The Stroller, June 27, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Golf outing for the benefit of AK Pulser

AK Pulser Inc. sponsors a golf outing at River Forest Country Club, Allegheny Township, on Aug. 20.

There will be a silent auction and sponsorship opportunities. For information, please email

Leechburg Museum sells memorial stones

Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society plans to build a sidewalk in honor of longtime museum president, the late Nancy Crawford Nawrocki.

Stones sell for $50 and contain three lines of 15 characters each that can be personalized with names of loved ones.

Go to to order a brick.



July 4: St. James Parish sells raffle tickets to win a propane grill, metal fire pit, and gift cards to Naser Foods, Held’s Shop n Save, and Rukas Beverage. Cost: $10 for two songs. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, in the foyer of the church after Mass and in the parish office

July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a vendors’ fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parish Center in St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. All suppliers needed. Cost: $20; without electricity, $15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776


Today: Fort Armstrong Wireless Association Amateur Radio Club invites the public to an amateur radio field day from 2pm Saturday to 2pm today at the Outdoor Discovery Center, 135 Kerr Road. There will be a Get On the Air radio for the public to try, eat and socialize. Details:

Butler County

Monday: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Butler County is offering a free online support group on at 7 p.m. for families and friends of people with mental illness. The group meets every first Thursday at 7:00 PM and on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 PM. Reservation required. Reservations: 724-431-00069 or Participants must confirm their attendance by 3:00 PM on the day of the meeting to receive a link to participate.


Monday: The Yarn Friends group at the Allegheny Valley Community Library meets at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The group is working on blankets for Project Linus. New members of all levels and ages are welcome. Registration required. Registration: or 724-226-3491

Tuesday: The Free Summer Children’s Playground Program, sponsored by Natrona Comes Together Association, presents the Kids Club with Miss Jennifer at 12:30 PM at the Natrona Pavilion, 10 River Ave. There are games, prizes, activities, crafts and a story. Funding for programs offered by PNC Charitable Trusts. Details: Pat, 724-224-7599


Tuesdays and Thursdays: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., is open for tours from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free entrance. Different hours possible by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building through the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or

July 8: A Seniors for Safe Driving class is from noon to 4 p.m. at the Covenant Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St. The class approved by PennDOT and for drivers who are at least 55 years old. Safe drivers can get a 5 percent discount on car insurance for three years. Details and Registration: 724-283-8845 or


Today: A Kona Ice truck fundraiser will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, Main Street. Proceeds benefit the Church’s Nurture Committee programming.

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company hosts bingo at 7pm in the Fire Hall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5pm. The kitchen is open.

Mondays: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6-8pm Monday through September 6 at the church sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for anyone who is an important person in their or her own community. lost her family. life and needs help dealing with the grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be observed. Participants can join the group at any session of the class. Details and Registration: 724-845-7518 or

New Kensington

Thursday: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley sells tickets for the July 4 raffle. Prizes: Gift cards to Olive Garden or Longhorn Steak House, Sheetz, and the Wine and Spirits store, beer, wine, snacks, grilling utensils, an Igloo cooler, American flags, and more. Cost: $5. The winner will be drawn on Facebook Live at 6pm on Thursday. Tickets and full list of prices:

July 10: A cornhole tournament in favor of Highlands Youth Wrestling begins at noon at the Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in is at 11 am. There are cash prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Entry fee: 50,- per team. Registration: JB Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867


Monday: The Monday market is from 3 to 7 pm at the baseball fields of Plum Creek Park, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. Suppliers change weekly.


Thursday: Springdale Free Public Library is accepting registrations for a free children’s lunch program, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. July 1. Children 18 and under are eligible. Data and registration: 724-274-9729

July 19: The Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for third through sixth graders at the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6:00 PM at the library, 331 School St. Each night’s theme is STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729


Today and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meet from 7-8pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. There will be an opportunity for silent prayer at 6:30pm

Wednesday: The Elks host bingo at 7pm at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 before 8:15 pm


Monday: Vandergrift Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 109 Grant Ave. to consider a special exemption requested by Allegheny Ludlum for a height difference for the ATI factory. Public welcome.

July 10: A children’s cancer research show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. This is an event by children, for children to support children. Sellers are allowed to offer all kinds of kid-friendly merchandise. Cost: $40; kids sellers, $20. Applications:

Aug 31: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling off a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm for the benefit of the library. Cost: $1 each or $5 for an arm’s length. The draw will take place on August 31. Tickets: stop at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212

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