. This weeks meals are sponsored by The River - A Community Church. Those picking up meals are reminded to observe social distancing while waiting in line.

Thursday: 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 with new selections. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required except when eating. Public welcome. Details: 724-448-7403


Today through Thursday: Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. each night at the firehall, 415 Old Abers Creek Road. There will be tours, demonstrations, a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Children welcome.


Today: Saxonburg Council will meet at 7 p.m. in Cooper Hall, 199 Rebecca St. Details: or 724-352-1400, ext. 221


Today: Springdale Council will hold the regular meeting at 6 p.m. online. Access information:

Wednesday: Springdale Free Public Library will offer a craft program to make cookie plates from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The library has clear glass plates available for $1. Bring material of your choice, at least a fat quarter of 18 x 22-inches. Registration and face masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729

Thursday: Springdale Free Public Library will host a Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The program will be about Earth Day. Masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729


Today: 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.

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

Wednesdays: BridgePoint Church, 400 E. Ninth Ave., hosts a parent-led learning pod from 1 to 4 p.m. in the church hall located on the lower level. Free high-speed internet, meals and access to the church childrens library will be provided. Use the Corbet Street entrance. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-671-7580


Wednesday: Vandergrift United Methodist Church, 134 Custer Ave., will host a takeout Dollar Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out at the church. This months menu includes sloppy joe sandwiches, chips, fruit cups and a hand pie, all for $1. Come early; the food sells out quickly. Pickup is on the Lincoln Avenue side of the church.

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

Washington Township

Thursday: Washington Township Municipal Authority will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 285 Pine Run Church Road. Details: 724-727-5881

Through May 3: A fishing area for children 10 and younger is available on Pine Run in Kunkle Park for children 10 and younger. 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

West Deer

Wednesday: West Deer Supervisors will hold the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. online at Details: 724-265-3680

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