The Stroller, April 7, 2023: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley (2023)

Publicize your non-profit’s community events, fundraisers and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send information at least two weeks in advance to or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084. Please include a daytime telephone number.

Murder mystery dinner to benefit local feline rescue

A murder mystery dinner, “The Spy Who Killed Me,” will be May 7 at the Lamplighter Restaurant, 6566 William Penn Highway, Delmont.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and proceeds will benefit Kiski Valley Cat and Kitten Rescue. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes dinner, gratuity, non-alcoholic beverages and the show. There will be a basket raffle and 50/50 drawings.

For tickets, call Renee at 724-727-7032 or

PennDOT accepting applications for summer maintenance workers

PennDOT District 10 will host a job fair for summer maintenance positions in Armstrong and Butler counties from noon to 7 p.m. April 12 at the Butler County Maintenance office, 351 New Castle Road, Butler Township.

Positions include manual labor duties on highway maintenance and construction projects, assisting permanent sign crews and related tasks at worksites along the highway. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

To see current available positions, visit

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment appointments.

Access to timely, high-quality treatment can often be a cancer patient’s largest roadblock to survival. The society’s Road to Recovery program fills the gap when friends and family are unable to help out.

For information and to offer your time, visit


Shaler High School Class of 1973 is seeking classmate information for a reunion planned for Nov. 10. Information can be sent to

Thank you

Jim Walters would like to thank the Lower Burrell American Legion and its staff for recently hosting a free luncheon at the post for its members who are Vietnam veterans. “Thank you for this wonderful day,” he said.



April 13: A spaghetti dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Apollo United Presbyterian Church, 401 First St. Menu: spaghetti with marinara or alfredo sauce, meatballs or sweet sausage by Le Café Restaurant. Dine in or takeout. Cost: $12; younger than 5, free. Reservations encouraged, but not required. Reservations: 724-478-4807.


April 22: A bingo to benefit the Avonmore Senior Center will begin at 1 p.m. at the center, 458 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m. and free coffee and doughnuts will be served before the games start. An early bird jackpot game will be at 12:45 p.m. There will be a 50/50, door prize, 14 regular games, five specials and a $300 last jackpot game. Cost: $20 before April 21; $25 at the door, cash only. Tickets: 724-697-4014.


April 15: The New Kensington Camera Club and Focus on the Arts Gallery will offer a free workshop, “Still Life Photography,” from 1 to 4 p.m. in suite 208 at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Use Entry 2 by M@C Discount. Bob Sudy will be the instructor. Bring your camera. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Reservations: comment on the event posting at Focus On The Arts Gallery on Facebook.


Sunday: Freeport Event Center, 325 Fourth St., will host a Second Sunday Social from noon to 5 p.m. for all ages at the center. There will be music, activities, food and beverages. Bring your instrument and join in the music.


Today: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

Kiski Township

April 15: A Night at the Races to benefit the Apollo-Ridge Baseball and Softball Boosters will be at 6 p.m. at the Apollo Spring Church Sportsman’s Club, Route 56. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes dinner, water and pop. There will be strip tickets, a basket raffle and 50/50. Tickets: Jeff, 724-596-6218, or Erin, 724-454-7325.


April 15: First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit and use group code G0110175.

June 10: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting reservations for yard sale spaces in the firehall parking lot during the community yard sale event. Cost: $25. Reservations: Melissa, 724-332-9090.

Lower Burrell

Saturday: The ClothesLine Ministry at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing, shoes and purses will be sold for 25 cents each or five for $1.

Saturday: Bethel Masons, 118 Allen St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lodge banquet room. Appointments recommended. Appointments: Sharon, 412-600-4333 or visit and use group code C2210076.

Saturday: Peoples Library, 3052 Wachter Ave., will host a workshop to make a cereal box collage at 11 a.m. with American pop artist Michael Albert. Details: 724-339-1021, ext. 12.

Oct. 22: New Kensington Moose is accepting table reservations for a fall craft and vendor show planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, 499 Reimer St. Spaces limited to one representative from each company on a first come, first served basis. Cost: $25 for an 8-foot table; $20 for a 6-foot table. Reservation deadline is Sept. 1. Reservations: text 724-448-2506 or


April 21: Lenape Tech Adult Education will offer a basic computer essentials class from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays April 21 through May 19 at the school, 2215 Chapin Ave. Learn how to start a software program, install software, and use Microsoft Word and Excel. Cost: $119. Reservation deadline: Wednesday. Details: 724-763-5916.

New Kensington

Saturday: Peoples Library, 880 Barnes St., will host a workshop to make a cereal box collage at 1 p.m. with American pop artist Michael Albert. Details: 724-339-1021, ext. 12.

May 13: Vendor applications are being accepted by Knead Community Café for an outdoor May Market at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Vendors who sell homemade, natural-based or garden-themed products welcome. Rain or shine. Details: Kathy, 878-999-8680 or

May 21: The Valley High School Varsity Volleyball team is accepting vendor reservations for its rubber ducky derby planned at the high school, Stevenson Blvd. Details: Carrie Cook, 724-910-1012.


April 13: Fox Chapel Area High School will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school large group instruction room, 611 Field Club Road. Appointments recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Must be at least 16 years old. Appointments: visit and use group code HS010025 or contact Rachel Machen at 412-209-7000.


Saturday: A drag queen bingo to benefit TinyCause Animal Rescue will be at 7 p.m. at Oklahoma School House Hall, 171 Thorn St. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a basket raffle. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Tickets: 724-571-7904.


April 22: Volunteers are needed for the annual Plum Clean-up Day set for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Individuals, families, church groups, scout groups, athletic teams, homeowners associations, clubs and businesses welcome. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the municipal complex, 2000 Old Mine Road. Light refreshments will be served and supplies distributed.


Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.


Today: Kiski Area Association of Churches will host Lenten lunches from noon to 1 p.m. at Vandergrift Presbyterian Church, 195 Washington Ave. There will be a short devotional message by a local pastor and a presentation. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served afterward. Donations will be accepted to benefit the association’s ministries. No reservations required.

Saturday: Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141-143 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday : A toddler story time will be at 11 a.m. at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

April 22: St. Gertrude Parish Men’s Club is selling tickets for a night at the races set for 6 p.m. in the church hall, 303 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes food, beverages and a horse. Tickets: 724-568-2331.

April 26: A painting fundraiser to benefit Vandergrift Public Library will begin at 6 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Must be at least 16 years old. Cost: $30. Details: 724-568-2212 or

Washington Township

Today: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales start at 6 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.


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