The Stroller, Nov. 2-3, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley |
Valley News Dispatch

The Stroller, Nov. 2-3, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


Benefit for Vandergrift cancer patient set Sunday

A fundraiser to benefit cancer patient Karen Dongiovanni will be from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Moonlight Inn, 1011 La Belle Vue Road, Vandergrift.

There will a lunch buffet from 1 to 4 p.m., a cash bar, basket raffle, t-shirt sale and 50/50 raffle. The buffet will include pizza, pasta, salad and rolls for $10; 12 and younger, $5. Tickets are available at the Moonlight Inn and Burtner’s Hair Salon, and at the door.

Leftover Halloween candy to be sent to troops overseas

Military Connections in Oakmont is collecting leftover Halloween candy to ship to our troops overseas.

All types of candy, including chocolate, will be accepted. Leftover candy can be taken during business hours to Tomlinson Insurance Agency, 506 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, or Military Connections, 312 Auburn St., Penn Hills.

Deadline to contribute is Nov. 15. For details, visit

Churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several Alle-Kiski churches will act as drop-off locations for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for children overseas Nov. 18 to 28 for the program’s National Collection Week.

Churches participating include Harvest Baptist Church in Harrison, Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Lower Burrell, Apollo Free Methodist Church in Kiski Township and Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Township.

For details on how to participate, call 410-772-7360 or visit Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer can browse at to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Cinderellas Closet helps teens get to the ball

Cinderellas Closet is hosting a fall dress exchange from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in North Apollo First Church of God, 507 20th St., North Apollo.

High school students are welcome to select a free dress for the winter formal. For details, email [email protected].

Donations being accepted for holiday vouchers

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches is accepting donations to help with the food bank turkey voucher distribution.

To donate, send a check with “Thanksgiving” in the memo to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065. All donations will be acknowledged.

Spay and neuter clinic planned for Nov. 23

Homeless Cat Management Team will sponsor a Fast Track spay and neuter clinic Nov. 23 at the clinic, 207 Allegheny St., Tarentum.

Fast Track clinics are for any cat that needs a low-cost spay or neuter. Cost is $30 for feral cats. Cost for rescue and pet cats is $40 for males and $55 for females, and includes surgery, pain medications, flea treatment and rabies vaccine. Only feral cats are ear-tipped. Other vaccines and services are available at a separate cost.

Registration is required. To register, call 412-321-4060 and leave a message. A volunteer will return your call and complete the registration process. This may take a few days.

Feral cats must arrive in a standard humane box trap. Rescue and owned cats can arrive in carriers, one cat per carrier.

Clinics are sponsored by individuals, businesses and donations. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. To volunteer or donate, call 412-321-4060 and leave a message or visit



Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is taking orders for its potato and kraut pierogi sale. Orders will be taken from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Pickup will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at the church. Cost: $9 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257


Saturday: A holiday country store will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. Crafts, food, baked goods and soups. Dine in or take out.

Ford City

Nov. 30: Food vendor and crafter applications are being accepted for the Christmas on Candy Cane Lane event set for 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Ford City. No fee. Details: [email protected]


Monday and Nov. 11: Christ the King Parish is accepting orders for nut, apricot, poppy seed and crescent rolls for the Thanksgiving/Christmas season. Long rolls are $11.50 each with an order deadline of Monday; and crescent rolls, $6 a dozen with an order deadline of Nov. 11. Orders: 724-842-0623 or 724-845-8615


Tuesday: Disabled American Veterans will meet at 1 p.m. at the Natrona Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Drive. Members and guests welcome.

Thursday: Allegheny Family Network will offer a bullying prevention workshop for parents from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center, 1600 Pacific Ave., suite 10, Natrona Heights. Dr. Mark LePore will be the speaker. Refreshments and childcare provided. Reservations required. Reservations: 412-246-2030, ext. 783


Sunday: The Leechburg Elks will host an all-paper bingo with a progressive jackpot at 3 p.m. at the lodge, 228 Market St. Doors open and early birds begin at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes four early-bird games, 18 regular games, three specials, jackpot game and cookie jar number. Public welcome.

Lower Burrell

Tuesday: Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lower Burrell, will offer, “Prime Time for Seniors,” from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church, 3084 Leechburg Road. Anyone who is at least 55 years old is welcome to share conversation, a card game, puzzles and crafts. Details: 724-335-0559

Nov. 11: St. Margaret Mary Church is taking orders for Christmas nut and apricot rolls through Nov. 11 for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 to 21 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the parish center, 3055 Leechburg Road. Cost: $12. Orders containing apricot rolls can be picked up only on Nov. 21. No extra rolls will be available at time of pick up. Payment is due at pick up. Orders:, Toni, 724-339-0839; or Maureen, 724-335-6501


Tuesday: The Greater Pittsburgh chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a caregiver support group at 10 a.m. at Murrysville Library, 4130 Sardis Road. Details: Nicole, 412-334-7936 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Sunday: Aluminum City Terrace Activities Group will host a bingo at 2 p.m. in the activities center, 136 Aluminum City Terrace. Dessert and drinks will be served. Doors open at 1:30. Public welcome.

Thursday: Northern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 705 Stevenson Blvd. The school’s 12 programs will be showcased. Details: 724-335-9389

Oklahoma Borough

Nov. 9: Christ the King Parish, Gilpin, will host a super bingo at 7 p.m. at Oklahoma School House Hall, 171 Thorn St. Doors open at 5:30. Cost: $25, includes one lapboard, food and refreshments; additional boards, $5. Bring chips and daubers. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale, instant bingos and a 50/50 raffle. Must be at least 18 years old. Tickets: 724-845-7360 or 724-815-8191


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at Panera Bread, 942 Freeport Road, Waterworks Mall. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations: Tiffany, 412-261-3333, ext. 431 or [email protected]


Tuesday: An Election Day spaghetti dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5750 William Flynn Highway. Menu: spaghetti, salad, bread and butter, dessert and beverage. Cost: $8; senior citizens and children age 3 to 11, $5. Proceeds benefit youth mission trips and retreats. Details: 724-443-3184


Nov. 16: Paws and Pages, a literacy program for children, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Children accompanied by an adult can read to a certified therapy dog for 15 minutes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to select a book or bring your own. Appointments required. Registration: 724-568-2212

West Deer

Sunday: Pleasant Unity Presbyterian Church will host a tea from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, 101 Millerstown-Culmerville Road. The event will feature two courses and entertainment by vocal group On With The Show. Cost: $10. Advance tickets only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets: Carol, 724-799-1487 or Darlene, 724-352-3615

Nov. 23: The Russellton Owls will feature the Pittsburgh Belairs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the club, 725 Little Deer Creek Road. Cost: $15; $25 per couple, includes snacks. Proceeds will benefit the club scholarship fund. Tickets: 724-889-3685 or at the club


New Kensington High School Class of 1950 will have a get-together luncheon at 4 p.m. Wednesday at King’s Family Restaurant, 2400 Leechburg Road, New Kensington. Classmates and guests are welcome. No reservations required. Details: John, 724-339-7128

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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