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The Stroller, Oct. 23, 2019: Events in the A-K Valley


Moms4Moms group to host free night out

Harvest Community Church will host a free Moms4Moms night out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the church, 143 Reed Road, East Franklin.

There will be a catered dinner and prizes. Amy Conaway will be the guest speaker and free childcare will be provided.

Registration is required by Oct. 27. Those who register by Oct. 20 will receive five bonus tickets for prizes.

Moms4Moms is a ministry of the church and meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month, September through May. To register, visit For details, call 724-548-5643 or email [email protected]

5K to raise funds for Salvation Army

Allegheny Valley Salvation Army Corps and Community Center will sponsor a Red Kettle 5K Run and Walk Nov. 16 at the center, 917 Brackenridge Ave., Brackenridge.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run will be at 8:30 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. A pancake breakfast for all participants will be at 9:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk and $15 for the Kids 1-Mile Fun Run. To register, visit Registration deadline to receive a race t-shirt is Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the 2020 Christmas Kettle Goal.

Entries sought for Tarentum-Brackenridge Christmas parade

The Tarentum-Brackenridge Christmas parade will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in the boroughs.

Parade participants, including music and dance groups, clubs, antique cars and organizations, are being sought for the event which is sponsored by the borough recreation boards.

For information and to register, contact Barbara at 724-826-1545 or [email protected]

Remembrance service set for Sunday night in Lower Burrell

A pregnancy and infant loss candlelight remembrance service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at TryLife Center, 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell.

Anyone whose life has been touched by the loss of a pregnancy or infant, including miscarriage and abortion, is welcome.

There will be a time of remembrance and anyone who feels moved to speak about their loss will be given the chance. Light refreshments will be served afterward.

For details, call 724-339-9399, ext. 100.



Friday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 3, 707 N. Fifth St., will host a Wing Night at the fire hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and food will be served till midnight. Cost: $18, dozen wings; half dozen, $10; basket of fries, $4. Dine in or take out. Take-out orders: 724-478-3001

East Franklin

Tuesday: A community blood drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, 143 Reed Road. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments: call 724-548-5643 or visit, click on the Donate button and search for group code G0450037

Lower Burrell

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

New Kensington

Friday: Mount St. Peter Church, New Kensington, will host a free post game party for students in grades seven to 12 who live in the New Kensington-Arnold School District from 9 to 11 p.m. at the church, 100 Freeport Road. There will be free food, games and fun. Details: Sara Octave, [email protected] or 724-335-9877, ext. 206.

Tuesday: A free Halloween Happy Hour will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Corner, 701 Fifth Ave. Dress up as your favorite innovator. Prizes will be awarded. Light snacks and adult beverages will be served to those who are at least 21 years old. Reservations appreciated. Reservations: email [email protected]

Nov. 5: East Kensington Community Circle is accepting orders for its Election Day beef vegetable soup sale. Cost: $6 per quart. Orders: 724-339-7887

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