Le Promeneur, January 14, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


Start the new year on the right foot! Advertise your events, club meetings and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to vndnews@triblive.com. Please include a daytime phone number.

Free tax prep available at the Springdale Library

The Springdale Free Public Library accepts appointments for free AARP tax preparation services.

Appointments are available on Thursdays and Saturdays from February 5 to April 14 at the library, 331 School Street. Services will be scheduled as same-day drop-off and pickup appointments, not in-person tax preparation. Appointments are required; no walk-ins will be accepted.

For an appointment, call the library at 724-274-9729.

Adult training courses offered at Goodwill

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its free adult education classes from residents of Allegheny County.

In-person and virtual classes are available to help students prepare to take a high school equivalency test, improve their digital skills, improve their ability to speak English, or prepare for the citizenship and citizenship test. naturalization of the United States.

For more information, visit goodwillswpa.org/digital or call 877-499-3526.

New car wash opening specials to benefit the Knead Community Café

Clean Express Auto Wash, 97 Tarentum Bridge Road, New Kensington, will be celebrating its official opening today until January 23rd.

Customers who make a monetary donation to the Knead Community Café will receive a free Clean-est wash – an $18 value. $50 car wash gift cards will be sold for $25 with proceeds going to the cafe.



Sunday: Arnold No. 2 Auxiliary and Arnold Fireman’s Band will host a bingo luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at the Arnold Social Center, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $6, includes a light meal and a lapboard. Players must be at least 12 years old.


On Saturday: The Knee High To Nature Series at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Crooked Creek will provide sponsors with a winter science program for elementary school children at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Choose either session. Reservations required. Reservations: armstrongcenter.org/odc-events.


On Saturday: The group Risen to Save will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 857 10th Ave. Donations will be accepted for the benefit of the church.

Sunday: Bingo to benefit the Highlands Boys Basketball Boosters will be held at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Hose Fire Hall, 124 Morgan St. Doors open at noon. Cost: $20, includes 20 regular games and five specials with cash prizes. There will be a $500 jackpot game, silent auction and side draws. Snacks and drinks will be sold. Tickets: send a message to Pioneer Hose Ladies Auxiliary Brackenridge PA on Facebook.


Today: A Red Cross community blood drive will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 113 Fire Hall Road. Go to: 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code GTVFD.


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 draw and the final game jackpot.

Wednesday: A quiz will be held at 6 p.m. at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Form a team of up to four family members and friends. The winning team will receive a Dairy Queen gift card. Reservations required. Reservations: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

January 22: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be offering a free program, “Be Responsible for Your Own Health,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online participation also available. Learn all about the Alle-Kiski Health Foundation and how you can take charge of your health in a few simple steps. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar section on alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

January 26: The Allegheny Valley Community Library’s new Kitchen Sink Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. Copies are available at the library. Reservations required. Details and reservations: 724-226-3491 or alleghenvalleylibrary.org.

Township of Kiski

January 27: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for baked goods from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach and raisin pies and pumpkin roulades, all at $10; cinnamon buns with cottage cheese or cream frosting, $7.50 for 6; snails, $7.50 per dozen; pie variety pack of 4 x 4-inch pies, apple, blackberry, cherry and razzleberry, $9.50; and pepperoni rolls, $5. Deadline for paid order: Saturday. Pick-up: January 27. Orders: Morgan King, call or text 724-466-2812.


On Saturday: The annual Leechburg Elks Hoop Shoot free throw competition will take place at noon in the gymnasium at Leechburg Area High School, Center Avenue. Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13 are invited to participate. Students will be divided into age groups determined by their age on April 1, 2022. Details: Anthony Shea, 724-842-8071 or ashea247@comcast.net.

On Saturday: The clothes closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers must wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations are welcome.

January 20: The Leechburg Public Library will be hosting a free movie night, featuring the film ‘The Wizard of Oz’, from 6-8pm at the library, 139 Market St. Tickets must be reserved by Saturday. Tickets: stop at the library.

Lower Burrell

On Saturday: Bingo lunch will be held at 1 p.m. at Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games winning $20 each; four specials that win $30 each; and an unmissable $100 jackpot. Details: 724-335-4131.

On Saturday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the Stagger Lee Band from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.


Wednesday: The Wacky Wednesday program at 6 p.m. at the Springdale Free Public Library will celebrate National Popcorn Day with games, crafts and popcorn. Children of all ages welcome. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Summit Township

January 23: Table reservations are being accepted for an antique and classic bike swap meet from 8 a.m. to noon at the Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Vendor installation will begin at 6:00 a.m. Cost: $30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp, 724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.


On Saturday: The clothes closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A one-dollar breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

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


On Saturday: Vandergrift Fire Department No. 1 will be holding bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 278 Franklin Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be 16 regular games and 4 specials and a 50/50 jackpot. Payment to be determined according to the number of players. Light refreshments and beverages will be sold. Details: vandergriftvfd@gmail.com or Vandergriftvfd1 on Facebook.

Wednesday: The Vandergrift Public Library will host a meet and greet event for children of all ages who are homeschooled at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

January the 21st : Vandergrift Public Library and the Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6-9 p.m. for grades six through twelfth gradersand grade at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends under adult supervision. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Washington Township

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


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