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The Stroller, Nov. 12, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


Freeport High School to present, ‘Mamma Mia’

The drama department of Freeport Area High School will present the musical, “Mamma Mia,” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Freeport Area Middle School, 325 Fourth St., Freeport.

Tickets are $11; senior citizens over 65, $7. For tickets, visit or call 724-295-5143, ext. 1256.

Applications being accepted for Project Bundle Up, Christmas

Allegheny Valley Salvation Army is accepting registrations for Christmas and Project Bundle Up from 10 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 25 at the Salvation Army, 917 Brackenridge Ave., Brackenridge.

Slots fill up fast. Applicants are encouraged to register early.

Bring the Goodfellows letter you received in the mail with all the items listed, or photo identification, proof of address, and birth certificates for each child. Social Security cards are not acceptable.

If you have any questions, contact the Salvation Army at 724-224-6310, ext. 1.

Freeport Christmas parade seeks entries

Organizations and groups are being sought to participate in the annual Freeport Christmas parade.

For details, contact Sue Hunter at 724-295-2041 or [email protected]

Salvation Army to serve free community lunch

A free community lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army, 917 Brackenridge Ave., Brackenridge.

This will be the last luncheon until next year. Watch the Stroller for updates. For details, call 724-224-6310, ext. 2, and leave a message.

Frazetta Chiropractic clinic conducting food drive

Frazetta Family Chiropractic’s 26th annual Thanksgiving food drive for Lower Valley Food Bank will continue through Thursday.

Non-perishable and non-expired food items, paper products and monetary donations for the Food Bank will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the office at 846 Pittsburgh St., Springdale.

For questions, call 724-274-9440.

Vandergrift Police Department collecting donations

Vandergrift Police Department is conducting its Feed the Families Project through Nov. 22.

Non-perishable food items and monetary contributions will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 22 at the borough building, 109 Grant Ave., in care of Officer Gray.


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


Dec. 11: The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will have their Christmas party from noon to 3 p.m. at Futules Harmar House, 1321 Freeport Road. Members and guest welcome. Cost: $25. Reservation deadline: Nov. 30. Bring a white elephant gift. Details: Roberta, 412-265-7937


Thursday: Highlands Relay for Life will meet at 6 p.m. at the Anchor Inn, 2202 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Committee members and team captains are asked to attend. New members with new ideas welcome, especially from New Kensington, Lower Burrell, Freeport, Sarver, Tarentum and Harrison. Details: Josette, 724-224-7456

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: Lower Kiski Ambulance Service, serving Allegheny Township, Gilpin, Hyde Park, Leechburg and West Leechburg, will have its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. in the Leechburg Borough office, 260 Market St. Public welcome.

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.

Nov. 30: Holy Innocents Anglican Church, 366 Third St., is accepting orders for its annual Christmas cookie tray sale. Deadline is Nov. 30. Pick up date is Dec. 14. Cost: large trays with a minimum of 90 cookies, $30; small trays with a minimum of 54, $20. Orders: 724-882-5094, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Sunday: A designer purse bingo to benefit Feeding the Flock Ministries in Harmar will be at 2:30 p.m. at Springdale Veterans Association, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Doors open at 1 p.m. There will be 15 regular games to win purses, specials, a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and cash bar. Bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Tickets:, contact Brittany at 412-816-8937 or [email protected]

Thursday: 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 Board of Trustees at Torrance State Hospital will have an open meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the CEO Conference Room, first floor, in the Greizman Building.


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.

Thursday: A spaghetti dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in St. Gertrude Parish church hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Menu: spaghetti, one meatball, bread and butter, salad, coffee or tea and dessert. Cost: spaghetti, $7; meatball hoagie, $5; quarts of sauce, $4.50. Dine in or take out.


Seminar on dizziness and vertigo planned at Westarm Therapy

Westarm Physical Therapy and Homecare will offer a free lecture, “Treating Dizziness and Vertigo Using Physical Therapy,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Lower Burrell outpatient facility, 3160 Kipp Ave.

Physical therapist Will Jones will be the speaker. Light refreshments will be served and free parking is available.

Registration is required. To register, call 724-337-6522 or email [email protected]

Westarm offers outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy at nine facilities and skilled nursing homecare services within the same vicinities. They also contract with local school districts to provide therapy for special needs students and athletic training for injured athletes.

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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