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Valley News Dispatch

The Stroller, Dec. 3, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


Deer Lakes students to perform at Allegheny County Courthouse

The Deer Lakes High School Concert Choir and Symphonic Band will perform Wednesday on the Grand Staircase inside the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Pittsburgh.

The band will play at 11:30 a.m. and the choir performance will start at 12:20 p.m. The performances are part of the annual Holiday Music Program sponsored by Allegheny County and will be broadcast on the Grant Street side of the courthouse for passersby to enjoy.

Vandergrift Holiday Night Market planned

Vandergrift Improvement Program will sponsor the Vandergrift Holiday Night Market from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Dec. 12 in the historic J. C. Penney building, 143 Grant Ave., Vandergrift.

There will be vendors and artisans, refreshments and music.

Burrell choirs to perform Winter Concert Thursday

The Burrell High School Concert and Show choirs will perform their winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium, Puckety Church Road, Lower Burrell.

The public is welcome.

AFS fruit sale pickups scheduled

Highlands AFS citrus fruit sale orders may be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the rear entrance at Hilltop Hose, 1501 Cambridge St., Natrona Heights, Harrison.

Checks should be made out to Highlands AFS. To pick up by appointment, contact Kathy Harenski at 412-848-3952 or [email protected] Proceeds benefit Highlands AFS Intercultural programs abroad scholarships.



Dec. 31: The American Legion will host a New Years Eve party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the post, 845 First Ave. Entertainment will be by the Woo Hoo Band. Cost: $15; $25 per couple, includes food, champagne and favors. Cash bar. Tickets: 724-224-8444

Buffalo Township

Thursday: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Evangel Heights Assembly of God, 120 Beale Road, Sarver. Details: Joyce, 724-295-9407


Thursday: Allegheny Family Network North offers a support group for parents who are younger than 20 years old from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the center, 1600 Pacific Ave., suite 10, Natrona Heights. Free childcare provided. Registration required. Registration: 412-246-2030, ext. 782.

Thursday: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will host, “Wings and Wheels,” a night for bikes and any vehicle with wheels, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Drive. Wings will be sold and there will be a DJ. Public welcome.


Thursday: A free confidential support group for survivors of sexual assault will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. at the HAVIN office. Topics will include warning signs, relationships, boundaries, support systems and safety planning. Reservations required. Directions and reservations: 724-548-8888, 800-841-8881 or visit


Thursday: Al-Anon, 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.

New Kensington

Dec. 10: St. John Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is taking orders for a pierogi sale. Pick-up will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the church. Varieties: potato and cheddar, sauerkraut and cottage cheese. Cost: $9 per dozen. Orders: 724-226-0942 or [email protected]


Thursdays: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. All knitters and crocheters welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729


Thursday: The YoYos Needle Arts group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet at 1 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. All skill levels welcome.

Information for The Stroller may be dropped off or mailed at least a week in advance to: The Stroller, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084, email [email protected] or fax 724-226-4677.

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