Advertise your events, fish fries and fundraisers for free in The Stroller. Send information at least a week in advance to [email protected] Please include a daytime phone number.

Scholarship for the benefit of a group of young athletes

Fun and Freedom Youth Sports will host its eighth annual Designer Bash from 6-9 p.m. on February 26 at the Acme Club, 230 Herron Ave., Cheswick.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Admission is $40 and includes entry to the 13 main raffles, entry for door prizes, refreshments and use of a photo booth. There will be parallel raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Winners do not need to be present.

For more information, call 724-274-7773.

Bowl-A-Thon to raise funds for the foundation

The annual Bowl-A-Thon, sponsored by the Burrell Education Foundation, will take place from 1-4 p.m. on February 20 at Wildlife Lanes, 1000 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell.

Cost is $25 per bowler; $45 for 2 or $90 for a team of 4 people. There will be prizes, a silent auction and 50/50. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Bowl-A-Thon benefits the foundation’s educational, cultural and recreational activities for the residents of Upper and Lower Burrell. For more details or to register, call Michael Discello at 724-334-1406, ext. 2091. The registration deadline is Wednesday.



Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is accepting orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato or sauerkraut. Pick-up: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Mandatory face masks. Cost: $11 per dozen; 6 for $6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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


Monday: The Springdale High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. in Cheswick Presbyterian Church, 1401 Pittsburgh St. Masks recommended. Details: Mike, 724-275-7566.


Tuesday: The Who Knew? The Allegheny Valley Community Library program will present “Glass Roots” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. and online through Learn interesting facts about the history of the glass industry in AK Valley and Natrona Bottling. Reservations required. Mandatory masks for in-person attendance. Reservations: call 724-226-3491 or visit the tab at

Tuesday : The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be hosting a story hour for children ages 3-5 at 9:30 a.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a blanket and a stuffed friend. No reservation required. Details: 724-226-3491.

February 19: The Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., will offer a free program, “Cooking On a Budget,” at 1 p.m. in the library and online. Reservations required. Reservations:

February 23: The Allegheny Valley Community Library’s Kitchen Sink Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be: “Delicious! A Novel by Ruth Reichl. Online participation available. Details:


Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Monday: The Leechburg Public Library Board will meet at 6.30pm at the Library, 137 Market Street. Public reception.

Monday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for the winter. To arrange a private viewing, email [email protected] or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

The 17th of March: Leechburg Public Library is running a raffle to win one $20 roll and one $10 roll per year. Scratch lottery tickets. Cost: $5, includes two issues. The winning number will be 7 p.m. March 17 Pa. Choose 3 draws. Tickets: stop by the library, 139 Market St.

May 7: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting applications from vendors 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.

Lower Burrell

February 22: Bethel Nursery School, 159 Alder St., will begin accepting applications for new students. There will be no open doors. Registration forms will be sent by email. Details: 724-339-2764 and leave a message with your email address.

New Kensington

February 25: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is accepting orders for Jenny Lee Swirl breads. Flavors: Classic Cinnamon, Cinnamon Raisins, Cinnamon Apple and Cranberry Swirl, $5 a loaf. Order deadline: Saturday. Pick up: February 25 at Animal Protectors, 730 Church St. Orders: form.jotform/com/220054107871145 Where Details: Norma, 724-448-5894.

February 26: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is taking orders for a sale of frozen pierogi and stuffed cabbage rolls. Pickup will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 26 in the church social hall. Pierogi varieties: cottage cheese with or without sugar, sauerkraut and cheese potato. Advance orders required. Cost: pierogi, $10 per dozen; stuffed cabbage, 2 for $6, 4 for $12 or 6 for $18. Order deadline: Friday. Orders: Valerie, 724-226-0942 or [email protected]


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at 817 Main St. Attendees can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations: Kelly Motter, 717-659-0323.


Monday: The Mystery Lovers Book Club at the 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. Welcome new members. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Wednesday: The Springdale Free Public Library will be offering a craft workshop to make a hydrangea wreath at 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

February 22: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Tuesday Night Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


Tuesday: The CPUser Group IT and Technology Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. online on The program will be “My favorite Android apps”. Guests welcome. Guest registration: [email protected]

Wednesday: The Elks will be hosting 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.


Tuesday: The Vandergrift Public Library YoYos Needles Art Group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Library Reading Room, 128C. Washington Ave. All skill levels are welcome. No reservation required. Details: 724-568-2212.

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

February 18: 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.

February 22: The Vandergrift Public Library will be hosting a board game night for students who are at least in fourth grade from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Until February 28: Vandergrift Public Library will be holding a book sale during regular business hours. Fill a grocery bag provided by the library for $3. DVDs, audiobooks, CDs and puzzles must be purchased separately. Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to the library.

Washington Township

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

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

western deer

March 26: Donations and sponsorships are being accepted by Change For Cancer for a spaghetti dinner scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Deer American Legion to benefit cancer patient Pete LaCava. Items needed include pasta, spaghetti sauce, bread, rolls, large bags of lettuce, desserts, sugar, bottled water, canned soft drinks, lemonade mix, paper goods and gift cards and gift baskets for an auction. Details: 724-994-7646 or [email protected]