The Stroller, Nov 22, 2022: Alle Kiski Valley Events

Post your nonprofit’s community events, fundraisers, and club meetings to The Stroller for free. Send information to [email protected] or at least two weeks in advance The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15084. Please provide a daytime telephone number.

Butler Lions plan an annual Christmas tree sale

The annual Christmas tree sale, sponsored by the Butler Lions Club, begins Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church Picnic Hut, 120 Sunset Drive, Butler.

The opening times are on Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The sales times are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. while stocks last.

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Voting in the Harrison Gingerbread House Contest continues

The Harrison Township Recreation Board sponsors a gingerbread house contest for township residents.

Members of the community can vote for their favorite house by making a donation and the three best entries will be awarded prizes.

The houses will be on display until December 3rd and the winners will be announced on December 3rd at 1pm.

Tree lights to open the holiday season in Vandergrift

The Vandergrift Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the borough’s downtown area on Friday.

Starting at 5:00 p.m., Santa Claus will be driving through the city in a fire engine and handing out sweets to the children. At 7:00 p.m., everyone gathers around the tree on Grant and Farragut Avenues for the tree lighting.

There’s music, free photos with Santa, cookies and cocoa at Vandergrift Market, 143 Grant Ave. Vendors will be open at the market from 4pm to 9pm. The event is sponsored by the Vandergrift Improvement Program.



Today: The Creative Writing Club at the Apollo Memorial Library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave., meets at the library at 5 p.m. Membership is open to writers aged 13 and over. Details: 724-478-4214.

Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. #2 will be hosting bingo at 7:00 p.m. in the Firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be specials and wish jars. Details: 724-478-4831.

Wednesday and Saturday: Apollo Area Historical Society Museum, 317 N. Second St., is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donations of paper towels, stamps, envelopes, cleaning supplies, photocopy paper, and trash bags are welcome. Details: [email protected]

Friday: Apollo Memorial Library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave., sponsors a Black Friday money sweepstakes. The winning number is November 25th at 19:00. Pick 3 Pennsylvania lottery number. The winner gets $500, a number above and a number below get $25 each. Cost: $2, includes two numbers. Tickets: drop by the library.


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., takes orders for his Pierogi sale. Varieties: potato or sauerkraut. Collection: Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall of the church. Cost: $12 per dozen. Assignments: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


Wednesday: Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group provides help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

East Vandergrift

Dec 6: Our Lady Queen of Peace is selling tickets for a Saint Nicholas Day raffle. The winning numbers are the first Pennsylvania Daily Pick 3 numbers drawn on December 6th at 12pm and 7pm. Winners will each receive $1,000, a $100 gift certificate to Apollo’s Central Restaurant and a $100 gift certificate to Naser Groceries in Oklahoma Borough. Cost: $10, includes two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186 and in the parish office.

Free port

Monday and Wednesday: The Department of Secondhand Clothing at the Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St. is open Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All items are free, but donations are accepted. Items available include clothing of all sizes, bedding and window items. Donations of fall and winter clothing, shoes and boots are welcome. Donations must be washed and free of pet hair. Disabled access. Details: 724-295-3095.


Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank is open from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Food bank participants may receive food allocations twice a month. If you haven’t registered yet, you should come on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details and replacement times: 724-226-0606, ext 10.

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clean fall and winter clothing of all sizes is required. Masks optional. On Wednesday, bring donations or leave them on the porch. Do not throw donations in the blue bins behind the church.

New Kensington

Thursday and Friday: The Knead Community Café will be closed over the Holidays. The café is open on Saturdays for small businesses from 8am to 1pm.


Today: Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 6 p.m. at Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Monthly Contributions: $5; The first meeting is free. Details: [email protected]


Today: The Springdale Free Public Library Tuesday Night Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Library, 331 School St. The selection will be “Women in White Coats – How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine” by Olivia Campbell. New members welcome. Details: 724-274-9729.


Wednesday: The Elks host bingo at 6:30 p.m. at The Lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 17:00 to 20:30. Menu: Assignments: 724-226-1644 until 8:15 p.m


4 Dec: Free breakfast with Santa for kids 10 and younger at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141-143 Sumner Ave. Reservation needed. Reservations and details: [email protected]

Washington community

Wednesday: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380.