Publicize your club meetings, community events and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected]. Please include a daytime telephone number.

Groups welcome to participate in Leechburg parade, memorial ceremony

Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is seeking groups and entries to participate in a parade and memorial ceremony Sept. 11 in the borough to honor first responders.

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and the memorial ceremony will be at 3. For information, call or text Melissa at 724-332-9090.

Cleanup set at Prospect Cemetery

Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge will soon remove spring and summer flowers and decorations for winter. Please remove anything you wish to keep prior to Tuesday.

Performers needed for annual Casino Theater Christmas show

The Casino Theater in Vandergrift is looking for singers, dancers and actors for this year’s annual Hometown Christmas production set for Nov. 26 through 28.

Children and adults are needed. Rehearsals will begin in early September. For details, call 724-681-6667 or email [email protected].



Saturday: A vendor fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. All vendors needed. Cost: $20 per table; without electricity, $15. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Sept. 18: Tickets are on sale for the Apollo Area Historical Society 50+1 Anniversary banquet planned at Apollo First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 214 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets: 724-478-2899, stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the WCTU Building, 317 N. Second St., or send a check made out to AAHS to P. O. Box 434, Apollo PA 15613


Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., will resume its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pickup: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks required at pickup. Cost: $10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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


Sept. 14: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Hall, 113 Fire Hall Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD


Tuesday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a seminar on resume building from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Reservations required. Reservations:

Sept. 13: Allegheny Family Network and Powered by Love will sponsor a Working Parent to Parent Support Group from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allegheny Family Network North office, 1600 Pacific Ave., suite 10. In person and online attendance available. Childcare and refreshments provided. Registration required by Monday. Registration: Jean Ericsson, 724-594-5968

Sept. 25: Community Library of Allegheny Valley is selling “Love Your Library” T-shirts at Cost: $19.99; youth shirts, $17.99. Those who purchase a shirt can come from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 to the library and tie dye their shirt. All supplies included. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library and be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation for Love Your Library month. Details: 724-226-3491

Nov. 6: Highlands Marching Band is seeking vendors for a fall craft show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications: [email protected]


Saturday: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 9 to 3 p.m. at Indiana Community Freedom Fellowship Center, 905 McKnight Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code HEROES911


Today and Thursday: Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. through Oct. 31. Free admission. Alternate hours available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707


Tuesdays and Fridays: Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., will offer a reading program for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. There will be a story time, crafts, songs and dance. No reservations required.

Sept. 14: Leechburg Public Library will offer a program for children in preschool through sixth grade, “Weather by Heather,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 139 Market St. Author Diana Perry will perform weather experiments. Registration required by Tuesday. Registration: 724-236-0080

Lower Burrell 

Friday: Westmoreland County Marines Detachment No. 1416 will meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 1100 Wildlife Lodge Road. The day was changed due to the Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 11: Church of God is accepting space reservations for a parking lot treasures sale set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Cost: $5 for two parking spaces No food vendors please. Reservations and details: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.

Today: A drive-thru pasta dinner to benefit Lost Dreams Awakening will be from noon to 4 p.m. at 408 Eighth St., rear. Menu: pasta, meatball, salad, bread and beverage, $10. Tickets: 724-594-7993

Oct. 9: Tables reservations are being accepted for a craft and vendor show at East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

Oct. 16: Knead Community Café is accepting space applications from crafters and vendors for a harvest fair set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Applications: [email protected] or stop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the cafe


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at Panera Bread, Waterworks Mall, 942 Freeport Road. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Reservations required. Reservations: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848


Sept. 11: Sponsor the Troops will host a motorcycle poker run at the Saxonburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, 572 W. Main St. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the group will depart at 11 a.m. Cost: $20 per rider; $10 per passenger. Proceeds provide morale, welfare and recreation items to our deployed troops. Details:

South Buffalo

Friday: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will have a fall festival and Oktoberfest from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Renshaw Farms, 314 Ford City Road. There will be food, wineries, a brewery and dancing. Music will be by the 56 East Band. Cost: $30; table of 10, $270. Tickets: Bridget, 724-294-0089 or Jeff, 724-596-0503


Sept. 14, 21 and 28: Springdale Free Public Library is accepting reservations for Tuesday Story Times. Schedule: Read to Me, infants to 2 years old, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; and Story Explorers, ages 3 and 4, 11:15 a.m. to noon. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Sept. 24: Springdale Free Public Library is accepting orders for pies, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin rolls, apple dumplings and snails from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach and raisin, all $10; pumpkin rolls, $10; 6 cinnamon rolls with white icing, $7; 6 cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, $7.50; apple dumplings, 3 for $8; 12 snails, $7.50. Order deadline: Sept. 13. Pick-up: after noon Sept. 24 at the library, 331 School St. Orders: 724-274-9729


Today 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.


Tuesday: Vandergrift Public Library will offer a Board Game Night for students in grades 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations encouraged. Reservations: 724-568-2212

Wednesday: The Elks will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.


Sept. 18: Twin Boro Apaches Football Team will sponsor a comedy night at 8 p.m. in the Eagles upstairs ballroom, 315 James St. There will be a DJ and three comedians. Admission: $25, includes beer and Italian buffet. Tickets: J.B. Schaal, 412-735-5806 or Joe, 412-337-0384 The event is part of the Verona 150th anniversary celebration.

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