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Free vaccine, NARCAN distribution planned

The Allegheny County Health Department will distribute free Narcan, flu shots and covid-19 shots from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Natrona Community Park, Harrison.

No registration is required. The event is sponsored by Senator Lindsey Williams and the Building Block of Natrona.

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers

Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to make deliveries to Arnold, New Kensington and Lower Burrell.

To donate a few hours per week of your time, call 724-334-4404 and leave a message.

Community library updates local history service hours of operation

The Allegheny Valley Community Library Local History Department has updated its opening hours.

Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and by appointment on Saturday. The library has copies of the Valley News Dispatch microfilm.

For information or to make an appointment on Saturdays, call the library at 724-226-3491. Local history requests can be emailed to [email protected]


Municipality of Allegheny

September 30: The Vandergrift Public Library and Tiny Trax Farm will be hosting a free Goat’s Story Hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Farm, 151 Stitt Ave. Participants must wear old clothes and shoes. Places are limited and reservations are required. Reservations: 724-568-2212


Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will be having a bingo at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The prizes have been collected and there will be a $ 1,000 jackpot. Do not miss. Details: 724-478-4831

Wednesday: The Wheel Good Wednesday food truck event, sponsored by the Apollo Events Committee and the Apollo Area Historical Society, will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the former Stanford Field on Clifford Avenue. Details: [email protected]


Friday: St. Vladimir’s Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., accepts orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato and sauerkraut. Pick up: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays at the church social hall. Masks mandatory during pickup. Cost: $ 10 per dozen. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Wednesdays : 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.

Township of Buffalo

Wednesday: The Herbal Thymes Club invites the public to its free monthly program at 7 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, 438 Bear Creek Road. Consumer advocate Mary Bach will discuss the question, “Are you getting what you pay for?” Masks are encouraged and the public will be socially distanced. Details: 724-335-5287 or


Wednesday: A free introductory fly fishing course will be offered at 7 p.m. at Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road. Must be at least 12 years old. The other classes will take place at 1 p.m. on October 23 and at 7 p.m. on November 17 and December 15. Details: Greg Mix, 724-882-0940

Free port

Wednesdays : The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. In cash only. No donation is accepted at this time. Details: 724-295-3095


Tuesday: The Astralis trio will perform at 6.30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 125 Park Road. The trio consists of flute, trumpet and harp and will present the world premiere of “Atomic Turquiose”, by Daniel Dorff. Donations will be accepted.


Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library will present a Who Knew? program, “Alle-Kiski Sports Notables,” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. The program will discuss the history of local sport and notable athletes from the Alle-Kiski Valley. Registration and masks compulsory. Registration: 724-226-3491 or visit the EventKeeper section of

Wednesday: 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.

Wednesday: 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.

Saturday: Allegheny Valley Community Library sells ‘Love Your Library’ t-shirts at Cost: $ 19.99; youth shirts, $ 17.99. Those who buy a shirt can come to the library on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dye their shirts. All supplies included. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the library and will be matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation for Love Your Library month. Details: 724-226-3491

October 3: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a drag queen bingo featuring Miss Thea’s Drag Queens at 2 p.m. at the station, 894 Veterans Way. Doors open at noon and food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost: in advance, $ 30; at the door, $ 35, includes eight regular games and a buffet. There will be a cash bar, specials, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. You must be 21 years old to participate. Tickets: call or text 724-448-8624 or post

November 6: Highlands Marching Band is looking for vendors for an Autumn Craft Show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications: [email protected]


Sundays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will be open for tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until October 31. Free admission. Alternative times available by appointment. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707


Today: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a bingo at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Wednesday and Saturday: Leechburg Area Museum, 118 First St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Details: [email protected]

December 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is looking for Artisans and Vendors for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Craft Show at the Fire Hall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $ 30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for a day; or $ 50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or [email protected] or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

Today: The Auxiliary Foreign War Veterans will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall after the banquet.

New Kensington

September 30: St. George’s Orthodox Church is accepting orders for a sale of cooked grape leaves. Cost: $ 12 per dozen, $ 6 for six. Pickup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 30 at the church office, 1150 Leishman Ave. Order deadline: September 26. Orders: 724-337-3918

October 9: Table reservations are accepted for a craft and vendor exhibit at the East Ken Community Center, 1785 Seventh St. Cost: $ 10. Details: Marie, 724-472-5106

October 16: Knead Community Café is accepting space requests from artisans and vendors for a harvest fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the café, 1011 Barnes St. Applications: [email protected] or go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Friday or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the café

Apollo North

October 9: The North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department is seeking food truck vendors and basket auction donations for its Food Truck Gathering which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fire Hall, 311 16e St. Details and applications: Chris at [email protected] or leave a message at the station at 724-478-4260


Today: Unity Golden Age Club will meet at noon at Unity Community Church Café, 215 Unity Center Road. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. The program will be “Patriotism in Action”.

Saturday: FallFest 2021 will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Plum Baseball Fields, 1040 Ross Hollow Road. There will be food, craft beer, pony rides and a farmers market. A square of pumpkins for the first 500 children of the borough registered will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations:


Tuesday and September 28: The Springdale Free Public Library accepts reservations for Tuesday story times. Schedule: Read to Me, infants up to 2 years old, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Story Explorers, ages 3 and 4, from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Thusday: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Mystery Lover Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Library, 331 School Street. The selection will be “A Share in Death” by Deborah Crombie. Copies available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations: 724-274-9729

September 28: The Springdale Free Public Library Tuesday Night Book Club will meet at 6:30 pm at the library, 331 School St. The selection will be “The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland” by Jim Defede. Copies are available at the library. New members welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

October 7: The Springdale Free Public Library is accepting orders for a Fat Cats Subs sale. Varieties: Italian, ham or turkey, $ 9. Order deadline: Wednesday. Pick up: October 7. Orders: 724-274-9729


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

Wednesday: 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: Orders: 724-226-1644 at 8:15 p.m.

Wednesdays : BridgePoint Church will be offering “Stop, Drop and Read” from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Church’s Children’s Library, 400 E. Ninth Ave. Free take-out meals for children will be distributed.

Wednesdays : The Tarentum Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the First United Presbyterian Church, 913 Lock Street.


Wednesday: The Vandergrift Public Library will host a home school reunion and focus group at 11 a.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Students of all ages are encouraged to meet other people and learn about library resources. The group plans to meet monthly. Registration required. Registration: 724-568-2212

Wednesday: The YoYos Needles Art group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library’s Reading Room, 128C. Washington Ave. All skill levels are welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212

October 16: A drag queen bingo will be held at 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food and strip tickets. BYOB. You must be 21 years old to participate. Cost: $ 20, includes eight sets and a dauber. CDC guidelines will be followed. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

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