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Volunteers needed at Highlands Meals on Wheels
Highlands Meals On Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to local residents.
To volunteer your time, call 724-226-3196 and leave a message. Monetary donations can be sent to Highlands Meals On Wheels, PO Box 396, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.
On Saturday: A vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. James Parish Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. All sellers are needed. Cost: $ 20 per table; without electricity, $ 15. Details: Linda, 724-882-8776.
Today: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Avenue. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.
Thusday: The bingo will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the American Legion, 845 First Ave.
Thusday: The Butler County National Alliance on Mental Illness will be offering a free online support group at 7 p.m. on Zoom.us for families and friends of people living with mental illness. The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-431-0069 or [email protected] Participants must RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to receive a link to participate.
Today: 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 should be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095.
Thusday: The Freeport Renaissance Association will meet at 7:00 pm at 1833 Coffee and Tea Co., 300 Fifth St. Welcome new members.
Today: The Agape thrift store at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean fall and winter clothing of all sizes is required. Bring donations on Wednesdays or leave them on the porch. Do not put donations in the blue bins behind the church.
Today: The Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Stop in the central parking lot and the food will be placed in your vehicle. Those who have not yet registered should come from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thusday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will be offering an internet literacy class at 6 p.m. in person at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online access via Zoom.us also available. Find out how to stay safe while browsing the web, avoid scams, and how antivirus programs keep your devices safe. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar tab at alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.
Friday: Natrona Heights Foreign War Veterans will have a 7 p.m. bingo at the station, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be specials, a 50/50 raffle and the end game jackpot.
On Saturday: Allegheny Valley Community Library will welcome local author Jennifer Naviglia at 11 am as she reads aloud and answers questions about her first book, “K-9 Merlyn: Police Dog Extraordinaire” in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Reception of children from the 3rd to the 6th year. Face masks and registration required. Registration: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.
January 19: A competition will be held at 6 p.m. at the Allegheny Valley Community Library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Form a team of up to four family and friends. The winning team will receive a gift card to Dairy Queen. Reservations required. Reservations: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.
January 26: 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 and an online option is available. Reservations required. Details and reservations: 724-226-3491 or alleghenvalleylibrary.org.
Canton 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 rolls, all for $ 10 ; cinnamon buns with cottage cheese or cream frosting, $ 7.50 for 6; snails, $ 7.50 per dozen; assortment of pies of 4 pies of 4 inches, apple, blackberry, cherry and razzleberry, $ 9.50; and pepperoni rolls, $ 5. Deadline for paid orders: January 15. Pick up: January 27. Orders: Morgan King, call or text 724-466-2812.
Today: The Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., offers a free Senior Stretch Chair class at 10:30 am. Details: 724-236-0080.
Thusday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society’s free genealogy group will meet from 11 am to 1 pm at the museum, 118 First St. Basic computer skills and face masks required. Ancestry.com and Newspaper.com are available. Details: Judy, 724-681-9154.
Thusday: A New Path Al-Anon Family Group, a free and confidential program for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, will meet at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 251 , Main Street. Face masks and social distancing required.
January 15: The Knee High To Nature series at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Crooked Creek will offer the sponsor a winter science program for elementary school children at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Choose one or the other of the sessions. Reservations required. Reservations: armstrongcenter.org/odc-events.
Thusday: The new Kensington Eagles Auxiliary Bingo will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Playground, 2134 Freeport Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open. Public reception. Details: 724-448-7403.
Today : The Springdale Free Public Library will be hosting an evening of storytelling and crafts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for children of all ages at the library, 331 School Street. Masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.
Today: The Springdale Free Public Library will be hosting an evening of storytelling and crafts from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for children of all ages at the library, 331 School Street. Masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.
Township of the Summit
January 23: Table reservations are accepted for an 8:00 a.m. to noon Classic Bike Exchange meeting at the Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Supplier installation will begin at 6:00 a.m. Cost: $ 30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp, 724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.
Today: 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: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.
January 12: The Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., will be hosting toddler free time for children ages 4 and under at 11 a.m. at the library. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.
Township of Washington
Friday: The Washington Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a 7 pm bingo at the Fire Station, 4078 Route 66. Doors open at 5:30 pm and sales begin at 6 pm. Free coffee. The kitchen will be open. Players must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by an adult.