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The Stroller, Oct. 29, 2019: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley


Leechburg Library to sponsor Star Baker contest

Leechburg Public Library will sponsor a Star Baker Contest Nov. 17 as part of a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave., Leechburg.

Any type of baked goods may be entered – pies, cookies, cakes, scones, cupcakes, nut rolls or whatever your specialty is. Create two of the same entry – one will be blind judged by a panel of judges and the other will become part of a baked goods raffle. The winner will win $100 and a Star Baker apron.

Bring your entries by 11 a.m. Nov. 17 to the Marconi Club. For alternative arrangements on Nov. 17, call Karen Freilino at 724-845-0976 or 412-926-9515.

The spaghetti dinner will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available at Coco Coffeehouse, the library, the borough office, Gifted Garden and from member of Friends of the Library. Proceeds will benefit the library. For details, visit Leechburg Public Library on Facebook.

Cemetery cleanup set at Greenwood Memorial Park

Greenwood Memorial Park will be removing flowers and inverting vases for the winter on Friday, weather permitting. Please remove anything you wish to keep prior to this date.

Soup fundraiser to benefit Lower Valley Community Food Bank

Soup for the Soul, a fundraiser to benefit Lower Valley Community Food Bank, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Crosspointe Church, 2581 Freeport Road.

Cost is $7; children, $3; 3 and younger, free, includes two bowls of soup. Dine in or take out. Tickets are available at Springdale and Cheswick churches and at the door.

Salvation Army to hold 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.

For details, call 724-224-6310, ext. 2, and leave a message.


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: Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, a group that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated, estranged or isolated from their grandchildren, will meet at 6 p.m. at Starbucks, 2025 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd. Everyone welcome. Details: [email protected]

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. Gatherings are the last Thursday of each month. Everyone welcome. Details: Zelma, 724-334-8388


Thursdays: 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.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: Kinloch Volunteer Fire Company will host a cosmic bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire hall, 915 New York Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $30, include all bingo cards, dauber, light wand and light food. Extra cards will be available and the kitchen will be open. Cash bar. No BYOB. Tickets: 724-994-8107

New Kensington

Saturday: Knead Community Café, will host a pasta dinner fundraiser from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Cost: $10; children 2 to 12, $6. Menu: pasta with choice of marinara, alfredo or aglio/oglio sauces and meatball, or pasta bake with meat sauce; salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. Tickets: or at the door


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

Nov. 7: The Speaker Series at Springdale Free Public Library will host, “Quecreek Mine Accident and Rescue,” with speaker Joe Sbaffoni at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. 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.

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