The Stroller, Sept. 20, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Is your non-profit organization going to have a fundraiser? Send information to The Stroller at least a week in advance to Please include a daytime telephone number.


Cornhole tournament fundraiser to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling

Highlands Youth Wrestling will host a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the New Kensington Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road, New Kensington.

Cost is $50 per team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place and runner up teams.

Registration is required. To register, call Nikki at 724-219-5745 or Caitlin at 724-448-8867.

Free movie planned in Boyce Park

The free Allegheny County Family Drive-in Movie planned Tuesday in Boyce Park airfield parking lot will be, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” rated PG.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. There is a 100-vehicle limit, first-come, first served. Refreshments will be available. The event is sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Christopher’s Light charity accepting donations

Children’s charity Christopher’s Light is collecting gently worn or new coats in sizes newborn to 14/16 for children in our community.

Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at 202 Point St., Saltsburg. For alternate drop off sites, text 724-980-2840.

To send a monetary donation, send a check made out to Christopher’s Light to P.O. Box 94, Apollo PA 15613.

Those in need can register at or by calling 724-980-2840.

Hydrant flushing to begin in Plum

Plum Municipal Authority will flush hydrants Sept. 28 through Oct. 30.

No work will be done on the weekends. Customers may experience low pressure and should test water before doing laundry or drawing large quantities of water because it may be discolored. Water color usually clears within a few hours.

For information, call the authority at 412-793-7331.



Today: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s Flea-Tique will be from dawn to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road. Rain or shine. No pets permitted. CDC guidelines will be observed. Spaces: $30 per month. Vendors may set up beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Parking: $3. Details: or 724-224-0178


Today: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a takeout chicken dinner. Pickups will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the firehall, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Cost: $10. Advance orders strongly recommended. Orders: 724-845-7200

Kiski Area School District

Monday: Kiski Area School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. via teleconference. Access information: or call 724-842-0457 by 11 a.m. Monday

Lower Burrell  

Monday: Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the post banquet room, Wildlife Lodge Road. Members are urged to attend.

Mondays through Thursdays: American Legion kitchen will be open for takeout orders from members and guests from 3 to 7 p.m. at the post, 1100 Wildlife Lodge Road. Menu: Orders: 724-339-9417

New Kensington 

Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Face masks are required, and a maximum of 25 people can be in the store at one time. Donations welcome only during operating hours.

Oct. 1: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is taking orders for a Fat Cat’s Subs hoagie sale. Varieties: Italian, turkey and ham and cheese. Cost: $8, cash or check payable at pickup. Order deadline is 9 p.m. Sept 27. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the new building, 730 Church St. Orders:

Oct. 24: Knead Community Café, 1011 Barnes St., is accepting applications from crafters and vendors for an outdoor fall harvest fair. Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Details: 878-302-3270 or

North Apollo

Oct. 3: North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for an online silent auction to coincide with the Oct. 3 food truck rally. Donation deadline is Sept. 25. Details: call or text Allison, 724-596-7293


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night from 7 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


Monday: The Monday Market will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Plum Creek Park baseball fields.

South Buffalo 

Oct. 10: South Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual purse bash at 2 p.m. at the firehall, 695 Freeport Road. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $30, includes food and water. All other drinks BYOB. Only 250 tickets will be sold. There will be a basket raffle, bingo, 50/50, early bird specials and raffles for other purses. Tickets and details: call or text 724-355-3555


Sept. 29: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “The Engagements,” by J. Courtney Sullivan. Copies are available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Sept. 30: Springdale Free Public Library is conducting a bingo fundraiser through Sept. 30. Cards are three for $10 and can be purchased at the library, 331 School St. Stop in participating borough businesses to pull a number for your card. When you get an X, return the card to the library for a thank you gift and be entered into the grand prize drawing. A percentage of proceeds will be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation. Details: 724-274-9729


Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will sell takeout food from 1 to 8 p.m. at the post, 141 Sumner Ave. Curb-side delivery available. Members welcome to dine in. Menu: visit the post Facebook page. Orders after 2 p.m.: 724-568-1427

Sept. 30: Vandergrift Public Library is having a book sale through Sept. 30 at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Cost: $3 per Giant Eagle bag; used puzzles and audio books, $1. Details: 724-568-2212

Cancellations and changes


Apollo Area Historical Society has canceled all programs for the rest of the year, including the banquet.


October: The Prospect Cemetery annual ghost tours are canceled. Details: 724-224-4552


October: The Freeport Halloween carnival is canceled. 


All activities at Burtner House are canceled through the end of the year.


Oct. 3: The annual Oktoberfest at Concordia Lutheran Ministries is canceled. A drive-in fireworks display is still planned. Details will be announced.


October: The Halloweenburg Festival is canceled.


Saturday: The Fall Festival Street Sale planned by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is canceled.

Riverview Community Action Corp. is closed for all activities except home delivered meals. Questions: 412-828-1062

Parks Township

Oct. 3: The Cash Giveaway Bash sponsored by Upper Burrell and Parks volunteer fire companies is canceled.


Oct. 3: The Monte Carlo Night planned by Springdale High School Alumni Association is canceled. Association meetings are suspended until further notice.


October: The annual BooFest event is canceled.

November: The annual joint Christmas Parade with Brackenridge is canceled.

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