The Stroller, Feb. 4, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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Armstrong Conservation District to sell fruit trees and seedlings

Armstrong Conservation District will conduct its annual fruit tree and seedling sale through March 4.

Fruit varieties available include apple, apricot, cherry, pear, peach and plum. Trees range from 4 to 6 feet in height, are bare rooted and packed in peat moss. Cost is $20 per tree. Tree guards are available at $2 each.

Other varieties available at $30 are American Elderberry, American Common Persimmon, Arrowwood Viburnum and Paw Paw. Austrian Pine, Chestnut Oak, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Paw Paw, Ponderosa Pine, Red Mulberry, Silky Dogwood and Wild Black Cherry are $20 per bundle. All evergreen seedlings, which are sold in bundles of 25, are 5 to 20 inches in size, depending on variety.

Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 at Lenape Technical School, 2215 Chaplin Ave., Manor Township. For an order form, visit the events tab at or email [email protected]. Orders and payments are due March 4. Proceeds will benefit county environmental projects and activities.

Fund established to rebuild St. Vladimir Church

St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Arnold plans to restore their building after the Dec. 4 devastating fire.

A fund has been established to assist in the project. To make a donation, visit or send a check made out to the church with “fire relief” in the memo line to 1601 Kenneth Ave., Arnold PA 15068.



Saturday: Apollo Memorial Library will host Take Your Child to the Library Day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. There will be story times at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 and 4 p.m. and crafts for children to be made in the library or taken home. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Details: 724-478-4214.

Feb. 11: Apollo Memorial Library is sponsoring a Valentine money raffle. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Feb. 11 Pick 3 Pa. Lottery number. Cost: $2 per ticket, two numbers on each ticket. Winning number will receive $500 and the numbers one below and one above will each receive $25. Proceeds will benefit the library. Tickets: stop in at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Feb. 12: 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.


Saturday: The pancake breakfast at Arnold United Methodist Church is canceled and rescheduled to be Feb. 12.

Saturday: The doughnut sale at Calvary Lutheran Church is canceled due to the weather and rescheduled to be Feb. 12.

East Vandergrift 

Saturday and Sunday: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave.


Today: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and final game jackpot.

Thursday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a computer class about how to use free software including photo and video editing, mail and antivirus apps at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or the calendar section at

Feb. 11: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will host a virtual story time and guided art project for children in kindergarten through third grade, “Zooming With The Queen,” at 10 a.m. Registration required. Registration:

Indiana Township

Sunday: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Rural Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, 135 Little Deer Creek Road. Menu: spaghetti, salad and dessert, $12; meatballs and wedding soup available a la carte. Dine in or take out. Orders: 724-265-4000.

Kiski Township

Sunday: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the firehall, 1037 Route 56. Menu: bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, home fries, hash browns, biscuits with sausage gravy, toast and drinks. Cost: $11; age 4 to 12, $6.50; 2 and 3, $2; younger than 2, free.


March 17: Leechburg Public Library is conducting a raffle to win one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 Pa. scratch off lottery tickets. Cost: $5, includes two numbers. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 17 Pa. Pick 3 drawing. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.

May 7: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting vendor applications for an outdoor craft show. Cost: $25 for a 12 x 12-foot space. No electricity available. Bring your own table, chairs and tent. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090.

New Kensington

Today: The towel bingo at East Kensington Community Circle is canceled due to weather and ice in the parking lot. The next bingo will be the first Friday of March, weather permitting.

Monday: Pucketos Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at New Kensington United Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Ave. Barbara Summers will present a program about how to make flavored oils. A packaged lunch will be served. Guests welcome. Like us on Facebook. Details: Pat, 724-275-7207.

Wednesday: St. George Orthodox Church will sell kibbee from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the church hall, 1150 Leishman Ave. Cost: $45 per dozen or six for $24. Orders required today. Orders: 724-337-3918.

Feb. 25: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is accepting orders for Jenny Lee Swirl breads. Flavors: classic cinnamon, cinnamon raisin, cinnamon apple and cranberry swirl, $5 per loaf. Order deadline: Feb. 14. Pickup: Feb. 25 at Animal Protectors, 730 Church St. Orders: form.jotform/com/220054107871145 or Details: Norma, 724-448-5894.


Feb. 12: Plum Community Library will host a Scrabble Saturday event from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library, 445 Center New Texas Road. All ages welcome but must know how to play. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: visit the registration section at


Through Saturday: South Butler County Library, 240 W. Main St., will sponsor a jigsaw puzzle exchange at the library. Bring a new or gently-used puzzle during operating hours and take home one for yourself. Puzzles for all ages accepted and must have all the pieces. Selections change daily. Details: 724-352-4810.

Feb. 8: South Butler Community Library will host a free Date Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, 240 W. Main St. Couples young and old will complete a scavenger hunt, enjoy sweet treats and hot drinks and watch a movie. Reservations encouraged. Reservations: 724-352-4810.


Saturday: Springdale Free Public Library will host a DIY teddy bear workshop for children who are at least 2 years old from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Children will make their own stuffed animal to take home, and enjoy a story and snack. Masks and reservations required. Parents must accompany their children. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Monday: The Geraldine Yanni Science program for children in second through sixth grade at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The topic will be Brixology Carnivals with Mad Science of Pittsburgh. Space is limited. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Tuesday: A craft workshop to make a Valentine planter will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Springdale United Presbyterian Church, 859 Pittsburgh St. Bring a lunch. Reservations: text Amy, 702-496-6268.

Feb. 13: Springdale High School Prom Committee is accepting basket auction donations for the annual prom fashion show. Details: 724-274-8100.

Feb. 14: The Mystery Lovers Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 10 a.m. at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be, “Eight Perfect Murders,” by Peter Swanson. Copies available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Saturday: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Saturday: The Men of Bethel AME Church will sponsor a takeout fish fry from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, 250 Seventh Ave. Menu: dinners, include three sides and dessert, $10; fish sandwich with coleslaw, $8. Details: 724-224-2417.

Sunday 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: A free crafting event will be at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Stop in any time between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and make a valentine for your special someone. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Saturday: Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Through Feb. 18: Vandergrift Public Library will have a book sale during operating hours. Fill a grocery store bag provided by the library for $3. DVDs, audio books, CDs and puzzles must be purchased separately. Hours: 1 to 8 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds benefit the library.

Washington Township

Today: Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will have bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and sales start at 6 p.m. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult.

Feb. 19: A Moonlight Bingo will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $35 includes buffet and drinks. Those attending must be at least 21 years old. Tickets: 724-727-3079 or visit Washington Township VFC – Westmoreland on Facebook.

March 27: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. Cost: outside 12 x 24-foot space, $25; outside 12 x 48-foot space, $45. Vendor set up will begin at 11 p.m. March 26. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Food and beverages will be sold inside. Rain or shine. Details: 724-727-3079.

West Deer

Today: East Union Presbyterian Church will host a free family movie night with popcorn at 7 p.m. at the community center, 292 East Union Road. Children can bring blankets and pillows. Parents should bring a chair. Masks recommended.






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