The stroller, July 11, 2021: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Notes for Hope Festival takes place in Hyde Park on Saturday

The Notes for Hope Music and Food Festival will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hyde Park Heritage Pavilion, 217 Railroad St., Hyde Park.

Bands scheduled include Marshall and the Deputies, Miss Freddye Stover and Her Blues Band, Steel Mill Rising, Colorblind Willie Blues Band, 13 Stories, Bill Toms and Hard Rain and Thieves.

Admission is $ 10. No alcohol or coolers allowed. This is a pre-event fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation via Leechburg Pink Day.

Pink Day will take place on September 18 in downtown Leechburg.

“Addams Family” Musical to Perform at Casino Theater

Armstrong Community Theater will present the musical “The Addams Family” at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday and 2:00 pm on July 18 at the Casino Theater, Vandergrift.

Tickets cost $ 15 and are available at Pomfret’s Paint and Variety, 149 Farragut Ave., Vandergrift; Quality Inn Royle in West Kittanning and the Worthington Library on the doorstep.

Pennsylvania long rifle discussion scheduled for Plum today

The Alegheny Foothills Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on Pennsylvania rifles from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Carpenter Log House, Pierson Run Road, Plum.

Members of the company will showcase sample rifles and discuss this weapon that helped tame the wilderness here in western Pennsylvania.

Donations will be accepted for the benefit of Carpenter Log House.



August 2 to 6: Bible Presbyterian Church, 214 Railroad Ave., will host a vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-478-3556 or 724-697-4148


Today: Arnold No. 2 Auxiliary and Arnold Fireman’s Band will host a 1:30 p.m. bingo lunch at the Arnold Social Center, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $ 5, includes a light meal and a lapboard. Players must be at least 12 years old.

Tuesday: Arnold’s council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. followed by the regular meeting in the Public Safety Building, 601 Drey St., Details: 724-337-4441


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

Vandergrift is

Today: A clearance sale will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave.


July 26 to 30: Center United Methodist Church, 1575 Donnellville Road, will have a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for children aged 4 to those who have completed fifth grade. Theme: Knights of the Château du Nord. Registration required. Parents must accompany their child to and from the entry and exit table every day. Registration: 724-226-2300 or by email at


Tuesday: The free summer children’s play program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together will feature the Kids Club with Miss Jennifer at 12:30 p.m. at the Natrona Pavilion, 10 River Ave. There will be games, prizes, activities, crafts and a story hour. Funding of programs provided by PNC Charitable Trusts. Details: Pat, 724-224-7599

Highland School District

Monday: The Highlands School Board will hold a special voting meeting at 7 p.m. online at to review and approve the revised health and safety plan and any other matters. Access Info:

Canton of Kiski

Monday: Kiski Township Supervisors will hold the agenda meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Building, 1222 Old State Road. Details: 724-478-2737


Today: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until October 31. Free admission. Alternative times available by appointment. Free parking available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or


Mondays : First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg, will host a 13-week GriefShare support group from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through September 6 at Church Sanctuary, 358 Main St. The group is for all those who have lost important person in their life and needs help coping with grief. Masks required to enter the building and social distancing will be respected. Participants can join the group at any session in the class. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or

Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

August 10 to 12: The Cross Roads Presbyterian Community Church, 271 Main Street, will have a Vacation Bible School from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 10 and 11 at the church and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 12 at the Leechburg Pool in Gilpin. Children from 3 years old to those entering sixth grade are welcome. Registration required. Registration: the VBS tab on or 724-845-1901

August 7: Vendor requests are accepted by the Leechburg Area Community Association for a vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Leechburg Riverfront Park Kiosk. Cost: $ 30 per 10 x 10 foot space. Bring your table, chairs and / or tent. Reservations:

Lower Burrell

Monday: The Lower Burrell Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2800 Bethel St.

Tuesday: The Burrellton Garden Club will meet at 6:30 pm at Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St. The program will be “Pigeons and People” by Chris Kubrick of the Audubon Society. Guests welcome. Guest details and registration: 724-335-3353

New Kensington

Saturdays and Mondays: The community locker room, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closet has clothes for all the family members, uniforms for the students of Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, handbags, housewares, sheets and blankets. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during opening hours only. Try your luck for free at a monthly basket raffle.

July 29: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is accepting orders for a Fat Cat’s Subs hoagie sale. Varieties: Italian, turkey or ham and cheese, $ 9. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 29 at Fat Cat’s Subs, 832 Fifth Ave. Pay on pickup. Cash or checks only. Order deadline: 9 a.m. on July 23. Orders:

October 9: Table reservations are accepted for an exhibit of artisans and vendors at the East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $ 10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

New Kensington-Arnold School District

Tuesday: The New Kensington-Arnold School Board will hold the regular meeting at 7 p.m., Valley Jr.-Sr. High School Council Room, 701 Stevenson Blvd./Route 366, New Kensington, and online at Access information:


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


Monday: The Monday market will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the baseball fields at Plum Creek Park, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. The sellers change every week.


July 19: Springdale Free Public Library’s Geraldine Yanni Summer Science Club for Grades 3 to 6 will meet at 6 p.m. at the Library at 331 School Street. The theme for each evening will be STEM. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729

July 21: Springdale’s Free Public Library will be offering an adult craft class to make marble sun catchers at 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Wire and marbles provided; bring needle-nose pliers and a plastic cover from a butter dish or something similar. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729


Today: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

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


July 19: An American Red Cross community blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in the Masons Banquet Hall, 113 Washington Ave. Appointment : 800-733-2767 or visit and use the Vandergrift sponsor code

Until July 31: The Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., has a book sale during library hours. Cost: $ 3 per bag the size of a giant eagle available at the library. DVDs, audiobooks and puzzles available separately.

August 31 : Vandergrift Public Library raffles a patriotic quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $ 1 each or $ 5 for an arm’s length person. The draw will take place on August 31. Tickets: stop at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Details: 724-568-2212

Western Deer

July 16: The West Deer Parks and Recreation Committee will be hosting a free movie in the grounds of the Bairdford Park Lodge. Popcorn and water will be served. Bring a chair or blanket. Reservations required. Reservations: Jodi French, 724-265-3680 or


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