Advertise your community events, fundraisers and club meetings for free in The Stroller. Send information at least one week in advance to [email protected] or The Stroller, 210 Wood St., Tarentum PA 15068. Please include a daytime phone number.


Saxonburg fire carnival opens Tuesday

The Saxonburg Volunteer Firefighter Carnival will take place Tuesday through Saturday on the carnival grounds.

There are no admission fees. There will be an animal parade at 7 p.m. Tuesday, food, games and rides. Doors open at 6 p.m. every night. For more information on ride tickets, visit svfc.com.


Church of Taranto collecting used mobility aids

Tarentum Central Presbyterian Church is collecting canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, incontinence supplies and manual wheelchairs to donate to Global Links, a charity working to redirect materials still useful away from landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Clean items can be dropped off Monday through Saturday through June 30 at the church, 305 Allegheny St. For details, contact the church at 724-224-9220 or email [email protected] net.


Leechburg Area Veteran Book Available

The Leechburg Museum Genealogy Group has compiled a binder of information on veterans of Leechburg, West Leechburg, Gilpin, Allegheny Township and Hyde Park.

More than 425 veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present day are featured in the 304-page binder that is on display at the museum on First Street. Copies are available by sending a check for $30 payable to the museum, plus $5 for shipping to Leechburg Museum, PO Box 156, Leechburg PA 15656.

The group would like to thank everyone who submitted information.


Calendar

Apollo

Thursday: The Apollo Memorial Library sells raffle tickets for a basket of scratch tickets and historical items. Cost: $1 for 1; $3 for 5; and $5 for 10. The draw will take place on June 30. Tickets: Stop by the Library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

Arnold

Saturday: Real Life Church, 1826 Freeport Road, will be sponsoring a free family game night at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Bring a game to share. Snacks will be available.

Sunday: A food truck festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds at 1701 Fifth Ave. Restrooms and tables will be available in Arnold Fire Department Bingo Hall #2.

July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a flea market scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arnold Volunteer Fire Company Social Room #2, 1702 Fifth Ave. Installation will begin at 6 a.m. Cost: $10 for two tables. Details: Jim Duncan, 724-754-7666.

Buffalo Township

Saturday: CS Kim Karate will be hosting a free child safety workshop from 1-3 p.m. at the Karate Studio, 612 S. Pike Road. There will be self-defense classes for children and meetings with local firefighters, police and paramedics. Details: 724-504-9498.

Brackenridge

Sunday: Sons of the American Legion will serve an all-you-can-eat community breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion, 845 E. First Ave. Cost: $8; under 12, $5.

East of Vandergrift

Sunday: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be holding Bingo at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall, 411 McKinley Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

July 3 and 4: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets to win $1,000 cash and a $200 gift certificate to Naser Foods. Cost: $10 per two-issue ticket. Winning numbers will be the first number officially drawn at 7:00 p.m. Pa. Lottery Daily Pick-3 on July 3-4. The winner of each day will receive the money and a gift certificate. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186 or after mass in the church vestibule.

Town of Ford

July 16: Tickets are on sale for the Ford City Community Kennywood Picnic at Klingensmith Pharmacies in Ford City, Kittanning and West Kittanning. Cost: $28 for a FunDay pass. Passes can also be used on weekdays until August 19. An additional $10 fee will be charged for use of tickets on weekends through August 19. Picnic day bus tickets are also available for $8. Details: 412-389-8366.

Harrisson

Monday: The free children’s playground program sponsored by Natrona Comes Together will feature a reading program and bookmark games at 12:30 p.m. at the park pavilion.

Monday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library’s Outside the Lines Adult Craft Club will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The group project will be a personalized flowerpot. Join the group project or bring your own. Welcome new members of all levels. Reservations and list of supplies: Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or 724-226-3491.

July 31 : A scholarship to benefit the Robin’s Home charity which helps low-income female veterans and their children will be held at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door; includes lunch. There will be a cash bar, break open tickets, silent auction, table selection and raffles. Tickets: 724-904-7649.

Kittanning

Sundays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 330 N. McKean St., will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Other hours available by appointment. Free parking available behind the museum via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or [email protected]

Leechburg

Today and Wednesday: The Leechburg Museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Alternate hours available by appointment. Details: 724-845-8914 or [email protected]

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.

July 10: Team registrations are being accepted for the Shawn DesLauriers Bocce Tournament scheduled for noon at Club Marconi, River Avenue. Team fee: $300. There will be a raffle of baskets, food and a 50/50. Proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in the name of DesLauriers. Details: Dan Swartz, [email protected]

Lower Burrell

Today: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market, 2800 Bethel St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lower Burrell Lions will be selling broomsticks and raffle tickets.

Today: Peoples Library will present “Oceans of Fun” with Stage Right at 11 a.m. at the library, 3052 Wachter Ave. No reservation required. Details: 724-339-1021.

Today: Church of God will be holding a treasure sale in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 273 Chester Dr. Ddetails : 724-335-4422 or [email protected]

Sunday: A take-out spaghetti dinner will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Moose, 499 Reimer Street. Menu: spaghetti, salad and roll, $9.

July 25 to 29: Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder St., will have a vacation Bible school, “Rocky Railway,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 through those who have completed fifth grade. Donations will be accepted. Reservations: bethelumc.us.

Manor

July 6: Lenape Tech Adult Education will host a free information night for adult students from 5-6 p.m. at the school cafeteria, 2215 Chaplin Ave. Examples of programs include the HVACR Fast Track, Welding Fast Track, CDL, Clinical Physician Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and eLearning. Donors will be present. Reservations required before June 30. Reservations: 724-763-5916 or [email protected]

New Kensington

Today and Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Items available include clothing for all family members, shoes and linens. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations of summer clothing accepted during opening hours.

July 2nd : Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is holding a raffle to win four tickets to the July 31 Pittsburgh Pirate game against the Philadelphia Phillies, a parking pass and barbecue supplies. The draw will take place on July 2 at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. Cost: $10 each. Tickets: tinyurl.com/yckn2bp7.

July 17: The People’s Library is organizing a basket raffle to benefit the library. The baskets will be on display tonight at the New Kensington Library, 880 Barnes St., on Fridays in June during the Fifth Celebration and during the Library Book Sale. Photographs of the baskets will be available at the Lower Burrell Library, 3052 Wachter St.. The drawing will take place July 17. Cost: $5 each. Tickets: in both libraries.

Oakmont

July 31 : Reservations are being accepted for the Kerr Museum Victorian Bridal Luncheon scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club. Hats and fascinators welcome. Cost: $75. Reservation required before July 22. Reservations: 412-826-9295.

Parks

Sunday: The Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a country music night from 5-8 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite string instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public reception. Details: 724-845-2390.

Springdale

Today: The Dynamo Education Foundation football meeting will take place at the sports grounds of Springdale High School, Butler Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. The student game will start at 2 p.m. and the alumni game around 4 p.m. Admission: $5; students, $2. Proceeds go to the foundation. Details: [email protected]

June 27: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Sherlock Holmes Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Taranto

Today: The clothes closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 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.

Sept. 8 to 10: Summit Hose Co. is accepting applications from artisans and suppliers for its fall festival. No food vendors, please. Details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or [email protected]

Vandergrift

Until Thursday : Vandergrift Public Library’s Books & More store will be holding a $3 bag sale. Bags provided by the library. Individually priced items will include puzzles, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs. Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 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.

West Leechburg

Today: The Western Reserve Insulator Club’s Allegheny Valley Insulator Display and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Leechburg Firemen’s Recreation Hall, 1116 Gosser St. Admission free. Details: Ron Barth, 724-845-8439 or [email protected]