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The Stroller, Nov. 19, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


Highlands Middle School students to present, ‘The Music Man Kids’

The drama department at Highlands Middle School, Harrison, will present, “The Music Man Kids,” at 6 and 8 p.m. Friday in the middle school auditorium, 1350 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights.

Tickets are $4 for floor seats and $2 for the balcony. Discounts are available for Gold Card members.

For tickets, visit or at the door.

Toys for Tots sign-ups scheduled Wednesday and Saturday

Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots served by the Allegheny Valley Detachment will have sign-ups from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Springdale Marine Corps League Hall, 838 Pittsburgh St., for children 12 and younger.

The Allegheny Valley Detachment serves children in northeastern Allegheny, western Westmoreland and Armstrong counties.

Parents can go to their assistance webpage and look under, “My Compass Account,” and print out the benefit page. Bring a valid form of photo identification and the printed sheet. Otherwise parents must bring ID, verified proof of public assistance; proof of residency, including recent water/gas or electric bill; proof of legal guardianship if other than parent; and children’s medical cards and birth certificates or Social Security cards — two forms with one showing birth date.

The person signing up a child must provide valid identification and will be the only one authorized to pick up toys. Temporary change of address cards will not be accepted.

Please note: You may sign up with only one program/organization for toys. Toys for Tots gives toys to other programs and cross references children’s names so it can serve as many families as possible.

To make a monetary donation, send a check payable to Toys for Tots to Allegheny Valley MCL 825, 838 Pittsburgh St., Springdale PA 15144.

Allegheny Township to celebrate the season

The Allegheny Township Light the Season celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the community building, 136 Community Building Road.

Santa will arrive on a fire truck and the tree lighting with music will be at 6:30 p.m. There will a basket raffle, crafts, cookies and drinks and the Boy Scouts will have wreaths for sale. Toy donations will be accepted for Alle-Kiski Kids.

Free lunch planned in Harrison

St. Joseph Parish will serve a free light luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the parish St. Ladislaus Hall, 48 Spruce St., Natrona, Harrison.

Homemade soup, desserts, rolls and beverages will be served. The public is welcome. There will be no luncheon in December.


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: Springdale High School Classes of 1954 and 1955 meet at 11:30 a.m. in the back room at Eat N Park, Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer. The event is one week early due to Thanksgiving. Everyone welcome. Details: Zelma, 724-334-8388


Thursday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host, “Tea and Talk,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Sip herbal teas while learning the benefits of chai, linden, chamomile, holy basil and lemon balm teas. Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491

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: 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: 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

Thursday: The free monthly Breaking Bread dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St. This month’s sponsor is The Joy Group from Harvest Baptist Church, Harrison. Details: [email protected]


Thursday: The Mom’s Night Out craft program at Oakmont Community Library will have a workshop at 6 p.m. at the library, Allegheny River Blvd. This month’s project will be a collage or paint a recipe box. Supplies provided. Bring a snack to share. No registration required. Details: 412-828-9532


Thursday: International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. at Gaetano’s Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road. Earn continuing education credits. Details: 724-274-0510


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


Dec. 6: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling a Christmas quilt made and donated by patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $1 each or $5 for an arm’s length. The drawing will be Dec. 6. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave.

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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