The Stroller, July 2, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski-Tal
Operation gratitude for the benefit of troops and first responders
The fourth annual Operation Gratitude Collection will run through July 31st.
The public is welcome to write a letter, make a thank you card or color in a picture that will be sent in a care package. Creations are distributed to new recruits, first responders, troops, and veterans and their caregivers by Operation Gratitude in California.
Collection bins are located at Citizens Bank in Giant Eagle, Amsler Automotive and King’s Family Restaurant, all in Allegheny Township.
To make a cash donation to cover the cost of 30 care packages, visit Giving.OperationGratitude.com/2021SummerCollectionDrive.
For more information, email [email protected]
Acts required for the Casino Theater Talent Show
The Casino Theater in Vandergrift is hosting a talent show in the theater on August 1st from 4pm to 8pm.
Dancers, singers, comedians, bands and other family-friendly acts are welcome to register. Auditions can be carried out depending on the response received.
To apply, visit casinotheater.org. The application deadline is July 10th. The proceeds from the show will go to the theater restoration fund.
Free children’s meals will continue to be distributed in Tarentum
The Central Presbyterian Church, Tarentum, dispenses on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 305 Allegheny St.
The program will run through August 6 and is sponsored by the United Methodist Church Union and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. There are no eligibility requirements.
Call Central Church at 724-224-9220 for details.
Youth tennis clinic planned in New Kensington
The City of New Kensington Recreation Commission will sponsor youth tennis clinics on the tennis courts of Valley High School, Stevenson Blvd., July 26-29.
Tennis coach and official Rachael E. Link will take over the management. The schedule is:
• 9 am to 10 am, kindergarten to 3rd grade
• 10 am to 11 am, fourth and fifth grades
• 11 am to 12 pm, sixth to eighth grade.
The cost is $ 40. The clinic will follow current guidelines from the CDC and the Department of Health. To register, call the town hall at 724-337-4523. If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected]
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra plays free concert at Hartwood Acres
The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series at Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater, Indiana Township, will feature a free performance of patriotic music by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at 8:15 pm.
Food trucks open at 6 p.m. rain or shine.
Tarentum concert postponed
The concert scheduled for Thursday at the Riverview Memorial Park in Tarentum with the Murphy’s Music Center Band has been canceled due to the bad weather.
The concert will be postponed to July 8th at 7pm. The Snack Shack opens at 6 p.m.
• Har-Brack High School class from 1966 will have a reunion on August 26th at Harrison Hills Park, Harrison, and on August 27th at the Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars. Classmates in need of information should call Mike at 724-224-5462
• Highlands High School class from 1971 will have a reunion on August 20th and 21st at the Comfort Inn, RIDC Park, O’Hara. An icebreaker event will take place on August 20th at 6 p.m. at Hotel Route 28 Bar and Grille. The reunion will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on August 21. Cost: $ 60 per person, includes a DJ, served buffet, two drinks menus, and cake. Reservation required by July 30th. Details: Point, 724-244-6164; Justine, 724-448-5835 or highlands71.com
Sunday: St. James Parish is selling raffle tickets to win a propane grill, metal fire, and gift cards to Naser Foods, Held’s Shop n Save, and Rukas Beverage. Cost: $ 10 for two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776, in the anteroom after masses and in the parish office
10th of July: Table reservations for a vendor fair, which is held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Community Center at St. James Parish, 109 Owens View Ave. is planned are accepted. All sellers are required. Cost: $ 20; without electricity, $ 15. Reservations: Linda, 724-882-8776
2nd to 6th August: The Bible Presbyterian Church, 214 Railroad Ave., will host a vacation Bible school for children from kindergarten through sixth grade in the church from 10 am to 11:30 am. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-478-3556 or 724-697-4148
Saturday: Arnold United Methodist Church, 1801 Leishman Ave., has an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in the church from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Menu: Choice between simple pancakes, blueberry, pecan and chocolate chips or French toast, sausage and drink. Dine in or to take away. Cost: $ 7.50; 12 and younger, $ 5. Details: 724-339-2377
Saturday: The thrift store apparel service at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., is open from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays and from 12pm to 3pm on Wednesdays. Cash only. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095
Today: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7pm at the Post Office at 894 Veterans Lane. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and there are specials, a 50/50 raffle and the jackpot of the last game.
Wednesday: The Community Library of Allegheny Valley will sponsor a free performance of Stage Right’s children’s play “The Rainbow Fish” at 6:30 pm online on Zoom.us. Registration is required for access data. Registration: Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org
Saturdays: The voluntary fire brigade of the municipality of Kiski is holding a flea market and a handicraft exhibition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: 10 USD per seat per week, benefits the fire department. Details: 724-681-2023
8th of July: A senior safe driving course is held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Covenant Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St. The course is PennDOT approved 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 seniorsforsafedriving.com
Saturday: Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., is open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. details: [email protected]
Today: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company organizes a fry from 3 to 7 p.m. in the fire hall, Kanalstrasse 268. Assignments: 724-842-3141 or 724-845-1684
August 7th: Applications from providers will be accepted by the Leechburg Area Community Association for an event scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the pavilion in the Leechburg Riverfront Park. Cost: $ 30 per 10 x 10 foot table. Reservations: Leave a message to Doreen at 724-448-4188
Saturday: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Building, 2800 Schreiber St. Lower Burrell Lions.
10th of July: Reservations are being made for a car park treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of God, 273 Chester Drive. Cost: $ 5 per seat. Reservations: 724-335-4422 or [email protected]
Today: River Community Church, New Kensington is hosting a farmers market at their church, 200 Freeport Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Supplier applications are accepted for future markets. Details: Nicky, 724-337-4837 or [email protected]
Saturday and Monday: The communal wardrobe will be closed due to the Independence Day holidays. Normal opening times will resume next week.
10th of July: Peoples Library presents “Walloping Weather” with Mad Science at 1pm in the courtyard behind the library, 880 Barnes St. Children under 12 can explore why it rains, what causes lightning and how the weather is forecast. Reservations required. Reservations: peopleslibrary.org
10th of July: A cornhole tournament to benefit Highlands Youth Wrestling begins at noon at Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road. Check-in is at 11:00 a.m. There are cash prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Entry fee: USD 50 per team. Registration: JB Orris, 813-753-7155 or Caitlin Williard, 724-448-8867
Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club is hosting a music night at the club at 1111 Shipman Road from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390
July 19: The Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for third to sixth grade children at the Springdale Free Public Library meets at 6 p.m. in the library, 331 School St. The theme for each evening is STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729
Saturday: The Eagles are holding a holiday barbecue in the car park of the Eagle’s Nest, 204 Wood St. Menu: half chicken with baked potato, $ 12; or half a pound burger and fries, $ 10, both with coleslaw. Dine on site or take away. Public reception. Details: 724-224-9961
Saturday: The closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220
Sunday: Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Silent prayer opportunity is available at 6:30 pm
Saturday: Manchester Reformed Presbyterian Church, 204 Manchester Hill Road, will host an indoor flea market in the church from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds go to the Church’s Mercy Fund, which helps those in need.
Thursday: The Farmers Market is open from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details: vandergriftfarmersmarket.weebly.com/
10th of July: A children’s vendor show in aid of children’s cancer research will run from 10 am to 4 pm at The Center on Franklin Ave., 262 Franklin Ave. occur. This is an event by children, for children, to support children. Sellers can offer any kind of child-friendly goods. Cost: $ 40; Child Seller, $ 20. Applications: [email protected]
August 31: The Vandergrift Public Library is giving away a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to help the library. Cost: $ 1 per person or $ 5 for an arm’s length. The drawing will take place on August 31st. Tickets: Visit the Library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212
Today: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting bingo at the Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66 at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM and sales begin at 6:00 PM Free Coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by an adult.