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Le Promeneur, May 23, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski valley


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Animal Protectors welcomes donations

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St., New Kensington, is accepting donations to help with the day-to-day operations of the shelter.

Most needed items include Purina FortiFlora probiotic supplement, Provecta flea and tick treatments, Comfy Cone Elizabethan collars of all sizes, dog chew treats, Kong Wobbler dog toys, white paper, gift cards and an Easy-Up tent. For a complete list and to donate online, visit animalprotectors.net/wish-list.html. Bring items to the back door of the shelter at 730 Church Street and ring the doorbell.



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.


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.


Tuesday: St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., will host a Vitalant Community Blood Drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the church hall. Appointments recommended. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and use group code G0040286.

Wednesday: 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 spring and summer clothing, shoes, bedding and handbags are welcome. Donations must be washed and free of animal hair. Details: 724-295-3095.


Today: 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.

Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library 50 Book Challenge group will meet at 6 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Share your readings, exchange book recommendations and socialize with other readers. No reservation required. Welcome new members.

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 spring and summer clothing in all sizes is 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.

Wednesday : 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 “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations: tinyurl.com/3syh626f.


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.

Today: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leechburg is sponsoring a GriefShare support group for anyone who has lost a loved one from 6-8 p.m. Monday-June 6 in the church sanctuary, 358 Main St. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Participants can join any session of the program. Details and registration: 724-845-7518 or email [email protected]

Saturday: The Leechburg Public Library is selling chances to win a summer basket which includes a pool bag, four pool towels, four commemorative mugs and a Leechburg pool pass for a family of four. The drawing will take place on Memorial Day weekend. Tickets: $10, available at the library, 139 Market St.

Lower Burrell

Today: The Lower Burrell Foreign Wars Veterans Auxiliary will announce the winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay and Patriot Pen Scholarship competitions at 6 p.m. in the post cantina, Wildlife Lodge Road. The Auxiliary Meeting will be held thereafter at 7:00 p.m. in the Banquet Hall.

May 28 to Oct. 8: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market is looking for vendors for the upcoming season. Markets are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2800 Bethel St. Setup begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $40 for the season and free electricity is available. Merchandise must be home-grown, home-grown, or handcrafted. Vendors must participate throughout the season. Details: [email protected]

New Kensington

Today: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations of summer clothing only accepted during business hours.

Wednesday: The Corner and Business New Ken will host a free networking happy hour from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Corner Launchbox, 701 Fifth Ave. Light snacks and adult beverages will be available. Reservations required. Reservations: facebook.com/events/1040326076892897. Questions: [email protected]


Tuesday: The Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band will be performing at 8 p.m. at the Elks, 106 Washington Ave. Admission: $10.

Tuesdays : Remove the Books Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 6 p.m. at Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Monthly fee: $5; the first appointment is free. Details:


Tuesday : The Springdale Free Public Library’s Tuesday night book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be “The Personal Librarian,” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.


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.

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]


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. Please note the new date and time. All skill levels are welcome. No reservation required. Details: 724-568-2212.

Thusday: St. Gertrude’s Church will be selling frozen meatballs and spaghetti sauce from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. via curbside pickup at the church social hall, 303 Franklin Avenue. Cost: Sauce, $7 a pint; meatballs, six for $3. Please enter the alley above Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance and follow the arrows to the church basement doors. Items will also be available after Saturday and Sunday masses at the church while supplies last.

June 2: Vendor applications are being accepted for the Vandergrift Farmers Market scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays June 2-October 13 in the Columbia Avenue parking lot. Details: [email protected]

Washington Township

Wednesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 656 Route 380.