Le Promeneur, January 31, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley

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Weather program scheduled for Thursday in Leechburg

The Leechburg Public Library will sponsor a free weather science program with author Diana Perry at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Marconi Club Ballroom, 135 River Ave.

The event is suitable for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. One must reserve. To reserve, call 724-236-0080 or drop by the Library, 139 Market St.

Need help at Vandergrift Meals On Wheels

Vandergrift Meals On Wheels needs regular and replacement volunteers to help with packing, driving and delivering food.

To volunteer your time and for more information, call 724-567-7893.

Children’s program offered at the Outdoor Discovery Center

The Knee High To Nature Series at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Crooked Creek will offer a free winter science program for elementary school children at 6 p.m. Monday at the center, 142 Kerr Road, Bethel.

One must reserve. For reservations, visit armstrongcenter.org/odc-events.


Allegheny Valley

Wednesday: The All Virtual Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 7 p.m. online on Zoom.us. Participants can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Information on reservations and registrations: Ariel Mookherji, 610-547-0004.


Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Details: 724-478-4831.

February 11th : Apollo Memorial Library is sponsoring a raffle for Valentine’s Day. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Pick 3 Pa lottery number on February 11. Cost: $2 per ticket, two numbers on each ticket. The winning number will receive $500 and the numbers below and above will each receive $25. Proceeds will go to the library. Tickets: stop by the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

12 February : A vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Parish Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. All vendors are needed. Cost: $20 per table; without electricity, $15. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776.


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.


Wednesdays : The Thrift Store clothing ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Cash only. Donations of clothing, winter coats, shoes, bedding and handbags are welcome. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095.


Tuesday: Allegheny Land Trust will present “Spring Wild Edible Plants” at 5:30 p.m. at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

Wednesday: The Anime Club at the Allegheny County Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the library. Online participation available. Aimed at adults, but teens and young adults are welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or visit the calendar section at Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mandatory masks. Clean fall and winter clothes in all sizes are required. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the porch. Do not put donations in the blue bins behind the church.

Wednesday: The Allegheny Valley Churches Association Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Park in the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered must come from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

February 10: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be offering a computer class on using free software including photo and video editing, messaging and anti-virus applications at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or the calendar section at Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.


Today: 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.

Today: 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.

Wednesday: The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., is offering a free senior stretch chair class at 10:30 a.m. Details: 724-236-0080.

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.

New Kensington

February 9: St. George’s Orthodox Church will be selling kibbee from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 1150 Leishman Avenue. Cost: $45 per dozen or six for $24. Orders required by February 4. Orders: 724-337-3918.


Until Saturday : The South Butler County Library, 240 W. Main St., will be sponsoring a puzzle swap at the library. Bring a new or lightly used puzzle during business hours and take one home. Puzzles for all ages accepted and must have all pieces. Selections change daily. Details: 724-352-4810.


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.


Wednesday: The Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St., will celebrate World Reading Day at 6 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. Face masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

On Saturday: The Springdale Free Public Library will be hosting a teddy bear craft workshop for children ages 2 and up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Children will make their own stuffed animal to take home home and will enjoy a story and nibble. Masks and reservations required. Parents must accompany their children. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

February 7: The Geraldine Yanni Science Program for children in grades two through six at the 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.

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


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.

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. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 before 8:15 p.m.


From Tuesday to February 18: 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.

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.

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, including 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

Wednesday: The West Deer and Hampton Police Departments will host a Free Law Enforcement Explorers Open House for students ages 14-18 at 7 p.m. at West Deer Volunteer Fire Company No. 3, 4372 Gibsonia Road . Law Enforcement Explorers offers young men and women the chance to participate in hands-on career experiences with their local police department. Details: Officer Newman, 724-265-1100, ext. 310.

Thusday: A Vitalant Community Blood Drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Township Municipal Building, 109 East Union Road. Appointments recommended. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button at Vitalant.org and use group code C5300094.

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