Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

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Substance abuse seminar offered Jan. 22

Addiction Recovery Ministry in Harmar will host a day of hope and healing from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2599 Freeport Road.

Topics will include substance abuse disorders and recovery. The discussion will be helpful to parents, teachers, counselors, and anyone who works with people and could use help learning how to recognize problems and finding ways to help.

Speakers will include Dr. Janet Astle, assistant dean for student services at the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy; Carin Fraioli, vice president of recovery services at Gateway Rehab; Dr. Vince Giannetti, retired professor from Duquesne University; retired cardiologist Dr. Michael Haggerty; Brian Hoebel, an officer with the Sharpsburg Police Department; Deacon Tim Noca of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh; and the Rev. Michael Decewicz, director of Addiction Recovery Ministry.

Admission is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. For reservations, call 412-378-9290, visit or at the door.



Sunday: Arnold No. 2 Auxiliary and Arnold Fireman’s Band will host a luncheon bingo at 1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Social Center, 1702 Fifth Ave. Doors open at noon. Cost: $6, includes light lunch and one lapboard. Players must be at least 12 years old.


Today: The band Risen to Save will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 857 10th Ave. Donations will be accepted to benefit the church.

Sunday: A bingo to benefit the Highlands Boys Basketball Boosters will be at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Hose Fire Hall, 124 Morgan St. Doors open at noon. Cost: $20, includes 20 regular games and five specials with cash prizes. There will be a $500 jackpot game, silent auction and side raffles. Snacks and beverages will be sold. Tickets: send a message at Pioneer Hose Ladies Auxiliary Brackenridge PA on Facebook.


Monday: A fundraiser to benefit the Highlands High School musical productions will be all day at Pizza Hut, 3036 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Request the cashier to credit your receipt and 15% of your check will be donated. Good on dine in, takeout and delivery orders.

Tuesday: The Who Knew? program at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present, “Glass Roots,” at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. and online via Learn interesting facts about the history of the glass industry in the A-K Valley and Natrona Bottling. Reservations required. Masks required for in-person attendance. Reservations: call 724-226-3491 or visit the tab at

Wednesday: A trivia competition will be at 6 p.m. at Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Form a team of up to four members of family and friends. The winning team will receive a gift card to Dairy Queen. Reservations required. Reservations:

Jan. 22: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free program, “Be In Charge of Your Own Health,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online attendance also available. Learn all about the Alle-Kiski Health Foundation and how you can take charge of your health with simple steps. Reservations required. Reservations: visit the calendar section at

Jan. 26: The new Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley 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. Reservations required. Details and reservations: 724-226-3491 or

Kiski Township

Jan. 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 $10; cinnamon rolls with white or cream cheese icing, $7.50 for 6; snails, $7.50 per dozen; pie variety pack of 4 4-inch pies, apple, blackberry, cherry and razzleberry, $9.50; and pepperoni rolls, $5. Paid order deadline: Saturday. Pick-up: Jan. 27. Orders: Morgan King, call or text 724-466-2812.


Today: The Clothing Closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers should wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations welcome.

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Monday: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for winter. To arrange a private tour, email or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

Thursday: Leechburg Public Library will host a free movie night, featuring the film, “The Wizard of Oz,” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library, 139 Market St. Tickets must be reserved today. Tickets: stop in at the library.

Lower Burrell

Today: A luncheon bingo will be at 1 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games that win $20 each; four specials that win $30 each; and a $100 must-go jackpot. Details: 724-335-4131.

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature the Stagger Lee Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. in the post banquet room, Wildlife Lodge Road.


Monday: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. Bring your unfinished knitting or crocheting project. All skill levels welcome. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Wednesday: The Wacky Wednesday program at 6 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library will celebrate National Popcorn Day with games, crafts and popcorn. Children of all ages welcome. Registration and masks required. Registration: 724-274-9729.

Summit Township 

Jan. 23: Table reservations are being accepted for an antique and classic bicycle swap meet set for 8 a.m. to noon at Shindigs LLC Event Center, 705 Herman Road. Vendor set-up will begin at 6 a.m. Cost: $30. Details and reservations: Jeff Rapp,724-287-8048 or Howard Gordon, 724-205-8172.


Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dollar breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Details: 724-224-9220.

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


Today: Vandergrift Fire Department No. 1 will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 278 Franklin Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be 16 regular games and 4 specials and a 50/50 jackpot. Payout to be determined by the number of players. Light refreshments and beverages will be sold. Details: or Vandergriftvfd1 on Facebook.

Wednesday: Vandergrift Public Library will host meet-up event for children of all ages who are home schooled at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Friday: Vandergrift Public Library and Kiski Area Youth Network will host a free Teen Afterhours event from 6 to 9 p.m. for students in sixth through 12th grade at the library, 128C Washington Ave. Teens can enjoy food, games and friends with adult supervision. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

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